Principles of Elocution: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and Exercises, on Pronunciation, Pauses, Inflections, Accent, and Emphasis; Also Copious Extracts in Prose and Poetry, Calculated to Assist the Teacher, and to Improve the Pupil in Reading and Recitation

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Oliver & Boyd, 1819 - 436 páginas

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The Nominative and the Verb Rule 1
79
Words in Opposition Rule XIV
85
The Interview of Rasselas c with the Hermit
89
On the Improvement of Time
91
Patience Recommended
93
The Planetary and Terrestrial Worlds
96
The Italian Opera
98
Westminster Abbey
101
On Consistency in Behaviour
103
Interview between an Old Major and a Young Officer
105
On Religion
106
Remarks on the Swiftness of Time
107
On Public Preaching
109
How a Modern Lady of Fashion Disposes of her Time
110
On Pronunciation or Delivery
113
Discontent the common Lot of all Mankind
114
The Funeral of Mr Betterton
117
The Folly of misspending Time
119
The Vision of Sir Isaac Bickerstaff
120
Youth and Old Age
122
The Poor weep unheeded
123
The Story of a Disabled Soldier
124
The Business and Qualifications of a Poet
128
Remarks on some of the best Poets
130
On the Iliad of Homer
133
On the Odyssey of Homer
134
On the Beauties of Virgil
135
On the comparative Merit of Homer and Virgil
136
On Human Grandeur
137
Ethelgar A Saxon Poem
138
Kenrick Translated from the Saxon
141
Hard Words Defended
143
The Difficulty of Conquering Habit
146
On Cruelty to inferior Animals
147
Effects of Sympathy in the Distresses of Others
149
On the Love of Life
150
On the Dignity of Human Nature
151
Fame a commendable Passion
152
The present Life to be considered only as it may conduce to the Happiness of a future one
154
Luxury and Avarice
156
The Impudent and the Absurd 159
159
On Grieving for the Dead
160
On Remorse
162
On the Increased Love of Life with Age
164
Asem An Eastern Tale
165
On the English Clergy and Popular Preachers
167
On Universal Benevolence
169
On the Advantages of a well cultivated Mind
173
On the Formation of Language
176
On the Sublime in Writing
179
HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL EXTRACTS 1 Our natural Fondness for History and its true Use
183
On Biography
184
Character of Queen Elizabeth
186
Character of Mr Pitt
188
The Siege of Quebec and the Death of General Wolfe
189
The Character of Julius Cæsar
191
The Character of Cato
192
A Comparison of Cæsar with Cato
193
The Character of Hannibal
194
The Character of Mary Queen of Scots
195
PATHETIC PIECES 1 Reyno and Alpin
197
On Military Glory
198
The Dead Ass
199
Maria Part I
201
Maria Part II
203
SPECIMENS OF PULPIT ELOQUENCE 1 True Pleasure Defined
205
Religion never to be treated with Levity
206
The Condition of the Wicked
207
Religious Knowledge a Source of Consolation
209
On the Enlargement of our Intellectual Powers
211
On a Future State
213
On the Works and Attributes of the Almighty
214
On the Beauties of Nature
215
Obedience to the Commandments of God will be rewarded216
216
SPECIMENS OF MODERN ELOQUENCE
229
SPECIMENS OF ANCIENT ELOQUENCE
251
Hannibal to his Soldiers
259
POETRY
265
The Female Exile
271
Hope the Friend of the Brave
278
On True Dignity
284
The Death of Marmion
286
Song from the Lady of the Lake
287
On the Arrival of the British Army in Portugal
288
From the Bride of Abydos
289
On Ancient Greece
290
Sarpedon to Glaucus
291
Alexander the Great
292
Lines written on visiting a Scene in Argyleshire
293
Part of a Poem on the Fear of God
294
A Ladys salutation to her Garden in the Country
295
A Thought on Eternity
296
Davids Trust in God
297
The Day of Judgment
298
The Benedicite Paraphrased
300
The Crow and the other Birds
301
The two Owls and the Sparrow
302
Courage in Poverty
303
Epilogue by Mr Garrick
305
Awful Description of the Deities engaged in Combat
306
The Art of Criticism 306 und Ar 41 Harmony of Expression
307
On Man
308
Universal Order
310
SelfKnowledge
311
Vice and Virtue 312 Reaso 46 On the Plain of Marathon
313
On the present State of Athens 314 antena 48 The Lyre 316 tas de 49 The Battle of Vittoria
318
The Aspect of Greece
320
A Ship Sinking
321
Battle of the Baltic
323
The Fate of Macgregor
325
The Temple of Fame
328
From the Field of Waterloo
337
Against Suicide
339
Various Modes of Punishment
340
The Ideas of the Divine Mind c
341
On Slavery 342 I lovuss He 5 That Philosophy which stops at Secondary Causes
343
DIALOGUES
356
Coriolanus and Aufidius
363
Alfred and Devon
371
Glenalvon and Norval
378
SPEECHES
385
Othellos Apology
392
The Old English Lion
398
proved 343
406
Osmonds Dream
407
Lady Randolphs Soliloquy Page 410 2 Douglass Soliloquy in the Wood
410
Catos Soliloquy on the Immortality of the Soul
411
Hamlets Soliloquy on Death
412
Hamlets Soliloquy on his Mothers Marriage
413
Macbeths Soliloquy before murdering Duncan
414
COMIC EXTRACTS 1 Prologue to the Farce of the Apprentice
415
Lodgings for Single Gentlemen
416
Toby Tosspot
418
The Chameleon
420
The Newcastle Apothecary
421
THE PASSIONS 1 Cheerfulness
425
Raillery
426
Love
427
Pity
428
Hatred
429
11
430
Fear and Terror
431
Remorse
432
Surprise
433
Pride
434
Boasting
435
20
436

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Página 406 - Romans, countrymen, and lovers! hear me for my cause ; and be silent that you may hear : believe me for mine honour; and have respect to mine honour, that you may believe: censure me in your wisdom; and awake your senses that you may the better judge. If there be any in this assembly, any dear friend of Caesar's, to him I say, that Brutus' love to Caesar was no less than his.
Página 413 - With a bare bodkin ? who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that the dread of something after death, The undiscover'd country from whose bourn No traveller returns, puzzles the will And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than fly to others that we know not of ? Thus conscience does make cowards of us all...
Página 393 - My story being done, She gave me for my pains a world of sighs : She swore, — in faith, 'twas strange, 'twas passing strange ; 'Twas pitiful, 'twas wondrous pitiful: She wish'd she had not heard it ; yet she wish'd That heaven had made her such a man...
Página 395 - Rome, thou hast lost the breed of noble bloods! When went there by an age, since the great flood, But it was fam'd with more than with one man?
Página 308 - The sound must seem an echo to the sense : Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse, rough verse should like the torrent roar : When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labors, and the words move slow: Not so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main.
Página 423 - Now, my co-mates and brothers in exile, Hath not old custom made this life more sweet Than that of painted pomp? Are not these woods More free from peril than the envious court? Here feel we but the penalty of Adam, — The seasons...
Página 385 - Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; Or close the wall up with our English dead. In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility: But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger; Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood.
Página 412 - The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and Nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the war of elements, The wreck of matter, and the crush of worlds.
Página 407 - As Caesar loved me, I weep for him; as he was fortunate, I rejoice at it; as he was valiant, I honour him; but, as he was ambitious, I slew him.
Página 129 - The business of a poet," said Imlac, "is to examine, not the individual, but the species ; to remark general properties and large appearances ; he does not number the streaks of the tulip, or describe the different shades in the verdure of the forest.

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