The Princeton Review, Vol. 15

The Princeton Review, Vol. 15 : April, 1843 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Princeton Review, Vol. 15: April, 1843 Endeavour to render your voice at the same time distinct, strong, sonorous, and flexible this can be attained only by long practice. Labour to acquire the mastery of your voice. He who possesses this faculty will find resources even in a refractory voice, and will produce great effects, with little fatigue. But most public speakers are the slaves of their voice they do not govern it, so much as it governs them. In this case, even though it has the most precious qualities, it is but a rebellious instrument. No one need fear any injury to the chest from those daily exercises which are necessary in order thus to subdue and discipline the voice. If moderate, they will on the contrary strengthen it; and experienced physicians recommend recitation and singing to persons of delicate habit. The most favourable time for these exercises, is an hour or two after a meal the stomach should be neither full nor empty. After the care of the voice comes that of pronunciation. There is a natural pronunciation; by which I mean that utterance of the elements of. Speech which is common to all languages; and there is a conventional pronunciation, or that which each nation adopts for the words of its own tongue. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
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  • 0243059558
  • 9780243059553