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JOHN G. CORNWELL Figure ANNOUNCEMENT DR. JOHN G. CORNWELL is a well-known orator and a popular lecturer of great favor among the people. He has mastered the fine art of traveling along the upward plane of humor to the heights of inspiration without losing the attention and interest of his audience. When he lectures the attention of all classes of hearers is compelled both by his material and his manner of presentation, for Dr. Cornwell is supreme in that sphere which lies between pure humor and vital philosophy. His themes are so unique, his lectures so out of the ordinary, his delivery so unconventional, that he readily takes rank among the most interesting platform speakers before the public. Whether in a regular lecture course, at a club event, or as an after-dinner speaker, his wide experience and scholarly attainments enable him to adequately rise to the occasion and frequently surpass all expectations. His strong personality, rich and eloquent voice, large fund of wit and humor, animated and impressive delivery, together with the fact that he has something to say that is worth the saying and knows how to say it, have combined to give him an enthusiastic hearing wherever he has appeared and a welcome return in many places. The Bureau presents Dr. Cornwell in lectures which so combine instruction, inspiration and amusement as to smooth wrinkles and banish care, yet leave an after-taste of sugarcoated wisdom. LECTURER ORATOR Popular Lectures HITTING THE FUNNY BONE. A humorous presentation of the bright side of life through a study of typical Funny Bones which are introduced from all walks of life, described, analyzed, contrasted; their values and limitations computed; their abuses castigated; their cruelties exposed; their ailments diagnosed and prescribed for. Well, that Funny Bone clinic surely got ours. Packed full of wisdom, served in a palatable coating of rich humor, it was indeed a ninety-minute laugh, entertaining, profitable, and long to be remembered. We all tip the seales at more pounds than before he came.—Dr. H. B. Leech, Phillipsburg, N. J. From beginning to end full of wit, humor, good sense, sound advice, optimistic and inspirational teaching. Helpful indeed to any people.—Rev. Dr. H. F. Gravatt, Camden, N. J. Brim full of humor, sparkling with wit, yet so full of vital truth as to make it most valuable in many ways.—Rev. Dr. C. D. Sinkinson, Atlantic City, N. J. The subtle humor of Dr. Cornwell delighted us. He put us in a pleasant mood and gave us an evening of laughter, but his entertaining manner served only to clothe a message of strength and worth. It was truly a tonie in a candy capsule.—Prof. T. V. Torney, Arnot, Pa. From start to finish Dr. Cornwell had the crowd, keeping them in an uproar for an hour and a half. He is a Doctor of Humor after the Old School.—J. G. Angell. West Burke. Vt. WHEELS. A fascinating study of the Origin, Conservation, Development and Utilization of Power. Profusely illustrated with the personal observations and experiences of the lecturer in his travels on land and sea and his extensive visitations to the great centers where Power is made and used. Stimulating. Inspiring. Fully met expectations aroused to some height by previous information.—Sec'y Wilson, Y. M. C. A., New Britain, Conn. Most thoroughly enjoyed by an enthusiastic audience in our Association Hall.—Sec'y Dreshman, Y. M. C. A., Trenton, N. J. A lecture of the first order, captivating and holding the attention of the audience from beginning to end.—Rev. Dr. Thomas Tyack, Hightstown, N. J. Dr. Cornwell may congratulate himself upon his ability to interest men and hold them spellbound, as he did the railroad men here.—W. N. Conley, Sec'y R. R. Y. M. C. A., Bradford, O. DOCTOR SOLOMON'S MEDICINE. This is Dr. Cornwell's latest lecture. It presents Dr. Solomon's famous prescription, A cheerful heart is a good medicine, as the greatest modern cure-all for the greatest number of folks. Our people were greatly impressed with Dr. Cornwell. His lecture here was so full of virtuous humor and forceful truth, delivered in so enthusiastic a manner, that many made resolutions to be more cheerful. His lecture was like seed, bound to bear fruit.—W. F. Morong, Sec'y R. R. Y. M. C. A., Island Pond, Vt. We not only enjoyed the lecture of Dr. Cornwell, but also the radiant personality of the lecturer.—C. S. Kemble, Rahway, N. J. Dr. Cornwell delivered a message so unique, so forceful, so inspirational, that he readily won the universal approval of those present.—Prof. R. K. Lawrence, Keene, O. Special Lectures For Religious Gatherings, Church Clubs, Sunday Afternoon Meetings of the Y. M. C. A., etc. WHEELS WITHIN WHEELS. A modified form of the popular lecture on Wheels, which has proved a great favorite with the Y. M. C. A. and many Church Clubs. PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH. A study of the Theory and Practice of Religion as illustrated in the Theory and Practice of Religion and the life work of the Great Physician. A FOOL THERE WAS. A startling story of five chapters in the slow but certain discoveries of a Fool, with illustrations from some other Fools who are not all dead yet. A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE. For Sabbath School Conventions. Enthusiastically endorsed by State Superintendents and Conventions. TOEING THE MARK. For Educational, Baccalaureate, and Commencement occasions. AFTER-DINNER ADDRESSES. As an After-Dinner Speaker Dr. Cornwell has been a decided success, his irresistible humor and adaptability making him equally at home either upon the platform or at the festive board. He has appeared in this capacity before many clubs, societies, and fraternal orders, and has