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excepting even their extreme and incessant labor—is to be imputed the existence and diffusion of that wonderful oratory, which will be considered throughout all time, the highest glory of Greece and Rome.
The plates are designed not merely as embellishments. It is believed they may be studied with advantage. The Poetical Gestures are selected from Austin's Chironomia; the Frontispiece from Henry Siddons, on Gesture.
The orthography will be found, generally, to agree with the improvements of that illustrious American Lexicographer, Doctor Webster.
The typographical execution of tne work, it is presumed, will scarcely fall short of that of the best printed school-books of this country.
With these remarks the United States Speaker is respectfully and cheerfully submitted to the decision of an impartial public.
J. E. L. New Haven, March, 1833.
The United States Speaker has now assumed a permanent forn. The decided favor extended to the first and second editions, and the rapidly increasing demand for the work, have stimulated both the publisher and the compiler to use every means in their power to render the present, stereotype edition, as perfect as possible. It is presented to its patrons in the confident belief that they will find it greatly improved over the former impressions. Some of the longer dialogues, being considered by teachers, who use the work, as more suitable for exhibitions, than for purely elocution exercises, have been withdrawn, and the space so gained, is occupied with a variety of prose and poetical selections not to be found in any similar publication. The dialogues so withdrawn, will appear in a work composed exclusively of dialogues; it is already in a state of considerable forwardness, and will soon be put to press.
The compiler avails himself of this opportunity to acknowledge his indebtedness to those gentlemen from whom he has had the honor to receive such flattering testimonials in commendation of his work.
J. E. L. New Haven, November, 1835.
PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION.
The following selections have been accumulating upon the Compiler's
Great pains have been taken to distribute through the book, numerous
12. Extent of Country not Dangerous to the Union.
40. Purpose of the Monument on Bunker's Hill.
41. Ilustrious Model for the Formation of Character.
44. Not Strength enough in the Bow.
47. Ennobling Recollections of the Revolution.
48. Impolicy of the “ Protecting System.”
49. Splendid Tribute to the Talents of Chatham.
50. Exposure to the Horrors of Indian Outrage.
51. Specimen of the Eloquence of James Otis.
55. The Birthday of Washington.
56. In favor of the Declaration of Independence.
57. The Influence of Knowledge.
58. The American Revolution and the Reformation.
61. Eloquent Appeal in Behalf of Greece.
62. The Criminality of Dueling.
63. Against the Invasion of Canada.
64. The United States Navy, France, and Great Britain.
66. Vindication of South Carolina.
67. South Carolina During the Revolution.
68. South Carolina and Massachusetts.
70. Address in Behalf of the Greeks.
71. Reply to Mr. Webster, in Senate, 1830.
SPECIMENS OF EUROI EAN ELOQUENCE.
1. Description of Junius.
2. Opinion Relative to the Right of England to Tax America.
3. Jack to Sir John.
4. "A Political Pause."
5. Charles de Moor's Remorse.
6. The Passing of the Rubicon.
7. To the Young
8. Contemplation of the Divine Being in his Works.
9. Cæsar's Triumphs
10. Las-Casas Dissuading from Battle.
11. Invective against the Duke of Bedford.
12. Ludicrous Account of English Taxee.
14. Female Patriotism.
15. Enterprising Spirit of New-England
Ed. Review. 118
Madame Roland, 120
18. Impossibility of Conquering America.
20. Appeal to the Jury in Defense of Rowan.
21. Men of Sterling Integrity only fit for Office.
23. Character of Filial Piety.
24. Defense of J. A. Williams, for a Libel on the Clergy of Durham. Brougham. 131
26. Reflections on the Youth and Theatrical Manner of Mr. Pitt. Walpole. 134
27. Reply to the Ill-Timed Reflections of Mr. Walpole.
28. Benevolence of the Supreme Being.
29. Address to the Army of Italy.
30. The Scriptures and the Savior.
31. Political Cupidity Reproved.
32. On the Competency of Parliament to pass the Measure of Union. Plunket. 141
34. Address to the Volunteers at Bristol.
36. Political Severity Rebuked.
37. Effect of the Exclusive System on the Condition of Ireland. Phillips. 148
38. The Downfall of Bonaparte.
39. The Fame Awaiting a Reformation of the Law.
40. Defense of Rowan for Libel.
41. Reply to Mr. Corry's Attack on his Character.
43. Limitation of the Amount of Pensions.
44. Fallacy of Mr. Tierney's Argument on a Motion for Peace with the
45. Indignant Rebuke on the Employment of Indians in Civilized
47. Character of Napoleon Bonaparte.
48. To the Jury in the Case of J. A. Williams for a Libel on the Clergy
51. Invective against Warren Hastings.
53. Speech of Mac Briar to the Scotch Insurgents.
1. Selection from Chapter xxxix of the Book of Job.
2. Selection from Chapter xxviii of the Book of Job.
3. The Song of Moses; from Chapter xv of Exodus.
4. Selection from the Book of Joel.
5. Selection from Chapter viii of the Book of Proverbs.
6. Selection from Chapter 1x of the Book of Isaiah.
7. Extract from Demosthenes on the Crown.
& Nicolaus against putting the Athenian General Nicias, to Death.
9. Extract from Demosthenes on the Crown.
10. From Cicero's Oration against Veres.
11. T. Quinctius to The Romans.
12. Chrysostom, on the Deceitfulness of Worldly Grandeur.
13. From Cicero's First Oration against Catiline.
14. From Cicero's Fourth Oration against Catiline.
15. Germanicus to his Mutinous Soldiers.
16. Hannibal to the Carthaginian Army.
18. Adherbal against the Violence of Jugurtha.
19. Æschines against Demosthenes.
2. “Look not upon the Wine when it is Red.”
3. Catiline's Reply to the Charges of Cicero.
10. The American Patriot's Song.
15. Catiline, on Hearing his Sentence of Banishment.
17. “There's Death in the Pot."
22. The Battle of Bannockburn.
23. Henry V, at the Siege of Harflew.
24. Henry V, Encouraging his Soldiers.