The Elements of Reading and Oratory (Classic Reprint)

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Fb&c Limited, 20 okt. 2016 - 358 pagina's
Excerpt from The Elements of Reading and Oratory

Such are the exceptions which may be taken to the most systematic and elaborate writers on elocution: writers of the higher aim, and the more solid worth. Of others, it is scarcely necessary to speak; for they attempt rather to mitigate the 'evils of the existing method of instruction, than to remove them by introducing another. Their observations are local, iso lated, special: not without value in the particular instances to which they apply; but apart as they are from principles, and incapable of generaliza tion, they merely supersede the incidental and arbitrary dogmas of the instructor.

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