Jim'--Antonia took hold of my coat lapels--'there was something in your speech that made me think so about my papa!'
`I thought about your papa when I wrote my speech, Tony,' I said.
And so, to save his life, he and his father and mother set sail from Glasgow and came to the small Canadian town of Brantford, where for a year he fought down his tendency to consumption, and satisfied his nervous energy by teaching "Visible Speech" to a tribe of Mohawk Indians.
He had been fascinated from boyhood by his father's system of "Visible Speech." He knew it so well that he once astonished a professor of Oriental languages by repeating correctly a sentence of Sanscrit that had been written in "Visible Speech" characters.
This holds good also in the case of speech
. None of its parts has an abiding existence: when once a syllable is pronounced, it is not possible to retain it, so that, naturally, as the parts do not abide, they cannot have position.
These words illustrate, incidentally, how little we can trust to the grammatical distinction of parts of speech, since the substantive "rain" and the verb "to rain" denote precisely the same class of meteorological occurrences.
If you say the same thing to a Frenchman with a slight knowledge of English he will go through some inner speech which may be represented by "Que dit-il?
The insatiable appetite for making and hearing speeches, which represents one of the marked peculiarities of the English race
"The hall is badly ventilated, and the speeches, including my own, will not be worth hearing."
Rushworth followed him to say, "I come in three times, and have two-and-forty speeches. That's something, is not it?
"The Count has two-and-forty speeches," returned Mr.
I copy these speeches
. There is character in them--Russian character--which is politeness itself, and the genuine article.
At times he shocked them with the vividness of the narrative and his terms of speech
, but beauty always followed fast upon the heels of violence, and tragedy was relieved by humor, by interpretations of the strange twists and quirks of sailors' minds.
And they were already smiling rather too broadly upon Sorelli, who had begun to recite her speech
, when an exclamation from that little madcap of a Jammes broke the smile of the managers so brutally that the expression of distress and dismay that lay beneath it became apparent to all eyes:
This happened not because they were displeased by the substance of his speech
, which had even been forgotten after the many subsequent speeches
, but to animate it the crowd needed a tangible object to love and a tangible object to hate.