proved a sure and certain hit in every case. A Few Arrows from a Full Quiver Bridgeton News. —The lecture of Dr. Cornwell on 'Hitting the Funny Bone,' was thoroughly delightful in every way, just the kind for an evening's entertainment, with wisdom so sugar-coated that one feels it all entertaining. He was witty and wise, a thinker, a man of ability, an able orator. He had the people interested all the time, amused and laughing most of the time, yet gave them much to carry away for thoughtful consideration. Anyone who did not have a good laugh must have left his funny bone at home. The New Jersey Patriot. —It was indeed a laughing crowd who heard the unique lecture of Dr. Cornwell on 'Hitting the Funny Bone.' The lecture abounded in humor from beginning to end. If any were present who never even smiled before they not only smiled but laughed outright then. We envy those who may have the good fortune to hear it again. * * * Dr. Cornwell is a close and deep thinker, earnest in manner, impressive and eloquent. Should he come again he would be sure of a crowded house. New Britain Herald. —The most impressive and eloquent lecture that has been delivered in this city in a long time, and all who heard it will go out with a broader view of life and a determination to make good and help others to do the same. Syracuse Herald. —A thousand people filled the Auditorium and heard Dr. Cornwell in a sterling discourse, effective and delightful, the speaker's powers of oratory being used with pleasing effect. Trenton Times. —Dr. Cornwell is a man of strong personality, with commanding presence, large physically and mentally, eloquent, and has a rich melodious voice. Chester Republican. —Dr. Cornwell is an able and eloquent orator and delighted every hearer with a stirring, masterly, instructive discourse replete with interest, eloquent in every respect. Paterson Morning Call. —The audience enjoyed every minute of the lecture, and not a witticism offered went by unnoticed. New York Times. —A strong, forceful speaker, delighting immense audiences. Philadelphia North American. —Vigorous and startling. Pennsylvania Pythian. —Dr. Cornwell is a recognized scholar, a most polished speaker, a tower of strength. The Jeffersonian. —A rare treat for the large audience present which was greatly pleased. One of the ablest, strongest, best we have heard, philosophical in character, full of strong and interesting thought from beginning to end. Rev. Dr. J. M. Meeker, President Centenary Collegiate Institute.—The title of Dr. Cornwell's lecture prepared us for some amusement but it did not indicate the serious and helpful aspects of the lecture which humorously presented the fundamental elements that make or mar human life. While we laughed at the peculiarities of others we discovered in the caricatures some that were personal. E. V. Vaughn, Ph.D., Dean of Delaware College.—Enjoyable and instructive. The good audience had no trouble in recognizing and appreciating their acquaintances, and themselves, in the people presented. Rev. Dr. J. H. Shaw, Paterson—Our people were so delighted with this extraordinary lecture that right on the spot they engaged the doctor to return again next year. Dr. J. Morgan Read, New Brunswick.—For ninety minutes he instructed, amused and enthused the audience, which pronounced it one of the best lectures ever heard in the city. Mr. J. M. Campbell, Deputy State Councilor, Jr. O. U. A. M.—Humorous, educational and intensely interesting. Rev. Dr. J. Bell Neff, District Superintendent, Erie Conference, M. E. Church.—Dr. Cornwell has lectured in a number of the churches in my district and in every church has given the highest satisfaction. I have heard his lecture on 'Wheels' myself, with very great delight and profit. It is a good lecture. The 'Wheels' are all right. Rev. Dr. Frank MacDaniel, President of Pennington Seminary.—Dr. Cornwell's lecture before the students and faculty of Pennington Seminary was received with the highest evidence of appreciation by students and teachers. Dr. Cornwell has a commanding presence and eloquence of expression that appeals to men and boys and leaves an excellent impression. Those who secure him to lecture can be assured that they will be profited by his presentation of his various themes. Joseph H. Wright, President Mercer County Sabbath School Association.—Dr. Cornwell was listened to most attentively and immensely enjoyed by the seven hundred and fifty-four persons present. His points hit the bull's-eye every time. A. E. Stratton, Bible Instructor, Trenton Y. M. C. A.—Our Association has given us the best the country affords of pulpit and platform speakers. Two lectures of them all I expect to carry through all time. One of the two is your 'Wheels.' I wish more had 'Wheels' in their heads. Mrs. Mary H. Armor, State President, Georgia W. C. T. U.—Dr. Cornwell fairly hypnotized me. His enthusiasm is contagious. He has so much get up and go in him. Edward W. Cooper, President New Jersey Sunday School Association.—We enjoyed very much Dr. Cornwell's lecture on 'A Stitch in Time Saves Nine,' which is not only very interesting but very unique in its adaptation of this old saying as applied to the present day needs. It is a good lecture, entertaining and instructive, and well delivered. Rev. Dr. J. Ward Gamble, Trinity Church, Bridgeton.—To an audience that filled Trinity Church, Dr. Cornwell delivered his lecture on 'Hitting the Funny Bone.' To say all were amused, delighted, and edified is putting it mildly. 'My, but wasn't it great,' was the universal verdict. He is coming back.
|Title||John G. Cornwell|
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|Personal Name Subject||Cornwell, John G.|
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