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P.T. Barnum Lecture Broadside
WESTFIELD LECTURE COURSE.
P. T. BARNUM IN LIEU OF ARTEMAS WARD.
The GENUINE Showman in place of the BOGUS one.
The Manager is happy to announce that he has secured the services of P. T. Barnum, who will give his Lecture upon "Money Getting," and although the expense is more than double what it wold have been had C. F. Brown, (Artemas Ward,) fulfilled his engagement, he hopes the audience will be enough larger to more than compensate.
Season Ticket, admitting to the three remaining Lectures, by BARNUM, BEECHER, and GOUGH, may be obtained at the store of G. H. Hibbard; price FIFTY CENTS. It may be well enough to state, as many anxious inquiries have been made, (in consequence of the delay attending the Lectures,) as to what has become of the funds, &c., that the entire amount, with the exception of $25, which I ordered to be paid over to the Treasurer of the Soldiers' Aid Society, is still in the hands of Mr. Hibbard, and that I have no even drawn upon him for many bills which I have paid on account of the Lecture course. Hoping that this statement will prove satisfactory, and that I may still retain the confidence of a community who have always sustained my various enterprises far beyond their just deserts, I am the public's obedient servant,
MONEY! MONEY! MONEY!
THE ART OF MONEY GETTING!
How to make it.
P. T. Barnum
This Lecture was delivered at St. James' Hall, in London, seventeen different times, and repeated sixty times in various portions of Great Britain.
SYLLABUS. -- Object of the Lecture. -- Anecdote. -- Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton. -- Washington Irving. -- The Almighty Dollar. -- Lapdogs. -- Canary-birds. -- Terriers. -- Confederate Bonds. Burns. -- The Age we Live in. -- Fashionable Physician. -- Royal Academician. -- Prima Donna. -- Uncle Sam's Greenbacks. -- Poets. -- Engineers. -- Merchants. -- Ladies -- Maidens -- Widows. -- Postal Currency. -- Homer, Virgil, Anecdote. -- Oh, 'tis Love, 'tis Love. -- Shakespeare's Falstaff. -- Miser. -- Anecdote. -- Commerce. -- Ben Jonson. -- Jenny Lind. -- Franklin. -- Anecdote. -- George IV. -- Mr. Micawber. -- Candle-ends and Cheese. -- Punch. -- Rules for Making Money. -- Col. Crockett Anecdote. -- Cuvier. -- Graminiverous. -- Rothschild's Money-maxims. -- Sampson. -- The Royal Basket-worker. -- Newspapers. -- Advertising. -- First sow, then reap. -- French Editor. -- Anecdote. -- Gov. Dorr. -- Blood! Blood! -- Humbugs. Pyramids of Ghiza. -- Notoriety. -- Albert Smith. -- Dwarfs, Giants, Elephants, Woolly-horse, Fejee Mermaid. -- Stephen Girard. -- Anecdote of John Jacob Astor. -- Goethe. -- Mephistophiles. -- Anecdote of Jacob Barker. -- Anecdote of Charity. -- Old Miser's Dying Advice. -- Anecdote, "Let it Slide." -- Conclusion.
Troy Daily Times, Dec. 6th, 1862.
MR. BARNUM'S LECTURE. -- In the annals of the Young Men's Association, we hardly know of a more thoroughly successful lecture than that by P. T. Barnum, last evening. A more brilliant, appreciative, and delighted assemblage was never gathered in Troy. Mr. Barnum held them for nearly two hours, without a manifestation of weariness, and sent them home in the best of humor, with enlarged ideas as to the art of money making. The good points of the lecture are thoroughly unreportable. No sketch could do justice to Mr. Barnum's inimitably told anecdotes and personal reminiscences. The more serious portions of the lecture were admirable in their maxims and advice. He evinced, also, a scholarship and elegance of diction in the manner in which they were put together that few gave Mr. Barnum credit for. His delivery was deliberate and clear, and was rendered appropriate to each part of the theme. WE had known the speaker as a wonderful showman, but as a successful lecturer he appeared in a new and triumphant role.
Albany Knickerbocker, Dec. 1862.
BARNUM BEATS BEECHER. -- Eighteen hundred of our first ladies and gentlemen, crowded Tweddie Hall, on Thursday night, to hear the great showman discourse on the art of making money. This is four hundred more than Henry Ward Beecher drew to the same hall last week. Barnum's lecture gave immense satisfaction. Indeed it was the lecture of the season. It was not only a great pecuniary triumph for our Young Men's Association, but the shrewd, practical suggestions, and rules for success in business, illustrated by the drollest witticisms, and the most original side-splitting anecdotes, were worth double the price paid for admission. The audience was kept in a roar of laughter from beginning to end, and left in the best possible humor.
Troy Daily Whig, Dec. 6, 1862.
Every seat in Rand's spacious hall was occupied last evening by an audience as refined and intelligent as any that ever greeted a public lecturer in this city. Both the speaker and the subject were interesting, the former to be seen, the latter to be listened to. People outside of the metropolis have heard so much of Barnum, and of the various enterprises -- both good and bad -- with which he has been connected, that, in the minds of many persons, he had come to be regarded in the light of a "curiosity" -- a genuine lusus naturae. But far from it. Of a commanding personal appearance, a face beaming with good nature, and a countenance remarkable for sharpness and acuteness, the "great showman" looks everything but the humbug or charlatan.