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As his collection of toast-master chrestomathies attests, he understood the power of quotation: that, when addressing a crowd, one may be bolstered by the sayings of others, of a writer or thinker, for instance, whose words capture a truth that can then launch an argument or anecdote of one's own.
some of which are familiar from earlier chrestomathies, allowing the reader to watch Block's treatment of politicians evolve over time.
Of his trajectory Through time, there now remains to us one sentence, Which gives off light in the chrestomathies. He said it in the wild din of a sea battle.
Pardee's Manuel d'ougaritique prove to be superior, because they are based on actual chrestomathies with annotated or even vocalized texts.