Nowadays, however, speakers think that anything with
which they choose to start is a proem
whatever occurs to them, especially if it be a reflexion
that catches their fancy, is an exordium.
no doubt, many points that can be introduced into an
which are common to other parts of a speech,
but the best test of the appropriateness of a point to
any part of a speech is to consider whether it would
lose effect by being placed elsewhere.