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Bishop Frank Bristol Figure Exclusive Management Mutual Lyceum Bureau FRANK A. MORGAN President 640 Orchestra Building Chicago, Illinois BISHOP FRANK M. BRISTOL Announcement THE PRIDE AND PLEASURE with which we present the name of Bishop Frank M. Bristol to our patrons is tempered by one regret—the limited time he is able to devote to Lyceum work. Even before he was elected a bishop, no amount of persuasion could win him away from his church duties to occupy a permanent place in the lecture field, although the double temptation of fame and money had been repeatedly held out to him. He is justly reckoned among the most brilliant, scholarly and fascinating speakers before the public, whether in the pulpit or on the platform, and his eloquent addresses won for him long ago a distinction and a favor, perhaps, never before attained in America by so young a speaker. Bishop Bristol is simple, earnest and straightforward — qualities without which no orator, however brilliant his style may be, can ever attain permanent success. He is a splendid speaker. His articulation is distinct, his pronunciation correct and elegant, his voice is well managed and his action is graceful and effective. After he assumed the pastorate of the great Metropolitan Church in Washington, D. C., nearly twelve years ago, which pastorate he held until his elevation to the bishopric, at the general conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Baltimore, Md., in May, 1908, the very limited time he was then giving to lyceum work was cut down to the briefest possible period. We are fortunate, however, in that Bishop Bristol will be in the United States next fall in the interests of the Methodist Episcopal Church of South America, to which field he has been stationed with headquarters at Buenos Ayres, and while here will devote a few weeks to the lecture platform, attending to the church work that brings him while he is lecturing. SUBJECTS The Golden Tongue Brains Sense and Nonsense The Bard of Avon Dante—the Divine Comedy My Young Man Americanism Glorious John Milton As the time is very limited those committees desiring to secure him for their courses should make prompt application, for it will be absolutely impossible to obtain any extra dates after the time assigned to the Bureau has been filled. PRESS COMMENDATION Sharp, Rapid and Thrilling—Dr. Bristol swept all the chords of eloquence, and was applauded to the echo. He was sharp, rapid and thrilling.— Daily Advocate, St. Louis, Mo. Wendell Phillips' Equal—Dr. Bristol is truly an accomplished orator, whose great mental energy, controlled so charmingly, reminds one quite forcibly of the almost incomparable Wendell Phillips.— Benton Harbor (Mich.) Palladium. hd A Great Literary Treat—Rev. Frank Bristol lectured at Centennial Church last evening. This means that a large number of Rockford people enjoyed one of the greatest literary treats of the season.— Rockford (Ill.) Morning Star. Charmed, Instructed and Pleased—An audience composed of the thoughtful, appreciative and most intelligent of Janesville society heard the Rev. Dr. Bristol lecture on Shakespeare at the Congregational Church last Monday evening. Dr. Bristol, with language eloquent and forcible, gave to his hearers fact and theory concerning William Shakespeare that charmed, instructed and pleased. There were sentences sharp and pure as crystal, and his quotations were choice and dramatically rendered.— Janesville (Wis.) Signal. Created a Sensation—Mr. Bristol's remarks created something of a sensation. He is one of the youngest, and possibly the most eloquent, of the Methodist ministers of Chicago.— Chicago Times-Herald. A Brilliant Talk on Brains—Dr. Frank Bristol, of Washington, D. C., lectured on Brains for over two hours to a Chillicothe audience at Memorial Hall yesterday evening, and held its perfect attention from beginning to end. The young men of the Lyceum Course committee are indeed to be congratulated in having secured the services of this celebrated young minister, and in having given to our townspeople one of the literary treats of the winter season.— Daily Gazette, Chillicothe, Ohio. A True and Convincing Orator—Frank Bristol is a true orator, convincing his hearers of the truth with words of purest diction, aided by his happy power of mimicry.— Rockford (Ill.) Morning Republican. Bristol on Brains at Greene's—Dr. Frank W. Bristol, of Washington, D. C., entertained a good-sized audience for two hours last night at the opera house with his lecture on Brains. From beginning to end the lecture was entertaining and instructive; filled with wit and common sense, delivered with eloquence rarely heard.— Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Republican. Audience Sat Spellbound—Dr. Frank M. Bristol, pastor Metropolitan M. E. Church, Washington, D. C., delighted people with his famous lecture on. Brains, given at Towson M. E. Church Friday night last. The speaker seemed to be teeming and running over with his subject. He is a rapid speaker, and in giving vent to some sublime thought or expression he reaches a high pitch of eloquence. Coupled with convincing logic, he has the happy faculty of giving facial expressions to his words. His gestures are gracefulness in themselves. His portrayal of characters and dialects is most eloquent. Rev. Mr. Bristol is a champion of education and the school teacher. For an hour and three-quarters the audience sat with spellbound attention listening to the eloquent, noble and inspiring words which fell from the lips of a man fully inspired by his subject. The speaker has a magnetism about him that compels your attention, drives the truth home and then clinches it.— Maryland Journal. One of the Most Attractive—The Rev. Frank Bristol, pastor of the Metropolitan Church at Washington, delivered a lecture on Brains before a packed house in the Oliver Theater last evening. It was one of the entertainments offered in the Y. M. C. A. Course. The comments of the people at the close indicated that it was one of the most attractive of the many strong things presented by Secretary Dougherty this winter.— Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Neb. A Remarkable Lecture—Dr. Frank M. Bristol, of Chicago, delivered a remarkable lecture last night, appearing in the Y. M. C. A. Star Course. His subject was Brains, and he demonstrated the fact that he was himself endowed with a liberal quantity of that useful article. Dr. Bristol is a wonderful speaker.— The Evening Argus, Owosso, Mich. Clear, Sparkling and Convincing—It is impossible to do justice to Rev. F. M. Bristol's lecture, delivered on Monday night under the auspices of the Epworth League. As Rev. Taylor said, he was himself an illustration of his topic, 'Brains.' His delivery was rapid, his words were like a torrent, but the thought was clear, sparkling and convincing.— Herald, Lincoln, Ill. Bristol on Brains—The People of Mediapolis were highly favored in having an opportunity of hearing this celebrated lecture last Thursday evening. Every eye was riveted on the speaker, and every ear was alert to catch the rapidly falling sentences as they came from his lips. It is useless to attempt to give an idea of this lecture in print, because only those who were fortunate enough to hear it understand anything of the eloquence, wit, humor and pathos of this remarkable oration.— The New Era, Mediapolis, Iowa. The Little Giant—Frank M. Bristol is the Little Giant of Methodism.— Chicago Evening Journal. A Strong, Vigorous and Eloquent Plea—The lecture on Brains, given by Rev. Frank Bristol, of Chicago, Friday evening, in the Y. M. C. A. Star Course was one of the best lectures ever given in Owosso. It was a strong, vigorous and eloquent plea for the better education of American citizens in questions and matters pertaining to them as members of the body politic. The lecture committee will do well to secure Mr. Bristol for another season.— The Owosso (Mich.) Press. Electrified the Audience—Rev. F. M. Bristol, of Chicago, was introduced and electrified the audience.— Rockford, Ill. A Masterful Lecturer—The appearance last evening, at the Armory, of Frank Bristol, D. D., marks a very high-water mark indeed in the splendid series of entertainments which the League has furnished the citizens of this community. Dr. Bristol is yet a young man, a little below the medium size, but finely proportioned, with a magnificent head suggestive of brains. Every movement of the body, every gesture, every expression of the face, every flash of the eye, every intonation of the voice shows the elegant, polished orator, which for the past ten years has made him familiarly known as the Little Giant of Methodism. It is impossible to portray with any degree of accuracy his masterful lecture on Brains. For over two hours he held the absolute mastery over his audience, convulsing them with laughter by his witty sallies, thrilling them by his flight of classic eloquence and, at his will, calling out round after round of enthusiastic applause.— The Evening News, Michigan City, Ind. Scored an Enthusiastic Success—Rev. Frank Bristol appeared at the Armory last night, under the Epworth League Lecture Course, in his lecture on Brains. The speaker captured his audience from the start. He is a very rapid talker and the opened his speech by a few minutes of exceptionally rapid speaking, which commanded the closest of attention from the beginning. From that time on the people were grasping each word as it was uttered, and Rev. Bristol was carrying them along by his oratory as completely as if they had been a part of his own interested and scholarly intellect. For nearly two hours he gave to the audience a stream overflowing with wit, pathos and inspiring words of patriotism, which one must have heard to appreciate — The Evening Dispatch, Michigan City, Ind. Held the Ear of a Large Audience—Rev. Frank Bristol held the ear of nine hundred people last night by the best lecture that has yet been given on the People's Course. His theme was The Bard of Avon, and of that Bard he spoke reverently, enthusiastically, passionately.— Janesville (Wis.) Gazette.
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