Sunday, February 04, 2018

Why he spoke extemporaneously

"His intellect and oratorical gifts were second to none. He always spoke spontaneously, never from notes or a prepared text. Fox, it would be observed, would as soon write down what he was going to say as pay a bill before it came due."

(from 1776, concerning Charles James Fox, British politician)

Charles James Fox by Karl Anton Hickel.jpg

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