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prefixed, are mostly abstracted from Chapman's Orator, and are fuller and more minute, it is believed, than what is commonly to be met with in compilations of this sort.

LIVING AUTHORS, it is hoped, will not be displeased that useful and elegant passages have been borrowed of them, since, as they wrote to reform and improve the age, they will perceive at once, that to place their most important instructions, and salutary admonitions, in the hands of Young Persons, and to adapt them to the use of SCHOOLS and ACADEMIES, is to contribute most effectually to the accomplishment of their benevolent design. The works themselves at large are so voluminous and expensive, as to be precluded from a general circulation..... extracts, therefore, are highly expedient, or rather absolutely necessary.

CONTENTS.

DISSERTATION ON ORATORICAL DELIVERY.

PART I.

Reading, Recitation, Declamation, and Oratory

PART II.

Application of the Inflexions of the Voice.

PART III.

Modulation and Management of the Voice

PART IV.

Outlines of Gesture

AMERICAN ORATOR.

PART I.

Pieces in Prose.

CHAPTER I.

Paragraphs.

CHAPTER II.

Narrative Pieces.

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Adventurer 91

Section 1. Carazan's Vision
Section 2. Abdallah and Sabat

Bucannan 95

Section 3. Character of a Clergyman
Section 4. Religion and Superstition Contrasted 100

Lounger 99

Section 5. The Justice of Providence
Section 6. Review of Life

Adventurer 106
Foster 110

CHAPTER III.

Didactic Pieces.

Section 1. On Study

Bacon 118

Section 2. Hamlet's Directions to the players _Shaks. 119
Section 3. Eloquence and Oratory
Section 4. Of Elocution

Thelwal. 121
ib. 122
Guardian 123
Sterne 124

Maury 126

ib. 127

ib. 128

Section 5. Faults of Conversation
Section 6. On Satirical Wit
Section 7. Of Successful Speaking
Section 8. The Orator should study himself
Section 9. Wit injures Eloquence
Section 10. On the production of Ideas
Section 11. Oratory

Section 12. Remarks on Reading
Section 13. Method in Speaking
Section 14. Ancient Eloquence

CHAPTER IV.

Descriptive Pieces.

Section 15. Women polish and improve Society
Section 16. Fondness for Fashion Injurious
Section 17. Remarks on Preaching

Section 2. On Female Attractions

Section 3. Flirtilla and Amelia

Section 4. Character of a young Lady

Section 5. Sensibility

Section 6. Liberty and Slavery

Section 7. The Palace of Pleasure

CHAPTER V.

Pathetic Pieces.

Section 1. Remarkable Faults of bad Speakers Cresol. 148

Greville. 149

ib. 150 Kaims 151 Sterne 153

ib. 154 Fordyce 155

ib. 160

Section 8. The Temple of Virtue

Section 9. Descent into the Dolgoath Mine Silliman 163

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Section 3. The Close of Life
Section 4. The Dying Infidel

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Deinology 133

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ib. 135 Fordyce 137 ib. 139

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ib. 142

Anon. 144

Section 1. The Blind Preacher

Anon. 170

Section 2. Dr. Mason's interview with Gen. Hamilton 174

Blair 178

Saurin 180

CHAPTER VI.

Promiscuous Pieces.

Foster 183

Section 1. Novels and Romances
Section 2. Duelling
Beauties of History 185
Section 3. Compendious view of the Bible Porteus 191
Section 4. The Commencement of a Century Anon 200
Section 5. On Writing Letters

205

PART II.

Different kinds of Public Speaking.

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CHAPTER I.

Eloquence of Popular Assemblies.

210

Burke 211

Section The Eulogium of the Perfect Speaker
Section 2. Eulogium of Antoinette
Section 3. Pa gyric on the British Constitution ib. 212
Section 4. Inves against Hastings Sheridan 213
Section 5. Burke on the Eloquence of Sheridan 216
Section 6. Eulogium on Lord Chatham Junius 216
Section 7. Cicero and Demosthenes compared Camb. 217
Section 8. Portraits of Mahomet and Jesus contrasted 218
Section 9. Eulogium on the Duke of Bedford . Fox 219
Section 10. Character of a lowly Hero illustrated
Section 11. Walpole against Mr. Pitt
Section 12. Mr. Pitt's Reply
Section 13. Eulogy on Washington
Section 14. Eulogy on Hamilton
Section 15. Eulogy on Fisher Ames
Section 16. The Character of Brutus

221

222 223

Ames 225

ib. 229

Anon. 234
Ames 240

CHAPTER II.

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Eloquence of the Bar.

Section 1. Paul's defence before Agrippa
Section 2. Sentence passed on John Slater
Section 3. Speech in favour of a School-Master

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Wilds 249

Dr. Johnson 251

Section 4. Erskine against Williams, publisher of Paine's Age of Reason 258 Martin 257

Wirt 253

263

Section 5. On the Character of a Judge
Section 6. Burr and Blennerhasset
Section 7. Erskine against Demosthenes
Section 8. Emmet's Vindication

Section 9. Griffin against Cheetham for a Libel
Another part of the same Speech
Section 10. Cicero's Oration against Verres

CHAPTER III.

Section 16. Triumph of Life and Death
Section 17. Domestic Happiness

Section 18. On Patience

Section 19. Christianity a Practical Principle

Eloquence of the Pulpit.

Section 1. Remarks on Pulpit Eloquence
Section 2. The Commandments

Section 3. Nathan's Parable

Section 4. Parable of the Prodigal Son
Section 5. The Atheist, his attainments, &c.
Section 6. The Omnipresence of the Deity
Section 7. The Liberty of Man and the Fore-Knowledge
of God Horsley 296

Section 8. Character and Government of God Mason 298
Section 9. Divinity of Jesus Christ
Section 10. Sufferings of our Saviour

Section 11. Pure religion and genuine devotion
Section 12. Transition from Time to Eternity
Section 13. Early Piety

ib. 301
Jay 305
Fawcet 308
Logan 310

Section 14. Devotion a source of Happiness

ib. 311 Blair 313

Section 15. Reflections on God as our Creator Fawcet 315

CHAPTER IV.

Select Speeches.

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Section 1. On Prejudice

Section 2. Disquisition on Patriotism
Section 3. Burke's Eulogy on his Son

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275

278

283

287

288

289

Foster 290

ib. 292

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Zolicofer 319 Jay 324 ib. 327

Hannah Moore 330

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