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PERFECT ORATOR. -
COMPRISING A GREAT NUMBER OF
READINGS, RECITATIONS, DIALOGUES
FROM THE MOST CELEBRATED
TRAGEDIES, POEMS AND SPEECHES.
Added to which are Very Carefully Composed
Making the Costumes, Scenery: Ete., Etc.
EDITED AND COMPILED
BY HENRY L. WILLIAMS,
No. 33 ROSE STREET,
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1872,
Boy: -ROBERT M.: DøWITT,
In the Office of the Librarian.of. Congress, at Washington.
I'ALL the pieces contained in this book, have been selected with scrupulous care. First–That they should contain no thought or idea calculated to sully the pure mind of youth. For we believe that no depth of intellect, no brilliancy of expression, can palliate the slightest deviation from recititude and morality. Second–That every piece should be the very best of its class; whether that class was expressive of the darker passioås;or:"the lighter emotions.
We have essayed to "hļd the mirjot" up to Nature " as shown by the grandest pictures of thể åblest intellects— whether on the stago, in the purpit: or the forum. We have ransacked the hives of Titerary honey, drawn from the wells of “ English undefiled," and we present the reader, in this work, such a collection of the best articles from the best authors as it would be difficult, if not impossible, to find in any similar book ever offered for the approbation of the admirer of forensic literature.
And now, that we have written of the matter, a word as to the manner : The prime thing to be remembered in all reading and speaking is to so enunciate, pause and emphasize, that every minute shade of the author's intent and mean