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CHAP. I. READING : its connexion with good education...... 13

Grammatical reading.

21

Rhetorical reading..

21

CHAP. II. ARTICULATION.....

22

Causes of defective articulation..

22

Difficulty of many consonant sounds.

23

Immediate sliccession of similar sounds...

24

Influence of accent..

25

Tendency to slide over unaccented vowels. 25

Cautions ...

26

HAP. III. INFLECTIONS..

27

Description of Inflections...

27

RULE I. Influence of disjunctive or on Inflection.

29

RULE II. Of the Direct Question and its Answer..

29

ROLE III. Of Negation opposed to Affirmation..

30

Rule IV. Rising Infection.-Of the Pause of Suspension... 31

RULE V. Of the influence of Tender Emotion on the voice.. 32

RULE VI. Of the Penultimate Pause.

33

Falling Inflection...

33

RULE VII. Of the indirect Question and its Answer..

33

RULE VIII. The language of Authority.-Of surprise, &c. 34

RULE IX. Einphatic succession of particulars.

35

Rule X. Einphatic Repetition....

36

RULE XI. Final Pause...

36

RULE XII. The Circumflex.

37

CHAP. IV. ACCENT.

38

CHAP. V. EMPHASIS.

39

Sect. 1. Emphatic Stress...

39

Absolute emphatic Stress..

41

Antithetic or Relative Emphatic Stress.

42

SECT. 2. Emphatic Inflection....

43

Emphatic Clause.

45

Double Emphasis.

46

('HAP. VI. MODULATION.

47

Sect. 1. Faults of Modulation.

47

Monotony..

47

Mechanical Variety.

43

SECT. 2. Remedies...

48

The spirit of Emphasis to be cultivated...

48

A habit of discrimination as to Tones and Inflection 51

SECT. 3. Pitch of voice....

51

SECT. 4. Quantity....

52

Rotundity and Fulness.

52

Loudness.

54

Time..

54

Strength of voice depends on good organs 54

speech, &c....

Directions for preserving and strengthening them 54

Rate of utterance.

56

Edinburgh paper. 142

38. Burning of the Fame.

N. Y. Allas. 144

39. Hour of Prayer...

Mrs. Hemans. 147

40. My Mother's Grave.....

Anonym. 148

41. A Tale of Waterloo.....

Anonym. 150

42. The righteous never forsaken... .... New-York Spectator. 152

43. To Printers....

Fisher Ames. 154

44. Washington..

. Pierpoint. 156

45. Miserable case of a Weaver

Bell's Messengor. 157

46. Tomb of Washington..

159

47. Destruction of the Teinple at Jerusalem by fire.... Millman. 162

48. The Charnel Ship....

Charleston Courier. 165

49. Life-a Spanish Poem..

Edinburgh Review. 167

50. Death and the Drunkard.

168

51. The Plague in London..

Rothelan. 170

52. The Battle of Borodino..

172

53. Shipwreck....

Fredericksburgh Arenn. 173

54. The Bucket-a Cold water Song

Woodworth 175

55. Anecdote of Judge Marshal.. Winchester Republican. 176

56. The first and last Ticket .. . Manuscript of a Criminal. 178

57. Death at the Toilet.... From the Diary of a Physician. 184

58. Sabbath Schools...

Frelinghuysen. 186

59. The folly and wickedness of War.

Knox. 188

60. The Warrior.....

.Harbinger of Peace. 190

61. Death of Ashmun.

.Mrs. Sigmurney. 191

62. Love of Applause..

Hawes. 192

63. Christian Integrity

. Hawes. 193

64. Watch..

.J. Mason Good. 194

65. New social order in America.

Douglas. 196

66. Voluntary Association...

Douglas. 197

67. Bible Societies..

Douglas. 198

68. Christ's entry into Jerusalem..

Cunningham. 199

69. Evening Hymn..

Monthly Vis. 200

70. Universal Peace

Chaimers. 201

71. The Elder's Death Bed.

. Prof. Wilson. 202

2. Benevolence of God.

Chalmers, 207

Exercise

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73. Death of Princess Charlotte....

