Beecher



Catharine Esther, 1800–78, U.S. educator: advocated educational rights for women.
Edward, 1803–95, U.S. clergyman, educator, and abolitionist.
Henry Ward, 1813–87, U.S. preacher and writer.
Lyman, 1775–1863, U.S. preacher and theologian (father of Catharine Esther Beecher, Edward Beecher, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Henry Ward Beecher).
Historical Examples

Beecher described it as “one of those places which one never enters without wishing never to leave.”
America, Volume IV (of 6) Joel Cook

Mr. Beecher was advertised to speak, and the house was packed.
Sixty years with Plymouth Church Stephen M. Griswold

Mrs. Tilton admired Beecher a little more than her husband did—she was a woman.
Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7 Elbert Hubbard

In the summer of 1863 Mr. Beecher had been sent to Europe for a rest.
Sixty years with Plymouth Church Stephen M. Griswold

Somehow few could withstand the power of Plymouth Church singing, and Mr. Beecher’s prayers had a wonderfully moving influence.
Sixty years with Plymouth Church Stephen M. Griswold

Beecher wore his hair long, and now Tilton wore his long, too.
Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7 Elbert Hubbard

Mr. Beecher kept himself in perfect physical condition for his work.
The World’s Great Sermons, Volume 6: H. W. Beecher to Punshon Various

Must I pay you compliments on your agreeability, Mr. Beecher?
Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2) Charles James Lever

Each ruminated long over the situation; and at last Beecher said, “Did poor Lackington leave you anything in his will?”
Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2) Charles James Lever

“She’ll be sharply criticised,” said Beecher, puffing his cigar.
Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2) Charles James Lever

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Henry Ward. 1813–87, US clergyman: a leader in the movement for the abolition of slavery

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