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Hor. While one with moderate haste might tell a hundred.
Hor. It was, as I have seen it in his life,
Are these the pompous tidings ye proclaim,
BY BLANDINA CONANT.
A FEW selections, in the reading of which the class at the Boston School of Oratory was carefully drilled, are given in this Appendix with the comments and words of instruction by Professor Raymond, recorded in my note-book at the time they were spoken in the classroom. I reproduce them in the belief that they will be as valuable and interesting to others as they were to the members of the class.
The examples for practice are preceded by a few sentences from Professor Raymond's familiar talk in the class-room, taken from my note-book, made when I was one of his pupils. Would it were possible to reproduce the varied expressions of his face, the musical beauty, the sympathetic quality, the exquisite intonations of his voice! He was an ideal reader, and not less an ideal teacher. The pupils so fortunate as to have shared his instruction, will never cease to be grateful for the privilege. With the deepest gratitude we recall his constant kindness, and with delight we remember his quickness of illustration, his appreciation of our difficulties, his faithfulness, never overlooking a fault nor neglecting to praise the slightest improvement. If sometimes he could not repress irritation when a fine passage was hopelessly mangled, he made up for the reproof by increased kindness and patience.
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