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has endeavored to point out all the usual errors of pronunciation. A judicious use of these Cautions can not fail to be of great service. The arrangement adopted is such that the pupil is in each instance directed to a general principle, while the page is not disfigured by marks' referring to the Cautions.

The exercises scattered through the volume, under the title Vocal Gymnastics, merit the attention of the teacher.

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READING LESSONS.

LESSON.

PAGE., LESSON.

PAGE.

1. The Bible, ........

17 | 46. Village Blacksmith, ......,

2. Water, .................

19 | 47. Do as you would be Done by,..

3. Attention, ................

48. Try Again, ...................

4. Popping Corn, ....

49. Vocal Gymnastics,...........

5. A Brown Coat or a Blue?.

50. Intoxicating Drink, ..........

6. Short Poems,.....

51. Recollections of Childhood,....

7. The Tame Squirrel, .........

52. Love to God, ...............

8. Swiss Boy's Farewell,.....

53. Give,..........

9. Benefits of Industry, ......

54. The most Beautiful Word,..

10, Aspiration, ......

55. Vocal Gymnastics, .....

11. Curse of Indolence,.......

56. The Old Arm-Chair, ..

12. Bubble-Chase, .......

57. Cow-Milking, ..............

13. Remarkable Tree,......

53. Last Wishes, .........

14. Variety,........

59. Footprints, ...

15. Darby and Joan,......

60. Vocal Gymnastics,.........

16. Christmas-Goose, .......

61. What is That? ..........

17. Paraphrase,. ..........

62. Dangerous Kittens, ...

18. Rain in Summer, .....

63. Sequel to ditto,....

19. Psalm, ..............

64. Select Pieces, .......

... 304

20. Warning-Bell, .........

65. Gunpowder-Harvest,.

.. 105

21. Inchcape Rock,....

66. Vocal Gymnastics,

106

22. Incidents,......:

Lion and Giraffe, ..........

... 107

23. Vocal Gymnastics,. ....

Vocal Gymnastics,.........

108

24. Vocal Gymnastics,.......

Passages from Scripture, ......

25. Belfry Pigeon, -...

70. No Work the Hardest Work,.. 110

26. Advertising, .........

71. Opening the Gate,.....

27. Advertisements, .........

72. oid Shepherd and Dog, .......

28. Vocal Gymnastics,..

73. Little Dennie,......

113

29. Pleasant Days, ..

74. The Dear-Bought Victory,....

30. Vocal Gymnastics, ..

75. Vocal Gymnastics,....

31. Frank and Thomas..

76. Ancient Britain,....

117

32. Wind in a Frolic, .......

77. Modern Britain,.............

33. Little by Little,...

78. Battle of Blenheim, ........

:34. The Fountain,

79. Vocal Gymnastics, ........

35. The Lamp, ............

80. Selections about Animals,...

36. Similes, ...............

81. No Idlers about us, .......

37. The Seasons,...........

82. The Old Farm-Gate, ..

38. The Frost, .......

83. Vocal Gymnastics,.

39. The Mother's Trial,....

84. Youthful Grumblers,..

40. Summer Shower,.......

85. Voca. Gymnastics,...

41. The Bee, ................

86. Selections,............

42. Poor Man's Garden, ......

87. Perseverance, ........."

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43. The Good Reader, .......

8. The Old Bucket,...

135

44. For Mother's Sake, ......

89. Castles in the Air,...

45. Respect to Old Age,........

81 | 90. Famine in Winter, ...

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LESSON

PAGE., LESSON.

91. The Good Samaritan, ........ 138 | 151. Questions and Answers, ..

92. Speak Gently, ...............

155. Crossing the Desert,

3. Chinese Manners, ....

. 143 156. What is Life?............

94. Turtle-Dove and Toad,. 142

157. Scene,..............

95. Future Life of the Good,. 144 158. No, ..

96. The Better Land

159. An Unexpected Guest,

97. White-Washing, .........

146 160. The Windy Night, .......

98. A Cottage Picture, ......

161. An Indian Prayer, ........

99. Aquatic Birds, ...

162. The Bible,.....

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100. Ditto, continued,........

150 163. The Mocking-Bird,....

101. Vocal Gymnastics,.......

151 164. The Mocking-Bird's Song,

102. Spare the Birds,......

165. Vocal Gymnastics, ........

103. King Solomon's Blacksmith,. 153 166. The Gentle Boy,..........

104. Burial of Moore,.......

155 57. Listle at First, ..

105. Make the Best of it

156 168. The Cannibal-Fish,..

106. All is for the Best, ...

159 169. Song for all Seasons, ......

107. Significant Anecdotes,...

170. Melon-Seeds, ......

108. The Rival Bubbles, .....

171. Death of a Child,

109. Vocal Gymnastics,......

172. A Village Lawsuit, ...

110. John Steady,............

173. The Brave Man,...

111. Casabianca,. ............

168

174. Trout-Fishing, ....

$ 112. The Grizzly-Bear,......

