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BY ANDREW COMSTOCK, M.D.
PRINCIPAL OF THE VOCAL AND POLYGLOTT GYMNASIUM.
Can Elocution be taught? This question has heretofore been asked through ignorance.
EIGHTEENTH EDITION, ENLARGED.
PUBLISHED BY E. H. BUTLER & CO.
Entered, according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1845, by
ANDREW COMSTOCK, M. D.,
in the office of the clerk of the district court of the United States in and for the eastern district of Pennsylvania.
Office of the Controllers of Public Schools,
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 20th, 1855.
At a meeting of the Controllers of Public Schools, First District of Pennsylvania, held at the Controllers' Chamber, on Tuesday, Feb. 13th, 1855, the following Resolution was adopted :
Resolved, That Comstock's System of Elocution be introduced to be used in the Grammar Schools in this District.
ROBERT J. HEMPHILL, Sec'y.
HIS work is a system of Theoretical and Practical Elocution.
signed for the use of Schools and Colleges, as well as for the instruction of private individuals who desire to improve themselves in the art of reading and speaking. The arrangement of the several parts of the work is strictly systematic: each is discussed in its natural order, and with as much brevity as consists with perspicuity.
The analysis of the vocal elements of the English language, and the minute description which is given of their organic formation, will be found important, not only to the American who is desirous of accurate knowledge upon this subject, but also to the foreigner who is learning to speak our vernacular tongue. And the engravings, indicating the most favourable postures of the mouth in the energetic utterance of the elements, will be found a valuable auxiliary in the acquisition of this knowledge. ban mooo shabom