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laliophobia.
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Of course there were those who were opposed to any such recognition of the rights of the Negro, but the Board of Directors, composed of men who represented the best and most progressive element in the South, had their way, and voted to invite a black man to speak on the opening day.
Now you speak from your heart, young man, and by digging I have reached the root of the matter.
Franklin to speak to Rosanna, and this seemed the fittest time for keeping my word.
Hear me," he said, "Trojans, Dardanians, and allies, that I may speak even as I am minded.
He was a most eager student, and in two more days had mastered so much French that he could speak little sentences such as: "That is a tree," "this is grass," "I am hungry," and the like, but D'Arnot found that it was difficult to teach him the French construction upon a foundation of English.
Her indignation would have been still stronger than it was, had she not witnessed that embarrassment which seemed to speak a consciousness of his own misconduct, and prevented her from believing him so unprincipled as to have been sporting with the affections of her sister from the first, without any design that would bear investigation.
But if you have any wish to speak openly to me as a friend, or to ask my opinion of any thing that you may have in contemplationas a friend, indeed, you may command me.
Don't try to speak yet," she said, in softer and gentler tones.
You speak so feelingly and so manfully, Charles Darnay, that I thank you with all my heart, and will open all my heart--or nearly so.
In the absence of your letters, have you any one in London who can speak to your identity?
My doubts--or to speak more correctly, my convictions--were confirmed by Miss Halcombe's language and manner when I saw her again later in the day.
Kit tried to speak, and did pronounce some words, though what they were he scarcely knew.