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BY ANDREW COMSTOCK, M. D.
Can Elocution be taught? This question has heretofore been asked through ignorance.
PUBLISHED BY THE AUTHOR.
VOCAL GYMNASIUM, FOURTH STREET ABOVE CHESTNUT-
THE NEW YORK
ASTOR, LENOX AND
Entered, according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1841, by
ANDREW COMSTOCK, M. D.,
in the office of the clerk of the district court of the United States in and for the eastern district of Pennsylvania.
STEREOTYPED BY J. FAGAN.
PRINTED BY J. KAY, JUN. AND BROTHER.
HIS work is a system of Theoretical and Practical Elocution. It is designed for the use of Schools and Colleges, as well as for the instruction of private individuals who desire to improve themselves in the art of reading and speaking. The arrangement of the several parts of the work is strictly systematic: each is discussed in its natural order, and with as much brevity as consists with perspicuity.
The analysis of the vocal elements of the English language, and the minute description which is given of their organic formation, will be found important, not only to the American who is desirous of accurate knowledge upon this subject, but also to the foreigner who is learning to speak our vernacular tongue. And the engravings, indicating the most favourable postures of the mouth in the energetic utterance of the elements, will be found a valuable auxiliary in the acquisition of this knowledge,