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1. THIS SYSTEM unfolds the true Philoso-, in, where-on, where-with, &c. : also, in the conphy 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, I 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 Anecdote. Plato defines man—"An practiced in concert, and individually, after animal, having two legs, and no feathers." the Teacher. These exercises essentially aid This very imperfect description attracted the in cultivating the Voice and Eur, for all the ridicule of Di-og-e-nes; who, wittily, and in objects of Speech and Song : while the Prin- derision, introduced to his school-a fowl, ciples and Practice tend to develop and per- stripped of its feathers, and contemptuously fect both mind and body, agreeably to the asked,
,"Is this Plato's man?"
Notes. 1. Don't caricature this sound of a and e before Laws, that should govern them. The Vowels must first be mastered, then the Consonants ; (ay-ur,) pa-rent
, (pac-rent,) dare, (day-ur,) chair
, there, where, &c.,
7, by giving it undue stress and quantity, in such words as-air, and the exercises interspersed with reading, nor give it a flat sound, as some do to e in bleat, pronouncing it and rigid criticism on the Articulation and blaat. To give this sound properly, separate the teeth an inch, Pronunciation.
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, whereN. B. The words printed in italics and CAPITALS, are more or eever I go, where-eever I am, I neever shall see thee more; as to less emphatic; though other words may be made so, according to say in poetry, where-ear I am, I near shall see thee more. 3. E in the desired effect: the dash (a) indicates a pause for inhalation : weight, whey, (i, y, gh are ent,) and a ip age, whale, &c., are connecting words are sometimes excepted.
justalike in sound; and as this sound of e does not occur among 2. A has four regular sounds: First, 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 Name sound, or long: ALE;
sounded like it. 4. Some try to make a distinction between a in ate, a-zure; rare a-pri-cots;
fate, and a in fair, calling it a medial sound : which error is ow. scarce pa-tri-ots; fair brace
ing to t being an abrupt element, and r, a prolonged one : but no lets for la-tent mus-ta-ches;
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; bo hai-ry ma-gi and sa-pi-ent lit
ware of unjust prejudices and prepossessions. I say na-shun-al, er-a-ti for pa-trons; na-tion-al
ra-shun-al, &c., for the same reason that I say no-tional and de-voca-ter-er for ra-di-a-ted sta
(A in ALE.)
tional; because of analogy and effect. mens, and sa-li-ent pas-try with the ha-lo
Proverbs. 1. Accusing—is proving, when 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 rai-sins; they drain the cane-brakes and take of his own fortune. 5. Fine feathers make fine
-take the most pains. 4. Every one is architect the bears by the nape of the neck; the may-or's birds. 6. Go into the country to hear the news pray-er to Mayn-ton Sayre is—to be-ware of of the town. 7. He is a good orator—who conthe snares pre-pard for the matron's shares: vinces himself. 8. If you cannot bite, never show a-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. nor aw-men.
11. Much, would have more, and lost all. 12. 3. Position. Sit, or stand erect, with the Practice—makes perfect. shoulders thrown back, so as to expand the
The Bible-requires, in its proper delivchest, prevent the body from bending, and ery, the most extensive practical knowledge facilitate full and deep breathing. Open the of the principles of elocution, and of all the mouth wide enough to admit two fingers, compositions in the world; a better imprese side-wise, between the teeth, and keep the sion may be made, from its correct reading, lips free and limber, that the sounds may
than from the most luminous commentary. flow with clearness and precision ; nor let
Varieties. 1. Love what you ought to do, there be too much, nor too little moisture in and you can easily do it;
-oiled wheels run the mouth. A piece of hard wood, or ivory, freely. 2. Cicero says, that Roscius, a Roan inch, or an inch and a half long, of the man orator, could express a sentence in as size of a pipe-stem, with a notch in each end, many different ways by his gestures, as he if placed between the teeth, perpendicularly himself could by his words. 3. Why is the w.ile practicing, will be found very useful in letter A, like a honey-suckle ? Because a B acquiring the habit of opening wide the mouth. follows it. 4. Never speak unless you have 4. E has this sound in certain words; among have done.
something to say, and always stop when you which are the following: ere, ere-long ; feint livery is Be natural and in earnest. 6. Our
The most essential rule in de heirs ; the hei-nous Bey pur-veys a bo-quet; education should be adapted to the full de(bo-ka ;) they rein their prey in its ey-ry, and pay their freight by weight ; hey-dey! o-bey the velopment of body and mind. 7. Truth can eyre, and do o-bei-sance to the Dey; they sit never contradict itself; but is eternal and imiete-a-tate (ta-tah-tate,) at trey: also, there mutable the same in all ages : the states of and where, in all their compounds,-there-at, men's reception of it-are as various as the there-by, there-fore, there-in, there-on, there principles and subjects of natural creation. with; where-at, where-by, where-fore, where As good have no time, as make bad use of it.
