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A BOOK OF

PRINCIPLE, PRECEPT, AND PRACTICE

IN

INFLECTION AND EMPHASIS.

BY

ROBERT R. RAYMOND, A.M.,

PRINCIPAL OF THE BOSTON SCHOOL OF ORATORY, AND FORMERLY PROFESSOR OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE IN THE

BROOKLYN POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

Edited and Published after his death,

by R. W. Raymond.

THIRD EDITION, INCLUDING AN ADDITIONAL TREATISE BY

THE AUTHOR.

NEW YORK,

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COPYRIGHT, 1880,
BY ROBERT R. RAYMOND,

AND 1893, 1906, BY ROSSITER W. RAYMOND.

EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION TO THE

THIRD EDITION.

THE second edition of this manual has been exhausted, without any corresponding cessation in the demand for it. This, I confess, has somewhat surprised me, not because I doubted the merits of my father's method, but because the little book (see p. 10) conveys that method only as to one part (though, perhaps, the most important part) of the subject covered by his instruction. That a mere fragment should possess such vitality of usefulness, seems to me indeed remarkable.

While I cannot undertake to perfect this fragment by adding an adequate summary of my father's treatment of the departments of “ Dynamics,” “Rate and Rhythm," and "Tone-Quality," I have included in this new edition his treatise on "The Voice in Elocution,” now out of print, and also some personal reminiscences of his teaching, which may have suggestive, though not systematic, value.

R. W. RAYMOND. BROOKLYN, December, 1905.

EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION TO THE

SECOND EDITION.

The first edition of this little manual was printed by my father in 1880 for private use in his work at the Boston School of Oratory, of which he was then Principal. His intention was to perfect and enlarge it in the light of class-room experience, and only after this process should have been completed, to permit its actual publication. After his death, many memoranda for such a revision were found among his papers; but it seemed impracticable for any other hand than his own to carry out the plan he had formed.

Meanwhile, all remaining copies of the original private edition were eagerly purchased by his former pupils, who testified so warmly of the usefulness and value of the book in their work as teachers, as to induce, at last, the preparation of the present edition, for the purpose of meeting the continuing and earnest demand.

In this edition, the changes of substance and arrangement indicated in my father's manuscript notes have been incorporated; and in accordance with his expressed preference the examples for practice have been distributed, instead of being grouped together at the end.

I have been indebted, for careful reading of proofs, for critical assistance and for valuable additional material to Miss Blandina Conant, a life-long friend and an intelligent pupil of my father.

R. W. RAYMOND. BROOKLYN, May, 1893.

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