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Figure Redpath William A. Colledge WILLIAM A. COLLEDGE, D.D.,F.R.G.S. Of World=Wide Travel—Varied and Ripe Experience A Finished Scholar—Author and Educator IT is a real pleasure to present to our patrons such a man as Dr. Colledge. There is much in him to recommend—he has traveled widely, has done many important things, his associations have been high and his honors many. To tell of these would be to relate the interesting story of his whole life. A few pointed hints must suffice: Three years with Henry Mr. Stanley in explorations in Darkest Africa. Also traveled extensively in Arabia, Egypt and throughout Europe. Editor-in-chief New Standard Encyclopedia; a work of twelve volumes, published by the University Association, New York. First editor of the Technical World Magazine. Author of Interpretive Studies of Scottish Authors and The Beginnings of the Modern Drama. Head of the Department of English Language and Literature, Armour Institute of Technology, until 1909. Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Member of the National Teachers' Association. Dr. Colledge has enjoyed the tremendous advantage that comes from association with men of highest intellectual rank. Henry Drummond was his close friend, and Robert Louis Stevenson was his neighbor from childhood. While Dr. Colledge was a student in London, the famous scientists, Huxley, Spencer and Darwin were in their prime. Gladstone and Lord Beaconsfield were the leaders in the House of Commons; Spurgeon, Joseph Parker and Canon Farrar were pulpit favorites. It was his good fortune to see and hear these men often and to come into intimate relations with some of them. Such experiences could not fail to set on fire every proper ambition in one's nature. Such privileges are rare. In addition to these, Dr. Colledge was the companion of Henry M. Stanley, the great explorer; he was a soldier in three wars with the Arabs; he hunted all over South Africa and made the personal acquaintance of most of leading men of Cape Colony and The Transvaal. It must be conceded that in point of equipment—education, travel, association and experience—Dr. Colledge has earned the right to a large hearing. And, when his talents as a public speaker are included in the estimate, it is clear that duty calls him to the platform. With magnetic personality, a full rich voice, a keen sense of humor and perfect command of the English language, he leaves nothing to be desired. We confidently predict that even his past successes will be eclipsed in the larger enthusiasm that awaits his interesting message. REDPATH–SLAYTON LYCEUM BUREAU REDPATH–BROCKWAY Pittsburg, Pa. BOSTON · NEW YORK · PITTSBURGCOLUMBUS, OHIO · CHATHAM, ONT.COLUMBUS, MISS. · CHICAGO · CEDARRAPIDS · KANSAS CITY · DENVERSEATTLE · SAN FRANCISCO REDPATH–PRIESTSeattle, Wash. The Colledge Lectures He cometh unto you with a tale which Holdeth Children from play and Old Men from the chimney corner. SECOND FIDDLES Is an inspiring forceful and practical presentation of the possibilities and limitations of human endeavor: a phase of life in which most people are interested. A lecture brim full of the experiences and observations of a scholar and man of affairs. Not a dry discussion of facts but an entertaining and lively presentation of great truths, with a rich vein of humor running through the entire lecture. Last season Doctor Colledge delivered SECOND FIDDLES on the Peoples Course, Toledo, Ohio. In the audience was one of the partners of a firm employing a large number of young men and women. This gentleman was so impressed with the lecture that he engaged the Doctor to speak before the employees, the next day. TROPICAL AFRICA A descriptive recital of Doctor Colledge's own experiences. Dr. Colledge spent three years in the heart of Africa, part of the time with Stanley, when the country was what might be termed raw. The lecture opens with a short description of the present condition of Africa. Then a realistic word picture of a twelve hundred mile journey into the interior, taking up in an interesting manner the native customs, industries, slave trade, language (the doctor speaks three) big game hunting and a number of personal experiences, both humorous and tragic. The lecture gives the audience an excellent idea of Tropical Africa before it became a fashionable hunting ground for tourists. SANDY'S CHARACTERISTICS A bright instructive and popular presentation of those delightfully quaint and rugged characteristics, that has made the Scottish people a marked race the world over. The