A New Elucidation of the Principles of Speech and Elocution: A Full Theoretical Development, with Numerous Practical Exercises, for the Correction of Imperfect, Or the Relief of Impeded Utterance, and for the General Improvement of Reading and Speaking; the Whole Forming a Complete Directory for Articulation, and Expressive, Oral Delivery
The author, 1849 - 311 頁
讀者評論 - 撰寫評論
其他版本 - 查看全部
accent acquired action alphabet aperture arrangement articulation begin breath called character clause close combination common complete continuous correct difficulty diphthong direction distinct effect effort elements English exercise explosive expressive fall final finished force formation former French frequently give habit heard important inflexion initial labial language less letters lingual lips liquids mark means mechanism middle mode modified mouth nasal natural necessary never notation observed obstructive occurs oral organs palate pass passage perfect perfectly position practice preceding present principle produced pronounced quantity reader represented require rising rule sense sentence separate short simple sometimes sound speakers speaking speech Stammerer student sufficient syllable teeth tion tone tongue utterance variety vocal voice vowel whole words writing
第 49 頁 - ... accent of Christians nor the gait of Christian, pagan, nor man, have so strutted and bellowed, that I have thought some of nature's journeymen had made men, and not made them well, they imitated humanity so abominably.
第 206 頁 - Night, sable goddess ! from her ebon throne, In rayless majesty, now stretches forth Her leaden sceptre o'er a slumbering world. Silence how dead! and darkness how profound! Nor eye nor listening ear an object finds ; Creation sleeps. 'Tis as the general pulse Of life stood still, and Nature made a pause ; An awful pause! prophetic of her end.
第 217 頁 - LIKE to the falling of a star, Or as the flights of eagles are, Or like the fresh spring's gaudy hue, Or silver drops of morning dew, Or like a wind that chafes the flood, Or bubbles which on water stood : Even such is man, whose borrowed light Is straight called in and paid to-night.
第 214 頁 - There are a sort of men whose visages Do cream and mantle like a standing pond, And do a wilful stillness entertain, With purpose to be dress'd in an opinion Of wisdom, gravity, profound conceit, As who should say, 'I am Sir Oracle, And when I ope my lips let no dog bark!
第 217 頁 - It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after our own ; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
第 212 頁 - Something, whose truth convinced at sight we find, That gives us back the image of our mind.
第 209 頁 - At thirty man suspects himself a fool ; Knows it at forty, and reforms his plan ; At fifty chides his infamous delay, Pushes his prudent purpose to resolve; In all the magnanimity of thought Resolves and re-resolves; then dies the same.
第 210 頁 - Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume, And we are weeds without it. All constraint, Except what wisdom lays on evil men, Is evil ; hurts the faculties, impedes Their progress in the road of science ; blinds The eyesight of discovery, and begets In those that suffer it a sordid mind Bestial, a meagre intellect, unfit To be the tenant of man's noble form.
第 251 頁 - Must give us pause: there's the respect That makes calamity of so long life; For who would bear the whips and scorns of time, The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely, The pangs of despised love, the law's delay, The insolence of office and the spurns That patient merit of the unworthy takes, When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin?