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BEING A

COPIOUS SELECTION

OF

INSTRUCTIVE, MORAL, AND ENTERTAINING

PASSAGES,

FROM THE MOST EMINENT

PROSE WRITERS.

VOLUME II.

BOOK III. IV.

PRECEPTIVE-CLASSICAL.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR SHARPE AND HAILES,

PICCADILLY.

1812.

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WHITTINGHAM AND ROWLAND, PRINTERS,

GOSWELL-STREET, LONDON.

Page

On lying............................... Chesterfield. 56

What constitutes a lie ........................ Paley. 58

On the practice of swearing.................. Johnson. 61

Folly of anger ..............

.. Johnson. 65

On cleanliness.............................. Addison. 68

Envy and emulation ...................... Barbauld. 69

Cruelty to animals .............. ............ Pope. 72

On the same subject ... .................... Jenyns. 75

Instructive lesson on the same subject.......... Sterne. 81

Virtue man's true interest......

.... Harris. 82

Character and importance of virtue ............ Price. 84

Importance of a good education. ........... Addison. 85

Necessity of writing a good band ........ Chesterfield. 88

General rules for the attainment of knowledge .. Watts. 90

Different methods of improving in knowledge.... Watts. 92

On books and reading ........................ Watts. 95

On the several branches of education .......... Watts. 96

Study of astronomy peculiarly delightful........ Tatler. 100

Advantages of a good elocution ............Chesterfield. 102

On the art of public speaking .................. Blair. 104

On emphasis and pauses ............. ....... Blair. 107

of energy, compass, and variety of voice ........ Blair. 109

Hamlet to the players... ................ Shakspeare. 111

On reading the Common Prayer ................ Swift. 113

Advice to a young clergyman....... ..... ......Swift. 116

On public preaching....................... Gregory. 123

On the duties of schoolboys.................... Rollin. 126

Methods of improving the memory .... Rollin, 130

On composition ........

... Rollin, 137

Method of improving our style.............. Franklin. 138

On thinking

Melmoth. 140

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