Representative Phi beta kappa orations

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byWilliam Coolidge Lane

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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. 1915. Excerpt: ... JEFFERSON'S DOCTRINES UNDER NEW TESTS BY ALBERT SHAW Delivered before the Alpha of Virginia, William and Mary College, in Richmond, April 13, 1904. In 1904 there was held at St. Louis a great exposition whose object it was to exemplify the amazing progress that Mr. Jefferson foresaw as a result of his acquisition of the trans-Mississippi country. In the following year there was a creditable exposition in Oregon to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of Jefferson's expedition under command of Lewis and Clark. In 1907 comes the celebration of the noteworthy completion of three hundred years of English-speaking men in the Commonwealth of Virginia. In these commemorations of the opening decade of our twentieth century, Mr. Jefferson stands forth as in many respects the most conspicuous figure. A multiplicity of speeches, brochures, biographical studies, and historical reviews of the Jeffersonian period has within recent years attested the marked revival of interest in the career of this eminent Virginian. I could not hope to add anything, not indeed so much as a single suggestion, concerning Mr. Jefferson's personality or public career to that which has become the common stock of knowledge in Virginia, where the great sons of the Commonwealth are kept in memory by accomplished speakers and writers. All that I shall venture to do is to attempt some reflections upon what I may call the carrying power and the vitality of Mr. Jefferson's political opinions and doctrines. It is not necessary to agree with every opinion Mr. Jefferson ever expressed, or to applaud every attitude or act of his public career, in order to be counted among those who admire him sincerely and profoundly, and who find his writings a marvellous repository of political wisdom and knowl...

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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. 1915. Excerpt: ... JEFFERSON'S DOCTRINES UNDER NEW TESTS BY ALBERT SHAW Delivered before the Alpha of Virginia, William and Mary College, in Rich...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:186 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.4 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021786435X

ISBN - 13:9780217864350

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