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Parker's Rhetorical Reader.

PARKER'S RHETORICAL READER. 12mo.. Exercises in Rhetorical Reading, designed to familiarizo readers with the

pauses and other marks in general use, and lead them to the practice of modu.ation and inflection of the voice. By R. G. PARKER, author of “Exercises in English Composition," ompendium of Natural Philosophy," &c., &c.

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This work possesses many advantages which commend it to favor, among which are

the following :-It is adapted to all classes and schools, from the highest to the lowest. It contains a practical illustration of all the marks employed in written language; also lessons for the cultivation, improvement, and strengthening of the voice, and instructions as well as exercises in a great variety of the principles of Rhetorical Reading, which cannot fail to render it a valuable auxiliary in the hands of any teacher. Many of the exercises are of sufficient length to afford an opportunity for each member of any class, however numerous, to participate in the same exercise-a feature which renders it convenient to examining committees. The selections for exercises in reading are from the most approved sources, possessing a salutary moral and religious tone, without the slightest tincture of sectarianism.

“ I have to acknowledge the reception through your kindness of several volumes. I buve not as yet found time to examine minutely all the books. Of Mr. Parker's Rhe. torical Reader, however, I am prepared to speak in the highest terms. I think it so well adapted to the wants of pupils, that I shall introduce it immediately in the Academy of which I am about to take charge at Madison, in this state. It is the best thing of the kind I have yet found. I cannot say too much in its favor.John G. Clark, Rector of the Madison Male Academy, Athens, Ga.

“Mr. Parker has made the public his debtor by some of his former publicationsespecially the · Aids to English Composition'—and by this he has greatly increased the obligation. There are reading books almost without number, but very few of them pretend to give instructions how to read, and, unluckily, few of our teachers are competent to supply the defect. If young persons are to be taught to read well, it must generally be done in the primary schools, as the collegiate term affords too little time to begin and accomplish that work. We have seen no other Reader' with which we have been so well pleased ; and as an evidence of our appreciation of its worth, we shall lay it aside for the use of a certain juvenile specimen of humanity in whose affairs we are specially interested.”—Christian Advocate.

“We cannot too often urge upon teachers the importance of reading, as a part of education, and we regard it as among the auspicious signs of the times, that so much more attention is given, by the best of teachers, to the cultivation of a power which is at once a most delightful atcomplishment, and of the first importance as a means of discipline and progress. In this work, Mr. Parker's volume, we are sure, will be found & valuable aid."-Vermont Chronicle.

“The title of this work explains its character and design, which are well carried out by the manner in which it is executed. As a class-book for students in elocution, or as an ordinary reading book, we do not think we have seen any thing superior. The dis tinguishing characteristic of its plan is to assume some simple and familiar example, which will be readily understood by the pupil, and which Nature will tell him how to deliver properly, and refer more difficult passages to this, as a model. There is, however, another excellence in the work, which we take pleasure in commending; it 18 the progressiveness with which the introductory lessons are arranged. In teaching every art and science this is indispensable, and in none more so than in that of elocu kon. The pieces for exercise in reading are selected with much taste and judgment We have no doubt that those who use this book will be satisfied with its success."... Tenchy's Adnocate,

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