Orthophony, Or Vocal Culture: A Manual of Elementary Exercises for the Cultivation of the Voice in Elocution. Founded Upon Dr. James Rush's "Philosophy of the Human Voice," and the System of Vocal Gymnastics Introduced by Mr. James E. Murdoch
Francis Thayer Russell
Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1896 - Elocution - 302 pages
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Page 85 - If a Jew wrong a Christian, what is his humility? revenge : If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by Christian example ? why, revenge. The villainy you teach me I will execute ; and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction.
Page 135 - Now strike the golden lyre again : A louder yet, and yet a louder strain ! Break his bands of sleep asunder And rouse him like a rattling peal of thunder. Hark, hark ! the horrid sound Has raised up his head : As awaked from the dead And amazed he stares around. Revenge, revenge...
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