Brave Men and Women Their Struggles, Failures, And Triumphs
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Brave Men and Women Their Struggles, Failures, And Triumphs

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  • BRAVE
  • MEN AND WOMEN
    • Their Struggles, Failures, and Triumphs.
      • BY
      • O.E. FULLER, A.M.
    • BY
    • O.E. FULLER, A.M.
    • PREFACE
    • CONTENTS
    • I.
    • BENJAMIN FRANKLIN.
      • (BORN 1706--DIED 1790.)
      • HIS FAME STILL CLIMBING TO HEAVEN--WHAT HE HAD DONE AT FIFTY-TWO--POOR RICHARD'S ADDRESS.
      • AT FIFTY-TWO.
      • POOR RICHARD'S ADDRESS.
    • (BORN 1706--DIED 1790.)
    • HIS FAME STILL CLIMBING TO HEAVEN--WHAT HE HAD DONE AT FIFTY-TWO--POOR RICHARD'S ADDRESS.
    • AT FIFTY-TWO.
    • POOR RICHARD'S ADDRESS.
    • II.
    • DEFENSE OF A GREAT MAN.
      • WAS DR. FRANKLIN MEAN?--JAMES PARTON'S ANSWER.
      • JAMES PARTON'S ANSWER.
    • WAS DR. FRANKLIN MEAN?--JAMES PARTON'S ANSWER.
    • JAMES PARTON'S ANSWER.
    • III.
    • SIR WALTER SCOTT AND HIS MOTHER.
      • THE MOTHER'S EDUCATION--THE SON'S TRAINING--DOMESTIC LOVE AND SOCIAL DUTIES.
      • THE MOTHER'S' EDUCATION.
      • THE SON'S TRAINING.
      • DOMESTIC LOVE AND SOCIAL DUTY.
    • THE MOTHER'S EDUCATION--THE SON'S TRAINING--DOMESTIC LOVE AND SOCIAL DUTIES.
    • THE MOTHER'S' EDUCATION.
    • THE SON'S TRAINING.
    • DOMESTIC LOVE AND SOCIAL DUTY.
    • IV.
    • ABIGAIL ADAMS
      • (BORN 1744--DIED 1818.)
      • THE WIFE OF OUR SECOND PRESIDENT--THE MOTHER OF OUR SIXTH.
    • (BORN 1744--DIED 1818.)
    • THE WIFE OF OUR SECOND PRESIDENT--THE MOTHER OF OUR SIXTH.
    • V.
    • TWO NEIGHBOURS.
      • WHAT THEY GOT OUT OF LIFE.
    • WHAT THEY GOT OUT OF LIFE.
    • VI.
    • HORACE GREELEY.
      • (BORN 1811--DIED 1872.)
      • THE MOLDER OF PUBLIC OPINION--THE BRAVE JOURNALIST.
      • THE MOLDER OF PUBLIC OPINION.
      • THE BRAVE JOURNALIST.
    • (BORN 1811--DIED 1872.)
    • THE MOLDER OF PUBLIC OPINION--THE BRAVE JOURNALIST.
    • THE MOLDER OF PUBLIC OPINION.
    • THE BRAVE JOURNALIST.
    • VII.
    • WENDELL PHILLIPS
      • (BORN 1811--DIED 1884.)
      • THE TIMES WHEN HE APPEARED--"WHO IS THIS FELLOW?"--A FLAMING ADVOCATE OF LIBERTY--LIBERTY OF SPEECH AND THOUGHT--POWER TO DISCERN THE RIGHT--THE MOB-BEATEN HERO TRIUMPHANT.
      • THE TIMES WHEN HE APPEARED.
      • "WHO IS THIS FELLOW?"
      • A FLAMING ADVOCATE OF LIBERTY.
      • LIBERTY OF SPEECH AND THOUGHT.
      • POWER TO DISCERN THE RIGHT.
      • THE MOB-BEATEN HERO TRIUMPHANT.
    • (BORN 1811--DIED 1884.)
    • THE TIMES WHEN HE APPEARED--"WHO IS THIS FELLOW?"--A FLAMING ADVOCATE OF LIBERTY--LIBERTY OF SPEECH AND THOUGHT--POWER TO DISCERN THE RIGHT--THE MOB-BEATEN HERO TRIUMPHANT.
    • THE TIMES WHEN HE APPEARED.
    • "WHO IS THIS FELLOW?"
    • A FLAMING ADVOCATE OF LIBERTY.
    • LIBERTY OF SPEECH AND THOUGHT.
    • POWER TO DISCERN THE RIGHT.
