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Pages: 242

Language: English

Publisher: Forgotten Books (5 Sept. 2016)

By: Ralph Davol (Author)

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Franklin through philosophy, Edison through his electrical wonders. Expression is power: that is, the sending out of impressions we have received. A thousand feel an impression Where one can properly express it. This ability may be acquired through right teaching and practice and concentration. To this end, the pageant is a training school in which a person may improve himself in conveying his thoughts and feelings through words, tones and action. The pageant on its dramatic side arouses emotion and will, and tends to evolve individual personality. Pageantry is opportunity for self-discovery. It typ ifies in a broad sense the love of life itself, and should stand, as does the American mag azine Life, for the finer old-fashioned sentiment and picturesqueness and shun screech ing modernism.

The illustrations are selected from a thousand photographs, each one chosen for a special illustrative purpose or bearing upon the theme. Some of the reproductions are from scenes which do not conform to the definition of a pageant given in this book, but which were commonly and locally known as such. When a pageant was written by one person and staged by another, the name of the former is given because the author usually works for pleasure, the director for money. The writer of this book contemplates issuing a larger, more comprehensive work on pageantry, and would be pleased to communicate with persons having attractive or unusual photographs for sale.

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