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CUTION', AND “RUDIMENTS OF GESTURE';

WITH A SELECTION OF NEW

PIECES FOR PRACTICE IN READING

AND DECLAMATION;

AND

ENGRAVED ILLUSTRATIONS IN ATTITUDE AND ACTION.

DESIGNED FOR COLLEGES, PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTIONS, ACADEMIES

AND COMMON SCHOOLS.

BY WILLIAM RUSSELL,

ED. 'AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATION,' (FIRST SERIES,) INSTRUCTOR IN ELOCUTION
AT ABBOT FEMALE ACADEMY, PHILLIPS ACADEMY, AND THE THEOLOGICAL
SEMINARY, ANDOVER, MASS.; AND AT THE THEOL. INSTITUTE,

E. WINDSOR, CONN.

SECOND

EDITION.

BOSTON:

JE NKS AND PA L M E R.

1845.

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92801830.85 SEONGE-ARTHük PLUMPTOR

JANUARY 25, TIZE
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1844,

BY WILLIAM RUSSELL,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.

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The book now offered, under the title of The American Elocutionist, comprises the author's course of instruction, formerly presented in the three distinct works mentioned in the title-page of this.

The change thus made in the form of publication, enables the publishers to afford the whole matter of the original series, at a price very much reduced, with a large addition of pieces for practice, in reading and declamation.

ANDOVER, Mass., Feb., 1844.

*** Arrangements are made, still to issue the Lessons in Enunciation, in a separate form, for the convenience of schools for the younger class of learners.

NOTICES OF THE SEVERAL WORKS COMPRISED IN THE

PRESENT VOLUME.

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From the Phil. U. S. Gazette.-"Those who take an interest in the important part of Elocution to which this book, (Lessons in Enunciation,) refers, will find in its pages much to elucidate the subject, and insure to the scholar valuable attainments. The book should find its way into all our schools."

From the Boston Courier.-" This little book, (Lessons in Enunciation,) is one of great value. No schoolmaster, no man who ever ventures to read or speak in public, no professor, no student in any college, should be without it."

"We recommend Mr. Russell's 'Elocution' to the favour of instructors, parents, and pupils. Let those who would read easily and agreeably to themselves, and for the gratification and improvement of others, study it well and faithfully."

From the Massachusetts Common School Journal, Dec. 15th, 1843.-"We have used Mr. Russell's Lessons in Enunciation, ever since their first appearance, and never have seen any thing better adapted to their purpose.

ED. P. T." From the same." Lessons in Enunciation, a little work which ought to be in the hands of every teacher in the United States; as being the best book, for its purposes, that can be found in the language."

Mr. George B. Emerson, of Boston, speaking of the author's Exercises in Elocution, says, "I doubt not, -- from the great excellence of your Lessons in Enunciation, which I have used constantly, with all my classes, ever since I first saw the book,that it must be a valuable addition to our means of instruction."

From the Boston Christian Register.--"The number is not small, we trust, of those who have studied with profit the excellent books entitled Lessons in Enunciation, and Rudiments of Gesture. The volume before us, (referring to the Exercises in Elocu. tion,) we have read with great satisfaction; and we strongly recommend it to all who are in search of the best helps in the art of reading and speaking.'

From Mr. J. E. Murdoch, Elocutionist, Boston.-"I have used Mr. Russell's Lessons in Enunciation, Exercises in Elocution, and Rudiments of Gesture, with my classes, and consider them the best books of any that I have found, in their respective departments, especially as regards systematic instruction in the theory of the art, and the practical application of the principles of the science which are exhibited in Dr. Rush's Philosophy of the Voice."--Boston, April 22d, 1844.

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3 Definition.

Preface.

5 Rules.

. 130

Enunciation.

9 Errors.

Introductory Observations. 9 Suggestions for Practice.

134

Elementary Exercises. 10 Tones and Modulation.

Table of the Elementary Sounds Definition.

of the English Language. 10 Single Tones.

. 137

Exercises embracing the Ele-

Examples.

ments of Articulation, and the Successive Tones.

Rules of Pronunciation. 13

Examples.

. 141

Errors in Articulation.

29 Errors..

. 143

Common Errors exemplified in Rules.

Phrases.

37 Suggestions for Practice.

. 150

Pronunciation.

43 Exercises.

. 153

Words in which the current Successive Tones. .

pronunciation of the United Cadence..

. 166

States deviates from that Definition.

. 167

of England.

52 Rules.

Mode of Enunciation required for Errors..

Public Reading and Speak Suggestions for Practice.

. 175

ing.

55 Reading of Poetry.

Force.

61 Definition.

. 177

Pitch.

64 Prosodial Pauses.

. 180

Time.

66 Metre.

. 183

Exercises on Force of Utterance. 67 Errors..

. 188

Exercises on Pitch.

70

Rule.

. 193

Exercises on Time.

71 Suggestions for Practice. :

. 193

Inflection.

