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Tonttmontals and References. ftion, combined with clher causes. produced bronch Five classes were formed in the Academical de. tis, from which I have been suffering inore than 18 partment of Yale College, and three in the Theologo months By your directions, I can speak and sing ical Department. The following is an extract from freely without irritating my throat. My voice has the testimonials of the latter:
its natural tono and compass; and I have the de. Resolved, That we consider his system exceeding. lightlul prospect of soon resuming my accustomed
labors ly well adapted to develop and train the voice, and give expression to the passions; and we believe it
" Professor Bronson's Recitations are the best we calculated to promote the health of public speakers. ever heard."--National Intelligencer. Being persuaded that we have derived essential ad- Pror Bronson's Lectures and Recitations, have tuntage from his instructions, we hereby express given universal delight.-- Louisville Journal. our thanks for the assiduity and skill with which he has directed us in our practice, and post cordially rect."- Baltimore Atheneum and Visitor.
"The Recitations of Mr. Bronson, are alniost per recomiend him to the patronage of all who would cultivate their voices with a view to public speaking. -U. S. Guzelte.
“ Mr. Bronson's success has been most complet... EXTRACT -From Professors of Princeton College and Theological Seminary, N.J.-We have had good the wonderful capabilitics of the human voice, and
“Mr. B. cxhibits with surprising ease and power opportunities for witnessing the success of Mr. Bron: illustrates convincingly the practibility and impor. son. His method of using the organs of speech with cost advantage, is preferable to any we have known. speakers, and the youth of both sexes, should avai
tance or cultivating its powers.-Teachers, public lle is distinguished from other teachers of elocution themselves of this opportunity."— Nevark Adv. by the fact, that instead of trying to impart his own siyle of declaration, he aims at cultivating the voice, “ His superior as a speaker, we have yet to meet, and then leaves the pupil to nature.
either at the bar, in the pulpit, or on the tloor of a EXTRACT.-From the Rev. Mr. Bingham, Marietta, legislative body.”-Ohio State Journal, Columbus. 0. to Professor Stuart, Andover, Mass. -" Will you
A lady, (Mrs. G. of Boston,) says-"Ilaving been
EXTRACT -Froin the Facultv of Marietta College,. EXTRACT, -Letter from a distinguished lady in
Boston. Prof. Bronson ; Sir-I wish to express to
Al the close of his Lectures in the Apollo, the ity of thought, extensive reading and remarkable crowded house of ticket-holders : powers. His Lectures, beyond the charm of novel
Resolved, That the thanks of the mernbers of this iy, are very interesting.-Albany Evening Journal We warmly recominend Prof. Bronson's reading successful efforts (in connection with Mr. F. H.
meeting be presented to PROF. BRONSON for his and recitations to the aucntion of all those who are Nash, his Assistant,) to interest, amuse and instruct partial to effectual and powerful elocution They them. They conclude, by expressing their high ad are an excellent substitute for dramatic exhibitions miration of Prof Bronson's sincerity, zeal and abi. -Daily Signal, N. Y
We ieel anxious that a knowledge of Mr. Bronson's lity in the cause of truth and humanity; and tende. pecular views should be extended, believing them ring to him their best wishes, that success and highly important. not only in juvenile education, prosperity may attend him in his noble and gene
rous enterprise. AMOS BELDEN, Chairman. but to the professional speaker.-National Gazette.
E. PARMLY, Secretary. Philadelphia.
Prof. BRONSON'S new theory in relation to the sci. At a meeting of the Classes, the Rev. CHARLES ence of Elocution, is, in our judgment, founded in G. SOMMERS, Chairman, and Dr Amos JOHNSON, truth, ihe author being a practical illustration of the Secrelary, the following Resolution was unani. soundness of his doctrine.-Oneida Whig, (Ulica) mously adopted : X Y.
