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21. On good breeding,
22. Address to a young student,
23. Advantages of, and motives to cheerful-

ness,

SECTION II.

1. The bad reader,

2. Respect due to old age,

3. Piety to God recommended to the young, Blair, 88
4. Modesty and docility,
5. Sincerity,

ib.

89

ib.

90

ib.

91

92

93

Art of Thinking, 98

10. On contentment,

Spectator, 94

11. Needle work recommended to the Ladies, ib. 97
. 12. On pride,

Guardian, 99

13. Journal of the life of Alexander Severus, Gibbon, 101
14. Character of Julias Cesar,
15. On mispent time,
16 Character of Francis I,
17. The supper and grace,
18. Rustic felicity,

19. House of mourning,

6. Benevolence and humanity,
7. Industry and application,
8. Proper employment of time,
9. The true patriot,

Page.
Chesterfield, 77
Knox, 80

Spectator, 82

8. Pity, an allegory,

9. Advantages of commerce,

10. On public speaking,

Percival's Tales, 87
Spectator, 88

11. Advantages of history,
12. On the immortality of the soul,

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SECTION III.

1. The honour and advantage of a constant
adherence to truth,

ib.

ib.

Middleton, 102
Guardian, 103
Robertson, 107
Sterne, 110
ib. 112

ib.

112

2. Impertinence in discourse,

3. Character of Addison as a writer, Johnson, 116
4. Pleasure and pain,

Spectator, 117

5. Sir Roger de Coverly's family,
6 The folly of inconsistent expectations,
7. Description of the vale of Keswick in
Cumberland,

ib. 118
Aitkin, 121

Percival's Tales, 115
Theophrastus, 115

Brown, 124
Aitkin, 127
Spectator, 128

ib. 130
Hume, 132
Spectator, 134

13. The combat of the Horatii and the
Curiatii,

14. On the power of custom,
15. On pedantry,

16. The journey of a day; a picture of
human life,

SECTION IV.

1. Description of the amphitheatre of
Titus,

2. Reflections on Westminister abbey,
3. The character of Mary, queen of
Scotts,

4. The character of queen Elizabeth,
5. Charles V's resignation of his do-
minions,

6. Importance of virtue,

7. Address to Art,

& Flattery,

9. The absent man,

10. The monk,

11. On the head dress of the ladies,

12. On the present and a future state,

13. Uncle Toby's benevolence,

Robertson, 154

Price, 157
Harris, 158
Theophrastus, 160.
Spectator, 161
Sterne, 163
Spectator, 165,

ib. 168.
Sterne, 171

14. Story of the Siege of Calais, Fool of Quality, 171

SECTION V.

Page

Livy, 136
Spectator, 138
Mirror, 140

Rambler, 143.

4. The folly and madness of ambition.

illustrated,

5. Battle of Pharsalia, and death of

Gibbon, 147
Spectator, 148

Robertson, 150
Hume, 152

1. On grace in writing,

2. On the structure of animals,
3. On natural and fantastical pleasures, Guardian, 180.

Fitzsborne's Letters, 176,
Spectator, 177

World, 184

Pompey,

6. Character of king Alfred,.

7. Awkardness.in company,

8. Virtue, man's highest interest,
9. On the pleasure arising from objects
of sight,
10. Liberty and slavery,,

Goldsmith, 188
Hume, 193.
Chesterfield, 194
Harris, 195

Spectator, 196,
Sterne, 199

11. The cant of criticism,
12. Parallel between Pope and Dryden,
13. Story of Le Fever,

SECTION VI.

1. The shepherd and the philosopher,
2. Ode to Leaven Water,

3. Ode from the 19th psalm,

4. Rural charms,

5. The painter who pleased nobody and
every body,

6. Diversity in the human character,
7. The toilet,

8. The hermit,

9. On the death of Mrs. Mason,
10. Extract from the temple of fame,
11. A panegyric on Great Britain,
12. Hymn to the Deity, on the seasons
of the year,

SECTION VII.

