Principles of Elocution: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and Exercises, on Pronunciation, Pauses, Inflections, Accent, and Emphasis; Also Copious Extracts in Prose and Poetry, Calculated to Assist the Teacher, and to Improve the Pupil in Reading and Recitation (Google eBook)

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Oliver & Boyd, 1819 - Elocution - 436 pages
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Contents

Transposition of Accent
67
Double Emphasis
73
RHETORICAL PAUSES
79
Words in Opposition Rule XIV
85
The Interview of Rasselas c with the Hermit
89
On the Improvement of Time
91
The Hill of Science
93
Patience Recommended
95
The Planetary and Terrestrial Worlds
96
The Italian Or era
98
Westminster Abbey
101
On Consistency in Behaviour
103
Interview between an Old Major and a Young Officer
105
On Religion
106
Remarks on the Swiftness of Time
107
On Public Preaching
109
How a Modern Lady of Fashion Disposes of her Time
110
17 On Pronunciation or Delivery
113
Discontent the common Lot of all Mankind
114
19 The Funeral of Mr Betterton
117
The Folly of misspending Time
119
The Vision of Sir Isaac Bickerstaff
120
Youth and Old Age
122
The Poor weep unheeded
123
The Story of a Disabled Soldier
124
The Business and Qualifications of a Poet
128
Remarks on some of the best Poets
130
On the Iliad of Homer
133
On the Odyssey of Homer
134
On the Beauties of Virgil
135
On the comparative Merit of Homer and Virgil
136
On Human Grandeur
137
Ethelgar A Saxon Poem
138
Kenrick Translated from the Saxon 141
141
Hard Words Defended
143
The Difficulty of Conquering Habit
146
On Cruelty to inferior Animals
147
Effects of Sympathy in the Distresses of Others
149
On the Love of Life
150
On the Dignity of Human Nature
151
Fame a commendable Passion
152
The present Life to be considered only as it may conduce to the Happiness of a future one
154
Luxury and Avarice
156
The Impudent and the Absurd
159
On Grieving for the Dead
160
On Remorse
162
On the Increased Love of Life with Age
164
Asem An Eastern Tale
165
On the English Clergy and Popular Preachers 167
167
On Universal Benevolence
169
On the Advantages of a well cultivated Mind
173
On the Formation of Language
176
On the Sublime in Writing
179
HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL EXTRACTS 1 Our natural Fondness for History and its true Use
183
On Biography
184
S Character of Queen Elizabeth
186
Character of Mr Pitt
188
The Siege of Quebec and the Deaffi of General Wolfe
189
The Character of Julius Caesar
191
The Character of Cato
192
A Comparison of Ceesar with Cato r
193
The Character of Hannibal
194
The Character of Mary Queen of Scots
195
PATHETIC PIECES 1 Reyno and Alpin
197
On Military Glory
198
The Dead Ass
199
Maria Part 1
201
Maria Part II
203
SPECIMENS OF PULPIT ELOQUENCE 1 True Pleasure Denned 205
205
Keligion never to be treated with Levity
206
The Condition of the Wicked
207
Religious Knowledge a Source of Consolation
209
i On the Enlargement of our Intellectual Powers
211
On a Future State
213
On the Works and Attributes of the Almighty
214
On the Beauties of Nature
215
Obedience to the Commandments of God will be rewarded216
216
The Birth of the Saviour announced
217
The Truth frees us from the Slavish Fear of Death
218
On the Hope of Immortality
219
The Departed Spirits of the Just are Spectators of our Conduct on Earth
220
The Death of Christ
222
17 On the General Fast 1803
223
The Promises of Religion to the Young
225
On Autumn
227
Funeral Eulogium on Dr Franklin
229
General Wolfe to his Army
230
Speech of Mr Horace Walpole
231
Mr Pitts Reply
232
Lord Lyttletons Speech on the Repeal of the Act called the Jew Bill
