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ELEMENTS OF ELOCUTION :

IN WHICH

THE PRINCIPLES

OF

READING AND SPEAKING ARE INVESTIGATED;

AND SUCH

PAUSES, EMPHASIS, AND INFLECTIONS OF VOICE, AS ARE SUIT-
ABLE TO EVERY VARIETY OF SENTENCE,

ARE DISTINCTLY POINTED OUT AND EXPLAINED: WITH
DIRECTIONS FOR STRENGTHENING AND MODULATING
THE VOICE,

SO AS TO RENDER IT VARIED, FORCIBLE, AND HARMONIOUS.
TO WHICH IS ADDED

A COMPLETE SYSTEM OF THE PASSIONS;

SHOWING HOW THEY AFFECT

THE COUNTENANCE, TONE OF VOICE, AND
GESTURE OF THE BODY.

EXEMPLIFIED BY

A COPIOUS SELECTION OF THE MOST STRIKING PASSAGES OF

SHAKESPEARE.

THE WHOLE ILLUSTRATED BY COPPER-PLATES,

EXPLAINING THE NATURE OF

ACCENT, EMPHASIS, INFLECTION, AND CADENCE.

BY JOHN WALKER,

AUTHOR OF THE CRITICAL PRONOUNCING DICTIONARY, St.

"EST QUÔDAM PRODIRE TENUS.”—HOR.

BOSTON :

PUBLISHED BY D. MALLORY & co.

ALSO BY LYMAN, MALLORY & CO. PORTLAND: D. W. FARRAND & green,
ALBANY : WILLIAMS & WHITING, NEWYORK: B. B. HOPKINS & CO.
AND T. B. ZANTZINGER & CO. PHILADELPHIA: P. H. NICKLIN &

Co.

BALTIMORE : I. W. CAMPBELL, PETERSBURG (VIR.):
PATTERSON & HOPKINS, PITTSBURG : AND SWIFT &
CHIPMAN, MIDDLEBURY, (VERMONT.)...1810.

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S.C.R.

PN

4111

.W3

1810

TO

DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON,

IN ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF

THE ASSISTANCE

GAINED FROM HIS LABOURS,

THE PLEASURE AND IMPROVEMENT

DERIVED FROM HIS CONVERSATION,

AND

THE OBLIGATION

CONFERRED BY HIS FRIENDSHIP AND ATTENTION,

THE FOLLOWING TREATISE

IS

MOST RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED,

BY

THE AUTHOR.

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