The Orator's Touchstone; Or, Eloquence Simplified. Embracing A Comprehensive System Of Instruction…

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byHugh Mcqueen

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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. 1860. Excerpt: ... ment prescribed by physicians, but also in the very limited supply of food which is daily consumed by many of the ardent votaries of science and literature. CHAPTER LXXXIX. A PUBLIC SPEAKER SHOULD ABSTAIN ENTIRELY FROM THE USE OF TOBACCO. The use of tobacco has become so pervasive in its character, as to lull almost into a state of quiet repose the spirit of speculation as to the extent of its baneful influence upon the varied interests of mankind. The specific amount of injury which is reflected by the use of this noxious weed on the health of its votaries, is a question which is not embraced within the province of this treatise. But it does fall within the pale of our present reflections to consider, to a brief extent, the amount of detriment which is communicated by the use of tobacco, to the powers of a public speaker. And in elucidating this proposition, the mind may be accelerated in its progress to a just conclusion, without appealing to the pages of medical research. That noble and beneficent science pours a flood of light on this path of exploration, which holds up to observation as conspicuously as the brightness of a star, the various injuries which are visited upon the interests of our race by the use of tobacco. And in that enlightened classification the pernicious effect of this practice upon the human voice is included. But entirely independent of the learned deductions of the medical profession on this subject, we possess an infallible gjide to accuracy of judgment, in the experience of public speakers who have habitually used tobacco in some of its varied forms, and also in the plain and legible results which must necessarily flow from pre-existing causes. Each of these auxiliaries to the spirit of inquiry affirm in characters of living a...

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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. 1860. Excerpt: ... ment prescribed by physicians, but also in the very limited supply of food which is daily consumed by many of the ardent votar...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217098959

ISBN - 13:9780217098953

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