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DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, to wit :

District Clerk's Ofice. BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the eighteenth day of March, A. D. : 1823, in the forty-seventh year of the Independence of the United States of America, CHARLES EWER and TIMOTHY BEDLINGTON, of the said District, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as Proprietors, in the words following, to wit :-“ Lessons in Elocution; or a Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse, for the improvement of Youth in Reading and Speaking. By WILLIAM Scott. To which are prefixed, Elements of Gesture; illustrated by four plates, and rules for expressing with propriety the various passions of the mind. Also, an Appendix, containing lessons on a new plan. To which is added, an abridgment of Walker's Rules for the pronunciation of Greek and Latin proper names, with a list of classical names which occur in the work." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, “ An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned :” and also to an Act, entitled, 16 An Act supplementary to an Act, entitled, An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned ; and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical, and other prints."

JNO. W. DAVIS,
NO W DAVIS Clerk of the District

os of Massachusetts.

INTRODUCTORY LESSONS.""

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ibid.

92

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Page.

14. Character of Julius Cæsar,

Middleton,

15. On mispent time, ..

- - Guardian,

16. Character of Francis I.

Robertson,

17. The supper and grace,

Sterne,

100

18. Rustic felicity, - -

ibid. 102

19. House of mourning, • •

ibid. ib.

SECTION III.

1. The honour and advantage of a constant

adherence to truth, - - - Perciral's Tales, 104

2. Impertinence in discourse, - - - Theophrastus,

3. Character of Addison as a writer, - Johnson,

105

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

106

. 5. Sir Roger de Coverly's family, • . ibid.

108

6. The folly of inconsistent expectations, Aitken, 110

7. Description of the vale of Keswick, in

Cumberland, • • • • •

Brown, 112

8. Pity, an Allegory, • • • • •

Aitken,

115

9. Advantages of commerce, - -

Specialor, 116

10. On public speaking, - -. ..

ibid. 118

11. Advantages of history,

Hume,

120

12. On the immortality of the soul,

... Specialor, 122

13. The combat of the Horatii and the

Curiatii, .. . . "

- Livy, 124

14. On the power of custom, - -

Speclalor,

126

15. On pedantry, - - !

128

16. The journey of a day—a picture of

hunian life, .' . .' - Rambler, 130

SECTION IV.

1. Description of the amphitheatre of Titus, - Gibbon, 133

2. Reflections in Westminster Abbey, ... Spectator, 134

3. The character of Mary queen of Scots, • - Robertson, 137

4. The character of queen Elizabeth, • . Hume, 138

5. Charles V's resignation of his dominions, Robertson 140

6. Importance of virtue, - - - . Price,

Price. 143

7. Address to art, -

- - - Harris, 144

8. Flattery, - . .

- Theophrastus, 146

9. The absent man, , .• • • • Speclalor, 147

10. The Monk,

: Slerne, 148

11. On the head-dress of the ladies ·

Specialor, 150

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

ibid. 153

13. Uncle Toby's benevolence,

. Slerne, 155

14. Story of the siege of Calais, . • - Fool of Qualily, 156

SECTION V.

1. On grace in writing, . - Filssborne's Lellers, 160

2. On the structure of animals, .. . Speclalor,

3. On natural and fantastical pleasures - Guardian, 164

4. The folly and madness of ambition illustrated, World, 168

5. Battle of Pharsalia and the death of Pompey, Goldsmith, 171

6. Character of king Alfred,

. . Hume, 176

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Cowper,
Millong

ibid.'
Dryden,

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