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JOSEPH ADDISON, Esq.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
PRINTED FOR JOSEPH BUMSTEAD.
THOMAS AND ANDREWS, NEWBURY-STREET; BY E. AND
Will's Coffee-Houfe, Sept. 9. THE fubject of the difegurfe this evening was eloquence and graceful action. Lunder, who is fomething 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 found to every word that is uttered, muft all confpire to make an accomplished fpeaker. Action in one who speaks in public, is the fame thing as a good mien in ordinary life. Thus, as a certain infenfibility in the countenance recommends a fentence of humour and jeft, fo it must be a very lively confcioufnefs that gives grace to great fentiments. The jeft is to be a thing unexpected, therefore your undefigning manner is a beauty in expreffions of mirth; but when you are to talk on a fet fubject, the more you are moved yourself, the more you will move others.
There is, faid he, a remarkable example of that kind : Efchines, a famous orator. of antiquity, had pleaded at Athens in a great cause against Demofthenes ;