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The Art of Interesting - Its Theory and Practice for Speakers and Writers
Francis Patrick Donnelly
No preview available - 2010
The Art of Interesting: Its Theory and Practice for Speakers and Writers
Francis P. Donnelly
No preview available - 2014
abstract Ancient Rome Aristotle audience beauty Bryan called Catholic sermons Chapter Christ Church Cicero clever Columbus comparisons concrete crete critics definite Demosthenes dium Douglas earnest effect eloquence energy epigram essay esthetic emotions evil example faculty fancy Father Brown Father Pardow feeling formal cause give Gospel gratitude Hartley Coleridge hearers heart Hebrew poetry humor ideas illustration imagination imitation interest journalese language listeners literature look Macaulay matter means medium memory mind nature never Newman novelty orator oratory original parables passage personality phrase picture poem poet poetic poetry preacher preaching present prose pulpit qualities Quintilian reader scenes Scholastic philosophy Second Spring sense sion soul sound speak speaker speech spinal thrill statement style Tabb teaching theology things thou thought tion tiresome sermons topic traits trite truth ture veritas Wendell Phillips words writer
Page 299 - The lost days of my life until to-day, What were they, could I see them on the street Lie as they fell? Would they be ears of wheat Sown once for food but trodden into clay? Or golden coins squandered and still to pay? Or drops of blood dabbling the guilty feet? Or such spilt water as in dreams must cheat The undying throats of Hell, athirst alway? I do not see them here; but after death God knows I...
Page 63 - Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed: But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.
Page 271 - And if I should live to be The last leaf upon the tree • In the spring, Let them smile, as I do now, At the old forsaken bough Where I cling.
Page 253 - People are always talking about originality ; but what do they mean ? As soon as we are born, the world begins to work upon us, and this goes on to the end. And, after all, what can we call our own except energy, strength, and will ? If I could give an account of all that I owe to great predecessors and contemporaries, there would be but a small balance in my favour.
Page 271 - Full many a glorious morning have I seen Flatter the mountain tops with sovereign eye, Kissing with golden face the meadows green, Gilding pale streams with heavenly alchemy; Anon permit the basest clouds to ride With ugly rack on his celestial face, And from the forlorn world his visage hide, Stealing unseen to west with this disgrace : Even so my sun one early morn did shine With...
Page 277 - He had just as lively an idea of the insurrection at Benares as of Lord George Gordon's riots, and of the execution of Nuncomar as of the execution of Dr. Dodd. Oppression in Bengal was to him the same thing as oppression in the streets of London.
Page 149 - Ah, my friends, we say not one word against those who live upon the Atlantic coast, but the hardy pioneers who have braved all the dangers of the wilderness...
Page 271 - I've seen around me fall, Like leaves in wintry weather, I feel like one Who treads alone Some banquet-hall deserted, Whose lights are fled, Whose garlands dead, And all but he departed.
Page 220 - Consider the lilies of the field how they grow: they labour not, neither do they spin. But I say to you, that not even Solomon in all his glory was arrayed as one of these.