Resolved, That the Ladies and Gentlemen, who From the Philadelphia Daily World. Thave attended a series of Lessons and Lectures, by We render no more than justice in pronouncing Prof. BRONSON, on Elocution, Music and Physiolo. Prco Bronson's Recitations ine best we ever heard. gy, feel great pleasure in expressing their high His recitation of "The Maniac," by Lewis, was sense of his urbanity, uncompromising regard for terrific. We never before saw confirmed, hopeless TRUTH, as the basis of Religion and sound Philoso. raving insanity so thorougly counterfeited by any phy; as well as their entire belief that his method actor. In the course of his recitations he explains for imparting knowledge is as natural and interest. his discoveries (for such they are,) in Elocution. ling, as it is novel; and that it is admirably calcula
From the REV MR. Cook, of Hartford, Conn ,ted to promote the health of the Body, and the ini. who received only twelve lessons.
provement of the Mind. The Classes desire also in Proy BRONBOW-Dear Sir-My Physician, Dr.lexpress their indebtedness to Mr. Nash, Prof. B.'s Sherwood. of N. Y., directed me to you for aid in accomplished Associate, whose critical knowledge recovering the use of my voice. A liabit of speaking or VOCAL SCIENCE, 80 happily connected with im solely wit, the muscles of my breast and throat, usual Melody and Power of Voice, eminently qual Ntributable in part at least to Dr Barber's instruclfies him for en Instructor in Music.
1. Every ART, and Science, has its Externals, , up the Budy, with the materials, furnished is the and its Inierals, its Generals and Particulars; external world. The Soul is the architect, und wlrich must be understood Analytically, and Syn
the body ius thetically, if we would practice either successful
workmanship. 17. The Internals of Elocution, are Thoughts
Here is a good an Feelings, and its Externals comprise all that is addressed to our five senses: its Generals are
this nervcut Mind and Body, with their various Languages,
mass, which is a or modes of manifestation. Comparatively, Lan
kind of brain, guage-is the Tune, Body-the Instrument, and
(or scries of Mind-the Performer: hence, the necessity of
brain,) that prebecoming acquainted, theoretically and practi
sides over those cally, with their NATURES, RELATIONS and USES.
glands, or work2. As the subjects of MIND and LANGUAGE,
shops, that take are partially unfolded in the following work, in
the this part, something must be said of the Body,
food, digestit, the harp of ten thousand strings : particularly in
and watch over regard to structure, position, and the organs to be
its changes, till used for the production and modification of
it is made into sounds, in Speech and Song: also of Gestures,
blood, and then or Actions; illustrated by appropriate Engravings,
appropriated to wh ch may be imitated by the Pupil, for the pur
the body. The pose of bringing the Body into subjection to the
nervous centre, Mind; without, however, any reference to spe
called Semilunar eific Recitations,-lest he should become artifi
Ganglion and so cia, instead of natural.
lar Plexus, may 3. The more we contemplate Man, the more
be seen at a, a, a, We see and feel the truth, that he is a MICROCOSM &
a; it is situated indeed; a miniature-world,-an abstract of crea.
under the diation,-an epitome of the universe,-a finite repre
phragm and partsentation of the INFINITE DEITY! Well saith the
ly behind the beathen motto," KNOW THYSELF!"and the poet
stomach: other TÆL PROPER STUDY OF MANKIND-18 Max."
subordinate cenAnd it may truly be said, that there is nothing
tres may be seen in the Mineral, Vegetable and Animal Kingdoms,
at e, e, e, e; also that cannot be found, essentially, in the human
in other places, body; and nothing in the world of Mind, tbat is
that need not be Qot shadowed forth in his spiritual nature : hence,
designated, the grandeur, the magnificence-of our subjects,
they are very and our objects.
numerous : these 4. The three grand essentials of the Body pro
centres are like per, are the Osseus, or bony system, which fixes
miner posts in a its form, and gives it stability: the Muscular, or
state, or king. fleshy system, which is designed to act on the
dom. At i, ia Osseus; and Nervous system, acting on the Mus.
