The World’s Famous Orations, Vol. III
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The World’s Famous Orations, Vol. III

Great Britain: I (710–1777)

Two millennia of Western Civilization come into focus through these 281 masterpieces delivered by 213 rhetoricians.



Saint Bede
His Sermon on All Saints
John Wyclif
Rules for Decent Living
Hugh Latimer
The Second Sermon on the Card
Thomas Cranmer
On the Eve of His Execution
John Knox
On the First Temptation of Christ
Sir Walter Raleigh
His Last Words on the Scaffold
Sir John Eliot
On the Condition of England
John Pym
On Grievances in the Reign of Charles I.
Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford
In His Own Defense
John Milton
Plea for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing
Oliver Cromwell
At the Opening of Parliament Under the Protectorate
Sir Henry Vane
I. Against Richard Cromwell
II. At His Trial for High Treason
Algernon Sidney
Speech on the Scaffold
Richard Rumbold
Speech on the Scaffold
John Bunyan
The Heavenly Footman
Robert Walpole, Earl of Orford
On His Proposed Removal from Office
Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield
Against the Gin Bill of the Ministry
John Wesley
God’s Love to Fallen Man
George Whitefield
On the Method of Grace
James Wolfe
To His Army Before Quebec
William Pitt, Earl of Chatham
I. The Retort to Walpole
II. On the Right to Tax America
III. On Affairs in America
William Murray, Earl of Mansfield
On the Right to Tax America
John Wilkes
I. On Coercive Measures in America
II. Conquest of America Impossible