The DISSERTATION ON ORATORICAL DELIV.
ERY, and the OUTLINES OF Gesture, which
are prefixed, are mostly abstracted froin Chap-
man'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 per-
ceive at once, that to place their most impor-
tant 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 accomplish-
ment of their benevolent design,: The works
themselves at large are so voluminous and ex-
pensive, as to be precluded from a general tir-
culation-extracts, therefore, are highly expe-,
dient, or rather absolutely necessary.