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THE YOUNG CHRISTIAN
INSTRUCTED IN READING,
AND IN THE PRINCIPLES OF RELIGIO.V.
FOR THE USE OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOLS IN CARLISLE.
DIRECTIONS FOR THE MASTERS AND MISTRESSES.
1. Let the child pronounce every syllable articulately: that
is, clearly, distinctly, and fully. For this purpose let
him open his mouth freely. II. Let his voice be soft and gentle, not loud or boister
III. Let him read slowly and deliberately, carefully ob
serving every stop, and every emphatical word. IV. Let him relieve his voice at every stop; at the same
time support his voice steadily and firmly, and pronounce the concluding words of the period with force
and vivacity. V. Let him begin gently, slide over every insignificant
particle; such as and, but, if, or, as, so, &c. and reserve
the stress of his voice for words of more importance. VI. Let the tone of his voice in reading be the same as
it is in speaking. Let him not change the natural and easy sound, with which he speaks in conversation, for that formal and unnatural tone, which some people
assume in reading. VII. Let each lesson be read over and over, till the child
be perfect in it, and able to read a line in a breath.