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SCIENCE AND ART
ELOCUTION AND ORATORY:
CONTAINING SPECIMENS OP
THE ELOQUENCE OF THE PULPIT, THE BAR, THE STAGE, THE
LEGISLATIVE HALL, AND THE BATTLE-FIELD,
IN THREE PARTS.
PART I.-THEORETIC AND SCIENTIFIC ; PART II.- RHETORICAL, CLAS-
SICAL AND POETICAL; PART III.-COMICAL AND MUSICAL.
BY WORTHY: PUTNAM,
PROFESSOR OF PARLIAMENTARY AND FORENSIC ORATORY IN THE OHIO STATE AND
CNJOY LAW COLLEGE.
"There's a charm in Oratory, a magical art,
That thrills like a kiss from the lips to the heart."--Mrs. Welby.
O. M. SAXTON, 25 PARK ROW.
MOTOR, LENOX AND
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year one thousand eight hundred
BY MILLER, ORTON & MULLIGAN. In the Clerk's Oflice of tlrę Histrict Court of the Northern District of New York.
This book must speak for itself. It has been prepared at the request of many teachers, public speakers, and others interested in the author's entertainments, lectures, and teachings. It is the result of long and patient investigation of the art and science of reading and speaking. The author humbly trusts that his experience as a teacher of Elocution, has enabled him to produce a work, so true to nature and so practical, as to make it the interest and pleasure of teachers and students, readers and speakers, to welcome it as a teacher and friend.
Reading and speaking are arts--great, noble, intricate arts. The mind plays upoň nature's organs, but science must tune them; and consequently the speaker gives tones and expression to thought, corresponding with the amount and quality of instruction.
My friends, you are charmed with elegant speaking or read ing. You devoutly desire such accomplishments. Come, then, arouse your energies; open this book, and acquire a treasure more noble, more enduring, than the wealth of Golconda or California - the treasure of cultivated thought, emotion, and speech. Thought is an immortal action of mind, but confined to the individual being ; speaking is thought with a momentum, a noble, philanthropic action, that, like the sun, scatters its beams of light broadcast, to cheer and bless mankind.
By attending with an energy of purpose and action to the scientific part of this work, you can learn the true elements of
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