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body, and seeks as its ultimate end the highest development of man's God-given powers. “Let us with all the affections of our heart,” says Quintilian, “endeavor to attain the very majesty of eloquence, than which the immortal gods have not imparted anything better to mankind, and without which all would be mute in nature, and destitute of the splendor of a perfect glory and future remembrance. Let us likewise always make a continued progress toward perfection. By so doing we shall either reach the height, or at least shall see many beneath us.”
It will be profitable to every man, whether or not he aspires to become a great speaker, to develop his gifts to the highest proficiency of which they are capable. No other talent will win for him such honor, friendship and lasting fame.
GRENVILLE KLEISER. New York City,
FIRST INAUGURAL ADDRESS. By George Washington 195