My husband, as I have told you, was a distinguished clergyman; one of the most eloquent men of his day.
Virtually, he had made known as much already— his visits had been a series of eloquent intimations of it.
But the poor girl’s dumb eloquence irritated him more than anything else would have done, and he caught himself murmuring more than once that it was a grievous pity his only child was a simpleton.
Her great indulgence of it was really the desire of a rather inarticulate nature to manifest itself; she sought to be eloquent in her garments, and to make up for her diffidence of speech by a fine frankness of costume.
She said nothing, either tacitly or explicitly, and as she was never very talkative, there was now no especial eloquence in her reserve.
He preferred Mrs. Almond to his sister Lavinia, who had married a poor clergyman, of a sickly constitution and a flowery style of eloquence, and then, at the age of thirty-three, had been left a widow, without children, without fortune—with nothing but the memory of Mr. Penniman’s flowers of speech, a certain vague aroma of which hovered about her own conversation.
He is kind, and generous, and true," said poor Catherine, who had not suspected hitherto the resources of her eloquence.
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Her eloquence is unquestioned even amongst those who disagree with her.