A Course of Lectures on Elocution; Together with Two Dissertations on Language and Some Other Tracts Relative to Those Subjects

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1762 Excerpt: ...heart. She said--Her brim-full eyes that ready food, And only wanted will, to weep a food, Releas'd their watrystore, and pour'd amain, Like clouds low-hung, a sober jhowr of rain; Mute, solemn sorrow, free from female noise, Such, as the majesty of grief destroys; For bending o'er the cup, the tears Jhe ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1762 Excerpt: ...heart. She said--Her brim-full eyes that ready food, And only wanted will, to weep a food, Releas'd their watrystore, and pour'd amain, Like clouds low-hung, a sober jhowr of rain; Mute, solemn sorrow, free from female noise, Such, as the majesty of grief destroys; For bending o'er the cup, the tears Jhe Jhed, Seem'd, by the posture, to discharge her head O'erfilVd before; and oft her mouth applied To the cold heart, Jhe kiss'd at once, and cryd. Nor is the virtue of this expression confined to our own species only, but it is of all others that which most moves us, in such animals as are capable of it. On which account, the strong painter of nature, Shakespear, in his description of the wounded stag, standing over the stream, took care not to omit it; where he says the big round drops Coursed one another down his innocent nose, In piteous chafe. Which is by much the most affecting part of the picture. 0_2 But tho' in this written language of nature, she has given such forcible, and distinct characters, to all the animal passions of man, and proportionally to such as have a near affinity to them, or arc blended with them; yet she has laid down the same law, with regard to the visible signs, of the exertions and emotions of all his nobler faculties, as she has done with regard to the tones. In both she has furnished the means with equal liberality; but has left it to the invention and care of man, to make a right use of them, and apply them in suitable degrees. By the exertion of such skill and pains, it would be found that the visible language alone, which can, be (hewn in the features and limbs of man, is of itself sufficient, without other aid, to every purpose of social communication. To instance only in two articles, the eyes, and hands: What inward emot...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150795374
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 82
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.17 (d)

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