Principles of Public Speaking: Comprising the Techniques of Articulation, Phrasing, Emphasis; the Cure of Vocal Defects; the Elements of Gesture ... with Many Exercises, Forms, and Practice Selections (Google eBook)

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G. P. Putnam's sons, 1899 - Elocution - 465 pages
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