Extemporaneous Addresses

Extemporaneous Addresses : Spoken at the Winter Soirees Held at Harley Street, London, 1865 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Extemporaneous Addresses: Spoken at the Winter Soirees Held at Harley Street, London, 1865 The Addresses comprised in this Volume owe their origin to a series of conversazz'om', held in the early part of the present winter, for the purpose of afford ing opportunities of profitable social intercourse to a number of ladies and gentlemen interested in psycho logical and kindred subjects. It was originally con templated that papers should be read and informal discussions taken on these occasions, upon points of general interest bearing upon such questions; but the opportune arrival in this country of Miss emma hardinge, a short time before the first of these meetings was appointed to be held, and the very kind and handsome manner in which she was good enough to place her services at the disposal of the Committee, induced them to dispense with the original plan, to which the popularity of her Discourses rendered it unnecessary subsequently to recur. The profound interest which these Addresses excited was speedily evidenced in the numerous accessions which took place to the number of the original Members of this little Society; and in the desire manifested for opportunities for the introduction of friends; until the rooms became sometimes inconveniently crowded, nearly two hundred persons having on some occasions been present. 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 | 138 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 195g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 024320907X
  • 9780243209071