Quotation 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.
Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790), U.S. statesman, writer. Autobiography, ch. 8 (written 1771-1790, published 1868).

Said of Irish itinerant preacher the Reverend Mr. Whitefield, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1739.
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