a tip or wrinkle on any subject. On the turf a man will wait before investing on a horse until he “gets the speech ,” as to whether it is going to try, or whether it has a good chance. To “give the speech ,” is to communicate any special information of a private nature.
"There, ye wise Saints, behold your Light, your Star—Ye would be dupes and victims, and ye are."

The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan.


By Sir John Tenniel.