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TABLE OF CONSONANT SOUNDS.
Classified according to their formation by the organs of speech.
In order to secure correct and forcible articulation, it may be desirable to call the attention of pupils to the position of the organs of speech in making the consonant sounds. Teachers can do this without
any detailed instructions in print. As an incidental aid in this direction, the following classification is given, in which the sounds are grouped according to the organs most prominently called into use in their formation.
1. William Shakespeare, the greatest of dramatic poets, was born at Stratford-on-Avon, in England, in 1564.
His father is said by some to have been a butcher; by others, a wool-dealer. The son was placed in the free school of Stratford, where he acquired "small Latin and less Greek.”
2. In consequence of his father's embarrassment in business, the son was withdrawn from school. About the year 1587, in the twenty-third year of his age, he removed to London. His first employment was that of an actor, a profession which he continued to exercise, more or less, for seventeen years.
3. In twenty-three years he wrote thirty-seven plays, some of which are unequaled as dramatic productions. In 1613, he retired from the theatre, and returned to Stratford, where he passed the three remaining years of his life in ease, retirement, and the conversation of