Kim felt these things, though he could not give tongue
to his feelings, and so contented himself with buying peeled sugar-cane and spitting the pith generously about his path.
Strike first and then give tongue
. By thy very carelessness they know that thou art a man.
He will come up the river and will give tongue
about the beatings."
"By gum, master Gingnutt, such bold ideas as you give tongue
to do make my own pamphlets seem like so much chopped offal," exclaimed Tom Paine, who also happened to be on board.
Only when the question of the Muslim veil-wearers cropped up did Dr Rowan Williams give tongue
to his belief - quite rightly, as it happens - that there should be no problem with the faithful proclaiming their religious allegiance.
Coplans, who is notoriously subject to distraction, since almost anything will catch his full attention, has in a few of these writings (the prose is smooth, the thoughts jagged) performed what some see as the critic's first task: to give tongue
to the wordless, beginning the socialization of new art through language.
When a breeze stirs the leaves, they should, as Virgil wrote, "give tongue
to the wind."