The New York Speaker: A Selection of Pieces Designed for Academic Exercises in Elocution (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The New York Speaker: A Selection of Pieces Designed for Academic Exercises in Elocution
He has, therefore, studiously avoided all matter not applicable to the exercises in such establishments. His design has been to omit, as unsuitable for the practice of academic elocution, all pieces marked, in subject and style, by the extremes either of too juvenile a character, or those of formal, political declamation. The former always tend to cherish a feeble and puerile style of speaking: the latter produce a heavy and unnatural manner in youthful speakers.
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