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ELEMENTS OF ELOCUTION :

IN WHICA

THE PRINCIPLES

:

OF

READING AND SPEAKING ARE INVESTIGATED;

AND SUCH
PAUSES, EMPHASIS, AND INFLECTIONS OF VOICE, AS ARE SUIT-

ABLE TO EVERY VARIETY OF SENTENCE,

ARE DISTINCTLY POINTED OUT AND EXPLAINED : WITA
DIRECTIONS FOR STRENGTHENING AND MODULATING

THE VOICE,
SO AS TO RENDER IT VARIED, FORCIBLE, AND HARMONIOUS.

TO WHICH IS ADDED
A COMPLETE SYSTEM OF THE PASSIONS;

SHOWING HOW THEY AFFECT
THE COUNTENANCE, TONE OF VOICE, AND

GESTURE OF THE BODY.

EXEMPLIFIED BY
A COPIOUS SELECTION OF THE MOST STRIKING PASSAGES OF

SHAKESPEARE.
THE WHOLE ILLUSTRATED BY COPPER-PLATES,

EXPLAINING THE NATURE OF
ACCENT, EMPHASIS, INFLECTION, AND CADENCE.

BY JOHN WALKER,
AUTHOR OF THE CRITICAL PRONOUNCING DICTIONARY, &c.

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PUBLISHED BY D. MALLORY & co.
ALSO BY LYMAN, MALLORY & CO. PORTLAND : D. W. FARRAND & GREEN,
ALBANY · WILLIAMS & WHITING, NEWYORK: B. B. HOPKINS & co.
AND T. B. ZANTZINGER & co. PHILADELPHIA : P. H. NICKLIN &
co. BALTIMORE : 1. W. CAMPBELL, PETERSBURG (VIR.) :
PATTERSON & HOPKINS, PITTSBURG : AND SWIFT &

CHIPMAN, MIDDLEBURY, (VERMONT.)...1810.

5. 7. BUGKINGHAM, PRINTER.

S.C.R.

Ilito EMI 0181

TO

DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON,

IN ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF

THE ASSISTANCE

GAINED FROM HIS LABOURS,

THE PLEASURE AND IMPROVEMENT

DERIVED FROM HIS CONVERSATION,

AND

THE OBLIGATION

CONFERRED BY HIS FRIENDSHIP AND ATTENTION,

THE FOLLOWING TREATISE

IS

MOST RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED,

BY

THE AUTHOR.

ELEMENTS

OF

ELOCUTION.

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