given large prominence, and the book closes with six personal tributes from his lips.
The present volume forms part of a larger plan.
The history of Mr. Phillips
's relation to the Antislavery movement, the growth of his views and sentiments, and the development of his power and fame as an orator are reserved for another work.
It will be illustrated by a series of speeches and selections not included in either of the volumes already published.
It will follow his steps through contumely and hatred to honor and triumph such as few orators have known.
It will set in strong relief the pure and lofty ideal of conscience and citizenship which he maintained to the end, untouched by flattery and undaunted by threats.
In connection with these earlier volumes, it will prove, it is hoped, a full and trustworthy record of the orator and agitator, and an enduring monument to his work and fame.
The editor and publishers return their grateful acknowledgments to Mr. J. M. W. Yerrinton
, the lifelong friend of Mr. Phillips
, to whose skilful pencil the abiding memory of his eloquence is so largely due.
The likeness of Mr. Phillips
in this volume is taken from the portrait painted for the late John C. Phillips
, by Mr. Frederic P. Vinton
, whose kindness and courtesy in allowing its use will be appreciated by the readers as well as by the publishers.