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JOHN CARILL WORSLEY, Efq;
LATE PRESIDENT OF THE ACADEMY IN WARRINGTON.
HIS work having been undertaken principally with the design of assisting the Students at Warrington in acquiring a just and graceful Elocution, I feel a peculiar propriety in addreffing it to you, as a public acknowledgment of the steady support which you have given to this Inftitution, and the important fervices which you have rendered it.
In this Seminary, which was at first established, and has been uniformly conducted, on the extenfive plan of providing a proper courfe of Inftruction for young men
in the most useful branches of Science and
Literature, you have feen many respectable characters formed, who are now filling up their tations in fociety with reputation to
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themselves and advantage to the Public. And, while the fame great object continues to be purfued, by faithful endeavours to cultivate the understandings of youth, and by a steady attention to discipline, it is hoped, that you will have the fatisfaction to obferve the fame effects produced, and that the scene will be realized, which OUR POETESS has fo beautifully described:
WHEN this, this little group their country calls
And light up glory thro' her wide domain;
With fincere Refpect and Gratitude,
Your much obliged,
and most obedient Servant,
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 useful accomplishment. Without the laboured panegyrics of ancient or modern orators, the importance of a good elocution is fufficiently obvious. Every one will acknowledge it to be of fome confequence, that what a man has hourly occafion to do, fhould be done well. Every private company, and almost every public affembly affords opportunities of remarking the difference between a juft and graceful, and a