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21. On good breeding,

Chesterfield, 77
22. Address to a young student,

Knox, 80
23. Advantages of, and motives to cheerful.
nessy

Spectator, 82

ib.

SECTION II.
1. The bad reader,

Percival's Tales, 87
2. Respect due to old age,

Spectator, 88
3. Piely to God recommended to the young, Blair, 88
4. Modesty and docility,

89
5. Sincerity,

ib. 90
6. Benevolence and humanity,

ib. 91
7. Industry and application,

ib. 92
8. Proper employinent of time,

ib.

93
9. The true patriot,

Art of Thinking, 98
10. On contentment,

Spectator, 94
11. Needle work recommended to the Ladies, ib. 97
12. On pride,

Guardian, 99
13. Journal of the life of Alexander Severus, Gibbon, 101
14. Character of Julias Cesar,

Middleton, 102
15. On mispent time,

Guardian, 103
16. Characier of Francis I,

Robertson, 107
17. The

supper

and
grace,

Sterne, 110
19. Rustic felicity,

ib. 112
19. House of mourning,

ib. 112

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SECTION III.

1. The honour and advantage of a constant

adherence to truth, Percival's Tales, 115
2. Impertinence in discourse, Theophrastus, 115
3. Character of Addison'as a writer, Johnson, 116
4. Pleasure and pain,

Spectator, 117
5. Sir Roger de Coverly's family,

ib. 118
6 The folly of inconsistent expectations, Aitkin, 121
7. Description of the vale of Keswick in
Cumberland,

Brown, 124
8. Pity, an allegory,

Aitkin, 127
9. Advantages of commerce,

Spectator, 128
10. On public speaking,

ib. 130
11. Advantages of history,

Hume, 132
12. On the immortality of the soul, Spectator, 134

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13. The combat of the Horatii and the

Curiatii,
14. On the power of custom,
15. On pedantry,
16. The journey of a day; a picture of

human life,

Livy, 136
Spectator, 138

Mirror, 140

Rambler, 143,

SECTION IV,

1. Description of the amphitheatre of
Titus,

Gibbon,
2. Reflections on Westminister abbey, Spectator, 148
3. The character of Mary, queen of
Scotts,

Robertson, 150
4. The character of queen Elizabeth, Hume, 152
5. Charles V's resignation of his do-
minions,

Robertson, 154
6. Importance of virtue,

Price, 157
7. Address to Art,

Harris, 158
8. Flattery,

Theophrastus, 160
9. The absent man,

Spectator, 161
10. The monk,

Sterne, 163
11. On the head dress of the ladies, Spectator, 165,
12. On the present and a future state,

ib:

168.
13. Uncle Toby's benevolence,

Sterne, 171
14. Story of the Siege of Calais, Fool of Quality, 171

SECTION V.

1. On grace in writing, Fitzsborne's Letters, 176,
2. On the structure of animals, Spectator, 177
3. On natural and fantastical pleasures, Guardian, 180.
4. The folly and madness of ambition,
illustrated,

World, 184
5. Battle of Pharsalia, and death of,
Pompey,

Goldsmith, 188
6. Character of king Alfred,

Hume, 198
7. Awkardness in company,

Chesterfield, 194
8. Virtue, man's highest interest,

Harris, 195
9. On the pleasure arising from objects
of sight,

Spectator, 196,
10. Liberty and slavery,

Sterne, 199

11. The cant of criticism,
12. Parallel between Pope and Dryden,
13. Story of Le Fever,

Page.
Sterne, 200
Johnson, 201

Sterne, 202

SECTION VI.

1. The shepherd and the philosopher,

Gay, 211
2. Ode to Leaven Water,

Smollet, 213
3. Ode from the 19th psalm,

Spectator, 213
4. Rural charms,

Goldsmith, 214
5. The painter who pleased nobody and
every body,

Gay, 215
6. Diversity in the human character,

Pope, 217
7. The toilet,

218
8. The hermit,

Parnel, 219
9. On the death of Mrs. Mason,

Mason, 225
10. Extract from the temple of fame,

Pope, 225
11. A panegyric on Great Britain, Thomson, 227
12. Hymn to the Deity, on the seasons

ib. 230

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of the year,

SECTION VII.

