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ib.

122

14. Character of Julius Cæsar, . • . Middleton,

15. On mispent time,

Guardian, 94

16. Character of Francis I. -

Robertson,

97

19. The supper and grace, '-

Sterne,

100

18. Rustic felicity,

ibid.

102

19. House of mourning, - - . .. ibid.

SECTION III.

1. The honour and advantage of a constant

adherence to truth, .. .

Percival's Tales, 104

2. Impertinence in discourse, . . . Theophrastus,

3. Character of Addison as a writer, - - Johnson,

105

4. Pleasure and pain, - - .

Spectator, 106

5. Sir Roger de Coverly's family, ... . ibid.

108

6. The folly of inconsistent expectations,

Aitken,

110

7. Description of the vale of Keswick, in

-Cumberland, .. ..

Brown,

112

8. Pity, an Allegory,

u Allegory, -

Aitken,

115

9. Advantages of commerce,

.. Spectator, 116

10. On public speaking,

* ibid. 118

11. Advantages of history,

Hume, 120

12. On the immortality of the soul,

Spectator,

13. The combat of the Horatii and the

Curiatii, .

Lidy,

124

14. On the power of custom,

Spectator, 126

15. On pedantry, -

Mirror, 128

16 The journey of a day-a picture of

human life, I . - .

Rambler, 130

SECTION IV.

1. Description of the amphitheatre of Titus,

Gibbon,

133

2. Reflections in Westminster Abbey, - . Spectator, 134

3. The character of Mary queen of Scots, - Robertson, 137

4. The character of queen Elizabeth, .'.

Hume,

138

5. Charles V's resignation of his dominions, - Robertson, 140

6. Importance of virtue, . - - :

Price,

7. Address to art,

· Hurris,

& Flattery,

· · · · · Theophrastus, 146

9. The absent man,

- Spectator, 147

10. The Monk,

-

- Sterne, 148

11, On the head-dress of the ladies, • - - Spectator, 150

12. On the present and future state, .. - - ibid. 153

13. Uncle Toby's benevolence, .

- Sterne, 155

14. Story of the siege of Calais, - - - Fool of quality, 156

SECTION V...

1. On grace in writing, . . • Fitzsborne's Letters, 160

2. On the structure of animals, . . - Spectator, 161

3. On natural and fantastical pleasures, . Guardian,

164

4. The folly and madness of ambition illustrated, World,

168

5. Battle of Pharsalia and the death of Pompey,' Goldsmith,

6. Character of king Alfred,

Hume,

176

71

ibid.

Sterne,

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- Merrick, 210

Pope, 211

Goldsmith, 212

ibid.
Thomson, 213

ibid. 216
Shakespeare, 217

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Milton, 218

. Gray, 220

Thomson, 222

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PART II.-LESSONS IN SPEAKING.

SECTION 1.

Eloquence of the Pulpit.

Page.

1. On truth and integrity, - ..

Tillotson, 247

2. On doing as we would be done unto, o Atterbury, 249

3. On benevolence and charity,

251

4. On happiness,

. :

. Sterne 253

5. On the death of Christ, - - . . Blair, 256

SECTION II.

Eloquence of the Senate.

1. Speech of the Earl of Chesterfield, . . . . 259

2.

Lord Mansfield, - -

SECTION III.

Eloquence of the Bar.

1. Pleadings of Cicero against Verres, : . •

268

2. Cicero for Milo,

SECTION IV.

Sperches on Various Subjects.

1. Romulus to the people of Rome, after building

the city,

. . . . . Hooke, 276

2. Hannibal to Scipio Africanus, - - . . ibid.

3. Scipio's reply,

. . ibid. 278

4. Calisthenes' reproof of Cleon's flattery to

Alexander, .

. Q. Curtis, 279

5. Caius Marius to the Romans, . . - Hooke, 280

6. Publius Scipio to the Roman army, - - ibid. 282

7. Hannibal to the Carthagenian army, -' . ibid. 285

8. Adherbal to the Roman senators, • - Sallust, 287

9. Canuleius to the Roman consuls, o

Hooke,

290

10. Junius Brutus over the dead body of Lucretia, ibid. 292

U. Demosthenes to the Athenians, . • Lansdown, 293

12. Jupiter to the inferior deities, . . . . . Homer,' 298

13. Æneas to queen Dido, . .

. - Virgil,

14. Moloch to the infernal powers, ..

. - Milton, 300

15. Speech of Belial, advising poace, - - - ibid. 302

SECTION V.

Dramatic Pieces.

1.-DIALOGUES.

1. Belcour and Stockwell,

- West Indian, 303

2 Lady Townly and lady Grace - Provoked Husband, 305

3 Priuli and Jaffier,

Venice Preserved, 809

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299

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4. Boniface and Aimwell, . . Beaux Stratagem, 311

3. Lovegold and Lappet, - - -

313

Miser,

6. Cardinal Wolsey and Cromwell,

Henry VIII. 317

7. Sir Charles and Lady Racket, Three Weeks after Marriage, 320

8. Brutus and Cassius, . Shakespeare's Julius Cæsar, 323

11.–SPEECHES AND SOLILOQUIES.

1. Hamlet's advice to the players, Tragedy of Hamlet, 326

2. Douglas' account of himself, Tragedy of Douglas, 327

the hermit, -

ibid.

328

4. Sempronius' speech for war, .. Tragedy of Cato,

5. Lucius' speech for peace, . . . ibid.

329

6. Hotspur's account of the fop, • 1 Henry the IV.

7. – soliloquy on the contents of a letter, ibid. 330

8. Othello's apology for his marriage, Tragedy of Othello, 331

9. Henry IV's soliloquy on sleep, - 2 Henry the IV. 332

10. Bobadil's method of defeating an

army, . . . . . Every man in his humour, ib.

11. Soliloquy of Hamlet's uncle on

the murder of his brother, - Tragedy of Hamlet, 333

12. Soliloquy of Hamlet on death, .

ibid.

334

13. Falstaff's encomiums on sack, - 2 Henry the IV.

335

14. Prologue to the tragedy of Cato, ... Pope,

15. Cato's soliloquy on the immortality

of the soul, - . . - Tragedy of Cato,

16. Lady Randolph's soliloquy, - Tragedy of Douglas, 337

17. Speech of Henry V. at the siege

of Harfleur, ... . Shakespeare's Henry V. ib.

before the battle of Agincourt, ibid.

19. Soliloquy of Dick the apprentice, Farce of the Apprentice,

20. Cassius instigating Brutus to join the

conspiracy against Cæsar, Tragedy of Julius Cæsar,

21. Brutus' harangue on the death of Cæsar,

ibid. - 341

22. Antony's oration over Cæsar's body, · · ibid.. 342

23. Falstaff's soliloquy on honour, . - Henry IV. 344

24. Part of Richard III's soliloquy the night preceding

the battle of Bosworth, a Tragedy of Richard III. ib.

25. The world compared to a stage, • . As you like it, ib.

APPENDIX-Containing concise lessons on a new plan, 346

Rules for pronouncing Greek and Latin proper names, Walker, 361

Pronunciation of Greek and Latin names, - -

ibid. 365

18. -

340

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