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McClure's Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 2, July, 1893

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1893
Language: English
Wordcount: 44,953 / 134 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.8
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 729
Added to site: 2010.09.20
mnybks.net#: 29052
Genre: Periodical
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occur to you,--did I say to you the other day,--that when a man has such a voice as he had, our slight nasal resonance is an advantage and not a disadvantage?"

I was fresher than he from his own book on Emerson, and remembered that he had said there somewhat the same thing. His words are: "It is with delight that one who remembers Everett in his robes of rhetorical splendor; who recalls his full-blown, high-colored, double-flowered periods; the rich, resonant, grave, far-reaching music of his speech, with just enough of nasal vibration to give the vocal sounding-board its proper value in the harmonies of utterance,--it is with delight that such a one recalls the glowing words of Emerson whenever he refers to Edward Everett. It is enough if he himself caught enthusiasm from those eloquent lips. But many a listener has had his youthful enthusiasm fired by that great master of academic oratory." I knew, when I read this, that Holmes referred to himself as the "youthful listener," and was glad that within

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