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Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1897 by the

RHODES & McClure PUBLISHING COMPANY, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, Washington, D. C.

All Rights Reserved.

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The brilliant eloquence, sparkling wit, and terse declarations that characterize Col. Ingersoll's speeches, are as well-known to the American public as are the truths couched in his beautiful language practically useful to mankind. His address to “The Farmers, on Farming," his great speech to the “Veteran Soldiers,” his oration on the “Declaration of Independence,” his nomination of James G. Blaine for the Presidency, his funeral discourse at his brother's grave, his matchless “Eulogy on Abraham Lincoln," all of which, and many others are herein presented, are among the best speeches ever delivered by man, and together form a most entertaining and valuable library book.

Many of his great political speeches are also presented, the scope of which include the practical questions of the day, such as the Tariff, Protection, Free Trade, Hard Money, Capital and Labor, ete., etc.

Religious discussions of every kind have been carefully ignored.

J. B. MCCLURE.

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ONTENTS.

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EULOGY ON ABRAHAM LINCOLN...

Lincoln a Diplomat....
SPEECH ON THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE..

A Revelation and Revolution..
Education of Nature...:
The Rise of the Republic.
A Nation...
Liberty or Death..
Eloquence of the Colonel.
What We Want To-Day..
Grand Future of America..

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TO THE FARMERS ON FARMING.

Col. Ingersoll's Ideal Farmer.
Best Portion of the Earth.

The Farmer and the Mechanic..
The Farmer and the Professional Man..
Col. Ingersoll's Idea of an Educated Farmer..
Should Live in Villages...
Getting up Early in the Morning
The Fashions and Handsome Women..
Home vs. The Boarding-house...

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