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1. THIS SYSTEM unfolds the true Philoso-, in, where-on, where-with, &c.; also, in the conphy of Mind and Voice, in accordance with traction of ever and never,--as where-e'er I 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 vice to walk." the more difficult ones; all of which are to be Anecdote. Plato- 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 attracted the in cultivating the Voice and Ear, for all the ridicule of Di-og-e-nes; who, wittily, 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?" Laws, that should govern them. The Vowels

Notes. 1. Don't caricature this sound of a and e before must first be mastered, then the Consonants ; (ay-ur,) pa-rent, (pac-rent,) dare, (day-ur,) chair

, there, where, &c.,

r, by giving it undue stress and quantity, in such words as-air, and the exercises interspersed with reading, nor give it a flat sound, as some do to e in Lcat, pronouncing it and rigid criticism on the Articulation and Llaat. To give this sound properly, separate the teeth an inch,

project the lips, and bring forward the corners of the mouth, like Pronunciation.

a funnel. 2. It would be just as proper in prose, to say, where N. B. The words printed in italics and CAPITALS, are more or cever I go, where-tever I am, I never shall see thee more; as to lo emphatic; though other words may be made so, according to say in poetry, where-ear I am, I near shall see thee more. 3. Ein the desired effect: the dash (-) indicates a pause for inhalation: weighi, whey, (i, y, gh are silent,) and a in age, whale, &c., are connecting words are sometimes excepted.

just alike in sound; and as this sound of e does not occur among 2. A has four regular sounds: First, its natural, or regular sounds, as classed by our orthoepists, it is Name sound, or long: ALE;

called "irregular;" i. e. it borrows 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 pa-tri-ots; fair brace

ing to being an abrupt element, and r, a prolonged one : but no 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; behai-ry ma-gi and sa-pi-ent lit

ware of unjust prejudices and prepossessions. I say na-shun-al, er-a-ti for pa-trons; na-tion-al

ra-shun-al, &c., for the same reason that I say notional and de-ve. ca-ter-er for ra-di-a-ted sta

(A in ALE.) tional; because of analogy and effect. mens, and sa-li-ent pas-try with the ha-lo

Proverbs. 1. Accusing—is proving, when gro-tis; the ra-tion-al plain-tiff tears the cam- malice and power sit as judges. 2. Adversity, bric, and dares the stairs for the sa-vor of may make one wise, but not rich. 3. Idle folks rai-sins; they drain the cane-brakes and take-take the most pains. 4. Every one is architect the bears by the nape of the neck; the may-or's birds. 6. Go into the country to hear the news

of his own fortune. 5. Fine feathers make fine prayer to Mayn-ton Sayre is—to be-ware of of the town. 7. He is a good orator—who conhe snares pre-par'd for the matron's shares: vinces himself. 8. If you cannot bite, never show i-men has both syllables accented; but it your teeth. 9. Lawyers' houses—are built on the should never be pronounced ah-men (2d a,) heads of fools. 10. Little, and often, fill the purse. nor aw-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 delwchest, 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 impressido-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

Varteties. 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 inch, 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 he if placed between the teeth, perpendicularly, himself could by his words. 3. Why is the w.ile practicing, will be found very useful in letter A, like a honey-suckle ? Because a B acquiring the habit of opening wide the mouth. follows it. 4. Never speak unless you havo 4. E has this sound in certain words; among have done. 6. The most essential rule in de

something to say, and always stop when you which are the following: ere, ere-long ; feint beira ; the hei-nous Bey pur-veys a bo-quet; education should be adapted to the full de

livery is-Be natural and in carnest. 6. Our (bo-ks ;) they rein their prey in its ey-ry, and pay their freight by weight; hey-dey: o-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 imlete-a-late (ta-tab-tate,) at trey: also, there mutable--the same in all agcs: 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 as eation. with ; where-at, where-by, where-fore, where- As good have no time, as make bad use of it.


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