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" The heart is commonly reached, not through the reason, but through the imagination, by means of direct impressions, by the testimony of facts and events, by history, by description. Persons influence us, voices melt us, looks subdue us, deeds inflame... "
An indexed synopsis of the "Grammar of assent" - Page 86
by John Joseph Toohey - 1906 - 220 pages
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MacMillan's Magazine, Volume 84

Sir George Grove, David Masson, John Morley, Mowbray Morris - 1901
...fountains, their shadowy trees, — trifles in themselves, but when we remember, with Newman, that the heart is commonly reached not through the reason but through the imagination, these things may well become a formidable array of influences in after-years. And if this homesickness...
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Beginnings of Rhetoric and Composition: Including Practical Exercises in English

Adams Sherman Hill - English language - 1902 - 522 pages
...head is in it; duller than a country stage when the actors are off it; a cipher, an O! — LAMB. 6. The heart is commonly reached, not through the reason,...testimony of facts and events, by history, by description. Persona influence us, voices melt us, looks subdue us, deeds inflame us.— NEWMAN. 7. Although an...
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Beginnings of rhetoric and composition: including practical exercises in English

Adams Sherman Hill - English language - 1902 - 522 pages
...head is in it ; duller than a country stage when the actors are off it ; a cipher, an O ! — LAMB. 6. The heart is commonly reached, not through the reason,...imagination, by means of direct impressions, by the 1 Is this word necessary ? testimony of facts and events, by history, by description. Persons influence...
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Elementary English Composition for High Schools and Academies

Frederick Henry Sykes - English language - 1905 - 328 pages
...seek to move us to action, are of the nature of Persuasion. " Deductions have no power of persuasion. The heart is commonly reached, not through the reason,...voices melt us, looks subdue us, deeds inflame us " (John Henry Newman). The orator, the preacher, the advocate, depend for success on their powers of...
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The Church Quarterly Review, Volume 60

English periodicals - 1905
...disposition of feelings ' ; but it is at least a force to be reckoned with if, as Newman has told us, the heart is commonly reached not through the reason but through the imagination. But be this as it may, remembrances make Fabre what he is. He is no originator. If he describes what...
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Res Judicatæ: Papers and Essays

Augustine Birrell - English literature - 1908 - 308 pages
...convictions. 'I do not want,' he says, 'to ' be converted by a smart syllogism.' In another place he observes: 'The heart is ' commonly reached not through the reason...by the testimony of 'facts and events, by history and by de'scription. Persons influence us, voices ' melt us, books subdue us, deeds inflame ' us.'...
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Science and Art of Debate

Edwin Du Bois Shurter - Debates and debating - 1908 - 280 pages
...himself is moved. This is what is meant by an indirect appeal. "Deductions have no power of persuasion. The heart is commonly reached, not through the reason, but through the imagination, by means of direct impression, by the testimony of facts and events, by history, by description. Persons influence us,...
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Methodist Review, Volume 88

1906
...-Knowledge, and in the Reasoning of the Unlearned. One of its mottoes is the saying of J. H. Newman: "The heart is commonly reached, not through the reason,...voices melt us, looks subdue us, deeds inflame us." The Introduction begins thus: There exists a somewhat distressful form of religious literature known...
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Methodist Review, Volume 81

1899
...Newman distrusted the power of mere logic, and his idea of how to move men is indicated in his words, "The heart is commonly reached, not through the reason,...testimony of facts and events, by history, by description. People influence us, voices melt us, looks subdue us, deeds inflame us." "Walter Pater instances Newman's...
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The Psychology of Salesmanship

William Walker Atkinson - Sales personnel - 1912 - 246 pages
...and arousing the Inclination and Desire. Newman well said: "Deductions have no power of persuasion. The heart is commonly reached, not through the reason, but through the imagination. * * * Persons influence us, voices melt us, looks subdue us, deeds inflame us." And so we pass to the...
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