    • THE MOB-BEATEN HERO TRIUMPHANT.
    • VIII
    • MARY WORDSWORTH
      • (BORN 1770--DIED 1859.)
      • THE KINDLY WIFE OF THE GREAT POET.
    • (BORN 1770--DIED 1859.)
    • THE KINDLY WIFE OF THE GREAT POET.
    • IX.
    • MADAME MALIBRAN.
      • (BORN 1808--DIED 1836.)
      • HER CAREER AS A SINGER--KINDNESS OF HEART.
    • (BORN 1808--DIED 1836.)
    • HER CAREER AS A SINGER--KINDNESS OF HEART.
    • X.
    • GARFIELD.--MAXIMS.
      • GATHERED FROM HIS SPEECHES, ADDRESSES, LETTERS, ETC.
    • GATHERED FROM HIS SPEECHES, ADDRESSES, LETTERS, ETC.
    • XI.
    • WHAT I CARRIED TO COLLEGE.
      • A REMINISCENCE AT FORTY--PICTURES OF RURAL LIFE.
    • A REMINISCENCE AT FORTY--PICTURES OF RURAL LIFE.
    • XII.
    • SIR JOHN FRANKLIN.
      • (BORN 1786--DIED 1847.)
      • HEROISM ON THE GREAT DEEP--A MARTYR OF THE POLAR SEA.
    • (BORN 1786--DIED 1847.)
    • HEROISM ON THE GREAT DEEP--A MARTYR OF THE POLAR SEA.
    • XIII.
    • ELIZABETH ESTAUGH.
      • (BORN 1682--DIED 1762.)
      • A QUAKER COURTSHIP, IN WHICH SHE WAS THE PRINCIPAL ACTOR.
    • (BORN 1682--DIED 1762.)
    • A QUAKER COURTSHIP, IN WHICH SHE WAS THE PRINCIPAL ACTOR.
    • XIV.
    • "CHINESE" GORDON.
      • IN THE TRENCHES OF THE CRIMEA--PUTS DOWN THE GREAT TAIPING REBELLION IN CHINA IN 1863-4--HERO OF THE SOUDAN--BEARDS THE MEN-STEALERS IN THEIR STRONGHOLDS, AND MAKES THE PEOPLE LOVE HIM.
    • IN THE TRENCHES OF THE CRIMEA--PUTS DOWN THE GREAT TAIPING REBELLION IN CHINA IN 1863-4--HERO OF THE SOUDAN--BEARDS THE MEN-STEALERS IN THEIR STRONGHOLDS, AND MAKES THE PEOPLE LOVE HIM.
    • XV
    • MEN'S WIVES.
      • BITS OF COMMON SENSE AND WISDOM ON A GREAT SUBJECT.
    • BITS OF COMMON SENSE AND WISDOM ON A GREAT SUBJECT.
    • XVI.
    • WOMEN'S HUSBANDS.
      • WHAT THE "BREAD WINNERS" LIKE IN THEIR WIVES--A LITTLE CONSTITUTIONAL OPPOSITION.
    • WHAT THE "BREAD WINNERS" LIKE IN THEIR WIVES--A LITTLE CONSTITUTIONAL OPPOSITION.
    • XVII.
    • JOHN PLOUGHMAN.
      • WHAT HE SAYS OF RELIGIOUS GRUMBLERS--GOOD-NATURE AND FIRMNESS--PATIENCE--OPPORTUNITIES--FAULTS--HOME--MEN WHO ARE DOWN--HOPE--HINTS AS TO THRIVING, ETC.
      • RELIGIOUS GRUMBLERS.
      • GOOD-NATURE AND FIRMNESS.
      • PATIENCE.
      • ON SEIZING OPPORTUNITIES.
      • FAULTS.
      • HOME.
      • MEN WHO ARE DOWN.
      • HOPE.
      • MY FIRST WIFE.
      • HINTS AS TO THRIVING.
      • TRY.
    • WHAT HE SAYS OF RELIGIOUS GRUMBLERS--GOOD-NATURE AND FIRMNESS--PATIENCE--OPPORTUNITIES--FAULTS--HOME--MEN WHO ARE DOWN--HOPE--HINTS AS TO THRIVING, ETC.
    • RELIGIOUS GRUMBLERS.
    • GOOD-NATURE AND FIRMNESS.
    • PATIENCE.
    • ON SEIZING OPPORTUNITIES.
    • FAULTS.
    • HOME.
    • MEN WHO ARE DOWN.
    • HOPE.
    • MY FIRST WIFE.
    • HINTS AS TO THRIVING.
    • TRY.
