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vention. Give me a progressive
platform and I'll show you how
well I can fight for somebody
else." , -
Bryan's new speech is noted for
its optimism. He says' that all
mankind are facing the imme-
THE FLOWER OF
BRYAN'S OLD SPEECH
You shall pot press down
upon the brow of labor the
jcrown of thorns ; you shall not
crucify mankind Upon a cross
of gold." Delivered at the
Democratic national conven-
" tion in Chicago in 1896,
diate dawn of a wonderful new
era. He begins by saying:
"The world is oh the march and
double quick at that. Let me call
your attention to what is going
on outside the United States. If
1 can show you what is going on
in the United States is only part'
of .the world's prdgress you will
have more faith ia what is going
"A great moral awakening is
at hand," he thunders. "lam as-
tounded by the very abundance
of the evidence that shows this.
There is more brotherhood, more
ldris,hip, more altruism in the
world than at any other time in
This progress comes, he says,
because of prosperity.
"We are- coming into a rich
era," he says. "The people are
being released from the grinding
process. When a man is hungry
he will not fight for independence,
but when he Tjas plenty he will
arise and demand his rights. That
is what the people of the United
States are doing today." r
He says the nations are also
progressing m the science of gov
ernment. Perhaps the most
graphic thing" Bryan has ever
done in oratory is his word paint
ing of the Russian duma, Persia's
constitution, Turkey's constitu-"
tion and China's republic, and the
growing- power of the people in
these lands. He also describes
eloquently the overthrow of the
house of lords in England.
"The people of the United
States are not only keeping step,
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'The People of the United States Are No Only Keeping step, But
. Are Leading in the Forward March of Mankind."
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