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THIS work having been undertaken principally with the design of assisting the Students at WARRINGToN in acquiring a just and graceful Elocution, I feel a pecular propriety in addressing it to you, as a public acknowledgment of the steady support which you have given to this institution, and the important services which you have ren

dered 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

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advantage to the public. And while the same great object ... continues to be pursued, by faithful endeavours to cultivate the understandings of youth, and by a steady attention to discipline, it is koped, that you will have the satisfaction to observe the same offers produced, and that the scene will be

realised, which,our Poet Ess has so beautifully described: - f

When this, this little group their Country calls
From academic shades and learned halls,
To fix her läws, her spirit to sustain,

And light up glory through her wide domain;
Their various tastes in diff'rent arts display'd,
Like temper'd harmony of light and shade,
With friendly union in one mass shall blend,

* And this adorn the state, and that defend.

-*, * I am,
* → *
H/ith sincere respect and gratitude,
DEAR SIR,
Your much obliged, and

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Essay oN Elocution “. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix --------- reADING WORKS of TASte ---------------------------------------------- ... xxvii

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BOOK I. select SenteNCES ------------- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - “................. 1 to 14

Book II—NARRATIVE PIECEs. ,
Chap.

THE DERWISE ............. Spectator, A TURKISH TALE ................ Ib. AVARICE AND LUXURY.......... Ib. PLEASURE AND PAIN ..... .....It. LABOUR.... . . . . . . . . . . . World, The OLD MAN AND HiS ASS .... Ib. THE CHOICE OF HERCULES, Tatler, PITY ........ Mrs. Barbauld, THE DEAD ASS................ Sterne, THE SWORD ......................I. MARIA ............................ Ib. THE CHAMELEON .......... Merrick, The YoUth AND THE PHiLOSO

PHER..................... Whitehead,

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BOOK III.—DIDACTIC PIECES.

Chap.

1. 2.

8.

9. , 10. 11.

2.

ON MODESTY .............. Spectator, ON CHEERFULNESS.............. Ib. ON SINCERITY.............. Tillotson, ON HONOUR................ Guardian, ON GOOD HUMOUR ....... Rambler,

. ON THE KNowLEDGE of THE

WORLD .......................... Ib. ON THE ADVANTAGES OF UNITING GENTLeNESS OF MANNERS WITH FIRMNESS OF MIND, L. Chesterfield, ON GOOD SENSE...........: Melmoth, ON STUDY...................... Bacon, ON SATIRICAL WIT .......... Sterne, HAMLET'S INSTRUCTIONS TO THE PLAYās ... shakspeare, THE PRESENT conDITION OF MAN WINDICATED. ................. Pope, oN The ORDER OF NATURE.... Ib. THE ORIGIN of superSTITION

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* ON HAPPINESS.................. Pope, ON VIRTUE........................I. ON VERSIFICATION .............. Ib. LESSONS ON WISDOM.... Armstrong, AGAINST INDOLENCE: An Epistle : - Davies, ELEGY To A YoUNG NOBLEMAN, Mason, ON THE MISERIES OF HUMAN LIFE ...................... Thomson, REFLECTIONS ON. A FUTURE. StATE ON PROCRASTINATION ...... Young, THE PAIN ARISING FROM WIRTUOUS EMOTIONS ATTENDED

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13. - 14.

o AND TY RANNY .................. Ib.

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27. SLAVERY

- ON TASTE ------------
. THE PLEASURES ARISING FROM A

With PLEASURE.. - - - - - - ... Akenside,
-- ... Ib.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - • . . . . . . . . . . . Ib.

CULTIVATED IMAGINATION ... Ib
• * * * * * * * . . . . . . . Darwin,

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36. ODE TO APOLLO.................. Ib. 274

37. CATHARINA ...................... Ib. 275

38. THE EVENING WALK........ Hurdis, 277

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1. THE STORY OF LE FEVRE ... Sterne, 282

2. YORICK'S DEATH ......... ...... Ib. 291

3. THE BEGGAR'S PETITION .......... 292

4. ELEGY ON THE DEATH OF AN UN."

FORTUNATE LADY .......... Pope, 294

5. SATAN'S SOLILOQUY ........ Milton, 296

6 CATO's SOLILoquy........ Addison, 298

7. SOUTHAMPTON AND ESSEX ......

- Earl of Essex,

8. JAFFIER AND PIERRE, Venice Preserv

9. ORLANDO AND ADAM,.... Shakspeare,

10. SCROOP AND RICHARD .......... Ib.

11. HENRY IV'S SOLILOQUY ON SLEEP

Ib. 308

12. HENRY IV AND PRINCE HENRY, Ib. 309

13. HENRYvi, WARWICK, AND CARDI-

NAL BEAUFORT ................ Ib. 312

14. WOLSEY AND CROMWELL ...... Ib. 313

15. LEAR ................ . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ib. 316

6. MACBETH'S SOLILOQUY ........ Ib. 317

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7. MacDUFF, MALcol M, AND Rosse,

- - - Shakspeare, 313

18-ANTONY'S SolII.OQUY OVER CE-
* SAR'S BODY ........ ...... Ib. 821

19. --~~~~~~ FUNERAL ORATION OVER

* CAESAR'S BODY .................. I''. ib.

20. THE QUARREL OF BRUTUS AND

* CASSIUs.......................... Ib.

21. OTHELLO AND IAGO.............. Ib.

22. HAMLET’s soliloquy. 9N HIS

MOTHER'S MARRIAGE ........ Ib.

23. HAMLET AND GHOST ............ Ib.

24. HAMLET's SOLILOQUY ON DEATH,

*. Ib.

25. Soliloquy OF THE KING IN HAM-

LET ...... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ib.

26. ODEON ST. CECILIA'S DAY ... Pope,

27. ALEXANDER's FEAST ...... Dryden,

28. ON THE DEATH OF MRS. Throck-

MORTON'S BULLFINCH.... Cowper,

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