    • XVIII.
    • CAROLINE LUCRETIA HERSCHEL.
      • (BORN 1750--DIED 1848)
      • A NOBLE, SELF-SACRIFICING WOMAN.
    • (BORN 1750--DIED 1848)
    • A NOBLE, SELF-SACRIFICING WOMAN.
    • XIX.
    • PESTIFEROUS LITERATURE.
      • THE PRINTING-PRESS THE MIGHTIEST AGENCY ON EARTH FOR GOOD AND FOR EVIL--THE FLOOD OF IMPURE AND LOATHSOME LITERATURE--WHAT CAN WE DO TO ABATE THIS PESTILENCE?--WHAT BOOKS AND NEWSPAPERS SHALL WE READ?--HOW PROTECT OUR CHILDREN.
    • THE PRINTING-PRESS THE MIGHTIEST AGENCY ON EARTH FOR GOOD AND FOR EVIL--THE FLOOD OF IMPURE AND LOATHSOME LITERATURE--WHAT CAN WE DO TO ABATE THIS PESTILENCE?--WHAT BOOKS AND NEWSPAPERS SHALL WE READ?--HOW PROTECT OUR CHILDREN.
    • XX.
    • SATISFIED
      • AND OTHER POEMS.
    • AND OTHER POEMS.
    • XXI.
    • HEROES OF SCIENCE.
      • MICHAEL FARADAY--SIR WILLIAM SIEMENS--M. PASTEUR.
      • FARADAY.
      • SIEMENS
      • PASTEUR.
    • MICHAEL FARADAY--SIR WILLIAM SIEMENS--M. PASTEUR.
    • FARADAY.
    • SIEMENS
    • PASTEUR.
    • XXII.
    • MY UNCLE TOBY
      • ONE OF THE BEAUTIFUL CREATIONS OF A GREAT GENIUS.
    • ONE OF THE BEAUTIFUL CREATIONS OF A GREAT GENIUS.
    • XXIII.
    • STEPHEN GIRARD
      • (BORN 1750--DIED 1831.)
      • THE NAPOLEON OF MERCHANTS--HIS LIFE SUCCESSFUL, AND YET A FAILURE.
    • (BORN 1750--DIED 1831.)
    • THE NAPOLEON OF MERCHANTS--HIS LIFE SUCCESSFUL, AND YET A FAILURE.
    • XXIV.
    • DISAPPOINTMENTS.
      • PLEASURE AFTER PAIN--PAIN AFTER PLEASURE.
    • PLEASURE AFTER PAIN--PAIN AFTER PLEASURE.
    • XXV.
    • THE THREE KINGS.
    • AN OLD STORY IN A NEW LIGHT.
    • XXVI.
    • FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE.
      • THE HEROINE OF THE CRIMEA.
    • THE HEROINE OF THE CRIMEA.
    • XXVII.
    • SHY PEOPLE
      • HAWTHORNE-WASHINGTON, IRVING, AND OTHERS--MADAME RECAMIER.
      • HAWTHORNE.
      • WASHINGTON AND IRVING.
      • MADAME RECAMIER.
    • HAWTHORNE-WASHINGTON, IRVING, AND OTHERS--MADAME RECAMIER.
    • HAWTHORNE.
    • WASHINGTON AND IRVING.
    • MADAME RECAMIER.
    • XXVIII.
    • JOHN MARSHALL
      • (BORN 1755--DIED 1835.)
      • IN THE REVOLUTIONARY ARMY--HIS MARRIAGE--LAW LECTURES--AT THE BAR--HIS INTELLECTUAL POWERS--ON THE BENCH.
      • OUR JUDGE ON DRILL.
      • HIS MARRIAGE.
      • LAW LECTURES.
      • AT THE BAR.
      • INTELLECTUAL POWER.
      • ON THE BENCH.
    • (BORN 1755--DIED 1835.)
    • IN THE REVOLUTIONARY ARMY--HIS MARRIAGE--LAW LECTURES--AT THE BAR--HIS INTELLECTUAL POWERS--ON THE BENCH.
    • OUR JUDGE ON DRILL.
    • HIS MARRIAGE.
    • LAW LECTURES.
    • AT THE BAR.
    • INTELLECTUAL POWER.
    • ON THE BENCH.
    • XXIX.
    • A NOBLE MOTHER.
      • HOW SHE TRAINED HERSELF, AND EDUCATED HER BOYS
    • HOW SHE TRAINED HERSELF, AND EDUCATED HER BOYS
    • XXX.
    • THE CARE OF THE BODY.
