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THE

USE OF THE VOICE

IN

READING AND SPEAKING:

A MANUAL

FOR

CLERGYMEN AND CANDIDATES FOR HOLY ORDERS.

BY

THE REV. FRANCIS T. RUSSELL, M. A.,

LEOTURER IN ELOCUTION AT THE GENERAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, NEW YORK, AND AT

THE BERKELEY DIVINITY SCHOOL, CONNECTICUT, ETC.

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O NEW YORK:
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY,

1, 3, AND 5 BOND STREET.

1883.

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PREFACE.

THE following treatise records the results of some thirty years of study and observation in the expressive uses of the voice. During that time the author has had experience, both as a clergyman and as an instructor in elocution. It has been prepared in the sincere hope that it may be of use to the Clergy and Candidates for Orders in the discharge of Divine Service.

Part I. contains exercises in vocal drill, with the statement of some of the principles of elocution, which will be found serviceable to every clergyman, if reduced to practice. The author is emboldened to make this assertion from the testimonials of many pupils, who have been brought out of imperfections in speech, and have attained to eminence as public speakers by drill of this character.

Part II. treats of the reading of the Service throughout — specifically, to a large extent, with such general directions as will cover the reading of the remainder. It might seem presumptuous, when there is so wide divergence of practice in the manner of celebrating Divine Service, for any single clergyman to attempt to suggest

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