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Tonttmonials and References. ftion, combined with other causes. produced bronch Five classes were formed in the Academical de. tis, from which I have been suffering inore than 18 partment of Yale College, and three in the Theolog: months. By your directions, I can speak and sing ical Department. The following is an extract from freely without irritating my throat. My voice has the testimonials of the latter:
its natural tono and compass; and I have the de Resolred, That we consider his system exceeding: lightful prospect of soon resuming my accustomed ly well adapted to develop and train the voice, and
labors give expression to the passions; and we believe it
" Professor Bronson's Recitations are the bcet we calculated to promote the health of public speakers. cver heard."--National Intelligencer. Being persuaded that we have derived essential ad. Proi Bronson's Lectures and Recitations, have tuntuge from his instructions, we hereby express given universal delight.-Louisville Journal. our thanks for the assiduity and skill with which he has directed us in our practice, and most cordially rect."- Baltimore Atheneum and Visitor,
"The Recitations of Mír. Bronson, are almost per recommend him to the patronage of all who would cultivate their voices with a view to public speaking.
“Mr. Bronson's success has been most complete
U. S. Guzelle. EXTRACT --Froin Professors of Princeton College and Theological Seminary, N. J.-We have had good
“Mr. B. cxhibits with surprising ease and power opportunisies for witnessing the success of Mr. Bron. the wonderful capabilities of the human voice, and son). His method of using the organs of speech with
illustrates convincingly the practibility and impor icost advantage, is preferable to any we have known speakers, and the youth or both sexes, should avail
tance of cultivating its power 8.-Teachers, public lle is distinguished from other teachers of elocution by the fact, that instead of trying to impart his own
themselves of this opportunity."-Nerark Adv. style of declaination, he aims at cultivating the voice, " His superior as a speaker, we have yet to meet, and then leaves the pupil to nature.
either at the bar, in the pulpit, or on the floor of a EXTRACT.–From the Rev. Mr. Bingham, Marietta, legislative body."-Ohio State Journal, Columbus. 0. to Professor Stuart, Andover, Mass. _" Will you
A lady, (Mrs. G. of Boston) says-"Ilaving been permit we to introduce to your acquaintance, Pror much injured by tight lacing when very young and Bronson, a popular and successful Lecturer on Elo. also by keeping in a bent position at school for years, cution. Ile lias been for some time past, lecturing I waz bent forward in such a manner as to suppose w the Professors and students in this College. As I was afflicted with permanent distortion of the spine. a Lecturer on Elocution I have never seen his supe. Süll I resolved to join the class, and prove the truth nor. Our Professors, who have been under the in-or falschood of professor B's predictions, that I struction of Dr Barber, say the saine. lle has made should become straight by faithfully attendino to his subject one of very thorough study-and, what the principles. In a few days I was restored.” is best of all, he has studied Nature.
EXTRACT - Proin the Facultv of Marietta College, EXTRACT.-Letter from a distinguished lady in Ohio:-" Prof. Bronson has just closed a very suc Boston. "Prof. Bronson ; Sir-I wish to express to cessful course of instruction on Elocation in this in. you my grateful acknowledgements for the great stitution. The principles which he teaches appcar
benefit I have received from your system. I have to be founded on a philosophical view of man. His
for many years been afflicted with extreme weakness illustrations are copious and pertinent; and in his la of the lungs, which fatigue, either in exercise, conbors to train the voice and develop and cultivate versation or reading, produced not only hoarseness, the affections and pussions lie is indefatigable. His but loss of voice I have found, upon trial, my ex. whole course of instruction is marked by a rigid pectations more than realized. I can now, with per Heference to Natnre, and is truly simple and unaf. sect eaac, converse, or read aloud, hour after hour fected We take pleasure in recommending him to without the least fatigue. an intelligent community. PROF BRONSON is a gentleman of much original following resolution was unanimously adopted by a
Al the close of his Lectures in the Apollo, the ity of thought, extensive reading and remarkable crowded liouse of ticket-holders : powers. His Lectures, beyond the charm of novel
Resolred, That the thanks of the members of this iy, are very interesting.-Albany Evening Journal meeting be presented to Prop. BRONSON for his
We warmly recominend Prof. Bronson's reading successful efforts (in connection with Mr. F. H. and recitations to the autention of all those who are Nash, his Assistant,) to interest, amuse and instruct partial to effectual and powerful elocution They ther. They conclude, by expressing their high ad are an excellent substitute for dramatic exhibitions miration of Prof Bronson's sincerity, zcal and abi. -Deily Signal, N. Y We ieel anxious that a knowledge of Mr. Bronson's lity in the cause of truth and humanity, and tende.
ring to him their best wishes, that success and pecular views should be extended, believing them
prosperity may attend him in his noble and genehighly important. not only in juvenile education, rous enterprise. AMOS BELDEN, Chairman. to the professional speaker.-National Gazette,
E. PARMLY, Secretary. Philadelphia.
Prof. BRONSON'S new theory in relation to the sci. At a meeting of the Classes, the Rev. CHARLES ence of Elocution, is, in our judgment, founded in G. SOMMERS, Chairman, and Dr Amos JOHNSON, truth, ibe author being a practical illustration of the Secretary, the following Resolution was unani. soundness of his doctrine.-Oneida Whig, (Utica) mously adopted: ..
Resolved, That the Ladies and Gentlemen, who From the Philadelphia Daily World. Thave attended a series of Lessons and Lectures, by We render no more than justice in pronouncing Prof. Bronson, on Elocution, Music and Physiolol'rco Bronson's Recitations ine best we ever heard. sy, feel great pleasure in expressing their high His recitation of "The Maniac, " by Lewis, was sense of his urbanity, uncompromising regard for terrific. We never before saw confirmed, hopeless TRUTH, as the basis of Religion and sound Philoso. raving insanity so thorougly counterfeited by any phy; as well as their entire belief that his method actor. In the course of his recitations he explains or imparting knowledge is as natural and interest. his discoveries (for such they are,) in Elocution. ling, as it is novel; and that it is admirably calcula
From the Rev Mr. Cook, of Haruford, Conn ,ted to promote the health of the Body, and the ini. who received only twelve lessons.
provement of the MIND. The Classes desire also in PRO BRONSON-Dear Sir--My Physician, Dr. express the indebtedness to Mr. Nask, Prof. B.'s Sherwood. of N. Y., directed me to you for aid in accomplished Associate, whose critical knowledge recovering the use of my voice. A babit of speaking or VOCAL SCIENCE, so happily connected with in solely with the innscles of my breast and throat, usual Melody and Power of Voice, eminenty quad wtributable in part at least to' Dr Barber's instrucfies him for an Instructor in Music.
1. Every ART, and SCIENCE, has its Externals, , up the Buddy, with the materials, furnished is the and its Iniernals, its Generals and Particulars; external world. The Soul is the architect, und which must be understood Analytically, and Syn
body thetically, if we would practice either successful
workmanship 17. The Internals of Elocution, are Thoughts
Here is a good ane Feelings, and its Externals comprise all that
representation of is addressed to our five senses : its Generals are
this nervou Mind and Body, with their various Languages, or modes of manifestation. Comparatively, Lan
mass, which is a
kind of brain, guage-is the Tune, Body-the Instrument, and
of Mind-the Performer : hence, the necessity of
brain,) that prebecoming acquainted, theoretically and pracui
sides over those cally, with their NATURES, RELATIONS and Uses.
glands, or work2. As the subjects of Mind and LANGUAGE,
shops, that take are partially unfolded in the following work, in
charge of the this part, something must be said of the Body,
food, digestit, the harp of ten thousand strings : particularly in
and watch over regard to structure, position, and the organs to be
its changes, till used for the production and modification of
it is made into sounds, in Speech and Song: also of Gestures,
blood, and then or Actions; illustrated by appropriate Engravings,
appropriated to wh ch may be imitated by the Pupil, for the pur
the body. The pose of bringing the Body into subjection to the
nervous centre, Mird; without, however, any reference to spe
called Semilunar eific Recitations,-lest he should become artifi
Ganglion and So cia , instead of natural.
lar Plexus, may 3. The more we contemplate Man, the more
be seen at a, a, a, we see and feel the truth, that he is a MICROCOSM
a; it is situated indeed; a miniature-world,-an abstract of crea.
under the diation,- an epitome of the universe,-a finite repre
phragm ar.d partsentation of the INFINITE DEITY! Well saith the
ly behind the beathen motto,“ KNOW TRYSELF!"and the poet
stomach: other "THE PROPER STUDY OP MANKIND-18 Max."
subordinate cenAnd it may truly be said, that there is nothing
tres may be seen in the Miueral, Vegetable and Animal Kingdoms,
at e, e, e, e; also that cannot be found, essentially, in the human
in other places, body; and pothing in the world of Mind, that is
that need not be dot shadowed forth in his spiritual nature : hence,
designated, as the grandeur, the magnificence-of our subjects,
they are very and our objects.
numerous : these 4. The three grand essentials of the Body pro
centres are like per, are the Osseus, or bony system, which fixes
miner posts in a sts form, and gives it stability : the Muscular, or
state, or king. fleshy system, which is designed to act on the
dom. At i, ia Osseus; and Nervous system, acting on the Mus.
