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Mr. Poulson,

The truly modest and unassuming manner in
which Mr. Ogilvie, has presented himself to the
public, begins now to experience the just reward of
genuine merit, in the unsolicited, voluntary, meed of
public patronage and general applause.

The superior stile of eloquence in which his sen-
timents are expressed, the graceful and impressive
manner with which they are enforced, and the pure
precepts of morality which they inculcate, render his
addresses equally interesting and instructive, to the
youthful Belles-Lettres student, as they are to the
man of confirmed taste, and the liberal and accom-
plished scholar.

Of the orations already delivered, those on Duel-
and Gaming, have obtained the loudest and most
unqualified approbation. That however, which
will be offered to the public This Evening, on the
Progress and Prospects of society, is, in the estimation
of its author
, far superior to any of the course, with
respect to brilliancy of diction, variety of represen-
tation, cogency of argument, and energy of thought
and action. It is that on which he wishes to rest
his merit as a writer and as an orator, having bestow-
ed upon its execution the utmost exertion of his
various talents.

Having casually elicited from him this opinion,
in the course of a recent conversation, I consider it
a duty, both to the public and to Mr. Ogilvie, to
communicate it to the friends of science and polite
literature, through the medium of your gazette.

October 22.