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whatever is discussed, advised to, or dissuaded from, on the ground of any valuable interest : such is the end proposed, as far as is consistent with honour and justice, in this kind of orations.

The last class, which is called the judicial or forensie,comprehends all subjects of distributive justice. By this, property is protected, innocence is defended, justice is maintained, and crimes are exposed. All subjects canvassed in courts of judicature; all orations delivered at the bar or on the bench, are of this kind. It's end to vindicate justice and equity, in opposition to fraud and violence, is obvi. ously of very high importance and utility

The author of the above division, it is said, was Aristotle. It's propriety is evident, as there is probably no kind or subject of oratory, but what may be referred to one or other of the above classes.

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.......ibid 42

Part I. Demonstrative.

1. Eulogium of

. Shakespear 36

2.- Eulogium of charity.

St. Paul 36

3. Eulogium of the man of Ross..

Pope 36

4. Eulogium of the village preacher.

.Goldsmith 37

5. M. Antony's oration over the corse of Cæsar.. Shakespear 38

6. The eulogium of the perfect speaker..... . anonymous 40

7. Eulogium of Antoinette, the late Queen of France. .Burke 41

8. Panegyric on the British constitution.......

9. Invective against Mr. Hastings

. Sheridan 43

10. Panegyric on the eloquence of Mr. Sheridan. Burke 45

11. Picture of Athenian degeneracy.

.....ibid 46

12. Eulogium on the Duke of Bedford.....

...Fox 41

13. Eulogium on Lord Chatham....

Junius 49

14. Funeral enlogium on Dr. Franklin

.Mirabeau 49

15. Cominius's eulogium of Coriolanus.. Shakespear 50

16. Cicero and Demosthenes compared


17. The portraits of Mahomet and Jesus contrasted.


18. The picture of rumour full of tongues


19. The excursions of the imagination..

Akenside 53

20. Cæsar and a madman compared..


21. The character of a lowly hero illustrated.


22. Junius Brutus's invective on Tarquin's rape of Lucretia... 56

23. Brutus's oration on the death of Cæsar... .Shakespear 57

24. Enlogium on Mr. Fox ....

Sheridan 58

25. Monody to the memory of Mr. Garrick... Sheridan 62

26. Cato's speech on the death of his son.....

Addison 65

27. Panegyric to the protector....

Waller 66

28. On Cowley's death, and funeral among the poets Denham 71

29. On the death of George the second..

Warton 73

30. Eulogium to liberty and Mr. Howard....... .Cowper 76

31. To the genius of Shakespear.

Ogilvie 77

32. Antenor's admirable contrast between the genius and talents

of Ulysses and Menelaus.

..... Cowper 81

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merit, though unallied to hereditary honours. .ibid 119

10. Hamlet's instruction to the players...

ibid 120

11. Polonius to Laertes.

ibid 12

12. The Countess Roussillon to her son Bertram .ibid 121

13. Exiled duke's encouragement to exiles.... ibid 122

14. Friar Lawrence dissuading Romeo from committing sui-

.ibid 122

15. Norfolk's advice to the Duke of Buckingham, toʻ restrain


ibid 124

16. John of Gaunt encouraging his son Bolingbroke, going

into banishment


17. Cato's senate.

Addison 125

18. Orestes embassy to Pyrrhus

ibid 129

19. Satan's speech to his angels at the opening the debate in


Milton 132

20. Moloch's oration for 'lyar.

.ibid 133


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2. The speech of Belial, dissuading war.

. Milton 134

22. Old Nestor's speech, endeavouring to reconcile Achilles

and Agamemnon.

1 Coroper: 136

23. Agamemnon's artful speech, proposing a return, in order

to try the disposition of the army.

...ibid 137

24. Mutinons harrangue of Thersites

..ibid 138

25. Ulysses' indignant rebuke of Thersites.

.iibid 138

26. Agamemnon's reply to Nestor, his generous confession,

and spirited address...

