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the Honorable William Jennings Bryan, for permission to use any of his speeches, to Harper & Brothers, for their approval of my use of the address of George William Curtis as printed in their edition of Mr. Curtis's orations and addresses edited by Professor Norton, and for a similar favor granted by Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Company, to use their copy of the oration quoted from Wendell Phillips.
There are many evidences of a marked revival of interest in the study and practice of oratory in the schools and colleges of our country especially west of the Alleghanies. It is with the hope of contributing something to this widening interest, and of helping in some measure the ambitious student of this noble art on his way to success, that this little book has been written and is now published.
Manhattan, Kansas, 1913.
C. M. B.
"Cross of Gold," The....William J. Bryan .......314
Philippine Question, The.. George F. Hoar
Public Duty of Educated
Second Inaugural Address. Abraham Lincoln.......227
George William Curtis...281
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