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THE STAR SPEAKER

A Complete and Choice Collection

OF

THE BEST PRODUCTIONS BY THE BEST AUTHORS, WITH

AN EXHAUSTIVE TREATISE ON THE SUBJECT
OF VOCAL AND PHYSICAL CULTURE

AND GESTURING

BY

FLORA N. KIGHTLINGER

Fully Illustrated

STAR PUBLISHING COMPANY

JERSEY CITY

N. J.
(1892

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NOTICE.—This book has been produced at great expense; it is not a compilation; the
cuts have been executed by special artists ; it is covered by copyrights. Any and all infringe-
ments will be vigorously prosecuted.

PRE FACE.

The aim and scope of this work is to not only give our friends something to speak, but to teach them how to speak it.

There have been a number of excellent speakers placed on the market, from time to time, but never before has the subject of “How to Speak” been given with such exhaustive simplicity as we present it to our readers. Indeed, the subject of Vocal and Physical Culture and Gesturing, as heretofore given, have been very meager and wanting that clearness to make them easily understood by the young as well as the old.

Our idea has been to carry the student through a course of general instructions, with appropriate and numerous illustrations that will open an avenue of graceful, forcible and pleasing carriage and delivery for all occasions.

The selections for speaking have been chosen with very great care ; nothing that could in the slightest degree prove objectionable has been admitted. All the pieces are pure in language, lofty in sentiment, pithy, bright and sparkling. They cover the entire field of popular subjects with productions that at once entrance us and

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grow in favor as they become known and will never become

Our selections are confidently offered to the public for its approval.

Our Juvenile Department gives the little ones appropriate selections for church, home and school entertainments. The perplexing question to “ Mamma” of “something to speak” is admirably overcome in this department.

With this introduction we send forth “ The Star Speaker" upon its mission with the earnest wish that its usefulness will equal the enthusiasm of its production.

MARYSVILLE, O., Oct. 15, 1892.

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