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OF THE PRINCIPLES OF
AS APPLIED IN
READING AND SPEAKING.
BY EBENEZER PORTER, D. D.
PUBLISHED BY MARK NEWMAN.
Flagg & Gould....printers.
DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, to wit:
District Clerk's Office.
Be it remembered, that on the fifteenth day of March, A. D. 1827, in the fifty first year of the Independence of the United States of America, Mark Newman of the said district, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit:-" Analysis of the principles of Rhetorical Delivery, as applied in Reading and Speaking. By Ebenezer Porter, D. D. Bartlet Professor of Sacred Rhetoric in the Theological Seminary, Andover." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, " An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned:" and also to an Act entitled, " An Act supplementary to an Act, entitled, An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned; and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and etching historical and other prints."
JOHN W. DAVIS,
Clerk of the District of Massachusetts.
TO SECOND EDITION.
THE author of this work considered it as an experiment on public opinion, respecting a department of instruction, in which diversities of taste have had more scope for exercise, than in almost any other. His best hopes therefore have been far exceeded by the speedy demand for a second edition, and by other unequivocal marks of favor with which the publication has been generally received. A few unimportant changes have been made in this edition, from the friendly suggestions of those who had read the former. In general, it is reprinted, page for page, with only the correction of typographical, and other small errors, which were occasioned by haste or mistake. The peculiar character of the book is such, that, to break up its identity, as to order of references, would render it impossible for both editions to be advantageously used, by the same class. Should another edition be called for, it may perhaps be best to forego this advantage, if any substantial improvements in the work should render it necessary.
The author will only add that, should his health and engagements permit, in compliance with various solicitations he has received, it is his intention to prepare a smaller work, on the same general principles, for the use of academies and the higher schools.