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THE

ELOCUTIONIST:

A COLLECTION OF

PIECES IN PROSE AND VERSE,

PECULIARLY ADAPTED TO DISPLAY THE ART OF READING, IN

THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE SENSE OF THE TERM;

PRECEDED BY AN INTRODUCTION ON THE

PRINCIPLES OF ELOCUTION.

BY

• JAMES SHERIDAN KNOWLES,

AUTHOR OF THE TRAGEDY OF “VIRGINIUS," ETC.

Twenty-fifth Edition. Creatly Enlarged.

EDITED BY

ROBERT MULLAN.

BELFAST
WILLIAM M

1874.

260. 9. 286.

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Hazlitt.

PROMISCUOUS SELECTIONS IN PROSE.

PICB

On Study.

. . . Bacon, 1

On the Love of Life

. . . . Goldsmith,

On Grieving for the Dead . . . . . Adam Smith, 3

On Remorse . . .

Ibid. 4

Discontent, the Common Lot of all N

Johnson, 6

On the Sublime in Writing .

Blair,

Reflections in Westminster Abbey

Addison, 11

Virtue, Man's Highest Interest

Harris, 12

The Monk . . .

Sterne, 14

On Military Glory . . . . . . Marmontel,

Liberty and Slavery . . . . . . . Sterne,

Reyno and Alpin .

. . Ossian, 18

Story of the Siege of Calais

Fool of Quality,

On Living to One's-Self.

Comal and Galvina . . . . . . . Ossian,

On the Psalms . . . . . . . Horne,

Anningait and Ajut . . . . .

Johnson,

On the Pleasure of Painting. . . . . Hazlitt,

Damon and Pythias.

. . Fool of Quality, 34

On the Abuse of Genius, with reference to the

Works of Lord Byron . . . .

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. Knowles, 36

Harley's Death

. . Mackenzie, 38

Advantages of uniting Gentleness of Manners.

with Firmness of Mind . . . . Chesterfield,

The Elder's Death-bed

Wilson,

On Lord Byron's Lines upon the field of Waterloo Knowles,

The Perfect Orator. ..

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Lord Byron considered as a Moralist and

dered as a Moralist, and a Poet Knowles,

Story of Le Fevre . .

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. Sterne,

The Distressed Father .

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'Mornings at Bow-street,

On Shakspeare . . . .

Hazlitt, 58

Character of Napoleon Bonaparte . . . . Channing, 62

The Indian Jugglers.

Hazlitt, 65

On Milton . . .

Channing,

Wit injures Eloquence

Maury, 71

On the Dignity of Human Nature . . . Channing,

The Hill of Science.

Aikin's Miscellanies,

The Planetary and Terrestrial Worlds.

etary and Terrestrial Worlds . . . Addison,

Effects of Sympathy in the Distresses of Others . . Burke, 77

An Exhortation to the Study of Eloquence . . Cicero, 78

On the Cultivation of the Intellectual Powers . . Tayler, 79

The Falling Leaf . . . . . . Anonymous, 81

Happiness. · · · · · min

. Ibid. 82

The Idiot

.. Blackwood's Magazine, 83

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