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BY THE EDITOR OF THIS WORK.
OBSERVATIONS ON IMPEDIMENTS OF SPEECH, with
some Remarks on their successful Treatment, in a Letter addressed to T. J. PETTIGREW, Esq. F.R.S., F.A.S., F.L.S., etc. etc.
STAMMERING CONSIDERED WITH REFERENCE TO
ITS CURE, by the application of those Laws which regulate utterance; in a Letter addressed to GEORGE BIRKBECK, Esq. M.D., F.G.S., etc. etc.
Also, preparing for Publication, THE ELEMENTS OF VOCAL EXPRESSION IN DIS
COURSE; in which the mind-expressive functions of the various Tones of the Human Voice will be described and illustrated.
JUN 15 1862
PRINTED AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS. TO
PHILLIP HOWARD FRERE, ESQ. M.A.
FELLOW AND TUTOR OF DOWNING COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.
MY DEAR FRERE,
YOUR prompt permission to allow this work to be inscribed to you is only one of the many kindnesses which you have shewn me.
The application of musical science to the English language has been so successful in exposing the true foundations of its Rhythmus, as to originate the opinion, that music is destined to perform other and higher functions in our discourse.
We are yet ignorant of what the functions of music were in the Greek language; we, however, begin to perceive the truism, that Prosody
and Music are intimately connected, and thence the conclusion, that without musical aid all attempts to discover the ancient Greek Prosody must fail.
If you, my dear sir, possessed as you are of all the requisite knowledge, would turn your attention to the subject, there is a hope that you could restore that Prosody, and thus reanimate the dry bones of our Greek Scholarship.
MY DEAR FRERE,
Your sincere Friend,
14, CAROLINE STREET, BEDFORD SQUARE,
18th June, 1840.