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Dr. Frank Bristol OF WASHINGTON, D. C. THE MAN OF BRAINS. Figure The Eloquent Young Divine. His delivery was rapid, his words were like a torrent, but the thought was clear, sparkling and convincing. The Little Giant of Methodism. Pastor of the Church which President McKinley Attends. DR. FRANK BRISTOL OF WASHINGTON, D. C. THE MAN OF BRAINS. INTRODUCTION. In presenting Dr. Frank Bristol to our patrons, it seems needless to dwell upon his ability, or to enumerate his many talents. His past successes speak for themselves. He is one of a few who has grown popular year by year, solely because of his ability. Dr. Bristol is an eloquent young divine, whose fame as an orator is already far greater than that of many who have labored in similar fields for twice his years. His brilliant, scholarly and finished addresses have given him the very highest rank, not only in the pulpit, but on the platform, where his eloquence, combined with his polished diction, invariably brings to the minds of his hearers the thought that upon his shoulders naturally falls the mantle of the lamented Wendell Phillips. He has recently accepted a call to Washington, D. C., where he became pastor of the church which Pres. McKinley attends. His duties are very arduous, and he is only able to give a limited number of nights to platform work; hence an early application for dates becomes necessary. All applications should be addressed to CENTRAL LYCEUM BUREAU, H. H. RICH, S. B. HERSHEY,} ROCHESTER, N. Y. CLEVELAND, O. CHICAGO, ILL. SUBJECTS BRAINS. (POPULAR.) THE BARD OF AVON. (LITERARY,) MY YOUNG MAN. (POPULAR.) AMERICANISM. (PATRIOTIC.) PRESS COMMENTS 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. 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 Morning Republican. The Little Giant. Frank M. Bristol is the Little Giant of Methodism.— Chicago Evening Journal. 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 had 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. 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 Press. Electrified the Audience. Rev. F. M. Bristol, of Chicago, was introduced and electrified the audience.— Rockford, Ill. 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 he 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 it.— The Evening Dispatch, Michigan City. 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. 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 Palladium. Grand Thoughts Clearly Expressed. A more delighted and appreciative audience never assembled in our opera house than that which listened to the eloquence, the grand thought, the inimitable manner of expression and the realistic story-telling of Dr. Frank Bristol.— Chenoa Clipper. 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 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 Signal. Created a Sensation. Mr. Bristol's remarks created something of a ensation. He is one of the youngest, and possibly the most eloquent, of the Methodist ministers of Chicago.— Chicago Times. Most Entertaining and Instructive. The lecture delivered by the Rev. F. M. Bristol last Tuesday evening, before the Twentieth Century Club and their invited friends, was one of the most entertaining and instructive that has been delivered before an Evanston audience.— The Northwestern College Paper, Evanston. Enchained Interest and Attention. The Rev. Frank M. Bristol, D. D., enchained the interest and attention of the audience with his masterly address.— British-American, Chicago. A Noted Shakespearian Scholar. Mr. Bristol is a noted Shakespearian scholar himself, and has, in his library, a very valuable collection of Shakespeariana.— Chicago News. Superior to Ingersoll or Donnelly. Rev. Frank Bristol's lecture in the Congregational Church last evening was listened to by over a thousand people, and no doubt several hundred of them, at least, were completely carried away by the tremendous flow of eloquence and the magnificent portrayal of the Bard of Avon. Dr. Bristol's theme was Shakespeare, and neither Ignatius Donnelly nor Bob Ingersoll stood any show as critics, nor could we believe for the hour and three-quarters at least, that any other writer of modern times equaled the Bard. Rather than dispute this proposition, we yield its truth at once. The speaker was frequently applauded, and at the close received an ovation.— Janesville Record. 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 Gazette.
|Title||Dr. Frank Bristol: the man of brains|
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|Personal Name Subject||Bristol, Frank|
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