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Oculos, paulum tellure moratos,
PRINTED FOR J, JOHNSON, ST, PAUL'S CHURCHI-YA? D.
HIS work having been undertaken
principally with the design of aslisting the Students at Warrington in acquiring
just and graceful Elocution, I feel a peculiar propriety in addressing it to you, as a public acknowledgment of the steady support
have given to this Institution, and the important services which
you have rendered it.
In this Seminary, which was at first established, and has - been uniformly conducted, on the extensive plan of providing a proper
course of Instruction for young men in the most useful branches of Science and Literature, you have seen many respectable characters formed, who are now filling up their Itations in society with reputation to
themselves and advantage to the Public. And, while the same great object contínues to be 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 group their country calls
With sincere Respect and Gratitude,
Your much obliged,
Ε Ι Ο C U Τ Ι Ο Ν.
UCH declamation has been employed to convince the world of a very plain
truth, that to be able to speak well is an ornamental and usefulaccomplishment. Without the laboured panegyrics of ancientor modern orators, the importance of a good elocuțion is suf. ficiently obvious. Every one will acknowledge it to be of some consequence, that what a man has hourly occasion to do, should be done well. Every private company, and almost every public assembly affords opportunities of remarking the difference between a just and graceful, and a