"Rationalize rhetoric and it speaks to your mind, personify her and she speaks to your soul"
This broad ranging web site exploring all aspects of rhetoric includes an Online Speech Bank of over 5.000 audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, and other recorded media events.
More Online Sources
Speeches in the NU Library Collection
In the Middle Ages rhetoric was included in the seven liberal arts and was taught as part of the trivium (see
Definitions from the Oxford English Dictionary Online