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AMERICAN ORATOR;

OR,
Elegant Ertracts in Prose and Poetry;

Comprehending a Diversity of
ORATORICAL SPECIMENS,

OF THE
ELOQUENCE OF POPULAR ASSEMBLIES,
OF THE BAR, OF THE PULPIT, &c.

Principally intended for the
USE OF SCHOOLS AND ACADEMIES.

To which are prefixed,
. A DISSERTATION

ON

ORATORICAL DELIVERY

- AND THE
OUTLINES OF GESTURE.

There is as much Eloquence in the Tone of Voice, in the Look, ond in the Gesture of as

Orator, as in the Use of his Words.'

BY INCREASE COOKE. van

SIDNEY'S PRESS.
FOR INCREASE COOKE AND CO. BOOK-SELLERS, CHURCH-
the STREET, NEW-HAVEN.

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District of Connecticut, to wit.
BE
E it remembered, That on the nineteenth day of

, October, in the thirty-sixth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Increase Cooke, of the said District, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claiins as author, in the words following, to wit, « The American Orator, or elegant extracts in prose and poetry, comprehending a diversity of oratorical specimens of the eloquer.ce of popular assemblies, of the bar, of the pulpit, &c. principally intended for the use of schools and academies. To which are prefixed a dissertation on oratorical delivery, and the outlines of ges ure.By Increase Cooke-There is as much eloquence in the tone of voice, in the look, and in the gesture of an orator, as in the use of his words."---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.”'

HENRY W. EDWARDS, Clerk of the

District of Connecticut.
A truc copy of record, examined and sealed by me,

H. W. EDWARDS, Clerk of the

District of Connecticut.

The reader is desired to correct the following errors, viz.
Page 61, line 22 from top, for tone read time.
181, 4

for is read in.
376, 1

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