Four Interesting Speech Anecdotes! (Post No. 2449)

Written by London swaminathan

 

Date: 1 January 2016

 

Post No. 2449

 

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Lower Animals!

Henry Ward Beecher was once in the midst of an address. A drunken spectator interrupted him by crowing like a rooster. Beecher was imperturbable; looking at his watch he said, “What! Morning already? I would never have believed it, but the instinct of the lower animals are infallible.”

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Still raining! You may speak!!

 

Dr MacNamara on one occasion, while speaking in a marquee at Bridlington, during a torrential rain, said to the audience, “I am afraid I have kept you too long”.

“Go on, sir, It is still raining,” a voice in the rear replied.

 

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Blowing Whale!

General Sam Carey, the great Ohio orator, was finishing up an exceptionally fiery oration: “You cannot keep me down”, he shouted, “Though I may be pressed below the waves I rise again; you will find that I come to the surface, gentlemen.”

An old whaler, who happened to be in the audience, said, and not too quietly, “Yes, you come to the surface to blow.”

 

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I said nothing important!

On one occasion, when George III came out of the House of Lords after opening the session of Parliament, he addressed Lord Eldon thus: “Lord Chancellor, did I deliver the speech well?”

“Very well indeed, sir”, was the enthusiastic answer.

“I am glad of that”, replied the king, “For there was nothing in it.”

 

–Subham–