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THE

AMERICAN ORATOR;

OR,

GElegant <2Ertract*f in protfe ana pjetrg; ,

Comprehending a Diversity of

ORATORICAL SPECIMENS,

OF THE

ELOQUENCE OF POPULAR ASSEMBLIES,
OF THE BAR, OF THE PULPIT, &c.

Principally intended for the
USE OF SCHOOLS AND ACADEMIES.
To which are prefixed,
A DISSERTATION

ON

ORATORICAL DELIVERY

AND THE

OUTLINES OF GESTURE.

M . ..4 .r-'-M . •

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'There it it much eloquence in the Tent of Voice. in the lout. and in the Getlure of at
-t Orator, at in the Vie of hit tTordi.'

BY INCREASE COOKE.^-

SIDHF.r'S PRESS.
FOB INCREASE COOKE AND CO. BOOK-SELLERS, CHURCH-
. W STREET, NEVV-HAVEN.

iv - 1811.

District of Connecticut, to wit.' "*

13 E it remembered, That on the nineteenth day of October, in the thirty-sixth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Increase Cooke, of the said District, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit, "The American Orator, or elegant extracts in prose and poetry, comprehending a diversity of oratorical specimens of the eloquence of popular assemblies, of the bar, of the pulpit, &c. principally intended for the use of schools and academies. To which are prefixed a dissertation on oratorical delivery, and the outlines of gesture.—

Jiy Increase Cooke There is as much eloquence in the

tone of voice, in the look, and in the gesture of an orator,

as in the use oi his words." In conformity to the act

of the Congress of the United States, entitled, " An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned.'1

HENRY W. EDWARDS, Clerk of the
District of Connecticut.

A true copy of record, examined and sealed by me,
H. W. EDWARDS, Clerk oftlie
District of Connecticut.

The reader is dtiired to correct the following errori, Tir.
Page 6l. line llfrom top, for tone read time.

181, 4 for is read in. , V ] V .' f

I for moon. r.'ad morn.

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