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THE

ELOCUTIONIST:

A COLLECTION OF

PIECES IN PROSE AND VERSE,

PECULIARLY ADAPTED TO DISPLAY THE ART OF READING, IN

THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE SENSE OF THE TERM;

PRECEDED BY AN INTRODUCTION ON THE

PRINCIPLES OF ELOCUTION.

BY

• JAMES SHERIDAN KNOWLES,

AUTHOR OF THE TRAGEDY OF “VIRGINIUS," ETC.

Twenty-fifth Edition. Creatly Enlarged.

EDITED BY

ROBERT MULLAN.

BELFAST
WILLIAM M

1874.

260. 9. 286.

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Hazlitt.

PROMISCUOUS SELECTIONS IN PROSE.

PICB

On Study.

. . . Bacon, 1

On the Love of Life

. . . . Goldsmith,

On Grieving for the Dead . . . . . Adam Smith, 3

On Remorse . . .

Ibid. 4

Discontent, the Common Lot of all N

Johnson, 6

On the Sublime in Writing .

Blair,

Reflections in Westminster Abbey

Addison, 11

Virtue, Man's Highest Interest

Harris, 12

The Monk . . .

Sterne, 14

On Military Glory . . . . . . Marmontel,

Liberty and Slavery . . . . . . . Sterne,

Reyno and Alpin .

. . Ossian, 18

Story of the Siege of Calais

Fool of Quality,

On Living to One's-Self.

Comal and Galvina . . . . . . . Ossian,

On the Psalms . . . . . . . Horne,

Anningait and Ajut . . . . .

Johnson,

On the Pleasure of Painting. . . . . Hazlitt,

Damon and Pythias.

. . Fool of Quality, 34

On the Abuse of Genius, with reference to the

Works of Lord Byron . . . .

.

.

. Knowles, 36

Harley's Death

. . Mackenzie, 38

Advantages of uniting Gentleness of Manners.

with Firmness of Mind . . . . Chesterfield,

The Elder's Death-bed

Wilson,

On Lord Byron's Lines upon the field of Waterloo Knowles,

The Perfect Orator. ..

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Lord Byron considered as a Moralist and

dered as a Moralist, and a Poet Knowles,

Story of Le Fevre . .

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.

.

. Sterne,

The Distressed Father .

.

. .

'Mornings at Bow-street,

On Shakspeare . . . .

Hazlitt, 58

Character of Napoleon Bonaparte . . . . Channing, 62

The Indian Jugglers.

Hazlitt, 65

On Milton . . .

Channing,

Wit injures Eloquence

Maury, 71

On the Dignity of Human Nature . . . Channing,

The Hill of Science.

Aikin's Miscellanies,

The Planetary and Terrestrial Worlds.

etary and Terrestrial Worlds . . . Addison,

Effects of Sympathy in the Distresses of Others . . Burke, 77

An Exhortation to the Study of Eloquence . . Cicero, 78

On the Cultivation of the Intellectual Powers . . Tayler, 79

The Falling Leaf . . . . . . Anonymous, 81

Happiness. · · · · · min

. Ibid. 82

The Idiot

.. Blackwood's Magazine, 83

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Kirwan,

102

109

PAGR

On the Threatened Invasion in 1803 . . . Hall, 87

The Christian Mother

Christ our Consolation and Relief, under the Ad-

prehension of being Separated by Death from

those we Love .

· Lngan,

Infatuation of Mankind, with regard to the Things

of Time.

. Kirnan,

Danger of Delay, in Matters of Religion . . Logan,

On the Death of the Princess Charlotte .

Hall,

On the Death of the Princess Charlotte . . Chalmers, 99

Sitting in the Chair of the Scorner . .

Logan,

The Plurality of Worlds not an Argument against

the Truth of Revelation . . .

Chalmers, 103

Christ's Agony, .

. . . Logan, 106

The Deluding Influence of the World . . . Kirwan, 107

There is no Peace to the Wicked

logan,

On the Importance of an Interest in the Divine

Favour

: . . Cappe, 110

The Melancholy Effects of Early Licentiousness

(in a Sermon preached for the Female Orphan

House)

. . . . . . Kirwan, 113

Religion the distinguishing Quality of our Nature Logan, 114

On the Internal Proofs of the Christian Religion Channing, 115

On Temper

Dim. ·

· · Montgomery, 118

Character of Ruth

121

The Union of Friendship with Religion Recom-

mended

. . Hutton, 123

On the Education of Females'.'.'.'.

Exhortation to Youth to cultivate a Devotional

Spirit . . . . . . . . Tayler, 130

ANCIENT AND MODERN ORATORY.

Hannibal to his Soldiers .

· · Livy, 133

Speech of Lord Chatham, in the House of Peers.

against the American War, and against em

ploying the Indians in it . . . . . . 135

Cicero against Verres . . . . . . .,

Inrective against Hastings . . . . Sheridan, 141

Cicero for Milo .

. . 143

Lord Chatham's Reply to Sir Robert Walnnle'

147

Caius Marius to the Romans . . .

i

. Sallust, 149

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Demosthenes to the Athenians, exciting them

prosecute the War against Philip . . . . 151

Curran for Hamilton Rowan .

156

Beginning of the First Philippic of Demosthenes

158

The first Oration of Cicero against Cataline .

160

An Extract from Mr. Brougham's Speech on Ne-

gro Slavery. i :. : .:wo

' .

Peroration to Sheridan's Invective against won

Panegyric on the Eloquence of Sheridan .'. 'Burk«, 167

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