A Rhetorical Grammar: In Which the Common Improprieties in Reading and Speaking Are Detected and the True Sources of Elegant Pronunciation Are Pointed Out (Classic Reprint)

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Fb&c Limited, Mar 21, 2018 - 396 pages
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Rhetorical Grammar to its present size, was, togive a complete idea Of the two circumflexes of the speaking voice. The two simple inflexions, the rising and falling, had been several times de lineated on copper-plates, in Elements Of Elocu tion but the two complex inflexious, called cir cumflexes, though frequently described, had not been marked out to the eye; and these appeared so inseparable from the human voice, so new, and D? Such real utility in teaching to read and speak, that I cauld scarcely think. I had discharged my duty ts my country, till I had given these media ficatigns of the speaking voice as clear an planatian as I was able.

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John Walker holds a Ph.D. in solid state physics from the University of Reading. Mr. Walker is a technical manager for Racal Telecommunications Ltd. in Reading, United Kingdom.

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