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GRAMMAR OF ELOCUTION;

CONTAINING

THE PRINCIPLES

OF THE

ARTS OF READING AND SPEAKING:

ILLUSTRATED BY APPROPRIATE

EXERCISES AND EXAMPLES,

ADAPTED TO COLLEGES, SCHOOLS, AND PRIVATE INSTRUCTION:

THE WHOLE ARRANGED IN THE ORDER IN WHICH

IT

IS TAUGHT IN

HARVARD UNIVERSITY.

BY JONATHAN BARBER,
MEMBER OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS, LONDON.

INSTRUCTOR IN ELOCUTION IN HARVARD UNIVERSITY.

"A full knowledge of the PRINCIPLES and Practice of an art ena-
bles an industrious and ambitious votary to approach perfection ;
whilst idle followers are contented with the defaults of imitation."

Rush's Philosophy of the Human Voice.

NEW-HAVEN:

PUBLISHED BY A, H. MALTBY.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1830, by JONATHAN BARBER, in the Clerk's office of the District of Connecticut.

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TO JAMES RUSH, M. D.

PHILADELPHIA.

DEAR SIR,

The treatise which you published in 1827, entitled the “ Philosophy of the Human Voice,” was the first work that ever presented a true and comprehensive record of the vocal functions. Physiology is a science, the details of which, are discoverable only by observation and experiment. The history of the functions of the voice, is a legitimate department of that science, and you have investigated it in the only true method. Your work is strictly inductive : its philosophical principle is therefore correct. It combines, at the same time, such fulness of detail, with such an orderly classification of the vocal functions, as to entitle your views of the subject, on the ground both of the comprehensiveness of the particulars, and the felicity of the arrangement, to the denomination of A

Much less originality, depth, and accuracy of investigation, devoted to some art which mankind in general have been taught to consider profitable, would have brought you a more immediate recompense of fame; not however, perhaps, a larger portion of ultimate glory. As to the practical tendency

SCENCE.

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