Public Speaking and Debate

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T.F. Unwin, 1895 - 266 strani
 

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Stran 216 - Mysterious Night ! when our first Parent knew Thee from report divine, and heard thy name, Did he not tremble for this lovely frame, This glorious canopy of light and blue ? Yet 'neath a curtain of translucent dew, Bathed in the rays of the great setting flame, Hesperus with the host of heaven came; And lo, Creation widened in man's view.
Stran 212 - It lies in heaven, across the flood Of ether, as a bridge. Beneath, the tides of day and night With flame and darkness ridge The void, as low as where this earth Spins like a fretful midge.
Stran 211 - A THING of beauty is a joy for ever : Its loveliness increases ; it will never Pass into nothingness ; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
Stran 169 - And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field: upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat, all the days of thy life...
Stran 96 - So she went into the garden to cut a cabbage-leaf, to make an apple-pie : and at the same time a great she-bear, coming up the street, pops its head into the shop.
Stran 125 - Pulpit discourses have insensibly dwindled from speaking to reading ; a practice, of itself, sufficient to stifle every germ of eloquence. It is only by the fresh feelings of the heart that mankind can be very powerfully affected. What can be more ludicrous than an orator delivering stale indignation, and...
Stran 76 - ... certain it is that whosoever hath his mind fraught with many thoughts, his wits and understanding do clarify and break up, in the communicating and discoursing with another; he tosseth his thoughts more easily; he marshalleth them more orderly; he seeth how they look when they are turned into words: finally, 1 Philippe de Commines * catling in as advocates he waxeth wiser than himself; and that more by an hour's discourse than by a day's meditation.
Stran 216 - Who could have thought such darkness lay concealed Within thy beams, O Sun ? or who could find, Whilst fly and leaf and insect stood revealed, That to such countless orbs thou mad'st us blind ? Why do we then shun Death with anxious strife ? If Light can thus deceive, wherefore not Life ? " I would not slight this wondrous world.
Stran 192 - The great object of modern sermons is to hazard nothing : their characteristic is, decent debility ; which alike guards their authors from ludicrous errors, and precludes them from striking beauties. Every man of sense, in taking up an English sermon, expects to find it a tedious essay, full of commonplace morality ; and if the fulfilment of such expectations be meritorious, the clergy have certainly the merit of not disappointing their readers.
Stran 81 - Boys flying kites haul in their white-winged birds : You can't do that way when you're flying words. " Careful with fire," is good advice, we know : " Careful with words,

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