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American authors. They exhibit specimens of almost every kind of composition suited to improve the pupil in the higher departments of elocution. Many of these lessons are marked to illustrate the rules for emphasis and inflection, and to aid the pupil in practicing upon pitch, force, and rate. It will be seen that dramatic and declamatory pieces have been pretty freely introduced into this part of the book. To these selections the experienced teacher of elocution will not object; for there is nothing that more effectually tends to produce confidence, force, and efficiency in reading than exercises in earnest declamation and dramatic expression.

In making the selections for this Eeader, an effort, has been made to obtain new pieces; and accordingly many extracts have been taken from the literary productions of the present times; but good pieces have not been excluded because they are old. The masterpieces of English literature never grow old; and without them a book of this kind would not be considered complete.

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18. God's Might Compared with Man's Weakness - Bible. 83

19. Look Aloft J. Lawrence, Jr. 85

20. A Political Pause Charles James Fox. 80

21. Nora's Vow Walter Scott. 87

22. The Moral Nature Constitutes the Man H.Giles. 88

23. Excelsior H. W. Longfellow. 89

24. Thanatopsis W. C. Bryant. 90

25. The Rich Man and the Poor Man Khemniizer. 92

26. The Elder's Death-Bed Professor Wilson. 94

27. The Village Preacher Oliver Goldsmith. 97

28. The Village Schoolmaster.. Oliver Goldsmith. 99

29. Ossian's Address to the Sun and Moon J. Macpherson. 100

30. The Palm-Tree Mrs. Hemans. 101

31. The Songs of Fingal and Colma J. Macpherson. 102

32. The Pauper's Death-Bed Mrs. Southey. 104

33. Adventures of Gil Bias ...Le Sage. 105

84. The Last Minstrel Walter Scott. 109

35. Salathiel to Titus George Croly. Ill

36. The Fall of Poland Thomas Campbell. 113

37. Rob Roy to Mr. Osbaldiston Walter Scott. 114

38. Katydid . Oliver Wendell Holmes. 116

39. Paul's Defence before King Agrippa Bible. 117

40. The Prisoner for Debt John G. Whittier. 119

41. The Broken Heart. Washington Irving. 121

42. To the Eagle James G. Percival. .124

43. The Gladiator , Anonymous. 126

44. The Gladiator Jones. 128

45. The North American Indians C. Sprague. 136

46. Hymn of the Cherokee Indian J. McLellan. 131

47. ExtractfromtheBunker-HillMonunientOration....Z)am'eZ Webster. 133

48. The Landing of the Pilgrims Felicia Ilemans. 135

49. To the Survivors of the American Revolution Daniel Webster. 136

50. The Departed Park Benjamin. 138

51. The Notary of Perigueux H. W.Longfellow. 133

52. Paddle your own Canoe Anonymous. 143

53. Eulogy on La Fayette Charles Sprague. 144

54. The Baron's Last Banquet Albert G. Greene. 146

55. The Present Age Channmg. 148

56. Old Ironsides „ „ Oliver Wendell Holmes. 150

57. Extract from a Lecture on "the Moral Spirit of Byron's Genius"

Henry Giles. 151

58. Bingen on the Rhine . . Mrs. Norton. 152

59. Ireland „ Henry Giles. 155

60. The Song of the Shirt Thomas Hood. 157

61. The Vulture and the Captive Infant Anonymous. 160

62. Manners in New York in Early Times.—, Waihingt*n Irving- 161

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63. Coeur-de-Lion at the Bier of his Father Mrs. Hemans. 164

