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GRAMMAR OF ELOCUTION;
ARTS OF READING AND SPEAKING;
ILLUSTRATED BY APPROPRIATE
EXERCISES AND EXAMPLES,
ADAPTED TO COLLEGES, SCHOOLS, AND PRIVATE INSTRUCTION:
THE WHOLE ARRANGED IN THE ORDER IN WHICH
IS TAUGHT IN
BY JONATHAN BARBER,
INSTRUCTOR IN ELOCUTION IN HARVAR UNIVERSITY.
"A full knowledge of the PRINCIPLES and Practice of an art ena-
Rush's Philosophy of the Human Voice.
PUBLISHED BY A, H. MALTBY
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1830, by JONATHAN BARBER, in the Clerk's office of the District of Connecticut.
TO JAMES RUSH, M. D.
The treatise which you published in 1827, entitled the “ Philosophy of the Human Voice,” was the first work that ever presented a true and comprehensive record of the vocal functions. Physiology is a science, the details of which, are discoverable only by observation and experiment. The history of the functions of the voice, is a legitimate department of that science, and you have investigated it in the only true method. Your work is strictly inductive : its philosophical principle is therefore correct. It combines, at the same time, such fulness of detail, with such an orderly classification of the vocal functions, as to entitle your views of the subject, on the ground both of the comprehensiveness of the particulars, and the felicity of the arrangement, to the denomination of A
Much less originality, depth, and accuracy of investigation, devoted to some art which mankind in general have been taught to consider profitable, would have brought you a more immediate recompense of fame; not however, perhaps, a larger portion of ultimate glory. As to the practical tendency