Among the many rival orators of the age the most eminent were Quintus Hortensius Ortalus and C. Julius Caesar.
Many other orators spoke after the excited nobleman, and all in the same tone.
Lawyers and orators are never wanting in Spanish-American states, and revolution succeeded revolution in one continuous struggle for the spoils 1 The romance of his life has been admirably written by Manuel Bilbao (1st ed., Lima, 1853; 2nd ed., Buenos Aires, 1867).
Speaking in English, he displayed an eloquence and command of the language scarcely excelled by the greatest orators in their own tongue.
In the 17th and 18th centuries it was a favourite duellingground, and in the present day it is not infrequently the scene of political and other popular demonstrations (as is also Trafalgar Square), while the neighbourhood of Marble Arch is the constant resort of orators on social and religious topics.