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" Otis was a flame of fire. With a promptitude of classical allusions, a depth of research, a rapid summary of historical events and dates, a profusion of legal authorities, a prophetic glare of his eyes into futurity, and a rapid torrent of impetuous eloquence,... "
American Political and Military Biography: In Two Parts. Part I. The ... - Page 54
1825 - 424 pages
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THE MAKING OF THE AMERICAN NATION,

J. ARTHUR PARTRIDGE - 1866
...on the American Crisis, 1764. " Otis was a flame of fire ; with a promptitude of classical allusion, a depth of research, a rapid summary of historical...dates, a profusion of legal authorities, a prophetic glance into futurity, and a rapid torrent of impetuous eloquence, he hurried away all before him. American...
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Memoirs of the life and reign of King George the Third, Volume 1

John Heneage Jesse - Great Britain - 1867
...Adams, laid the foundation of American Independence. " Otis," he writes, "was a flame of fire. With a promptitude of classical allusions, a depth of research,...dates, a profusion of legal authorities, a prophetic glance of his eyes into futurity, and a rapid torrent of impetuous eloquence, he hurried away all before...
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Adresses and Speeches

Robert C. Winthrop - 1867
...cool reasoning, which were remarkable in his amiable character. But Otis was a flame of fire ! with a promptitude of classical allusions, a depth of research,...dates,' a profusion of legal authorities, a prophetic glance of his eye into futurity, and a torrent of impetuous eloquence, he hurried away every thing...
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The Cottage Cyclopedia of History and Biography: A Copious Dictionary of ...

Edward M. Pierce - Biography - 1867 - 1004 pages
...thus eulogizes the orator : " Otis was a flame of fire ! With a promptitude of classical allusion, a depth of research, a rapid summary of historical...dates, a profusion of legal authorities, a prophetic giance of his eyes into futurity, and a rapid torrent of impetuous eloquence, ho hurried away all before...
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Lives of the Presidents of the United States of America from Washington to ...

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - Presidents - 1867 - 480 pages
...delighted listener. " Otis," he wrote, " was a flame of fire. With a promptitude of classical allusion, a depth of research, a rapid summary of historical...events and dates, a profusion of legal authorities, and a prophetic glance of his eyes into futurity, he hurried away all before him. American independence...
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SCRI9BNER'S POPULAR HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES

WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT SYDNEY HOWARD GAY NOAH BROOKS - 1896
...and there," says John Adams, " American Independence was born.'' " Otis was a flame of fire. With a promptitude of classical allusions, a depth of research,...dates, a profusion of legal authorities, a prophetic glance into futurity, and a rapid torrent of impetuous eloquence, he hurried away all before him. American...
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A History of American Literature: With a View to the Fundamental Principles ...

Fred Lewis Pattee - American literature - 1896 - 475 pages
...of Otis on this occasion : i?65"Otis was a flame of fire ! With a promptitude of classical allusion, a depth of research, a rapid summary of historical...dates, a profusion of legal authorities, a prophetic glance of his eyes into futurity, a rapid torrent of impetuous eloquence, he hurried away all before...
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History of Oratory and Orators: A Study of the Influence of Oratory Upon ...

Henry Hardwicke - Oratory - 1896 - 454 pages
...his sketch of the scene : " Otis was a flame of fire. With a promptitude of classical allusions, and a depth of research, a rapid summary of historical...dates, a profusion of legal authorities, a prophetic glance of his eyes into futurity, and a rapid torrent of impetuous eloquence, he hurried away all before...
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A History of American Literature: With a View to the Fundamental Principles ...

Fred Lewis Pattee - American literature - 1896 - 475 pages
...Otis on this occasion : 1765 " Otis was a flame of fire ! With a promptitude of classical allusion, a depth of research, a rapid summary of historical...dates, a profusion of legal authorities, a prophetic glance of his eyes into futurity, a rapid torrent of impetuous eloquence, he hurried away all before...
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History of Oratory and Orators: A Study of the Influence of Oratory Upon ...

Henry Hardwicke - Orators - 1896 - 454 pages
...rapid summary of historical events and dates, a profusion of legal authorities, a prophetic glance of his eyes into futurity, and a rapid torrent of...impetuous eloquence, he hurried away all before him. The seeds of patriots and heroes were then and there sown. Every man of an immensely crowded audience...
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