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" Clearness, force and earnestness, are the qualities which produce conviction. True eloquence, indeed, does not consist in speech. It cannot be brought from far. Labor and learning may toil for it, but they will toil in vain. Words and phrases may be marshaled... "
Elocution, Or, Mental and Vocal Philosophy: Involving the Principles of ... - Page 286
by C. P. Bronson - 1845 - 384 pages
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The Prose Writers of America: With a Survey of the Intellectual History ...

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - American prose literature - 1856 - 552 pages
...conviction. True eloquence, indeed, does not consist in speech. It cannot be brought from far. Labour and learning may toil for it, but they will toil in vain. Words and phrases may be marshalled in every way, but they cannot compass it. It must exist in the man, in the subject, and...
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Hand-book of American Literature, Historical, Biographical, and Critical

Joseph Gostwick - American literature - 1856 - 319 pages
...conviction. True eloquence, indeed, does not consist in speech. It cannot be brought from far. Labour and learning may toil for it, but they will toil in vain. Words and phrases may be marshalled in every way, but they cannot compass it. It must exist' in the man, in the subject, and...
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The Most Eminent Orators and Statesmen of Ancient and Modern Times ...

David Addison Harsha - Orators - 1857 - 520 pages
...qualities which produce conviction. True eloquence, indeed, does not consist in speech. It can not be brought from far. Labor and learning may toil for...and phrases may be marshaled in every way, but they can not compass it. It must exist in the man, in the subject, and in the occasion. Affected passion,...
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Great Speeches by Great Lawyers: A Collection of Arguments and Speeches ...

William Lamartine Snyder - Forensic orations - 1901 - 748 pages
...defined perfectly by Mr. Webster, when he says: " True eloquence, indeed, does not consist in speech. It cannot be brought from far. Labor and learning may...they will toil in vain. ' "Words and phrases may be marshalled in every way, but they cannot compass it. It must exist in the man, in the subject, and...
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Representative Speeches

Daniel Webster - 1901 - 183 pages
...are the qualities which produce conviction. True eloquence, indeed, does not consist in speech. It cannot be brought from far. Labor and learning may...but they will toil in vain. Words and phrases may be marshalled in every way, but they cannot compass it. It must exist in the man, in the subject, and...
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Interpretive Reading

Cora Marsland - Readers - 1902 - 245 pages
...are the qualities which produce conviction. True eloquence, indeed, does not consist in speech. It cannot be brought from far. Labor and learning may...aspire after it, but cannot reach it. It comes, if it comes at all, like the outbreaking of a fountain from the earth, or the bursting forth of volcanic...
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How to Attract and Hold an Audience: A Popular Treatise on the Nature ...

Joseph Berg Esenwein - Oratory - 1902 - 272 pages
...are the qualities which produce conviction. True eloquence, indeed, does not consist in speech. It cannot be brought from far. Labor and learning may...expression, the pomp of declamation, all may aspire to it; they cannot reach it. It comes, if it comes at all, like the outbreaking of a fountain from...
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Famous American Statesmen & Orators, Past and Present: With ..., Volume 3

Orators - 1902
...are the qualities which produce conviction. True eloquence, indeed, does not consist in speech. It cannot be brought from far. Labor and learning may...but they will toil in vain. Words and phrases may be marshalled in every way, but they cannot compass it. It must exist in the man, in the subject, and...
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Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - Criticism - 1903 - 195 pages
...and from the subject and occasion. " Mere eloquence," said Webster, "does not consist in speech. It cannot be brought from far. Labor and learning may...expression, the pomp of declamation, all may aspire to it;, they cannot reach it. It comes, if it come at all, like the outbreaking of a fountain from...
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Orations and Declamations for Young Americans

H. C. Beauchamp - Recitations - 1903 - 48 pages
...are the qualities which produce conviction. True eloquence, indeed, does not consist in speech; it cannot be brought from far. Labor and learning may...vain, words and phrases may be marshaled in every form, but they cannot compass it; it must exist in the man, in the subject and in the occasion. Ardent...
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