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THE

AMERICAN

COMMON-SCHOOL READER

AND

S P E A K E R:

BEING A

SELECTION OF PIECES IN PROSE AND VERSE,

WITH

RULES FOR READING AND SPEAKING.

BY

JOHN GOLDSBURY, A.M.,
COMPILER OF THE 'COMMON SCHOOL GRAMMAR,' AND 'SEQUEL,' AND TEACHER OP

THE HIGH scifooL, CAMBRIDGEPORT, MASS.,

AND

WILLIAM RUSSELL,
AUTHOR OP 'LESSINS IN ENUNCIATION,' 'THE AMERICAN BLOCUTIONIST,' PRIMARY
RBAPBR, ETC., AND TEACHER OF ELOCUTION IN THE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY,
AND PHILLIPS AND ABBOT ACADEMIES, ANDOVER, MA88., AND AT

THE THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE, EAST WINDSOR, CONN.

Thirty-second Thousand.

BOSTON:
TAPPAN, WHITTEMORE AND MASON,

114 WASHINGTON STREET.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1844,

BY JOHN GOLDSBURY, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.

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CONTENTS.

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PREPACE.

РАав 9 9

both Inflections in connexion. 36

PART 1. Rules of Elocution.-Analysis Rule on the Circumflex or Wave.. 33

of the Voice.

13

Monotone.

39

Quality of the Voice.-Roundness. . 14

Harmonic Inflectiong. 39

Smoothness.

Repeated Words. 40

Versatility.

. 17 Exercises on the Rising Inflection. . 40

True Pitch.

18

Falling Inflection. 43

Due Loudness.

19

both Inflections in connexion. 51

Moderate' Force, Declamatory Just Stress,-Radical Stress.

54

Force, 'Empassioned' Force. 20

Explosion, - Expulsion,-Median
Distinct Articulation. .
21 Stress,-Effusion.

55

Correct Pronunciation.

22

Suppression,-Vanishing Stress, 56

True Time.

23

Compound Stress.

56

Exercises on Time.

24 Thorough Stress, --Intermitted Stress,

Appropriate Pauses.

25 or Tremor

57

Rules for Rhetorical Pauses.

26 Expressive Tones.

58

Right Emphasis.-Rules on Emphasis. 23 Key to the Notation of Expressive

Correct Inflections.

30 Tone.

59

Rules on the Rising Inflection.. 32 Rules on Expressive Tone.'

60

Falling Inflection . 34 | Appropriate Modulation.

72

PART II. Pieces for Practice in Reading and Declamation.

75

LESS 1. Paul's defence before Festus and Agrippa.

75

2. Cultivation of the Mind..

S. REBD. 76

3. Physical Education.

Dr. HUMPHREY. 78

4. Self-Education.

D. A. WHITE. 79

5. True Eloquence.

DANIEL WEBSTER. 81

6. Industry indispensable to the Orator.

H. WARB, JR. 82

7. Genius.

ORVILLE DEWEY. 83

8. Antiquity of Freedom.

W. C. BRYANT. 85

9. Sunrise on the Hills.

H. W. LONGFELLOW. 86

10. The Christian Character.

E. COOPER. 87

11. Advantages of a Popular Government.

DR. SHARP. 89

12. Reverence for Law.

J. HOPKINSON. 90

13. Birthplace of American Liberty.

PROFESSOR STUART. 92

14. Character of Washington.

W. Smyth.* 93

15. Impressions from History.

G. C. VERPLANCK. 94

16. The Genius of Death.

G. Croly. 96

17. The Deep. .

J. G. C. BRAINARD. 97

18. Parallel between Pope and Dryden.

Johnson. 93

19. The Puritans

Macaulay. 100

20. Poetry.

CHANNING. 103

21. Causes of War.

H. BINNBY. 105

22. Foundation of National Character..

E. EVERETT. 105

23. Success of the Gospel.

PRESIDENT WAYLAND. 107

24. Power of the Soul.

R. H. DANA, SEN. 103

25. Hymn of Nature.

W. B. O. PEABODY. 110

26. Universal Decay.

GREENWOOD. 111

27. Eternity of God.

ID. 113

28. Two Centuries from the Landing of the Pilgrims.

CRAFTS. 115

29. The Upright Lawyer.

S. GREENLEAF. 116

30. Character of the present Age.

E. EVERETT. 117

31. The Founders of Boston.

PRESIDENT QUINCY. 119

32. Human Culture.

S. J. MAY. 120

33. Grecian and Roman Eloquence.

J. Q. ADAMS. 123

34. Thanatopsis. .

W. C. BRYANT. 123

35. Trust in God.

Wordsroorth. 125

36. Memory

W. G. CLARK. 127

The names of American authors, are distinguished by small Capitals ; those of Foreign authors by
Italica. By this arrangement, the necessity of a separate list of writers, is obviated.

M317549

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