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1. This SYSTEM unfolds the true Philoso-, in, where-on, where-with, &c.: also, in the conpny of Mind and Voice, in accordance with traction of ever and never,-as where-e'er 1 go, the nature of Man, and the structure of Lan-where-e'er I am, I ne'er shall see thee more. guage. The Elements are first presented;) “How blest is he, who ne'er consents, By ill adthen, the common combinations, followed by i vice to walks." the more diffcult ones; all of which are to be Anecdote. Plaiu - defines man—"An practiced in concert, and individually, after animal, having two legs, and no feathers.” the Teacher. These exercises essentially aid This very imperfect description attrarted the in cultivating the Voice and Ear, for all the ridicule of Di-og-e-nes; who, willily, and in objects of Speech and Song: while the Prin- derision, introduced to his school--a fowl, ciples and Practice tend to develop and per- stripped of its feathers, and contemptuously fect both mind and body, agreeably to the asked, “Is this Plato's man?”
Notes. 1. Don't cancature this sound of a ande bulon Laus, that should govern them. The Vowels
T, by giving it undue stress and quantity, in such words asur must first be mastered, then the Consonants ; (ay-ur,) pa-rent, (pac-rent,) dare, (day-ur,) chair, there, where, &c., and the exercises interspersed with reading, por give it a flat sound, as some do to e in bleat, pronouncing at and rigid criticism on the Articulation and vaal. To give this sound properly, separate the teeth an inch, Pronunciation.
project the Pips, and bring forward the corners of the mouth, like
a funnel. 2. It would be just as proper in prose, to say, whereN. B. The words printed in italics and CAPITALS, are more or erver I go, where-ecoer I am, I never shall see thee more; emptatic; though other words may be made so, according to say in poctry, where-car I am, I near shall see thee more. 3. Ein the des red effed: the dash (---) indicates a pause for inhalation: weighi, whry, (i, y, gh are silent,) and a in age, whale, &c., are madecting words are sometimes excepted.
just alike in sound; and as this sound of e does not occur anong 2. A has four regular sounds: First, ito natural, or regular sounds, as classed by our orthoepists, it is Name sound, or long: ALE;
called " irregular;" i. e. it borrow's this name sound of a ; or is
sounded like it. 4. Some try to make a distinction between a in ate, a-zure; rare a-pri-cots;
fate, and a in fair, calling it a medial sound : which error is ow. scarce pu-tri-ots; fair bruce
ing tot being an alrupt element, and y, a prolonged one : but po lets for la-tent mus-ta-ches;
one can make a good sound of it, either in speech or song, when
thus situated, by giving it a sound unlike the name sound of a; be. hai-ry ma-gi and sa-pi-ent lit
ware of unjust prejudices and prepossessions. I say na-shun-a!, er-u-ti for pa-trons; na-tion-al
Ta-shun-al, &c., for the same reason that I say no-tional and de-doPul-ter-er for ra-di-a-ted sta
(A in ALE.) tional; because of analogy and effect.
Proverbs. 1. Accusing-is proving, when inens, and sa-li-ent pas-try with the ha-lo
malice and power sit as judges. 2. Adversitygru-tis; the ra-tion-al plain-tiff tears the cambric, ard dares the stairs for the sa-vor of may make one wise, but not rich. 3. Idle folks
-lakc the most pains. 4. Every one is architect rai-sins; they drain the cane-brakes and take
of his own fortune. 5. Fine feathers make fine the bears by the nape of the neck; the may-or's birds. 6. Go into the country to hear the news orayer to Mayn-ton Sayre is—to be-ware of of the town. 7. He is a good orator—who conhe stares pre-pard for the matron's shares: vinces himself. 8. If you cannot bite, never show l-men has both syllables accented; but it your teeth. 9. Lawyers' houses-are built on the thould never be pronounced ah-men (2d a,) heads of fools. 10. Little, and often, fill the purse. Aor (nu-men.
11. Much, would have more, and lost all. 12. 3. Position. Sit, or stand erect, with the Practice-makes perfect. shoulders thrown back, so as to expand the
The Bible--requires, in its proper delurchest, prevent the body from bending, and ery, the most extensive practical knowledge facilitate full and deep breathing. Open the of the principles of elocution, and of all the mouth wide enough to admit two fingers, compositions in the world; a better impresside.wise, between the teeth, and keep the sion may be made, from its correct reading, lips free and limber, that the sounds may than from the most luminous commentary. flow with clearness and precision; nor let
Varieties. 1. Love what you ought to do, there be too much, nor too little moisture in and you can easily do it;-oiled wheels run the mouth. A piece of hard wood, or ivory, freely. 2. Cicero says, that Roscius, a Roan ineh, or an inch and a half long, of the man orator, could express a sentence in as size of a pipe stem, with a notch in each end, many different ways by his gestures, as via if placed between the teeth. perpendicularly, letter A, like a honey-suckle ? Because a }
himself could by his words. 3. Why is the while practicing, will be found very usefalin
follows it. 4. Never speak unless you have acquiring the habit of openingwide the mouth. something to say, and always stop when you
4. E has this sound in certain words; among have done. 5. The most essential rule in dewhich are the following
ere, ere-long ; feint heira ; the hei-nous Bey pur-reys a bo-quet; education should be adapted to the full de
livery is–Be natural and in earnest 6. Our (60-ka ;) they rein their prey in its ey-ry,
and pay their freight by weight; hey-dey: 0-bey the velopment of body and mind. 7. Truth can eyre, and do o-bei-sance to the Dey; they sit never contradict itself; but is eternal and im. tete-a-tale (ta-lan-tate,l at trey: also, there mutable the same in all ages : the states of and where, in all their compounds,-there-at, men's reception of it—are as various as the there-by, there-fore, there-in, there-on, there principles and subjects of natural creation. with, where-at, where-by, where.fore, where- As good have no time, ag make bad use of it
5 Elocutiom-is an Art, that teaches me how within-out; not from without-m. The to inanifest my feelings and thoughts to beautiful rose-does not grow by accretion, others, in such a way as to give them a true like the rocks; its life flows into it through idea, and expression of how, and what, I feel the nutriment, imbibed from the earth, the and think; and, in so doing, to make them air, and the water, which are incorporated feel and think, as I do. Its object is, to enable with the very life-blood of the plant as a me. me to communicate to the hearers, the whole dium: it is a manjfestation of the LIFE that truth, just as it is; in other words, to give me fills all things, and flows into all things. ao the ability, to do perfect justice to the subject, cording to their various forms. The analogy to them, and to myself : thus, involving the holds good as it respects the human mind; philosophy of end, cause, and effect,-the cor- tho'vegetables are matter, and mind.is respondence of affection, thoughts and words. spirit; the former is of course much more 6. The second sound of A is grave,
confined than the latter. The powers of the or Italian. Au; alms, far; pa
mind-must be developed by a power from pa calms ma-ma, and com
within, and above itself; and that is the best mands Charles to craunch the
education, which will accomplish this mont al-monds in the haun-ted paths;
rapidly, and effectually, in accordance with his ma-ster de-man-ded a
the laws of God, which always have referhaunch of par-tridge of fa
ence to the greatest good and the most truth. ther; aunt taun-ted the laun.
