Excerpt from The English Reader, or Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected From the Best Writers: Designed to Assist Young Persons to Read With Propriety and Effect; To Improve Their Language and Sentiments; And to Inculcate Some of the Most Important Principles of Piety and VirtueTo give rules for the management of the voice in reading, by which the neceﬂ'ary paufes, emphafis, and tones may be difcovered and put in 1)ra tice, is not pof fible. After all the direetions that can he offered on thefe points, much will remain to he taught by the living infigue'tor much will he attainable by no other means, M the force ofexample inﬂuencing the imitative pow ers of the learner. Some rules and principles on thefe heads, will, however, be found ufeful, to prevent erro neous and vicious modes of utterance to give the young reader: fome taﬂe of the fubjea and to aifii him in acquiring ajult and accurate mode of delivery. The obfervations which we have to make, for thefe purpofes, mav be comprifed under the followingheads proper Lummzzss OF vo1cn; distinc'i'ness; slow' Ntss propriety or pronunciation; empliasls tonls pauses and Mom: or reading verse. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.