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The Practice of Elocution: Or, a Course of Exercises for Acquiring the ...
Benjamin Humphrey Smart
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Abraham Slender anger Argumentative Manner beauty blood Breath Consonants called clouds Conclusive Accents coward death decemvirs Delight Demosthenes denote downward accent dread ELOCUTION emphatic accent Exultation fair Falstaff father fear feeling force give grace Grief hand happiness heard heart heaven honour Indignation inflections Interrogative Words italic Jephtha's Daughter Justice Shallow king Lactantius letter light live looks Lord Lord Byron master Fenton meaning Meditative Manner mind mingled Narrative manner nature o'er Open vowels palatal palatal z passions Pity Plaintive Expression Plaintive manner pleasure pride Prince Henry pronounced pupil rate of utterance reader reading relaxes rises Scorn sentence shut sounds Sir Archy Solemnity soul speak speaker Suspensive and Conclusive sweet syllables tence thee thing thou thought tion Tom Long tone tongue trembling triphthong unaccented syllables upward Vehemence Vehement Expression virtue Voice Consonants words youth
Page 85 - And will, no doubt, with reasons answer you. I come not, friends, to steal away your hearts : I am no orator, as Brutus is ; But, as you know me all, a plain blunt man...
Page 196 - With eyes severe and beard of formal cut, Full of wise saws and modern instances; And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon.
Page 116 - The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places : how are the mighty fallen ! Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Askelon ; lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph.
Page 82 - Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet, With charm of earliest birds; pleasant the sun, When first on this delightful land he spreads His orient beams, on herb, tree, fruit, and flower...
Page 93 - Why has not man a microscopic eye ? For this plain reason, man is not a fly.
Page 80 - And there came a traveller unto the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring man that was come unto him; but took the poor man's lamb, and dressed it for the man that was come to him.
Page 182 - I call upon the honour of your lordships to reverence the dignity of your ancestors, and to maintain your own. I call upon the spirit and humanity of my country to vindicate the national character.
Page 60 - See, what a grace was seated on this brow; Hyperion's curls; the front of Jove himself; An eye like Mars, to threaten and command; A station like the herald Mercury, New-lighted on a heaven-kissing hill; A combination, and a form, indeed, Where every god did seem to set his seal, To give the world assurance of a man : This was your husband.