Principles of Elocution: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and Exercises on Pronunciation, Pauses, Inflections, Accent and Emphasis, Also Copious Extracts in Prose and Poetry

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Oliver & Boyd, 1832
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Contents

The Poor weep unheeded
23
The Story of a Disabled Soldier
24
The Business and Qualifications of a Poet
25
Remarks on some of the best Poets
26
Exclamation
26
On the comparative Merit of Homer and Virgil
30
On Human Grandeur
31
Ethelgar A Saxon Poem
32
Kenrick Translated from the Saxon
33
Series of Serieses
37
Transposition of Accent
44
The Antecedent
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Hard Words defended
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On the Love of Life
146
Luxury and Avarice
152
On the increased Love of Life with Age
158
On Universal Benevolence
164
On the Formation of Language
170
HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL EXTRACTS
177
The Character of Cato
186
The Dead Ass
192
The Truth frees us from the slavish Fear of Death
209
On the General Fast 1803
215
The Promises of Religion to the Young
217
On Autumn
218
SPECIMENS OF MODERN ELOQUENCE 1 Funeral Eulogium on Dr Franklin
220
General Wolfe to his Army
221
Speech of Mr Horace Walpole
222
Mr Pitts Reply
223
Rules for Reading Verse On Scanning 5 Lord Lytteltons Speech on the Repeal of the Act called the Jew Bill224
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Sir John St Aubins Speech for Repealing the Septennial Act
226
Sir Robert Walpoles Reply
228
Mr Pulteneys Speech on the Motion for Reducing the Army
230
Speech of Lord Chatham
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Speech of the Earl of Chesterfield
236
SPECIMENS OF ANCIENT ELOQUENCE 1 The Speech of a Roman Officer to his Soldiers
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Speech of Charidemus to Darius 3 The Scythian Ambassadors to Alexander
243
The Beginning of the First Philippic of Demosthenes
245
Hannibal to his Soldiers
248
Scipio to the Roman Army
250
The Patriot 3 Eulogy on Pitt
257
The Soldiers Dream
258
The Female Exile
259
The Battle of Hohenlinden
260
The Battle of Busaco
261
The Visions of Fancy
262
Hope the Friend of the Brave
265
The Moral Change anticipated by Hope
266
The Anticipations of Hope
268
The Influence of Hope at the Close of Life
269
On the Effects of Time and Change
270
On True Dignity 17 Fox and Pitt
271
The First Two Verses of Marmion
272
The Death of Marmion
273
On the Arrival of the British Army in Portugal
274
From the Bride of Abydos
275
On Ancient Greece
276
Sarpedon to Glaucus
277
Alexander the Great 26 Lines written on visiting a Scene in Argyleshire
278
Part of a Poem on the Fear of God
279
The last Speech of Cyrus
280
A Ladys Salutation to her Garden in the Country 30 A Thought on Eternity 31 Davids Trust in God
281
The Day of Judgment
284
The Benedicite Paraphrased
285
The Crow and the other Birds
286
The Two Owls and the Sparrow
287
Courage in Poverty
288
The Lyre
300
The Battle of Vittoria
302
The Aspect of Greece
303
The Turkish Lady
304
A Ship Sinking
305
Battle of the Baltic
306
The Fate of Macgregor
308
The Temple of Fame
311
From the Field of Waterloo
319
BLANK VERSE 1 Against Suicide
321
Various Modes of Punishment
322
The Ideas of the Divine Mind c
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On Slavery
324
That Philosophy which stops at Secondary Causes reproved
325
The Good Preacher and the Clerical Coxcomb
326
Cardinal Wolseys Speech to Cromwell
327
Character of Teribazus
328
A Seatonian Prize Poem
329
On the Importance of Time to Man
331
On Death
332
On the Being of a God
333
On the Wonders of Redemption
334
Lochiels Warning
336
Vanoc and Valens
339
Corin and Emmas Hospitality
341
Coriolanus and Aufidius
343
Lady Randolph and Douglas
345
Albertos Exculpation
347
Alfred and Devon
350
The Quarrel of Brutus and Cassius
351
Orestes delivering his Embassy to Pyrrhus
354
Glenalvon and Norval
356
Hector and Andromache
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Catos Senate
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Speech of Henry V at the Siege of Harfleur
363
Marcelluss Speech to the Mob
364
Richmond encouraging his Soldiers
365
Henry V s Speech at Agincourt
366
Speech of Edward the Black Prince
367
How Douglas learned the Art of War
368
Othellos Apology
369
Cassius against Cęsar
370
Alfreds Address to the Saxon Troops
372
Leonidas offering to defend the Pass of Thermopylę
373
Oration in Praise of Coriolanus
374
The Old English Lion
375
The Passions
376
Alexanders Feast
378
Speech of Rolla
382
Osmonds Dream
383
Hamlets Advice to the Players
385
Lady Randolphs Soliloquy
386
Catos Soliloquy on the Immortality of the Soul
387
Hamlets Soliloquy on Death
388
Macbeths Soliloquy before Murdering Duncan
389
COMIC EXTRACTS 1 Prologue to the Farce of the Apprentice
390
Contest between the Nose and the Eyes
391
Lodgings for Single Gentlemen
392
The Newcastle Apothecary
396
THE PASSIONS 1 Cheerfulness
399
Raillery
400
Love
401
Pity
402
Anger
403
Revenge
404
Sorrow
405
Remorse
406
Surprise
407
Pride
408
Perplexity
409
Malice
410

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Page 366 - I cannot tell, what you and other men Think of this life; but, for my single self, I had as lief not be, as live to be In awe of such a thing as I m,yself.
Page 384 - The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely, The pangs of despised love, the law's delay, The insolence of office and the spurns That patient merit of the unworthy takes, When he himself might his quietus make, With a bare bodkin?
Page 395 - Now, my co-mates and brothers in exile, Hath not old custom made this life more sweet Than that of painted pomp? Are not these woods More free from peril than the envious court? Here feel we but the penalty of Adam, — The seasons...
Page 381 - Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand, thus: but use all gently: for in the very torrent, tempest, and (as I may say) whirlwind of your passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance, that may give it smoothness.
Page 379 - Brutus' love to Caesar was no less than his. If then that friend demand, why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is my answer,— Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more. Had you rather Caesar were living, and die all slaves; than that Caesar were dead, to live all...
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Page 396 - Tis but an hour ago since it was nine, And after one hour more 'twill be eleven ; And so, from hour to hour, we ripe and ripe, And then, from hour to hour, we rot and rot ; And thereby hangs a tale.
Page 327 - Night, sable goddess ! from her ebon throne, In rayless majesty, now stretches forth Her leaden sceptre o'er a slumbering world. Silence how dead! and darkness how profound! Nor eye nor listening ear an object finds ; Creation sleeps. 'Tis as the general pulse Of life stood still, and Nature made a pause ; An awful pause! prophetic of her end.
Page 327 - The bell strikes one. We take no note of time, But from its loss. To give it then a tongue Is wise in man. As if an angel spoke, I feel the solemn sound. If heard aright, It is the, knell of my departed hours : Where are they?
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