The Story Of Wendell Phillips; Soldier Of The Common Good: Soldier of the Common Good (1914)

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byCharles Edward Russell

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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. 1914. Excerpt: ... I THE STORY OF WENDELL PHILLIPS i THE ENLISTMENT Men and women, all under the sway of a passionate excitement, many half maniacal with rage, have crowded the hall to the limit of its capacity. All are upon their feet, surging, shouting, screaming, gesticulating. On the platform before them is a tall, grave, handsome man, waiting to be heard. Without bravado, without concern, he stands and waits. Part of the audience desires to hear him; part desires to drown his voice with clamors; part is determined to take his life. He stands and waits. Even his foes, looking upon him there, admit it is a remarkable figure against which they storm. His stature suggests strength and repose, but something more than bulk impresses the men gazing here upon him. What moves them in spite of themselves is the manifest attitude of a man unafraid, sincere and intent upon his message, not upon himself. After a time a lull comes in the rioting tornado of noises that has shaken the building. Instantly, this man, standing there so quietly, shoots into the opening a shining arrow of a sentence, straight, barbed, and singing as it flies. At the sound of it, uproar redoubles. On the platform, the speaker stands and waits, an archer with bow drawn. At the next lull, almost before the crowd is aware, he has loosened two of his burning shafts; at the next, three; at the next, the clamor dies away and friends and foes stand under the charm of a silver voice that rings forth one fascinating period after another. Hostile forces cease to contend on the floor. After a moment or two comes a ripple of involuntary applause. Before long the whole rapt audience is cheering. At the end of two hours it thinks the man may have been speaking ten minutes. He bows and leaves the platform amid thundering ...

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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. 1914. Excerpt: ... I THE STORY OF WENDELL PHILLIPS i THE ENLISTMENT Men and women, all under the sway of a passionate excitement, many half mania...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217609309

ISBN - 13:9780217609302

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