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Will's Coffee - Houst, Sepi.g. H E subject of the diseanrse this evening was eloquence and graceful action. Lyfunger, who is fome. thing particular in his way of thinking and speaking, told us, a man could not be eloquent without action : For the deporement of the body, the turn of the eye, and an apt found to every word that is uttered, must all conspire to make an accomplished speaker. Action in one who speaks in public, is the same thing as a i good mien in ordinary life. Thus, as a certain insen
fibility in the countenance recommends a sentence of | humour and jest, so it must be a very lively consciousness that gives grace to great sentiments. 'The jest is to be a thing unexpected, therefore your undećgning manner is a beauty in expressions of mirth ; but whei you are to talk on a set subject, the more you are moyed yourself, the more you will move others.
There is, said he, a remarkable exanıple of that kind : Echines, a famous orator, of antiquity, had | pleaded at Athens in a great cause against Demosthenes ;