"It is very remarkable to observe how many of the ablest orators
in the British Parliament were favorable to America," said Grandfather.
The nobility don't gwudge theah lives- evewy one of us will go and bwing in more wecwuits, and the sov'weign" (that was the way he referred to the Emperor) "need only say the word and we'll all die fo' him!" added the orator with animation.
Count Rostov at the back of the crowd was expressing approval; several persons, briskly turning a shoulder to the orator at the end of a phrase, said:
A ragged, ebony giant, squatted on the floor in one of the aisles, watched the orator with burning eyes and tremulous face until the supreme burst of applause came, and then the tears ran down his face.
At the close of the speech Governor Bullock rushed across the stage and seized the orator's hand.
"Gentlemen," resumed the orator
, "I repeat that the distance between the earth and her satellite is a mere trifle, and undeserving of serious consideration.
having refreshed himself, wiped his corrugated forehead from left to right several times with his handkerchief folded into a pad, and concentrated all his revived forces, in a sneer of great disdain and bitterness.
Until such a one chose to make some movement, no deeds in arms, no natural gifts, nor any renown as an orator
, would have justified the slightest interruption.
He knew nothing at all about that speech he had heard, not even the name of the orator
; and he was to go away--no, no, it was preposterous, he must speak to some one; he must find that man himself and tell him.
We so loudly and so earnestly proclaimed ourselves freemen, that we got the interested attention of that liberty-mouthing orator
and his patriotic crowd, and they gathered about us and assumed a very determined attitude.
modestly awaited for the feeling to subside a little, and then he continued, with increasing energy, encouraged by their commendations.
He was such an impres- sive orator
that numerous persons doubted if he had ever been a slave, so he wrote NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS.