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  • But in my mother's youth, learning beautiful words by heart in a standard course called Elocution was the path to eloquence.

    How Memorization Makes Words Live

  • For they are masters of a brilliant, a florid, a picturesque, and a well-wrought Elocution, which is interwoven with all the beautiful embroidery both of language and sentiment.

    Cicero's Brutus or History of Famous Orators; also His Orator, or Accomplished Speaker.

  • Next to theirs, we believe our own recitation of Poetry to be the most impressive heard in modern times, though we cannot deny that the leathern-eared have pronounced it detestable, and the long-eared ludicrous; their delight being in what is called Elocution, as it is taught by player-folk.

    Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2

  • Neither can his Mind be thought to be in Tune, whose words do jarre; nor his reason in frame, whose sentence is preposterous; nor his Elocution clear and perfect, whose utterance breaks itself into fragments and uncertainties.

    Less Than Words Can Say, Again « Unknowing

  • In the '90s, Sues toured for four years with Singin' in the Rain, playing the Elocution Instructor.

    Laugh-In's Alan Sues Dies at 85

  • Madame Tremayne had been her stand-by, Professor of Elocution, Public Speaking, and Deportment.

    In Spite of Their Declaration of Bombs

  • These are the words of a man who had memorized Shakespeare from William Scott's Lessons in Elocution, a treatise that included Antony's famous speech.

    Joseph Romm: Why Smart Talkers Lose Debates and How Obama Can Beat McCain Anyway

  • This follows the Beatles escape from Clang and before the elevator scene between John and Ringo, and involved them hiding out at the "Sam Ahab School of Transcendental Elocution", an acting school run by Sam Ahab played by Frankie Howerd.

    Unwanted Image #13

  • English of course; the practice of Elocution, Geography, and Astronomy, and the Use of the

    The Book of Snobs

  • In fact, though Mr. Zindler does substantial good work in the community through the use of his personality and contacts, I hold him up as the founder of the fictional "Marvin Zindler School of Elocution", a notorious school that garbles names and words, and perpetuates the errors through the generations by presenting them to more and greater numbers of people daily.

    languagehat.com: PRONUNCIATION WARS IN TEXAS.

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