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THE ILLUSTRATED PROGRESSIVE SERIES.

THE

SIXTH PROGRESSIVE READER;

OR

ORATORICAL CLASS-BOOK.

WITH A TREATISE ON ELOCUTION, &Q.

CAREFULLY

ARRANGED FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS.

NEW YORK:
P. O'SHEA, PUBLISHER,

45 WARREN STREET.

HARVARD
UNIVERSITY

LIBRARY
MAY 18 1957

56t1

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1872

By P. O'SHEA, b the Otice of the Librarian of Cudzonos, *t Washington

PREFACE.

The inten tion of the author in preparing this velums for the use of schools, is to confine himself strictly to what is really useful and interesting to the learner. The treatise on elocution is very easy and intelligible, and explains the inflections of the voice very clearly. The treatise on gesture is short; but it is believed to comprise all that is essential. The collection of pieces for reading and declamation are strictly adapted to that purpose. The best specimens of pulpit eloquence, from St. Chrysostom to Lacordaire; liest manly, moving, and impassioned efforts of the tribune, frou Demosthenes may speak, and polite and intelligent people may listen to without ennui or disgust.

to O'Counell; the most effective and persuasive triumphs

of the forum, from Cicero to Curran, will be found emboilied in the ORATORICAL CLASS-Book. The Dialogues, both grave and humorous, are such as Christian youth The author hopes and trusts that the work, on the lwhole, will be found well suited for use in schools and

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