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MANUAL OF ELOCUTION

FOUNDED UPON THE

PHILOSOPHY OF THE HUMAN VOICE.

WITH

Classified Illustrations.

SUGGESTED BY AND ARRANGED TO MEET THE PRACTICAL

DIFFICULTIES OF INSTRUCTION.

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the reading of any long selection, until, by thorough study and diligent practice upon the shorter illustrations, each principle is clearly understood. The reading of a single poem might serve to develop the whole theory of elocution; the examples under each successive division may therefore be used, not only to secure a clear apprehension of the special point under consideration, but also to review the lessons previously explained and illustrated.

Great care has been taken to consult the authorized editions of the various writers here represented, that the extracts from their works may be relied upon as accurate; though, in some instances, preference bas been given to an early edition, when, in later issues, the alterations have not been deemed improvements. Many poems have been introduced which have never before found their way into any book of selections, some few being now for the first time published in this country.

The compiler cannot conceal the hope that this glimpse of our general literature may tempt to individual research among its treasures, so varied and inexhaustible; — that this text-book for the school-room may become not only teacher, but friend, to those in whose hands it is placed, and while aiding, through sys. tematic development and training of the elocutionary powers of the pupil, to overcome many of the practical difficulties of instruction, may accomplish a higher work in the cultivation and refinement of character.

PHILADELPHIA, June 4, 1867.

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

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PITCH, CONTINUED..........

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DEGREES OF PITCH .......

EXAMPLES. — Bryant, Mrs. Hemans, Byron, Cranch, Ternyson, Cole-

ridge, Wolfe, Shakespeare, Campbell, Byron.......

ILLUSTRATIONS. — High Pitch. Shakespeare, Arnold, Spenser, Ten-

nyson .........
ILLUSTRATIONS.- Medium Pitch. Mrs. Browning, Miss Procter, Rob-

ertson, Brooke, Tennyson....
ILLUSTRATIONS.- Low Pitch. Shakespeare, Shelley, Byron, Bryant,

Lowell, Miss Greenwell, Burns.....

MODULATION, CONTINUED........

QUALITIES OF TONE

PURE TONE.

EXAMPLES.- Whipple, Richter, Mrs. Child, Martineau, Emerson....

OROTUND QUALITY.

EFFUSIVE OROTUND.

EXAMPLES. — Schiller, Coventry Patmore, Pope, Whittier, Mrs. Brown-

ing, Mrs. Southeý.......

EXPULSIVE OROTUND.

EXAMPLES.- Webster, Patrick Henry, Sheridan Knowles, Mrs.Browning 97

EXPLOSIVE OROTUND.

EXAMPLES. Byron, Shakespeare, Scott, Moore, Halleck ................

ASPIRATION .........

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EXAMPLES. — Tennyson, Byron, Shakespeare....

GUTTURAL QUALITY.....

102

EXAMPLES. - Shakespeare, Milton, Croly .......

103

FALSETTO.

EXAMPLES. — Shakespeare, Longfellow..................

TREMOR.....

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EXAMPLES.— Tennyson, Mrs. Browning, Keats, Milton, Mrs. Barbauld 106

CHARACTERISTICS OF TONES ......

ERRORS IN MODULATION.

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SELECTIONS. - POETICAL ILLUSTRATIONS OF PURE TONE .........

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PROSE ILLUSTRATIONS OF EFFUSIVE OROTUND..

POETICAL ILLUSTRATIONS OF OROTUND QUALITY.......

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ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE DIFFERENT QUALITIES OF TONE..

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