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To Her Most Eracious Majesty, the Queen.

Third Edition, Just Published, for the Use of Schools

and Private Families. MISS CISS GORDON'S ILLUSTRATEDGENEALO

GICAL CHART of ENGLISH and SCOTTISH HISTORY; showing the unbroken Connexion of the Royal Line, from EGBERT the Saxon, and KENNETH M'ALPINE of ScotLAND, to HER MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY, VICTORIA I. Price 12s., mounted on canvas and rollers, coloured and varnished.

Also, The GUIDE or Key to the above, 8vo., bound in cloth and lettered, price 3s.

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“ The Chart before us is well worthy the patronage it has received. It embodies the leading events of English history, illustrated by drawings within a genealogical scale ; by which means, history, chronology, and the genealogy of the British sovereigns, are taught at the same time. We are of opinion that this chart will be useful in schools, and think it exceedingly creditable to the author's talents and reading.”—Educational Magazine.

“ Few publications of this peculiar character have been issued with less fault, or with more merit, than those before us. The object of the Chart is to shew the unbroken connexion of the royal line from Egbert the Saxon, and Kenneth M.Alpine, of Scotland, to her present Majesty, and independently of accomplishing this in a manner which a child may understand, there are pictorial embellishments of all the leading occurrences affecting the succession. The Guide is an ingeniously compressed History of England, impressing the mind strongly with all the principal events, and, as a remembrancer to those already acquainted with the subject, it is unique. The embellishments are exceedingly well drawn, and, upon the whole, we have not been better pleased with anything of the chart kind for some time." - Court Gazette.

“ This Chart, which is tastefully done up on a roller, presents us at one view with a representation of the leading events in English and Scottish history. The conception of the thing was ingenious, and the designs are not only useful, but highly creditable to the artistical skill of Miss Gordon. One meritorious feature in the Chart is that of its containing a small but striking pictorial representation of some leading event in each reign, by which means such event is sure to be impressed on the memory of pupils and readers.”_Observer.

“ The Chart presents admirably to the eye the order of the succession of sovereigns from A.D. 828, reign of Egbert, down to the days of Queen Victoria; the contemporaneous Scottish sovereigns of Scotland, from Kenneth, who reigned A.D. 834, to A.D. 1578, the year of the accession

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of James VI. of Scotland, who became the First of England in 1602. The Chart is adorned by numerous designs on the principal events of each reign, all respectably executed. The Guide' gives clear and well-written explanations of these designs, and generally carries out the purposes of the Chart. Miss Gordon accurately describes her work as an index to the

History of England and Scotland;' it is a most valuable one. The Chart is published in a form calculated for its suspension in children's schoolrooms, and by frequent reference to it, a child, of any capacity, must attain chronological knowledge that many adults do not possess.”—Sunday Times.

“This is one of the nice Christmas productions for deserving youngsters; a roll on which the history of England is neatly pictured, and the descent of the Crown chronologically traced, in a manner likely to make an impression on their minds. A descriptive volume of sixty pages accompanies and explains it.”-Literary Gazette.

“A Guide to the Genealogical Chart of English and Scottish History, showing the unbroken connexion of the Royal Line from Egbert the Saxon, and Kenneth M'Alpine of Scotland, to Her Most Gracious Majesty, Victoria the First. The foregoing is the title of the very instructive little work before us, the real merit of which consists not only in the correctness of its genealogy, but in the valuable aid it affords to the general study of English and Scottish history. The book is, of course, a key to the Chart, which presents a complete map of the reigns and historical events of both kingdoms (the latter illustrated by some very pretty designs). Great pains has been taken in executing this chart, which is accomplished with skill, taste, and judgment. We have great pleasure in recommending it to old and young as a valuable aid in the pursuit of history, especially in schools, where this branch of knowledge, like all others, is taught to the pupils in classes.”—Court Journal.

New Edition, Just Published, Price 3s. cloth lettered, THE SCIENTIFIC READER, "and PRACTICAL

ELOCUTIONIST. By R. T. LINNINGTON, Author of the “Rhetorical Speaker," “Compendium of Astronomy, &c.

A good educational work, applicable to the wants of the day, and the march of human intellect.”—Metropolitan, April, 1837.

“A very nice school-book, the selections for reading and elocution judiciously made from modern writers."'-Lit. Gazette, Jan. 7, 1837.

A valuable collection of scientific facts thrown into a series of readings for the use of students. The work may be safely recommended to the use of schools, the purpose for which it was designed.”—Atlas, Jan. 29, 1837.

A very excellent school-book, one which even some of our Parliamentary Orators may study with advantage.”—Sunday Times, March 5, 1837.

London : Souter and Law, 131 Fleet Street.

THE

CONSISTING OF

CHOICE SPECIMENS OF ORATORICAL COMPOSITION,

IN PROSE AND VERSE.

PRECEDED BY A

COPIOUS OUTLINE OF GESTURE:

AND

MR. WALKER'S RULES OF ELOCUTION,

IN WHICH ARE POINTED OUT THE

PAUSES, EMPHASES, AND INFLECTIONS, SUITABLE TO EVERY

VARIETY OF SENTENCE,

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LATE TEACHER OF ELOCUTION IN THE PERTH ACADEMY, AND UNIVERSITY OF ST. ANDREW'S; AND COMPILER OF THE “ JUVENILE BLOCUTIONIST,"

“ RHETORICAL DIALOGUES," SACRED EPIC POETRY,” &c.

Fourth Edition.

Delectando pariterque monendo.-HOR.
C'est le ton qui fait la musique.-ROUSSEAU.

LONDON:
SOUTER AND LAW, SCHOOL LIBRARY

131 FLEET

STREET.

LONDON:

C. F. HODGSON, PRINTER, 1 GOUGH SQUARE, FLEET STREET,

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PREFACE

TO THE SECOND EDITION

MR. WALKER is distinguished from all preceding teachers of Elocution, by his having reduced the Art to a Science. Before his time, this necessary branch of education was taught by imitation only, and without any regard either to rule or principle. Even Mr. Sheridan, the immediate predecessor of Mr. Walker in this interesting portion of polite literature, has neglected to give one rule for the correct modulation of the voice in any given sentence. Mr. Sheridan's “ Lectures,” and his “Art of Reading,” both afford much useful information ; but they contain no analysis of the voice, and are wholly silent on the subject of inflexion. Now, upon inflexion depends all beautiful and effective enunciation. A reader may pronounce every separate word of a sentence correctly—he may fully conceive the meaning of his Author, and pay a sufficient attention to emphasis ; but unless he observe, and can execute, the necessary inflexion, the full beauty of the period will not be elicited. Take, for example, a sentence from the Liturgy.“ Enter not into judgment with thy servant, O Lord ! for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.” Now, any reader of tolerable capacity would very properly place the emphatic impulse upon the second adjective pronoun “thy;" but, unless he also give the possessive particle the rising inflexion of the voice, and accompany this inflection with a considerable pause, he will fail to communicate to his hearers the high antithetic beauty of the prayer, namely, “ in thy supreme, august, omnipotent comprehension, shall no man living be justified." Mr.

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