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DIALOGUES, SPEECHES, ORATIONS, AD-

DRESSES, and HARANGUES.

CALCULATED

To improve the Scholar in Reading and Speaking with propriety and
elegance; and to impress the Minds of Youth with

Sentiments of Virtue and Religion.
DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES.

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By DANIEL STANIFORD, J. M.
AUTHOR OF A SHORT BUT COMPREHENSIVE GRAMMAR.

A virtuous education is a better inheritance for children than a great estate."

TENTH EDITION.

BOSTON:
PUBLISHED BY WEST & RICHARDSON, NO. 75, CORNHILL.

E. G. House, Printer,

841

1859, 6ept. 15,

bizt. EducT 758.14.800

DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, to wit:
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E it remembered, that on the fwenty-fifth day of November, in

the thirty-first year of the independence of the United States of America, John West of the said District has deposited in this ofice, the title of a book the right whercof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit: “The Art of Reading: containing a nume ber of useful rules, exemplified by a variety of selected and original pieces, narrative, didactic, argumentative, poetical, descriptive, pathetic, humourous, and entertaining Together with dialogues, &peeches, orations, addresses, and harangues. Calculated to improve the scholar in Reading and Speaking with propriety and elegance: and to impress the minds of youth with ser.timents of virtue and religion Designed for the use of schools and families. By Daniel Staford, A. M, author of a short but comprehensive Grammar. “A vire tuous education is a better inheritance for children than a great estate."

In Conformity to the Act of Congress of the United States, in. titled " An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by sccuring the Copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of buch Copies, during the times therein mentioned;" and also to an Act, intitled, “An Act supplementary to an Act, intitled, An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing thc copies of Maps, Charts, and Books to the Authors acd Proprietors of such Copies, during the times therein mentioned; and extending the Benefits thereof to the Arts of Designing, Engraving and Etching Historica., and other printe.

Wm. S. SHAW, Clerk of the District of Massachusetts,

PREFACE.

TO

O instil into the minds of youth the sen. timents and principles of virtue and religion, as well as to teach the young idea how to shoot," is the indispensable duty of every Instructor, in the first stages of education. Those books, therefore, must have the preference, which are best calculated to answer such admirable and important purposes.

The design of this compilation, is to furnish some general rules, by which the master, in addition to this oral instruction, may be able to teach his pupils the rudiments of Reading with elegance and propriety. It also furnishes such lessons for reading, as will nåturally tend to allure the tender mind to the love of knowledge, and the practice of virtue and religion ; to ina form the understanding, and to please the imagination ; to warm the opening bosom with benevolent and social affections, and to inculcate the several duties and principles of morality.

CHASTITY of thought, and purity of diction, have been objects of the Compiler's peculiar attention; and should there, in any part of the work, be found a single sentiment, or expressa ion, discordant with the most delicate modesty, or refined morality, its admittance was contrary to the Author's intention.

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