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BY JONATHAN BARBER,
MEMBER OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS, LONDON:
MARSH, CAPEN & LYON.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1834, by MARSH, CAPEN & LYON, and in the Clerk's office of the District Court of Massachusetts.
Ir is now four years since the first publication of my Grammar of Elocution.' The design of that work was the bringing of 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 follow it up immediately with another work, like this which is now offered to the public, the object of which might be to introduce the study of the system in our common schools. Numerous engagements have concurred in preventing me from earlier 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 reached a second edition. The second edition of the Grammar has been above a year in the market, 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 by no means offered to the public as containing a complete exposé of the philoso