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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:

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When this, this little group their country calls
From academic shades and learned halls,
To fix her laws, her fpirit to fuftain,
And light up glory through her wide domain;
Their various tastes in different arts display'd,
Like temper'd harmony of light and shade,
With friendly union in one mass shall blend,
And this adurn the state, and that defend.

I am, .
With sincere Respect and Gratitude,
Dear Sir,

Your much obliged,

And most obedient Servant,


Warringion Academy,

October 1, 177.4.

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Page, Chap

I The Dervise Spectator 17 14 Sir Balaam ! Pope 42

ā Turkish Tale

Ib. 18 15 Edwin and Emma Mallet 44

3 Avarice and Luxury 16. 19 16 Celadon & Amelia Thomfon 47

A Pleasure and Faia Ib. 20117 Junio and Theana Grainger 49

Ś Labour

World 23 18 Duay lasto L.Randolph Home 53

6 The Old Man & his Ass Ib: 24 19 Oihello's Apology Sbakl. 54

9 The Choice of HerculesTat. 25/20 Eliza

Darwin 55

g Pity Mrs. Barbauld 28/21 The Moralizer correo ed
o 'The Dead Ass Sterne 29

j Cowper 37
zó The Sword

Ib. 31/22 The Faithful Friend 16. so

II Maria

Ib. 33/23 Pairing Tinicanticipated Ib. 60

12 The Camelion Merrick 3824 The Necdless Aların B. 62

13 The Youth and the Philo- 125 The Modern Rake's Pro. *

sopher Wbitehead 401 gress · Hurdis 67


i On Modesty Sprctator 70115_0n Happiness

- Pope 99
2 On Cheerfulness Ib. 72716 On Virtue

Tillotson 7517 On Versification 1b. 104

4 On Honour Guardian 78 18 Leflons on Wisdom Arm/t 165

ś On Good Humour Rambler 8119 Againit Indolence; la

6 On the knowledge of the



Ib. 84 20 Flegyto a Young Nobleman

7 On the Advantages of unit-

Najcn 111

ing Gentleness of Manners 21 On tlic .iferies of Filter

with Firmness of Mind Life

?bonifon 1:2

Lord Chesterfield 86 22 Reflections on a fute
& On Good Sense Melmoth 891 State

On Study . « Bacon 90 23 On Procraftiratio: YOUTS

16 On Satirical Wit Sterne 91/24. The l'ain arifing from vir

11 Hamlet's Iuftructions to tuous Emotions attended

the Player3 Shakspeare 921 with pleasure 1kenfile 116

12 The present Condition of 25 On Taite

Man vindicated Pope 93 26 The Pleasures arising froin
13. On the Order of Nature Ib. 95. a cultivated Imagina
. 14 'The Origin of Superstition ] tion

10. 126

and Tyranny Ib. 9727. Slavery

Darwin 123

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Pagel Chap.

1 On Anger Holland 1251 4 Ön the Immortality of the

2 Virtue our highest Interest 1. Soul .. Spectator 133

Harris 134 § On the Being of a God

3 The same Subject ib. 1331

Young 136


Chap. .

Pages Chap.

i Juniùs Brutus over the dead proposing an Accomoda-

Body of Lucretia Livy 1381 iion between Henrylland

2 Hannibal to his Soldier's I). 140 Stephen Lord Lyttleton 153

3 C.Mirius to the Romans, on 8 Mr. Pulteney's Speech

their hesitating to appoint on the Motion for Reduc.

him General in the Expe. 1 ing the Army


dition against Jugurtha, to Sir John St. Auhin's Speech
merely on Account of his for repealing the Septen-
Extraction Sallust 142 nial Act


4 Callisthenes's Reproof of 110 Sir Robert Walpole's Reply 167

Cleon's Flattery to Alex- 11 Lord Lyttleton's Speech

ander Quintus Curtius 1461 on the Repeal of the Act

s The Scythian Ambassadors called the Jew Bill, in

to Alexander 16. 147) the Year 1753


6 Galgacus, the General of the 12 In Praise of Virtue Price 176

Caledonii, to his Army, 13 The Speech of Brutuson the

to incite them to action Death of Cæfar Shakl. 178

against the Romans Tacit. 150 14 Gloucester's Speech to the
7 The Earl of Arundel's Speech, I Nobles

Page Chap.


1. On Happinefs Ilarris 18o 9 Duke and Lord Shaks. 205

2 The fanie Subject Ib. 18510 Duke and Jaques Ib. 207

3 On Criticism Sterne 19011 Henry and Lord Chief

4 On Negroes

Ib. 1921 Juitice . Ib. 210

5 Rivers and Sir Harry 112 Archbishop of Canterbury

False Delicacy 193 and Bishop of Ely Ib. 21%

6 Sir John Melviland Sterling 13 Hamlet and Horatio Ib. 214

Clandestine Marriage 195 14 Brutus and Cassius Ib. 219

7 Belcour and Stockwell 15 Belarius, Guiderius, and .

West Indian 199 Arviragus 1b. 222

8 Lord Euftace and Brampton

Scbool for Rakes 202



Pagel Chap.

I Sensibility : Sterne 225| 4 The Man of Rofs' Pope 228

2 Liberty and Slavery Ib. 226 Š The Country Clergyman-

3 Corporal Trim's Eloquence L.

Goldsmith 230

Ib. 227 6 The Wish

Green 231

7 Grongar

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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

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