[A in FAR.)
Anecdote. A clergyman, whose turn it dress for salve from the ba
was to preach in a certain church, happening na-na tree; Jar-vis farms sar-sa-pa-ril-la in to get wet, was standing before the session. A-mer-i-ca; ma-nil-la balm is a charm to room fire, to dry his clothes ; and when his halve the qualms in Ra-ven-na; he a-bides in colleague came in, he asked him to preach for Chi-na, and vaunts to have saun-tered on him; as he was very wet. “No Sir, I thank the a-re-na, to guard the vil-la hearths from you;" was the prompt reply: "preach yourharm-ful ef-flu-vi-a; they flaun-ted on the 80- self; you will be dry enough in the pulpit.” fa, ar-gu-ing for Quarles' psalms, and for-mu
Proverbs. 1. A burden that one chooses, is la for jaun-dice in Mec-ca or Me-di-na; a not fell. 2. A guilty conscience needs no accucalf got the chol-e-ra in Cu-ba, and a-rose to ser. 3. After-wit is every body's wit. 4. Enough run the gaunt-let for the ayes and noes in A-—is as good as a feast. 5. All is but lip wisdon, cel-da-ma.
that wants experience. 6. Better bend, than break 7. In making the vowel sounds, by expel- 7. Children and fools often speak the truth. 8 ling them, great care must be taken, to con- Out of debt, out of danger. 9. Wade not in an. vert all the breath that is emitted, into pure known waters. 10. Do what you ought, and lei sound, so as not to chafe the internal surface come what will. 11. Empty vessels make obe of the throat, and produce a tickling, or greatest sound. 12. Pause, before yoa fudlow as hoarseness. The happier and freer from re- example. straint, the better : in laughing, the lower Natural and Spiritual sirce we are muscles are used involuntarily; hence the possessed of both body and soul, it is of the adage, “laugh, and be fat.' In breathing, first importance that we make use of natural roading, speaking, and singing, there should and spiritual means for oltaining good; i. e. be no rising of the shoulders, or heaving of natural and spiritual truths. Our present the vosom; both tend to error and ill health. and eternal destin.es-should ever be kept in Beware of using the lungs, as it is said; let mind; and that, which is of the greatest mothem act, as they are acted upon by the lower ment, receive the principal attention: and, inuscles.
since death-is only a continuation of life, our Notes. 1. This, strictly speaking, is the only natural edurauon should be continuous: both states mund in all languages, and is the easiest made: it merely requires on veing will be best attended to, when seen the user jaw to be dropped, and a focal sound to be produced :/ and attended to in connection. all other vowels are derived from it; or, rather, are modification it. 2. When a is an article, e. when used by itsell, it always
Varietios. 1. Horses will often do moro has ibis sound, but must not be accented ; as, “a man saw a barve for a whistle, than a whip: as some youth are 104 a sheep in a meadowi" except as contrasted with them, "I best governed by a rod of love. 2. Why is a wid the man, not a man." 3. When a forma unaccented orli bankrupt like a clock? Because he must inble, it has this mund : 24, a-wake, a-bide, a-like, t-ware, a-lobe, 4-toad, a-way, &c. 4. It has a similar pound at the end of worden either stop, or go on tick. 3. True reading wther with, or without an h: 29, No-ah, Hen-bah, Sa-rah, Af-ri- is true exposition. 4. Conceive the intenCh America, i-o-ta, dog-ma, &c. Beware of saying, Noer, Sations of the author, and enter into the charac ry, &c. 6. It generally has this sound, when followed by a single
in the same syllable : as, ar son, ar-tiet, &c.; also in star-ry, (full ter. 5. The sciences and mechanical arts are el stan,) and tar-ry, (beameared with tar.)
the ministers of wisilom, not the end. 6. Do Education. The derivation of this word we love our friends more when present, or - will assist us in understanding its mean- absent? 7. All natural trutlıs, which respect ing; it being composed of the Latin word the works of God in creation, are not only real Adu-, to lead or draw out. All develop- natural truths, but the glasses and ror taiping ments, vot of matter and spirit, are from principles of spiritual ones.