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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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 Know
81
Advantages of and motives to cheerfulness 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 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
Needle work recommended to the ladies ib
100
Ob pride Guardian
102
Journal 6f the life of Alexander Severus Gibbon
104
Character of Julius Cesar Middleton
105
On misspent time Guardian
106
Chancier of Francis I Robertson
110
The sapper and grace Sterne
113
IS Rustic felicity ib
115
House of mourning ib
116
SECTION III
119
Impertinence in discourse Jheophraslus ib 3 Character of Addison as a writer Johnson
120
Pleasure and Pain Spectator
121
Sir Roger de Coverls family ib
123
The folly of inconsistent expectations Aitkin
126
Description of the vale of Keswick in Cumberland Broun
128
Pity an allegory AnHn
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 JWirror
146
The journey of a day a picture of human life Rambler
148
SECTION IV
153
Reflections in Westminster abbey Spectator
154
The character Mary queen ef Scot Robertson
156
The character of queen iJizabeth Humt
158
Charles Vs resignation of bis dominions Rob rtson
160
Importance of virtue Price
164
Address to art Harris
165
Flattery Theophraslut
167
The absent man Spectator
168
The Monk Sternt 110
170
On the head dress of the ladies Spectator 472
175
Uncle Tobys benevolence Sterne
178
Story of the siege of Calais Fool of Quality
179
SECTION V
184
On the structure of animals Spictutor
185
Ou natural and fantastical pleas tires Guardian
189
The folly and madness of ambition illustrated World
193
Battle of Pharsalia and the death of Pornpey Goldsmith
197
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 tope
226
The toilet to 927
227
The hermit Parncl tb 9 On the death of Mrs Mason Mason gjjj
232
W Extract from the temple of fame Pope
233
A panegyric on Great Britaiu Thomson
234
ilyuin to the Deity on the seasons
237
Elegy written in a country church yard Gray
250
The PassionsAn ode Collins
256
the ear ib 237
262
The creation fif the world Milton
273
On doing as we would be done unto Jltterbury
280
On the death of Christ Blair 28
289
ELOQUENCE OF THE SENATE 1 Speech of the Earl of Chesterfield
293
Lord Mansfield
298
SECTION III
303
Cicero for Milo
306
Romulus to the people of Rome after building the city Hooke
310
Hannibal to Scipio Africanus ib
314
Scipios reply ib
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
Sir Charles and Lady Racket Three weeks aftermarriageii6 8 Brutus and Cassius Shakespeare s Julius Cesar
366
Speeches and Soliloquies 1 Hamlets advice to the players Tragedy of Hamlet
369
Douglas1 aecount of himself Tragedy of Douglas
370
the hermit ib
371
Sempronius speech for war Tragedy of Cato
372
soliloquy on he contents of a letter ib
373
Othellos apology for his marriage Tragedy of Othello 274
375
Bobadils method of defeating an army Every man in his humor
376
Soliloquy ef 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 sou Tragedy of Cato
380
Speech of Henry V at the siege of Harfleur Shakespearet Henry V
381
before the battle of Agincourt ib
382
Soliloquy of Dick the apprentice Farce the Jlpprentict ib 20 Cassius instigating Brutus to join the conspiracy against Cesar Tragedy of Julius Cesar
383
Brutusharrangue on the death of Cesar t
385
Antonys oration over Cesars body ib ib 23 Falstaffs soliloquy on houor 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 221 - Whilst all the stars that round her burn, And all the planets in their turn, Confirm the tidings as they roll, And spread the truth from pole to pole.
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...
Page 245 - Twilight gray had in her sober livery all things clad : Silence accompanied ; for Beast and Bird, they to their grassy couch, these to their nests, were slunk, — all but the wakeful nightingale; she, all night long, her amorous descant sung; Silence was pleased. Now...
Page 363 - All this? ay, more: Fret till your proud heart break; Go, show your slaves how choleric you are, And make your bondmen tremble.
Page 239 - Yet he was kind, or if severe in aught, The love he bore to learning was in fault...
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.
Page 238 - Lives through all life, extends through all extent, Spreads undivided, operates unspent: Breathes in our soul, informs our mortal part, As full, as perfect, in a hair as heart; As full, as perfect, in vile man that mourns, As the rapt seraph that adores and burns: To him no high, no low, no great, no small; He fills, he bounds, connects, and equals all.
Page 356 - Why, well : Never so truly happy, my good Cromwell. I know myself now ; and I feel within me A peace above all earthly dignities, A still and quiet conscience.
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.
Page 364 - There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats, For I am arm'd so strong in honesty That they pass by me as the idle wind, Which I respect not.

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