5. Elocution-is an Art, that teaches me how | within-out; not from without-in. The to manifest 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 so 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 LIFE 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-is respondence of affection, thoughts and words. spirit ; the former is of course much moro
6. The second sound of A is grave, confined than the latter. The powers of the or Italian. Ah; alms, far; pa
mind-must be developed by a power from pa calms ma-ma, and com
within, 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
the laws of God, which always have referhaunch of pur-tridge of fa-1
ence to the greatest good and the most truth. ther; aunt taun-ted the laun
(A in FAR.)
Anecdote. A clergyman, whose turn it dress for salve from the ba
was to preach in a certain church, happening na-na tree; Jar-vis farms sar-sa-pa-ril-la in to get wet, was standing before the session. A-mer-i-ca; ma-nil-la balm is a charm to room fire, to dry his clothes; and when his halve the qualms in Ra-ven-na; he a-bides in colleague came in, he asked him to preach for Chi-na, and vaunts to have saun-tered on him; as he was very wet. “No Sir, I thank the a-re-na, to guard the vil-la hearths from you;" was the prompt reply: "preach yourharm-ful ef-fu-vi-a; they flaun-ted on the 80- self; you will be dry enough in the pulpit.” fa, ar-gu-ing for Quarles' psalms, and for-mu
Proverbs. 1. A burden that one chooses, is la for jaun-dice in Mec-ca or Me-ili-na; a not felt. 2. A guilty conscience needs no accucalf got the chol-e-ra in Cu-ba, and a-rose to ser. 3. After-wit is every body's wit. 4. Enough run the gaunt-let for the ayes and noes in A-1-is as good as a feast. 5. All is but lip wisdom, cel-da-ma.
that wants experience. 6. Better bend, than break. 7. In making the vowel sounds, by expel- 17. 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 unvert 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
Natural and Spiritual. Since we are muscles are used involuntarily; hence the possessed of both body and soul, it is of the adage, laugh, and be fat.' In breathing, first importance that we make use of natural reading, speaking, and singing, there should and spiritual means for obtaining good; i.e. be no rising of the shoulders, or heaving of natural and spiritual truths. Our present the bosom ; both tend to error and ill health. and eternal destinies-should ever be kept in Beware of using the lungs, as it is said; let mind; and that, which is of the greatest mo them act, as they are acted upon by the lower ment, receive the principal attention: and, muscles,
since death-is only a continuation of life, our Notes. 1. This, strictly speaking, is the only natural education should be continuous: both states wound in all languages, and is the easiest made: it merely requires of being will be best attended to, when seen the under jaw to be dropped, and a vocal sound to be produced: and attended to in connection. 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
Varieties. 1. Horses will often do more nas this sound, but must not be accented ; as, “a man saw a horse for a whistle, than a whip: as some youth are In a sheep in a meadow;" except as contrasted with the ; as, “I best governed by a rod of love. 2. Why is a and the man, not a man.” 3. When a forms an unaccented syd. bankrupt like a clock? Because he must sacle, it has this sound : as, a-wake, a-bide, a-like, a-ware, a-tone, r-unid, a-way, &c. 4. It has a similar sound at the end of words, either stop, or go on tick. 3. True readin: either with, or without an h: as, No-ah, Han-nah, Sa-rah, Af-ri- is true exposition. 4. Conceive the intenca. A-mer-ica, i-o-ta, dog-ma, &c. Beware of saying, Noer, sa tions of the author, and enter into the charac15, &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 ter. 5. The sciences and mechanical arts are af stars,) and tar-ry, (besmeared with tar.)
the ministers of wisdom, not the end. 6. Do Education. The derivation of this word we love our friends more when present, or --will assist us in understanding its mean- absent? 7. All natural truths, which respect ing; it being composed of the Latin word the works of God in creation, are not only real e-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.