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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.

STEREOTYPE EDITION.

The United States Speaker has now assumed a permanent form. 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by teachers, who use the work, as more suitable for exhibitions, than for purely elocution exercises, have been withdrawn, and the space so gained, is occupied with a variety of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 The dialogues so withdrawn, will appear in a work composed exclusively of dialogues; it is already in a state of considerable forwardness, and will soon be put to press.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.

CONTENTS.

PART FIRST.

SPECIMENS OF AMERICAN ELOQUENCE.

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SPECIMENS OF EUROF EAN ELOQUENCE.

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16. Love of Country.

Minto. 122

17. Future Punishment.

Lamont. 123

18. Impossibility of Conquering America.

Chatham. 124

19. Oratorical Action.

Fordyce. 126

20. Appeal to the Jury in Defense of Rowan.

Curran. 127

21. Men of Sterling Integrity only fit for Office.

Knowles. 128

22. Character of an Informer.

Curran. 129

23. Character of Filial Piety.

Sheridan. 130

24. Defense of J. A. Williams, for a Libel on the Clergy of Durham. Brougham. 131

25. Osmond's Dream.

Lewis. 132

26. Reflections on the Youth and Theatrical Manner of Mr. Pitt. Walpole. 134

27. Reply to the Ill-Timed Reflections of Mr. Walpole.

Pitt. 135

28. Benevolence of the Supreme Being.

Chalmers. 136

29. Address to the Army of Italy.

Bonaparte. 137

30. The Scriptures and the Savior.

Rousseau. 138

31. Political Cupidity Reproved.

Sheridan. 140

32. On the Competency of Parliament to pass the Measure of Union. Plunket. 141

33. The Philosophy of Hatred.

Canning. 142

34. Address to the Volunteers at Bristol.

Hall. 144

35. The Splendor of War.

Chalmers. 145

36. Political Severity Rebuked.

Byron. 146

37. Effect of the Exclusive System on the Condition of Ireland. Phillips. 148

38. The Downfall of Bonaparte.

Grant. 149

39. The Fame Awaiting a Reformation of the Law.

Brougham. 151

40. Defense of Rowan for Libel.

Curran. 152

41. Reply to Mr. Corry's Attack on his Character.

Grattan. 153

42. Reputation.

Phillips 155

43. Limitation of the Amount of Pensions.

Curran. 156

44. Fallacy of Mr. Tierney's Argument on a Motion for Peace with the

French.

Canning. 158

45. Indignant Rebuke on the Employment of Indians in Civilized

Warfare.

Chatham. 159

46. America.

Phillips. 161

47. Character of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Phillips. 163

48. To the Jury in the Case of J. A. Williams for a Libel on the Clergy

of Durham.

Broughan. 165

49. Paine's Age of Reason.

Erskine. 166

50. The Horrors of War.

Hall. 168

51. Invective against Warren Hastings.

Sheridan. 170

52. Hyder Ali.

Burke. 172

53. Speech of Mac Briar to the Scotch Insurgents.

Scott. 173

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