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Eloquence Of Labor

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Eloquence to be effectufú must be impreggive. lt must, to awalten sympathy, possess magnetic Inüuence eombined with essenlial verities. It must, while appealing to thought, be able to arouse impulse. It must be bused upon facts and be Initlgated by the neceeity of the occasion. 'Diese are the leading uualiiications lo make eloquence productive of the desired resutto. lts minor features are but subdivisions of its above emimorated concomitante. All these requisitos, and even more, are possessed and eontinually practieed by labor. It is impressive becauee -it shows the results of its efforts. It speaks in a languace tliat eannot be misunderstood, of tlie benelits which it is ever and alway.s competent to obtain. It shows that its acts are causes which conduce to the accomplishments of its du.sires and its designs. In appealing to sympathy with its unraistakable truthe, it points to its utile ereations and to its additions to the weallh and the welfaj'e of nations, and awakenjj the deeire to amúlate its exaiuples in so meritorious a cause. It shows liow the world is made productivo and its barren places caused to become fruitful. It tells of the banishment of sterility from Uie soil and the installation of a projiüo epoch in its stead. It arouses the energy of the agrieulturist and nerves him to more ■tremióos exertions to derive increased yields from the land. It incites the artísan to the creation of new meehanical deviees through whose assistance widely extended manufactures are disseminated. It engenders impulse by its bold and vigorous instanees of successful maniplations, and appeals to the investigating and thoughlíul mind by its array of incontrovertible facts reo-ardlno' the benefits it is able to confer upon mankind. lts eloquence never ceases; from the rising of the snn to the going down thereof, its utterances are continued with all their convincing arguments. lts language never descends from sublimity of eonception, or falls to the vain frivolous or futile. It adapts itself to the comprehension of the unlettered, and fascinates the seholastic with the purity of its diction. It holds out no wild inducements, it utters no falsehoods, it speaks only of well-proven truths. It asserts no false dogmas, it deals not in sophistry and it abhors prevarication. It breathes no insinuations, but it ever gives voice to decided and plain assertions. lts most potent arguments are uttered in its moments of most earnest toil. vvriiie striving to its utmost tensión ít is most convincifig. lts proofs are omnipresent, self-evident and iiTefutable. It recognizes facts and ignores postulation. lts voice rises whenever the sound of labor breaks upon the it.!llness of the air, and while toil continúes it never relapses into silence. Eaeh deepdrawn breath of the worker is its intonation of argument, while the result of his exertion is its correlative proof. lts eloquence is generated in the narrow apartment of the half-famished seamstress by the faint tone of the clothpiercing needie, as well as in the rushing sound of the most remóte and extensive sun in the stellar universe. It finds its audibility in the silent brain thought of the inventor, through whose telepnonic power it causes itself to be heard by the people of nations. It is god-like in its power, for it is omnipotènt in its persuasivenes: equaÜy so in its verity, for truth is its solid basis. Since the incipiency of creation it has never been silent. lts tones pervaded space with their harmony ere man canie into existence, for it gave voice to the stars when they sang together their rhythmic hymn of joy and adulation. And now that man does exist, it exerts itself for the pVomotion of his welfare, and all its utteringS are foi' the advancemeii. uf hïo prosperity and to his benefit if he will but heed purport of them.


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