BY SAMUEL SMILES, LL.D. AUTHOR OF "LIVES OF THE STEPHENSONS" "INDUSTRIAL BIOGRAPHY" "SELF-HELP" "CHARACTER" "THRIFT" ETC.
"Men there have been, ignorant of letters; without art, without eloquence; who yet had the wisdom to devise and the courage to perform that which they lacked language to explain. Such men have worked the deliverance of nations and their own greatness. Their hearts are their books; events are their tutors; great actions are their eloquence."--MACAULAY.
NEW YORK HARPER & BROTHERS, FRANKLIN SQUARE 1885