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THE

COLUMBIAN ORATOR:

CONTAINING

A variety of Original and Selected Pieces;

TOGETHER WITH

RULES,

CALCULATED TO IMPROVE YOUTH AND OTHERS

IN THE

ORNAMENTAL AND USEFUL

Art of Eloquence.

BY CALEB BINGHAM, A. M.
Author of The American Pre eptor, Young Lady's Accidence, &c.

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“ Cato cultivated Eloquence as a necessary mean for defend.
ing the rights of the people, and for enforcing good counsels.”

ROLLIN.

Published according to Act of Congress.

TENTH EDITION.

BALTIMORE:

PUBLISHED BY PHILIP H. NICKLIN AND COMPANY.

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PUBLIC LIBRARY

21863A

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PREFACE.

NOTWITHSTANDING the multiplicity of SchoolBooks now in use, it has been often suggested, that a Selection calculated particularly for Dialogue and Declamation, would be of extensive utility in our seminaries.

The art of Oratory needs no encomium. To cultivate its rudiments, and diffuse its spirit among the Youth of America, is the design of this Book.

of the many pieces which this volume contains, three only are to be found in any publication of the kind. A large proportion is entirely original. To those, who have assisted him in this part, the author returns his warmest acknowledgments. w The COLUMBIAN ORATOR is designed for a Second Part to the AMERICAN PRECEPTOR; for this reason, no pieces are inserted from that book.

As no advantage could arise from a methodical arefangement, the Author has preferred variety to sesa fem. In his choice of materials, it has been his object

to select such as should inspire the pupil with the arSadour of eloquence, and the love of virtue. He has sparted no pains to render the Work, in every respect, Avorthy of the generous patronage, which a liberal public have bestowed on his former publications.

Boston, May 17, 1797.

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