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following sentence may be pronounced in four portions, or in ten, with out
any injury to the sense of it.

Pitchuponthátcourseoflife | whichisthemostéxcellent | andcustom | will
makeitthemostdelightful.

Pitch | uponthát | course | oflife | whichisthemòst | éxcellent | andcús-
tom willmakeit | themost delightful.

Some | place the bliss in action | some | in ease.

Those call it pleasure | and contentment these.
The following extract from the poems of Ossian is inserted as scored
by Dr. Rush:

And is the son of Semo fallen ? | Mournful are Tura's walls. | Sorrow

dwells at Dunscai. | Thy spouse is left alone in her youth. The son of

thy love is alone! | He shall come to Bragela, and ask why she weeps

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He shall lift his eyes to the wall, and see his father's sword. | Whose

sword is that? | he will say. The soul of his mother is sad. | Who is
that, like the hart of the desert, | in the murmur of his course? | His
eyes look wildly round | in search of his friend. | Conal | son of Colgar,
where hast thou been | when the mighty fell? Did the seas of Cogorma
roll round thee? | Was the wind of the south in thy sails? | The mighty
have fallen in battle, and thou wast not there. Let none tell it in Sel-
ma, nor in Morven's woody land. | Fingal will be sad, and the sons
of the desert mourn.

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Sterne. 77

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Goldsmith. 81

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Jane Taylor. 93
Goldsmith. 98

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Sterne. 100
Goldsmith. 102

104
112

115 On Sincerity,

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116 Story of Le Fevre,

Sterne. 230

119 Speech of a Scythian Ambassador to Alexander, Q. Curtius. 244
120 Diogenes at the Isthmian Games,
125 The Nature of True Eloquence,
126 The Perfect Orator,

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D. Webster. 254
Sheridan. 254
Sheridan. 255
267

Edinburgh Review. 268
Phillips. 271

D. Webster. 275
277
278

Burke.

141. Speech on the Question of War with England, Patrick Henry. 280
146. Hannibal to Scipio Africanus,

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290
Shakspeare. 293

127. Rolla's Address to the Peruvians,
132. Character of William Pitt,

133. Character of the Puritans,

134. Character of Washington,

138. Address to the Patriots of the Revolution,
139. Specimen of the Eloquence of James Otis,
140. On Conciliation with America,

147. Scipio's Reply to Hannibal,
149. Brutus Speech on the Death of Cesar,

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117. Prince Henry and Falstaff,

118. Prince Arthur and Hubert,

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DIALOGUES.

36. Scene from the "Poor Gentlenian,"

37. Scene between Captain Tackle and Jack Bowlin,

103. William Tell,

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NATIONAL PRECEPTOR.

LESSON 1.

My Dog and my Shadow.

1. In a solitary excursion through the woods, Major Halden fell in with a man whose singular appearance attracted his attention. He was sitting on the ground at the foot of a beech tree, eating a crust of bread, which he shared bit by bit with his dog.

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2. His dress betrayed the utmost poverty, but his countenance exhibited every symptom of cheerfulness. The Major saluted him as he rode past, and the man pulled off his hat. "Do you see?" said he to his dog, laughing. "What could the dog see?" asked the Major, whose curiosity was much excited by the man's happy looks.

3. The stranger laughed. "Aye," said the man, in a humorous tone, "I wish to make the dog take notice of your civility; it is so uncommon for a well-dressed person on horseback, to lift his hat or cap to a tattered foot passenger like me." "Who are you then?" said the Major to the man, looking at him attentively. "A child of fortune."

4. "A child of fortune: You mistake, without doubt; for your coat seems to speak otherwise." "My coat is in the right, sir. But as I can joke in this coat, the only one I have,-it is of as much value to me as a new one, even if it had a star* upon it." "If what you say does not proceed from a disordered mind, you are in the right, countryman.'

5. "A disordered mind, or a light mind, is sometimes the gift of God, at least for children of fortune of my case.-My fate once hung heavy on my mind like lead; but care now passes through it as the wind does through my coat, and if that be a fault, it makes up for a great deal of misfortune." "But," says the Major, "whence did you come, and whither are vou going?"

*Star, a badge of rank.

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