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EXERCISES.

PART 11

Exercise

33. Character of Columbus ,

. Irving. 136

34. The Victim

Philadelphia Casket. 138

35. Conflagration at Rome of an Amphitheatre

Croly. 138

36. The African Chief :

. Bryant. 140

Riches of a poor Barber

Edinburgh paper. 142

38. Burning of the Fame .

N. Y. Ailas. 144

39. Hour of Prayer

Mrs. Hemans. 147

40. My Mother's Grave .

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Anonym. 148

41. A Tale of Waterloo .

. Anonym. 150

The righteous never forsaken

New-York Spectator. 152

43. To Printers . .

Fisher Ames. 154

Washington ,

. Pierpont. 156

Miserable case of a Weaver .

Bell's Messenger.

157

46. Tomb of Washington .

159

Destruction of the Temple at Jerusalem by fire Millman. 162

48. The Charnel Ship :

Charleston Courier. 165

Life-a Spanish Poem .

Edinburgh Review. 167

50. Death and the Drunkard

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168

The Plague in London

: Rothelan. 170

The Battle of Borodino

172

53. Shipwreck .

Fredericksburg Arena. 173

The Bucket-a Cold water Song ... Woodworth. 175

Anecdote of Judge Marshal : Winchester Republican. 178

The first and last Ticket . Manuscript of a Criminal. 178

57. Death at the Toilet . From the Diary of a Physician. 184

58. Sabbath Schools

Frelinghuysen. 186

59. The folly and wickedness of War

Knox. 188

60. The Warrior i

· Harbinger of Peace. 1.90

Death of Ashimun . .

.. Mrs. Sigourney. 191

Love of Applause

. Hawes. 192

Christian Integrity

Hawes. 193

64. Watch

J. Mason Good. 1.94

65. New social order in America

Douglas. 196

Voluntary Association .

Douglas. 197

Bible Societies.

Douglas. 198

Christ's entry into Jerusalem .

Cunningham. 199

69. Evening Hymn

Monthly Vis. 200

70. Universal Peace

. Chalmers. 201

71. The Elder's Death Bed

Prof. Wilson. 202

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Exercise

72. Benevolence of God ..

73. Death of Princess Charlotte

74. Remarkable preservation from death at Sea

The Bible the best Classic .

76. Fathers of New England .
77. Duty of Literary men to their Country

Eulogy on Adams and Jefferson
79. The Greek Revolution :
80. Triumph of the Gospel
81. Duties and Prospects of New England

The Sabbath School Teacher .
Motives of the Gospel.

Character of Richard Reynolds
85. Address of the Bible Society-1816

Roman Soldier; Last days of Herculaneum
87. The Orphan Boy

Christian Consolation
Cruelty to Animals .
Christianity .
Character of Mrs. Graham
Living to God

Plea for Africa

94. Abolition of the Slave Trade .

95. Eliza

96. Character of Mr. Brougham .

97. Character of Mr. Wilberforce .

98. Eulogium on Mr. Fox .

99. Death of Sheridan .

100. The last family of Eastern Greenland .

101. The City and the Country .

102. Summary Punishment .

103. On the receipt of his Mother's Picture

104. Extract from “ The Grave".

105. Defence of Johnson

106. Taking of Warsaw

107. Lord Chatham

108. Mr. Fox, and Mr. Pitt

109. Death of Lord Chatham

110. Lord Mansfield .

111. Providential Distinctions

112. Eloquence of Bossuet

113. Eloquence of Bourdaloue

114. Eloquence of Bridaine

115. Eloquence of Whitefield

116. Satan's Lamentation ..

117. Eloquence of Sheridan .

118. Spirit of the American Revolution

119. America . .

120. Patriotism of 1775

121. The discontented Pendulum

122. Valedictory Hymn

123. Scene from Pizarro

124. GOD . ..

125. The Dead Sea .

126. New Missionary Hymn

APPENDIX

THE

RHETORICAL READER.

CHAPTER I.

READING. ITS CONNEXION WITH GOOD EDUCATION.

The art of reading well is indispensable to one who expects to be a public speaker; because the principles on which it depends are the same as those which belong to rhetorical delivery in general, and because nearly all bad speakers were prepared to be so, by early mismanagement of the voice in reading.

But the subject is one of common interest to all, who aim at a good education. Every intelligent father, who would have his son or daughter qualified to hold a respectable rank in well-bred society, will regard it as among the very first of polite accomplishments, that they should be able to read well. But beyond this, the talent may be applied to many important purposes of business, of rational entertainment, and of religious duty. Of the multitudes who are not called to speak in public, including the whole of one sex, and all but comparatively a few of the other, there is no one to whom the ability to read in a graceful and impressive manner, may not be of great value. In this country, then, where the advantages of education are open to all, and where it is a primary object' with parents of all classes, to have their children well instructed, it would seem reasonable to presume that nearly all our youth, of both sexes, must be good readers. Yet the number who yan

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