Instructor in Practical Court Reporting

Instructor in Practical Court Reporting

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...the "Dear Public " have sealed as the sure indication of true eloquence--unlimited lung power! What though his rhetoric was defective; his sentences ungrammatical; his historic allusions bad, and his quotations worse? Was it not sufficient that his thunder proved superlative? his grandiloquence unapproachable? his bombast incomparable? Did not his witticisms "bring down " the back seats? And as evidence of the power of his pathos, could mortal ask more than the briny tears that flooded the eyes of his fair client? With all these aids to the demonstration of the justice of his client's cause, is it to be wondered that his eloquence proved effectual in--defeating him? But, if the case were lost, the emphatic indorsement of the "back seats" had been secured; and the "shorthand-man" must write " IT " out. This was done--theoretically. A verbatim transcript and the existence of the reputation of the attorney were impossible. The speech must be " dressed," which was done by the scribe. So far as necessary, the original was preserved. Few sentences, however, escaped reconstruction. Some additions were made that afterward proved particularly agreeable to the lawyer. One of these was something like this: "Gentlemen of the jury: the counsel for the plaintiff will attempt to villify the defendant. Look upon her! Note well those tear-bedimmed orbs! Let not that pallid cheek, those quivering lips and that bowed head escape your observation. They mutely plead to you in eloquence that far surpasses mine. Do yon believe her bad? do yon think her capable of wrong? No, gentlemen, she is as pure and unsullied as the icicle that hung from the temple of Diana!" On delivery of transcript, the prompt...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236640136
  • 9781236640130