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So all was clear'd, and to the field they haste. But first from under shady arborous roof, Soon as they forth were come to open sight Of day-spring, and the sun, who, scarce uprisen, With wheels yet hovering o'er the ocean brim, Shot parallel to the earth his dewey ray, Discovering in wide landscape all the east Of Paradise and Eden’s happy plains, Lowly they bow’d adoring, and began Their orisons, each morning duly paid In various style; for neither various style Nor holy rapture wanted they to praise Their Maker, in fit strains pronounc'd, or sung Unmeditated; such prompt eloquence Flow’d from their lips, in prose or numerous verse; More tuneable than needed lute or harp To add more sweetness.

LOWE.

AND said I that my limbs were old,
And said I that my blood was cold,
And that my kindly fire was fled,
And my poor withered heart was dead,
And that I might not sing of love 2
How could I to the dearest theme
That ever warmed a minstrel's dream,
So foul, so false a recreant prove!
How could I name love's very name,
Nor wake my heart to notes of flame!

In peace, Love tunes the shepherd's reed;
In war, he mounts the warrior's steed;
In halls, in gay attire is seen;
In hamlet’s dances on the green.
Love rules the court, the camp, the grove,
And men below, and saints above;
For love is heaven, and heaven is love.

CONTENTS.

Preface, ......................... • * * * * * * * * * - - - - - - - - - - -
Essay on Elocution, ......................... - - - - - - - - - -
Termination of the Essay, .......... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Remarks on reading Prose, Verse, and blank Verse,.........
Suggestions to Instructors of the Art of Elocution, .........
Select Sentences, ........ .......... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

CAUSES OF BAD READING AND SPEAKING,

Too slightly sounding the accented Vowels, ........ . Dwyer.
Too slightly sounding the unaccented Vowels,.........Ibid.
Wavering pronounciation of the Vowels under the secondary

accent, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ibid. The liquid sound of K, C, or G hard, before the Vowels

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A and I, ........ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - .............Ibid. The suppressing the sound of the final consonants,.....Ibid. The sounds of the letter R, .............. ...........Ibid. Pronouncing S, indistinctly after St, ........ ........ Ibid. Not sounding the H where it ought to be sounded, and

the reverse, .......... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ibid.

Improper pronounciation of the words for, from and by,. Ibid.
Tribute of respect to the Memory of Noah Webster,....Ibid.
Observations on the pronounciation of certain words
frequently mistaken in reading or speaking, ...... Ibid.
When you is to be pronounced like ye, and my like me, . Ibid.
On the pronoun my, .................... ...........Ibid.
When of, for, from and by, are to have a long, and when a
short sound,.............. . . . . . . . ............. Ibid.

How to pronounce the possessive pronoun thy,........Ibid.
How to pronounce the adjective possessive pronoun,

mine, ...... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ............ Ibid.
Improper and indistinct pronounciation of the word, not,. Ibid.
Improper pronounciation of the terminating ing, ...... Ibid.
Improper pronounciation of the word to...............Ibid.

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ELOQUENCE OF RELIGION.

The Saviour's Sermon on the Mount, ........... - - - - - - - - - 69

I. Corinthians, XV. Chapter, ..... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 75

Paul's Defence before Agrippa,....... - - - - - - - - - - - - - . . . . . . . 78

Extract from the XIV. Chapter of Job, ............ ....... 80

Character of a Christian Mother, ... By Rev. W. B. Kirwan. 81

Character of a Christian Wife,..... - - - - - - - - - - - ....... Ibid. 82

Character of a Libertine,..... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..... Ibid. 83

The Miser,............................. ........... Ibid. 85

Advice to parents,......... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ibid. 86

ELOQUENCE OF THE BAR.
The Cause of the King against the Honourable Mr. Justice
Johnson,.................................. Curran.

Finerty's Trial,..... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ibid. 102

Rowan's Trial,...... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........... ... Ibid. 107

ELOQUENCE OF POPULAR ASSEMBLIES.

Speech of Patrick Henry, in 1775............. - - - - - - ..... 116

Declaration of Independence, ............ ....... Jefferson. 120

Washington's Farewell Address to the People of the United

States, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - - . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

Extract from an Oration, delivered in the New-York Forum,

April, 1821,.................... ............ Dwyer. 143

Lord Chatham's Speech against arming the Savages, in 1778, 145

On Slander, ........ e - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Griffin. 146

Rolla's Address, ..... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ... .... Sheridan. 148

Brutus' Harangue on the death of Caesar, ..... Shakspeare. 149

Antony's Oration over Caesar's Body,................. Ibid. 150

Eulogy pronounced at the city of Washington, October 19,

1826, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wirt. 152

Description of Gen. Conway's situation on the Repeal of the

American Stamp Act,.................. ... ... Burke. 170

Description of Junius,............................... Ibid. 171

Lamentation for the loss of his Son,....... - - - - - - - - - - . Ibid. 172

Character of Mr. Fox, in support of his India Bill,..... Ibid. 173

Character of Lord Chatham,....... * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Grattan. 175

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SUBJECTS DESCRIPTIVE AND MISCELLANEOUS.

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The Forum, ............ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ibid.

The Thermae, or the Baths of Caracalla, .............. Ibid.

The Pantheon, ................... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ibid.

St. Peters, ..... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ibid

Description of AEtna, ........ ........... . .... Brydone.

Snowdon, ................. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - .... Bucke.

The Ocean, .................. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ibid.

The Vale of Tempe, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... Ibid.

POETIC PIECES.

Time, .................. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - S. Osborne.

Buriai of Sir John Moore, ... . . . . . ....... Rev. D. Wolfe.

The Sailor Boy's Dream, ................. W. W. Dimond.

Angling, ... . . . . . . . . . . . ... - - - - - - - - - - - - Alfred B. Street.

The Country Clergyman, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Goldsmith.

Marco Bozzaris, ........... - - - - - - - - - - - - - Fitz G. Halleck.

The American Flag, ........ . . . . . . . . . Sir J. De Laurence.

Interview between Fitz-James and the Lady of the

Lake,...... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - . Scott

Quarrel between Roderick Dhu and Fitz-James, ...... Ibid.

Winter in Copenhagen, ........................ Phillips.

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Sacking of Prague, ..... ................ ..... Campbell.
The Pilot, ..................................... Ibid.
On Woman, ... . . . . . . . . . . . .- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ibid.
The Sceptic, ............ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ibid.
The Rose of the Wilderness, ....................... Ibid.
The Last Man, ............ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ibid.
The Rainbow, ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ibid.
The Sacrifice of Abraham, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N. P. Willis.
The Night before and Battle of Waterloo, .......... Byron.
Lines Addressed to a Skull, ........................ Ibid
A Storm at Night amid the Alps, ................... Ibid
Cataract of Velino, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ibid.
Venice, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ibid.
Rome, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ibid.
The Ocean, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ibid.
Greece, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ibid
The Corse, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ibid.
Paradise and the Peri, ....... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Moore

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Adam's description of first finding himself on Earth, . Milton.
Description of Eve's first finding herself on Earth, .... Ibid.
Eve's unquiet Dream, .......... ................... Ibid.
Love, ....... . . . . • * - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Scott.

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