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cial organism, which fills each member, i11 his own degree, and most of all the orator, as a jar i11 a battery is charged with the whole electricity of the battery. No o11e can survey the face of an excited assembly, without bei11g apprised of new opportw 11ity for painting‘ in fire l1un1a11 thought, and being agitated to agitate. How many orators sit mute there below! They come to get justice done to that ear and intuition which no Llhatham and no Demosthenes has begun to satisfy.

The “lelsh Triads say, “Many are the friends of


the golden tongue. “lho ca11 wonder at the at- tractiveness of Parliament, or of Congress, or tl1e bar, for our ambitious young men, when the highest bribes of society are at the feet of the successful orator? He l1as his audience at his devotion. All other fames must hush before his. IIe is the true potentate; for they are 11ot kings who sit on thrones, but they who know how to govern. The definitions of eloquence describe its attraction for young men. Antiphon the Rhamnusian, one of Plutarclfs te11 orators, advertised in Athens that he would cure distempers of the mind with words.” No man l1as a prosperity so l1igl1 or firm but two or three words can (lishearten it. There is no calamity which right words will 11ot begin to redress. Isocrates described his art as the power of magnifying

what was small and (liminishing what was great,” VOL. Y". F