...ibid 139

27. Hector's reprehension of Paris for avoiding Menelaus ibid 140

28. Paris' reply to Hector...

...iibid 140

29. Agamemnon to his troops, exciting them to battle, and

exhorting the leaders, by praises and reproofs....ibid 141

30. Jove's prohibition of all interference of the Gods, convened

in council, between the Greeks and Trojans .. .ibid 143

31. The embassy from Agamemnon to Achilles.. ibid. 144

32. Achilles' reply

.ibid 146

33. The Trojan council admonished by Polydamusand Hector,

on the appearance of Achilles

..ibid 150

34. Agamemnon's apology for his behaviour to Achilles..ibid 152

35. Achilles exhorting the Greeks to battle.. .......ibid 152

36. Hector animating the Trojans to oppose Achilles....ibid 153

37. Entreaties of Priam and Hecuba, to persuade Hector to

retreat within the walls of Troy...

..ibid 153

38. Mr. Walpole against Mr. Pitt, late Lord Chatham...... 155

39. Mr. Pitt's reply.


40. Șir Robt. Walpole on a motion to censure a certain paper, 157

41. Mr. Pulteney's answer..


42. Sir Robert Walpole's reply


43. Lord Chatham on American affairs


44. Mr. Fox on American affairs


45. Mr. Fox on parliamentary reform.


46, Mr. Fox against lord'North :

47. Mr. Sheridan against Mr. M. A. Taylor..


48. Mr. Beaufoy for the repeal of the test & corporation acts 177

49. Mr. Beaufoy for the repeal of the test & corporation acts

Part 2..


50. Lord North in reply to Mr. Beaufoy, against repealing

the corporation and test acts


51. Lord Thurlow on the East India bill.


52. Mr. Fox on East India affairs


53. Mr. Fox in support of his East India bill-Part 1 202

54. Mr. Fox in support of his East India bill-Part 2 207

55. Mr. Fox in defence of his East India bill-Part 3.


56. Mr. Burke on India affairs..


57. Mr. Burke on India affairs - Part 2


58. Lord North on addressing his Majesty, and on the coalition 221

59. Mr. Pulteney on a motion for continuing the army


60. Sir John Barnard on manning the fleet


01. Mr. (since lord chancellor) Erskine against Mr. Pitt, on

the dissolution of parliament..


62. Mr. Dundas (now lord Melville) on the attainted peers., 238


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1. Sforza, duke of Milán, pleading his cause before the

emperor Charles V.


2. Malefort's defence


3. Ilérmoine pleading ber innocence.

4. Othello's apology

.Shakespear 252

5. Report of an adjudged case, not to be found in any of the


Cowper 254

6. Henry V. condemning treason

. Shakespear 255

7. Accusation of Tertullus, against St. Paul, beforé Felix.. 257

8. St. Paul's defence, before Felix, in reply to the accusation

of Tertullus..


9. St. Paul's defence before Agrippa..


10. Speech of the honorable Thomas (now lord) Erskine,

for the prosecution against Williams, publisher of

Paine's Age of Reason-Part l'.


11. The honorable Thomas (now lord) Erskine, for the pro-

secution against Williams-- Part 2..


12. Speech dictated by Dr. Johnson...


13. Mr. Pym's speech at the opening of the charge of high

treason against lord Strafford .


14. Lord Digby's speech upon the trial of lord Strafford....


15. Lord Strafford's speect before the sentence passed upon

him by the lords for treason..


16. Atherbal against Jugurtha.


17. Tarqninius Superbus, against his father-in-law. Servius

Tullus, before the senate .

18. The reply of Servius Tolles to Tarquinius Superbus..... 285

19. Cicero's oration for Milo - Part 1


20. Cicero's oration for Milo--Part 2


21. Cicero's oration for Milo- Part 3


22. Cicero's oration for Milo-Part 4

: 309

23. Cicero's oration for Mild-Part 5

koma 309

24. Cicero's oration for Milo- Part 6

idi. 814

25. Cicero's oration for Milo-Part 7


26. The oration of Eschines against Demosthenes on the



97. The oration of Demosthenes on the crown...

... 325

28. Speech of Mr. Mackintosh in defence of M. Peltier

Part 1.....

29. Mr. Mackintosh in defence of M. Peltier--Part 2...1..33%

50. Mr. Mackintosh in defence of M. Peltier-Part 3..din. 337

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