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To depress the base of the tongue, carry the point of the tongue forward between the teeth; then draw the whole tongue vigorously backward, as if trying to swallow it.

Trill aspirater.
Trill vocal r.
Repeat running up and down scale.

Larynx. Raise the larynx to its utmost height and lower it to its greatest depth. Swallowing will help it to ascend and gaping to descend.

Lips. Open the mouth and bring the lips together quickly and firmly, aiming at equal pressure.

With lips tightly closed, compress the breath against lips and cheeks, resisting with these muscles and finally forcing the lips open.

MISCELLANEOUS EXERCISES

1. Reading and writing are arts of striking importance.
2. Twanged short and sharp like the shrill swallow's cry.
3. The clumsy kitchen clock click clicked.
4. A big black bug bit a big black bear.
5. Geese cackle, cattle low, crows caw, cocks crow.
6. Good blood, bad blood. (Repeat.)
7. A blue trip slip for an eight-cent fare,

A buff trip slip for a six-cent fare,

A pink trip slip for a three-cent fare. 8. Bring me some ice, not some mice. 9. Make clean our hearts. 10. The old cold scold sold a school coal scuttle. 11. He sawed six long slim sleek slender saplings.

12. Thrice six thick thistle sticks thrust straight through three throbbing thrushes.

13. Goodness centers in the heart.

14. He spoke reasonably, philosophically, disinterestedly, and yet particularly, of the unceremoniousness of their communicabil

her rage.

ity, and peremptorily, authoritatively, unhesitatingly declared it to be wholly inexplicable.

15. Pillercatter, tappekiller, kitterpaller, patterkiller, caterpillar.

16. What whim led White Whitney to whittle, whistle, whisper and whimper near the wharf, where a floundering whale might wheel and whirl ?

17. I said mixed biscuits, not bixed miscuits.
18. Little ache, little lake.
19. Her

age, 20. Thou bridl'dst thy tongue, wreath'dst thy lips with smiles, imprison’dst thy wrath, and truckl’dst to thine enemy's power.

21. An inalienable eligibility of election which was of indisputable authority, rendered the interposition of his friends altogether supererogatory.

22. A ripe pear, a black cow, a fat turtle.
23. Ceaseth, approacheth, rejoiceth. (Repeat.)

24. A blush is a temporary eletheme and calorific effulgence of the physiognomy ocliologised by the perceptiveness of the sensorium when a predicament of unequilibrity from a sense of shame, anger, or other cause eventuating in a paresis of the vasomotor filaments of the facial capillaries where, being divested of their elasticity, they are suffused with radiant, aerated, compound nutritive circulating liquid emanating from an intimidated proecordia.

25. Not long since a robust, disputative collegian, his clothes of the latest Pall Mall cut, his carmine bifurcated necktie ornamented with a solitaire, his hair dressed with oleomargarine and perfumed with ambergris, his face innocent of hirsute adornment, but his mouth guilty of nicotine, informed a senile, splenetic lawyer that he did not pronounce according to the dictionary.

"For," observed the young man, with an air of research, “in your Tuesday's address you said that the sight of cerements sufficed to enervate an attorney; that a salamander treated for obesity with prussic acid and pomegranate rind was disinclined to serpentine movements; that in an Aldine edition of a legal work you read of a lugubrious man afflicted with virulent varioloid and bronchitis, for which a jocund allopathist injected iodine and eayenne pepper with a syringe warmed in a caldron of tepid sirup -a malpractise suit being the result. By the way, you have a dieticary?"

"Dietionary!" replied the lawyer; "pugh! It is a granary from which the pronunciation fiend fils his commissariat with orthoëpie romances ard vagaries which, to him, grow into a philologic fecist: and this fetishism finds outward expression in a supercilNors ostentatica oi erudite racuity."

Nothing dazted, the young man continued: “You said, 'Accontig to precedent it was obligatory upon him to plait his hair 28 bis Nozad parents had done, but instead he, precedent to stepping ander the mistletoe, irdulged in fulsome praise of himse se boring thereby to ir duce a farorite girl to join him. But sie, being arence to undergo an ordeal so embarrassing, refused; whereasca tis features became immobile with chagrin.' This is a verba quotation. You sometimes consult a dictionary?"

"Soars man." retorted the lawyer, his aquiline nose quivering wilderiare discain, “I have no use for a dictionary." -Pariba me, roar pronunciation indicates the contrary; thus,

par peroration this occurs: 'An incognito communist, being eensazcant on the frontier, in one of his hunting expeditions cane apos an Indian, who, to the accompaniment of the soughing wird, was softly playing a flageolet, for the purpose of quieting a wonded tydrophobic Bengal tiger, which, penned up in a horel, was taking Lidéoas grimaces.

The Colone's companion, a comely but truculent Malay, act

as seneschal or pursuivant, suggested houghing the rampant 22, or giving it some dynamite, morphine, and saline yeast.

* *A goose was adjusted, and the nauseous dose administered, betel pop the combatire tiger, thus harassed, coming in prematare cortart with a dilapidated diran, bade adieu to things sublunary. You have a dictionary!"

The old man, angered at the raillery of this question, and at the cherabie smile of superiority with which it was asked, launched iorit in an objurgatory tirade, insisting that he did not regard himself sacrificable to the juggernaut of orthoëpy.

EXERCISES IN ALLITERATION 1. Amos Ames, the amiable aeronaut, aided in an aerial enterprise at the age of eighty-eight.

2. Benjamin Bramble Blimber, a blundering banker, borrowed the baker's birchen broom to brush the blinding cobwebs from his brain.

3. Caius Cassius contrived concatenating circumstances causing chivalrous Caesar's citation.

4. Deaf doddering Daniel Dunderhead dictated difficult didactic disingenuousness.

5. Extraordinary and excessive irritability was exhibited by these execrable people.

6. Flags fluttered fretfully from foreign fortifications and fleets.

7. Gibeon Gordon Grelglow, the great Greek grammarian, graduated at Grilgrove College.

8. Henry Hingham has hung his harp on the hook where he hitherto hung his hope.

9. Imbecile Irwin indefatigably inculcated inveterate isolation. Incomprehensible incommunicability.

10. Jasper, the jolly juror, justly joked John, the journalist.

11. Kemuel Kirkham Kames cruelly kept the kiss that his cousin Catherine Kennedy cried for.

12. A lily lying all alone along the lane.

13. Morose mariners and magnanimous men make much magnetism.

14. Nine neutral nations negotiated numerous nuptials. 15. Obstructionists and oppressors often opposed operations.

16. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. Now if Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, where are the pickled peppers that Peter Piper picked ?

17. Querulous quips were quoted by quiet Queenie Quilp.

18. Round the rough and rugged rocks the ragged rascals rudely ran.

19. She sells sea-shells; shall he sell sea-shells ?

20. Theophilus Thistle, the successful thistle sifter, in sifting a sieve full of unsifted thistles, thrust three thousand thistles through the thick of his thumb. Now if Theophilus Thistle, the

successful täistle sifter, in silting a sieve fall of unsifted thistles, thrist täzee tbocsárd thisties through the thick of his thumb, see that thot, in sitizg a sieve full of u sifted thistles, thrust not three thossard this is through the thick of thy thumb. Success to the successizl thistle sifter.

21. tewise, urjust and unmercifal university usages. 22 Vian's vernacular gires rividness to every verse.

23. How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck would chark rood?

24. Satthiars Xebeced xantie xylographers

35. Teised and yelped the yeoman's youngsters in yesterday's Farbt ard ya l.

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