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GRAMMAR OF ELOCUTION.
DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS.
BY JONATHAN BARBER,
MEMBER OY THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS, LONDON:
SECOND EDITION REVISED AND IMPROVED.
HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
GIFT OF THE
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1834, by MARSH, CAPEN & Lyon, in the Clerk's office of the District Court of Massachusetts.
PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION.
It is now six years since the first publication of my Grammar of Elocution. The design of that work was to bring the system of Elocution into a compass fitted for the instruction to be given in our colleges and higher schools. At that time it was my intention to have followed it up immediately with another work, like this, the second edition of which is now ofered to the public, whose object might be to introduce the study of the system in our common schools. Numerous engagements, however, concurred in preventing me, for some years, from fulfilling the original design.
It is gratifying to observe the increasing interest which both our colleges and schools are beginning to take in the subject of this little work. Dr. Rush's large and valuable work has some time since reached a second edition. The second edition of the Grammar is almost exhausted, and the circulation of both is continually extending in quarters where their effects cannot fail of being felt. The notice of our teachers, generally, begins to be directed to the system they contain, and this is all which its supporters desire for it.
The few pages of this work are not offered to the public as containing a complete erposé of the philoso