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0. Dewey, 256
91. The World, the Mirror of the Mind,
.R. H. Dana, 258
92. The Convict Ship,
T. K. Herrey, 260
93. The Evils of Ignorance,
94. The Student, ......
95. Valley of the Jordan and Dead Seag... French of Chateaubriand, 266
96. Elijah's Interview,
97. Eulogy on the Lives of Adams and Jefferson,
. Story, 269
Sequel to the Same,
98. The Gray Forest Eagle,
A. B. Sireet, 273
99. Insignificance of the Earth,
100. A Name in the Sand, .
H. F. Gould, 278
102. Analogy between the Decay of Nature and of Man,. . Alison, 281
103. Re-union of Friends, ..
104. God, the True Object of Confidence,.
105. Hymn to the Creator, ..
106. Advice to a Young Lawyer,
107. The Discoveries of Geology Consistent with the Spirit of
. Everett, 289
108. The Andes,
109. Address to the Condor,
Mrs. Ellett, 292
110. Perceptions of the Beautiful,
Mrs. Sigourney, 293
Bounties of Nature,
111. Pleasures Derived from the Beauty of Nature,. Dwight, 295
Poetry on the same,
..Mrs. Hemans, 296
112. The Mammoth Cave, .
Geo. D. Prentice, 296
113. Mental Improvement, a Progressive Work, Ira Harris, 299
114. Life and Death Contrasted, ..
115. Veneration for the Tomb, a Proof of the Soul's
The Consolations of Death,...
John Foster, 305
The Dying Christian to his Soul,.
. Pope, 305
Lope de Vega, 351
137. The Printing Press,
. Cumming, 355
Sequel to the Same,.
H. Greeley, 350
138. Modern Greece,
139. Character of La Fayette,..
J. T. Headley, 358
140. La Fayette's last Visit to America,
Welcome to General La Fayette,
165. Consolations of Immortality, .
Robert Montgomery, 419
166. Europe and America Contrasted, .
167. The Beauty of the Scene enhances the Beauty of the
R. W. Emcrson, 422
168. Address of Leonidas,.
Richard Glover, 424
169. Soliloquy of the Dying Alchemist,.
N. P. Willis, 425
170. Duties of American Citizens,
171. Duties of American Citizens, -Continued,.
172. The Value of Time,....
173. Advertisement of a Lost Day,.
Mrs. Sigourney, 438
174. Eulogy on Noah Webster,
Chancellor Kent, 439
175. The Uscs of History,.
W. Irving, 440
176. Manifest Presence of the Deity,.
R. Montgomery, 442
177. Intellectual and Moral Power,
E. L. Magoon, 444
The Light of the Gospel,...
NOTE.-The student will find it advantageous to determine
* Some of these signs are the same as used in Porter's Rhetorical works
“False Eloquence, like the prismatic glass,
1. ELOCUTION is vocal Nature. Her speech is ever distinct, varied, and expressive-ever eloquent. Every sentiment and emotion of the soul, as fear, surprise, love, anger, she expresses in her own appropriate style. The lively expressions of youth, in their ordinary pastimes, are but the spontaneous language which Nature utters. To elucidate Nature's modes of expression, to develop the powers of the voice, and to acquire skill in its management, in conformity with her established laws, are the leading objects of Elocutionary Science. Its design is not, as is too often supposed, to establish certain imaginary and arbitrary rules, by which the voice is to be regulated, but to explain those natural laws, in which natural reading or speaking consists.
2. Though the human voice, in its natural state, is rich in “sweet sounds;" yet, like every other faculty, by proper dis