142 SYSTEMS OF TREATING STAMMERING
Of hope, that kid and bloom with fra-grance rare,
And cheei life's #ath where'er they can," etc., etc. '
In the next exercise the stammerer practises opening
the mouth. To direct him, the continuous consonants
are printed in italics:
" ' Fo-/unteers wanted! Who's /irst, I say, to answer the, Na-
tion's call —
To de-/end the f-fag on fo-reign seas with sword and can-won
To c-rush with wight a foe-man c-niel and avenge our noble
To f-fee a people long enslaved, and rend their bonds in
TAus spake an of-/i-cer of the Guard, his w-sage /inn and
His quiet wien and steady eye bespoke him t-fue and b-fave."
In the following exercise the pupil lowers the pitch
at the italicized vowels:
" ' The boneless tongue, so small and weak,
Can crush and kill,' declared the Greek.
" ' The tongue destroys a greater Aorde/
The Turk asserts, ' than does the sword.'
" The Persian proverb wisely saith;
' A lengthy tongue — an early death.' "
These three exercises may be combined — in which
case diacritics are employed to show the pupil just
which measure to resort to. An oblique line descend-
ing from left to right (\) prescribes light, articulation.