Lessons in elocution: or, A selection of pieces in prose and verse, for the improvement of youth in reading and speaking (Google eBook)

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I. Hill, 1817 - Elocution - 407 pages
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Contents

Dionysius and Damocles ib
69
Character of Cataline Sallust
70
Avarice and Luxury Spectator
71
Hercules choice Tattler
72
Will Honeycombs Spectator Spectator
75
On good breeding Chesterfield
78
Address to a young student Knox
81
Advantages of and motives tocheerfulness Spectator
84
The bad reader PercivaPs Tales
89
Respect due to old age Spectator
90
Piety to God recommended to the young Blair ib 4 Modesty and docility ib
91
Sincerity r ib
92
Benevolence and humanity ib
93
Industry and application ib
94
Proper employment of time ib
95
The true patriot Art of Thinking
96
On contentment Spectator
97
Needlework recommended to the ladies ib
100
On pride Guardian
102
Journal b the life of Alexander Severus Gibbon
104
Character of Julius Cesar JYIiddlelon
105
On misspent time Guardian
106
Character of Francis I Robertson
110
The sapper and grace Sterne
113
Rustic felicity ib
115
House of mourning ib
116
SECTIONIII
119
Impertinence in discourse Theophrastus ib 3 Character of Addison as a writer Johnson
120
Pleasure and Pain Spectator
121
Sir Roger de Coverlyt family ib
123
The folly of inconsistent expectations Aitkin
126
Description of the vale of Keswick in Cumberland Broun
128
Pity an allegory Mlcin
131
Advantages of commerce Spectator
134
On public speaking ib
135
Advantages of history Hume
136
On the immortality of the soul Spectator
139
The combat of the Horatii and the Curiatii Livy
141
On the power of custom Spectator
144
On pedantry Mirror
146
The journey of a day a picture of human life Rambler
148
SECTION IV
153
Reflections in Westminster abbey Spectator
154
The character f Mary queen of Scots Robertson
156
The character of queen Elizabeth Hume
158
Charles Vs resignation ofhis dominions Robertson
160
Importance of virtue Price
164
Address to art Harris
165
Flattery Tkeophrastus
167
The absent man Spectator
168
The Monk Sterne
170
On the head dress of the ladies Spectator 372
175
Uncle Tobys benevolence Sterne
178
Story of the siege of Calais Fool of Quality
179
SECTION V
184
On the structure of animals Spectator
185
On natural and fantastical pleasures Guardian 19
193
SECTION VI
221
Ode to Leaven Water Smollet
222
Ode from the 19th psalm Spectator
223
Rural charms Goldsmith ib 5 The painter who pleased nobody and every body Gay
224
Diversity in the human character Pope
226
The toilet ib
227
The hermit Parnel ib 9 On the death of Mrs Mason Mason
232
Extract from the temple of fame Pope
233
A panegyric on Great Britain Thomson
234
Hymn to the Deity on the seasons of the year J
237
Elegy written in a country church yard Gray
250
The PassionsAn ode Collins
256
On the pursuits of mankind Pope
262
The creation fif the world Milton 273
272
On doing as we would be done unto Jltterbury
280
SECTION II
293
ELOQUENCE OF THE BAR 1 Pleadings of Cicero against Verres
303
Cicero for Milo
306
Romulus to the people of Rome after building the city Hooke 313
310
Hannibal to Scipio Africanus ib 314
315
Cains Marius to the Romans Hooke
317
Publius Scipio to the Roman army ib
320
Hannibal to the Carthaginian army ib
322
Adherbal to the Roman senators Sallust
325
Canuleius to the Roman consuls Hooke
329
Junius Brutus over the dead body ef Lucretia ib
331
Demosthenes to the Athenians Lansdown
333
Jupiter to the inferior deities Homer
338
iEneas to queen Dido Virgil
339
Moloch to the infernal powers Milton
341
Speech of Belial advising peace ib
342
SECTION V
344
Lady Townly and Lady Grace Provoked Husband
346
Priuli and Jaffier Venice Preserved
351
Boniface and Aimwcll Beaux Stratagem
353
Lovegold and Lappet Miser
355
Cardinal Wolsey and Cromwell Henry Fill
359
Brutus and Cassius Shakespeares Julius Cesar
366
Speeches and Soliloquies 1 Hamlets advice to the players Tragedy of Hamlet
369
Douglas aecount of himself Tragedy of Douglas
370
the hermit ib
371
Sempronius speech for war Tragedy of Cato
372
soliloquy on the contents of a letter ib
373
Othellos apology for his marriage Tragedy of Othello
374
Henry IVs soliloquy on sleep 2 Henry IK
375
Bobadils method of defeating an army Every man in his humor
376
Soliloquy ef Hamlets uncle on the nmrder of his brother Tragedy of Hamlet
377
Soliloquy of Hamlet on death ib
378
Falstaff s encomiums on sack 2 Henry IK ib 14 Prologue to the Tragedy of Cato Pope
379
Catos soliloquy on the immortality of the soul Tragedy of Cato
380
Speech of Henry V at the siege of Harfleur Shakespeares Henry K
381
before the battle of Agincourt ib
382
Soliloquy of Dick the apprentice Farce the Apprentiu ib 20 Cassius instigating Brutus to join the conspiracy against Cesar Tragedy of Julius Cesar
383
Brutus harrangue on the death of Cesar ib
385
Antonys oration over Cesars body ib ib 23 Falstaffs soliloquy on honor Henry IK
388
The world compared to a stage Jls you like it
389
APPENDIXContaining concise lessons on a new plan
390

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Page 371 - She'd come again, and with a greedy ear Devour up my discourse. Which I observing, Took once a pliant hour; and found good means To draw from her a prayer of earnest heart, That I would all my pilgrimage dilate...
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Page 222 - The sober herd that low'd to meet their young ; The noisy geese that gabbled o'er the pool, The playful children just let loose from school ; The watch-dog's voice, that bay'd the whispering wind, And the loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind ; These all in sweet confusion sought the shade, And fill'd each pause the nightingale had made.
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Page 255 - Orphean lyre, I sung of Chaos and eternal Night ; Taught by the heavenly muse to venture down The dark descent, and up to reascend, Though hard and rare : thee I revisit safe, And feel thy sovereign vital lamp ; but thou Revisitest not these eyes, that roll in vain To find thy piercing ray, and find no dawn ; So thick a drop serene hath quenched their orbs, Or dim suffusion veiled.
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