A Discourse Occasioned By the Death of Daniel Webster, Preached at the Melodeon On Sunday, October 31, 1852
Parker, Theodore

Boston, Massachusetts: Benjamin B. Mussey & Co., 1853. F vii + 108 pages. Eulogy and opinion on the life of Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852) American lawyer & statesman. "...Webster's remarkable political, diplomatic, and legal careers were aided by his intellectual brilliance and personal magnetism. He contributed significantly to the concept of American nationality, to the idea of a perpetual Union, to perspectives on economic growth, to a modern legal system, and to the rising importance of the United States in foreign relations..." (Maurice G. Baxter in the ANB) by the Unitarian clergyman and social reformer, abolitionist Theodore Parker (1810 - 1860) who "...supported these manifold causes in social reform and human uplift because of essentially religious motivations. He threw himself into questions of education, economics, and politics, giving unselfishly of himself because he saw such activities as ways of touching the wellsprings of goodness that were lodged in every person's soul. This Transcendentalist orientation gave priority to intuitive spiritual powers and stressed the basic dignity of human existence..." (Henry Warner Bowden in the ANB) Previous owner name of Frank S. Streeter, book collector and son of Thomas Winthrop Streeter, an even more noted book collector, on the top corner of the cover. Approx. 5 1/2" x 9 1/4" size; Original brown printed paper wraps bound via gray cloth tape into an old Gaylord Photomount Pamphlet Binder, with typed title label on cover of binder. Old bump to bottom edge of first few leaves; contents clean and in very good condition. Good Paperback (Item ID: 26315)

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