Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the Improvement of Youth in Reading and Speaking

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Isaiah Thomas, Jr., 1814 - Elocution - 407 pages
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Contents

The partial judge i
65
The sick lion the fox and the wolf i ib 11 Dishonesty punished Kanes hints
66
The picture i5 ib 13 The two bees Dodsleys Fables
67
Beauty and deformity Per civals Tales ib 15 Remarkable instance of friendship 4rt aſns
68
Dionysius and Damocles i
69
Character of Cataline Sallust
70
Avarice and Luxury Spectator
71
Hercules choice attler
72
Will Honeycombs Spectator Spectator
75
Qn good breeding Chesterfield
78
Address to a young student Knor
81
Advantages of and motives to cheerfulness Spectator
84
SECTION II
89
to God recommended to the young Blair
90
Modesty and docility
91
Sincerity b 6 Benevolence and humanity
93
Industry and application i 3 Proper employment of time ib
95
The true patriot Art of Thinking
96
Ol contentment Spectator 11 Needlework recommended to the Ladies
100
On pride Guardian
102
Journal of the life of Alexander Severus Gibbon
104
Character of Julius Cesar Jžiddleton
105
On mispent time Guardian 16 Character of Francis I Robertson
110
The supper and grace Sterne 18 Rustic felicity
115
The honor and advantage of a constant adherence to truth Percivals Tales
119
Page
121
Impertinence in discourse Theophrastis 3 Character of Aldison as a writer Johnson 4 Pieasure and pain r Spectator 5 Sir Roger de Coverlys family...
123
The folly of inconsistent expectations iitkin 7 Description of the vale of Keswick in Cumberland Brown
128
S Pity an allegory r ſlitkin 9 Adventages of commerce Spectator
133
On public speaking ? ib 11 Advantages of history IIume
136
On the immortality of the soul Spectator
139
The combat of the Horatii and the Curiatii Livy
141
On the power of custom Spectutor
144
On pedantry lirror
146
The journey of a day a picture of human life If ambler
148
The monk
170
On the present and a future state
178
Character of king Alfred
202
IO Liberty and slavery
208
The eant of criticism
220
Diversity in the human chara
226
Qn the death of Mrs Mason
232
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241
Elegy written in a country churchyard Gray
250
ELOQUENCE OF THE BAR 1 Pleadings of Cicero against Verres
303
Cicero for Milo
309
SPEECHES ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS 1 Romulus to the people of Rome after building the city Mooke
313
Hannibal to Scipio Africanus ib
314
Scipios reply ib
315
Calisthenes reproof of Cleons flattery to Alexander Q Curtius
316
Caius Marius to the Romans Hooke
317
Publius Scipio to the Roman army ib
320
Hannibal o the Carthagenian army ib
323
Adherbal to the Roman senators Sallust
325
Canuleius to the Roman consuls Hooke
329
Junius Brutus over the dead body of Lucretia ib
331
Demosthenes to the Athenians Lansdown
333
Jupiter to the inferior deities Homer
338
AEneas to queen Dido Virgil
339
Moloch to the infernal powers Milton
341
Speech of Belial advising peace i
342
Belcour and Stockwell WestIndian
344
Lady Townly and Lady Grace Provoked Husband
346
Priuli and Jaffier Venice Preserved
351
Boniface and Aimwell Beaua Stratugem
353
Lovegold and Lappet JMiser
355
Sir Charles and Lady Racket Three weeks after marriage
362
Brutus and Cassius Shakespeares Julius Cesar
366
SPEEcHEs AND Soliloquies 1 Hamlets advice to the players Tragedy of Haislet
369
Douglas account of himself Tragedy of Douglas
370
the hermit i
371
Sempronius speech for war Tragedy of Cato
372
soliloquy on the contents of a letter iff
373
Othellos apology for his marriage Tragedy of Othello
374
Henry IVs soliloquy ou sleep 2 Henry IV
375
Bobadils method of defeating an army Every mun in his humor
376
Soliloquy of Hamlets uncle on the murder of his brother Tragedy of Hamlet
377
Soliloquy of Hamlet on death ib
378
Falstaffs encomiums on sack 2 Henry IV ib 14 Prologue to the Tragedy of Cato Pope
379
Catos soliloquy on the immortality of the soul Tragedy of Cato
380
Harfleur Shakespeares Henry V
381
before the battle of Agincourt
382
Cassius instigating Brutus to join the conspiracy against Cesar Tragedy of Julius Cesar
383
Brutus harrangue on the death of Cesar ib
385
Falstaffs soliloquy on honor Henry IV
388
The world compared to a stage As you like it
389
APPENDIXContaining concise lessons on a new plan
390
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Page 258 - Haste thee, nymph, and bring with* thee Jest and youthful Jollity. Quips and cranks, and wanton wiles, Nods and becks, and wreathed smiles, Such as hang on Hebe's cheek, And love to live in dimple sleek; Sport that wrinkled Care derides, And Laughter holding both his sides.
Page 379 - And you, good yeomen, Whose limbs were made in England, show us here The mettle of your pasture; let us swear That you are worth your breeding : which I doubt not; For there is none of you so mean and base, That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
Page 384 - Yet Brutus says he was ambitious; And, sure, he is an honourable man. I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke, But here I am to speak what I do know. You all did love him once, not without cause; What cause withholds you then to mourn for him ? O judgment, thou art fled to brutish beasts, And men have lost their reason! — Bear with me; My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar, And I must pause, till it come back to me.
Page 378 - The wide, the unbounded prospect lies before me : But shadows, clouds, and darkness, rest upon it. Here will I hold. If there's a power above us (And that there is, all Nature cries aloud Through all her works), he must delight in virtue ; And that which he delights in must be happy.
Page 247 - With charm of earliest birds; pleasant the sun, When first on this delightful land he spreads His orient beams, on herb, tree, fruit, and flower, Glistering with dew; fragrant the fertile earth After soft showers; and sweet the coming on Of grateful evening" mild; then silent night With this her solemn bird, and this fair moon, And these the gems of heaven, her starry train...
Page 382 - Caesar carelessly but nod on him. He had a fever when he was in Spain ; And, when the fit was on him, I did mark How he did shake : 'tis true, this god did shake : His coward lips did from their color fly ; And that same eye, whose bend doth awe the world, Did lose his lustre.
Page 373 - My story being done, She gave me for my pains a world of sighs: She swore, in faith, twas strange, 'twas passing strange, Twas pitiful, 'twas wondrous pitiful: She wish'd she had not heard it, yet she wish'd That heaven had made her such a man...
Page 382 - Why should that name be sounded more than yours? Write them together, yours is as fair a name; Sound them, it doth become the mouth as well; Weigh them, it is as heavy; conjure with 'em, Brutus will start a spirit as soon as Caesar.
Page 391 - True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, \ As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. \ Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an Echo to the sense...
Page 370 - My liege, I did deny no prisoners. But, I remember, when the fight was done, When I was dry with rage, and extreme toil, Breathless and faint, leaning upon my sword, Came there a certain lord, neat, trimly...

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