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Evolution of Expression, Volume 2 -- Revised

A Compilation of Selections Illustrating the Four Stages of Development in Art As Applied to Oratory; Twenty-Eighth Edition

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Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 25,506 / 81 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78
LoC Category: LT
Downloads: 560
Added to site: 2010.11.29
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Genre: Instructional
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lp: Go to, then; you come to me, and you say "Shylock, we would have moneys." You say so; You that did void your rheum upon my beard, And foot me, as you spurn a stranger cur Over your threshold; moneys is your suit. What should I say to you? Should I not say-- "Hath a dog money? Is it possible A cur can lend three thousand ducats?" or Shall I bend low, and in a bondman's key, With bated breath and whispering humbleness, Say this-- "Fair sir, you spit on me on Wednesday last; You spurned me such a day; another time You called me dog; and for these courtesies I'll lend you thus much moneys!"

SHAKESPEARE.

THE CYNIC.

1. The Cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man, and never fails to see a bad one. He is the human owl, vigilant in darkness and blind to light, mousing for vermin, and never seeing noble game.

2. The Cynic puts all human actions into only two classes--openly bad and secretly bad. All virtue, and generosity, and disinterestedness, are merely the appearance of g

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