234
Sir John St Aubins Speech for Repealing the Septennial Act
236
Sir Robert Walpoles Reply
238
Mr Pultneys Speech on the Motion for Reducing the Army
240
Speech of Lord Chatham
243
Speech of the Earl of Chesterfield
246
The Speech of a Roman Officer to his Soldiers
251
Speech of Charidemus to Darius
252
The Scythian Ambassadors to Alexander
253
The Beginning of the first Philippic of Demosthenes
256
Hannibal to his Soldiers
259
Scipio to the Roman Army
261
POETRY Rules for Reading Verse
265
On Scanning
268
The Patriot
269
The Moral Change Anticipated by Hope
279
The Anticipations of Hope
281
The Influence of Hope at thvClose of Life
282
On the Efiects of Time and Change
283
On True Dignity
284
17 Fox and Pitt
285
The first two Verses of Marmion
286
Song from the Lady of the Lake
287
On the Arrival of the British Array in Portugal
288
From the Bride of Abydos
289
On Ancient Greece
290
Sarpedon to Glaucus
291
Alexander the Great
292
Lines written on visiting a Scene in Argyleshire
293
Part of a Poem on the Fear of God
294
A Ladys salutation to her Garden in the Country
295
A Thought on Eternity
296
Davids Trust in God
297
The Day of Judgment
298
The Benedicite Paraphrased
300
The Crow and the other Birds
301
The two Owls and the Sparrow
302
36 Courage in Poverty
303
Epilogue by Mr Garrick
305
Awful Description of the Deities engaged in Combat
306
Harmony of Expression
307
On Man
308
Universal Order
310
SelfKnowledge
311
Vice and Virtue
312
On the Plain of Marathon
313
On the present State of Athens
314
The Lyre
316
The Battle of Vittoria 318
318
The Aspect of Greece
320
A Ship Sinking
321
Battle of the Baltic
323
The Fate of Macgregor
325
The Temple of Fame
328
From the Field of Waterloo
337
BLANK VERSE 1 Against Suicide
339
Various Modes of Punishment
340
The Ideas of the Divine Mind c 341
341
On Slavery
342
That Philosophy which stops at Secondary Causes
343
The Good Preacher and the Clerical Coxcomb
345
Cardinal Wolseys Speech to Cromwell
346
A Seatonian Prize Poem
348
On the Importance of Time to Man
350
On Death
351
On the Being of a God
353
On the Wonders of Redemption
354
Lochiels Warning
356
Vanoc and Valens
358
Corin and Emmas Hospitality
361
Coriolanus and Aufidius
363
Lady Randolph and Douglas
366
Albertos Exculpation
368
Alfred and Devon
371
The Quarrel of Brutus and Cassius
372
Orestes delivering his Embassy to Pyrrhus
376
Glenalvon and Norval
378
Hector and Andromache
381
Catos Senate
382
Speech of Henry V at the Siege of Harfleur
385
Marcelluss Speech to the Mob
386
Richmond encouraging his Soldiers
387
Henry V s Speech at Agincourt
388
Speech of Edward the Black Prince
389
How Douglas learned the Art of War
390
Othellos Apology
392
Cassius against Ctesar
393
Alfreds Address to the Saxon Troops
395
Leonidas offering to defend the Pass of Thermopyke
396
Oration in Praise of Coriolanus
397
The Old English Lion
398
The Passions
399
Alexanders Feast
402
Speech of Rolla
405
proved 343
406
Osmonds Dream
407
Hamlets Advice to the Players 9
409
SOLILOQUIES Page 1 Lady Randolphs Soliloquy
410
Catos Soliloquy on the Immortality of the Soul
411
Hamlets Soliloquy on Death
412
Hamlets Soliloquy on his Mothers Marriage
413
Macbeths Soliloquy before murdering Duncan
414
COMIC EXTRACTS 1 Prologue to the Farce of the Apprentice 2 Contest between the Nose and the Eyes
415
Lodgings for Single Gentlemen
416
Toby Tosspot
418
The Chameleon
420
The Newcastle Apothecary
421
THE PASSIONS 1 Cheerfulness
425
Raillery
426
Love
427
Pity
428
Hatred
429
Revenge
430
Fear and Terror
431
Remorse
432
Surprise
433
Pride
434
Boasting
435
Malice
436

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