Quote by Benjamin Franklin

Every accent, every emphasis, every modulation of voice, was so perfectly well turned and well placed, that, without being interested in the subject, one could not help being pleased with the discourse; a pleasure of much the same kind with that received from an excellent piece of music. This is an advantage itinerant preachers have over those who are stationary, as the latter can not well improve their delivery of a sermon by so many rehearsals.

Every accent, every emphasis, every modulation of voice, was


This quote highlights the skill and mastery of itinerant preachers in delivering their discourse. It emphasizes that their ability to use accents, emphasis, and modulation of voice in a perfectly timed manner creates a pleasurable experience for the listeners, akin to the enjoyment derived from listening to exceptional music. Unlike stationary preachers who do not have as many opportunities to rehearse and refine their delivery, itinerant preachers have an advantage in continuously improving their speaking abilities through practice and experience. Thus, their captivating delivery enhances the overall impact and reception of their sermons.

By Benjamin Franklin
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