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prefixed, are mostly abstracted from Chapman's

Orator, and are fuller and more minute, it is

believed, than what is commonly to be met with in compilations of this sort.

LIVING AUTHORS, it is hoped, will not be displeased that useful and elegant passages have been borrowed of them, since, as they wrote to reform and improve the age, they will perceive at once, that to place their most important instructions, and salutary admonitions, in the hands of Young Persons, and to adapt them to the use of SCHOOLS and ACADEMIES, is to contribute most effectually to the accomplishment of their benevolent design. The works themselves at large are so voluminous and expensive,

as to be precluded from a general circulation.....

extracts, therefore, are highly expedient, or ra.

ther absolutely necessary.

CONTENTS.

DISSERTATION ON ORATORICAL DELIVERY.

PART I.
Reading, Recitation, Declamation, and Oratory

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1. Carazan's Vision

Adventurer 91 2. Abdallah and Sabat

Bucannan 95 3. Character of a Clergyman Lounger 99 4. Religion and Superstition Contrasted 100 5. The Justice of Providence Adventurer 106 6. Review of Life

Foster 110 CHAPTER III.

Didactic Pieces.

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Section 1. On Study

Bacon 118 Section 2. Hamlet's Directions to the players Shaks. 119 Section 3. Eloquence and Oratory

Thelwal. 121 Section 4. Of Elocution

ib. 122 Section 5. Faults of Conversation

Guardian 123 Section 6. On Satirical Wit

Sterne 124 Section 7. Of Successful Speaking

Maury 126 Section 8. The Orator should study himself ib. 127 Section 9. Wit injures Eloquence

ib. 128 Section 10. On the production of Ideas

26. 129 Section 11. Oratory

ib. 132 Section 12. Remarks on Reading

Deinology 133 Section 13. Method in Speaking

ib. 135 Section 14. Ancient Eloquence

Fordyce 137 Section 15. Women polish and improve Society ib. 139 Section 16. Fondness for Fashion Injurious

ib. 142 Section 17. Remarks on Preaching

Anon. 144

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CHAPTER IV.

Descriptive Pieces.

Section 1. Remarkable Faults of bad Speakers Cresol. 148
Section 2. On Female Attractions

Greville, 149
Section 3. Flirtilla and Amelia

ib. 150 Section 4. Character of a young Lady

Kaims 151 Section 5. Sensibility

Sterne 153 Section 6. Liberty and Slavery

ib. 154 Section 7. The Palace of Pleasure

Fordyce 155 Section 8. The Temple of Virtue

ib. 160 Section 9. Descent into the Dolgoath Mine Silliman 163

CHAPTER V.

Pathetic Pieces.

Section 1. The Blind Preacher

Anon. 170 Section 2. Dr. Mason's interview with Gen. Hamilton 174 Section 3. The Close of Life

Blair 178 Section 4. The Dying Infidel

Saurin 180

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CHAPTER VI.

Promiscuous Pieces.

Section 1. Novels and Romances

Foster 183 Section 2. Duelling.

Beauties of History 185 Section 3. Compendious view of the Bible Porteus 191 Section 4. The Commencement of a Century Anon 200 Section 5. On Writing Letters

205

PART II.

Different kinds of Public Speaking.

CHAPTER I.

Eloquence of Popular Assemblies.

209

Section 1. The Eulogium of the Perfect Speaker . 210 Section 2. Eulogium of Antoinette

Burke 211 Section 3. Pa gyric on the British Constitution ib. 212 Section 4. In tives against Hastings. Sheridan 213 Section 5. Burke on the Eloquence of Sheridan 216 Section 6. Eulogium on Lord Chatham Junius 210 Section 7. Cicero and Demosthenes compared Camb. 217 Section 8. Portraits of Mahomet and Jesus contrasted 218 Section 9. Eulogium on the Duke of Bedford · Fox 219 Section 10. Character of a lowly Hero illustrated Section 11. Walpole against Mr. Pitt

222 Section 12. Mr. Pitt's Reply

223 Section 13. Eulogy on Washington

Ame: 225 Section 14. Eulogy on Hamilton

ib. 229 Section 15. Eulogy on Fisher Ames

Anon. 234 Section 16. The Character of Brutus

Ames 240

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CHAPTER II.

Eloguence of the Bar.

244

Section 1. Paul's defence before Agrippa

248 Section 2. Sentence passed on John Slater Wilds 249 Section 3. Speech in favour of a School-Master

Dr. Johnson 251

Section 4. Erskine against Williams, publisher of Pain

Age of Reason 2 Section 5. On the Character of a Judge Martin 2 Section 6. Burr and Blennerhasset

Wirt 2 Section 7. Erskine against Demosthenes

2 Section 8. Emmet's Vindication

2 Section 9. Griffin against Cheetham for a Libel 2 Another part of the same Speech

21 Section 10. Cicero's Oration against Verres

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CHAPTER III.

Eloquence of the Pulpit.

Section 1. Remarks on Pulpit Eloquence

28 Section 2. The Commandments

28 Section 3. Nathan's Parable

28 Section 4. Parable of the Prodigal Son

28 Section 5. The Atheist, his attainments, &c. Foster 29 Section 6. The Omnipresence of the Deity ib. 292 Section 7. The Liberty of Man and the Fore-Knowledge

of God Horsley 296 Section 8. Character and Government of God Mason 298 Section 9. Divinity of Jesus Christ

ib. 301 Section 10. Sufferings of our Saviour

Jay 305 Section 11. Pure religion and genuine devotion Fawcet 308 Section 12, Transition from Time to Eternity Logan 310 Section 13. Early Piety

ib. 311 Section 14. Devotion a source of Happiness Blair 313 Section 15. Reflections on God as our Creator Fawcet 315 Section 16. Triumph of Life and Death Zolicofer 319 Section 17. Domestic Happiness

Jay 324 Section 18. On Patience

ib. 327 Section 19. Christianity a Practical Principle

Hannah Moore 330

GHAPTER IV.

Select Speeches.

Section 1. On Prejudice
Section 2. Disquisition on Patriotism
Section 3, Burke's Eulogy on his Son

Dexter 335

337 339

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