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THE AMERICAN DEBATER.

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THE

AMERICAN DEBATER

A PLAIN EXPOSITION OF THE PRINCIPLES AND
PRACTICE OF PUBLIC DEBATE:

WHEREIN WILL BE FOUND,

AN ACCOUNT OF THE QUALIFICATIONS NECESSARY TO A GOOD DELIBERATIVE

ORATOR, AS ALSO THE MODE OF ACQUIRING THEM, THE RULES OF ORDER

OBSERVED IN DELD3ERATIVE ASSEMBLIES, DEBATES IN FULL, AND IN

OUTLINE, ON VARIOUS INTERESTING TOPICS, NUMEROUS QUESTIONS

FOR DISCUSSION, FORMS OF A CONSTITUTION FOR LITERARY

CLUBS OR DEBATING SOCIETIES, ETC., ETC.

By JAMES K McELLIGOTT, LL.D.,

AUTHOR OF "THE ANALYTICAL MANUAL," "YOUNG ANALYZER," ETO

"Here is a thing wherein I -would willingly have you agree, that is, to Dispute and not to Quarrel; for friends dispute between themselves for their better instruction, and enemies quarrel to destroy one another."—Plato.

NEW YORK: IYISON & PHINNEY, 178 FULTON STREET;

(SUCCESSORS OF NEWMAN & IVISON, AND MARK H. NEWMAN <fe CO.)

CHICAGO: S. C. GRIGGS & CO., Ill LAKE STREET.

BUFFALO: PHINNEY & CO., 188 MAIN STREET

CINCINNATI: MOORE, WIL9TA0H, KEYS A CO.

AUBURN! SEYMOUR & CO.

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