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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.
DISSERTATION ON ORATORICAL DELIVERY.
Reading, Recitation, Declamation, and Oratory
Application of the Inflexions of the Voice.
Modulation and Management of the Voice
Outlines of Gesture
Pieces in Prose.
Section 1. Carazan's Vision
Section 3. Character of a Clergyman
Section 5. The Justice of Providence
Section 1. On Study
Section 2. Hamlet's Directions to the players _Shaks. 119
Section 5. Faults of Conversation
Section 12. Remarks on Reading
Section 15. Women polish and improve Society
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
Section 1. Remarkable Faults of bad Speakers Cresol. 148
ib. 150 Kaims 151 Sterne 153
ib. 154 Fordyce 155
Section 8. The Temple of Virtue
Section 9. Descent into the Dolgoath Mine Silliman 163
Section 3. The Close of Life
ib. 135 Fordyce 137 ib. 139
Section 1. The Blind Preacher
Section 2. Dr. Mason's interview with Gen. Hamilton 174
Section 1. Novels and Romances
Different kinds of Public Speaking.
Eloquence of Popular Assemblies.
Section The Eulogium of the Perfect Speaker
Eloquence of the Bar.
Section 1. Paul's defence before Agrippa
Dr. Johnson 251
Section 4. Erskine against Williams, publisher of Paine's Age of Reason 258 Martin 257
Section 5. On the Character of a Judge
Section 9. Griffin against Cheetham for a Libel
Section 16. Triumph of Life and Death
Section 18. On Patience
Section 19. Christianity a Practical Principle
Eloquence of the Pulpit.
Section 1. Remarks on Pulpit Eloquence
Section 3. Nathan's Parable
Section 4. Parable of the Prodigal Son
Section 8. Character and Government of God Mason 298
Section 11. Pure religion and genuine devotion
Section 14. Devotion a source of Happiness
ib. 311 Blair 313
Section 15. Reflections on God as our Creator Fawcet 315
Section 1. On Prejudice
Section 2. Disquisition on Patriotism
Zolicofer 319 Jay 324 ib. 327
Hannah Moore 330