The first part commences with an apology for his colloquial style; he is, as he has always been, the enemy of rhetoric
, and knows of no rhetoric
but truth; he will not falsify his character by making a speech.
Just at this time, Pierre Abelard, who had already made himself widely famous as a rhetorician, came to found a school of rhetoric
Let us have a little algebra, instead of this trite rhetoric
,--universal signs, instead of these village symbols,--and we shall both be gainers.
Little by little, with the exuberant rhetoric
of his race, he revealed his ambitions.
Pickering: this chap has a certain natural gift of rhetoric
In vivid contrast to the sad and terrible destiny of the king imprisoned in the Bastile, and tearing, in sheer despair, the bolts and bars of his dungeon, the rhetoric
of the chroniclers of old would not fail to present, as a complete antithesis, the picture of Philippe lying asleep beneath the royal canopy.
At times these mutterings broke out into rhetoric
, into shouts and gestures that would arrest the workers; they would stare at him until they perceived that his blue eyes glared and his waving hand addressed itself always to the southward hills.
When I have an address to deliver, I like to forget all about the rules for the proper use of the English language, and all about rhetoric
and that sort of thing, and I like to make the audience forget all about these things, too.
No speech could have been more thoroughly honest in its intention: the frigid rhetoric
at the end was as sincere as the bark of a dog, or the cawing of an amorous rook.
I am sure that I produced a rhetoric
as artificial and treated of things as unreal as my master in the art, and I am rather glad that I acquainted myself so thoroughly with a mood of literature which, whatever we may say against it, seems to have expressed very perfectly a mood of civilization.
When the history of this war is written, Ambrose, with flamboyant phrases and copious rhetoric
, there will be unwritten chapters, more dramatic, having really more direct effect upon the final issue than even the great battles which have seemed the dominant factors.
He strode down the stairs with tingling pulses, and drove to the House, where his speech, a little florid in its rhetoric
, and verbose as became the man, was nevertheless a great success.