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The Young Man and the World by Beveridge

_The_ YOUNG MAN _and_ THE WORLD

By

Albert J. Beveridge

D. Appleton and Company New York 1905

COPYRIGHT, 1905, BY D. APPLETON AND COMPANY

_Published October, 1905_

PREFACE

The chapters of this volume were, originally, papers published in _The Saturday Evening Post_ of Philadelphia. The first paper on "The Young Man and the World," which gives the title to the book, was written, at the request of the editor of that magazine, as an addition to a series of articles upon the Philippines and statesmen of contemporaneous eminence.

This paper called for another, and each in its turn called for the one that followed it. And so the series grew from day to day, largely out of the suggestions of its readers--a sort of collaboration. A considerable correspondence resulted, and requests were made that the articles be collected in permanent form. This is the genesis of this book. I hope it will do some good.

While addressed more directly to young men, these papers were yet written for men on both sides the hill and on the crest thereof. I would draw maturity and youth closer together. I would have the sympathy between them ever fresh and vital. I would have them understand one another and thus profit each by the strength of the other.

The manner in which these papers were written created certain repetitions. After careful consideration I have concluded to let them remain. They are upon subjects of vital concern. Where it is necessary to remember, it is better to be wearied than to forget. And these papers were meant to be helpful. They are merely plain talks as of friends conferring together.

ALBERT J. BEVERIDGE.

INDIANAPOLIS, _May 1, 1905._

CONTENTS

PAGE

I.--THE YOUNG MAN AND THE WORLD 1

II.--THE OLD HOME 54

III.--THE COLLEGE? 83 1. The Young Man who Goes. 2. The Young Man who Cannot Go.

IV.--THE NEW HOME 152

V.--THE YOUNG LAWYER AND HIS BEGINNINGS 186

VI.--PUBLIC SPEAKING 217

VII.--THE YOUNG MAN AND THE PULPIT 246

VIII.--GREAT THINGS YET TO BE DONE 278

IX.--NEGATIVE FUNDAMENTALS 310

X.--THE YOUNG MAN AND THE NATION 334

XI.--THE WORLD AND THE YOUNG MAN 366


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