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To know the great souls who have made history is to be educated — not to know them is to be an ignoramus.—Disraeli. Morning Talks on Historical Topics Scientific Interpetrations of the Lives of Great Men and Famous Women Figure MRS. J. REDDING COLE The True Story-Teller Stories of the Bullet and Guillotine Subjects 1 —Alexander Hamilton, The Man, the Statesman, the Counsellor, the Conqueror. He fell, not by the Arm of Sampson, but by the Malice of the Ruthless, Intriguing Saul. —Round Table 2 —Marie Antoinette and the French Revolution. I thought ten thousand swords must have leapt from their scabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with insult. —Round Table 3 —Mary of Scotland, The Eternal Enigma of History. —Round Table 4 —Mormonism, its History with Fire and Sword. —Round Table 5 —George Eliot's Life and Works. Both by sea and land, a Man can never separate himself from his past history. —Round Table 6 —Home-making, Woman's Crowning Achievement. Mrs. Cole does not ask people to agree with her. The Round Table Talks will be for the purpose of frank and free discussion. In the study of the lives of great Men and Women we come close to the Great Souls of them, who have enriched and enobled the world. We come to realize our kinship with the Immortals. By their works they have transformed the desert into blossoming rose gardens, for our greater inheritance. Why Mrs. Cole is a Success Mrs. Cole's Lectures are Life Pictures on Ivory. They are the result of years of study, and she delivers them with a force that leaves no doubt of her meaning. Her knowledge of her subjects is profound. Her Interpretations of men and their motives and her dramatic portrayal of Events, arouses in her listeners a desire for a deeper knowledge of the lives of men who made history. She is not an IMITATOR. Her style is uniquely her own. The stilted method of the average platform speaker is absent in all she says and does. She combines grace of expression and depth of thought with a personal magnetism and platform presence which compels the admiration of all. Her talks linger in the memory and stimulate one to higher ideals and better living. They should be included in every Y. M. C. A. and High School Lecture Course as a stimulant to student and teacher. For highly intelligent audiences she will be in demand. —The Management Personal Letters and Press Comments The W. C. T. U. Convention closed with an excellent address upon the subject of Mormonism by Mrs. J. Redding Cole.— RACINE JOURNAL. Mrs. J. Redding Cole's lecture on the Great Woman Novelist of the Nineteenth Century is not only an eloquent portrayal of George Eliot's power as a writer, but is packed with instruction for young and old. Mrs. Cole's platform presence is very pleasing and she readily captivates her audience, no less by her diction than by her manner. A rich treat is in store for all who hear this delightful lecture. DR. GEORGE M. COLVILLE, Pastor First Presbyterian Church, Binghampton, N. Y. Mrs. Cole gave a splendid talk, interesting and instructive, to a large audience.— RACINE NEWS. From a scholarly and intellectual standpoint, her lecture was a work of art.— WEST ALLIS NEWS. Mrs. Cole's lecture on George Eliot's Life and Works was one of the literary treats of the season. Her manner of handling her subject was a revelation to her interested audience. Her lecture was well prepared and delivered in a charming manner.— MILWAUKEE NEWS. Mrs. J. Redding Cole's lecture yesterday afternoon was an eloquent portrayal of George Eliot as a writer. Her presentation of her topic showed the speaker to be a master of pronunciation and vocal effect. Mrs. Cole's voice possesses a rare resonance and carrying quality which enables her to be heard and which readily captivates her audience. Her analysis of George Eliot's books, particularly of Adam Bede and Romola, indicated the speaker's ability to analyze human nature, to see through and even beyond the sophistry with which humanity is prone to clothe itself.— RACINE NEWS. Mr. W. W. Rowlands, Attorney at Law, Racine, Wis., in a personal letter, says: I am informed that you have decided to give to the public by means of the platform, your splendid work on the greatest of American Statesmen, Alexander Hamilton. To analyze with fairness the character and personality of this great man must have been the result of long and careful study. Your winsome and attractive platform presence and your earnest presentation of this attractive subject, will, I am sure, receive a cordial and hearty appreciation from those so fortunate as to hear you. I am confident of your success. A large and cultured audience greeted Mrs. J. Redding Cole, when she arose to address the ladies of the club yesterday afternoon. She choose for her topic, George Eliot's Life and Works, and from the first the speaker showed that she was master of herself and of her theme. Her analysis of the character of this great writer and her works startled her hearers into the most profound attention. Her beautiful and just appreciation of George Eliot, as a writer, to whom she paid tribute after tribute, her wonderful grasp of the attributes of the characters painted by this splendid writer caused the audience to punctuate her remarks with frequent applause. While the attitude of the speaker was at all times one of mercy, there were moments when her denunciations fell like hail and with rapier-like keenness.— RACINE JOURNAL. I never enjoyed a lecture more. —IDA FULLER DICKEY. Alfred L. Flude, of the Chautauqua Manager's Association says: I had the pleasure of hearing Mrs. J. Redding Cole in her lecture upon George Eliot's Life and Works, and from a literary point of view it is a most excellent effort. Mrs. Cole can be enthusiastically indorsed for her work on George Eliot. BURTON E. NELSON, Superintendent City Schools, Racine, Wis.
|Title||Mrs. J. Redding Cole|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||Storytellers|
|Personal Name Subject||Cole, J. Redding (Mrs.)|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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|Archival Collection||Redpath Chautauqua Collection|
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|Number of Pages||4|
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