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The importance and blessings of Union Jay 341 Section 4. Danger of War between the States

Hamilton 343 Section 5. Subject continued

ib. 345 Section 6. Character of Moses

Dwight 348 Section 7. The Force of Talents

352 Section 8. Washington's speech to the first Congress 354 Section 9. Extracts from Washington's Farewell 357

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Section 1. Verses, the sound of which is an Echo to the
Sense

363 Section 2. Othello's Apology

Shakspeare 365 Section 3. Discourse between Adam and Eve Milton 367

CHAPTER II.

Didactic Pieces.

Section 1. Nothing formed in Vain Thompson 370
Section 2. National Prejudices and Slavery Cowper 571
Section 3. Reflections on a Future State Thompson 372
Section 4. Op Versification

Pope 373
Section 5. On Pride

ib. 375

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CHAPTER III.

Descriptive Pieces.

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Section 1. The Morning in Summer Thompson 376
Section 2. The Sabbath Morning

Sabbath 377
Section 3. A Paraphrase on 13th. ch. of 1st. Corinth. 378
Section 4. An Improved Imagination, &c. Akenside 380

CHAPTER IV.

Pathetic Pieces.

Section 1. On the Miseries of Life Thompson
Seciion 2. Leonidas' Farewell
Section 3. A Funeral

From the Sabbath I Section 4. The Grave

Blair 3

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Section 1. A Proposal of Marriage

39 Section 2. Lecture on Mimicry

Carey 39 Section 3. Addison and Swift

Littleton 39 Section 4. Parental Love

John Bull 40 Section 5. Conjugal Love

Honey Moon 40 Section 6. Speech of Rolla Sheridan's Pizarro 40

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DISSERTATION

ON

ORATORICAL DELIVERY

Part I.

Reading, Recitation, Declamation, and Oratory.

THE general objects of public speaking are, instruction, persuasion, or entertainment. These objects are sometimes kept distinct, sometimes they are combined in various proportions.

In their various modes of exercise, these objects will attain their ends, that is, succeed in influencing the hearer in the degree proposed, not only by the interesting matter which may be presented to him, but also by the manner in which it is presented. The manner is called the delivery. And the advantages of good delivery are such, as to conceal in some degree the blemishes of the composition, or the matter delivered, and to add lustre to its beauties ; in so much, that a good composition, well delivered, shall, with any popular audience, succeed better in its ob ject, whether that be instruction, persuasion, or en. tertainment, than a superior composition not deliveted so well.

The modes adopted in public speaking are, read. ing, recitation, declamation, oratory, and acting. Of which, the three first are often practised for the purpose of exercise or preparation, as well as on real oco casions,

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Section 4. Erskine against Williams, publisher of Paine's

Age of Reason 258 Section 5. On the Character of a Judge Martin 257 Section 6. Burr and Blennerhasset

Wirt 253 Section 7. Erskine against Demosthenes

263 Section 8. Emmet's Vindication

266 Section 9. Griffin against Cheetham for a Libel. 269 Another part of the same Speech

275 Section 10. Cicero's Oration against Verres

278

CHAPTER III.

Eloquence of the Pulpit.

Section 1. Remarks on Pulpit Eloquence

283 Section 2. The Commandments

28T Section 3. Nathan's Parable

288 Section 4. Parable of the Prodigal Son

289 Section 5. The Atheist, his attainments, &c. Foster 290 Section 6. The Omnipresence of the Deity ib. 292 Section 7. The Liberty of Man and the Fore-Knowledge

of God Horsley 296 Section 8. Character and Government of God Mason 298 Section 9. Divinity of Jesus Christ

ib. 301 Section 10. Sufferings of our Saviour

Jay 305 Section 11. Pure religion and genuine devotion Fawcet 308 Section 12. Transition from Time to Eternity Logan 310 Section 13. Early Piety

ib. 311 Section 14. Devotion a source of Happiness Blair 313 Section 15. Reflections on God as our Creator Fawcet 315 Section 16. Triumph of Life and Death Zolicofer 319 Section 17. Domestic Happiness

Jay 324 Section 18. On Patience

ib. 327 Section 19. Christianity a Practical Principle

Hannah Moore 330

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GHAPTER IV.

Select Speeches.

Section 1. On Prejudice
Section 2. Disquisition on Patriotism
Section 3. Burke's Eulogy on his Son

Dexter 335

337 339

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The importance and blessings of Union Jay 341 Section 4. Danger of War between the States

Hamilton 343 Section 5. Subject continued

ib. 345 Section 6. Character of Moses

Dwight 348 Section 7. The Force of Talents

352 8. Washington's speech to the first Congress 354 Section 9. Extracts from Washington's Farewell 357

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Section 1. Verses, the sound of which is an Echo to the Sense

363 Section 2. Othello's Apology

Shakspeare 365 Section 3. Discourse between Adam and Eve Milton 367

CHAPTER II.

Didactic Pieces.

Section 1. Nothing formed in Vain Thompson 370 Section 2. National Prejudices and Slavery Cowper 371 Section 3. Reflections on a Future State Thompson 372 Section 4. On Versification

Pope 373 Section 5. On Pride

ib. 375

OHAPTER III.

Descriptive Pieces.

Section 1. The Morning in Summer Thompson 376 Section 2. The Sabbath Morning

Sabbath 377 Section 3. A Paraphrase on 13th. eh. of 1st. Corinth. 378 Section 4. An Improved Imagination, &c. Akenside 380

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