Robert Hall. 208

74. Remarkable preservation from death at Sea., Prof. Wilson. 210

75. The Bible the best Classic..

Grimke, 214

76. Fathers of New England..

Spragwe. 215

77. Duty of Literary men to their Country..

Grimke. 218

78. Eulogy on Adams and Jefferson ..

Witc. 219

79. The Greek Revolution....

Webster. 221

80. Triumph of the Gospel..

Phillip. 223

81. Duties and Prospects of New England. ..Pres. Quincy. 225

82. The Sabbath School Teacher....

.James. 227

83. Motives of the Gospel....

. Dwight. 228

84. Character of Richard Reynolds.

Thorpe. 230

85. Address of the Bible Society-1816..

Mason. 231

86. Roman Soldier;--Last days of Herculaneum Atherstone. 232

87. The Orphan Boy..:

Mrs. Opie. 235

88. Christian Consolation..

236

89. Cruelty to Animals.....

Cowper. 237

90. Christianity ::

. Mason. 238

91. Character of Mrs. Graham.

Moson, 246

92. Living to God.

Griffin. 241

93. Plea for Africa...

Grifin. 243

94. Abolition of the Slave Trade.

Christian Oos. 245

95. Eliza..

Darcin. 246

96. Character of Mr. Brougham..

248

97. Character of Mr. Wilberforce.

250

98. Eulogium on Mr. Fox....

Sheridan. 251

99. Death of Sheridan ..

. Byron. 252

100. The last family of Eastern Greenland. Montgomery. 254

101. The City and the Country.

.M'Donnough. 255

102. Summary Punishment.

Scott. 257

103. On the receipt of his Mother's Picture.

Cowper. 258

104. Extract from “ The Grave"..

Montgomery. 259

105. Defence of Johnson..

Curran. 260

106. Taking of Warsaw....

Campbell. 262

107. Lord Chatham.

Butler. 263

108. Mr. Fox, and Mr. Pitt.

Butler. 265

109. Death of Lord Chatham..

Percy. 266

110. Lord Mansfield...

Percy. 268

111. Providential Distinctions..

Pollok. 270

112. Eloquence of Bossuet...

Butler. 271

113. Eloquence of Bourdaloue.

Butler. 273

114. Eloquence of Bridaine..

.Butler. 275

115. Eloquence of Whitefield.

Gillies. 276

116. Satan's Lamentation....

Milton. 278

117. Eloquence of Sheridan..

280

118. Spirit of the American Revolution. .J. Quincy, Jr. 282

119. America ..

Philips. 284

120. Patriotism of 1775

.P. Henry. 286

121. The discontented Penduluin..

Jane Taylor. 289

122. Valedictory Hymn..

.N. Adams, 292

123. Scene from Pizarro.

Kotzebue. 293

124. Gos..

Derzhanir. 297

125. T'he read Sea ..

. Croly. 299

126. New Missionary Hymn..

S. F. Smith. 300

APPENDIX.

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THE

RHETORICAL READER.

CHAPTER I.

READING. ITS CONNEXION WITH GOOD EDUCATION.

The art of reading well is indispensable to one who ex. vects to be a public speaker; because the principles on which it depends are the same as those which belong to rhetorical delivery in general, and because nearly all bad speakers were prepared to be so, by early mismanagement of the voice in reading.

But the subject is one of common interest to all, who aim at a good education. Every intelligent father, who would have his son or daughter qualified to hold a respectable rank in well-bred society, will regard it as among the very first of polite accomplishments, that they should be able to read well. But beyond this, the talent may be applied to many important purposes of business, of rational entertainment, and if religious duty. Of the multitudes who are not called to speak in public, including the whole of one sex, and all but comparatively a few of the other, there is no one to whom the ability to read in a graceful and impressive manner, may not be of great value. In this country, then, where the advantages of education are open to all, and where it is a primary object with parents of all classes, to have their children well instructed, it woun: seem reasonable to presume that nearly all our youth, of both sexcs, must be good readers. Yet the number who an

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