Speech

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.

FROM "LALLA ROOKH."

By Sir John Tenniel.