Execrabilis ista turba, quae non novit legem^] for the winning and persuading of them, there grew of necessity in chief price and request eloquence and variety of discourse, as the fittest and forciblest access into the capacity of the vulgar sort. The Works of Francis Bacon - Page 27by Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819Full view
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Marshall McLuhan - Social Science - 1962 - 306 pages
...public. The growing public could only be won by flowery rhetoric and, Bacon goes on to say (p. 24): for the winning and persuading of them, there grew...languages, and the efficacy of preaching, did bring in an affectionate study of eloquence and copie of speech, which then began to flourish. This grew speedily...