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A Quarterly Magazine
SEVENTEEN, EIGHTEEN, NINETEEN
PAUL M. PEARSON
31, 33 AND 35 WEST FIFTEENTH STREET
Volume V, No. 1.
Whole No. 17.
Expression in Reading
BY ROBERT LLOYD.*
'Tis not enough the voice be sound and clear, 'Tis modulation that must charm the ear.
When desperate heroines grieve with tedious moan,
The same soft sounds of unimpassioned woes
That voice all modes of passion can express
Which marks the proper word with proper stress;
Some o'er the tongue the labored measures roll
And even in speaking we may seem too just.
In vain for them the pleasing measure flows
Some placid natures fill the allotted scene
* Robert Lloyd was an English poet of the middle eighteenth century.