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PRACTICAL READER

WITII

Excrcises in Vocal Culture.

BY

CAROLINE B. LE ROI,

Late Instructor in Elocution,

SMIT II

AND

VASSAR

COLLEGES.

“In the name, then, of physical and mental well-being, I demand that the art
of reading aloud shall be ranked among the principal branches of public educa-
tion."-ERNEST LEGOUVÉ.

NEW YORK:
CLARK & MAYNARD, PUBLISITERS,

734 BROADWAY.

1883.

Copyright, 1882, by
CLARK & MAYNARD,

EDUCATHYKS

PREFACE.

All students are expected to be able to read well ordinary prose and poetry, and it is for the purpose of helping them to do this, as well as to help teachers in the teaching of reading, that this book is prepared.

It is thoroughly practical. No unnecessary technical terms are used. The subjects explained and illustrated are those only which, as the result of many years' experience among teachers as well as pupils, the compiler has found most necessary.

As physical development and correct vocalization must precede all good reading, the simplest and therefore most essential physical and vocal exercises are given, with full directions for their use.

The Selections for reading present nothing of a merely showy style of elocution. They are adapted for the upper classes of Grammar Schools as well as for High and Advanced.

It is claimed that the Practical Reader contains more suitable material for elocutionary work in the school-room, in more condensed, analytical, and available form, than any Reader or Speaker before the public.

Thanks are due to Messrs. Harper & Brothers; Houghton, Mifflin & Co.; Fords, Howard & Hulbert; Cowperth wait & Co.; and Charles Scribner's Sons, for permission to make extracts from the copyrighted editions of their publications; also to the authors herein represented.

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