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ELEMENTS OF GESTURE

TO WAICH ARE PREFIXED,
ELEMENTS OF GESTURE;

· ILLUSTRATED
BY FOUR PLATES, AND RULES FOR EXPRESSING WITH PROPRIETY

THE VARIOUS PASSIONS OF THE MIND.

ALSO, AN

APPENDIX,
CONTAINING LESSONS ON A NEW PLAN.

· TO WHICH IS ADDED,
AN ABRIDGMENT OF WALKER'S RULES FOR THE PRONUNCIATION
OF GREEK AND LATIN PROPER NAMES, WITH A LIST
OF CLASSICAL NAMES WHICH OCCUR

IN THE WORK.

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DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, to wit:

District Clerk's Office. BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the eighteenth day of March, A. D. 1925, in the forty-ninth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Ezra COLLIER, of the said District, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he.claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit:-"Lessons in Elocution; or a Selec- . tion of Pieces in Prose and Verse, for the improvement of Youth in Reading and Speaking. By WILLIAM Scotr. To which are prefixed, Elements of Gesture ; illustrated by four plates, and rules for expressing with propriety the various passions of the mind. Also, an Appendix, containing lessons on a new plan. To which is added, an abridgment of Walker's Rules for the pronunciation of Greek and Latin proper namnes, with a list of classical names which occur in the work." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, “ An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned :” and also to an Act, entitled, “ An Act supplementary to an Act, entitled, An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times theroin mentioned ; and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical, and other prints."

JNO, W. DAVIS. (Çlerk of the District

wil of Massachusetts.

mici vicino ass=2

INTRODUCTORY LESSONS.

1. On the speaking of speeches at schools, i

Walker,

2. On the acting of plays at schools,

ibid.

3. Rules for expressing with propriety, the principal

passions and humours, which occur in reading

or public speaking, • • -

Burgh, 26

4. Rules respecting elocution,

.:.'. Walker:

PART I.-LESSONS IN READING.

SECTION I.

1-5. Select sentences, . '

Art of Thinking, 52

6. The fox and the goat, .

Dodsley's Fables,

7. The fox and the stork, • -.. • ibid.

8. The court of death, .

- ibid.

9. The partial judge, :

ibid.

- 10. The sick lion, the fox, and the wolf, . . ibid.

11. Dishonesty punished, - - - - Kane's Hints,

12. The picture,

ibid.

13. The two bees, . .

Dodsley's Fables, ib.

14. Beauty and deformity, .

Percival's Tales,

Remarkable instance of friendship, : Art of Speaking,

16. Dionysius and Damocles, ..

17. Character of Catiline,

.

. . Sallust,

18. Avarice and luxury, - -

Spectator, .

19. Hercules' choice, - . .

Tattler,

20. Will Honeycomb's Spectator, . . Spectator,

21. On Good breeding, .

22. Address to a young student,

23. Advantages of, and motives to, cheerfulness, Spectator,

SECTION II.

1. The bad reader,: .- . • - . Percival's Takes,

2. Respect due to old age,

:: Spectator,

3. Piety to God recommended to the young,

* Blair,

4. Modesty and docility,

ibid.

5. Sincerity, ... -

-

6. Benevolence and humanity,

ibid.

7. Industry and application, . - - ibid.

8. Proper employment of time, ..

ibid.

9. The true patriot, •

Art of Thinking,

-

10. On contentment,

.

Spectator,

11. Needle-work recommended to the ladies, ibid.

12. On pride, .

Guardian,

13. Journal of the life of Alexander Severus, Gibbon,

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ibid.

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