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pursued, by faithful endeavours to cultivate the understandings of youth, and by a steady attention to discipline, it is hoped, that you will have the satisfaction to observe the same effects produced, and that the scene will be realized, which Our Poetess has fo beautifully described:
When this, this little group their country calls
I am, .
Your much obliged,
And most obedient Servant,
October 1, 177.4.
g Pity Mrs. Barbauld 28/21 The Moralizer correo ed
j Cowper 37
Ib. 31/22 The Faithful Friend 16. so
i On Modesty Sprctator 70115_0n Happiness
- Pope 99
Tillotson 7517 On Versification 1b. 104
Lord Chesterfield 86 22 Reflections on a fute
On Study . « Bacon 90 23 On Procraftiratio: YOUTS
12 The present Condition of 25 On Taite
i Juniùs Brutus over the dead proposing an Accomoda-
Body of Lucretia Livy 1381 iion between Henrylland
3 C.Mirius to the Romans, on 8 Mr. Pulteney's Speech
their hesitating to appoint on the Motion for Reduc.
dition against Jugurtha, to Sir John St. Auhin's Speech
against the Romans Tacit. 150 14 Gloucester's Speech to the
5 Rivers and Sir Harry 112 Archbishop of Canterbury
False Delicacy 193 and Bishop of Ely Ib. 21%
of Eton College Ib. 2411 24 The si pothecary Ib. 283
try Churchyard 16. 24426 Ode to Spring Mrs. Barba. 282
35 Ode to l'ancy Warzon 258130 Greatness
1 The Storyofle Fevre Sterne 305 20 Wolfey and Crom. Shakl. 356
4 Elegy on the Death of an 123 Macduff, Malcolni, and -
15. 349 32 Ode on St. Cæcilia's Day
--- 13 affert rario, deceat literæ, confirmat consuctudo legendiz et loquendi.
M ucu declamation has been employed to convince the word of a very plain truth, that to be able to speak well is an ornamental and useful accomplishment. Without the laboured panegyrics of ancient or modern orators, the impor:ance of a good elocution is suficiently obvious. Evcry one will acknowledge it to be of some consequence, that what a man has, hourly occafion to do, should be done well. Every private company, and almost every public affembly, affords opportunities of remarking the difference between a just and graceful, and a faulty and unnatural elocution; and there are few persons who do not daily experience the advantages of the former, and the inconveniences of the latter. The great difficulty is, not to prove that it is a desirable thing to be able to read and speak with propriety, but to point out a practicable and eay method, by which this accompliihment may be acquired.
Follow NATURE, is certainly the fundamental law of Oratory, without regard to which, all other rules will only produce affected declamation, not just elocution, And fone accurate observers, judging, perhaps, from a few unlucky specimens of modern eloquence, have con. cluded that this is the only law which ought to be pre