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BEING ONE OF A SERIES OF
HANDBOOKS UPON PRACTICAL EXPRESSION
THE DEPARTMENT OF ORATORY AND ESTHETIC CRITICISM
AN ABRIDGEMENT OF
THE ORATOR'S MANUAL,
WITH ADDED HINTS UPON ORATORICAL COMPOSITION,
GEORGE L. RAYMOND, L.H.D.,
SELECTED SPECIMENS OF COLLEGE ORATORY,
REFERENCE LIST OF SPEECHES SUITABLE FOR FORENSIC DECLAMA-
MARION M. MILLER, LITT. D.
SILVER, BURDETT AND COMPANY
NEW YORK... BOSTON... CHICAGO
WHIG AND CLIO HALLS,
HISTORIC LITERARY SOCIETIES
WHICH ARE 1
"THE PRIDE AND GLORY OF PRINCETON."
M. M. M.
THE text of this book has been prepared by request, in order to aid teachers in class-room work. The "Orator's Manual," from which most of the material is taken, was intended to be comprehensive. Necessarily, therefore, it explained methods of curing faults which few manifest, as well as of causing excellences which most speakers produce naturally. These methods it is unnecessary for the majority of a class to study. Sometimes, too, it is unsafe, because they direct attention to what, for many at least, is unimportant; and, in studying any art, to make the unimportant seem important, tends to artificiality. Wherever a student's delivery is right, it should be let alone. For the reasons mentioned, it is believed that many will welcome a book which is designed to confine class instruction to the more general characteristics of delivery which all need to study, and which all can study in the same way; while training in more subtle effects is left to a time when the pupil can be dealt with individually.
The book is thus suited to a concise, practical course of ten lessons in Academic and College Oratory. It is also a guide to the chief literature upon the subject, since its references, while more especially applicable to the books in the Princeton College Library, are suited, by the introduction in each instance of the names of author and publisher, to the needs of other libraries and of private collections. It is an attempt to do for forensic selections in