The Times, London, England December 4, 1863, p. 25

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The Times, London, England
December 4, 1863, p. 25 - Tho paper of toil ay are almott entirely filled...
Tho paper of toil ay are almott entirely filled up by two ipeouhe delivered by two orator as uulikx each other as it might well be possible for this Western world to produce Mr. Kverett's inaugural oration at Gettysburg, and Mr. Reechor1 " Impressions Impressions of the feeling in Europe with respect to the Amoricsu War," spoken at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The inauguration of tho ootntery at Gettysburg was an Imposing ceremony, only rendered somewhat somewhat flat by the nature of Mr. Everett's l - vtnrv, and Imlicnmt by some of the luckleM tall let nf that poor Prueident Lincoln, who seem determined to play in thi great American Union the part of tlie famous Governor of the isle'uf llarataria. Honest old Abo arrived at Gettysburg on Wednesday uveniiiir. and after iiiutwr wa senmailixl by the band of the Sth New York Artillery, Thero was a loud call for the President, tie appoarel, ana was loudly cheered, when he opened hi mouth and said I I sppesr hefur yoq, fI(uw - iUji)s, nwriilyto tlisnk yon fur thii BimiiniinL fb infsreniw it very fsif PHu t!t yoq wuqj.t hiiar m fur littlu'wliils t sm( worn I ptiniMiuoiHi tfi m k tiis - ish, filn nut p4r Iwfure J"'i fnf tli MriiN ef i)mih , ami fur jwveril mIkIsnIUI FvstiiK: Th Hnit miwfttUjkl ef t!tKe it that I wt M tlkuieh t) intliU! liiHlitnf.) Is mv I'lwiiimi ititniiii'j ebnt illlfstFrrtld III! I sIiHHM Hilt MV hV fmilitl; i!li!l4t (A VeiHfi If fm wtfl li - li it") It vtf hUch hpnt thst III - HbljF' WiJ? t'l !ill it it trt Mt Hi.ltilHrf t alb (Lmieliieh) flclisltifi.; Ilitt It f tiif 'relit e.)tlilltin tlilt eVehlHir, I diilil li ef yvd tit tiiM Hie from aililrestiHd jnU f urltn - ri" . Mri Bewatd eoott hf tef Wahl spoke rathet inoVe ti the purpose, hilig that the cauw of the War was slavery, and that the war would end In the removal of its cause. He had hoped to see slavery die by peaceful means, but he was destined to seo it die by the fates of war. The after - supper speeches of Wednesday, howover. were hardly to bo looked upon as a prelude of the great sayings and doings of the ensuing day. Yostcrday the proceedings wero opohed by the Rev. Mr. Stockton with a long and impressive prayer, followed up by tho dedicatory adores by the President, got up in a somewhat different style from his extempore, effusion of the ere, when at last tho time came for the orator of the day to open his MS. The Hon. Edward Everett i a lady' orator. I remember conversing with fair enthusiast who snt under that gentleman' pulpit on hi dhui as a Unitarian minister in tioston, and who tiaU not, after many years, recovered from their .rapture at tho "solemn, handsome, inspired countenance," tho " stately boarim;," the " deep, mellow voirV of tho youthful preacher, ami especially at the ."graceful wave of the dazzling whit.) hand," as it followed tho cadence of his well - rounded period. On all occasions where word are wan toil not thoughts whero feelings are to bo tickled not rouawl nothing can bo more refreshing or pleasing than to hoar and see Mr. Everett, Here, however, however, mere rhetoric wa out of place, and whatever whatever effect the lecture may havo had on the feminine part of the audience, which muttered rather trong on the pot, there U RO doubt that it read tame beyond belief, and Is such a perfonnaneo a would scarcely win tlie prie for compoi'ttwn over thu com - monmn of undergraduate, Mr, Kverett begin by higheoundina alliition to Athen and Marathon he uiveg a very minute' dweription, m ay iwum. stantihl and more tlianteehniwd report, of the thru gwl bttledayi of duly, lKtlil Ihpit Iwiwhw fiTth inWi n iwiuiry into, the tmm of the f, iiwvinn that ,rUte WluWii II," t!tt i rebels are retell, and rebellion the ihmi Iti.totis ime mtut ewt le millty of when ll ititn at the eveMtifn nf thebwtnf all iwoible Uovem tnehts. lie added that tlivltloft bed nlwnys been the bihe of all communities, but that the wound Inflicted - by political dissensions wiott healed, and the very scat were effaced by time, and instanced the case of England, the war of the Roses, the rebellion rebellion and revolution, and those of Germany, Italy, France, tc Anything more dull and commonplace, commonplace, anything less calculated to call forth deep or lively or lasting emotion, it would not bo easy by the most fastidious taste, the most unwearied industry, and the mott consummate scholarship without a soul to it to produce. Mr. Ward Bcecher's address was something different. It i not

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