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THE

BEAUTIES

OF THE

SPECTATORS, TATLERS,

AND

GUARDIANS,

CONNECTED AND DIGESTED UNDER

ALPHABETICAL HEADS.

TO WHICH IS PREFIXED,

THE LIFE or

YOSEPH ADDISON, Esq.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

BOSTON:
PRINTED FOR JOSEPH BUMSTEAD.
SOLD BY HIMAT No. 20, UNION-STREET :

BY
THOMAS AND ANDREWS, NEWBURY-STREET ; BY E. AND
S. LARKIN, WM. P. AND L. BLAKE, W, PILHAM,

AND C. BINGHAM, CORNHILL

1801.

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THE

BEAUTIES

OF THE

SPECTATORS, TATLERS, &c.

ELOQUENCE.

Will's Coffee-House, Sept.g.

The subject of the discourse this eveining was elo

an

HE quence and graceful action. Lyfanger, who is fomething particular in his way of thinking and speaking, told us, a man could not be eloquent without action : For the deporement of the body, the turn of the

eye, and

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 same thing as a good mien in ordinary life. Thus, as a certain infensibility in the countenance recommends a sentence of humour and jest, so it must be a very lively conscioufness that gives grace to great sentiments. The jeit is to be a thing unexpected, therefore your undeligning manner is a beauty in expressions of 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, said he, a remarkable example of that kind : Æschines, a famous orator, of antiquity, had pleaded at Athens in a great cause against Demosthenes ;

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