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culture, for students of theology. The style of voice, adapted to
the correct and impressive reading of a hymn, the Scriptures, or
a sermon, requires special attention and study, and a separate
course of practice. The delivery of a discourse from the pulpit,
demands an appropriate training, distinct from that of popular
oratory.—The materials and the suggestions for such cultivation,
the present volume is designed to supply.

The plan on which the contents of the following pages, are
arranged, embraces,

1st, Introductory Observations on the importance of Elocu-
tion, as a department of Theological Study.

2d, Remarks on the effect of Manner, in Voice and Gesture,
as exemplified in the pulpit.

3d, A brief Summary of the most important Principles of
Elocution, with particular reference to their exemplification in
the reading of the Scriptures, hymns, and sermons.

4th, Exercises in these forms of reading, selected and arranged
for the particular application of rules and principles.

5th, A brief statement of the Principles of Gesture.

6th, Miscellaneous Extracts, for practice in Reading and Speak-
ing, intended to be analyzed by the student, and classified, in
their various contents, under the points of practical elocution
which they illustrate.

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Examples in Elevated Style

285

Didactic Passages

288

Examples in Oral and Parabolic Style

289

Examples from the Epistles

291

Passages from the Prophetic Writings

292

Lyric Passages

295

THE READING OF HYMNS

296

Examples of Solemnity and Awe

303

Grandeur, Majesty, and Power

304

Repose, Tranquillity, and Serenity

308

Joy, Praise, and Triumph

310

Pathos, Entreaty, and Supplication

319

Varied ‘Expression'

323

Didactic Sentiment

328

THE PRINCIPLES OF GESTURE

332

The Attitude of the Body, required for Public Speaking

340

The Character of Oratorical Action

344

MISCELLANEOUS EXERCISES IN READING AND SPEAKING 353

English Oratory

Addison. 353

Pulpit Eloquence of England

Sydney Smith. 355

Eloquence of the Pulpit

John Quincy Adams. : 358

The Fatal Falsehood

Mrs. Opie. 359

Musings on the Grave

Washington Irving. 362

The Grave

James Montgomery. 363

The Gallican Church, at the Period of the Revolution

Croly. 365

Night

James Montgomery. 367

The Land of Beulah

G. B. Cheever. 368

Life's Companions

Charles Mackay. 371

Henry Martyn

Macaulay. 373

Ora atque Labora!

Albert Pike. 379

The Field of Battle

Robert Hall. 380

'Not on the Battle Field.

John Pierpont. 382

Religious Principle the Vital Element of Poetry Carlyle. 384

Emblems

James Montgomery. 387

Parson Thacher's Day

Columbian Magazine. 389

The Sun's Eclipse (July 8, 1842)

Horace Smith. 395

The Moravians at Hernhut

William Howitt. 397

On a Survey of the vens, before Daybreak. H. K. White. 402

The Crowded Street

W. C. Bryant. 404

Robert Hall

Anon. 405

The Millennium Era

S.T. Coleridge. 407

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