"Priest Ingersoll talked intimately of Hell Fire," but his son talked intimately of God.* Such was his son's intimacy that he scoffed at his Creator on all possible occasions, scoffed also at other creations of his Creator. Remembered now mainly for a tag about one born a minute which has been tied to his name, he was once notorious for his irreligion, notable for his oratory, famed for his political victories, defamed for drunken outbursts of atheism. Son of a Congregational minister, the future spellbinder was taken from Dresden, N.Y., to Wisconsin at...

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