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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.
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by teachers, who use the work, as more suitable for exhibitions, than for purely elocution exercises, have been withdrawn, and the space so gained, is occupied with a variety of prose and poetical selections not to be found in any similar publication. The dialogues so withdrawn, will appear in a work composed exclusively of dialogues; it is already in a state of considerable forwardness, and will soon be put to press.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.
SPECIMENS OF AMERICAN ELOQUENCE.
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
Ed. Review. 118
Madame Roland. 120
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.
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.
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