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excepting even their extreme and incessant labor—is to be imputed the existence and diffusion of that wonderful oratory, which will be considered throughout all time, the highest glory of Greece and Rome.

The plates are designed not merely as embellishments. It is believed they may be studied with advantage. The Poetical Gestures are selected from Austin's Chironomia; the Frontispiece from Henry Siddons, on Gesture.

The orthography will be found, generally, to agree with the improvements of that illustrious American Lexicographer, Doctor Webster.

The typographical execution of tne work, it i3 presumed, will scarcely fall short of that of the best printed school-books of this country.

"With these remarks the United States Speaker is respectfully and cheerfully submitted to the decision of an impartial public.

J. E. Im

New Haven, March, 1833.

STEREOTYPE EDITION.

The United States Speaker has now assumed a perrnanent form. The decided favor extended to the first and second editions, and the rapidly increasing demand for the work, have stimulated both tne publisher and the compiler to use every means in their power to render the present, stereotype edition, as perfect as possible. It is presented to its patrons in the confident belief that they will find it greatly improved over the former impressions. Some of the longer dialogues, being considered by teachers, who use the work, as more suitable for exhibitions, than for purely elocution exercises, have been withdrawn, and the space so gained, is occupied with a variety of prose and poetical selections not to be found in any similar publication. The dialogues so withdrawn, will appear in a work composed exclusively of dialogues; it is already in a state of considerable forwardness, and will soon be put to press.

The compiler avails himself of this opportunity to acknowledge his indebtedness to those gentlemen from whom he has had the honor to receive such flattering testimonials in commendation of his work.

j. a L.

New Haven, November, 1835.

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CONTENTS.

PART FIRST.

SPECIMENS OF AMERICAN ELOQUENCE.

SELECTION.

1. Character of True Eloquence. -

2. Causes of War. • • -

3. Tribute to Washington. • • • •

4. Necessity of Resistance. * • •

5. Character of Patriotic Triumph, *

6. Influence of the Principles of American Government.

7. The Moral Effects of Intemperance. •

8. The Best of Classics. -

9. Two Centuries from the Landing of the Pilgrims.

10. The Heroes of the Last War. -

11. A Century from the Birth of Washington. -

12. Scotland. ---.-.

13. Eulogy on Hamilton. ....

14. French Aggressions. • • •

15. Intelligence Necessary to Perpetuate Independence.

16. The Loss of National Character. •

17. The Tomahawk Submissive to the Spirit of Eloquence.

18. Effects of Protestantism. ....

19. The True Sources of National Greatness. •

20. Grateful Tribute to the Heroes of the Revolution.

21. Necessity of a Pure National Morality.

22. No Excellence without Labor. -

23. Relief of the Soldiers of the Revolution.

24. Influence of National Glory. -

25. Frauds upon the Revenue. -

2G. Influence of Great Actions Dependent on their Results.

27. Prevalence of War. »

28. Military Insubordination. •

29. Evils of Dismemberment. - -

30. Impressions Derived from the Study of History.

81. Importance of Preserving the Union.

32. Political Corruption. -

33. National Recollections the Foundation of National Character.

34. Happy Consequences of American Independence.

35. Obligations of Massachusetts to Stand by the Union.

36. The Obligations of America to La Fayette.

37. Battle the Only Alternative. -

38. The Instability of Human Governments.

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SPECIMENS OF EUROl EAN ELOQUENCE.

1. Description of Junius. -

2. Opinion Relative to the Right of England to Tax America.

3. Jack to Sir John. -

4. "A Political Pause."

