AIDS to Correct and Effective Elocution; With Selected Readings and Recitations for Practice

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 192 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1890 Excerpt: ... "Good friends and neighbors!" Esek said, "I'm weary of this lonely life; In Mabel see my chosen wife! "She greets you kindly, one and all; The past is past, and all offence Falls harmless from her innocence. "Henceforth she stands no more alone; You know what Esek Harden is;--He brooks no wrong to him or his." O, pleasantly the harvest moon, Between the shadows of the mows, Looked on them through the great elm-boughs. On Mabel's curls of golden hair, On Esek's shaggy strength it fell; And the wind whispered, " It is well!" Wliittier Abridged). THE KING'S DATJGHTEBS. The King's three little daughters, 'neath the palace windows straying, Had fallen into earnest talk that put an end to playing, And the weary King smiled once again to hear what they were saying. "It is I who love our father best!" the eldest daughter said; "I am the oldest princess!" and her pretty face grew red. "What is there none can do without? I love him more than bread!" Then said the second princess, with her bright blue eyes aflame, "Than bread? A common thing like bread! Thou hast not any shame! Glad am I it is I, not thou, called by our mother's name. "I love him with a better love than one so tame as thine: More than--oh, what then shall I say that is both bright and fine, And is not common? Yes, I know--I love him more than wine!" Then the little youngest daughter, whose speech would sometimes halt For her dreamy way of thinking, said, "You are both in fau

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