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MODELS OF
SPEECH COMPOSITION

NINETY-FIVE COMPLETE SPEECHES

COMPILED BY
JAMES MILTON O'NEILL
Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory, and Chairman of the Depart-

ment of Speech, in the University of Wisconsin
Author of A Manual of Debate and Oral Discussion. Co-author
of Argumentation and Debate. Formerly Editor of

The Quarterly Journal of Speech Education

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CRAVEN LAYCOCK DEAN OF THE FACULTY OF DARTMOUTH COLLEGE

THIS VOLUME IS DEDICATED

IN HAPPY MEMORY
OF LEADERSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Special acknowledgments are due to the following individuals, firms." and institutions, for permission to reprint the speeches listed below.

To Harvard University Press, for permission to use former Senator Elihu Root's speech on Invisible Government, (No. 13 in this volume) from Root's Addresses on Government and Citizenship.

To former President Woodrow Wilson, for permission to use his first inaugural address as President of the United States, (No. 32); his address on Abraham Lincoln, (No. 38); his speech on The Meaning of the Declaration of Independence, (No. 41); his after-dinner speech on The American College, (No. 49); and his Phi Beta Kappa address on The Training of the Intellect, (No. 95).

'To A. C. McClure & Co., for permission to use Archbishop Spalding's “. Opportunity, (No. 36).

To Dartmouth College, for permission to use four speeches published by the College in special reports of college celebrations: Justice Stafford's The College a Training School for Public Service, (No. 40); Woodrow Wilson's after-dinner speech, The American College, (No. 49); Mr. Streeter's Introduction of Frederick S. Jones, (No. 64); and Dr. Tucker's Welcome to the Wheelock Succession, (No. 69).

To the Honorable William Jennings Bryan, for permission to use his after-dinner speech, America's Mission, (No. 47).

To Justice Wendell Phillip Stafford, for permission to use The College a Training School for Public Service, (No. 40).

To Dr. John G. Coyle, for permission to use, The Army of Democracy, (No. 43).

To former president William Howard Taft, for permission to use his after-dinner speech, The Press, (No. 50).

To Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, and to Harcourt, Brace & Co., for permission to use Justice Holmes' after-dinner speech entitled, Speech at a Bar Dinner, (No. 51).

To the Honorable Chauncey M. Depew, for permission to use his after-dinner speech, Ireland, (No. 54).

To Professor Henry Van Dyke, for permission to use his after-dinner speech, The Typical Dutchman, (No. 55), and his baccalaureate sermon, Salt, (No. 86).

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