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COMSTOCK'S ELOCUTION.

[ENLARGED.]

A SYSTEM OF VOCAL GYMNASTICS;

DESIGNED FOR THE PROMOTION OF HEALTH, CURE OF

STAMMERING, AND DEFECTIVE ARTICULATION.

WITH EXERCISES IN ELOCUTION, VOCAL GYMNASTICS, ARTICULATION, PITCH, FORCE, TIME, GESTURE, READING AND DECLAMATION; WITH POSTURES OF THE BODY, ARMS, HEAD, FACE,

EYES, SHOULDERS, AND THE LOWER LIMBS.

Illustrated with Two Hundred and Sixty-three Engravings, of Figures in various Positions,

and Diagrams illustrative of the whole subject.

BY ANDREW COMSTOCK, M.D.

TO WHICH IS ADDED A COLLECTION OF GEMS FROM THE WRITINGS

OF THE BEST AUTHORS IN PROSE AND VERSE,

EDITED AND SELECTED

BY PHILIP LAWRENCE,

PROFESSOR OP BLOCOTION, AND TEACHER OP READING AND RECITATION IN

TEE PIRST SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES IX PHILADELPHIA.

PHILADELPHIA:
T. B. PETERSON & BROTHERS;

306 CHESTNUT STREET.

WARVARD COLLEGE LIBRANT

GIFT OF
GEORGE ARTHUR PLINPTON

JANUARY 25, 1924

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1868, by

T. B. PETERSON & BROTHERS,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, in and for the

Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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EDITOR'S PREFACE.

At the request of many of the Principals of Private Schools and Colleges in Philadelphia, I have undertaken the pleasing task of collecting some of the finest productions of gthius, in Verse and Prose, and adding them to the talented work of the late Dr. Comstock (one of the best Teachers for the cultivation of the voice that I ever met with). I hope to produce a Work on Elocution suited to all

persons, whether old or young. While I do not hold myself responsible for all the assertions of the talented Doctor, I yet agree with him in most of his remarks, and believe his work can be studied with great advantage.

All persons ought to be aware how important it is to attend to the modulation of the voice. The chief beauty of oratory is in the melody of the speaker's utterance. If the orator delivers his own ideas, or those of another, how soon his hearers become indif. ferent if the speech is delivered in one tone of voice! But, when the speaker whose voice is cultivated and modulated, is heard, every ear listens with delight, every eye beams upon him with pleasure; the feelings of his hearers will be at one time melted into tears by the pathos of his tones, at another roused

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