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THIS Publication is principally intended for the accommodation of TEACHERS of ELOCU
TION, and of YOUNG PERSONS, who are in the
course of their EDUCATION ; yet to Readers of every class.....to the private Citizen, and to
the Christian, as well as to the advanced Scho.
lar, and to the Orator.....it presents an agreea
ble companion, particularly suited to fill up
short intervals of accidental leisure.
A GENERAL view of the variety comprehended in this volume, with the names of the Au
thors from whose works extracts have been
made, so far as they could be ascertained with certainty, is exhibited in the following TABLE
THE DISSERTATION ON ORATORICAL DELIV
ERY, and the OUTLINES OF GESTURE, which are
prefixed, are mostly abstracted from Chapman's Orator, and are fuller and more minute, it is believed, than what is commonly to be met with in compilations of this sort.
LIVING AUTHORS, it is hoped, will not be displeased that useful and elegant passages have been borrowed of them, since, as they wrote to reform and improve the age, they will perceive at once, that to place their most important in. structions, and salutary admonitions, in the hands of Young Persons, and to adapt them to
the use of SCHOOLS and ACADEMIES, is to con
tribute most effectually to the accomplishment of their benevolent design. The works themselves at large are so voluminous and expensive, as to be precluded from a general circulation..... extracts, therefore, are highly expedient, or ra
ther absolutely necessary.