Extempore Speech, how to Acquire and Practice it

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National School of Elocution and Oratory, 1883 - Elocution - 267 pages

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Page 58 - When that the poor hath cried Caesar hath wept. Ambition should be made of sterner stuff. Yet Brutus says he was ambitious, And Brutus is an honorable man. You all did see, that, on the Lupercal, I thrice presented him a kingly crown, Which he did thrice refuse. Was this ambition ?
Page 202 - 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; 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 237 - me out of the world. Thine they were, and Thou gavest them me; and they have kept Thy word.' The world does not know the Father, and cannot know Him, for it abides in the darkness and death of
Page 54 - Romans, countrymen, and lovers! hear me for my cause, and be silent that you may hear; believe me for mine honor, and have respect to mine honor that you
Page 234 - I have known Thee, and these have known that Thou hast sent me. And I have declared unto them Thy name, and will declare it.
Page 56 - As I slew my best lover for the good of Rome, I have the same dagger for myself, when it shall please my country to need my death.
Page 224 - alone do good to our neighbors not upon a calculation of interest, but in the confidence of freedom and in a frank and fearless spirit. To sum up: I say that Athens is the school of Hellas, and that the individual Athenian in his own person seems to have the power of adapting himself to the most varied forms of action with the utmost
Page 202 - Seeing that by thee we enjoy great quietness, and that very worthy deeds are done unto this nation by thy providence, we accept it always, and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness.
Page 30 - a week old; turning over whole pages of violent passions, written out in goodly text-; reading the tropes and apostrophes into which he is hurried by the ardor of his mind; and so affected at a preconcerted line and page that he is unable to proceed any further
Page 53 - the poor lendeth to the Lord; and that which he hath given will He pay him again.

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