How to Develop Power and Personality in Speaking (Google eBook)

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Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1908 - Oratory - 422 pages
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Page 415 - Ten thousand thousand precious gifts My daily thanks employ ; Nor is the least a cheerful heart, That tastes those gifts with joy.
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