At last it seemed as if, in her yearning desire to reclaim the lost sheep, she could not be satisfied by addressing her hearers
as a body.
When we consider the great diversity of the human character, influenced as it is by education, by opportunity, and by the physical and moral conditions of the creature, my dear hearers
,” he earnestly concluded “it can excite no surprise that creeds so very different in their tendencies should grow out of a religion revealed, it is true, but whose revelations are obscured by the lapse of ages, and whose doctrines were, after the fashion of the countries in which they were first promulgated, frequently delivered in parables, and in a language abounding in metaphors and loaded with figures.
A reader of words of wind-demons might have been able to see the portions of a dialogue pass to and fro between the exhorter and his hearers
Captain Jim had the gift of the born storyteller, whereby "unhappy, far-off things" can be brought vividly before the hearer
in all their pristine poignancy.
It was only when the sympathy or interest of his hearers
enabled them to forget these things that they were swept away by the force of his reason or the contagion of his wit or his emotion.
he said; I am sure of that; and yet most of your hearers
, if I am not mistaken, are likely to be still more earnest in their opposition to you, and will never be convinced; Thrasymachus least of all.
I perceived that the words they spoke sometimes produced pleasure or pain, smiles or sadness,in the minds and countenances of the hearers
He handled his text in all kinds of ways, and twisted it into all manner of shapes; but always ingeniously, and with a rude eloquence, well adapted to the comprehension of his hearers
An ill-made, high-shouldered man, with lowering brows, and his features crushed into an habitually sour expression, he contrasted most unfavourably, even in his mongrel dress, with the great body of his hearers
in their plain working clothes.
It is impossible to conceive the disgust which this avowal awakened in the bosoms of the hearers
What It thinks, that It utters; and what It utters, that It hears; and It itself is Thinker, Utterer, Hearer
, Thought, Word, Audition; it is the One, and yet the All in All.
and they are themselves different from what they would have been if our past experience had been different--for example, the effect of a spoken sentence upon the hearer
depends upon whether the hearer
knows the language or not, which is a question of past experience.