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speech; discipline your articulation; create a musical and pow erful voice; improve your health; regulate your gestures and attitude ; fortify yourself with confidence; and gain a clear and definite knowledge of the philosophy of reading and speaking.

In the Rhetorical and Classical department for practical delivery, you are furnished with ample means for regulating your style of expression, as well as with the loftiest aspirations of genius. Your deepest affections and tenderest sensibilities will be reached, while you may continually indulge by the way in the noblest inspirations of thought.

In the Comical and Musical part, many a moral is enforced, many a deep impression is given, and many a lesson of wisdom is imparted through the medium of a hearty laugh, or by the smiles and sparkles of wit and humor.

To the youth whose generous and noble natures aspire to happiness, usefulness, and honor, the author tenders this work. They have so universally, met him with kindness and confidence, as their teacher and friend; in the various institutions of learning, in which he has giyen lessons, and lectures, as to enlist in their behalf his best enèrgies, and make the desire to advance them “onward and upward;" a part of his being.

To teachers, public speakers, and othörs cof literary and classical taste, the author submits this book, and is cheered with the hope of their kind consideration and generous approval


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Bayard Taylor. 62

Oratorical Action,

Fordyce. 63

New England I love thee,

Anonymous. 64

Nature and Nature's God,

do. 65

Ladies should study Elocution,

Mrs. Sigourney. 66

Apostrophe to Spring,

Miss M. M. Davison. 67

Importance of the Diffusion of Knowledge, Horace Mann. 69


R. H. Tornsend. 73

Ossian's Address to the Sun,


Where is the Spirit-land!

Mrs. Hemans. 75

The Progress of the Mechanic Arts,

Webster. 76

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