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17 & 19 SOUTH SIXTH STREET.

NEW YORK: J. W. SCHERMERHORN & CO. BOSTON: WOODMAN & HAMMETT.

CHICAGO: W. B. KEEN & Co.

18 6 9.

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 indi. vidual 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 systematic 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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ILLUSTRATIONS.—Interrogative Sentences beginning with a Verb.

Whittier, Carlyle.

212

ILLUSTRATIONS. — Suspension of Sense. Emerson, Reed, De Quincey 212

ILLUSTRATIONS. Parenthetical Phrases. Shakespeare, Tennyson,

Webster..

213

ILLUSTRATIONS.—Contrasted Sentences. Shakespeare, Tennyson,

Emerson, Kingsley, Longfellow.

213

ILLUSTRATIONS. - Concessions. De Quincey, Mrs. Browning.. 214

ILLUSTRATIONS. Exclamatory Sentences. Dante, Browning, Miss

Greenwell, Campbell, Carlyle..

215

ILLUSTRATIONS. — Exclamations in the Form of Interrogative Sen-

tences beginning with a Pronoun or Adverb. Browning, De

Quincey..

216

ILLUSTRATIONS. - Exclamations in the Form of Interrogative Sen-

tences beginning with a Verb. Miss Greenwell, Emerson. 216

ILLUSTRATIONS. - Declarations in the Form of Negative Sentences.

Robertson, Giles, Emerson, Tennyson, Miss Muloch.

217

SERIES

218

SIMPLE AND COMPOUND SERIES, SERIES OF SERIES..

218

COMMENCING AND CONCLUDING SERIES

219

EXAMPLES. — Shakespeare, Martineau, Tennyson

219

ILLUSTRATIONS.- Commencing ies. Wirt, Hillard, Shakespeare,

Goldsmith

220

ILLUSTRATIONS. — Concluding Series. Shakespeare, Tennyson, Mont-

gomery, Ruskin....

220

ILLUSTRATIONS. - Series of Series. Hooker, Taylor, Whipple........... 221

CADENCE.........

222

PARTIAL AND DISTINCT CADENCE

222

EXAMPLES. - Scott, Shakespeare, Massey, Taylor ..........

223

ERRORS IN CADENCE

223

ILLUSTRATIONS. — Partial and Distinct Cadence. Ruskin, Kingsley,

Carlyle, Sterling, Whittier, Fuber, H. Coleridge, Wordsworth,

Bailey, Miss Greenwell, Mrs. Browning, Milnes, Miss Procter,

Miss Waring, Browning, Owen Mercdith.

225

PAUSES

295

GRAMMATICAL AND RHETORICAL PAUSES.

295

RULES FOR PAUSES....

295

EXAMPLES. — Francis de Sales, Keats, Lowell, Mrs. Browning, Bailey,

Emerson, Hood, Shakespeare, Mill

295

LENGTH OF PAUSES, &C....

297

ILLUSTB.ATION8. - Very Short Pauses. Scott, Browning, Byron ..... 298

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