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HOW TO READ AND DECLAIM HOW TO SPEAK IN PUBLIC.--A practical self-instructor

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Cloth, 543 pages, $1.25, net; by mail, $1.40. HOW TO DEVELOP SELF-CONFIDENCE IN SPEECH

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lic speaking. 12mo, cloth. $1.25, net; by mail, $1.40. HOW TO READ AND DECLAIM.-A course of instruction

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FUNK & WAGNALLS COMPANY

NEW YORK AND LONDON

DECLAIM

By

GRENVILLE KLEISER
Formerly Instructor in Public Speaking at Yale Divinity School, Yale
University; author of "How to Speak in Public," "Humorous
Hits and How to Hold an Audience," "How to Develop
Power and Personality in Speaking," "How to

Argue and Win," "How to De.
velop Self-confidence in Speech

and Manner," etc.

FUNK & WAGNALLS COMPANY
NEW YORK AND LONDON

1911

COPYRIGHT, 1911, BY
FUNK & WAGNALLS COMPANY
Printed in the United States of America

Published November, 1911

All rights reserved

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PREFACE

A course of instruction in reading and declamation should have as its prime object the cultivation of taste and refinement in the student. The mechanical aspects will serve to develop a graceful carriage, correct standing and sitting positions, proper management of the breath, accurate enunciation and pronunciation, and the essential qualities of a good speaking voice. The mental aspects will give the student ample practise in intelligent and sympathetic reading and recitation, both of prose and poetry.

As Professor Edwin Dowden, in his suggestive volume “New Studies in Literature," well says: “The reading which we should desire to cultivate is intelligent reading, that is, it should express the meaning of each passage clearly; sympathetic reading, that is, it should convey the feeling delicately; musical reading, that is, it should move in accord with the melody and harmony of what is read, be it in verse or prose.” The lessons of this book will afford such training in reading, and the various extracts have been carefully selected with a further view to developing in the student mental alertness, poise, and self-confidence.

The foundation of all good speaking is to be found in naturalness and simplicity. The teacher of reading and declamation can not too strongly insist upon securing these

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