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ARTICULATION, MELODY, MODULATION, FORCE,

TIME, AND GESTURE,

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LONDON :
SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, HAMILTON, Kent & Co., Stationers' Hall Court

MANCHESTER:
Abel Heywood & Son, 56 and 58 Oldham Street.

1901.

G7

TO

THE RIGHT REVEREND JAMES PRINCE LEE, D.D,

LORD BISHOP OF MANCHESTER,

THIS WORK,

CONTAINING THE OUTLINES OF ELOCUTION,

IS

BY THE AUTHOR,

MOST RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED;

WITH THE CONVICTION

THAT

A PRELATE SO EMINENTLY DISTINGUISHED

FOR

PROMOTING EDUCATION

WILL APPRECIATE HIS HUMBLE EFFORTS,

PREFACE.

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IT( 18 not necessary that a man should be a stammerer in order to be aware, from personal experience, of his imperfections in vocal utterance and speech. We are taught to read, and to express ourselves (grammatically in conversation but how few \learn suitable intonation, and a full and distinct utterance,+by which/ speech obtains much of its charm and acquires often all its influence) Graceful gestures in walking and dancing and in presenting one's self sin company, are thought by many to be of paramount importance;

and hence, as a matter of course, the majority)of young persons (of both sexes (are placed under the directionfof a teacher of dancing. And yet, after all, what are the graces of manner/compared to the melody of the voice ?) and how imperfect the address) of the otherwise accomplished gentleman or lady without fuly and mellite uspeech !| Nature here, as in all that concerns seither

Coobodily or mental endowment, does, it is true,(establish great differences amongst individuals.l One person has naturallyl a musical voice as it is called ; anothersa harsh for somewhat dissonant one but still

, seducation possesses4 we also know.ja great deal of plastic power ( and in no case lis the influence of physical education more evident than in the strength which exercise gives to the muscles in general, and in the agility and gracefwhich practicesimparts to the movements of the limbs as in the evolutions of the dance, and on the tight rope &c. On the same principle precisely, without any charm, magic, for mystification, scan the muscles which, by their successive (or alternate (and combinedlaction, give rise to voice and speech,| be educated into strength (and measured |and harmonious)

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