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pursued, by faithful endeavours to cultivate the understandings of youth, and by a steady attention to discipline, it is hoped, that you will have the satisfaction to observe the same effects produced, and that the scene will be realized, which Our Poetess has so beautifully described :
When this, this little
With sincere Respect and Gratitude,
Your much obliged,
and most obedient Servant,
Warrington Academy, October 1, 1774.
Ib, 33 23. Pairing Time anticipated 16.60
1. On Modesty Spectator 70, 15. On Happiness
Guardian 38 18. Lessons on Wisdom Armft. 105
Lord Chesterfield 8622. Reflections on a future
1o. On Satirical Wit Sterne 9124. The Pain arising from vir-
tuous Emotions attended
Man vindicated Pope 9326. The Pleasures arising from
1. Jonius Brutus over the dead
proposing an Accommoda-
dition against Jugurtha, 9. Sir John St. Aubin's Speech
for repealing the Septen.
against the Romans Tacit. 15014, Gloucester's Speech to the
5. Rivers and Sir Harry
12. Archbishop of Canterbury
Clandestine Marriage 195 14. Brutus and Callius
8. Lord Eustace and Frampton
School for Rakes 202
6. The Win
Church-Yard Ib. 244 26 Ode to Spring Mrs. Barba. 282
27. Domestic Love and Happi.
Ib. 3501 33. Alexander's Feast Dryden 388
E LO CU TI O N.
- Id affert ratio, docent literæ, confirmat consuetudo legendi et loquendi.
Much declamation has been employed to convince the world of a very plain truth, that to be able to speak well is an ornamental and useful accomplishment. Without the laboured panegyrics of ancient or modern orators, the importance of a good elocation is sufficiently obvious. Every one will acknowledge it to be of some consequence, that what a man has fourly occafion to do, should be done well. Every private company, and almost every public affembly, affords opportunities of remarking the difference between a juft and graceful, and a faulty and unnatural elocution'; and there are few persons who do not daily experience the advantages of the former, and the inconveniences of the latter. The great difficulty is, not to prove that it is a desirable thing to be able to read and speak with propriety, but to point out a practicable and easy method, by which this accomplishment may be acquired.
Follow NATURE, is certainly the fundamental law of Oratory, without a regard to which, all other rules will only produce affected declamation, not just elocution. And some accurate observers, judging, perhaps, from a few unlucky specimens of modern eloquence, have concluded that this is the only law which ought to be pre