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Henry Ward Beecher   /hˈɛnri wɔrd bˈitʃər/   Listen
Henry Ward Beecher

United States clergyman who was a leader for the abolition of slavery (1813-1887).  Synonym: Beecher.

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"Henry Ward Beecher" Quotes from Famous Books

... all others, was soon to encounter opposition. Mrs. Stowe was attacked as soliciting money abroad for her own private use. So bitter were these proslavery diatribes that Henry Ward Beecher and Frederick Douglass had some difficulty in convincing the world that her maligners had no grounds for this vicious accusation. Furthermore, on taking up the matter with Mrs. Stowe after her return to the United ...
— The Education Of The Negro Prior To 1861 • Carter Godwin Woodson

... had in his pockets while we were talking. He had two studies where he read; one was the top of an omnibus, and the other a small mass of sand, then entirely uninhabited, far out in the ocean, called Coney Island.... The only distinguished contemporary he had ever met was the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, of Brooklyn, who had visited him.... He confessed to having no talent for industry, and that his forte was 'loafing and writing poems:' he was poor, but had discovered that he could, on the whole, live magnificently on bread and water.... On no occasion did ...
— Poems By Walt Whitman • Walt Whitman

Words linked to "Henry Ward Beecher" :   reverend, emancipationist, Beecher, clergyman, man of the cloth, abolitionist

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