Abraham Lincoln's Contemporaries

Abraham Lincoln's Contemporaries : George Bancroft; Excerpts from Newspapers and Other Sources (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Abraham Lincoln's Contemporaries: George Bancroft; Excerpts From Newspapers and Other Sources It was during the two years of his stay at Exeter that he first met and heard Webster. Nathan Parker, minister at Portsmouth, was a warm personal friend of the Bancrofts. He had read theology with the father and taught the son his letters. Accordingly the school boy's vacations were naturally spent at his house. The memories of Parker's sweetness and goodness are among the pleasantest of his life. About that time Webster had re moved to Portsmouth, and was to deliver the oration on Independence Day. He spoke from the pulpit of the small meeting-house to an audience which barely filled the room. He read his oration earnestly, and without any gesture whatever except that once he placed his right hand over his heart. One of the Exeter masters who sat in the gallery opposite Bancroft pronounced it a wonderful good oration, which would have received boundless applause in Boston. It was soon after that Webster was elected to Congress. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 50g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243040199
  • 9780243040193