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THE

AMERICAN ORATOR;

OR,

Elegant Extracts 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

Dratorical Delivery and the Dutlines of Gesture.

"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."

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BY INCREASE COOKE.

SIDNEY'S PRESS.

For John Babcock & Son, New-Haven, and
S. & W. R. Babcock, Charleston, S. C.

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District of Connecticut, to wit.

BE 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 claims 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 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.-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 true copy of Record, examined and sealed by me,
H. W. EDWARDS, Clerk of the District
of Connecticut.

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

THE BEQUEST OF
THEODORE JEWETT EASTMAN

1931

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ADVERTISEMENT.

THIS Publication is principally intended for the accommodation of TEACHERS of ELOCUTION, and of YOUNG PERSONS, who are in the course of their EDUCATION; yet to Readers of class.....to the private Citizen, and to the Christian, as well as to the advanced Scholar, and to the Orator.....it presents an agreèable companion, particularly suited to fill up short intervals of accidental leisure.

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A GENERAL VIEW of the variety comprehended in this volume, with the names of the Authors from whose works extracts have been made, so far as they could be ascertained with

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certainty, is exhibited in the following TABLE

OF CONTENTS.

THE DISSERTATION ON ORATORICAL DELIVERY, and the OUTLINES OF GESTURE, which are

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