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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,

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On Study

Bacon, 1

On the Love of Life

Goldsmith, 2

On Grieving for the Dead

Adam Smith, 3

On Remorse

Ibid.

4

Discontent, the Common Lot of all Mankind Johnson, 6

On the Sublime in Writing

Blair, 8

Reflections in Westminster Abbey

Addison, 11

Virtue, Man's Highest Interest

Harris, 12

The Monk

Sterne, 14

On Military Glory

Marmontel, 16

Liberty and Slavery

Sterne, 17

Reyno and Alpin

Ossian, 18

Story of the Siege of Calais

Fool of Quality, 20

On Living to One's-Self .

Hazlitt, 24

Comal and Galvina

Ossian, 25

On the Psalms

Horne, 26

Anningait and Ajut

Johnson, 27

On the Pleasure of Painting

Hazlitt, 33

Damon and Pythias

Fool of Quality, 34

On the Abuse of Genius, with reference to the

Works of Lord Byron .

Knowles, 36

Harley's Death

Mackenzie, 38

Advantages of uniting Gentleness of Manners,

with Firmness of Mind

Chesterfield, 40

The Elder's Death-bed

,

On Lord Byron's Lines upon the Field of Waterloo Knowles, 45

The Perfect Orator.

Sheridan, 46

Lord Byron considered as a Moralist, and a Poet

Knowles, 47

Story of Le Fevre

Sterne, 48

The Distressed Father

Mornings at Bow-street

, 56

On Shakspeare

Hazlitt, 58

Character of Napoleon Bonaparte

Channing, 62

The Indian Jugglers

Hazlitt, 65

On Milton

Channing, 67

Wit injures Eloquence

Maury, 71

On the Dignity of Human Nature

Channing, 72

The Hill of Science

Aikin's Miscellanies, 73

The Planetary and Terrestrial Worlds

Addison, 75

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

Ibid. 82

The Idiot

Blackwood's Magazine, 83

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