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OF THE PRINCIPLES OF
AS APPLIED TO
READING AND SPEAKING.
BY EBENEZER PORTER, D. D.
FOR SALE BY THEM, AND BY HILLIARD, GRAY AND CO., AND CROCKER
MASS. JOHN GRIGG, PHILADELPHIA.
J. LEAVITT, No. 182, BROADWAY.
THE NEW YORK'
ASTOR, LENOX AND
DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, to wit:
District Clerk's Office.
Be it remembered, that on the 7th day of April, A. D. 1830, in the fifty-fourth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Flagg & Gould of the said district, have deposited in this Office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as Proprietors, in the words following, toanit: "Analysis of the Principles of Rhetorical Delivery as applied to Reading and Speaking. By Ebenezer Porter, D. D. Prest. of Theol. Sem. Andover. 3d edit. In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, "An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned:" and also to an act entitled, "An act supplementary to an act, entitled, An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and etching historical and other prints."
JOHN W. DAVIS,
TO THE THIRD EDITION.
THE author of this work originally considered it as an experiment on public opinion, respecting a department of instruction, in which diversities of taste have had more scope for exercise than in almost any other. His best hopes therefore have been far exceeded by the speedy demand for a second, and now again for a third edition, and by other unequivocal marks of favor with which the publication has been generally received. Very few changes have been made in this edition, as the author's state of health and absence from home rendered this impossible. This edition is reprinted, page for page from the second, with only the correction of typographical and other small errors, which were occasioned by mistake. The peculiar character of the book is such, that breaking up its identity, as to crder of references, would render it impossible to all the editions to be advantageously used, by the same class. Should another edition be called for, and should it ever be in the power of the author to make any substantial improvement in the game, it may then become necessary to change the method of printing.
The author will only add, that he has not still relinquished the hope of preparing, in compliance with various solicitations which he has received, a smaller work, on the same general principles, for the use of academies and the higher schools.