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JOHN GOLDSBURY, A.M.,
COMPILER OF THE 'COMMON SCHOOL GRAMMAR,' AND 'SEQUEL,' AND TEACHEK OP

THB HIGH SCHOOL, CAMBRIDGEPORT, MASS.,

AND

WILLIAM RUSSELL,
AUTHOR OP 'LESSINS IN ENUNCIATION,' 'THE AMERICAN BLOCUTIONIST,' ' PRIMARY
RBAPBR, BTC., AND TEACHER OF ELOCUTION IN THE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY,
AND PHILLIPS AND ABBOT ACADEMIES, ANDOVER, MASS., AND AT

THE THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE, BAST WINDSOR, CONN.

Thirty-second Thousand.

BOSTON:
TAPPAN, WHITTEMORE AND MASON,

114 WASHINGTON STREET.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1844,

BY JOHN GOLDSBURY, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.

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18,

WITH HIS PERMISSION,

R E SPECTFULLY

DEDICATED.

CONTENTS.

• 19

PREFACE.;

PAGB

" both Inflections in connexion. 36

if flocution.-Analysis

PART 1. Rules of

Rule on the Circumflex or Wave..

of the Voice.

13

" Monotone. . . .

Quality of the Voice.-Roundness. . 14

" Harmonic Inflections. 39

Smoothness.

15

1 Repeated Words. . . 40

Versatility. . . . . . .17 Exercises on the Rising Inflection. . 40

True Pitch..

" Falling Inflection. .

Due Loudness. .

" both Inflections in connexion. 51

Moderate' Force, Declamatory' Just Stress,-Radical Stress.
Force, 'Empassioned ' Force.

Explosion,-Expulsion,-Median
Distinct Articulation. . .

Stress,-Effusion.

Correct Pronunciation, ..

Suppression -Vanishing Stress.

True Time. . .

Compound Stress..

Exercises on Time. .

Thorough Stress, --Intermitted stress,

Appropriate Pauses.

or Tremor . . . . . .

Rules for Rhetorical Pauses. .

Expressive Tones.

Right Emphasis.-Rules on Empha

Key to the Notation of Expressive

Correct Infections.

Tone. . .

Rules on the Rising Inflection.. ' . '32 Rules on Expressive Tone. .'.'.

“ Falling Inflection. . .34 Appropriate Modulation. . . .

PART II. Pieces for Practice in Reading and Declamation. . . . . . .

LESS 1. Paul's defence before Festus and Agrippa. . . . . . . . . .

2. Cultivation of the Mind. . . . . . . . . . . S. REED.

3. Physical Education. . . . . . . . . DR. HUMPHREY. 78

4. Sell-Education. . . . . . . .

. D. A. WHITE.

5. True Eloquence. .

DANIEL WEBSTER.

6. Industry indispensable to the Orator.

H. WARE, JR.

7. Genius.

ORVILLB DEWEY.

8. Antiquity of Freedom

. W. C. BRYANT.

9. Sunrise on the Hills. .

. H. W. LONGFELLOW.

10. The Christian Character..

. E. COOPER.

11. Advantages of a Popular Governman

. DR. SHARP.

12. Reverence for Law.

• . • J. HOPKINSON. 90

13. Birthplace of American L

PROFESSOR STUART.

14. Character of Washington.

. . :

.W. Smyth.* 93

15. Impressions from History. . . .

VERPLANCK. 94

16. The Genius of Death..

G. Croly. 96

17. The Deep. . .

J. G. C. BRAINARD. 97

18. Parallel between Pope and Dryden.

. . Johnson, 93

19. The Puritans . .

.

.

. . Macaulay. 100

.

20. Poetry. . .

. CHANNING. 103

. . .

21. Causes of War.

. H. BINNBY. 105

22, Foundation of National Character.

. E. EVERETT. 105

3. Success of the Gospel..

PRESIDENT WAYLAND. 107

24. Power of the Soul. . . .

. R. H. DANA, SEN. 103

25. Hymn of Nature. . . . .

. W. B. O. PEABODY. 110

26. Universal Decay.

. . GREENWOOD. 111

27. Eternity of God. . .

ID. 113

28. Two Centuries from the La

CRAFTS. 115

29. The Upright Lawyer. .

S. GREENLEAF. 116

30. Character of the present Ag

E. EVERETT. 117

31. The Founders of Boston.

PRESIDENT QUINCY. 119

32. Human Culture. . . .

5. J. MAY. 120

33. Grecian and Roman Eloquence.

2. ADAMS. 123

34. Thanatopsis. . .

W. C. BRYANT. 123

35. Trust in God. . . . . . . .

. . . Wordsidorth. 125

36. Memory. . .

W. G. CLARK. 127

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The names of American authors, are distinguished by small Capitals; those of Foreign authors by
Italics. By this arrangement, the necessity of a separate list of writers, is obviated.

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