The Ghosts and other lectures, by Robert Green Ingersoll

Table of Contents

  1. Preface.
  2. The Ghosts.
  3. The Liberty of Man, Woman and Child
  4. 1776. The Declaration of Independence.
  5. About Farming in Illinois.
  6. Speech at Cincinnati Nominating James G. Blaine for the Presidency, June, 1876.
  7. “The Past Rises Before Me Like a Dream.”
  8. The Grant Banquet
  9. A Tribute to the Rev. Alexander Clark.
  10. A Tribute to Ebon C. Ingersoll, by his Brother Robert.

The idea of immortality, that like a sea has ebbed and flowed in the human heart, with its countless waves of hope and fear, beating against the shores and rocks of time and fate, was not born of any book, nor of any creed, nor of any religion. It was born of human affection, and it will continue to ebb and flow beneath the mists and clouds of doubt and darkness as long as love kisses the lips of death.

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