Principles of Public Speaking: Comprising the Techniques of Articulation, Phrasing, Emphasis; the Cure of Vocal Defects; the Elements of Gesture ... with Many Exercises, Forms, and Practice Selections
G. P. Putnam's sons, 1899 - 465 pages
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Amend appeal applied argument arms articulation assembly audience beginning body breath called cause clear close committee common considered correct course debate discussion duty effect effort eloquence example exercise expression eyes fact fall force Gesture give given hand head heart House Illustration important interest live means meeting ment method mind motion mouth move natural never object once orator oratory organs passed persons Pitch political position practice preparation present President principles proof proposition public speaking question reading reference result rhetoric rise rule selection sentence side sound speaker Special speech stand statement strong student success things thou thought tion tone tongue true truth United utterance vocal voice vote whole
Page 232 - And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
Page 76 - Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. Three millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us.
Page 106 - ON Linden, when the sun was low, All bloodless lay the untrodden snow, And dark as winter was the flow Of Iser, rolling rapidly. But Linden saw another sight, When the drum beat, at dead of night, Commanding fires of death to light The darkness of her scenery.
Page 235 - Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast, Save in the death of Christ, my God ; All the vain things that charm me most, I sacrifice them to His blood.
Page 231 - I think myself happy, king Agrippa, because I shall answer for myself this day before thee touching all the things whereof I am accused of the Jews : 3. Especially because I know thee to be expert in all customs and questions which are among the Jews : wherefore I beseech thee to hear me patiently.
Page 270 - Liberty first and Union afterward ; " but everywhere, spread all over in characters of living light, blazing on all its ample folds, as they float over the sea and over the land, and in every wind under the whole heavens, that other sentiment, dear to every true American heart — Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable ! DANIEL WEBSTER, Reply to Hay tie (1830).
Page 187 - Now we are engaged in a great civil war testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure We are met on a great battle-field of that war We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live...
Page 54 - Why shrinks the soul Back on herself, and startles at destruction? 'Tis the Divinity that stirs within us ; 'Tis heaven itself that points out an hereafter, And intimates eternity to man.