Lessons in elocution: or, a selection of pieces in prose and verse for the improvement of youth in reading and speaking. To which are prefixed elements of gesture...Also an appendix containing lessons on a new plan (Google eBook)

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C. Ewer & T. Bedlington, 1823 - Elocution - 372 pages
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Contents

The sick lion the fox and the wolf ibid
59
Dishonesty punished Kantt Hints ib 12 The picture ibid
60
The two bees Dodslctfs Fabkt ib 14 Beauty and deformity PerciraPs Tales
61
Remarkable instance of friendship Art of Speaking
62
Dionysius and Damocles ibid ib 17 Character of Catiline Sallusl
63
Avarice and luxury Spectator
64
Hercules choice Tattler
65
Will Honeycombs Spectator Spectator
67
On good breeding Chesterfield
70
Address to a young student Knox
73
Advantages of and motives to cheerfulness Spectator
75
SECTION II
79
Respect due to old age Spectator ib 3 Piety to God recommended to the young Blair GO 4 Modesty and docility ibid
81
Sincerity ibid ib 6 Benevolence and humanity ibid
82
Industry and application ibid
83
Proper employment of time ibid
84
The true patriot Art of Tfiinking
85
Needlework recommended to the ladies ibid
88
On pride Guardian
90
Journal of the life of Alexander Severus Gibbon
92
On mispent time Guardian
94
Character of Francis I Robertson
97
The supper and grace Slerne
100
Rustic felicity ibid
102
House of mourning ibid ib SECTION III
104
Impertinence in discourse Theophraslus ib 3 Character of Addison as a writer Johnson
105
Pleasure and pain Spectator
106
Sir Roger de Coverlya family ibid
108
The folly of inconsistent expectations lit ken
110
Description of the vale of Keswick in Cumberland Brown
112
Pity an Allegory Milken
115
On public speaking ibid
118
Advantages of history Hume
120
On the immortality of the soul Spectator isa 13 The combat of the Horatii and the Curiatii Liny
124
On the power of custom Spectator
126
On pedantry Mirror
128
The journey of a daya picture of human life Rambler
130
SECTION IV
133
Reflections in Westminster Abbey Spectator
134
The character of Mary queen of Scots Robertson
137
The character of queen Elizabeth Hume
140
Importance of virtue Price
143
Address to art Harris
144
Flattery Tlieophraslus
146
The absent man i Spectator
147
The Monk Sterne
148
On the headdress of the ladies Spectator
150
On the present and future state ibid
153
Uncle Tobys benevolence Slerne
155
SECTION V
160
On grace in Writing Fitesboraes Letters 1G0 2 On the structure of animals Spectator
161
On natural and fantastical pleasures Guardian
164
The folly and madness of ambition illustiiited World
168
Battle of Pharsalia and the death of Pompey Goldsmith
171
Character of king Alfred Hume
176
Awkwardness in company Chesterfield
177
Virtue mans highest interest Harris ib 9 On the pleasure arising from objects of sight Spectator
179
Liberty and slavery Sterne
181
The toilet ibid
198
The hermit Parnstl ib 9 On the death of Mrs Mason Mason
203
Extract from the temple of fame Pope ib 11 A panegyric on Great Britain Thomson
205
Hymn to the Deity on the seasons of the year ibid
207
SECTION VII
210
On the order of nature PPC
211
Description of a country alehouse Goldsmith
212
Character of a country schoolmaster ibid ib 5 Story of Palemon and Lavinia Thomson
213
Celadon and Amelia ibid
216
Description of Mab queen of the Faries Shakespeare
217
On the existence of a Deity Young ib 9 Ev ening in Paradise described Milton
218
Elegy written in a country churchyard Gray
220
Scipio restoring the captive lady to her lover Thomson
222
Humorous complaint to Dr Arbuthnot of the impertinence of scribblers Pope 324
224
Hymn to adversity Gray
225
The passionsAn ode Collins
226
SECTION VIII
228
LAllegro or the merry man ibid
229
On the pursuits of mankind Pope
231
Adam and Eves morning hymn Milton
233
Parting of Hector and Andromache Homer
234
Facetious history of John Gilpin Cowper
237
The creatitfof the world Milton
242
Overthrow of the rebel angels ibid
243
Alexanders feast or the power of music Dryden
244
Eloquence of the JJulptt
247
Lord Mansfield
264
Pleadings of Cicero against Verres
271
Hannibal to Scipio Afiicanus ibid
277
Hannibal to the Carthagenian army ibid
285
Junius Brutus over the dead body of Lucretia ibid
292
Jupiter to the inferior deities Homer
298
Belcour and Stockwell Wett Indian
306
Boniface and Aimwell Beaux Stratagem
311
Lovegold and Lappet Mint
313
Cardinal Woltey and Cromwell Henry VIII
317
Sir Charles and Lady Racket Three Weeks after Marriage
320
Brutus and Cassius Shakespeares Julius Catar
323
n SPEECHES AND SOLILOQUIES 1 Hamlets advice to the players Tragedy of Hamlet
326
Douglas account of himself Tragedy of Douglas
327
the hermit ibid
328
Sempronius speech for war Tragedy of Calo ib 5 Lucius speech for peace ibid
329
Hotspurs account of the fop 1 Henry the IV ib 7 soliloquy on the contents of a letter ibid
330
Othellos apology for his marriage Tragedy of Othello
331
Henry IVs soliloquy on sleep 2 Henry the IV
332
Soliloquy of Hamlets uncle on the murder of hi brother Tragedy of Hamlet
333
Soliloquy of Hamlet on death ibid
334
FalstaifTs encomiums on rack 2 Henry the IV
335
Prologue to the tragedy of Cato Ppt ib 15 Catos soliloquy on the immortality of the soul Tragedy of Cato
336
Lady Randolphs soliloquy Tragedy of Douglas
337
before the battle of Agincourt ibid
338
Soliloquy of Dick the apprentice Farce of the apprentice
339
Cassius instigating Brutus to join the conspiracy against Csesar Tragedy of Julius Caisar
340
Brutusharangue on the death of Csesar ibid
341
Antonys oration over Caesars body ibid
342
Falstaffs soliloquy on honour Henry IV
344
APPENDIXContaining concise lemons on a new plan
361
of Greek and Latin names ibid
365

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