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A Quarterly Magazine
PAUL M. PEARSON
NEW YORK CITY
Volume V, No. 1.
Whole No. 17.
Expression in Reading
BY ROBERT LLOYD.* 'Tis not enough the voice be sound and clear, 'Tis modulation that must charm the ear. When desperate heroines grieve with tedious moan, And whine their sorrows in a see-saw tone, The same soft sounds of unimpassioned woes Can only make the yawning hearers doze.
That voice all modes of passion can express
Some o'er the tongue the labored measures roll
In vain for them the pleasing measure flows
Some placid natures fill the allotted scene
* Robert Lloyd was an English poet of the middle eighteenth century.