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Humour 
Text  Hicks, Seymour, Humour, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1929), 16 Feb 1928, 47-55  The theatre in its relation to the life of the Empire. Effects of the war on the theatre in England. Our greatest heritage of language. Some comments on "movie talk." Sending over good actors with the best companies to play the English classics for the young Canadian people as one of the greatest...
The Art of Listening 
Text  Adams, Sir John, The Art of Listening, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 31 Mar 1932, 137-152  Cruelty in the world through lack of good listening. Words from the poet Burns. Illustrations of the lack of listening skills. Understanding the art of listening. The moral aspect of listening. The effects of radio. Ways in which the art of lecturing has changed, partly because of the radio. The...
The Melancholy of Laughter 
Text  Moore, H. Napier, The Melancholy of Laughter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1935), 7 Feb 1935, 246-259  The melancholy aspects toward laughter. Relating laughter to an attribute of the lower animals, with examples. An analysis of what it is that makes people laugh, with example. The Scot's amazing self assurance and complacency that gives the greatest laughter to other people, with demonstration....
Getting Away with It for Forty-Four Years 
Text  Harron, Don, Getting Away with It for Forty-Four Years, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 10 Apr 1980, 333-349  A humorous, anecdotal address with many references to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
Dave Broadfoot's Canada 
Text  Broadfoot, Dave, Dave Broadfoot's Canada, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1978), 9 Mar 1978, 319-332  A comedic address by one of Canada's foremost comedians. A brief history of the speaker and how he became a comedian. A review of comedy. The therapeutic use of comedy. The address about Canada and Canadians is interspersed with many comedic moments and humourous impersonations of Canadian figures.
Up the Empire--Interbreeding for a Better World 
Text  Wicks, Ben, Up the Empire--Interbreeding for a Better World, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 9 Nov 1978, 71-82  A humourous look at Canada and Canadian politics and politicians, interspersed with personal anecdotes and reminiscences. An optimistic look at Canada and Canada's potential.
Salubrities I Have Met 
Text  Bangs, John Kendrick, Salubrities I Have Met, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1921), 19 Apr 1920, 180-216  Ladies' Night, with a programme which included violin solos by Frank Blachford and singing by Frank OldField and Arthur Blight. Some impressions of men of power with whom the speaker has had the rare privilege coming in contact with in the past fifteen or twenty years of a very active editorial...
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