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[Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year Eighteen Hundred and Forty-four, by WINTHROP B. SMITH, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Tinited States for the District of Ohio.]
Morgan & Overend, Printers.
In the preparation of the following work, the compiler has not aimed at originality, but has endeavored to combine and present, as far as could be done in a single volume, the most valuable features of many popular books on the subjects of Elocution and Rhetorical reading. Free use has been made, therefore, of the works of Bell, Graham, Ewing, Pinnock, Scott, Wood, McCulloch, Enfield, Mylius, Sheridan Knowles, and others, and particularly of those of Mr. Walker, whose “ Elocution," and Rhetorical Grammar," constitute the foundation on which all subsequent writers have built. And while the compiler will not compare the present work with the elaborate treatises of several of the authors above named, he trusts he will be found to have culled from their pages every thing that could be made available for a
The compiler has also received much valuable assistance, in the revision and preparation of the manuscript for the press, from an able and experienced teacher, who has devoted much time and study to the subject of Elocution.* He is not without the hope, therefore, that his labors may prove serviceable to those engaged in the business of education.
A renewal of the stereotype plates of this volume having become necessary, the opportunity has been embraced to improve materially its typographical appearance, and to correct such errors as had before escaped detection.
*T. S. PINNEO, A. M., M. D., a graduate of Yale College, late Professor in the Charlotte Hall Institute, Maryland; and more recently, Professor in C2 Marietta College.
54. Massachusetts and South Carolina
59. Influence of Natural Scenery.
69. Colloquial Powers of Dr. Franklin..
74. The Moon and Stars.-A Fable.
78. Impeachment of Warren Hastings.
79. Speech on the trial of Warren Hastings
89. Incentives to Youthful Devotion...
93. The Mechanical Wonders of a Feather
98. Supposed Speech of John Adams
99. Death and character of Queen Elizabeth.
102. Character of Louis Fourteenth.......
106. Anecdote of the Duke of Newcastle
113. Reception of Columbus in Spain.......
116. Surrender of Grenada to the Spaniards...
120. Speech on the Trial of a Murderer
125. The Little Brook and the Star...
129. Eulogy on Candle Light..