Elements of Elocution: In which the Principles of Reading and Speaking are Investigated ... 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
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ablative absolute adjective admit agreeable antithesis antithetick object cadence Cicero comma commencing connected convey couplet Demosthenes different inflections distinction distinguish emphasis emphatick words Euboea example Exercise and temperance expressed eyes Fair Penitent falling inflection flection following sentence force former give harmony hath heaven Ibid idea inflection of voice interrogative words kind last member last word latter loose sentence lower tone marked meaning mind modifying words monotone musick nature necessarily necessary nounced observed Oroonoko Othello parenthesis passage passion perceive perfect sense period phasis pleasure preceding pronounced pronunciation prose publick punctuation question reader reading require the falling require the rising rising inflection Rule seems semicolon shew short pause single words slide soul sound speaker speaking Spect Spectator stress substantive syllable taste temperance strengthen tence thee thing thou tion tone of voice unaccented variety verb verse whole Winter's Tale
Page 331 - Took it in snuff; and still he smil'd and talk'd ; And, as the soldiers bore dead bodies by, He call'd them untaught knaves, unmannerly, To bring a slovenly unhandsome corse Betwixt the wind and his nobility.
Page 317 - Now, my co-mates and brothers in exile, Hath not old custom made this life more sweet Than that of painted pomp? Are not these woods More free from peril than the envious court? Here feel we but the penalty of Adam, — The seasons...
Page 330 - My liege, I did deny no prisoners. But, I remember, when the fight was done, When I was dry with rage, and extreme toil, Breathless and faint, leaning upon my sword, Came there a certain lord, neat, trimly...
Page 324 - The spinsters -and the knitters in the sun, And the free maids that weave their thread with bones, Do use to chant it; it is silly sooth, And dallies with the innocence of love, Like the old age.
Page 320 - There are a sort of men, whose visages Do cream and mantle like a standing pond; And do a wilful stillness entertain, With purpose to be dress'd in an opinion Of wisdom, gravity, profound conceit; As who should say, ' I am Sir Oracle, And, when I ope my lips, let no dog bark!
Page 285 - HENCE, loathed Melancholy, Of Cerberus and blackest Midnight born In Stygian cave forlorn 'Mongst horrid shapes, and shrieks, and sights unholy! Find out some uncouth cell, Where brooding Darkness spreads his jealous wings, And the night-raven sings; There, under ebon shades and low-browed rocks, As ragged as thy locks, In dark Cimmerian desert ever dwell.
Page 174 - His spear, to equal which the tallest pine Hewn on Norwegian hills, to be the mast Of some great ammiral, were but a wand...
Page 323 - It is to be all made of fantasy, All made of passion, and all made of wishes; All adoration, duty, and observance, All humbleness, all patience, and impatience, All purity, all trial, all observance; And so am I for Phebe.