seen a pair of cular: while the Mind, acts on and through the chords, called trisplanchnic nerves: and at o, o, Nervous ; receiving its life and power from Him, are seen other nerves, with their little brains, or who is emphatically "THE LIFE:” thus, we can centres, where they corne logether, forming a line look through Nature, up to Nature's God. Ob along the spize, from the bottom of the chesi, uc serve, the Analytical course is from outermosts the top of the neck. From this large collection to innermosts, from effects to causes ; and the of Organic Nerves, others proceed to every pan Synthetical progress from innermosts to outer- of the system, uniting in smaller centres, and mosts; or from causes to effects.
forming ganglions in the palms of the hands 5. NERVES OP ODGANIC LIFE. Every thing balls of the fingers, &c. Our Astronomical sysmust have a beginning: and nothing is made per- tem is called the Solar System, because the Sun fect at once. Now in the body, there is a cer. is its centre, watching over our planets; 80, of tain portion, called Nerves of Organic Life; be- these nervous centres of the grand and sma.Ver cause they are the first formed, and constitute departments of our miniature-universe. Owing the grand medium, through which the soul builds to the intimate connection of these nerves with
their numerous centres, and with the nerves of of organic life, or solar plexus The roots of here the whole body, they are sometimes called the nerves are in the cerebellum, the seat of motion, Great Sympathetic Nerves, and Nerves of Vege- a receptacle of life. Now, we see why intensity table Life. There are three orders of these of thought, carking cares, &c., impede respiration Nerves: one going to the blood-vessels and other and infringe on the laws of health, for want of the parts of the vascular system; one to the contrac- proper co-operation with the nerves of organic ule tissues or muscles of involuntary motion : life; inducing dyspepsia, and even consumption. and 01e to the nerves of organic sensation, con- hence, the painful mode of teaching children to veyir.g the impressions made on the organs. read by a book: away with this false system, un
less you would inhumanly sacrifice the rising generation on the altar of evil; let the ear. or rigt. feeling predominate: please work out the whole; for you can do it: a hint is sufficient for those who think.
6. In this view of the Nerves of Respiration, (ur.ginating in the Medulla Oblongata, which is an extension of the Cerebellum, (6,) or seat of Voluniary Motion, and of the Cerebrum, (a,) or seat of Rationality,) may be seen the nerve (cy) that goes to the Diaphragm (i,) and is concerned in the office of breathing, which generally acts without the aid of the Will; but yet is controllable by the Will, to a certain extent; for we may breathe fast or slow, long or short. Next above this, 18 the Spinal Accessory Nerve, used in moving the breast, &c., in respiration : one of its fellow roots goes to the longue (d,) and is concerned in mastication, swalbowing, speaking, &c. (Some nerves are thrown back, the better to be seen.) Next in order is the 7. Here is an excellent representation or the pneunosgastrie, or lungs-and-stomach nerve (S. Nerves of Voluntary Motion, and of Sense, which, g, h,) which sends a branch to the meat-pipe, la with the nerves of Organic Life, and the Respira. rynx and wind-pipe, (e.) aiso to the cardiac, or tory Nerves, constitute the inmosts of the body; heart plexus, just above, and a little at the right also, a posterior, or back view, of the two brains, of (g); a recurrent branch goes to the larynx, &c.; which is the seat of the Mind, the constituents of other branches go to the face to exhibit the feelings. which, are Will and Understanding. The letter All interweave, and bring the vocal organs intoc, indicates the cerebrum, or large brain, where mporlant relations with the leart and lungs, with the Understanding, Rationality, or thought is la feelings and thoughis; while the main body goes cated; and cr, the cerebellum, or butle brain, ole stomach, and unites with the great centre I under, and adjoining the cerebrum, where the
Act.zontal black line is: here is the seat of the 9. We now descend to the hard parts of the Wil, Affections, Passions or Emotions; also the body, which have the least of life in them. This keat of the Motive power of the body; and from is a very correct representation of the Osseous these proceed the spinal marrow, (me,) enveloped system, or the bony paris which may be aptly in three different membranes, lying in the hollow of the back bone, and branching off by thirty pairs of spinal nerves into a great many ramifications over every part of the body; pb, the brachial plexus, a reunion or assemblage of the different nerves distributed to the arms, or upper extremities; and ps, the plexus, or folds of nerves, that form me great sciatic nerves, descending to the legs, or lower extremities. From the spinal marrow, the nerves arise by two sets, or bundles of roots ; the front (anterior,) one serving for motion, and the back (posterior,) are the nerves of feeling, or sensibility. Now, in all voluntary actions of the body, whether reading, speaking, singing, or working, there should be a perfect harmony and co-operation of the Organic Nerves, Respiratory Nerves, and Molary Nerves; hence, the voluntary effort must be made from the abdomen, where is the great centre of Organic Nerves, in connection with those of Respiration.
