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STRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, TO WIT: BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the twentieth day of mber, A. D. 1810, and in the thirty-fifth Year of the laundence of the United States of America, CALEB BingAM of the said District, has deposited in this Ofice the title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as Author, in the words following, to wit: “ The Columbian Orator : containing a variety of original and selected pieces; together with rules ; calculated to improve youth and others in the ornamental and useful art of eloquence. By CALEB BINGHAM, A. M. author of the American Preceptor, Young Lady's Accidence, &c. “ Cato cultivated eloquence, as a necessary mean for defending the rights of the people, and for enforcing good counsels.”

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74282 In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, “ An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies, during the times therein mentioned;" and also to an Act entitled, “ An Act supplementary to an Act, entitled, An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned ; and extending the benefits thereof to the Arts of Designing, Engraving and Etching Historical, and other prints.” WILLIAM S. Shaw, Ş Clerk of the Distries NOTWITHSTANDING the multiplicity of SchoolBooks now in use, it has been often suggested, that a Selection, calculated particularly for Dialogue and Declamation, would be of extenside utility in our seminaries.

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Stereotyped by B. & J. Eclips, New York.

The art of Oratory needs no encomium. To cultivate its rudiments, and diffuse its spirit among the Youth of America, is the design of this Book.

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Of the many pieces which this volume contains, three only are to be found in any publication of the kind. A large proportion is entirely original. To those, who have assisted him in this part, the author returns his warmest acknowledgments.

The COLUMBIAN ORATOR is designed for a Second Part to the AMERICAN PRECEPTOR; for this reason, no pieces are inserted from that book.

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As no advantage could arise from a methodical ar. rangement, the Author has preferred variety to sys

In his choice of materials, it has been his object to select such as should inspire the pupil with the ardour of eloquence, and the love of virtue. He has spared no pains to render the Work, in every respect, worthy of the generous patronage, which a liberal meblic hate bestowed on his former publications

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LENERAL Instructions for Speaking

7

Oration on Eloquence

PERKINS 30

Speech in Congress, 1789

WASHINGTON 34

Speech of a Roman General

P. EMILIUS 36

Exhortation on Temperance in Pleasure

BLAIR 38

Judah's Plea for Benjamin, before Joseph Philo 41

Plea in behalf of Thomas Muir

MUIR 43

On the starry Heavens

HERVEY 44

Paper, a Poem

FRANKLIN 46

Speech before the Roman Senate

Caro 48

Bialogue between Duellist, Savage, and Mercury

LITTLETON 50

Speech of an Indian Chief

54

On the Creation of the World

BLAIR 55

Lines spoken by a little Boy

EVERETT 57

Speech in the British Parliament, 1766

Pitt 58%

Seene from the Farce of Lethe

GARRICK 61

Eulogy on Dr. Franklin

Faucher 64

Epilogue to Addison's Cato

69

Self-Conceit, an Address by a small Boy

70

Dialogue between Howard and Lester

Christ's Crucifixion

CUMBERLAND 74

-The Wonders of Nature

HERVEY 77

Dialogue on Physiognomy

79

Oration at the Festival of Gratitude

CARNOT 82

Address to the President of the United States -- Adet 85

President's Answer

WASHINGTON 87

The oppressive Landlord, a Dialogue

88

Speech in the British Parliament, 1770 MANSFIELD 94

On the Day of Judgment

DAVIES 97

Christ triumphant over the apostate Angels Milton 100

Sláves in Barbary, a Drama in two Acts EVERETT 102

Speech in the British Parliament, 1770

Pitt 119

Plea before a Roman Court

SOCRATES 122

Dialogue on Cowardice and Knavery

126

Speech in the British Parliament

SHERIDAN 130

Extract from an Oration against Catiline CICERO 131

Description of the first American Congress Barlow 133

Speech of a French General to his Army BUONAPARTE 135

Reflections over the Grave of a young Man HERVEY 136

Scene from the Drama of “ Moses in the Bulrushes”

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(H. MORE 137

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Speech of a Roman General

C. Cassius 142

Speech in the British Parliament, 1784 ERSKINE 144

Address to the People of the U. States WASHINGTON, 147

Dialogue on the Choice of Business for Life

150

Speech of a French General

BUONAPARTE 154

Speech in the British Parliament, 1777

Pitt 156

Dialogue between a Schoolmaster and School-Committee 158

Speech in the British Parliament, 1770

Pirt 165

On the general Judgment Day

Dwight 169

In the Works of Creation and Providence HERVEY 171

Speech in the British Parliament, 1770

Fox 172

The Conjurer, a Dialogue

EVERETT 175

Speech in the British Parliament, 1775

Рітт 184

Speech of the Caledonian General GALGACHUS 185

Modern Education, a Dialogue

189

On the Existence of God, a Sermon

Maxcy 195

The Dignity of Human Nature

BURGES 203

Infernal Conference

CUMBERLAND 205

Speech in the British Parliament, 1777

Рітт 214

On the Day of Judgment

YOUNG 217

The dissipated Oxford Student Altered from BURNEY 219

Speech in Congress, on the British Treaty AMES 230

Oration on Independence, July 4, 1796 BLAKE 234

General Description of America, a Poem EVERETT. 237

Dialogue between a Master and Slave

AIKIN 240

Speech in the Irish Parliament

O'CONNOR 243

Scene from the Tragedy of Tamerlane

Rowe 248

Speech in the British Parliament

BARRE 252

The Last Day

EVERETT 254

Dialogue on Loquacity

257

American Sages

BARLOW 261

Speech in the British Parliament, 1777

Pitt' 262

Scene from the Tragedy of Cato

ADDISON 265

Oration delivered at Boston, July 4, 1794 PHILLIPS 268

Dialogue between a White Man and an Indian EVERETT" 269

Oration, pronounced at Boston, July 4, 1796 LATHROP 272

Dialogue between Edward and Harry EVERETT 275

David and Goliath

H. MORE 278

Oration on the Powers of Eloquence

281

Dialogue on Civilization

289

Oration on the Manumission of Slaves

MILLER 293

A Forensic Dispute

EVERETT 295

7. Oration delivered at Boston, March 5th, 1780 Mason 300

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