A Grammar of Elocution: Containing the Principles of the Arts of Reading and Speaking : Illustrated by Appropriate Exercises and Examples : Adapted to Colleges, Schools, and Private Instruction, the Whole Arranged in the Order in which it is Taught in Harvard University

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A.H. Maltby, 1832 - Elocution - 346 pages
 

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