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St. Augustine
On Christian Doctrine

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speech

   Book, Chapter
1 pref, 0| teach others, either through speech or writing, what they understand, 2 1, 6 | to be explained away by speech. And yet God, although nothing 3 1, 13 | outward sound and is called speech; and yet our thought does 4 1, 13 | itself, and takes the form of speech without being modified in 5 2, 13 | What then is purity of speech, except the preserving of 6 2, 13 | not only is such a form of speech faulty in the Latin tongue, 7 2, 14 | surprised at other forms of speech, and think them less pure 8 2, 30 | when it employs figures of speech derived from these arts. ~ 9 2, 31 | although, indeed, a style of speech which is not intended to 10 2, 37 | people astray by plausible speech and catching questions, 11 3, 1 | unknown words and forms of speech, and with the knowledge 12 3, 3 | the sense than the pure speech of the educated. For I would 13 3, 10 | taking a metaphorical form of speech as if it were literal, we 14 3, 10 | to take a literal form of speech as if it were figurative. 15 3, 29 | learnt these figures of speech from other writings, can 16 3, 29 | some of these figures of speech we find in Scripture not 17 3, 29 | found even in the ordinary speech of men who have learnt no 18 3, 29 | And this is the figure of speech called metaphor. Who does 19 3, 29 | rest in this way; for the speech of the vulgar makes use 20 3, 29 | names of these figures of speech? And yet the knowledge of 21 3, 35 | either to the figure of speech called synecdoche, or to 22 3, 35 | these two. This figure of speech, which puts the part for 23 3, 36 | one language and of one speech." Now the addition of this 24 3, 36 | one language and of one speech," seems to indicate that 25 3, 36 | one language and of one speech," the narrative here going 26 4, arg | in eloquence and power of speech. After detailing with much 27 4, 2 | opinions, are by their power of speech to awe, to melt, to enliven, 28 4, 3 | words and many ornaments of speech, you have what is called 29 4, 3 | being taught any art of speech, simply by reading and learning 30 4, 3 | which teaches correctness of speech, need not be learnt by boys, 31 4, 3 | being accustomed to correct speech, lay hold upon whatever 32 4, 3 | whatever is faulty in the speech of any one they listen to, 33 4, 4 | admit, greater vigour of speech is needed. Here entreaties 34 4, 4 | every one in cases where speech is the agency employed. ~ 35 4, 5 | discerns the poverty of his own speech, the more he ought to draw 36 4, 5 | cannot please by his mode of speech. But if a man desire to 37 4, 7 | to point out figures of speech which are taught in the 38 4, 7 | says, "Though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge," 39 4, 7 | said, "I am indeed rude in speech, but not in knowledge," 40 4, 7 | bodily presence weak and his speech contemptible, confessed 41 4, 7 | buried under figures of speech, give the greater pleasure 42 4, 7 | untaught and unskilful of speech, had been obliged to deliver 43 4, 7 | could wish changed in this speech? In the first place, the 44 4, 7 | with wonderful skill of speech, checks the flow of his 45 4, 7 | know whether this figure of speech, by which Joseph is put 46 4, 8 | possible such clearness of speech that either he will be very 47 4, 10 | the more polished forms of speech, and indifference about 48 4, 10 | author, when dealing with speech of this kind, says that 49 4, 10 | not bring in vulgarity of speech; though good teachers have, 50 4, 10 | advantage is there in purity of speech which does not lead to understanding 51 4, 10 | much more in the case of a speech delivered in public: for 52 4, 12 | intention, that the style of speech should make the truth pleasing, 53 4, 12 | that they are false, the speech which shows this to be true 54 4, 15 | acquire such a faculty of speech as is suitable for a divine. 55 4, 15 | divine. But when the hour for speech arrives, let him reflect 56 4, 17 | of the various styles of speech~ 57 4, 18 | treating of the manner of speech of the man who is to be 58 4, 20 | defective in that grace of speech which consists in harmonious 59 4, 20 | find in them many kinds of speech of great beauty, beautiful 60 4, 20 | while I do not in my own speech, however modestly I think 61 4, 20 | The majestic style of speech differs from the temperate 62 4, 20 | by careful elaboration of speech. If a brave man be armed 63 4, 20 | power, and the ornaments of speech are not wanting: "Behold," 64 4, 21 | study these various modes of speech as they are exemplified 65 4, 21 | of hypocrisy; serious in speech; prudent in disposition; 66 4, 21 | found of the three styles of speech, scattered through their 67 4, 22 | with the other styles; the speech or writing as a whole, however, 68 4, 23 | may be the style of the speech or writing, when knotty 69 4, 24 | with all the vehemence of speech that I could command to 70 4, 24 | down hardness of this sort, speech needs to be vehement. Praise 71 4, 25 | persuades them that his speech is elegant and ornate. But 72 4, 26 | three several styles of speech, one to each, so that perspicuity 73 4, 26 | majestic. On the contrary, all speech, whatever its style, ought 74 4, 28 | caring for men. In his very speech even he prefers to please 75 4, 28 | happen to be eloquent in speech. To speak eloquently, then,


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