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1. THIS SYSTEM unfolds the true Philoso- in, where-on, where-with, &c. : also, in the conpay of MIND and VOICE, in accordance with traction of ever and never,-as where-e'er I go, the nature of Man, and the structure of Lan-where-e'er I am, 1 ne'er shall see thee more. guage. The Elements are first presented; "How blest is he, who ne'er consents, By ill adthen, the common combinations, followed by vice to walk." the more difficult ones; all of which are to be practiced in concert, and individually, after the Teacher. These exercises essentially aid in cultivating the Voice and Eur, for all the objects of Speech and Song: while the Principles and Practice tend to develop and perfect both mind and body, agreeably to the Laws, that should govern them. The Vowels must first be mastered, then the Consonants; and the exercises interspersed with reading, and rigid criticism on the Articulation and Pronunciation.
Proverbs. 1. Accusing is proving, when
2. A has four regular sounds: Name sound, or long: ALE; ate, a-zure; rare a-pri-cots; scarce pa-tri-ots; fair bracelets for la-tent mus-ta-ches; hai-ry ma-gi and sa-pi-ent liter-a-ti for pa-trons; na-tion-al [A in ALE.] "a-ter-er for ra-di-a-ted stamens, and sa-li-ent pas-try with the ha-lo gra-tis; the ra-tion-al plain-tiff tears the cam-malice and power sit as judges. 2. Adversitybric, and dares the stairs for the sa-vor of may make one wise, but not rich. 3. Idle folks -take the most pains. 4. Every one is architect rai-sins; they drain the cane-brakes and take of his own fortune. 5. Fine feathers make fine the bears by the nape of the neck; the may-or's birds. 6. Go into the country to hear the news oray-er to Mayn-ton Sayre is to be-ware of of the town. 7. He is a good orator-who conhe snares pre-par'd for the matron's shares: vinces himself. 8. If you cannot bite, never show -men has both syllables accented; but it your teeth. 9. Lawyers' houses-are built on the should never be pronounced ah-men (2d a,) heads of fools. 10. Little, and often, fill the purse. 11. Much, would have more, and lost all. 12. Practice-makes perfect.
Anecdote. Plato-defines man-" An animal, having two legs, and no feathers." This very imperfect description attracted the ridicule of Di-og-e-nes; who, wittily, and in derision, introduced to his school-a fowl, stripped of its feathers, and contemptuously asked,-"Is this Plato's man?"
Notes. 1. Don't caricature this sound of a and e before r, by giving it undue stress and quantity, in such words as--air, (ay-ur,) pa-rent, (pae-rent,) dare, (day-ur,) chair, there, where, &c., nor give it a flat sound, as some do to e in bleat, pronouncing it laat. To give this sound properly, separate the teeth an inch, project the lips, and bring forward the corners of the mouth, like a funnel. 2. It would be just as proper in prose, to say, wherecever I go, where-ever I am, I neever shall see thee more; as to say in poetry, where-ear I am, I near shall see thee more. 3. Ein weight, whey, (i, y, gh are silent,) and a in age, whale, &c., are just alike in sound; and as this sound of a does not occur among its natural, or regular sounds, as classed by our orthoepists, it is called "irregular;" i. e. it borrows this name sound of a; or is sounded like it. 4. Some try to make a distinction between a s fate, and a in fair, calling it a medial sound: which error is ow. ing to t being an abrupt element, and r, a prolonged one: but ne one can make a good sound of it, either in speech or song, when thus situated, by giving it a sound unlike the name sound of a; be ware of unjust prejudices and prepossessions. I say na-shun-al, ra-shun-al, &c., for the same reason that I say no-tional and de-vo tional; because of analogy and effect.
The Bible-requires, in its proper delus ery, the most extensive practical knowledge. of the principles of elocution, and of all the compositions in the world; a better impression may be made, from its correct reading, than from the most luminous commentary.
Varieties. 1. Love what you ought to do, and you can easily do it;-oiled wheels run freely. 2. Cicero says, that Roscius, a Ro man orator, could express a sentence in os many different ways by his gestures, as he himself could by his words. 3. Why is the letter A, like a honey-suckle? Because a B follows it. 4. Never speak unless you have something to say, and always stop when you have done. 5. The most essential rule in de livery is-Be natural and in earnest 6. Our education should be adapted to the full development of body and mind. 7. Truth can never contradict itself; but is eternal and im mutable-the same in all ages: the states of men's reception of it-are as various as the principles and subjects of natural creation.
As good have no time, as make bad use of it.
