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no aspirate, but otherwise similar, has a manifest utility. The short sentences are introduced, not as models of tasteful writing, but as initiatory exercises upon the pauses which are to be observed in correct reading and speaking. It may be proper to remember, that those to whom such humble directions are not wanting, may pass them; and that for this purpose they are kept in an exclusive part of the work.

An objection may be made to a deficiency of taste in some of the selections in the commencement of the Second Part of the work. These selections are intended, not as examples of elegant composition, but as exercises of discrimination and retention, and as means of exciting fluency in oral expression. In making them, it was necessary to begin with narrative, and to place the most simple narratives first in order.

On the Third Part, which treats more particularly of the application of the mind to its own resources, the author has endeavoured to employ particular care. The great object of this division of the work is to bring into familiar practice the principles of reasoning which have hitherto been granted only to mathematical and logical research. It will not be thought presumptuous to say that

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PHILADELPHIA: JAMES KAY, JUN, AND BROTHER.

Pittsburgh: John 1. Kay & Co

THE

AMERICAN ORATOR'S

OWN BOOK:

A MANUAL OF EXTEMPORANEOUS ELOQUENCE;

INCLUDING

A Course of Discipline

FOR THE FACULTIES OF

DISCRIMINATION, ARRANGEMENT, AND ORAL DISCUSSION;

AND ALSO

PRACTICAL EXERCISES

IN

READING, RECITATION, AND DECLAMATORY DEBATE.

INTENDED FOR THE USE OF
COLLEGES, SCHOOLS, STUDENTS OF ORATORY,

AND ALL PUBLIC SPEAKERS.

PHILADELPHIA:
JAMES KAY, JUN. & BROTHER, CHESTNUT STREET.

PITTSBURGH: - C. H. KAY & CO.

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