      • WHAT DR. SARGENT, OF THE HARVARD GYMNASIUM, SAYS ABOUT IT--POINTS FOR PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND PUPILS.
    • WHAT DR. SARGENT, OF THE HARVARD GYMNASIUM, SAYS ABOUT IT--POINTS FOR PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND PUPILS.
    • XXXI.
    • SAINT CECILIA
      • THE PATRONESS OF MUSIC-MYTHS CONCERNING THE ORIGIN OF MUSIC-ITS RELATION TO WORK AND BLESSEDNESS
      • MYTHS CONCERNING THE ORIGIN OF MUSIC.
      • THE RELATION OF MUSIC TO WORK AND BLESSEDNESS.
    • THE PATRONESS OF MUSIC-MYTHS CONCERNING THE ORIGIN OF MUSIC-ITS RELATION TO WORK AND BLESSEDNESS
    • MYTHS CONCERNING THE ORIGIN OF MUSIC.
    • THE RELATION OF MUSIC TO WORK AND BLESSEDNESS.
    • XXXII.
    • THOMAS DE QUINCEY.
      • (BORN 1786--DIED 1859.)
      • A LIFE OF WONDER AND WARNING.
    • (BORN 1786--DIED 1859.)
    • A LIFE OF WONDER AND WARNING.
    • XXXIII.
    • A VISION OF TIME.
      • NEW-YEAR'S EVE.
    • NEW-YEAR'S EVE.
    • XXXIV.
    • JOHN BUNYAN
      • (BORN 1628--DIED 1688.)
      • FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT.
    • (BORN 1628--DIED 1688.)
    • FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT.
    • XXXV.
    • MADAME ROLAND
      • (BORN 1754--DIED 1793.)
      • THE MOST REMARKABLE WOMAN OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION--THE IPHIGENIA OF FRANCE.
    • (BORN 1754--DIED 1793.)
    • THE MOST REMARKABLE WOMAN OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION--THE IPHIGENIA OF FRANCE.
    • XXXVI.
    • CHEERFUL AND BRAVE.
      • THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON--SIR WALTER RALEIGH--XENOPHON-- CÆSAR--NELSON--HENRY OF NAVARRE--QUEEN ELIZABETH-- SYDNEY SMITH--ROBERT HALL--LATIMER--TOM HOOD.
    • THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON--SIR WALTER RALEIGH--XENOPHON-- CÆSAR--NELSON--HENRY OF NAVARRE--QUEEN ELIZABETH-- SYDNEY SMITH--ROBERT HALL--LATIMER--TOM HOOD.
    • XXXVII.
    • HAROLD.
      • THE LAST SAXON KING OF ENGLAND.
    • THE LAST SAXON KING OF ENGLAND.
    • XXXVIII.
    • PETER COOPER,
      • (BORN 1791--DIED 1883.)
      • THE LESSON OF A LONG AND USEFUL LIFE.
    • (BORN 1791--DIED 1883.)
    • THE LESSON OF A LONG AND USEFUL LIFE.
    • XXXIX.
    • ILLUSIONS
      • "Therefore trust to thy heart, and what the world calls illusions."--LONGFELLOW.
    • "Therefore trust to thy heart, and what the world calls illusions."--LONGFELLOW.
    • XL.
    • PHILLIPS BROOKS
      • AT HOME.
    • AT HOME.
    • XLI.
    • SAINT JOHN AND THE ROBBER.
      • A LEGEND OF THE FIRST CENTURY.
    • A LEGEND OF THE FIRST CENTURY.
    • XLII.
    • JOHN PLOUGHMAN AGAIN
      • THE PITH AND MARROW OF CERTAIN OLD PROVERBS.
      • IF THE CAP FITS, WEAR IT.
      • BURN A CANDLE AT BOTH ENDS, AND IT WILL SOON BE GONE.
      • HUNCHBACK SEES NOT HIS OWN HUMP, BUT HE SEES HIS NEIGHBOR'S.
      • A LOOKING-GLASS IS OF NO USE TO A BLIND MAN.
      • DON'T CUT OFF YOUR NOSE TO SPITE YOUR FACE.
      • IT IS HARD FOR AN EMPTY SACK TO STAND UPRIGHT.
      • A HAND-SAW IS A GOOD THING, BUT NOT TO SHAVE WITH.
      • TWO DOGS FIGHT FOR A BONE, AND A THIRD RUNS AWAY WITH IT.
      • HE HAS A HOLE UNDER HIS NOSE. AND HIS MONEY RUNS INTO IT.
      • STICK TO IT AND DO IT.
