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4 COMPREHENSIVE TREATISE ON ELOCUTION, ILLUS
TRATED WITH DIAGRAMS; SELECT READINGS
COMPLETE SUPPLEMENTARY INDEX.
UALIFY pupils by daily vocal drill, by special aid as required,
and by general and systematic instruction, for each lesson. A
reading which does not demand preparatory labor is not
The Lessons of Part First should be used for Reading Exercises.
Part Second is not simply a collection of readings, but also a dic-
Before the Final Reading, be sure that the pupils understand
The Index to the Notes is of the utmost importance, and ought
The PUBLISHER of this BOOK has taken, by permission, certain Excellences
HE Fifth Reader of the Excelsior Series, which is now presented to the public, will, it is con
fidently hoped, do much to justify and confirm the favorable verdict which the preceding numbers of the series have received from experienced Catholic teachers. The general principles which have governed the choice of selections for reading, are the same as those which have been acted on in arranging the earlier Readers. The final cause of a Reading-book, or a Reading class, we have assumed to be the production of good readers—of pupils, that is, who have learned to pronounce well, to modulate their voices properly, and to bring out the full thought of an author, by giving due emphasis and expression to his words. At the same time, care has been religiously taken to secure not only that no selection shall contain anything capable of wounding the purity of Catholic faith, but also that the Reader shail be a serviceable and important adjunct to the Catechism and the History.
The Treatise on Elocution, more extended than in the earlier numbers of the Series, presents the subject both as a science and an art. To study it with the help of a blackboard, on which the diagrams, indicating the divisions and subdivisions of the subject-mat-
In this edition all of Webster's marked letters are