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WILSON'S

300K OF RECITATIONS AND DIALOGUES.

WITH INSTRUCTIONS IN

ELOCUTION AND DECLAMATION:

CONTAINING A CHOICE SELECTION OF

POETICAL AND PROSE RECITATIONS

AND ORIGINAL COLLOQUIES.

DESIGNED AS A

LEADING BOOK FOR CLASSES; AND AS AN ASSISTANT TO TEACHERS AND STUDENTS IN PREPARING

EXHIBITIONS.

BY FLOYD B. WILSON, INSTRUCTOR IN ELOCUT.ON AND MATHEMATICS, CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL,

CLEVELAND, Ohio.

NEW YORK: DICK & FITZGERALD, PUBLISHERS.

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Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1869, ,

By DICK & FITZGERALD, , In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the

Southern District of New York.

PREFACE.

BUT few words are necessary as introductory to this brief manual. It is offered to the student as an assistant and guide in the study of Reading and Elocution. A full analysis of tones of voice is given, and a carefully prepared chart. The rules are exceedingly brief and to the point. To all students we can but say this: The art of Elocution is within your reach; barriers may seemingly rise before you, but you can surmount them; do not be in haste ; master thoroughly the principles laid down in the first few pages, then with care study each selection, and you will succeed.

The Colloquies, which are original, appear now for the first time. The selections have been collated with special regard to freshness of matter and adaptability to the design of the work.

We now place this volume in your hands, with the hope that it may be the means of rendering the subject of Elocution more attractive; and that all may be encouraged to cultivate those great gifts of God to man, Voice and Action.

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