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CONTENTS.

PART FIRST.

SPECIMENS OF AMERICAN ELOQUENCE.

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SELECTION.
1. Character of True Eloquence.

Causes of War. .
Tribute to Washington.
Necessity of Resistance.
Character of Patriotic Triumph. .

Influence of the Principles of American Government.

7. The Moral Effects of Intemperance.

8. The Best of Classics. - -

9. Two Centuries from the Landing of the Pilgrims.

10. The Heroes of the Last War. .

11. A Century from the Birth of Washington.

12. Scotland.

13. Eulogy on Hamilton.

14. French Aggressions.

15. Intelligence Necessary to Perpetuate Independence.

16. The Loss of National Character.

17. The Tomahawk Submissive to the Sp

ahowl Submissive to the Spirit of Eloquence.

18. Effects of Protestantism. .

19. The True Sources of National Greatness.

. Grateful Tribute to the Heroes of the Revolution.

21. Necessity of a Pure National Morality. .

22. No Excellence without Labor.

23. Relief of the Soldiers of the Revolution.

24. Influence of National Glory. • • •

25. Frauds upon the Revenue. -

26. Influence of Great Actions Dependent on their R

27. Prevalence of War.

28. Military Insubordination.

29. Evils of Dismemberment. .

30. Impressions Derived from the Study of History.

31. Importance of Preserving the Union.

32. Political Corruption. -

33. National Recollections the Foundation of National Character. .

34. Happy Consequences of American Independence. .

35. Obligations of Massachusetts to Stand by the Union. -

36. The Obligations of America to La Fayette. •

37. Battle the Only Alternative.

38. The Instability of Human Governments.

SPECIMENS OF EUROT EAN ELOQUENCE.

SELECTION.

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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.

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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

5. 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

11. 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. - • • • • • Brougham. 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.

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Burke. 172

53. Speech of Mac Briar to the Scotch Insurgents.

Scott. 173

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