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power, for plunder, and extended rule.-We, for our country, our altars, and our homes.—They, follow an Adventurer whom they fear-and obey a power which they hate,- We serve a Monarch a whom we love-a God whom we'adore. Whene'er they move in anger, 'desolation tracks their progress !- Where'er they pause in amity, affliction mourns their friendship - They boast, they come but to improve our state,-enlarge our thoughts, and free us from the yoke of error! Yes—They will give enlightened freedom to our minds, who are themselves the flaves of passion, avarice, and pride. They offer us their protection.--Yes, such protection as vultures give to lambs -covering and devouring them! They call on us to barter all our goods we have inherited and proved, for the desperate chance of something better which they promise. Be our plain answer this : The throne we honour is the PEOPLE'S CHOICEthe laws we reyerence are our brave Father's legacy-the faith we follow teaches us to live in bonds of charity with all mankind, and die with hope of blifs beyond the grave. Tell your inva- . ders this, and tell them too, we seek no change ; and, least of all, such change as they would bring

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B. SHERIDAN.

CONCONCLUSION.

Directions for Speaking. SPEAK the Speech (I pray you) as I pronouncd

it to you, trippingly on the tongue :. But, if you mouth it, as many of our Speakers do, I had as lieve the town-crier had spoken my lines. And do not saw the air too much with your hand, thus; ; but use all gently : for in the very torrent, tempest, and (as I may say) whirl-wind of your passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance, that' may give it smoothness. Oh, it offends me to the soul, to hear a roboustous periwig-pated fellow tear a passion to tatters, to very rags; to split the ears of the groundlings; who (for the most part) are capable of nothing, but 'inexplicable dumbshows and noise: I would have such a fellow whipt, for o'er-doing termagant ; it out-herods Herod. Pray you, avoid ic!

Be not too tame neither : but let your own difcretion be your tutor.

Suit the Action to the Word, the Word to the Action ; with this special observance, thạt you o'er-step not the modesty of nature : for any thing fo over-done, is from the purpose of speaking. Now this, over-done or come tardy off, tho it make the unskilful laugh, cannot but make the judicious grieve; the censure of which one, muft (in your allowance) o'er-sway a whole crowd of others.

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CONTENTS to Mr. Holmes' Rhetoric. Α.

Enantiofis, page 46 Epanalepsis,

43 Allegory, 36 Epanodos, Anadiplofis,

43 Epanorthefis, Anaphora,

49 Epiphonema, Anastrophe,

39 Epiftrophe, Antanaclasis, 44 Epizeuxis,

43 Anthony's Oration, 76 Erotefis,

39 Apophalising

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F A poria,

38 Figure. Apoliopefis,

39
Its Faults,

42 Apostrophe,

39

G Arguments,

26 Galg cus' Speech, Afyndeton, 40 Genius,

92 B

H Belial's Speech, 58 Hamlet's Soliloquy, 71 Brutus Oration 75 Henry the 5th's 81 Brutus' Soliloquy, ’ ,

55 Homoioteleuton, 44 с Hyperbole,

37 Cassius tempting Brutus, 66 Hypotyposis,

41 Catacrefis,

38

I Cataline, an account of, 4 Iago, exciting Othello to his Speech, 50 Rage.

72 in English, 52 Invention,

23 Climax,

40 Irony, Cato's Soliloquy, 69 Compofition,

35 Macbeth's Soliloquy,
D
Metabafis,

40 Declamation, what; and its Metaphor, parts,

27 Metonymy, Dignity,

35

N Directions for just Speak Novelty,

94 ing,

97

0. Difpofition,

27 Oration, its parts and kinds E. Ecphonefis,

38 Orators, how to be made Elegance, 35 acceptable,

47 Stocution,

35. Othello's Defence,

36

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Oxymoron,
40 Rolla's speech,

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Rhetoric.

23 Paul, St. his Defence be

S fore Agrippa,

31. Satan's Speech to his rebel Parabole,

hoft.

29 Parenomasia, 44 tempting Evc.

62 Paragmenon,

44.

to the Sun, 89 Passions, how.moved, 26 Symploce,

43 Periphrafis,

40 Synecdoche, Phocias' Soliloquy, 70 Synonymia,

45 Ploce,

44

T Polyptoton,

44 / Theme, its Nature and Proiepsis,

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Parts, with the Exam. Pronunciation, 45 ple,

34 Prosopopoeia,

42 Tropes, R

their Faults, Repetitions,

V their uses, +5 Voice, how to be used, 45

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