Elocutim-is an Art, that teaches me how within-out; not from without-in. The to inanifest my feelings and thoughts to beautiful rose-does not grow by accretion, others, in such a way as to give them a true like the rocks; its life flows into it through idea, and expression of how, and what, I feel the nutriment, imbibed from the earth, the and think; and, in doing, to make them air, and the water, which are incorporated feel and think, as I do. Its object is, to enable with the very life-blood of the plant as a meme to communicate to the hearers, the whole dium: it is a manifestation of the LIFZ that truth, just as it is; in other words, to give me fills all things, and flows into all things, acthe ability, to do perfect justice to the subject, cording to their various forms. The analogy to them, and to myself: thus, involving the holds good as it respects the human mind; philosophy of end, cause, and effect,-the cor- tho' vegetables are matter, and mind-i respondence of affection, thoughts and words. spirit; the former is of course much more 6. The second sound of A is grave, confined than the latter. The powers of the or Italian. Aн; alms, far; pamind-must be developed by a power from pa calms ma-ma, and comwithin, and above itself; and that is the best mands Charles to craunch the education, which will accomplish this most al-monds in the haun-ted paths; rapidly, and effectually, in accordance with his ma-ster de-man-ded a the laws of God,-which always have referhaunch of par-tridge of faence to the greatest good and the most truth. ther; aunt taun-ted the laun[A in FAR.] dress for salve from the bana-na tree; Jar-vis farms sar-sa-pa-ril-la in A-mer-i-ca; ma-nil-la balm is a charm to halve the qualms in Ra-ven-na; he a-bides in Chi-na, and vaunts to have saun-tered on the a-re-na, to guard the vil-la hearths from harm-ful ef-flu-vi-a; they flaun-ted on the sofa, ar-gu-ing for Quarles' psalms, and for-mula for jaun-dice in Mec-ca or Me-di-na; a calf got the chol-e-ra in Cu-ba, and a-rose to run the gaunt-let for the ayes and noes in A--is as good as a feast. 5. All is but lip wisdom, cel-da-ma. that wants experience. 6. Better bend, than break.
Proverbs. 1. A burden that one chooses, is not felt. 2. A guilty conscience needs no accuser. 3. After-wit is every body's wit. 4. Enough
7. In making the vowel sounds, by expel-7. Children and fools often speak the truth. 8. ling them, great care must be taken, to con- Out of debt, out of danger. 9. Wade not in tnvert all the breath that is emitted, into pure known waters. 10. Do what you ought, and let sound, so as not to chafe the internal surface come what will. 11. Empty vessels make the of the throat, and produce a tickling, or greatest sound. 12. Pause, before you follow an hoarseness. The happier and freer from re-example. straint, the better: in laughing, the lower muscles are used involuntarily; hence the adage, laugh, and be fat.' In breathing, reading, speaking, and singing, there should be no rising of the shoulders, or heaving of the bosom, both tend to error and ill health. Beware of using the lungs, as it is said; let them act, as they are acted upon by the lower muscles.
Anecdote. A clergyman, whose turn it was to preach in a certain church, happening to get wet, was standing before the sessionroom fire, to dry his clothes; and when his colleague came in, he asked him to preach for him; as he was very wet. "No Sir, I thank you;" was the prompt reply: "preach yourself; you will be dry enough in the pulpit."
Natural and Spiritual. Since we are possessed of both body and soul, it is of the first importance that we make use of natural and spiritual means for obtaining good; i.e. natural and spiritual truths. Our present and eternal destinies-should ever be kept in mind; and that, which is of the greatest moment, receive the principal attention: and, since death-is only a continuation of life, our education should be continuous: both states of being will be best attended to, when seen and attended to in connection.
Notes. I. This, strictly speaking, is the only natural ound in all languages, and is the easiest made: it merely requires the under jaw to be dropped, and a vocal sound to be produced all other vowels are derived from it; or, rather, are modifications of it. 2. When a is an article, i. e. when used by itself, it always has this sound, but must not be accented; as, "a man saw a horse and a sheep in a meadow:" except as contrasted with the; as, "I said the man, not a man.” 3. When a forms an unaccented syl
able, it has this sound: as, a-wake, a-bide, a-like, a-ware, a-tone,
1-nid, a-way, &c. 4. It has a similar sound at the end of words, sather with, or without an h: as, No-ah, Hannah, Sa-rab, Afri ca, A-mer-i-ca, i-o-ta, dog-ma, &c. Beware of saying, No-er, Sa
ry, &c. 5. It generally has this sound, when followed by a single in the same syllable: as, ar-son, ar-tist, &c.; also in star-ry, (full of stars,) and tar-ry, (besmeared with tar.)
Education. The derivation of this word -will assist us in understanding its mean-absent? 7. All natural truths, which respect ng; it being composed of the Latin word the works of God in creation, are not only real -du-co, to lead or draw out. All develop-natural truths, but the glasses and containing ments, both of matter and spirit, are from | principles of spiritual ones.
Varieties. 1. Horses will often do more for a whistle, than a whip: as some youth are best governed by a rod of love. 2. Why is a bankrupt like a clock? Because he must either stop, or go on tick. 3. True reading is true exposition. 4. Conceive the intentions of the author, and enter into the charac ter. 5. The sciences and mechanical arts are the ministers of wisdom, not the end. 6. Do we love our friends more when present, or