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Ingersoll on ABRAHAM LINCOLN, from the Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume 3, …

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Col. Ingersoll begins his popular lecture series on famous persons as follows: "It is hard to overstate the debt we owe to the men and women of genius. Take from our world what they have given, and all the niches would be empty, all the walls naked—meaning and connection would fall from words of poetry and fiction, music would go back to common air, and all the forms of subtle and enchanting Art would lose proportion and become the unmeaning waste and shattered spoil of thoughtless Chance." One of the most famous orators of his day, a contemporary and personal friend of Mark Twain and General Grant, Ingersoll's lectures on famous people herein includes: SHAKESPEARE, ROBERT BURNS, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, VOLTAIRE, WALT WHITMAN; followed by inspiring speeches on THE GREAT INFIDELS, WHICH WAY? (science or superstition), and ABOUT THE HOLY BIBLE. Each lecture in Volume 3 (of the 12 volume set of the Dresden Edition) will be presented on Librivox as a separate audiobook in the series entitled Ingersoll on Famous People. ( Michele Fry) (1 hr 20 min)

Chapters

I. AN INHERITANCE OF EXTREMES

11:25

Read by Michele Fry

II. A HOUSE DIVIDED CANNOT STAND

5:53

Read by John

III. SECESSION AND CIVIL WAR

6:34

Read by John

IV. LINCOLN'S PROPOSAL OF GRADUAL EMANCIPATION

3:31

Read by John

V. EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION

6:55

Read by John

VI. ENEMIES AT HOME AND ABROAD

3:24

Read by John

VII. SLAVERY

2:57

Read by John

VIII. LINCOLN’S WATCHFULNESS

4:42

Read by John

X. THE KEENEST SENSE OF HUMOR

6:36

Read by John

IX. LINCOLN THE PARDONER

4:43

Read by John

XI. GENERAL HOOKER

3:05

Read by KevinS

XII. LINCOLN THE STATESMAN

2:05

Read by KevinS

XIII. LEAD ACTOR IN A GREAT DRAMA

3:25

Read by KevinS

XIV. SUMMARY

15:00

Read by Michele Fry