seen a pair of cular: while the Mind, acts on and through the chords, called trisplanchnic nerves: and at o, o, Nervous; receiviag its life and power from Him, are seen other nerves, with their little brains, or who is emphatically "THE LIFE:” thus, we can centres, where they corne together, forming a line look through Nature, up to Nature's God. Ob- along the spire, from the bottom of the chest, :( serre, the Analytical course is from outermosis
the top of the neck. From this large collection to innermosts, from effects to causes; and the of Organic Nerves, others proceed to every pan Synthetical progress from indermosts to outer- of the system, uniting in smaller centres, and mosts; or from causes to effects.
forming ganglions in the palms of the hands, 5. NERVES OF ODGANIC LIFE, Every thing balls of the fingers, &c. Our Astronomical sysmust have a beginning: and nothing is made per- tem is called the Solar System, because the Sun fect at once. Now in the body, there is a cer. is ils centre, watching over our planets; so, of tain portion, called Nerves of Organic Life; be these nervous centres of the grand and smaver cause they are the first formed, and constitute departments of our miniature-universe. Owing che grand medium, through which the soul builds to the intimate connection of these nerves with
their numerous centres, and with the nerves off of organic life, or solar plexus. The rosts of hese the whole body, they are sometimes called the nerves are in the cerebellum, the seat of motion, Great Sympathetic Nerves, and Nerves of Vege- a receptacle of life. Now, we see why intensity table Life. There are three orders of these of thought, carking cares, &c., impede respiration Nerves: one going to the blood-vessels and other and infringe on the laws of health, for want of the parts of the vascular system; one to the contrac- proper co-operation with the nerves of organic tile tissues or muscles of involuntary motion : life; inducing dyspepsia, and even consumption, and one to the nerves of organic sensation, con- hence, the painful mode of teaching children to veying the impressions made on the organs. read by a book: away with this false system, un
less you would inhumanly sacrifice the rising generation on the altar of evil; let the esr. or rigt. feeling predominate : please work out the whole; for you can do it: a hint is sufficient for those wbo think.
6. In this view of the Nerves of Respiration, (ur.ginating in the Medulla Oblongata, which is an extension of the Cerebellum, (6,) or seat of Volunlary Motion, and of the Cerebrum, (a,) or seat of Rationality,) may be seen the nerve (c) that goes to the Diaphragm (2,) and is concerned in the office of breathing, which generally acts without the aid of the Will; but yet is controllable by the Will, to a certain extent; for we may breathe fast or slow, long or short. Nexi above this, is the Spinal Accessory Nerve, used in moving the breast, &c., in respiration : one of its fellow roots goes to the wongue (d,) and is concerned in mastication, swallowing, speaking, &c. [Some nerves are thrown back, the better to be seen.] Next in order is the 7. Here is an excellent representation or the premnosgastric, or lungs-and-stomach nerve (f, Nerves of Voluntary Motion, and of Sense, which, g, h,) which sends a branch to the meat-pipe, la- with the nerves of Organic Life, and the Respira. rynx and wind-pipe, (e,) a.so to the cardiac, or tory Nerves, constitute the inmosts or the body; heart plexus, just above, and a little at the right also, a posterior, or back view, of the two brains, of (g); a recurrent branch goes to the larynx, &c.; which is the seat of the Mind, the constituents of other branches go to the face to exhibit the feelings. which, are Will and Understanding. The letter All interweave, and bring the vocal organs intoc, indicates the cerebrum, or large brain, where mportant relations with the heart and lungs, with the Understanding, Rationality, or thought is lo feelings and thoughts; while the main body goes cated; and cv, the cerebellum, or little brain, o the stomach, and unites with the great centre I under, and adjoining the cerebrum, where the Der.zontal black line is: here is the seat of the 9. We now descend to the hard parts of the Wil, Affections, Passions or Emotions; also the body, which have the least of life in them. This seat of the Motive power of the body; and from is a very correct representation of the Osseous these proceed the spinal marrow, (me,) enveloped system, or the bony parts which may be apely in three different membranes, lying in the hollow of the back bone, and branching off by thirty pairs of spinal nerves into a great many ramifications over every part of the body; pb, the brachial plexus, a reunion or assemblage of the different nerves distributed to the arms, or upper extremities; and ps, the plexus, or folds of nerves, that form the great sciatic nerves, descending to the legs, or lower extremities. From the spinal marrow, the nerves arise by two sets, or bundles of roots; the front (anterior,) one serving for motion, and the back (posterior,) are the nerves of feeling, or sensibility. Now, in all voluntary actions of the body, whether reading, speaking, singing, or working, there should be a perfect harmony and co-operation of the Organic Nerves, Respiratory Nerves, and Motary Nerves; hence, the voluncary effort must be made from the abdomen, where is the great centre of Organic Nerves, in connection with those of Respiration.
