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The following selections were, for the greate est part, made from the most eminent writers, which acknowledgment supersedes the neces. sity of attending to the customary mode of adding the author's name to each individual seolection.

The Author acknowledges with gratitude the liberal patronage his Art of Reading has received from the publick in the first edition. He now offers the tenth edition, with such alierations only as were thought necessary to render the work more improved. But in future, the Art of Reading will retain its present form, should it meet so favourable a reception from the public as to encourage any future editions.. Tt solicits, however, no favour but what it merits: from its real utility ; neither does it design any competition with similar compilations, but what the judicious are willing to allow it, upon au candid and impartial review of its contents.

BOSTON, JAN. 1, 1802.

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Chap,

Page

XXV. Extract from President Adams' speech

xxvi.

Character of William Pitt, Earl of Chatham 62

xxvil. Thenffectionate dog

63

xxviil. On the Sabbath

65

xxx, The ocean and the rivers

67

XXX. The force of imagination

69

xxxl. Adventures of a halfopenny

70
Xxxii. Earth and her child, en

72

*xxxiil. The letter of condolence from the Senate to the

President

74

*xxiv, 7the President's answer

782

XXXV. Extract from General Lee's funeral oration 76-

Xxxvi. Law case. Daniel versus Dishclout

80

xxxvii. Extract from the answer of the Senate to the speech

of the Lieut. Governor of Massachusetts

xxxviii. Exiract from Fudge Minot's eulogy on the life of
Gen. Washington

89

Xxxix. Tribute of affection

87

ho Liecture on the bead of a comical fellow

ib.

Xll. Story of the siege of Calais

58

xlii. The same subject continued

90

Xllil Alonno and Elvira

mily. Curiosling

*1v. Generous Revenge

ib.

xlvi. Vica

97

xlvil,
Schemes of life defcated by irresolution

99

Pride

101

#lix. Dis honesty puntihed

103

Providence, or the shipwreck

ib.

H. The some subject continted

106

109

Jl. The seriptures

111

liv. How should I work it addressed'te parents 112

lv. Pleasure and pain

114

Ivi. Nature and education

115

Ivil. The force of conscience

117

Ivili. Constancy of mind

118

IX. Happiness not founded on wealth

121

1x. A portrait of mankind

121

Ixl. Maukwardness in company

129

Ixil. Description out the Bay of Naples and Mount

Vesuvius

124

On bonour

125

Ixiv, Applause

127

Ixv. The bars and the sage

128

.xvi The funeral

130

xville On Confucius

191

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