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Intelligence, Literary, 133—556 Republic, The Literary,

9
Philosophical, 555 Readers and Correspondents, to,
Scientific and Miss

81–170—282–577
cellaneous,
557 Reflections on Ridicule,

324
King William's Ring, decsription Regnard, Biography of,

441
of,
524 Revolution, the French,

511
St. Lawrence, description of a Select Speeches, Criticism on, 20
View on the,
265 Scribbler, The, No. V, .

29
Literature, Grecian,

420

The, No. VI, . 124
Letters of the Prince de Ligne, Segestes, the Wife of,

69
Criticism on the,

444 Smith, Judge, Obituary notice of, 78
Levity,

451–551 Simmons, James, Obimary no-
Literary Bill of Mortality for

tice of,

80
1809,

452 Southey's Thalaba, Defence of, 57
Literature, American,

502 Shaw, John, Obituary notice of, 382'
Monitor, The, No. II,

55 Sciota, Ruins of an ancient work
My Pocket Book, No. III, 261 on the,

419
No. IV,

331 Solomon's Creek, View of the
No. V,
527 Lower Falls of, .

443
Mortuary,

, 281

View of the
Man Constitutionally Moral, 300-391 Upper Falls of,

540
Markets of Philadelphia, some Spain, Commerce, and Freedom,
Account of,

508
an Ode, Criticism on,

497
Naturalist, The, No. II,
51 Sympathy, Remarks on,

537
The, No. 111,
119 Sarcasm,

554
The, No. IV, 197 Tahopha, or the Cassada Plant, 69
The, No. V,
426 Variety,

87-378-459
Notice, Literary,
193 Valedictory Oration,

97
Niagara, Remarks on the Falls of, 231 Ventriloquism,

313
Nuptial,

281 World, the Sententious, or Se-
Potato, Introduction of the, 117 rious, 130-244-353-429–547
Polonius, on the Character of, . 247

the Literary, .

241-546
Poet and Painter compared, 363

the Laughing,
Pitt and Fox, Portraits of, 431

the Classical,

· 541
Pbilosophers, French,

437 Woodlands, description of the, . 505

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Anna's Prayer,

279 Lines to Miss
Burke's Garden Grave,

77

on the Glasgow Hodge
Collins's Ode on the Passions,

Podge Club,

567

375
Supplementary Stanza to, 278 Moonlight,
Evening Star, Hymn to the, 78 The Naiad's Complaint,

147
Epigrams,

377—573 Smedes, Anna, Tribute to the

565
Eliza, Lines to,

373

Memory of,
Foresters, The, a Poem, 70-141

Stanzas, to Miss A. F.

458
273–367—452—561 The Tear,

279
Lines by Mrs. Ferguson,
149 The Tonsoriad,

571
ww. on a Drop of Rain, . 150

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On the nature and proper use of EMPHASIS, by which the truth and

force of sentiment is conveyed.

GENTLEMEN,

THE subject to which I shall solicit your attention this evening is that important principle of correct elocution, Emphasis, by which the truth and force of sentiment is conveyed; and without the just observance of which, no reader or speaker can properly impress the minds, or engage the attention of his hearers.

The word Emphasis, etymologically considered, means signification or force. It is a Greek word, and when applied to speech, imports the marking by the voice any word or words in a phrase or sentence, as more important than the rest.

The purpose of Emphasis may be effected in several ways; by increase of force, by variation of tone, by extension of time in enunciation, or by any two or all of these together. In the first way, Emphasis operates by simple vociferation; in the second, by accent; in the third, by quantity.

Wherever Emphasis rests it combines itself with the eminent accent of the word, commonly adding to its force, often altering its tone, never removing it from its place, and only sometimes where some opposition is to be marked within the word, holding any very striking connexion with any other syllable. Though a similarity of operation

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