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coming the rational creature to learn to wield, with grace and grandeur, the organs of speech? -tell the student, who has not carefully attended to this department of knowledge, that, whatever stores of Latin, or Grecian, or other lore, he may have hoarded up for his thousand exigencies, he has left undone one half of his duty ?and consequently suggesting that, if there is any responsibility attached to the medical practitioner, there is a tenfold responsibility entailed upon the head of the Pulpit Orator. There can be no excuse on the ground of the want of the instructor, as Nature, who distributes her favours with no mean or niggardly hand, is incessantly lifting up her voice—to whom alone we appeal for proof of our observations. Through the child, she becomes his instructor, and may teach him to avoid those rocks and quicksands, which have proved fatal to many public speakers, in despite of all their superior knowledge, and all their splendid and boasted classical attainments. He may, if he is wise, gather instruction on every hand—from the Miss in the drawingroom, down to the beggar on the dunghill-from the man of grey hairs, tottering on the brink of the grave, to the helpless infant on the breast of its mother.

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Sharacter of Marquis Cornwallis, by Napoleon,


To excel in the Arts of Speaking and Writing,

Enthusiasm necessary,

Blair, 51

Orators of Greece and the Athenians, Edinburgh Review, 52

Description and Reflections among the Ruins of

Bijanagur, etc.

Sketches of India, 54

Character of the Puritans,

Edinburgh Review, 56

An Account of the Dreadful Earthquake which

10 visited the Calabrian Coast, etc.

Craven's Tour, 57

Inattention to Oratory, the bane of the Church of


Blackwood's Magazine, 59

O'Meara, 61

Testament incomparably better authen.

sticated than Tacitus,

Chalmers, 62

Character of the unclaimed Scottish Novels, Wa-

criverly, etc. ***

Edinburgh Review, 65

The connection between Christianity and Freedom, Ibid. 68

Rebecca, and the Lady of Ivanhoe,

Ivanhoe, 69

The folly of our present system of Education in re-

.2lation to the Classics,

Edinburgh Review, 73

The Latin Language not more strictly grammati.

fical than the English,

Ibid. 75

Man's Highest Interest,

Harris, 76

Chalmers, 73

Gomal and Galvina,

Ossian, 80

The Author of Don Roderick unable to doom to

to obscurity Sir John Moore,

Edinburgh Review, 81

A remarkable Instance of Friendship, Fool of Quality, 83

Character of John Knox,

M-Crie, 86

Observations on the Recommendations of Ministers

to the Colonial Assemblies, &c.

Stephen, 87

Love and Harmony between Brothers, how beautiful, Percival, 88

The Dead Ass,

Sterne, 91

Female Excellence consists in Intellectual Charms, Lit. Gaz. 92

Anastasius and Euphrosyné,

Hope, 94

The Monk,

Sterne, 95

The Perfect Orator,

Sheridan, 98

The Words of the White Inhabitants of the West

Indies, “But we will Rebel,' noticed, Edinburgh Review, 99

The Church of England and the Dissenters, Blackwood's Mag. 100


Sterne, 103

Xhele anters and the Abolitionists




The Maid of the Inn,

Southey, 230



Anah’s Invocation to her Angel Lover,

Byron, ib.

The Dying Christian to his Soul,

Pope, 236

The Anticipations of Hope,

Campbell, ib.

The Mariners of England,

Ibid. 237

Extract from Gray's Elegy,


A Pleasant Companion,

Cowper, 240

Constance, to her Husband, on her Death-bed, Campbell, 241

The Dying Lover's Song,

Crabbe, 242

The Ocean,

Byron, 243

To Delia,

Sheridan, 245

The Shipwreck,

Byron, ib.

From the unfinished Opera of “ The Foresters," Sheridan, 246

The Sailor's Orphan Boy,

Mrs. Opie, 247


Scott, 248

The Battle of Blenheim,

Southey, 250

The concluding part of Burns' Cottar's Saturday Night, 252

Lamentation over the Fall of Genius, with an Address to


The Author, 253

Lord Ullin's Daughter,

Campbell, 255

Alexander's Feast,

Dryden, 256

The Passions,

Collins, 260

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