Political Orations, from Wentworth to Macaulay, by William Clarke
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This is a collection of ‘great speeches on great themes’ by, among others, Edmund Burke, Henry Grattan, Daniel O’Connell, Oliver Cromwell, William Pitt and Lord Macaulay. Edited by William Clarke, who also provides an introduction.
The editor seeks to give the best and most interesting specimens gathered from three centuries of recorded time. Most of the principal questions which have agitated the public during this long period are discussed.
Born in Norwich, William Clarke (1852 – 1901) was a journalist and socialist activist, prominent in the Fabian Society.