64. Extract from a Speech on the Trial of a Murderer...Daniel Webster. 166

_65. The Isles of Greece ,. Lord Byron. 169

%6. Thoughts in a Cemetery H. W.Longfellow. 171

67. Greenwood Cemetery , , William Wallace. 172

68. Press On Anonymous. 174

69. Aspirations of Youth James Montgomery. 175

70. Where Should the Scholar Live? H. "W. Longfellow. 176

71. Hymn before Sunrise in the Vale of Chamonny

Samuel T. Coleridge. 177

72. The Trials of the Pilgrims Edward Everett. 180

73. The Pilgrim Fathers J. Pierpont. 182

74. The Duties of American Citizens Daniel Webster. 183

75. Marseilles Hymn De Lisle. 185

76. The Nobility of Labor Orville Dewey. 186

77. Labor Mrs. F. S. Osgood. 189

78. Irish Courtesy :. Sedley. 190

79. The Modern Belle....'. „ Stark. 192

• 80. Hannibal to his Soldiers 193

81. The Battle-Hymn Theodore Korntr. 195

82. Labor and Genius Sydney Smith. 196

83. Clear the Way Charles Mackay. 199

84. Schemes of Life often Illusory Samuel Johnson. 200

85. The Quarrel of Brutus and Cassius Shakspeare. 202

86. Apostrophe to the Sabbath '.Stevens. 200

87. Dirge for the Beautiful D.Ellen Goodman. 207

88. American History G. C. Verplanck. 208

89. The Churchyard Karamsin. 210

90. A Worthy Ambition Henry City. 211

91. The Demon Ship Thomas Morre. 212

92. National Glory Henry Clay. 215

93. A Visit from St. Nicholas Clement C.Moore. 216

94. Scene with a Panther Charles B. Brown. 218

95. King Henry to his Troops Shakspeare. 221

96. Jupiter's Proclamation Joseph Addison. 222

97. Cato's Soliloquy Joseph Addison. 226

98. Adherbal's Speech .Sallasl. 227

99. Moloch's Speech in Favor of War .....Milton. 230

100. Progress and Anti-Progress J. K. Paulding. 232

101. Belial's Speech against War Milton. 236

102. The Ephemera: an Emblem of Human Life...Benjamin Franklin. 238

103. Meeting of Satan and Death Milton. 240

104. Washington C. Phillips. 241

105. The Seminole's Defiance G. W. Patten. 243

106. Utility of Flowers ~..E. H.Chapin. 244

107. Ode to the Passions „..'. William Collins. 246

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108. The Man that Wanted but One Thing; The Man that Wanted

Every Thing; and The Man that Wanted Nothing

J. K. Paulding. 248

109. The Gambler's Wife .'. Coates. 250

110. Advice to the Yonng E. B. Chapin. 253

111. My Mother's Bible George P. Morris. 254

112. The Old Bachelors' Sale Mist Davidson. 255

113. The Miller of Mansfield * 256

114. Maclaine's Child Charles Mackay. 259

115. Speech against Paine's "Age of Reason" Thomas Erskine. 262

116. Hamlet's Soliloquy _ Shakspeare. 265

117. David's Lamentation over Saul and Jonathan. Bible. 268

118. Good-by, Proud World Ralph Waldo Emerson. 266

119. Directions to a Fire-Company Anonymous. 267

120. Sleep Elizabeth B. Browning. 269

121. The Widow and Her Son W. Irving. 270

122. The same (concluded).... _ W. Irving. 273

123. Cardinal Wolsey and Cromwell -..Shakspeare. 276

124. Cicero against Verres 279

125. Hymn at the Consecration of Pulaski's Banner

B. W. Longfellow. 281

126. Speech of M.Kossuth _ 282

127. Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard ,.„. Thomas Gray. 286

128. The Inventive Genius of Labor Elihu Burritt. 288

129. The Raven Edgar A. Pol. 291

130. Speech on the American War ,.„.Lord Chatham. 294

181. The Philanthropical Society Thomas Bood. 297

132. Gil Bias and the Archbishop Le Sage. 301

133. Hymn of Adam and Eve Milton. 304

134. Extract from the Bible _... 305

135. Hymn on the Seasons James Thomson. 306

136. Supposed Speech of John Adams Daniel Webster. 308

137. Darkness Lord Byron. 311

138. Demosthenes to the Athenians 313

139. The Maniac Lewis. 315

140. Old Age Theodore Parker. 317

141. Lochiel's Warning. Thomas Campbell. 319

142. A Rill from the Town Pump Nathaniel Hawthorne. 321

143. The sftme (concluded) Nathaniel Bawthorne. 324

144. Water for Me E. Johnson. 328

145. Friendship TM _...R. Waldo Emerson. 327

146. King John Tempting Hubert to Murder Prince Arthur

Shakspeare. 330

147. Hubert's Interview with Prince Arthur Shakspeare. 331

148. Remorse of King John Shakspeare 335

149. The Irish Disturbance Bill._ Daniel O'Connell 837

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