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CHAPTER I. THE OCCASION AND THE AUDIENCE. 236
SECTION I. VARIETY OF OCCASIONS AND AUDIENCES
1. Educational Associations
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CHAPTER II. THE KIND OF SPEECH AND THE SUB
JECT OR PROPOSITION. .
SECTION I. KINDS OF DISCOURSE
1. Announcements and Other Business Remarks
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SECTION II. THE SUBJECT OR PROPOSITION
1. Question for Debate
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Page CHAPTER III. THE PLAN OF THE SPEECH AND ITS
Section II. THE QUALITIES OF DISCOURSE
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Appeal in Behalf of Ireland
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Macbeth at Dunsinane
Shakespeare . Mary's Night Ride .
Cable Murder Scene, The, from “ Macbeth "
Shakespeare : My Ships
Wilcox . National Flag, The
Beecher National Morality
Beecher New South, The.
Grady Ocean Burial, The .
Saunders . Power of Habit, The .
Gough Protestations of Love, from “Much Ado about Nothing”.
Shakespeare Quarrel of Brutus and Cassius, The, from "Julius Cæsar”
Shakespeare . Resignation
Longfellow Ring Out, Wild Bells .
Tennyson . Sailing beyond Seas
Ingelow Second Trial, A .
Kellogg Shylock's Rage, from “Merchant of Venice". Shakespeare . Sky, The
Ruskin Soldier's Reprieve, The
Robbins Song of the Brook .
Tennyson . Sun of Liberty, The
Hugo University the Training Camp, The
Grady . Wit and Repartee of Benedick and Beatrice,
from “Much Ado about Nothing". . Shakespeare ..
Elocution is the science and art of expression by voice and action. As a science it treats of the elements or principles underlying all expression ; as an art it embodies the correct use of these principles in the particular phase of expression demanded of the reader or speaker. Just as the musician must master the technique and principles of music before he can attain the highest skill in his art, or as the civil engineer must know the science of mathematics before he can succeed in the art of calculation, so the speaker must understand the elements of elocution and become skilled in their use if he would pass. beyond the point of accidental success in the art of public speaking. True, a person may sing without a technical knowledge of music, or speak reasonably well in imitation of a favorite speaker, but he can never rise to the highest plane except through the study and practice of correct expression. The purpose of training in elocution is to develop individuality so that the speaker may be original and not imitative in his methods, to correct his bad habits of speech and gesture by fixing good habits in their stead, and to make the body a responsive instrument to obey the activities of the mind and the impulses of the heart.
Skill in the use of the principles of expression is an accomplishment in ordinary conversation. Exercises in articulation, voice and action necessary to the highest perfection in public speaking have an agreeable effect upon the conversational voice