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THE

BOOK OF ORATORY:

A NEW COLLECTION OF EXTRACTS IN

PROSE, POETRY, AND DIALOGUE,

CONTAINING SELECTIONS FROM

DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN AND ENGLISH ORATORS,
DIVINES, AND POETS;

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MANY ARE SPECIMENS OF THE ELOQUENCE OF STATESMEN OF THE
PRESENT DAY.

FOR THE USE OF COLLEGES, ACADEMIES, AND SCHOOLS.

BY EDWARD C. MARSHALL, M. A.

LATE INSTRUCTOR IN A MILITARY SCHOOL AT WEST POINT, IN GENEVA COLLEGE,
AND IN THE NEW YORK UNIVERSITY.

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Nemo est orator, qui se Demosthenis similem esse nolit.

CICERO, de Optimo genere Oratorum.

NEW-YORK:

D. APPLETON, & COMPANY,

346 & 348 BROADWAY.

M.DCCC.LVI.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1851,

By D. APPLETON & COMPANY

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York.

ΤΟ

HORACE WEBSTER, LL. D.,

THE ABLE HEAD OF

THE NEW YORK FREE ACADEMY,

WHO HAS BEEN, FOR MORE THAN

A QUARTER OF A CENTURY

IDENTIFIED

WITH SOUND COLLEGIATE EDUCATION

IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK,

This Volume

18 RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

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