Ingersoll on ABRAHAM LINCOLN, from the Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume 3, Lecture 3

Robert G. Ingersoll (1833 - 1899)

Col. Ingersoll begins his popular lecture series on famous persons as follows: "It is hard to overstate the debt we owe to the men and women of genius. Take from our world what they have given, and all the niches would be empty, all the walls naked—meaning and connection would fall from words of poetry and fiction, music would go back to common air, and all the forms of subtle and enchanting Art would lose proportion and become the unmeaning waste and shattered spoil of thoughtless Chance." One of the most famous orators of his day, a contemporary and personal friend of Mark Twain and General Grant, Ingersoll's lectures on famous people herein includes: SHAKESPEARE, ROBERT BURNS, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, VOLTAIRE, WALT WHITMAN; followed by inspiring speeches on THE GREAT INFIDELS, WHICH WAY? (science or superstition), and ABOUT THE HOLY BIBLE. Each lecture in Volume 3 (of the 12 volume set of the Dresden Edition) will be presented on Librivox as a separate audiobook in the series entitled Ingersoll on Famous People. ( Michele Fry)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Literary Collections

Language: English

Group: Ingersoll Lectures on Famous Freethinkers

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 I. AN INHERITANCE OF EXTREMES Michele Fry
00:11:25
Play 02 II. A HOUSE DIVIDED CANNOT STAND John
00:05:53
Play 03 III. SECESSION AND CIVIL WAR John
00:06:34
Play 04 IV. LINCOLN'S PROPOSAL OF GRADUAL EMANCIPATION John
00:03:31
Play 05 V. EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION John
00:06:55
Play 06 VI. ENEMIES AT HOME AND ABROAD John
00:03:24
Play 07 VII. SLAVERY John
00:02:57
Play 08 VIII. LINCOLN’S WATCHFULNESS John
00:04:42
Play 09 X. THE KEENEST SENSE OF HUMOR John
00:06:36
Play 10 IX. LINCOLN THE PARDONER John
00:04:43
Play 11 XI. GENERAL HOOKER KevinS
00:03:05
Play 12 XII. LINCOLN THE STATESMAN KevinS
00:02:05
Play 13 XIII. LEAD ACTOR IN A GREAT DRAMA KevinS
00:03:25
Play 14 XIV. SUMMARY Michele Fry
00:15:00