The American Speaker: Being a Collection of Pieces in Prose, Poetry, and Dialogue: Designed for Exercises in Declamation, Or for Occasional Reading in Schools

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A.S. Barnes & Company, 1856 - 256 pages
 

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Contents

Knowledge and Enterprise
24
Power of Individual Character C W Upham
25
Industry necessary to Success H Ware Jr
26
The Spirit of War M P Braman
27
Providential Agency C W Upham
29
Temperance D Kimball
30
Popular Institutions E Everett
31
Reflections at Mount Auburn S Kettel
32
Man a Social Being W D Northend
33
The Death of J Q Adams W P Luni
34
J Q Adams
35
Motives for Action E Everett
36
Introductory for an Evening Exhibition P H Sweetser
37
The Province of Faith E Beecher
38
The Memory of the Good H Humphrey
40
The Mother Land E Everett
41
History Jared Sparks
42
Individual Energy and Action C W Upham
43
An Appeal in Behalf of Clinton N Cleave and
44
Death of Adams and Jefferson E Everett
45
The Indians H Humphrey
46
Ar Introductory Address
47
The Effects of Diversified Employments R Choate
48
Our Duty as Citizens 1 E Everett
49
Our Obligations Knowles
50
The Education of the Heart G F Chever
51
The Country of Washington D Webster
52
Individual Action E Everett
53
The Man of Expedients S Gilman
54
Woman
55
SelfConceit Columbian Orator 81
58
The Ruling Passion H Mann
59
Why do not our Schools accomplish more? Wm G Crosby
60
E Everett
61
Motives to Moral Action P W Chandler
62
Educational Interests of New York H Mann
63
The States in Relation to Education Ira Mayhew
65
Popular Education Wm G Crosby
66
Indian Character J Sparks
67
The Spirit of New England J S J Gardiner
68
Paou
77
Intemperance D Kimball
100
Progress of Liberty C W Upham
102
Events of the Revolution J Sparks
103
Moral and Physical Force C W Upham
104
Speech of Cornplanter
105
Speech of Black Hawk
106
Speech of Red Jacket
108
Story and Speech of Logan
109
POETRY 1 Psalm of Life Longfellow
111
Ambition False and True Anon
112
A Hint on Street Manners 0 IV Holmes
113
The American Eagle John Neal
114
Speed the Prow James Montgomery
115
Prologue Anon
116
Cleon and I Chas Mackay
117
The Family Meeting C Sprague
118
Passing Away Miss Jenstury
119
New England J G Whittier
120
To an Indian Gold Coin Leyden
123
The Immortal Mind Byron 124
124
The Pour and the Rich J R Lowell
125
The Landing of the Pilgrims Mrs Ilemans
127
Light for All Chambers Journal
128
To the American Flag J R Drake
129
Napoleon at Rest John Pierpont
131
The Three Black Crows Birom
132
Contented John Jane Taylor
133
The Dilatory Scholar C Gilman
142
A Name in the Sand H F Gould 32 Report of an Adjudged Case c Cowper 33 Philip of Mount Hope J O Sargent
144
The Fields of War I MLellan Irin
145
The Pilgrims
147
The Flight of Xerxes Miss Jensbury
149
A Centennial Hymn Pierpont
150
Yankee Ships J T Fields
151
Plea for the Red Man C Sprague
152
A Scene in a Private MadHouse M Ĝ Lewis
154
Excelsior Longfellow
155
The Battle of Life E E Č Jones
157
Plea of the Indian Anon
158
The Removal 47 The Coldwater Man J G Saxe
159
The Grave of the Indian Chief Bryant
162
New England Mrs E T Daniels
163
S Woodworth 52 The Thriving Family the States Mrs Sigourney
166
The Poor Man Anon
167
Isaac F Shepard
168
The Coming of the Pilgrims Charles Sprague
169
0 W Holmes
172
Dirge of Alaric E Everett
173
The Farmers Song Anon
175
Elegy on Mrs Mary Blaize Goldsmith
176
Oglethorpe
177
The Steamboat 0 W Holmes
179
The Inquiry Anon
180
H F Gould
181
Hope W D Northend
184
Freedon L Dame
185
The Orphans Song London Magazine
186
Two Hundred Years Ago G Mellen
187
A Legend J G Whittier
190
The Happy Home Knickerbocker
191
Old Massachusetts 16
193
Look Aloft Jona Lawrence
195
Alls for the Best Tupper
197
Upward and Onward Dollar Mag
198
All is Action J Hagen
199
Try Keep Trying Anon
200
The World as it is
201
Philosophy of Endurance C Mackay
202
The Storm J E Dow
203
The Letter from Home J G Lyons
204
Lines on the Loss of a Ship John Malcom
205
Room Enough for All Saturday Rambler
206
To Young Students Miss Embury
208
Be Kind
209
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210
Lifes Companions C Mackay
211
Art C Sprague
213
To the Falls of Niagara J G c Brainard
214
DIALOGUES
215
The Useful and the Ornamental Mrs Farrar
217
On Prejudging N Peirce
219
The Curious Instrument Jane Taylor 5 The California Gold Country Fitch Poole
226
True Virtue will prevail Fenelon
229
The Sailors Mother Southey
232
The Aldermans Funeral
235
Scene from the Merchant of Venice Shakspeare
241
The Adopted Child Mrs Hemans
245
The Better Land
246
Scene from the Little Merchants Miss Edgeworth
247
Scene from As you Like It Shakspeare
250
Fortune Telling Miss Fletcher
251
About Schcol E Sutton 17 The Doctor and his Patient
256
Caleb Peirce
259
On Leaving School
263

