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A

IN WHICH THE

COMMON IMPROPRIETIES

IN

READING AND SPEAKING

ARE DETECTED,

AND THE

TRUE SOURCES OF ELEGANT PRONUNCIATION
ARE POINTED OUT.

WITH A

COMPLETE ANALYSIS OF THE VOICE.

SHOWING ITS

SPECIFIC MODIFICATIONS,

AND HOW

THEY MAY BE APPLIED TO DIFFERENT SPECIES OF SENTENCES,

AND THE SEVERAL

FIGURES OF RHETORIC.

TO WHICH ARE ADDED,

OUTLINES OF COMPOSITION,

OR,

PLAIN RULES FOR WRITING ORATIONS,

AND SPEAKING THEM IN PUBLIC.

THE SEVENTH EDITION.

BY JOHN WALKER,

AUTHOR OF THE CRITICAL PRONOUNCING DICTIONARY,
ELEMENTS OF ELOCUTION, &c.

Est autem in dicendò quidam cantus.-CICERO Orat.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR T. CADELL; LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND
BROWN; BALDWIN, CRADOCK, AND JOY; BAYNES AND SON; OGLE
AND CO.; G. AND W, B. WHITTAKER; AND SIMPKIN AND MAR◄
SHALL,

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