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PREFATOR:Y: REMARKS;

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HISTORICAL, EXPLANATORY AND INSTRUCTIVE.

Together with a Namber of Useful :Suggestions', as to the Stage Arrangements,

Making the Costumes, 'Scenery: Eto, Etc.

EDITED AND COMPILED

BY HENRY L. WILLIAMS,
Exitor of Webster's Reciter ; Or, - E locution Made Easy."

NEW YORK :
ROBERT M. DE WITT, PUBLISHER,

No. 33 ROSE STREET,
(Between Duane and Frankfort Streets.)

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THE NEW YORK
PUBLIC LIBRARY
684076
ASTOR, LENOX AND
TILDEN FOUNDATIONS
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1915

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DE WITT'S PERFECT ORATOR.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1872,

BP: ROBERT M. DE WITT,

In the Office of the Librarian.of. Congress, at Washington.

PREFACE.

('All the pieces contained in this book, have been selected with scrupulous care. First–That they should contain no thought or idea calculated to sully the pure mind of youth. For we believe that no depth of intellect, no brilliancy of expression, can palliate the slightest deviation from recititude and morality. SecondThat every piece should be the very best of its class; whether that class was expressive of the darker passions or the lighter emotions.

We have essayed to "hbļd the miryor'up to Nature” as shown by the grandest pictures of the ablest intellects whether on the stago, in the pulpit:,or the forum. We have ransacked the hives of literary ħồney', drawn from the wells of “ English undefiled,” and we present the reader, in this work, such a collection of the best articles from the best authors as it would be difficult, if not impossible, to find in any similar book ever offered for the approbation of the admirer of forensic literature.

And now, that we have written of the matter, a word as to the manner : The prime thing to be remembered in all reading and speaking is to so enunciate, pause and emphasize, that every minute shade of the author's intent and mean

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