The World’s Famous Orations, Vol. IV
A literary man is no better than another, as far as my experience goes; and a man writing a book no better or no worse than one who keeps accounts in a ledger or follows any other occupation.
On Charity and Humor
William Makepeace

The World’s Famous Orations, Vol. IV

Great Britain: II (1780–1861)

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



William Pitt
I. The War in America Denounced
II. On an Attempt to Force His Resignation
III. On the Refusal to Negotiate with France
Charles James Fox
I. On the British Defeat in America
II. The Tyranny of the East India Company
III. The Foreign Policy of Washington
IV. On the Refusal to Negotiate with France
William Wilberforce
On the Horrors of the Slave Trade
Thomas Erskine
On Limitations to Freedom of Speech
Sir James Mackintosh
A Plea for Free Speech
Thomas Chalmers
When Old Things Pass Away
George Canning
On Granting Aid to Portugal
Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay
On the Reform Bill
Henry Peter, Lord Brougham
On Emancipation for the Negro
Charles Dickens
As the Literary Guest of America
Richard Cobden
The Effects of Protection on Agriculture
Sir Robert Peel
For a Repeal of the Corn Laws
Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston
On Affairs in Greece
William Makepeace Thackeray
On Charity and Humor
John Henry Newman
Catholicism and the Religions of the World
John Bright
I. On the English Foreign Policy
II. On the “Trent” Affair