d with his speech the exercise of his vocal organs altered somewhat the tone of his voice.
It lost in a measure its former acute and shrilling pitch, and mellowed into a more harmonious and pleasant sound.
His form expanded, and, notwithstanding the sunken breast, he rose up a splendid and imposing figure.
In his defence of the Declaration of Independence--his greatest inspiration — he was tremendous in the directness of his utterances; he rose to impassioned eloquence, unsurpassed by Patrick Henry, Mirabeau, or Vergniaud, as his soul was inspired with the thought of human right and Divine justice.
Horace White, who was present and reported the speech for his paper, the Chicago Tribune.
Letter, June 9, 1865, Ms. His little gray eyes flashed in a face aglow with the fire of his profound thoughts; and his uneasy movements and diffident manner sunk themselves beneath the wave of righteous indignation that came sweeping over him. Such was Lincoln the orator.
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