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'Tis heaven itself that points out an hereafter,
And intimates eternity to man.
Eternity! thou pleasing, dreadful thought!
Through what variety of untried being,
Through what new scenes and changes must we pass!
The wide, the unbounded prospect lies before me:
But shadows, clouds, and darkness rest upon it.
Here will I hold. If there's a Power above us,
(And that there is, all nature cries aloud
Through all her works) he must delight in virtue;
And that which he delights in must be happy.
But when? or where? This world was made for Cæsar.
I'm weary of conjectures this must end them.
Thus am I doubly armed: my death* and life,t
My bane* and antidotet are both before me.
This,* in a moment, brings me to my end;
But thist informs me I shall never die.
The soul, secured in her existence, smiles
At the drawn dagger, and defies its point.
The stars shall fade away, the Sun himself
Grow dim with age, and nature sink in years;
But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth;
Unhurt amidst the war of elements,
The wreck of matter, and the crush of worlds.

The Sword. † The Book.

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Lesson

Pags

19. The Funeral,

W. IRVING. 54

20. The same continued,

IBID. 56

21. The Conclusion,

IBID. 59 am

31. Liberty and Slavery,

Sterne. 74

64. The Elder's Funeral,

Wilson 132

65. The same continued,

Ibid. 135

66. The same continued,

Ibid. 137

161. Diminution of the Indian Tribes, STORY. 301

ARGUMENTATIVE.
13. Truth of Christianity proved from the

Conversion of St. Paul, Lord Lyttleton. 41

73. Christianity the parent of Sublime Elo-

quence,

Addison. 149

74. The same continued,

Ibid. 151

76. Dreams, tokens of the grandeur of the Soul, Ibid. 156

77. The same continued,

Ibid. 158

110. The Immortality of the Soul,

Ibid. 210

127. Reply to Hon. D. Webster, on the Prin-

ciples of the Constitution, R. Y. HAYNE. 242

128. The same continued,

IBID. 243

129. The same continued,

IBID. 244

130. The same continued,

IBID. 246

131. The same continued,

IBID. 248

132. The same continued,

IBID. 249

133. Reply to Hon. R. Y. Hayne, on the Prin-

ciples of the Constitution, D. WEBSTER. 251

134. The same continued,

IBID. 252

135. The same continued,

IBID. 254

136. The same continued,

IBID. 257

137. The same continued,

IBID. 259

138. The same continued,

IBID. 262

140. Constitutional Doctrine,

Jas. MADISON. 267

141. The same continued,

IBID. 268

142. The same continued,

IBID. 270

RECITATIVE.
30. Devotion of Lafayette to America, C. SPRAGUE. 72
39. On Duelling,

Horne. 89

75. On the recent Revolution in France, W. WIRT. 153

78. Fearlessness of Conscious Innocence, Emmet. 160

80. Resistance of the Colonies advocated, P. HENRY, 163

97. Importance of the Union of the States,

E. RANDOLPH, 192

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CONTENTS.
Lesson

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99. Excellency of the American Constitution,

ALEX. HAMILTON. 194

100. Necessity of Permanency in one Branch

of the Legislature,

IBID. 195

101. Obligations of America to Lafayette, R. Y. HAYNE. 197

104. Speech of William Pitt,

202

105. The same continued,

204

112. Valedictory Address,

WASHINGTON. 214

113. The same continued,

IBID. 216

122. Speech of James Otis,

232

145. On Corruption,

M‘DUFFIE. 275

147. On the Reduction of the Army, Pulteney. 278

149. On the British Treaty,

FISHER AMES. 282

150. On Resisting the Aggressions of France, HARPER. 284

151. The Liberty of the Press,

Curran. 285

152. On the Trial of Rowan,

Ibid. 287

156. National Glory,

H. CLAY. 293

158. Picture of an Informer,

Curran. 296

159. Oration at Washington,

R. RUSH. 297

SKETCHES OF CHARACTER AND EULOGIES.
47. Character of Julius Cæsar,

Middleton. 105
49. Eulogium on Gen. Washington,

Fox. 109
55. Eulogy on Adams and Jefferson, H. POTTER. 119
61. Character of Napoleon Bonaparte, Phillips. 127
63. Eulogy on William Penn,

Du PONCEAU. 131

81. Death of Washington,

FISHER AMES. 165

95. Eulogy on Dr. Franklin,

Abbe Fauchet. 188

96. The same continued,

Ibid. 190

98. Eulogy on Wm. Pinkney, Rev. JARED SPARKS. 193

116. Demosthenes and Cicero comparede Plutarch. 221

117. The same continued,

Ibid. 223

123. Eulogy on John Adams,

D. WEBSTER. 234

124. Eulogy on Thomas Jefferson,

IBID. 237

146. Character of Wm. Pitt, Earl of Chatham, Grattan. 276

155. Character of Blannerhasset,

W. WIRT. 291

DRAMATIC.

164. Learning and Usefulness,

Anon. 306

166. On Physiognomy,

Anon. 310

167. The Sultan and Mr. Haswell, Mrs. Inchbald. 312

MORAL AND RELIGIOUS.

11. Death of a Friend,

Addison. 86

16. The Miseries of War,

R. HALL. 49

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LESSONS IN POETRY.

NARRATIVE
42. The Hermit,

Parnell. 95

43. The same continued,

Ibid. 97

44. The same continued,

Ibid. 99

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