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RULES FOR CORRECT READING AND SPEAKING, AND DIRECTIONS
FOR IMPROVING AND STRENGTHENING THE

VOICE, ARE GIVEN.

AND ALSO

A VARIETY OF EXERCISES AND SELEOTIONS

FOR PRACTICE.

BY REV. B. W. ATWELL,

PROFESSOR OF ELOCUTION,

PROVIDENCE:
BANGS WILLIAMS NEWS CO.

1867.

BARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

G!! I OF
GEORGE ANSHUR PLIMPTON

JANUARY 25, 1924

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1867, by

B. W. ATWELL,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Rhode Island.

ELECTROTYPED AT TNE.
.O.TON STEREOTYPE FOUNDRY

NO. 4 SPRINO LANE.

PRE FACE.

This work is brief, but comprehensive, containing all the important ideas of Elocution. Most works of its character are burdened with complicated rules and exceptions, so that but few, if any, attempt to master them. I have endeavored to avoid this serious defect, and to present a popular method, which every person at once comprehends and finds pleasure in perusing. · This work is published, in part, for my own use as a teacher of elocution, and also as a text-book for teachers and students generally. The directions for training and developing the vocal organs are explicit, and the selections for elocutionary practice varied, and from the best authors. An appreciation and use of these will result in a rich, full-toned voice, and a graceful and effective delivery.

B. W. A. PROVIDENCE, May 1, 1867.

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