Lectures and Speeches

Lectures and Speeches

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...Esq., our highly-esteemed postmaster, stated, in a brief and pertinent address, the object of the meeting, which in substance was as follows: --"Will the audience give their attention 1 "Ladies and gentlemen, fellow-citizens, and you who have favoured us with your attendance from abroad. You all probably well know the object of this assemblage: it is to greet with social and festive welcome our distinguished fellow-citizen, Elihu Burritt, Esq., who is of us, has long been from us, and, I rejoice to say, is now, in person, with us. "'Order is heaven's first law;' and to the end that such system and regularity shall be observed on this occasion as shall prevent confusion and enhance the enjoyment of the same, the gentlemen whose names I am about to mention have been selected to preside, and have kindly consented so to do, viz., Professor E. A. Andrews, President, assisted by Messrs. Seth J. North, Noah W. Stanley, and Horace Butler, Vice-Presidents. These are your officers for the evening." Our worthy and distinguished fellow-citizen, Professor Andrews, then welcomed the gentleman for whom this bril liant demonstration was made, in behalf of the villagers of New Britain, in the following appropriate language: --"Friends and fellow-citizens, --Before adverting to the great purpose for which we have this evening assembled, and for which all the tasteful preparation which we see around us has been made, permit me, for a few moments only, to allude to one or two other topics of mutual interest to which our minds must naturally be drawn on this occasion. "And first, the welcome presence of so many of our friends from the neighbouring capital reminds us that an object long cherished, amidst alternations of fear and hope, --the...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236539826
  • 9781236539823