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Page 240 - Tis mightiest in the mightiest: it becomes The throned monarch better than his crown; His sceptre shows the force of temporal power, The attribute to awe and majesty, Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings; But mercy is above this sceptred sway, It is enthroned in the hearts of kings, It is an attribute to God himself; And earthly power doth then show likest God's When mercy seasons justice.
Page 156 - In happy homes he saw the light Of household fires gleam warm and bright ; Above, the spectral glaciers shone, And from his lips escaped a groan, Excelsior! "Try not the Pass!
Page 110 - I appeal to any white man to say if ever he entered Logan's cabin hungry, and he gave him not meat; if ever he came cold and naked, and he clothed him not. During the course of the last long and bloody war Logan remained idle in his cabin, an advocate for peace. Such was my love for the whites, that my countrymen pointed as they passed, and said, Logan is the friend of white men.
Page 129 - WHEN Freedom from her mountain height Unfurled her standard to the air, She tore the azure robe of night. And set the stars of glory there. She mingled with its gorgeous dyes The milky baldric of the skies, And striped its pure celestial white With streakings of the morning light; Then from his mansion in the sun She called her eagle bearer down, And gave into his mighty hand The symbol of her chosen land.
Page 240 - It must not be; there is no power in Venice Can alter a decree established: 'Twill be recorded for a precedent, And many an error by the same example Will rush into the state; it cannot be.
Page 100 - What constitutes a State? Not high-raised battlement or labored mound, Thick wall or moated gate; Not cities proud, with spires and turrets crowned; Not bays and broad-armed ports, Where, laughing at the storm, rich navies ride; Not starred and spangled courts, Where low-browed baseness wafts perfume to pride. No: MEN, high-minded MEN...
Page 242 - Tarry a little ; there is something else. This bond doth give thee here no jot of blood ; The words expressly are ' a pound of flesh : ' Take then thy bond, take thou thy pound of flesh ; But, in the cutting it, if thou dost shed One drop of Christian blood, thy lands and goods Are, by the laws of Venice, confiscate Unto the state of Venice.
Page 16 - The graces taught in the schools, the costly ornaments and studied contrivances of speech, shock and disgust men when their own lives, and the fate of their wives, their children, and their country, hang on the decision of the hour. Then words have lost their power, rhetoric is vain, and all elaborate oratory contemptible.
Page 240 - Though justice be thy plea, consider this, That in the course of justice none of us Should see salvation : we do pray for mercy, And that same prayer doth teach us all to render The deeds of mercy.
Page 240 - Why, this bond is forfeit ; And lawfully by this the Jew may claim A pound of flesh, to be by him cut off Nearest the merchant's heart : Be merciful ; Take thrice thy money ; bid me tear the bond.

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