Page.
Sterne, 200
Johnson, 201
Sterne, 202

Gay, 211
Smollet, 213
Spectator, 213
Goldsmith, 214

Gay, 215
Pope, 217
ib. 218
Parnel, 219
Mason, 225

Pope, 225
Thomson, 227

ib. 230

1. The camelion,

2. On the order of nature,

3. Description of a country ale house,
4. Character of a country schoolmaster,
5. Story of Palemon and Lavinia,

6. Celadon and Amelia,

7. Description of Mab, queen of the

Merrick, 233
Pope, 234
Goldsmith, 235

ib. 236
Thomson, 237

ib. 240

fairies,

8. On the existence of a Deity,

Shakespeare, 241
Young, 242
Milton, 243

9. Evening in paradise described,

10. Elegy written in a country churchyard, Gray, 245
11. Scipio restoring the captive lady to her

Thomson, 248

lover,
12. Humorous complaint to Dr. Arbuthnot of
the impertinence of scribblers, Pope, 250
13. Hymn to adversity,
14. The passions. An ode,

Gray, 251
Collins, 252

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SECTION VIII.

1. Lamentation for the loss of sight,
2. L'Allegro, or the merry man,
3. On the pursuits of mankind,
4. Adam and Eve's morning hymn,
5. Parting of Hector and Andromache,
6. Facetious history of John Gilpin,
7. The creation of the world,
8. Overthrow of the rebel angels,
9. Alexander's feast, or the power of
music,

PART II.—LESSONS IN SPEAKING.

SECTION I.

ELOQUENCE OF THE PULPIT.

4. On happiness,

5. On the death of Christ,

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1. On truth and integrity,

Tillotson, 278

2. On doing as we would be done unto, Atterbury, 280
3. On benevolence and charity,

Seed, 282
Sterne, 284
Blair, 288

1. Pleadings of Cicero against Verres,
2. Cicero for Milo,

SECTION II.

ELOQUENGE OF THE SENATE.
1. Speech of the Earl of Chesterfield,
-Lord Mansfield,

2.

SECTION III.

ELOQUENCE OF THE BAR.

292
297

301
304

SECTION IV.

SPEECHES ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS.

1. Romulus to the people of Rome, after build-
ing the city,
2. Hannibal to Scipio Africanus,
3. Scipio's reply,

4. Calisthenes' reproof of Cleon's flattery to
Alexander,

5. Caius Marius to the Romans,
6. Publius Scipio to the Roman army,
7. Hannibal to the Carthagenian army,
8. Adherbal to the Roman senators,
9. Canuleius to the Roman consuls,
10. Junius Brutus over the dead body of
Lucretia,

Page.

Hooke, 310
ib. 311

ib. 312

Q. Curtius, 313
Hooke, 313
ib. 316
ib. 319
Sallust, 821
Hooke, 324

ib. 327
Lansdown, 328

Homer, 333
Virgil, 334
Milton, 336.
ib. 337

11. Demosthenes to the Athenians,
12. Jupiter to the inferiour deities,
13. Eneas to queen Dido,
14. Moloch to the infernal powers,
15. Speech of Belial, advising peace,

SECTION V.

DRAMATIC PIECES.-I.-DIALOGUES.

1. Belcour and Stockwell,

West Indian, 340

2. Lady Townly and Lady Grace, Provoked Husband, 342
3. Priuli and Jaffier,
Venice Preserved, 346.
Beaux Stratagem, 348.
Miser, 351
Henry, VIII, 354

4. Boniface and Aimwell,

5. Lovegold and Lappet,
6. Cardinal Wolsey and Cromwell,

7. Sir Charles and Lady Racket,

Three weeks afer Marriage, 357
8. Brutus and Cassius, Shakespeare's Julius Cesar, 361

II. SPEECHES AND SOLILOQUIES.

1. Hamlet's advice to the players,.
Tragedy of Hamlet, 364
2. Douglas' account of himself, Tragedy of Douglas, 365,

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