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À SELECTION OF PIECES,

IN PROSE AND VERSE,

FOR THE

IMPROVEMENT OF YOUTH

IN

READING AND SPEAKING.

BY WILLIAM SCOTT,

TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED

ELEMENTS OF GESTURE,

ILLUSTRATED BY FOUR PLATES ; AND RULES FOR EXPRES

SING, WITH PROPRIETY, THE VARIOUS

PASSIONS OF THE MIND.

ALSO,

AN APPENDIX,

CONTAINING LESSONS ON A NEW PLAN.

MONTPELIER, Vt.
PUBLISHED BY E. P. WALTON, .

1820.

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

GIFT OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATII

MAY 19 1926

CONTENTS.

:: INTRODUCTORY LESSONS.

Page.

1. ON the speaking of speeches at schools, Walker, 11
2. On the acting of plays at schools,

ib.
3. Rules for expressing with propriety the prin-

cipal passions and humours, which oc.

cur in reading or public speaking, Burgh, 28
4. Rules respecting elocution,

Walker, 46

PART 1.-LESSONS IN READING.

SECTION I.

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oto 5. Select sentences.

Art of Thinking, 57
6. The fox and the goat,

Dodsley's Fables, 62
7. The fox and the stork,

63
8. The court of death,

ib.
9. The partial judge,
10. The sick lion, the fox and the wolf, ib.
11. Dishonesty punished,

Kane's hints, 65
12. The picture,

ib.

66
13. The two bees,

Dodsley's Fables, 66
14. Beauty and deformity, ..Perciva'ls Tales, 67
15. Remarkable instance of friendship, Art of Speaking, 68
16. Dionysius and Damocles,

Lib.

68
17. Character of Cataline,

Sallust, 69
18. Avarice and Luxury,

Spectator, 70
19. Hercules' choice,

Tattler, 71
20. Will Honeycomb's Spectator, Spectator, 74

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