1. The camelion,

Merrick, 233
2. On the order of nature,

Pope, 234
3. Description of a country ale house, Goldsmith, 235
4. Character of a country schoolmaster, ib. 236
5. Story of Palemon and Lavinia, Thomson, 237
6. Celadon and Amelia,

ib. 2401
7. Description of Mab, queen of the
fairies,

Shakespeare, 241
8. On the existence of a Deity,

Young, 242
9. Evening in paradise described, Milton, 243
io. Elegy writien in a country churchyard, Gray, 245
11. Scipio restoring the captive lady to her
lover,

Thomson, 248
12. Humorous complaint to Dr. Arbuthnot of

the impertinence of scribblers, Pope, 250
13. Hymn to adversity,

Gray, 251
14. The passions. An ode,

Collins, 252

SECTION .VIII.

1. Lamentation for the loss of sight,
2. L'Allegro, or the merry man,
3. On the pursuits of mankind,
4. Adam and Eve's morning hymn,
5. Parting of Hector and Andromache,
6. Facetious history of John Gilpin,
7. The creation of the world,
8. Overthrow of the rebel angels,
9. Alexander's feast, or the power of

music,

Page.
Milton, 255

ib. 256
Pope, 259
Milton, 261
Homer262
Cowper, 265
Milton, 272

ib, 273

Dryden, 274

PART II.-LESSONS IN SPEAKING.

SECTION I.

ELOQUENCE OF THE PULPIT.

1. On truth and integrity,

Tillotson, 278
2. On doing as we would be done unto, Atterbury, 280
3. On benevolence and charity,

Seed, 282
4. On happiness,

Sterne, 284
5. On the death of Christ,

Blair, 288

SECTION II.

ELOQUENGE OF THE SENATE.
1. Speech of the Earl of Chesterfield,
2.

Lord Mansfield,

292
297

SECTION HII.

ELOQUENCE OF THE BAR.

1. Pleadings of Cicero against Verres,
2. Cicero for Milo,

301
804

SECTION IV.

ib.

ib.

SPEECHES ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS.

Page.
1. Romulus to the people of Rome, after build-
ing the city,

Hooke, 310
2. Hannibal to Scipio Africanus,

ib. 311
3. Scipio's reply,

312
4. Calisthenes' reproof of Cleon's flattery to
Alexander,

Q. Curtius, 313
5. Caius Marius to the Romans,

Hooke, 313
6. Publius Scipio to the Roman army,

316
7. Hannibal to the Carthagenian army,

ib. 319
8. Adherbal to the Roman senators, Sallust, 321
9. Canuleius to the Roman consuls, Hooke, 324
10. Junius Brutus over the dead body of
Lucretia,

ib. 327
11. Demosthenes to the Athenians, Lansdown, 328
12. Jupiter to the inferiour deities, Homer, 333
13. Æneas to queen Dido,

Virgil, 334
14. Moloch to the infernal powers,

Milton, 336
15. Speech of Belial, advising peace,

ib. 337
SECTION V.

DRAMATIC PIECES

.. DIALOGUES.

1. Belcour and Stockwell,

West Indian, 340
2. Lady Townly and Lady Grace, Provoked Husband, 342
3. Priuli and Jaffier,

Venice Preserved, 346
4. Boniface and Ainwell, Beaux Stratagem, 348
5. Lovegold and Lappet,

351
6. Cardinal Wolsey and Cromwell, Henry, vui. 354
7. Sir Charles and Lady Racket,
Three weeks af er Marriage,

357
8. Brutus and Cassius, Shalcespeare's Julius Cesar, 36L

Miser,

II.-SPEECHES AND SOLILOQUIES.

1. Hamlet's advice to the players,

Tragedy of Hamlet, 364
2. Douglas' account of bimself, Tragedy of Douglas, 365;

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