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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Hori Brown, 1817 - Elocution - 407 pages
 

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Contents

Dionysius and Damocles
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 Knox
81
Advantages of and motives to cheerfulness Spectator
84
The bad reader Percivals Tales
89
Respect due to old age Spectator 4 Modesty and docility 2b 3 Piety to God recommended to the young Blair
90
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
Needlework recommended to the ladies ib
100
On pride Guardian
102
Journal bf the life of Alexander Severus Gibbon
104
Character of Julius Cesar Middleton
105
On misspent time Guardian
106
Character of Francis I Robertson
110
The snpper and grace Sterne
113
Pustic felicity ib
115
House of mourning ib
116
SECTION III
119
Character of Addison as a writer Johnson
120
Pleasure and Pain Spectator
121
Sir Roger de Coverlvs family ib
123
The folly of inconsistent expectations Aitkin
126
Description of the vale of Keswick in Cumberland Brown
128
Pity an allegory Anking
131
Advantages of commerce Spectator
133
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 Curiati Livy
141
On the power of custom Spectator
144
On pedantry Mirror
146
The journey of a day a picture of human Kfe Rambler SECTION IV
153
Reflections in Westminster abbey Spectator
154
Importance of virtue
164
The Monk
170
Uncle Tobys benevolence
178
SECTION V
184
The folly and madness of ambition
193
Character of king Alfred
202
Liberty and slavery
209
SECTION VI
221
Diversity in the human character
227
Extract from the temple of fame
233
SECTION VII
240
On the order of nature Popt
241
205
242
Character of a country schoolmaster ib
243
Celadon and Amelia ib
246
Description of Mab queen of the fairies Shakespeare 2417
248
Adam and Eves morning hymn Milton 264
268
The creation of the world Milion
273
Overthrow of the rebel angels ib
274
Alexanders feast or the power of music Dryden
275
PART 1 LESSONS IN SPEAKING SECTION 1
278
On doing as we would be done unto Atterbury
280
On benevolence and charity Seed
282
On happiness Sternen
285
On the death of Christ Blair
289
SECTION II
293
Lord Mansfield
298
SECTION III
303
Cicero for Milo
306
the city Hooke 313
310
Romulus to the people of Rome after building 2 Hannibal to Scipio Africanus ib
314
Scipios reply ib
315
Calisthenes reproof of Cleons flattery
316
Caius Marius to the Romans Hooke
317
to Alexander Q Curtius
318
Publius Scipio to the Roman army ib
320
Hannibal to the Carthaginian 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
Æneas 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 Aimwell Beaux Stratagem
353
Lovegold and Lappet Miser
355
Cardinal Wolsey and Cromwell Henry VIII
359
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 Hamlet
369
Douglas aecount of himself Tragedy of Douglas
370
the hermit ib
371
Sempronius speech for war Tragedy of Cato
372
soliloquy on the contents of a letter ib
373
Othellos apology for his marriage Tragedy of Othello
374
Henry IVs soliloquy on sleep 2 Henry IV
375
Bobadils method of defeating an army Every man 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
Pope
379
Catos soliloquy on the immortality Tragedy of Cato
380
Speech of Henry V at the siege of Shakespeares Henry V
381
before the battle of Agincourt ib
382
Soliloquy of Dick the apprentice Farce the Apprentice ib 20 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 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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