Senator Smith held forth a suggestion.
He likes to hold forth among the shoppers of Taunton, a quiet town in south-west England.
One of Britain's best known gay-rights campaigners, Peter Tatchell, has offered to speak in court in favour of the preacher's right to hold forth.
We sat on benches that were used on Sundays as the pews for the church, and you sat when the teacher was holding forth.
Others hold forth at open-mike poetry slams, wearing black turtlenecks and wrinkled khaki pants; they spout doggerel about “my angry lesbian breasts” and “the tilted alley where I cried my mother's name.”