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Close of the Defence of Judge Prescott

Webster. 169

Character of Napoleon

Phillips. 175

Moral Desolation

N. E. W. Review. 176

Conclusion of a Speech in the Trial of W. 8. Smith

Emmet. 177

Principles of the American Revolution

Quincy. 178

Practice of Religion a source of Enjoyment

Logan. 180

Patriotic Exhortation

Hall. 181

Humorous account of English Taxes

Ed. Review. 186

The Right of Discovery -

Irving. 187

The Right of Cultivation

Ibid. 189

The Highlander to his Son

Scott. 197

Death of King Philip

Irving. 199

Swiss Deputy to Charles, Duke of Burgundy

Scott. 200

Defence of Mr. Stockdale

· Erskine. 202

Pitt on American Affairs in 1775

208

Property an Element of Society

Upshur. 210

Necessity of protecting Property

Ibid. 211

Enterprise of New England Colonists

Burke. 213

Extract from Mr. Canning's Speech at Plymouth

214

Speech of Lord Cavendish on American Affairs

221

Influence of Literature and Divine Revelation

Wayland. 223

Lord Littleton's Speech on the Jew Bill”

225

Speech of a Creek Indian in' a Council of his nation

226

Extract from Mr. Mercer's Speech

228

Contrast between Canning and Brougham European Magazine. 234

Ibid. 236

of Oliver Cromwell

Cowley. 238

Devastation of the Carnatic

Burke. 239

Extract from a Speech in the Irish Parliament

Curran. 246

Extract from a Speech on the Catholic Question

Gratton. 247

Force of Talents

Droight. 249

Atrocities of the French Revolution

Roland. 255

The same continued

Ibid. 256

Perpetual Progress of the Soul in Virtue

Logan. 258

Ruinous Consequences of unhallowed Pleasures

Ibid. 259

Aboriginals of New England

Sprague. 263

Extract from a Speech on the Judiciary

Morris. 265

Extract from Mr. Everett's Oration at Plymouth 1824

267

The Effects of Atheism

Channing. 268

Claims of Africa -

Burges. 272

Delineation of Missionary Objects

Chalmers. 273

Happiness

Cotton. 274

Speech of Mac Briar to the Scotch Insurgents

Scott. 284

Mr. Burke's Opinion of Junius

Specimen of the Eloquence of James Otis

Miss Francis. 287

VERSE.

The Switzer's Wife
Cato's Speech to the Mutineers
The Ocean
The Battle of Talavera
The Curtius and the Russell
Song of the Pilgrims
Stanzas addressed to the Greeks
Speech of Catiline on sentence of banishment
William Tell in the field of Grutli
The Torch of Liberty
Marullus to the Mob
Speech of Arminius to his Soldiers
The Homes of England
The Pilgrim Fathers

Mrs. Hemans. 23

Addison. 24
Cornwall. 34

Byron. 35
Barton. 48
Upham. 49
Anon. 50

Croly. 58
Knowles. 59

Moore. 60
Shakspeare. 67

Knight. 68
Mrs. Hemans. 79

Pierpont. 90

THE

ACADEMICAL SPEAKER.

EXTRACT FROM A SPEECH OF PATRICK HENRY IN THE LEGISLA

TURE OF VIRGINIA, IN FAVOUR OF PERMITTING THE BRITISH REFUGEES TO RETURN TO THE UNITED STATES.

The personal feelings of a politician ought not to be permitted to enter these walls. The question before us is a national one, and in deciding it, if we act wisely, nothing will be regarded but the interest of the nation. On the altar of my country's good, I, for one, am willing to sacrifice all personal resentments, all private wrongs; and I flatter myself that I am not the only man in this house, who is capable of making such a sacrifice.

We have, Sir, an extensive country, without population. What can be a more obvious policy than that this country ought to be peopled? People form the strength and constitute the wealth of a nation. I want to see our vast forests filled up, by some process a little more speedy than the ordinary course of nature. I wish to see these states rapidly ascending to that rank, which their natural advantages authorize them to hold among the nations of the earth.

Cast your eyes, Sir, over this extensive country. Observe the salubrity of your climate; the variety and fertility of your soil; and see that soil intersected, in every quarter, by bold navigable streams, flowing to the East and to the West, as if the finger of Heaven were marking out the course of your settlements, inviting you to enterprise, and pointing the way to wealth.

Sir, you are destined, at some period or other, to become a great agricultural and commercial people: the only question is, whether you choose to reach this point by slow gra

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