humor, pathos, proverbial philosophy, the poetry of Burns, the pathetic and humorous writings of Ian Maclaren and James Barrie, taken up in this lecture recital gives the audience a realistic and entertaining insight into the quaint, homelike and witty character of the Scottish people. ADDITIONAL LECTURES FOR TEACHER'S INSTITUTES, WOMAN'S CLUBS, ETC. Scottish Literary Characteristics. Robert Burns, the Poet of Democracy. Robert Louis Stevenson, the Story Teller. James Barrie, and the Humor of Scottish Village Life. Ian Maclaren and Drumtochty. REDPATH–SLAYTON LYCEUM BUREAU REDPATH–BROCKWAY Pittsburg, Pa. BOSTON · NEW YORK · PITTSBURGCOLUMBUS, OHIO · CHATHAM, ONT.COLUMBUS, MISS. · CHICAGO · CEDARRAPIDS · KANSAS CITY · DENVERSEATTLE · SAN FRANCISCO REDPATH–PRIESTSeattle, Wash. Letter from Dr. Gunsaulus on Receipt of Resignation of Dr. Colledge from Faculty of Armour Institute. MY DEAR DR. COLLEDGE: It is with great sorrow that we are compelled to accept your resignation. Years of splendid influence—nothing else can describe it, because it has been both fluent and shining—cannot be readily passed over without our acknowledging the good Providence that sent you to us. You have hundreds of young men in the world, who will carry the lessons you have taught and the inspiration of your example. We implore God's blessing upon you and yours in every way and at every turn of the roadway of life. Faithfully yours, F. W. GUNSAULUS. Press Opinions An immense audience, many of whom were obliged to stand, greeted Dr. Colledge at his lecture on the People's course at the Lyceum Theatre last evening. Dr. Colledge is a fluent and graphic speaker, and in the clear and forcible picture he presented of the great prophet of Islam the vast audience was spellbound from the opening to the close of his address.— Detroit Free Press. It was a lecture by a scholar, a philosopher, and an orator, and was received by a responsive and appreciative people who listened with absorbed attention from the first word to the last and heartily applauded at its close.— Canton, Ill., Daily Register. It is difficult to conceive of a more delightful or inspiring lecturer than Dr. Colledge. His voice is very pleasing, whether in speaking or reading, and his delivery is perfect. He speaks forcefully and clearly, with a fine command of language, and lightens his discourse with frequent touches of real humor. He displays a high degree of culture and a marvelous versatility.— Tribune, Terre Haute, Ind., Chautauqua. Dr. William A. Colledge appeared for the first time yesterday afternoon before the Monona Lake Assembly. His lecture, Second Fiddles, made a tremendous impression upon the audience, as the ovation which was accorded him at the conclusion bore witness.— The Madison Democrat, Madison. Wis. Dr. Colledge at once impressed his auditors as being a strong man and a polished gentleman, possessing a strong, pleasing delivery, a splendid flow of language, and behind all the force of a superb manhood. Along with Conwell and Graves he has made this year's course one of the best ever given to Hiram students.— Hiram College, Ohio, Advance. The lecturer is a man of fine intellect, witty and graceful in expression, far above the average man who stands on the platform. His breadth of learning, his innate power and grasp of a subject are quickly apprehended by his audience. The lecture was a rare treat.— Bloomington, Ill., Bulletin. One of the largest audiences enjoyed one of the finest mental entertainments of the season last evening. Every seat in the house was occupied and the aid of camp chairs had to be employed to accommodate the audience. This generous compliment on the part of our people was amply repaid. The lecture was full of energy, emphasis, and soul-fulness.— Burlington, Iowa, Hawkeye. Second Fiddles, the lecture delivered Thursday evening by Dr. William A. Colledge, was one of the most forceful and eloquent addresses that has ever been presented from the stage of the Academy.— Tribune, Meadville, Pa. It was a strong, intellectual address, full of inspiration and forceful illustrations, witty and interesting. Dr. Colledge has a fine appearance, his voice is musical, he has all the elements of the orator and holds his audience from beginning to end.— Wheeling, W. Va., Register. REDPATH–SLAYTON LYCEUM BUREAU REDPATH–BROCKWAY Pittsburg, Pa. BOSTON · NEW YORK · PITTSBURGCOLUMBUS, OHIO · CHATHAM, ONT.COLUMBUS, MISS. · CHICAGO · CEDARRAPIDS · KANSAS CITY · DENVERSEATTLE · SAN FRANCISCO REDPATH–PRIESTSeattle, Wash.
|Title||William A. Colledge|
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