The World’s Famous Orations, Vol. V: Great Britain - III

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In 1906, William Jennings Bryan, himself a famous American orator, and Francis Whiting Halsey published a series of the most famous orations of all time. They are ordered by both geographic area and time period, ranging from Ancient Greece to their contemporary United States. The third, fourth, and fifth volumes of this collection concern British speakers. The speeches contained in this fifth volume are ordered chronologically. We begin in the year 1865 with a speech on the Canadian Confederation, and end this volume in 1906, the year in which this volume was published, with a couple of speeches on Liberalism. - Summary by Carolin (7 hr 27 min)


Sir John Alexander Macdonald - On Canadian Confederation 21:30 Read by T. P. Zahm
Thomas Carlyle - Address as Lord Rector of Edinburgh University 26:22 Read by Peter Block
Goldwin Smith - The Secret Beyond Science 6:54 Read by Jim Gallagher
Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield - On the Principles of His Party 51:54 Read by tommack
William Ewart Gladstone - On the Domestic and Foreign Affairs of England 41:39 Read by Kristine Bekere
Charles Bradlaugh - His Plea at the Bar of the House 13:56 Read by tommack
Randolph Henry Spencer, Lord Churchill - His 'Trust the People' Speech 16:31 Read by W Al Pritchard
Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3d Marquess of Salisbury - On the Desertio… 19:37 Read by Ariphron
Charles Haddon Spurgeon - Men Made Rich by the Poverty of Christ 20:01 Read by W Al Pritchard
Augustine Birrell - The Distinction of Burke 23:27 Read by Kathleen Moore
James, Viscount of Bryce - On the Government of Ireland Bill 30:57 Read by Ariphron
Arthur James, Earl of Balfour - On the Benefits of Reading 18:56 Read by Peter Block
Archibald Philip Primrose, Earl of Rosebery - Robert Burns 21:27 Read by PhyllisV
Joseph Chamberlain - The True Conception of Empire 17:38 Read by Ariphron
Sir Wilfrid Laurier - On the Death of Queen Victoria 17:40 Read by garybclayton
Herbert Henry Asquith, Earl of Oxford and Asquith - Trade and the Empire 20:55 Read by Ariphron
John, Viscount Morley - His Address at Pittsburg 26:50 Read by deanerickson
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman - On the Policy of the Liberal Party 26:42 Read by realisticspeakers
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman - His 'The Duma Is Dead: Long Live the Duma' Speech 11:31 Read by Larry Wilson
Lord Robert Reid Loreburn - On the Policy of the English Liberals 12:50 Read by Kathleen Moore