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Figure FRANKLIN J. MILLER Lecturer THE MILLER LECTURES FRANKLIN J. MILLER brings to his work on the lecture platform a broad scholarship and deep culture together with a magnetic personality and an attractive manner, clear enunciation, and a vigorous and graceful delivery. After graduating from Lafayette College, as one of the four honor men of his class, he went to Union Theological Seminary for further study. He then began to specialize in the interpretation of literature and for eight years held a professorship at Temple College, at the same time continuing his graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a capital entertainer, a polished and forceful speaker and an educator identified with university circles. His lectures are scholarly and instructive, seasoned with humor, wit and anecdote. As an interpreter of literature he is an artist, natural in his interpretations, which are truthful, spontaneous, and full of fine feeling. In his recent Chautauqua work and his regular lecture work he has won much praise for his bright, entertaining, humorous and instructive lectures. The call for return dates is sufficient evidence of his increasing popularity. At the present time Professor Miller is available for only a limited number of engagements during the sessions of the University, but during the summer months he can be secured for Chautauqua lectures. Subjects JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR RUDYARD KIPLING EDGAR ALLEN POE EUGENE FIELD HUMOR OF EVERY-DAY LIFE THE BIBLE AS A LITERATURE JOB—A TRAGEDY OF THE SOUL SONG OF SONGS—A DRAMA OF LOVE THE GREAT STONE FACE (for Sunday) PATRICK HENRY—ORATOR OF THE REVOLUTION LITERARY ASSOCIATIONS OF THE HUDSON (Illustrated) Personal and Press Commendations DARBY, PHILADELPHIA The lecture recital on James Whitcomb Riley by Prof. Franklin J. Miller was one of the interesting events of the season. Prof. Miller, with his charming personality and easy manner, held the large audience for almost an hour and a half. The Ushers are to be congratulated on securing Prof. Miller. BANNER OF LIBERTY, Jasper, Fla. Prof. Franklin J. Miller lectured at the Jasper Normal Institute Auditorium last Friday evening under the auspices of Dixie Lyceum Bureau. Mr. Miller is a pleasing speaker and his recitations of James Whitcomb Riley's poems go to show that he puts his whole soul in the work of impersonation. CAMDEN COURIER, N. J. Prof. Franklin J. Miller delivered his lecture on Job, A Tragedy of the Soul, before a large audience. His interpretation of the book of Job was most fascinating. He is a master in his art, and held the rapt attention of his audience from beginning to end. MORNING TRIBUNE, Tampa, Fla. Prof. Franklin J. Miller, of Philadelphia, delivered a very interesting lecture on James Whitcomb Riley. The selections were faithfully rendered, and the audience was highly pleased with Prof. Miller's work. J. H. MORGAN, Ph. D., Dean Pocono Pines Summer Schools, Pa. I heard your interpretative reading of Job, A Tragedy of the Soul, at the Pocono Pines Summer Schools, and wish to express my appreciation of the light you cast on this great picture of life for myself personally, and I know that my own pleasure and profit was shared by many others in your audience, by all—I am fain to believe—who are interested in the higher things. RUFUS W. MILLER, D. D., Founder of Brotherhood of Andrew and Philip, Philadelphia The interpretative reading of Job, A Tragedy of the Soul, by Prof. Franklin J. Miller, is illuminating and inspiring. The purpose of the book and the development of its theme is brought out in a masterly fashion. Every one was delighted and edified by his rendition. H. W. ELVIDGE, Allentown Y. M. C. A., Pa. The Song of Songs, A Drama of Love, was given in Allentown, Pa., by Prof. Franklin J. Miller before a large audience a few weeks ago. The Story of The Song of Songs is beautifully portrayed by Prof. Miller, and opens to the mind a full conception of the story and its poetic beauty. It was exceedingly interesting, held the close attention of the audience, and was thoroughly appreciated by all. H. W. GIBSON, Lancaster Y. M. C. A., Pa. Prof. Franklin J. Miller addressed the Men's meeting conducted under the auspices of the Young Men's Christian Association upon the subject The Song of Songs, and held the closest attention of 400 men who were present. His clear interpretation of the Song of Songs, his chaste, pure English, and distinct enunciation, combined with common sense interpolations, made the address one of special interest. J. W. SHELLEY, Chairman of Com., Bronson, Fla. The entertainment given by Prof. Franklin J. Miller under the auspices of the Dixie Lyceum Course in our High School Auditorium was one of a high order. For one hour and a half he held the closest attention of his audience, portraying in beautiful, chaste language the character and life of James Whitcomb Riley, The Poet of the Heart, interspersing with poetry which brought out pathos, wit, and humor. REV. ROBERT C. WELLS, M. E. Church, Sharon Hill, Pa. Our people were delighted with your Humorous and Impersonative Readings from James Whitcomb Riley. I heartily endorse this lecture recital as being bright, humorous, entertaining, and instructive. W. O. BREWER, Principal Morristown High School, Fla. Prof. Franklin J. Miller gave us a most enjoyable evening. His lecture recital on James Whitcomb Riley was rendered in a very delightful and attractive style. Prof. Miller gives an entertainment that entertains. O. H. BAKELESS, A. M., State Normal School, Bloomsburg, Pa. I was privileged to hear your rendition of Job, A Tragedy of the Soul. It was admirably done and I heartily commend it. I could wish that all who would come nearer to the Bible as both truth and literature might hear it. MORRIS WALTON PRINCE, S. T. D., Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa. Your lecture recitals were highly instructive and delightfully entertaining. LEMUEL WHITAKER, Ph. D., Northeast Manual Training School, Philadelphia I had the rare good fortune to be one of a large audience that listened to Prof. Franklin J. Miller as he read the book of Job. It was one of those few luminous occasions that linger in the memory for life. J. S. FAGAN, Chairman of Com., Alachua, Fla. Your lecture on James Whitcomb Riley was appreciated by the audience, and your appearance here next season (if we can get you) will be looked forward to with great pleasure. Those that failed to hear you this time missed a great treat. I. O. FENDER, Principal High School, Montbrook, Fla. His presentation of Riley cannot be excelled. His pronunciation is perfect, his impersonations correct, and his manner before an audience is graceful. To those desiring a highly literary entertainment we recommend him. J. G. JOHNSON, Chairman of Com., Lake Butler, Fla. Prof. Franklin J. Miller, Philadelphia, Pa., lectured at the High School Auditorium on James Whitcomb Riley, The Poet of the Heart. The audience was well pleased and speak only in terms of praise of Mr. Miller and his method of presenting his subject. W. S. ESSICK, Reading, Y. M. C. A., Pa. Your address on The Great Stone Face will long be remembered with pleasure and profit. W. H. WALTER, Lancaster, Y. M. C. A., Pa. Our men were very much pleased with your address, and I am sure will remember The Great Stone Face for a long time. H. HEEBNER, Kensington, Y. M. C. A., Philadelphia Permit me to extend to you most hearty thanks for your splendid address on The Great Stone Face which you gave on Friday evening, April 6th, at a meeting held in connection with our twenty-first anniversary. Your address was much enjoyed and is bound to do much good. REV. I. MENCH CHAMBERS, A. M., Presbyterian Church, Merchantville, N. J. Our people very much enjoyed your lecture of last evening. It was a fine effort and you held the rapt attention of all present, and so put the truth and facts of the book of Job that it shall abide in realistic vision with all who were present.
|Title||Franklin J. Miller: lecturer|
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|Personal Name Subject||Miller, Franklin J.|
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