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The Structure And Use Of The Vocal Organs, And The Means Of Securing Distinct Articulation.

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THE VOWEL SOUNDS.                                   53
Four gray walls, and four gray towers Overlook a space of flowers, And the silent isle embowers
The Lady of Shalott.
Let the loud trumpets sound Till the rocks all around The shrill echoes rebound.
Night.—Pass quickly from the Ah (a: or more cor­rectly a) position to that of %> the diphthong sound I results.
Yes, gold—no one can need it more than I—
I who lurk about in dismal suburbs
And unwholesome lanes; I who am housed
Worse than the kennell'd hound; I who am clothed in rags;
I who am wretched, here do tell thee now
I want the miser's gold, give me his gold.
There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats, For I am arm'd so strong in honesty, That they pass by me as the idle wind Which I respect not. I did send to you For certain sums of gold, which you denied me, For I can raise no money by vile means.
Noise.—Pass quickly from the aw position to that of i; the diphthong sound oi results.
And then she smiled in shy sweet joy Since but a lovely dimpled boy . . • Then finding him bo shy and coy She sought the more to win the boy.
Toiling, rejoicing, sorrowing.