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LADIES' READER

DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF

LADIES' SCHOOLS

AND

FAMILY READING CIRCLES:

COMPRISING CHOICE SELECTIONS FROM STANDARD AUTHORS, IN

PROSE AND POETRY;

WITH THE ESSENTIAL RULES OF ELOCUTION,

SIMPLIFIED AND ARRANGED FOR STRICTLY PRACTICAL USE.

BY

JOHN W. S. HOWS,

AUTHOR OF

PROFESSOR OF ELOCUTION,
THE PRACTICAL ELOCUTIONIST," "THE SHAKSPEAREAN READER," ETC., ETC.

LIBRAR

OF THE

“Nature without Discipline is of small force, and Discipline without Nature
more feeble: if exercise or study be void of these, it availeth nothing."

MILES COVERDALE

PHILADELPHIA:
PUBLISHED BY E. H. BUTLER & CO.

1860.

Entered according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1859, by

JOHN W. S. HOWS, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York. TO THE MANY

MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA

TO WHOM I HAVE SUSTAINED THE HONORED RELATION OF

INSTRUCTOR

IN THE ART, SO JUSTLY DESIGNATED

"THE CROWNING GRACE OF EDUCATION,"

This work

IS DEDICATED

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