8. Here is a striking view of the Muscuiar, or fleshy portions, that form the medium of communication between the Nerves and the Bones: there are several hundreds acting on the bones
like ropes on the masts of ships: let them be trained in persect saljection to the Sou
called the basis, or foundation, of the splendid ihrough this
temple we live in; which is three stories high; Mind; so than
viz. the cavity below ihe diaphragm, the one above whatever 18
it, and the skull. Examine, minutely, each part, fell & thought,
the situation and attachment of the different bones
of the head, the five short ribs, and the seven long may be bodied forth to the life.
ones, the breast-bone, &c. In a complete human Now let us put
frame, there are 250 bones: they afford us the
means of locomotion. Do you see any analogy three
between the body and language ? systems, the
10. ZOOLOGY-(the doctrine or science of life, Nerves, Mus.
is a necessary element of education. Whose cu. cles and
riosity has not been excited by the innumerable living beings, and things, with which we are sur
rounded? Is it not desirable to scrutinize their Lemplate the
interiors, and see how they are made, and understand their various uses? Look at a man, a fish,
a spider, an oyster, a plant, a stone; observe their in the skin,
differences, in many respects, and their similan. and acting in
ties in others: they all have essence, form, use obedience to its rightful owner, the Mind; while The tendency of the study of the three kingdoms that mind is subservient to the Creator of mind. Tof nature, the Animal, Vegetable, and Mineral,
Bones, together, and con
whole as a unit, bound up
is to emancipate the hunian mind from the dark | constituting the nutritivo fanct az of wlieh liv.ng ness and slavery of ignorance, into the light and bodies are the centre, are revea.ed to us by evi. liberty of rational humanity. The things of the dences to plain to be misunderstood: may we have Animal kingdom live, and move from an interior power to appreciate them, being assured that all power; those of the Vegetable kingdom grow; truths are in perfect harmony with each other. and those of the Mineral kingdom do not live or
12. Here is a representation of the Human grow; they simply exist. 11. Three objects are designed by this erigta- of Elocution. But it is necessary to enter more
Form clothed and engaged in some of the uses ving: first, to show the body, clothed in its own beautiful envelop, the skin, which is the contijent of our most wonderful piece of Mechanism : second, to call attention to the fact, that it is full of pores, or little holes, through which passes out of our systems more than half of what we eat
and drink, in the form of what is called insensi. ble derspiration, which is indicated by the cloudy mist, emanating from every part of the surface; und as our bodies wear out, by degrees, and are renewed every seven years, and the skin being into the particulars of our subject; which e jona the principal evacuating medium for the worn-out in the succeeding parts of this introduction : how. particles of the system; the great importance ever, let the reader bear in mind, that only the outof keeping it in a clean, and consequent healthy lines of subjects are given in the book, designed condition, by daily washing in soft cold water, for such as are determined to dig for truth and must be evident to every one of reflection, it be- eternal principles, as
for hidden treasures ; ing the safety-valve of the body: and thirdly, 10 whose motto is “Press On.” indicale a higher truth, that of the passing off of Animals and Plants endure for a time, and a subtle and invisible fluid from the mind, in ac- under specific forms, by making the exte-nal cordance with its state ; which is often perceived world a part of their own being; i. e. they have wlien certain persons are present; also when the power imparted to them of self-nourishmen, powerful speakers are pouring forth their highly and when this outward supply ceases they die, wrought affections, and brilliant thoughts ; so as having completed their term of duration : hence, to give the mind a kind of ubiquity, co-extensive death, to material existences, is a necessary conwith their tones and audible words, ruling ini- sequence of life. Not so with minerals: they cr. mense audiences with absolute sway, and de- ist so long as external forces do not destroy them : monstrating the power of truth and eloquence. and if they increase, it is simply by the juxtapo
Animals and Plants increase by nutrition : sition of other bodies; and if they diminish, it is Minerals by accretion. In infancy, we weigh by the action of a force, or power, from with. bui a few pounds: at adult age, we exceed one out. Has not every thing its circle? How inhundred pounds. Whence, but from foreign sub- teresting must be the history of all things, anistances, are the materials of which our organs mate and inanimate! Oh that we had eyes to seen are composed ? In sickness, extreme emaciation and ears to hear, every thing that is manifesied proves that our bodies may lose a portion of their around us, within us, and above us! bulk, and give back to the world what was once 13. If we would have the Mind acı on thing 168 own. Thus, critposition and decomposition, Body, and the Body react on the Mind, in an ox