Josephus Flavius Cook

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Josephus Flavius Cook (1838–1901), commonly known as Joseph Cook, was an American philosophical lecturer, a descendant of Pilgrims who started his ascent to fame by way of Monday noon prayer meetings in Tremont Temple in Boston that for more than twenty years were among the city's greatest attractions. In them, Cook attempted to convey recent developments in European science and philosophy in a ... more »

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  • A monarchy is like a man-of-war—bad shots between wind and water hurt it exceedingly; there is a danger of capsizing. But democracy is a raft. You cannot easily overturn it. It is a wet place, bu...
    Flavius Josephus Cook (1838-1901), lecturer. Labor (1879).
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