73 Rudiments of Gesture.. . 199

Simple Rising and Falling In-

Introductory Observations.

flections.

74 Attitude.

. 202

Circumflex..

76 Preparatory Movements.

Monotone.

76 Position of the Feet.

. 203

Rules on the Falling Inflection. 77 Errors.
Rules on the Rising Inflection. 84 Rule.

205
General Rule on Parenthesis.. 90 Movement of the Feet.

. 206

Rule on the Circumflex.

91 Errors.

207

Rule on the Monotone.

92 Rule.

Errors in Inflection.

93 Position and Movement of the

Suggestions for Practice. :-

95 Limbs.

Concluding Remarks on the

Errors.

Theory of Inflection.

98

Rule.

212

Exercises on Inflection. . 100 Position and Movement of the

Exercises on the Falling Inflec-

Trunk.

tion.

102

Errors..

. 213

Exercises on the Rising Inflec-

Rule.

tion.

113 Position and Movement of the

Emphasis.

Head and Countenance. 215

Definition.

Errors. .

Rule.

Rule.

216

Errors.

Gesture.

217

Suggestions for practice. . 122 Position and Movement of the

Exercises.

123 Hand.

217

Pauses,

Errors.

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Rule.

221 Lines to the Clock at Hampton

Position

and Movement of the

Court. G. P. R. James. 306

Arm.

222 Unsuccessful Attempt to Raise

Errors.

223 the Wind.'

Dickens. 307

Rules.

232 Niagara Falls.

Anon. 311

South Carolina. Haynes. 314

New England. Cushing. 315

PIECES FOR PRACTICE Noon..

Bryant. 316

In Reading and Declamation.

Success in Life.

Anon. 318

The Past.

Sprague. 320

Legend of the Seven Sleepers. The Lawyer and the Politician,

Lyell. 249

(Dialogue.) Murphy. 321

Evening on the Ocean.

Sonnet to an aged Beggar.

Montgomery. 250

Coleridge, 324

The West. Anonymous. 252 Sonnet to Lafayette in the Dun-

Reconciliation between Great Bri geon of Olmutz. .

. Ib. 324

tain and the United States. National Greatness. Channing. 325

Chatham. 254 Manufactures and Commerce con-

Bunker-Hill Monument. Webster. 255 trasted with Chivalry;

Death of De Argentine. Scott. 257

Št. Leger. 326

Speech against Writs of Assist Animal Happiness. Cowper. 327

Otis. 260 Dialogue from the Triumph of

Bernardo and King Alphonso. Lucca.

Miss Landon. 329

Translated by Lockhart. 261 Eulogy of Washington.

Value of Decision and Intre-

Lord Brougham: 332

pidity.

Walsh. 263 Reform in Parliament..

Election Anecdote.: Anon. 266

Lord Grey. 334

Oregon. Knickerbocker Mag. 268 False Eloquence.

Anon. 336

The Gladiator.

Jones. 270 Scene from the Lord of the Isles.

Address to the people of Meath.

Scott. 337

Henry Grattan. 272 Fate of McGregor. Hogg. 343

The Leper.

Willis. 273 Speech on the Irish Disturbance

American Freedom.

Dewey. 276 Bill.

O'Connel. 346

Conversation.

Cowper. 277 Former Condition of Ireland.

Sand Storm in the Desert. Frazer. 278

Shiel. 349

Night in Venice. Byron. 280 Marseillese Hymn. Translation. 350

Incapability of the British Minis Heroism of the Pilgrims. Choate. 352

try of 1782. Lord Holland. 281 Address to the Swedes.

Character of Washington.

"Gustavus Vasa.' 354

Webster. 283 The Point of Honour..

Cataract of Lodore. Southey. 284

Shakspeare. 355

The British Constitution.

The Liberty of Americans. .

Sir Robert Peel. 286

Hillard. 356

King Edward's Address to his Death of Lafayette. Everett. 358

Army: :

Bulwer. 288 Milton's Lines to his Father.

Warwick's Address to his Troops.

Cowper. 360

Ib. 289 Appeal for the Reform Bill.

Night among the Alps.

Brougham. 361

Montgomery. 290 Scene from the Rose of Arragon.

Death of the Last Constantine.

Knoroles. 363

Mrs. Hemans. 292 Speech on the Revenue Bill of

Genius and Method. Diderot. 295 1833. .

Clay. 367

Ode to an ancient Sycamore on

Memorials of Washington and

the Ohio.

Dr. Bird. 297 Franklin. J. R. Adams. 370

Address before the Society of St. Prince Henry's Challenge to Hot-

Patrick.

Earl Moira. 299 spur.

Shakspeare. 372

Dialogue from the Lady of the Washington's Preparatory Train-

Lake.

Scott. 300

ing for Public Station.

Speech on the Government of

C. W. Upham. 375

India. .

Fox. 304 Hotspur's Reply to Walter Blunt.

Shakspeare. 377

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