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BREATHINGS. Jsl. Full breathing. — Place the arins and hands as required in the first movement; slowly draw the breath until the chest is fully expanded; emit it with the utmost slowness.
2d. Audible breathing. - Draw in the breath as in full breathing and expire it audibly in a prolonged sound of the letter H.
3d. Forcible breathing. — Fill the lungs, and then let out the breath suddenly and forcibly in the manner of an abrupt an! whispered cough.
4th. Sighing. — Fill suddenly the lungs with a full breath and emit it as quickly as possible.
5th. Gasping. — With a convulsive effort inflate the lungs; then send forth the breath more gently.
6th. Panting. — Breathe quickly and violently, making the emis sion of the breath loud and forcible.
For exercises of the voice, and especially in articulation, the table of elementary sounds and the preliminary exercises should be used daily and with most assiduous practice.
USE OF THE TABLE.
1st. In a distinct and moderate utterance of all the sounds. 2d. In an explosive and forcible manner of making each sound
3d. In the application of all the elements of Elocution, while producing the different sounds; as, Emphasis, Inflection, Pitch, Force, Tone, (especially the orotund,) Movement, &c.
A chart of these elementary sounds ought to be hung up in every school-room, and made the subject of diligent practice for some time.
I proceed now to give a brief exposition of the principles of Elocution. I have purposely dwelt but little on this part, because I designed this book more as a manual of exercises, than as an elaborate treatise on the subject; and experience has taught me that multiplying rules and technical directions in an art that depends w much upon instinct, and nature brcught into play by exarıple, has the effect of “killing the spirit in the letter."
Catiline on hearing his Sentence of Bauishment
From Cicero's Oration against Verres...
From Cicero's First Oration against Catiline.
Bolingbroke against Norfolk .
Meeting of Death and Satan.
The Quarrel of Achilles and Atrides
. Pope. 167
The Same, Continued..
. Pope. 166
Norfolk against Bolingbroke.
. . Shakspeare. 170
. . Shakspeare. 172
DRAMATIC AND DESCRIPTIVE PIECES.
Song, from the Lady of the Lake.
. Ann $. Stephens. 174
A Fever Dream..
.John M. Harney. 175
Bernardine Du Born.
W. Howitt. 178
The American Patriot's Song
. Anonymous. 179
The Flight of Xerxes.
Miss Jewsbury. 179
The Village Blacksmith
The Last Days of Herculaneum
. Atherstone. 182
The Prisoner in Herculaneum.
. Atherstone. 183
The Baron's Last Banquet..
Albert G. Greene. 184
Bernardo and King Alphonso.
. Lockhart. 185
The Battle of Bannockburn.
Henry V, at the Seige of Harfleur.
. Shakspeare. 188
Henry V, encouraging his Soldiers
. Shakspeare. 189
New England's Dead..
Science and Religion..
.Mrs. Sigourney. 194
.J. Augustus Shen. 195
* Look Not Upon the Wine."
Alonzo the Brave....
The Serpent of the Still.