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I HOPE the judicious Reader will think the labour I have
bestowed in collecting, and altering, where proper, the foregoing Lessons, not wholly lost. Though a greater number of passages might have been put together (which likewise must have enhanced the bulk and price of the book) I hope it will be owned, that this collection affords such a competent rariety, that whoever can express or deliver, properly, all the matter contained in these Lessons, need be at no great loss in speaking any kind of matter that can come in his way.
There are in the Lessons, several humours, or passions, for expressing which there are no directions nominally given in the Essay ; but in the Essay there are directions for expressing the principal humours, or passions, which commonly occur, and the others are generally referable to them. For example, there is not in the Essay such an article as HYPOCRICY which occurs in the Lessons, page 163 ; but there is AFFECTATION OF Piety, in the Essay, page 27, which is the same thing under a different name, and so of others, which
reader's understanding will enable him to trace out.
Masters of places of education, and private tutors, may easily enlarge the practice of their pupils, on the plan here given, to what extent they please ; this part of education being, like all others, endless. The youth may be directed to translate from the ancients, especially the orators ; and then, the master, correcting their translations, and marking the emphatical words with lines under them, and the various humours, or passions, on the margin, they may be instructed to commit the substance of them to memory, so as to be able, without having too often recourse to their papers, to speak them with ease and gracefulness, and with propriety as to tone of voice, looks and gesture.
TABLE OF THE LESSONS.
I. ARRATION. Foundation of the Roman Commons
... TABLE OF THE LESSONS.
XLI. Desperation. Milton.
126 XLII. Walking in sleep. Shakesp.
128 XLIII. Intreating. Complaint.' Refusal. Pope's Hom. 130 XLIV. Low Humour. Shakesp.
133 XLV. Chiding. Pope's Hom.
138 XLVI. Remorse. Affection, &c. Steele.
139 XLVII. Discontent. Plotting, &c. Shakesp.
142 XLVIII. Joy. Trouble. Flattery, Fear, &c, Milton. 144 XLIX. Anguish. Transport. Steele.
146 L. Reproof. Q. Curt.
150 LI. Commanding. Intreating Warning. Sal.
152 LII. Drunkenness. Shakesp.
153 LIII. Vexation. Spiteful Joy. Ibid.
155 LIV. Self-Vindication. Reproof. Sal.
157 LV. Plotting. Cruelty. Horror. Shakesp.
161 LVI. Affection. Joy, &c. Millon.
162 LVII. Intercession. Obstinacy. Cruelty, &c. Shakesp. 163 LVIII. Conjugal Affection, &c. Pope's Hom.
169 LIX. Remorse. Obduracy. Shakesp.
173 LX. - Reproaching. Exciting to Self-defence. Liv. 174 LXI. Doubting. Vexation, &c. Shakesp.
179 LXII. Eagerness. Chiding. Intreating. Lucian. 181 LXIII, Accusation. Cic.
189 LXIV. Terror. Discovery of Wickedness. Shakesp.
197 LXV. Exhortation. Reproaching. Demosth.
199 LXVI. Surmising. Jealousy. Shakesp.
205 LXVII. Complaint. Intreating. Şal.
207 LXVIII. Accusation. Pity. Dion. Halicarn.
211 LXIX. Consultation. Milton.
218 LXX. Fierceness. Desperation. Ibid.
219 LXXI. Consideration. Dissuasion. Diffidence. Ibid.
221 LXXI. Submission. Complaint. Intreating. Tacit. 294 LXXIII. Jealousy. Shakesp.
226 LXXIV. Craft. Fear. Vexation. Moliere.
229 LXXV. Exhortation. Tacit.
233 LXXVI. Doubting, Vexation. Pedantry, &c. Moliere. 239 LXXVII. Warning. Blaming. Commendation. &c. Isocr. 251 LXXVIII. Blunt Reproof. Warning, &c. Q. Curt. 258 LXXIX. Qutcry. Examination, Self-defence, &c. Moliere. 261 LXXX. Dissuasion. Q. Curt.
263 LXXXI. · A New-Year's Ode.
270 LXXXII. Sermon.
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