New Elocution and Vocal Culture by Robert KiddNew Elocution and Vocal Culture by Robert Kidd

New Elocution and Vocal Culture

byRobert Kidd

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... warmest love that can grow cold: This is a mother's love.--James Montgomery. RESIGNATION. 0 Thou who dry'st the mourner's tear, How dark this world would be, If, when deceived and wounded here, We could not fly to Thee! The friends who in our sunshine live, When winter comes, are flown; And he who has but tears to give, Must weep those tears alone; But thou wilt heal that broken heart, Which, like the plants that throw Their fragrance from the wounded part, Breathes sweetness out of woe.--Moore. LXXXIII.--Truth And Integrity. Truth and integrity have all the advantages of appeal ance, and many more. If the show of any thing be good! for any thing, I am sure the reality is better; for why does any man dissemble or seem to be that which he is not, but because he thinks it is good to have the qualities he pre tends to? For to counterfeit and dissemble is to put on the appearance of some real excellency. Now, the best way for a man to seem to be any thing is really to be what he would seem to be. Besides, it is often as troublesome to support the pretense of a good quality as to have it; and if a man have it not, it is most likely he will be discovered to want it, and then all his labor to seem to have it, is lost. There is something unnatural in painting, which a skillful eye will easily discern from native beauty and complexion. It is hard to personate and act a part long; for where truth is not at the bottom, nature will always be endeavoring to return, and will betray herself at one time or other. Therefore, if any man think it convenient to seem good, let him be so indeed, and then his goodness will appear to every one's satisfaction; for truth is convincing, and carries its own light and evidence along with it, and will not only...
Title:New Elocution and Vocal CultureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:150 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.32 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217519083

ISBN - 13:9780217519083