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A COLLECTION OF THE FINEST PASSAGES
Poetry and Eloquence ;
ESPECIALLY FITTED FOR RECITATION AND READING ALOUD;
PRONUNCIATION OF PROPER NAMES.
For the Use of Students of Elocution and the Higher Classes
BY CHARLES HARTLE Y,
PROFESSOR OF ELOCUTION AND ORATORY ;
5, PATERNOSTER ROW.
CONTINUES TO GIVE
PRIVATE LESSONS IN ORATORY & ELOCUTION
For the Senate, the Church, the Bar, etc.; for the Stage,
Stammering, Stuttering, Imperfect R, Misplaced Aspirate, Lisping, Monotony, Thick Utterance, Falsetto, or Effeminaté Voice, Dysphonia Clericorum, and all Defects of Voice, Articulation, and Pronunciation, permanently cured.
UPWARDS OF TWENTY YEARS' EXPERIENCE IN TEACHING.
IN LONDON AND OXFORD.
Address, by letter, to the care of Messrs. GROOMBRIDGE AND Sons, 5, Paternoster Row.
Of the many “ Speakers” and “Readers” published, nearly all contain a large proportion of passages more fitted for silent reading than for reading aloud and for recitation; and which have been apparently chosen rather for their beauty than for their fitness for elocutionary practice. In this Work, the Editor has sought to select passages combining the highest poetry and eloquence with peculiar fitness for expressive reading aloud and recitation; and trusts that he has thus supplied a want that teachers and students of elocution and masters of schools have long felt.
The Editor has much pleasure in thanking the Authors and Proprietors of various Copyright pieces, for their kind permission to insert them.
For Instruction in Elocution, the reader is respectfully referred to Hartley's “Elocution made Easy,” price 1s., post-free for 12 stamps. Groombridge and Sons, 5, Paternoster Row, London.
“ The mind should be great in imagination and virtuous emotion, no less than in intellect, to be healthy and vigorous in all its proportions.”—RUSKIN.
“It is no wisdom to make boys prodigies of information ; but it is our wisdom and our duty to cultivate their faculties each in its season-first the memory and imagination, and then the judgment; to furnish them with the means, and to excite the desire of improving themselves, and to wait with confidence for God's blessing on the result.”-REV. DR. ARNOLD.
“Poetry has been to me an exceeding great reward ; it has soothed my affliction ; it has multiplied and refined my enjoyments ; it has endeared my solitude ; and it has given me the habit of wishing to discover the Good and the Beautiful in all that meets and surrounds me.”—COLERIDGE.
“ Verse far exceedeth prose in the knitting up of the memory. Who is it that ever was a scholar that does not carry away some verses which in his youth he learned, and even to old age serve him for hourly lessons.”—SIR PHILIP SIDNEY.
“ There are some truths, deeper and more vital than those of Science, and with respect to which the heart-is wiser than the head. It is Poetry or Literature which reflecting the concentrated result of the universal experience of life communicates these unchanging and everlasting truths through the imagination, affections, and conscience.”—NATIONAL REVIEW.
"Its great tendency and purpose is, to carry the mind beyond and above the beaten, dusty, weary walks of ordinary life ; to lift it into a purer element ; and to breathe into it more profound and generous emotion. It reveals to us the loveliness of nature, brings back the freshness of early feeling, revives the relish of simple pleasures, keeps unquenched the enthusiasm which warmed the spring-time of our being, refines youthful love, strengthens our interests in human nature by vivid delineations of its tenderest and loftiest feelings, spreads our sympathies over all classes of society, knits us by new ties with universal being, and, through the brightness of its prophetic visions, helps faith to lay hold on the future life.- REV. DR. CHANNING..
The Pharisee and the Publican .