Ingersoll on WALT WHITMAN, from the Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume 3, Lecture 5

Robert G. Ingersoll (1833 - 1899)

Col. Ingersoll begins his lectures on famous people 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 in this series include: SHAKESPEARE, ROBERT BURNS, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, VOLTAIRE, WALT WHITMAN, HUMBOLDT AND THOMAS PAINE; followed by inspiring speeches on THE GREAT INFIDELS; WHICH WAY? (science or superstition); and ABOUT THE HOLY BIBLE.
Each lecture in Volume 3, plus 2 lectures from Volume 1 (of the 12 volume Dresden Edition), will be presented on Librivox as a separate audiobook in the series called Ingersoll Lectures, Famous People. (~ Michele Fry)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction

Language: English

Group: Ingersoll Lectures on Famous Freethinkers

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 I. Let Us Put Wreaths on the Brows of the Living Michele Fry
Play 02 II. The Religion of the Body KevinS
Play 03 III. The Creative Spirit Tommy Hersant
Play 04 IV. Democracy Ciufi Galeazzi
Play 05 V. Individuality realisticspeakers
Play 06 VI. Humanity realisticspeakers
Play 07 VII. The Poet (as Painter and Sculptor) Tommy Hersant
Play 08 VIII. What is Poetry Michele Fry
Play 09 IX. Religion Brian Levine
Play 10 X. Philosophy Ciufi Galeazzi
Play 11 XI. The Two Poems Tommy Hersant
Play 12 XII. Old Age William Allan Jones