      • LIKE CAT LIKE KIT.
      • A BLACK HEN LAYS A WHITE EGG.
      • EVERY BIRD LIKES ITS OWN NEST.
    • THE PITH AND MARROW OF CERTAIN OLD PROVERBS.
    • IF THE CAP FITS, WEAR IT.
    • BURN A CANDLE AT BOTH ENDS, AND IT WILL SOON BE GONE.
    • HUNCHBACK SEES NOT HIS OWN HUMP, BUT HE SEES HIS NEIGHBOR'S.
    • A LOOKING-GLASS IS OF NO USE TO A BLIND MAN.
    • DON'T CUT OFF YOUR NOSE TO SPITE YOUR FACE.
    • IT IS HARD FOR AN EMPTY SACK TO STAND UPRIGHT.
    • A HAND-SAW IS A GOOD THING, BUT NOT TO SHAVE WITH.
    • TWO DOGS FIGHT FOR A BONE, AND A THIRD RUNS AWAY WITH IT.
    • HE HAS A HOLE UNDER HIS NOSE. AND HIS MONEY RUNS INTO IT.
    • STICK TO IT AND DO IT.
    • LIKE CAT LIKE KIT.
    • A BLACK HEN LAYS A WHITE EGG.
    • EVERY BIRD LIKES ITS OWN NEST.
    • XLIII.
    • HENRY WILSON
      • (BORN 1812--DIED 1875.)
      • FROM THE SHOEMAKER'S BENCH TO THE CHAIR OF VICE-PRESIDENT.
    • (BORN 1812--DIED 1875.)
    • FROM THE SHOEMAKER'S BENCH TO THE CHAIR OF VICE-PRESIDENT.
    • XLIV.
    • JOAN OF ARC
      • (BORN 1412--DIED 1431.)
      • THE PEASANT MAIDEN WHO DELIVERED HER COUNTRY AND BECAME A MARTYR IN ITS CAUSE.
    • (BORN 1412--DIED 1431.)
    • THE PEASANT MAIDEN WHO DELIVERED HER COUNTRY AND BECAME A MARTYR IN ITS CAUSE.
    • XLV.
    • THE SONG OF WORK
      • MANY PHASES AND MANY EXAMPLES.
    • MANY PHASES AND MANY EXAMPLES.
    • XLVI.
    • ALVIN S. SOUTHWORTH
      • CROSSING THE NUBIAN DESERT.
    • CROSSING THE NUBIAN DESERT.
    • XLVII.
    • A FORBIDDEN TOPIC.
      • WHICH SOME PEOPLE PERSIST IN INTRODUCING.
    • WHICH SOME PEOPLE PERSIST IN INTRODUCING.
    • XLVIII.
    • IDA LEWIS WILSON.
      • THE GRACE DARLING OF AMERICA.
    • THE GRACE DARLING OF AMERICA.
    • XLIX.
    • RACHEL JACKSON
      • (BORN 1767--DIED 1828.)
      • THE WIFE OF OUR SEVENTH PRESIDENT.
    • (BORN 1767--DIED 1828.)
    • THE WIFE OF OUR SEVENTH PRESIDENT.
    • L.
    • DISCONTENTED GIRLS.
      • ONE PANACEA FOR THEM--AND ONE REFUGE.
    • ONE PANACEA FOR THEM--AND ONE REFUGE.
    • LI.
    • THE VOICE IN RAMAH.
      • "Rachel weeping for her children, and would not he comforted, because they were not."
    • "Rachel weeping for her children, and would not he comforted, because they were not."
    • LII.
    • LA FAYETTE.
      • (BORN 1757--DIED 1834.)
      • THE FRIEND AND DEFENDER OF LIBERTY ON TWO CONTINENTS.
    • (BORN 1757--DIED 1834.)
    • THE FRIEND AND DEFENDER OF LIBERTY ON TWO CONTINENTS.
    • LIII.
    • LYDIA SIGOURNEY
      • (BORN 1791--DIED 1865.)
      • THE LESSON OF A USEFUL AND BEAUTIFUL LIFE.
    • (BORN 1791--DIED 1865.)
    • THE LESSON OF A USEFUL AND BEAUTIFUL LIFE.
    • LIV.
    • OLD AGE AND USEFULNESS
      • THE GLORY OF BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN.
    • THE GLORY OF BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN.
    • LV.
    • RHYMES AND CHIMES
      • (ALL BRAND NEW)
      • SUITABLE FOR AUTOGRAPH ALBUMS.
    • (ALL BRAND NEW)
    • SUITABLE FOR AUTOGRAPH ALBUMS.
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