Monday, June 12, 2006

Great Rhetoric
We don't enough talk here of Rhetoric, the soul of any good communication. This morning, Peter Schramm has crafted two clauses worth sharing.

Of one conference speaker he writes,
let me just say that he is a snapper-up of unconsidered trifles.

I saw a lot of such personages this weekend (as always) on the Sunday morning talk shows. Schramm also writes of another speaker,
He showed that history is not a chronicle of wasted time, that manly rhetoric can yet be used by the valiant, and he would never allow the low and the incomplete to roll over the just...

A snapper-up of unconsidered triffles; the low and the incomplete: isn't that great stuff?!

Speaking of Rhetoric, I've been reading E. Charles Vivian's Robin Hood. Great stuff!

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