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THE PRINCIPLES OF ELOCUTION
RENDERED EASY OF COMPREHENSION,
RULES FOR THE USE OF EACH ELEMENT OF ORAL EXPRESSION,
COURSE OF PROGRESSIVE EXERCISES.
DESIGNED FOR COMMON SCHOOLS AND ACADEMIES.
BY HENRY B. MAGLATHLIN, A. M.
PUBLISHED BY ROBERT S. DAVIS.
NEW YORK: G. F. COOLIDGE & BROTHER, AND HUNTINGTON & SAVAGE.
And sold by the trade generally.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1849, by
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.
From Thomas Sherwin, A. M., Principal of the English High School, Boston.
MR. H. B. MAGLATHLIN:
Dear Sir: I have examined your "Practical Elocutionist," and "National Speaker," and am happy to say that I think they will prove valuable auxiliaries in teaching the important but too much neglected art of elocution.
I commend these works to the favorable regards of teachers and of the public.
From Elbridge Smith, A. M., Principal of the Central High School, Cambridge.
I have examined with great pleasure the proof sheets of "The National Speaker." I think the selections of a superior order, and I regard the entire work as better adapted to the wants of our High Schools than any other with which I am acquainted.
From Caleb Emery, A. M., Principal of the High School, Charlestown.
I have examined "The National Speaker" with much satisfaction, and consider it the best work of the kind with which I am acquainted. The arrangement is excellent; and the selections, for declamation and occasional reading, are of a high order, and eminently appropriate.
From Francis J. Child, A. M., Instructor in Elocution in Harvard College.
I have cursorily examined the Introduction to "The National Speaker," and am happy to say that I think it simple and lucid, commendably brief, yet quite sufficient for ordinary teachers and students of elocution.
It seems to me that the book will be found practically very useful.
THE PRACTICAL ELOCUTIONIST.
This work, containing the introductory portion of the National Speaker, is published separately, for general use in schools.
HOBART & ROBBINS;
NEW ENGLAND TYPE AND STEREOTYPE FOUNDERY,
HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
June 149 - ?
NEW ELOCUTIONARY WORKS,
ROBERT S. DAVIS, BOSTON.
THE PRACTICAL ELOCUTIONIST.
THE NATIONAL SPEAKER. FOURTH ED. 12mo. pp. 324.
Since the first edition of the above works was issued, a few months ago, they have met with a very favorable reception, and one or both have been adopted as text-books by School Committees or teachers in Roxbury, Cambridge, Charlestown, Salem, Lowell, Springfield, and in several other important places.
From Rev. Thomas Hill, A. M., Member of the School Committee, Waltham, Mass.
As I looked over the "Practical Elocutionist" of Mr. Maglathlin, I found my old Whateleian prejudices against rules for utterance vanish. The practical, intelligible, and valuable nature of the rules in this little book makes it the only thing I have ever seen which I thought would help either teacher or scholar in our common schools in learning to read well.
From Levi Reed, Principal of the Washington School, Roxbury, Mass., and President of the Norfolk County Teachers' Association.
I have examined "The Practical Elocutionist" with much satisfaction, and am happy to say that I like its plan and matter. A brief manual of vocal culture, like this, has been much needed, and I have no doubt, that, in the hands of a skilful teacher, it may be used with the happiest results.
From C. C. Chase, A. M., Principal of the High School, Lowell, Mass.
I know of no work on the subject of Elocution which I can more highly recommend than "The Practical Elocutionist."
From W. B. Wait, Principal, and H. A. H. Wait, Preceptress, of Melrose Academy, near Boston, Mass.
"The Practical Elocutionist" is, as it should be, brief; but being, throughout, definite, lucid, and thoroughly practical, it is abundantly full and comprehensive. It seems to us exactly adapted to supply our public schools and academies with what many excellent teachers have hitherto regarded as a great desideratum. Having introduced it into the institution under our charge, and had opportunity to test its merits by actual use, we are prepared to give the work our highest commendation.