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BREATHINGS. Jst. Full breathing. — Place the arms and hands as required in the first movement; slowly draw the breath until the chest is fully expanded; emit it with the utmost slowness,
2d. Audible breathing. — Draw in the breath as in full breathing and expire it audibly in a prolonged sound of the letter H.
3d. Forcible breathing. — Fill the lungs, and then let out the breath suddenly and forcibly in the manner of an abrupt ani whispered cough.
4th. Sighing. — Fill suddenly the lungs with a full breath and emit it as quickly as possible.
5th. Gasping. — With a convulsive effort inflate the lungs; then send forth the breath more gently.
6th. Panting. — Breathe quickly and violently, making the emis sion of the breath loud and forcible.
For exercises of the voice, and especially in articulation, the table of elementary sounds and the preliminary exercises should be used daily and with a most assiduous practice.
1st. In a distinct and moderate utterance of all the sounds. 2d. In an explosive and forcible manner of making each sound
3d. In the application of all the elements of Elocution, while producing the different sounds; as, Emphasis, Inflection, Pitch, Force, Tone, (especially the orotund,) Movement, &c.
A chart of these elementary sounds ought to be hung up in every school-room, and made the subject of diligent practice for some time.
I proceed now to give a brief exposition of the principles of Elocution. I have purposely dwelt but little on this part, because I designed this book more as a manual of exercises, than as an elaborate treatise on the subject; and experience has taught me that multiplying rules and technical directions in an art that depends w much upon instinct, and nature brcught into play by example, has the effect of " killing the spirit in the letter."
Demosthenes to the Athenians
Salathiel to Titus
Phillips on the Wrongs of Ireland.
The Price of Eloquence..
A Political Pause
Prevalence of War
New England and the Union.
Christianity the Basis of Liberty
Phillips on Washington.
Rolla to the Peruvians
Speech of Belial, dissuading War
The Mexican War...
Phillips on America
Adams and Jefferson
Moloch's Oration for War.
Cassius instigating Brutus against Cæsar
The Adventurers in the Mayflower
Hannibal to the Carthaginian Army
The Folly of Disunion...
Phillips on the Catholic Question.
Character of Napoleon Bonaparte
A Call to Liberty
Speech of Logan, the Indian Chief.
The Wrongs of the Indian Race..
Ames' Speech on the British Treaty
The Right of England to Tax America
South Carolina and Massachusetts
The Same, Continued.
Lord Stanhope on Neutral Rights
Chatham on the American Revolution
The Same, Continued
The Irish Disturbance Bill.
Webster's Reply to Hayne
Reply to Webstei, in Senate, 1830 ...
Specimen of the Eloquence of James Otis.
Chatham's Reply to Hillsborough
Necessity of a Pure National Morality.
Reply to the Duke of Grafton..
Anniversary of the Settlement of New England
Events Great, because of their Results ..
Corruption, the Cause of the Fall of States.
An Appeal in behalf of American Liberty
The Tomahawk submissive to Eloquence .
Ancient and Modern Productions
Brutus justifying the Assa-sination of Cæsar
Hamlet's Address to the Players..
Curran on the Liberty of the Press.
Noble Defense of Irish Character
Curran on Irish Emancipation....
On the Union of Church and State.
Appeal to the Jury against Blake..
1. Appeal to the Jury in behalf of "'Mullen
Appeal to the Jury against Dillon
Appeal to the Jury in behalf of Guthrie.
Curran agaiust Mr. Justice Johnston.
Curran against the Marquis of Headford
1. Noble Tribute to Lord Avonmore
Prince Lewis' Answer to the Pope's Legate
DECLAMATION.- VEHEMENT INVECTIVE.
Employment of Indians in Civilized Warfare.... Chatham. 148
Moloch and Satan, before the Powers of Hell
Extract from a Speech of Mr. Burke
Las Casas dissuading from Battle
Rienzi's Address to the Romans
Speech of Sempronius for War..
Reply to the Reflections of Mr. Walpole
Gratian's Reply to Mr. Corry..
Catiline on hearing his Sentence of Banishment
From Cicero's Oration against Verres...
From Cicero's First Oration against Catiline.
Bolingbroke against Norfolk ....
The Quarrel of Achilles and Atrides
DRAMATIC AND DESCRIPTIVE PIECES.
Song, from the Lady of the Lake.
Henry V, at the Seige of Harfleur.
Henry V, encouraging his Soldiers