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OF THE PRINCIPLES OF
AS APPLIED IN
READING AND SPEAKING.
BY EBENEZER PORTER, D. D.
President of the Theological Seminary, Andover.-Author of the "Rhetorical
PUBLISHED BY FLAGG, GOULD AND NEWMAN.
J. LEAVITT, 182, BROADWAY.
MARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
GEORGE ARTHUR PLIMPTON
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1831, by
in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.
TO THE FIFTH EDITION.
THE author of this work originally considered it as an experiment on public opinion respecting a department of instruction, in which diversities of tastes have had more scope for exercise than in almost any other. His best hopes therefore have been far exceeded by the speedy demand for a fourth edition, and now again for a fifth, and by other unequivocal marks of favor with which the publication has been generally received. This edition is reprinted, page for page from the fourth, with only the correction of typographical and other small errors, which were occasioned by mistake. The peculiar character of the book is such that breaking up its identity as to order of references, would render it impossible for all the editions to be advantageously used, by the same class. It has for some time been the Author's intention to forego this consideration, for the sake of making some changes on several points, similar to those he has adopted in a later and smaller work, entitled the RuETORICAL READER. But the fourth edition being unexpectedly exhausted, the call for a fifth to be in market immediately, allowed no time for the above changes. Should another edition be called for, the improvements just alluded to will be incorporated, and any others, which may render the work more valuable.