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4. Character of a country lehoolmaster,

Goldsmith, 5-Story of Palemon and Lavinia, Thomson, 6. Celadon and Amelia,

ibid. 7: Description of Mab, queen of the fairies,

Shakespearby 8. On the existence of a Deity,

Young, 9. Evening in Paradise, &c.

Milton, 10. Elegy written in a country church-yard,

Gray, 11. Scipio reftoring the captive lady to her lover,

Thamfony 12. Humorous complaint to Dr Ar

buthnot of the impertinence-
of scribblers,

Pope, 13. Hymn to Adversity,

Gray, 14. The paffions. An ode.:

Collins, SECTION VIII. 1. LAMENTATION for the loss of light,

Milton, 2. L'Allegro, or the merry man,

ibid. 3. On the pursuits of mankind, 4. Adam and Eve's morning hymn, Milton, 5. Parting of Hector and Andromache,

Homer, 6. Facetious history of John Gilpin, Cowper, 7. The creation of the world,

Milten, 8. Overthrow of the rebel angels, ibid. 9. Alexander's feast, or the power of music,

Dryden,

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PART II.-LESSONS in SPEAKING.

SECTION 1.

ELOQUENCE OF THE PULPIT. ON truth and integrity, 1.

Tillotson,

243 2. On doing as we would be done unto,

Atterbury,

245 3. On benevolence and charity, Seed,

247 4. On happiness,

Sterne,

250 5. On the death of. Chrift,

254 SECTION*

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Page. -5. Lovegold and Lappet,

Miser,

319 6. Cardinal Wolsey and Cromwell, Henry VIII.

323 7. Sir Charles and Lady Racket,

Three

W. after Mar. 326 3. Brutus and Cassius,

Shak. Julius Cafar, 337

Trag. of Cato,

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II. SPEECHES AND SOLILOQUILS. 1. HAMLET's advice to the players,

Trag. of Hamlet, 333 2. Douglas's account of himself, Trag. of Douglas, 334 3. of the Hermit. ibid.

335 4. Sempronius's speech for war.

335 5. Lucius's speech for peace, ibid. 6. Hotspur's account of the Fop, 1 Henry 7.

foliloquy on the con. tents of a letter,

ibid.

337 8. Othello's apology for his mar. riage,

Trag. of Othello, 9. Henry IV's soliloquy on fleep, 2 Henry IV.

340 16. Bobadil's method of defeating an army,

Every man in his Hum. 340 11. Soliloquy of Hamlet's uncle on

the murder of his brother, Trag. of Hamlet, 341 12 Soliloquy of Hamlet on death,' ibid.

342 13. Falstaff's encomiums on fack,

343 14. Prologue to the tragedy of Cato, Pope,

344 15. Cato's soliloquy on the immortality of the soul,

Trag. of Cato, 345 16. Lady Randolph's foliloquy, Trag. of Douglas, 17. Speech of Henry Vth at the siege of Harfleur.

Shak. Henry V.

346 18.

before the battle of Agincourt,

ibid.

347 19. Soliloquy of Dick the apprentice, Farce of ibe approx. 345 20. Cassius instigating Brutus to join the conspiracy

againft Cæsar, Trag. of Jul. Cæfar, 349 21. Brutus's harangue on the death of Cæsar,

ibid.

35) _22. Antony's oration over Cæfar's body,

ibid.

351 23. Falstaff's description of his fol

· Henry IV.

354 24. foliloquy on honour, ibid.

354 25. Part of Richard III.'s soliloquy

the night preceding the bat-
tle of Bofworth,

Trag. of Richard III. 355 :26. The world compared to a stage, As you like it. APPENDIX : containing Concise Lessons on a new plan, and Principles of English Grammar.

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PART I.

LESSONS IN READING,

SECTION

I.

SELECT SENTENCES.

I. MAN's chief good is an upright mind; which no

. We ought to distrust our passions, even when they appear the most reasonable.

It is idle, as well as absurd, to impose our opinions upon others. The same ground of conviction operates differently on the fame man in different circumstances, and on different men in the same circumstances.

Choose what is most fit; custom will make it the most agreeable. A cheerful countenance betokens a good heart. Hypocrity is a homage that vice pays to virtue.

Anxiety and constraint are the conftant attendants of pride.

Men make themselves ridiculous, not so much by the qualities they have, as by the affectation of thote 'thcy have not.

Nothing blunts the edge of ridicule fo effe&ually as good humour.

To lay little and perform much is the characteristic of

A man who gives his children a habit of industry, provides for them better than by giving them a stock of money.

a great mind.

II. ou UR good or bad fortune depends greatly on the

choice we make of our friends. The young are slaves to novelty, the old to custom. No preacher is so successful as time. It gives a turn of thought to the aged, which it was impollible to in{pire while they were young.

Every man, however little, makes a figure in his own eyes.

Self-partiality hides from us those very faults in ourfelves which we see and blame in others.

The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same balance.

Men generally put a greater value upon the favours they bestow, than upon those they receive.

He who is puffed up with the first gale of prosperity, will bend beneath the first blast of adversity.

Adversity borrows its sharpest sting from our impatience.

Men commonly owe their virtue or their vice to education as much as to nature.

There is no such fop as my young master of his ladymother's making. She blows him up with self-conceit, and there he stops. She makes a man of him at twelve, and a boy all his life after. An infallible

way
to make

your

child miserable, is to fatisfy all his demands. Paflion swells by gratification ; and the impossibility of satisfying every one of his defires, will oblige you to stop short at last, after he has become headstrong.

(11. W E esteem moit things according to their intrinfic

merit: it is. itrange man should be an exception. We prize a horse for his strength and courage, not for his furniture: We prize a man for his sumptuous palace, his great train, his vast revenue ; yet these are his furniture, not his mind.

The true conveniences of life are common to the king with his meanett fubject. The king's sleep is not sweeter, nor his appetite better.

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