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WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, I misunderstood by the pupil, nor misrepreMiddletown, (Conn.,) May 23, 1845. sented by the Teacher." Messrs. Sorin and Ball:
Yours, with respect,
JOHN NEAL. The hasty perusal I have been able to
Messrs. Sorin and Ball, give Professor Caldwell's, “Manual of
Philadelphia. Elocution,” recently published by you, has afforded me great satisfaction. It ap
PHILADELPHIA, APRIL 4, 1845. pears to me better calculated to facilitate the study of this important branch of
It affords me pleasure to testify to the exeducation than any other work I have
cellence of the Manual of Elocution, by Proseen.
fessor Caldwell. The typography, style, “Elocution." as the author very iustly and arrangement, are very creditable, and remarks, “may be considered both as a
I hope its publication may cause youth at an science and an art ;” and in his work he
earlier age than usual to be exercised in has treated of it in this twofold light.
voice and gesture. The importance, in this And while he has, with great clearness
country, of a cultivated tone of action has and precision, discussed the principles of
never been duly estimated by the larger mathe science, he has also very successfully jority of teachers. laid open to our view the secrets of the
ALFRED L. KENNEDY, art-the very arcana of the orator, by
Principal Central Institute means of which he wields his wonderful
for Young Gentlemen. power. In his brief, but truly excellent, “In
Besides these, numerous notices of troduction,” the author has clearly shown)
the Manual of Elocution, equally favorthe importance, in this country especially,
able, with the foregoing, have been reof giving more attention to this neglected
ceived, from the most respectable sources. branch of study, which I would earnestly
From some of these we will present brief recommend to any who may be skeptical
1 extracts: on the subject,
We have examined this work with Very respectfully yours,
much satisfaction, and feel pleased to say
that it bears marks of deep study, and of JOHN JOHNSTON, a thorough acquaintance with the sub
ject. True eloquence has its seat in the From John Neal, Counsellor at Law, Port
heart, but without some such aid as this land, Maine.
book affords, it cannot be brought out,
except in an uncouth and ill-adapted To the Author.
dress.--Mother's Assistant and Young Laenn ein - Alloon me to thank an in heldies' Friend. W. C. BROWN, Editor. half of the people, and the children of the people, for your “ Manual of Elocution," Professor Caldwell has succeeded in It appears to me exceedingly well adapted presenting with perfect clearness, a subto the hour, I might say of the age, so far ject, which, to many, is new.- Appleton's as we of this country are concerned. It News Letter, for Feb, 1845. must greatly abridge the labor of the Teacher, and greatly help the understand
The first subject [the Voice, 1 is illusing, while it engages the feelings of the trated in such a manner as to exhibit to scholar. Hoping it may be worthily en-(the eye nearly all the different movements couraged, not, after all, so much for your of the voice, as well as the different tones sake, as for the sake of those who are to suited to all kinds of composition; sugcome after us.
gesting many useful hints that might be *I am, dear, sir, yours, with respect, highly serviceable to the public speaker,
by teaching him the art of so managing
This vocal organs as to preserve his own Portland, Feb. 21, 1845.
health, while at the same time his dis
course would be rendered much more From the same, to the Publishers, under
effective. date of May 14, 1845.
The subject of Gesture is illustrated My opinion of Professor Caldwell's by no less than one hundred different “ Manual of Elocution," is in the posses- figures, exhibiting as many different attision of the author himself; and you are tudes and positions of the feet, lower heartily welcome to make any use of it you limbs, head, trunk, hands, &c., and pointmay think proper. I have only to add, that ing out many faults often committed by the more I see of the book in question, the public speakers. better I think of it. Clear, simple, well in the Appendix a short chapter is dedigested, and well arranged, it cannot be voted to the Elocution adapted to the
pulpit, which contains some valuable vate learners. The chapter on pulpit suggestions to young ministers, and in- Elocution is highly valuable, and the deed, to many that have passed that pe-whole work might be studied to great adriod.-Rev. GEO. WEBBER, Zion's Herald, vantage by preachers of the Gospel. We Boston.
know of no book of the kind as well
adapted to private learners, as this one. There are some new principles Jaid - Pittsburg Christian Advocate. down, and old ones enforced, in this work, in a way that has called forth testimonials in its favor, from some eminent li
The work before us is valuable to pubteachers.-Daily Sun, Philadelphia.
"lic speakers, and general readers, and
the remarks on pulpit Elocution, are ad
mirable.—United States Gazette, Philadel. From such an examination as we have been able to make of this work, we are
phia. induced to think it a very valuable one, containing the true principles of Elocu- The present work comes recommended tion, suitably illustrated. It is pronounced by the clear and systematic mode in by persons best qualified to judge, prac- which the subject is treated. Its use tical teachers, to be exceedingly well may be equally advantageous to the pupil adapted to instruction in colleges, and of ordinary schools, and to the private academies, and of great service to pri- student.-North American, Philadelphia.
MANUAL OF ELOCUTION:
VOICE AND GESTURE.
Schools, Academies and Colleges,
AS WELL AS FOR
BY MERRITT CALDWELL, A. M.,
ELOCUTION IN DICKINSON COLLEGE.
NEW YORK:-HUNTINGTON & SAVAGE.
AND FOR SALE BY THE PRINCIPAL BOOKSELLERS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES.