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BRONSON'S SYSTEM OF ELOCUTION;
MENTAL AND VOCAL PHILOSOPHY,
Involving the principles of READING AND SPEAKING, and designed for the development and cultivation of BODY AND MIND, in accordance with the NATURE, USES, AND DESTINY OF MAN, illustrated by some three hundred choice Anecdotes, three thousand Oratorical and Poetical Readings, five thousand Proverbs, Maxims, and Laconics, and several hundred Engravings. It contains:
I. All the principles of Elocution, in accordance with Physiological and Mental Science. II. Six full length Views of the Nerves of Organic Life, of Respiration, of the Nerves of Sense and Motion, and of all the Muscles and Bones of the whole Body, clothed and unclothed. III. Natural and Deformed Chests, Positions of Ladies and Gentlemen of their Bodies, Hands, Arms, and Feet, and one hundred full length Orgtorical and Poctical Portraits. IV. Forty-four Mouths, showing every position to produce the forty-four sounds of our Language. V. The Common, and the New Mode of learning the Letters-of Spelling, and of Teaching Children to Read-involving the Science of Phonology. VI. Several hundred Jaw or Muscle-breakers, for Training the Voice-while “Laughter holds both of his sides," VII. Fifty engrav.. ings, exhibiting all the Phases of Passion, with appropriate examples to illustrate them. VIII. Ai, immense number of Questions and Subjects suggested for Lyceums, Debating Societies, and Social Parties. IX. The largest and best collection of Readinge, Recitations, and Declamations. X. It is expressly prepared for use in all Schools, Academies, and Colleges, Male and Female; and also with particular referunce to Private Readers and Learners.
ITS COMPARATIVE MERIT8.
I. An examination of its contents and their arrangement will enable one to instituto a comparison between this work and all others on the same subject.
II. It is in perfect harmony with what is known of all that is NATURAL, HUMAN, and DIVINE.
III. Its foundations are deeply laid in the Philosophy of Mind and Voice Spirit and Matter; and the principles are of a far-reaching and comprehensive nature.
IV. Its method is that of ANALYSIS and SYNTHESIS, and is altogether progressivo and practical in its characteristics.
V. Although but ONE Elocutionary principle is presented, specifcally, on any page, et each Elementary page contains, incidentally, ALL the principles of Elocution.
VI. These principles have never been known to fail, when faithfully applied, to en. able one to read and speak, for hours in succession, without hoarseness or injurious exhaustion.
VII. It is beautifully and substantially gotten up in octavo form, of between three and four hundred pages, and includes a greater variety of Prose and Poetry than any other system of Elocution, and contains double the amount of reading matter found in any similar work in the United States,
Retail Price, . . . . . . . . . . $2.00.
JOHN P. MORTON AND COMPANY,