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. CONNECTED AND DIGESTED UNDER
A LPH ÆHErri^AL•: HEADS.
To WHICH :, is \ Pyef.ixed,
JOSEPH ADDISON, Esq.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
Thomas Aud Andrews, Newbuby-stbi Et; By E. Anp
S. L,ARKIN. Wm. P. AKD L. liLAKE, W. PlLHAM,
_ HE subject of the disburse this'evening was eloquence and gracesul actfoh^ "Lyfanfitr, who is something particular in his' way of thinking and speaking, told us, a man could not be eloquent without action -.. For the deportment of the body, the turn of the eye, and an apt sound to every word that is uttered, must all conspire to make an accomplished speaker. Action in one who speaks in public, is the fame thing as a good mien in ordinary lise. Thus, as a certain insensibility in the countenance recommends a sentence of humour and jest, so it must be a very lively consciousness that gives grace to great sentiments. The jest is to be a thing unexpected, therefore your undesigning manner is a beauty in expressions cf mirth; but when you are to talk on a set subject, the more you are moved yourself, the more you will move others.
There is, faid he, a remarkable example of that kind: Æfchim, a famous orator, of antiquity, had pleaded at Athens in a great cause against Demosthenes t