8. Here is a Biriking view of the Muscu. iar, or fleshy portions, that form the medium of comnunication between the Nerves and che Bones: there are several hundreds, acting on the
like ropes on the masts of ships: let them be trained in perfectsubjection to the Sou.,
called the basis, or foundation, of the splendid ihrough the
temple we live in; which is three stories high; Mind; so than
viz. the cavity below ihe diaphragm, the one above whatever 18
it, and the skull. Examine, minutely, each part, felt & thought,
the situation and attachment of the different bones may be bodied
of the head, the five short ribs, and the seven long forth to the life.
ones, the breast-bone, &c. In a complete human Now letusput
frame, there are 250 bones: they afford us the these three
means of locomotion. Do you see any analogy
between the body and language ? systems, the Nerves, Mus.
10. ZOOLOGY-(the doctrine or science of life,) cles and
is a necessary element of education. Whose cuBones, togeth
riosity has not been excited by the innumerable er, and con
living beings, and things, with which we are sur
rounded? Is it not desirable to scrutinize their template the whole as a
interiors, and see how they are made, and under
stand their various uses? Look at a man, a fish, unit, bound up in the skin,
a spider, an oyster, a plant, a stone; observe their
differences, in many respects, and their similar and acting in
ties in others: they all have essence, form, use obedience to its rightful owner, the Mind; while The tendency of the study of the three kingdoms that mind 16 subservient to the Creator of mind. Tof nature, the Animal, Vegetable, and Mineral,
and drink, in the form of what is called insensible verspiration, which is indicated by the cloudy mist, emanating from every part of the surface; and as our bodies wear out, by degrees, and are renewed every seven years, and the skin being into the particulars of our subject; which :2 Jona the principal evacuating medium for the worn-out in the succeeding parts of this introduction : how. particles of the system; the great importance ever, let the reader bear in mind, that only the outof keeping it in a clean, and consequent healthy lines of subjects are given in the book, designed condition, by daily washing in soft cold water, for such as are determined to dig for truth and must be evident to every one of reflection, it be- eternal principles, as for hidden treasures ; ing the safety-valve of the body: and thirdly, to whose motto is “ Press On." indicate a higher truth, that of the passing off of Animals and Plants endure for a time, and a subtle and invisible fluid from the mind, in ac- under specific forms, by making the external cordance with its state ; which is often perceived world a part of their own being; i. e. they have when certain persons are present; also when the power imparted to them of self-nourishment, powerful speakers are pouring forth their highly and when this outward supply ceases they die, wrought affections, and brilliant thoughts ; so as having completed their term of duration : hence, to give the mind a kind of ubiquity, co-extensive death, to material existences, is a necessary conwith their tones and audible words, ruling in-sequence of life. Not so with minerals: they ex. mense audiences with absolute sway, and de- ist so long as external forces do not destroy them: monstrating the power of truth and eloquence.
and if they increase, it is simply by the juxtapo Animals and Plants increase by nutrition : sition of other bodies; and if they diminish, it is Minerals by accretion. In infancy, we weigh by the action of a force, or power, from withbut a few pounds: at adult age, we exceed one out. Has not every thing its circle? How in. hundred pounds. Whence, but from foreign sub- teresting must be the his:ory of all things, anistances, are the materials of which our organs mate and inanimate! Oh that we had eyes to see, are composed? In sickness, extreme emaciation and ears to hear, every thing that is manifesied proves that our bodies may lose a portion of their around us, within us, and above us! bulk, and give back to the world what was once 13. If we would have the Mind act on the 188 own. Thus, coir position and decomposition, Body, and the Body react on the Mind, in an or