Henry Ward Beecher


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Henry Ward Beecher (June 24, 1813 – March 8, 1887) was a prominent Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, abolitionist, and speaker in the mid to late 19th century. An 1875 adultery trial in which he was accused of having an affair with a married woman was one of the most notorious American trials of the 19th century. more »

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  • ''What a mother sings to the cradle goes all the way to the coffin.''
    Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887), U.S. clergyman and author.
  • ''When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung.''
    Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887), U.S. clergyman, editor, writer. Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit (1887).
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