If men were but to read the New Testament with the same tone and emphasis, with which they do other books, and were to keep out of mind the idea of its being sacred, they would be disgusted with the credulity, and the want of intellect, reason and judgment, that is apparent in it.
My songs were always about the tone of voice rather than the words.
When I spoke, I was listened to; and I was at a loss to know how I had so easily acquired the art of commanding attention, and giving the tone to the conversation.
We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voice in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us.
One often contradicts an opinion when what is uncongenial is really the tone in which it was conveyed.
There has been only a civil rights movement, whose tone of voice was adapted to an audience of liberal whites.
The first line is the DNA of the poem; the rest of the poem is constructed out of that first line. A lot of it has to do with tone because tone is the key signature for the poem. The basis of trust for a reader used to be meter and end-rhyme.
If any imagine from the literary tone of the preceding remarks that we are indifferent to the radical movement for the benefit of the masses which is the crowning glory of the nineteenth century, they will soon discover their egregious mistake.
The whole tone of Church teaching in regard to women is, to the last degree, contemptuous and degrading.