said -- and this time in the tones of business, not of sentiment:
One of their most eloquent orators
(and a valiant warrior enough, besides, though hardly so good at any other weapon as he was with his tongue) climbed upon a toadstool, and, from that elevated position, addressed the multitude.
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.
Many other orators
spoke after the excited nobleman, and all in the same tone.
afflicted with atrophy of the organ of common-sense rose in his place in the halls of legislation and pointed with pride to his Unblotted Escutcheon.
Time has no business to keep a whole country in suspense," replied the orator
Burke is the only writer primarily a statesman and orator
who can be properly ranked among English authors of the first class.
yields to the inspiration of a transient occasion, and speaks to the mob before him, to those who can hear him; but the writer, whose more equable life is his occasion, and who would be distracted by the event and the crowd which inspire the orator
, speaks to the intellect and health of mankind, to all in any age who can understand him.
The power to detach and to magnify by detaching is the essence of rhetoric in the hands of the orator
and the poet.
I would not here be understood to insist on the same fund of learning in any of my brethren, as Cicero persuades us is necessary to the composition of an orator
The second orator
, though past the prime of his days, was far less aged than the one who had preceded him.
and other cries, arose in many voices from various parts of the densely crowded and suffocatingly close Hall, in which the orator
, perched on a stage, delivered himself of this and what other froth and fume he had in him.
The two gladiators fell upon each other's neck, with floods of proud and happy tears; that other second embraced me; the surgeons, the orators
, the undertakers, the police, everybody embraced, everybody congratulated, everybody cried, and the whole atmosphere was filled with praise and with joy unspeakable.
The only office of state which I ever held, O men of Athens, was that of senator: the tribe Antiochis, which is my tribe, had the presidency at the trial of the generals who had not taken up the bodies of the slain after the battle of Arginusae; and you proposed to try them in a body, contrary to law, as you all thought afterwards; but at the time I was the only one of the Prytanes who was opposed to the illegality, and I gave my vote against you; and when the orators
threatened to impeach and arrest me, and you called and shouted, I made up my mind that I would run the risk, having law and justice with me, rather than take part in your injustice because I feared imprisonment and death.
It is marvellous," said Grandfather, "to see how many powerful writers, orators
, and soldiers started up just at the time when they were wanted.