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Microtext Subject Guide: Speech

British and Continental Rhetoric and Elocution: MFM 135
Reproduces approximately 40,000 pages, 140 items, of original source materials selected by the Speech Association of America originally published between 1520 and 1892. Included are manuals on public speaking such as John Henley's The Art of Speaking in Publick... (1727); early grammar books and studies of language such as Lord Monboddo's Of the Origin and Progress of Language (1792), Anselm Bayley's An Introduction to Languages (1758), and John Brightland's A Grammar of the English Tongue (1712); early works on the teaching of writing; and early textbooks in both Latin and vernacular languages. Includes English, Latin, French, and Italian materials.
  • Format: Microfilm - 16 reels
  • Access: Printed bibliography in MFM guides and each reel begins with a contents page.
  • Additional Subject: Languages