5. Charles de Moor's Remorse. -

6. The Passing of the Rubicon. i

7. To the Young .... .

8. Contemplation of the Divine Being in his Works. •

9. Cffisar's Triumphs .....

10. Las-Casas Dissuading from Battle. ...

11. Invective against the Duke of Bedford.

12. Ludicrous Account of English Taxes. ...

13. Washington - - - .

14. Female Patriotism. .....

15. Enterprising Spirit of New-England

Burke. 109

Burke. 110

Kotzebue. 110

Fox. Ill

Schiller. 112

Knowles. 113

Logan. 113

Fielding. 114

Knowles. 115

Sheridan. 116

Junius. 117

Ed. Review. 118

Phillips. 119

Madame Roland. 120

Burke. 121

24. Defense of J. A. Williams, for a Libel on the Clergy of Durham. Brougham. 131

25. Osmond's Dream. ------ Lewis. 132

26. Reflections on the Youth and Theatrical Manner of Mr. Pitt. Walpole. 134

27. Reply to the Ill-Timed Reflections of Mr. Walpole. - Pitt. 135

28. Benevolence of the Supreme Being. - Chabnera. 136

29. Address to the Army of Italy. • Bonaparte. 137

30. The Scriptures and the Savior. ----- Rousseau. 138

31. Political Cupidity Reproved. - - - . Sheridan. 140

32. On the Competency of Parliament to Pass the Measure of Union. Plunket. 141

33. The Philosophy of Hatred. ----- Canning. 142

34. Address to the Volunteers at Bristol. - Hall. 144

85. The Splendor of War. ..... Chalmers. 145

36. Political Severity Rebuked. ..... Byron. 146

37. Effect of the Exclusive System on the Condition of Ireland. Phillips. 148

38. The Downfall of Bonaparte. ..... Grant. 149

39. The Fame Awaiting a Reformation of the Law. - - Brougham. 151

40. Defense of Rowan for Libel. ..... Curran. 152

41. Reply to Mr. Cony's Attack on his Character. - - Grattan. 153

42. Reputation. ........ Phillips. 155

43. Limitation of the Amount of Pensions. ... Curran. 156

44. Fallacy of Mr. Tiemey's Argument on a Motion for Peace with the

French. - - - - - - . Canning. 158

45. Indignant Rebuke on the Employment of Indians in Civilized

Warfare. ...... Chatham. 159

46. America. ..----. Phillips. 16/

47. Character of Napoleon Bonaparte. .... Phillips. 163

48. To the Jury in the Case of J. A. Williams for a Libel on the Clergy

1. Selection from Chapter xxxix of the Book of Job.

2. Selection from Chapter xxviii of the Book of Job.

3. The Song of Moses; from Chapter xv of Exodus,

4. Selection from the Book of Joel. ....

5. Selection from Chapter viii of the Book of Proverbs. -

6. Selection from Chapter lx of the Book of Isaiah.

7. Extract from Demosthenes on the Crown.

8. Nicolaus against putting the Athenian General Nicias, to Death.

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176

177

178

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1. Science and Religion.

2. "Look not upon the Wine when it is Red."

3. Catiline's Reply to the Charges of Cicero.

4. Fire. ....

5. The Warning.

6. Death. ...

7. The Dying Horse. •

8. To-Morrow. ...

9. The Flight of Xerxes.

10. The American Patriot's Song.

11. The Victim.

12. The Call of Poland.

13. The Ocean.

14. The World. -

15. Catiline, on Hearing his Sentence of Banishment.

16. To a Child. ...

17. "There's Death in the Pot."

18. The Family Bible. -

19. The Patriot's Elysium. -

20. What is Time 1

21. Macbeth's Soliloquy. - •

22. The Battle of Bannockbum. - •

23. Henry V, at the Siege of Harfleui.

24. Henry V, Encouraging his Soldiers.

25. New-England's Dead.

26. Ambition.

27. The Sailor.

28. Beautiful Soliloquy. -

29. To-Morrow. • -

30. Elijah's Interview. •

31. Byron. ...

32. Song of Mac Murrough.

?3. What is that, Mother 1

34. Woman.

Sigoumey. 203

Willis. 203

Croly. 204

Anonymous. 205

Anonymous. 206

Cunningham. 206

Blackett. 207

Anonymous. 208

Jewsbury. 209

Anonymous. 210

Anonymous. 210

Campbell. 211

Anonymous. 212

Anonymous. 213

Croly. 214

Yankee. 214

Anonymous. 215

Anonymous. 216

Montgomery. 217

Marsden. 218

Shakspeare. 219

Campbell. 219

Shakspeare. 220

Shakspeate. 221

McLellan. 222

Neal. 223

Anonymous. 224

Taylor. 225

Co«on. 225

Campbell. 226

Pollok. 227

Scott. 229

Doane. 230

Campbell. 231

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