Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces, in Prose and Verse, for the Improvement of Youth in Reading and Speaking. To which are Prefixed, Elements of Gesture. Illustrated by Four Plates; and Rules for Expressing with Propriety the Various Passions, &c. of the Mind. Also, an Appendix, Containing Lessons on a New Plan

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Lincoln & Edmands, 1819 - 360 pages
 

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Contents

Parallel between Pope and Dryden Foknson
179
Sterne
180
SECTION VI
188
Ode to Leven water Smollet
189
Ode from the 19th Psalm Spectator 4 Rural Charms Goldsmith ib 5 The painter who pleased nobody and every body Gay
191
Diversity in the human character Pope
192
The toilet ibid
194
On the death of Mrs Mason Mason
199
A panegyrick on great Britain Thomson
201
Hymn to the Deity on the seasons of the year ibid
203
SECTION VII
206
On the order of nature Pope
207
Description of a country alebouse Goldsvaith 4 Character of a country schoolmaster ibid 5 Story of Palemon and Layinia Thomson
209
6 Celadon and Amelia ibid
212
Description of Mab queen of the Faries Shakespeare
213
On the existence of a Deitý Young 9 Evening in Paradise described Milton
214
Elegy written in a country churchyard Gray
216
Scipio restoring the captive lady to her lover Thomson
218
Humorous complaint to Dr Arbuthnot of the impertinence of scribblers
220
Hymn to adversity
221
The passionsAn ode Collins 192
222
Lamentation for the loss of sight
224
On happiness
249
SECTION II
255
SECTION III
264
the city
270
Caius Marius to the Romans
276
Adherbal to the Roman senators
283
208
293
Jupiter to the inferior deities
294
Lady Townly and lady Grace Provoked husband
301
Boniface and Aimwell
307
Cardinal Wolsey and Cromwell
313
Brutus and Cassius Shakespeares Julius C¿sar
319
Sempronius speech for war Tragedy of Cato
325
Falstaffs encomiums on sack 2 Henry the IV
331
Brutus harangue on the death of C¿sar
337
Art of Thinking 8 1
342

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Page 184 - Whilst all the stars that round her burn, And all the planets in their turn, Confirm the tidings as they roll, And spread the truth from pole to pole. What though, in solemn silence, all Move round the dark terrestrial ball?
Page 332 - Help me, Cassius, or I sink.' I, as ./Eneas, our great ancestor, Did from the flames of Troy upon his shoulder The old Anchises bear ; so, from the waves of...
Page 185 - The sober herd that low'd to meet their young ; The noisy geese that gabbled o'er the pool, The playful children just let loose from school ; The watch-dog's voice that bay'd the whispering wind, And the loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind ; These all in sweet confusion sought the shade, And fill'd each pause the nightingale had made.
Page 325 - Pray can I not, Though inclination be as sharp as will, My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent, And, like a man to double business bound, I stand in pause where I shall first begin, And both neglect. What if this cursed hand Were thicker than itself with brother's blood, Is there not rain enough in the sweet heavens To wash it white as snow?
Page 311 - Love thyself last: cherish those hearts that hate thee; Corruption wins not more than honesty. Still in thy right hand carry gentle peace, To silence envious tongues. Be just, and fear not: Let all the ends thou aim'st at be thy country's, Thy God's, and truth's; then if thou fall'st, O Cromwell, Thou fall'st a blessed martyr.
Page 323 - Their dearest action in the tented field; And little of this great world can I speak, More than pertains to feats of broil and battle ; And therefore little shall I grace my cause In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience...
Page 229 - And we will then repair Unto the Bell at Edmonton, All in a chaise and pair. My sister, and my sister's child, Myself, and children three, Will fill the chaise ; so you must ride On horseback after we.
Page 333 - Romans, countrymen, and lovers ! hear me for my cause, and be silent, that you may hear : believe me for mine honour, and have respect to mine honour, that you may believe : censure me in your wisdom, and awake your senses, that you may the better judge. If there be any in this assembly, any dear friend of Caesar's, to him I say that Brutus' love to Caesar was no less than his.
Page 324 - Wilt thou upon the high and giddy mast Seal up the ship-boy's eyes, and rock his brains In cradle of the rude imperious surge ; And in the visitation of the winds, "Who take the ruffian billows by the top, Curling their monstrous heads, and hanging them With deaf'ning clamours in the slippery clouds, That, with the hurly * death itself awakes...
Page 332 - Why should that name be sounded more than yours? Write them together, yours is as fair a name; Sound them, it doth become the mouth as well; Weigh them, it is as heavy; conjure with 'em, Brutus will start a spirit as soon as Caesar.

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