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TO

John Carill Worsley, Esq.

LATE PRESIDENT OF THE

ACADEMY IN WARRINGTON.

SIR,

THIS work having been undertaken principally with the design of assisting the Students at WARRINGTON in acquiring a just and gruceful Elocution, I feel a peculiar propriety in addressing it to you, as a public acknowledgment of the steady support which you have given to this institution, and the important services which you have rendered it.

In this Seminary, which was at first established, and has been uniformly conducted, on the extensive plan of providing a proper course of Instruction for young men in the most useful branches of Science and Literature, you have seen many respectable characters formed, who are now filling up their stations in society with reputation to themselves, and advantage to the public. And while the same great object continues to be pursued, by faithful endeavours to cultivate the understandings of youth, and by a steady attention to discipline, it is hoped, that you will have the satisfaction to observe the same effects produced, and that the scene will be realised, which our Poetess has so beautifully described:

When this, this little group their Country calls
From academic shades and learned balls,
To fix her laws, her spirit to sustain,
And light up glory through her wide domain ;
Their various tastes in diff'rent arts display'd,
Like temper'd harmony of light and shade,
With friendly union in one mass shall blend,
And this adorn the state, and that defend.

I am,

With sincere respect and gratitude,

DEAR SIR,

Your much obliged, and

most obedient servant,

William Enfield

Warrington Academy.

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ESSAY ON ELOCUTION waren READING WORKS OF TASTE ................................................. xxvii

BOOK I.

SRECT SENTENCES

1 to 14

Саар.

BOOK II.-NARRATIVE PIECES.
Page Chap.

Page 1. THE DERVISE ...... Spectator, 15 14. SIR BALAAM ......................

.. Pope, 56 9. A TURKISH TALE

....... Ib.

1615. EDWIN AND EMMA .......... Mallett, 38 8. AVARICE AND LUXURY .......... Ib. 17 16. CELADON AND AMELIA.... Thomson, 40 4. PLEASURE AND PAIN

.......... Ib.

18 17. JUNIO AND THEANA Grainger, 49 5. LABOUR.........

... IVorld, 2018. DOUGLAS TO L. RANDOLPH .. Home, 46 6. THE OLD MAN AND HIS ASS .... Ib. 2119. OTHELLO'S APOLOGY.... Shakspeare, 47 7. THE CHOICE OF HERCULES, Tatler, ib. 20. ELIZA

. Darwin, 48 8. PITY

Mrs. Barbauld, 2421. THE MORALIZER CORRECTED, 9. THE DEAD ASS...... Sterne, 25.

Cowper, 50 10. THE SWORD

.......... Ib. 27 22. THE FAITHFUL FRIEND ........ 16. 52 11. MARIA ......... ........... Ib. 2923. PAIRING TIME ANTICIPATED.... Ib. 53 19. THE CHAMELEON ...... Merrick, 39 94. THE NEEDLESS ALARM .......... Ib. 5+ 13. THE YOUTH AND THE PHILOSO- 25. THE MODERN RAKE'S PROGRESS, .Whitehead, 35

Hurdis, 58

PHER .........

BOOK III. DIDACTIC PIECES.

сар.
Page Chap

Page 1. ON MODESTY Spectator, 61 15. ON HAPPINESS...

Pope, 87 2. ON CHEERFULNESS .............. Ib. 63 16. ON VIRTUE ....

Ib. 89 3. ON SINCERITY.

Tillotson, 66 17. ON VERSIFICATION ............ Ib. 90 4. ON HONOUR..

Guardian, 68 18. LESSONS ON WISDOM .... Armstrong, 92 5. ON GOOD HUMOUR ....... Rambler, 70 19. AGAINST INDOLENCE: An Epistle : 6. ON THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE

Davies, 94 WORLD ..........

........... Ib. 73 20. ELEGY TO A YOUNG NOBLEMAN, 76 ON THE ADVANTAGES OF UNITING

Maso, 97 GENTLENESS OF MANNERS WITH 21. ON THE MISERIES OF HUMAN FIRMNESS OF MIND, L. Chesterfield, 75 LIFE

Thomson, 98 8. ON GOOD SENSE ............ Melmoth, 77 22. REFLECTIONS ON A FUTURE 9. ON STUDY........ ......... Bacon, 78 STATE

........ Ib. 99 10.LON SATIRICAL WIT ........... Sterne, 79 23. ON PROCRASTINATION ...... Young, 100 11. HAMLET'S INSTRUCTIONS TO THE 24. THE PAIN ARISING FROM YIR.

PLAYERS ....... ......... Shakspeare, 80 TUOUS EMOTIONS ATTENDED 19. THE PRESENT CONDITION OF MAN

WITH PLEASURE........... Akenside, 102
VINDICATED...
Pope, 8125. ON TASTE

............... Ib. 104 13. ON THE ORDER OF NATURE.... Ib. 83 26. THE PLEASURES ARISING FROM A 14. THE ORIGIN OF SUPERSTITION

CULTIVATED IMAGINATION .. Ib. 106 AND TYRANNY ........

Ib. 84 | 27. SLAVERY ................. Darwin, 108

BOOK IV.-ARGUMENTATIVE PIECES.

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BOOK VII._DESCRIPTIVE PIECES.

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