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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...from tho best Authors, with notes. By Henry T. Coates. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates. This large duodecimo, of nearly seven hundred pages, is made up of choice selections, old and new, the compiler's part in the work being expressed in the words of Montaigne: "Here is a nosegay of culled flowers, to which I have brought nothing of my own but the thread that ties them." AY ell would it be for both speakers and hearers, if it could be more deeply felt by the former, that in public speaking the main secrect of success is a good elocution. There would not be at this day so many ministers without charges, and so many lawyers half their time without briefs, if they had relied for success less upon the matter, and more upon the manner of their speaking. The matter can never be too good, but its excellence will not "atone for the rhetorical defects. Though the art of speaking is a gift, it can be much improved by culture. That which brings the greatest number under the sway of a speaker, is his tact in adapting himself to his audience. Tbis adaptation depends much on physical endowments, such as voice, and varied, impressive action. The best speakers do not need our advice, for they have been wise enough to put these ideas in practice; but to all who are doing little or nothing to improve their natural gifts we say, take--not your own compositions--but this book, or a similar selection, and read from it with care one hour every day, attending to the modulation of the voice, as well as the increase of its compass and delicacy. If you can place yourself under a good teacher of elocution, it will be still better. David Lloyd's Last Will. By the author of "Max Kromer," "Alone in London," "Jessica's First...
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  • Paperback | 314 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 562g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236543947
  • 9781236543943