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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.”
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.
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.
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.
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