The Delsarte Speaker; Designed Especially for Young Folks and Amateurs

The Delsarte Speaker; Designed Especially for Young Folks and Amateurs

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...that cures all diseases incident to humanity, none of you would be such fools as to be sick at all. I'll just read one or two. Reads several letters?) "Sir, I was jammed to a jelly in a linseed-oil mill; cured with one bottle." "Sir, I was cut in half in a saw-pit; cured with one bottle." "Sir, I was boiled to death in a soap-manufactory; cured with half a bottle." Now comes the most wonderful of all. "Sir, venturing too near a powder-mill at Faversham, I was, by a sudden explosion, blown into a million of atoms; by this unpleasant accident, I was rendered unfit for my business, (a banker's clerk); but, hearing of your grand-elliptical-asiatical-panticurial-nervous cordial, I was persuaded to make essay thereof; the first bottle united my strayed particles; the second animated my shattered frame; the third effected a radical cure; the fourth sent me home to Lombardy street, to count guineas, make out bills for acceptance, and recount the wonderful effects of your grand-elliptical-asiatical-panticurial-nervous coidial, that cures all diseases incident to humanity." A CHURCH SCENE. To be acted and sung. LOSING with the Doxology in long meter," said the minister, after giving out the last hymn. The hymn was duly sung, with the congregation a half-beat behind the choir. Then the organist began to pull out stops and experiment with transitions, till finally he slid into the right key, then he pushed down all the pedals he could get his feet upon, gave the few stops remaining uncalled for a vicious twitch and began to thunder forth "Old Hundred." The average New Yorker straightened up, grasped hold of the back of the pew ahead of him, glanced placidly around at the pretty women in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236750314
  • 9781236750310