vid eloquence, brilliancy, endless resource, and ready tact, give him great advantage.
There was a sort of exaggeration and coxcombry in his talk; but his lion-heart, and keen sense of the ludicrous, alike in himself as in others, redeem them.
I should not like to have my motives scrutinized as he would scrutinize them, for I prefer rather to disclose them myself than to be found out; but I was dissatisfied in parting from this remarkable man before having seen him more thoroughly.
Mr. Whipple addressed the meeting at length.
His presence is not imposing, though his face is intellectual.
It is difficult to look at him, for you cannot be taken prisoner by his eye, while, en revanche, he can look at you as long as he pleases; and, as usual, with one who can get the better of his auditors, he does not call out the best in them.
His gestures are remarkably fine, free, graceful, and expressive.
He has no natural advantages of voice,—for it is without compass, depth, sweetness,—a