Results 1-5 of 100
96 The present condition of Man vindicated Pope On the Order of Nature ibid . 99
The Origin of Superstition and Tyranny ibid . 101 On Happiness ibid , 103 On
Virtue ibid . 106 On Versification ibid . 108 Lessons on Wisdom Armstrong 109 ...
... not to prove that it is a desirable thing to be able to read and speak with
propriety , but to point out a practicable and easy method by which this accom
plishment may be acquired . Follow nature , is certainly the fundamental lawof
Follow nature , is certainly the fundamental lawof Oratory , without a regard to
which , all other rules will only produce affected declamation , not just elocution :
And some accurate observers , judging , perhaps , from a few , unlucky
The nature of these sounds , therefore , ought to be well understood ; and much
pains should be taken to discover and correct those faults in articulation , which ,
though often aseribed to some defect in the organs of speech , are generally the
Different species of speaking require different heights of voice . Nature in structs
us to relate a story , to support an ELOCUTION.
What people are saying - Write a review
This reader was initially published as a British reader, and then imported to America. According to Henry W. Simon, it was first published in America in Philadelphia in 1799. He was unaware of this second American printing. There is also another printing -- from New York in 1812 -- of which he too was unaware. Thus far, these are the only three American printings of which I am aware. In a visit to the Harvard archives, I noticed in their records that the Institute of 1770, an early literary society there, often read aloud from Enfield in their meetings in the 1770s and 1780s (though this would have been a British version of the text, not the American one depicted here).