Proceedings and Committee Reports Volume 13

Proceedings and Committee Reports Volume 13

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...all my heart that law was in force yet. (Laughter.) There is one other to which I will call attention, and I hope nobody present will take it as any thing personal. The substance of the title was "An act to provide for the close confinement of all rams found running at large in the County of Albany." (Laughter and applause.) The PRESIDENT--There is one profession that knows more law than the lawyers, more theology than the clergy, more medicine than the physician, and more of all the affairs of men than the men themselves know. It is the conservator of all the speeches which you gentlemen make. it reports our doings and sayings, and I call upon the Rev. Father Cronin to respond to the toast of " The Press." (Applause.) Rev. FATHER CRONIN: H MR. PRESIDENT AND GENTLEMEN + The press and its increasing influence" is a sentiment that would require volumes for full and adequate portrayal. During the few momnets, therefore, in which it shall be my appreciated privilege to address you, I can only hope to offer for your consideration some leading thoughts upon this manifold and teeming subject. Though often dwelt upon by eloquent tongues upon festive occasions like the present, mine is no hackneyed theme. It is ever fresh as the returning spring, exhaustless as Arethusa's fabled fountain. It is a theme which at all times should inspire lofty thought and noble aspirations when we consider the colossal power which journalism wields, the grave responsibilities with which it is charged and the intelligence, purity and courage which should give it directness and purpose as an important factor in our modern civilization. The press as the great moulder of human thought and the recorder of human deeds, is broad as humanity...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236837622
  • 9781236837622