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The next essay - #4 in A Noble Company, volume 8 - written by Jeffrey P. Straub is about Alfred Bennett (1780-1851).

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Though “unskilled in the learning of the schools,” wrote Lewis Halsey, “his strong common-sense and logical mind gave him power as a sermonizer, while his acute sensibility to the humorous or the pathetic, gave to his rough-hewn castles of thought and expression the ornaments of eloquence. Gentle and loving as a little child, yet he was a lion when aroused as the champion of the oppressed.”