175. The Seasons,.....

113. Vocal Gymnastics .....

171 176. Temple Market,...

§ 114. The Two Wind-mills, ........

172 177. Vocal Gymnastics,

115. A Long Time Ago, ........

.. 173 178. The Old Mill, ...

116. Bring Flowers, ..............

179. Winter and Spring,

§ 117. Washington in Retirement, ... 177 180. The Legend,..

118. Vocal Gymnastics, .

178 181. Uncle Dick, .

119. The Sea Bird,...............

179 182. The Leap for Life,......

120. The Three Sisters, .........

183. Vocal Gymnastics, ..

121. Hiawatha,................

184. The Duel, ........

122. Human Industry, .....

185. Stork and

123. The Coral-Grove,......

186, Breaking a Colt. .........

124. The Discovery, ...........

189 187. The Moonlight March,

125. Vocal Gymnastics, .....

188. Two Scenes. - No.1,.....

126 Gems of Poetry, ........

189. Two Scenes. — No. 2,.....

127. Selections, .............

190. Mazeppa's Ride,.....

128. The Leaf,..........

194 191. Night in Sweden,.....

129. Pleasure and Pain,...

195 192. Vocal Gymnastics,...

130. The Gypsies, .........

198 193. Song of the Bell,..

131. A Dog's Vengeance, .......

199 194. The Prairie-Dog,.....

132. Vocal Gymnastics..

201 195. Upward - Onward,

133. Hiawatha's Deer Hunt, ....

202 196. Acres of Turtle-Eggs,....

134. Daniel Boone, ...........

203 197. The Indian Tribes,....

135. May, ..::

198. Gen. Marion's Dinner,

136. God'Invisible to Man,..

199. Marmion and Douglas,...

137. April, - ::

200. Little Edward,...........

138. Bridge of Monkeys, .

201. The Household Clock,....

139. Same, continued,......

202. The Locusts,..............

§ 140. Look Aloft, ............

203. The Song of Steam, .......

141. Christmas,....

204. Sweeping out the Atlantic,.

§ 142. Little Match-Girl, .......

205. A Fight with Wind-mills,..

143. Observation,...

206. Early to Bed, ............

144. Vocal Gymnastics, ........

207. Joan of Arc. - Part 1,....

§ 145 Robin's Come, ..

208. Joan of Arc. — Part 2,.....

146. Integrity of Washington,...

209. Sunset, .......

147. The Bat, .....

210. The Voice of the Wind, ..

148. Vocal Gymnastics, .........

211. The Return of Peace, .....

$ 149. Intelligent Potato, ...........

212. The Blind Boy, ..........

150. Live to do Good,...

213. Fire in a Forest, ..........

3 151. The Horse, .....

214. Rhine-Song, .............:

152. Vocal Gymnastics, .........

215. Attack on Charleston, ...

153. Arab and Robber, ............

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CAUTIONS

IN REGARD TO

ARTICULATION AND PRONUNCIATION.

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS.— The object of these Cautions is to correct certain prevalent faults of articulation, pronunciation, and accent. The pupil should be made thoroughly acquainted with the list, and, when requisite, the Cautions may be further explained and illustrated by the teacher. In all cases in which a pupil in class commits one of these faults he should be made to refer to the appropriate Caution. Thus:- Teacher. John, it is your turn to read. Begin.—John (stands up and begins to read]. “The hoss is a noble animal. He-" Teacher. Stop! what is a noble animal, do you say?John. The hoss, sir. It is so in the book.

Teacher. Spell horse, John.—John (spells). H-0---8-e, hoss.Teacher. You commit a great fault in pronouncing that word ---John. What fault, if you please, sir ? - Teacher. I wish you to discover it yourself. Turn to Caution 9, and repeat it.John (turning to page 10, reads]. “Do not suppress the sound of r, &c."- Teacher. Well, is there an r in horse ?John. Yes, sir. H-o-r-s-e.-- Teacher. And do you now know what your fault was ?-John. I suppose, sir, I did not sound the r.

Teacher. That was the case. You said “hoss," not [very slowly and distinctly] horse. Now try again.—John [reads]. “The horse, &c., &c."-- Teacher. That is better.

Numerous Lessons will be found in this Fifth Reader, under the title of " VOCAL GYMNASTICS," consisting of sentences constructed expressly with reference to these Cautions. See Lesson xxiv, page 52. In the aggregate, they form a thorough and systematic body of practical exercises, designed, 1st. To call the attention of the learner to the errors he is most likely to commit, and, 2ndly. To enable him, by repetition and careful attention to one point at a time, to correct bad habits and establish good habits. These “ Vocal GYMNASTICS” are earnestly commended to the notice of the teacher.

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