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LESSONS IN ELOCUTION :
SELECTION OF PIECES,

Prose and Verse,
Improvement of Youth

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ELEMENTS OF GESTURE.

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FOUR PLATES ;--and RULES
For expressing with propriety the various
PASTORS, &c. OF TÅE Mind.

ALSO, AN
APPENDIX,

CONTAINING
LESSONS ON A NEW PLAN.

Boston Edition :
PUBLISHED BY LINCOLN & EDMANDÍ,

No. 53 Cornhill.....1819.
William Greenough, Printer.

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INTRODUCTORY LESSONS.)

1. ON the speaking of speeches at schools,

Walker,

2. On the acting of plays at schools, . . ibid. 16

3. Rules for expressing with propriety, the princi.

pal passions and humors, which occur in read.

ing or public speaking, ., .

Burgh, 22

4. Rules respecting elocution, in: - - Walker, 38

PART 1. LESSONS IN READING.

SECTION 1.

1-3. Select sentences, . . . Art of Thinking,

6. The fox and the goat, ..

Dadšley's Fables, 52

7. The fox and the stork, - - . ibicle

8. The courts of death .

ibid.

54

9. The partial judge, . . ... ibid.

10. The sick lion, the fox and the wo

ibid. .
11. Dishonesty runished, . . . Kane's Hints,

- ibid.

13. The two bees,.. .

Dodsley's Fables,

14. Beauty and Deformity, ..

Percival's Taies,

15. Remarkable instance of friendship, Art of Speaking,

16. Dionysius and Damocles,

. ibid.

17. Character of Cataline,

- Sallust,

18. Avarice and Luxury, • . ; Speclator, 60

19. Hercules' Choice,

Tatller, .

20. Will Honeycomb's Spectator,

bory .

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.. Spectator, . 63

21. On good breeding, . . . . Chesterfieli,

22. Address to a young student, • - Knox, .

23. Advantages of, and motives to cheerfulness, Spectator, 71

SECTION II.

1. The bad reader, . .

Perciral's Tales, 75

2. Respect due to old age, - .. Spectator,

3. Piety to Goil recommende, to the young, Blair,

4. Modesty and docility, •

ibid. :

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77

5. Sincerity, . . . . .

ibid. ...

ibid. .

ib.

6. Benevolence and humanity,

ibid.

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7. Industry and application, .. ..

ibid.

8. Proper employment of time, ..., ibid.,

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10. On contentment,

: : Spectator,

11. Needle work recommended to the ladies, ibid.

12. On pride, . . . . . . Guardian, ..

13. Journal of the life of Alexander Severus, Gibbon,

14. Character of Julius Cæsar, ... .. Middleton,

15. On mispent time,

. . . . Guardian,

16. Character of Francis I.. . . . Robertson,

17. The supper and grace, .

Sterna .

18. Rastic felicity, . .

, ibid .

19. House of mourning, .. .

e. ibid. . ,

SECTION 11.

1. The honour and advantages of a constant

adherence to truth, • . • Percival's Tales, 100

2. Impertinence in discourse, .' Theophrastus, .

3. Character of Addison as a writer, johnson, .

4. Pleasure and pain, • . :. Spectator,

5. Sir Roger de Coverly's familý, - ibid.

6. The folly of inconsistent expectations, Aitkert, . 106

7. Description of the vale of Keswick in

Cumberland, . . . . . Brown,

108

8. Pity, an allegory, . . . . Aitken, . 111

9. Advantages of Commerce, . .. Spectator,, . 112

10. On publio speaking, ... . ibid. . 114

11. Advantages of history, • - - Hume, - 116

12. On the immortality of the soul, Spectator, - 118

13. The combat of the Horatii and the

Curiatii, . ..

. Lioy, : .'. 120

14. On the power of custom, . . Spectator,

122

15. On pedantry,

· Mirror, ..

124

16. The journey of a day-a picture of

human life,

• - • Rambler, - 126

SECTION IV.

1. Description of the amphitheatre of Titus, Gibbon, . 129

2. Reflections in Westminster Abbey, · Spactator,

3. The character of Mary queen of Scots, Robertson, 133

4. The character of queen Elizabeth, - Hume, - 134

5. Charies. V's resignation of his dominions, Robertson, · 136

6. Importance of virtue, •

. - Price,

7. Address to art, . . . . • Harris, 140

8. Flattery,

Theophrastus, 142

9. The absent man, . . . . . Spectator, 143

10. The Monk, ..

.. Sterne,

144

11. On the head dress of ladies,. . . Spectator, : 146

12. On the present and future state, . ibid. . 149

13. Uncle Toby's bevevolence, • Sterne, '151

14, Story of the siege of Calais,

Fool of Quality, 152

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SECTION V. , .

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1. On grace in writing, - - Fitzborne's Letters,

2. On the structure of animals, . . Spectator, 157

3. On natural and fantastical pleasures, Guardian, 160

4. The folly and madness of ambition illustrated, World, 164

5. Battle of Pharsalia and the death of Pompey, Goldsmith, 167

6. Character of king Alfred, . . n . Hume,"

172

7. Aukwardness in company, . . Chesterfield,

173

8. Virtue man's highest interest, . .' Harris,

ib.

9. On the pleasure arising from objects of sight, Spectator, 175

10. Liberty and slavery, • •. • - Sterne,

11. The cant of Criticism,

ibid. . . 178

12. Parallel between Pope and Dryden, . Foknson, 179

13. The story of Le Fever, . - : : Sterne, 180

SECTION VI. :

1. The shepherd and the philosopher, - . Gay,

2. Ode to Leven water, · · · · Smollet, 189

3. Ode from the 19th Psalm, *'. . .. Spectator,

4. Rural Charms, . . . . . Goldsmith, ib.

5. The painter who pleased nobody and every body, Gay, 191

6. Diversity in the human character, ... Pope,

7. The toilet, . • • .

. ibid. 194

8. T'he hermit. . . . .

Parnell,

9. On the death of Mrs. Mason, . Mason, 199

10. Estract from the temple of fame,..

Popie, ib.

11. A panegyrick on great Britain, . . Thomson, 201

12. Hymn to the Deity, on the seasons of the year, ibid. 203

.. SECTION VII.

1. The Cameleon, . . . . . Merrick,

2. On the order of nature, . . . Pope,

3. Description of a country alebouse . Goldsvaith,

4, Character of a country schoolmaster, - ibid.

5. Story of Palemon and Layinia, . . Thomson, 209

6, Celadon and Amelia, . . . . . . ibid .

- 7.' Description of Mab, queen of the Faries, Shakespeare, 213

8. On the existence of a Deitý, , . Young,

9. Evening in Paradise described,

Milton,

10. Elegy written in a country church-yard, - Gray, 216

11. Scipio restoring the captive lady to her lover, · Thomson, 218

12. Humorous complaint to Dr. Arbuthnot of the

impertinence of scribblers, .

13. Hymn to adversity, ... :..

14. The passions-An ode, . .. ... ... Collins,

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