Remarks of Clarence Darrow at Memorial Services to George Burman Foster and at the Funeral of John P. Altgeld
Excerpt from Remarks of Clarence Darrow at Memorial Services to George Burman Foster and at the Funeral of John P. Altgeld It is hard to realize ... Show synopsis Excerpt from Remarks of Clarence Darrow at Memorial Services to George Burman Foster and at the Funeral of John P. Altgeld It is hard to realize that George Burman Foster is dead. Even now, on this platform, where I have so often met him in debate, I feel that he will rise and speak; that I will see his tall frame and his Jove-like head - a beautiful head which shone as the light played around it and within it. He had the head of a god and the heart of a child. Here we discussed the problems of life and death and whether there was a purpose in it all. He said there was. But the answer is that George Burman Foster is dead and that his brain, today, is less potent than the puny babe's; that all that was stored within during a long and useful life, is dead. Nature has found no way of passing the genius or character or learning of one generation to another. Every child, whether sired by a philosopher or an idiot, comes into the world without a scrap of knowl edge and with a brain of clay. It must learn the whole lesson of life anew, the same as the first child that was ever born. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.