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This work having been undertaken princi
pally with the design of assisting the Students > at WARRINGTON in ' acquiring a just and
graceful Elocution, I feel a peculiar propriety in addressing it to you;' as a public acknowledgment of the stearly support which you have given: to this Institution, and the important : services which you have rendered it.
In this Seminary, which was at first established, and has been uniformly conducted, on the extensive plan of providing a proper course of Instruction for young men in the most useful branches of Science and Litera. ture, you have seen many respectable characters formed, who are now filling up their stations in society witli-reputation to themselves, and advantage to the Public. And, while the same great object continues to be pursued, by
faithful endeavours to cultivate the understandings of youth, and by a steady attention to discipline, it is hoped, that you will have the satisfaction to observe the same effects produced, and that the scene will be realized, which OUR POETESS has so beautifully de scribed :
Like ten:per'd harmony of light and shade, aj? With friendly union in one mass shall blend,
And this adorn the state, and that defenda
1 The Dervise Spectatur 38 16 Celadon and Amelia
3 Ararice and Luxury Ib. 40117 Junio and Theana
4 Pleasure and Pain ...... Ib. 41
5 Labour ................ World 43 18 Douglas to Lord Randolph
16. 44 19 Othello's Apology Shaks. 71
Mrs. Barbauld 47 from the Flames of Troy
Ib. 51 21 The parting of Hector and
11 Mária ..
Ib. 52 Andromacbe
13 The Youth and the Philo- 22 The Progress of Discontent
Pope 6023 The Modern Rake's Pro-
15 Edwin and Einma .. Mallet 62)
1 On Modesty Speclator 84 8 On Good Sense ..Melmoth 101
2 On Cheerfulness ..16. 86
9 On Study
3 On Sincerity Tillotson 8910 On Satirieal Wit ... Sterne 103.
4 On Honour Grsardian 911) Hamlet's Instructions to
5 On Good Humour'
the Players...Shakspeare 104
Rambler 94 12 The present Condition of
6 On the knowledge of the Man vindicated ... Pope 105
World .. ..... Ib. 97/13 On the Order of Nature
7 On the Advantage uni.
.......... 16. 107
ting Gentleness of Man- 14 The Origin of Supersti.
pers with Firmness of tion and Tyranny ... 16. 109
Mind .... Lord Chesterfield 99|15 On Happiness ......... Ib. 111
Pope 113 23 On Procrastination. Young 125.
17 On Versification Ib. 115 24 The pain arising from
.Armstrong 116 tended with Pleasure
20 Elegy to a Young Noble. 26 The Pleasures arising
Muson 121 from a cultivated Ima-
Thomson. 122/27 Panacea; or, the Grand
Restorative ....... Graves 132
... Ib. 123
BOOK 4.--ARGUMENTATIVE PIECES.
1 On Anger .... Holland 134 4. On the Immortality of the
Harris 1395 On the. Being of a God
3 The same Subject :.. Ib. 141
* Junius Brutus over the 7 The Earl of Arundel's.
dead body of Lucretia
Speech,proposing an Ac-
2 Hannibal to his Soldiers
Henry 11. and Stephen
Ld. Lyttelton 159
3 C. Marius to the Romans, 8. Mr. Pulteney's Speech on
on their hesitating to
the Motion for reducing
appoint himn General in
the Expedition against 9 Sir John St. Aubin's
Speech for repealing the
account of his extrac.
Sattus& 150 10 Sw Robt. Walpole's Reply 172
* Calisthenes' Reproof of 1.1 Lord Lyttelton's Speech.
Cleon's Flattery, to alex-
on the Repeal of the Act
ander 2. Curlius 153 called the Jew. Bill, in
5 The Scythian. Ambassa-
the year. 1753
dors to Alexander ... lb. 154 12 Praise of Virtue.. Price 180
6 Galgacus, the General of 13 The Speech of Brutus on
the Caledonji, to his Ar.
the Death of Cæsar
my, to incite them to
Action against the Ro. 14 Gloucester's Speech to
mans. , come...
.... Tucitus 157 the Nobles .............. Ib. 182