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v37. Night Thoughts. Young

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38. The Hare and the Tortoise. Lloyd ......

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39. Sin and Death. Milton

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40. Opening of L'Allegro. Milton

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v 41. Opening of Il Pensieroso. Milton

42. An ancient Battle poetically described. Pope's

Homer....
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43. A modern Battle poetically described. Campbell... 142

44. Neptune in the form of Chalcas reproving the Gre-

cian Leaders at the Siege of Troy. Pope's

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45. Address to Independence. Smollett

145

46. Farewell to Anna's Grave. Gifford ....

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47. The Dying Gladiator. Chinnery, Prize Poem ...... 149

48. Justice Gascoigne's Defence of himself. Shakspeare 151

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THE

PRACTICE OF ELOCUTION.

INTRODUCTION.

The requisites of a good delivery which, at first separately, and afterwards in union will, in the following Exercises, demand the efforts of the pupil, are

1. AN EXACT AND FIRM ARTICULATION. 2. A FULL UTTERANCE AND PROPER USE OF

THE ACCENTS OR INFLECTIONS OF THE VOICE ES

SENTIAL TO JUST MODULATION,

3, A VARIED AND SUITABLE ESPRESSION.

The first of these constitutes a distinct delivery ;

the second makes it significant; and the third, by adding manner, earnestness, and feeling, renders it impressive.

The art of Reading, by means of which Elocution or Delivery is improved, naturally divides itself, as is shown in “ The Theory of Elocution,” into the four following states:

1. MECHANICAL READING, OR PRONUNCIATION.

2. SIGNIFICANT READING, OR READING STRICTLY SO CALLED.

3. IMPASSIONED READING, OR SPEAKING. [4. Dramatic Reading, or Acting.)

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