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" The graces taught in the schools, the costly ornaments and studied contrivances of speech shock and disgust men when their own lives and the fate of their wives, their children and their country hang on the decision of the hour. Then words have lost their... "
The National Quarterly Review - Page 298
1862
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A Discourse in Commemoration of the Lives and Services ..., Volume 45, Issue 5

Daniel Webster - 1826 - 62 pages
...studied contrivances of speech, shock and disgust men, when their own lives, and the fate of their wives, their children, and their country, hang on...then, self-devotion is eloquent. The clear conception, out-running the deductions of logic, the high purpose, the firm resolve, the dauntless spirit, speaking...
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A Selection of Eulogies: Pronounced in the Several States, in Honor of Those ...

Eulogies - 1826 - 426 pages
...men, when their own live?, and the fate of their wives, their children, and their country, hang ou the decision of the hour. Then words have lost their...then self-devotion is eloquent. The clear conception, out-running the deductions of logic, the high purpose, the firm resolve, the dauntless spirit, speaking...
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Biography of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence, Volume 8

John Sanderson - United States - 1827
...studied contrivances of speech, shock and disgust men, when their own lives, and the fate of their wives, their children, and their country, hang on...then self-devotion is eloquent. The clear conception, outrunning the deductions of logic, the high purpose, the firm resolve, the dauntless spirit, speaking...
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The American Quarterly Review, Issues 1-2

Robert Walsh - American literature - 1827
...studied contrivances of speech, shock and disgust men, when their own lives, and the fate of their wives, their children, and their country, hang on...rebuked, and subdued, as in the presence of higher 1827.] Eulogies on Jefferson and Adams. 67 qualities. Then, patriotism is eloquent; then self-devotion...
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The Christian Spectator

Theology - 1827
...studied contrivances of speech, shock and disgust men, when their own lives, and the fate of their wives, their children, and their country, hang on...then self-devotion is eloquent. The clear conception, out-running the deductions of logic, the high purpose, the firm resolve, the dauntless spirit, speaking...
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The American Reader: Containing Extracts Suited to Excite a Love of Science ...

George Merriam - Readers - 1828 - 276 pages
...studied contrivances of speech, shock and disgust men, when their own lives, and the fate of their wives, their children, and their country, hang on...then, self-devotion is eloquent. The clear conception, out-running the deductions of logic, the high purpose, the firm resolve, the dauntless spirit, speaking...
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Sequel to The Analytical Reader: In which the Original Design is Extended ...

Samuel Putnam - Readers (Secondary) - 1828 - 300 pages
...studied contrivances of speech, shock and disgust men, when their own lives, and the fate of their wives, their children, and their country, hang on...eloquent ; then self-devotion is eloquent. The clear conceptions, outrunning the deductions of logic, the high purpose, the firm resolve, the dauntless...
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Analysis of the Principles of Rhetorical Delivery as Applied in Reading and ...

Ebenezer Porter - Elocution - 1828 - 392 pages
...contrivances of speech, shock and disgust men, when their own lives, and the fate of their wives, 20 their children, and their country hang on the decision...presence of higher qualities. Then, patriotism is 25 eloquent ; then, self devotion is eloquent. The clear conception, out-running the deductions of...
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The National Reader: A Selection of Exercises in Reading and Speaking ...

John Pierpont - Children's literature - 1828 - 276 pages
...studied contrivances of speech, shock and . disgust men, when their own lives, and the fate of their wives, their children, and their country, hang on...hour. Then, words have lost their power, rhetoric ia vain, and all elaborate oratory contemptible. Even genius itself then feels rebuked, and subdued,...
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A Practical System of Rhetoric: Or, The Principles and Rules of Style ...

Samuel Phillips Newman - English language - 1829 - 252 pages
...men, when their own lives, and the fate of their wives, their children, and the country, hang on their decision of the hour. Then words have lost their power,...presence of higher qualities. Then) patriotism is e|-. oqnent; then, self-devotion is eloquent. The clear conception, out-running the deductions of logic,...
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