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63. Cour-de-Lion at the Bier of his Father .............. Mrs. Flemans. 164

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

65. The Isles of Greece...........................................Lord Byron. 169

66. Thoughts in a Cemetery ......... ..................H. W. Longfellow. 171

67. Greenwood Cemetery .................................... W

.................... 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 Chamouny

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 Körner. 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. 206

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 Clay. 211

91. The Demon Ship.................. .................. Thomas Moure. 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 ......... .......................................... Sallust. 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 Wantud 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. 252

110. Advice to the Young.......................................E. H. Chapin. 253

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

112. The Old Bachelors' Sale.................................Miss 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: 266

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

H. W. Longfellow. 281

126. Speech of M. Kossuth .............

.................... 282

127. Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard............ Thomas Gray, 285

128. The Inventive Genius of Labor.......................... Elihu Burritt. 288

129. The Raven....................................................Edgar A. Poe. 291

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

131. The Philanthropical Society .. ........................... Thomas Hood. 297

132. Gil Blas 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 same (concluded).........................Nathaniel Hawthorne. 324

144. Water for Me............... .........................E. Johnson. 3:26

145. Friendship..............................................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 337

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150. The Old Clock on the Stairs........................H. W. Longfellow 338

151. Emmet's Vindication.............

............ 340

152. The same (concluded).............................

............. 343

153. The Dream of Clarence.................... ................. Shakspeare. 34,

154. Robert Burns ...............

.............. Prof. Wilson. 349

155. To a Mountain Daisy, on Turning it Down with a Plow

R. Burns. 351

156. Ancient and Modern Productions..........................C. Sumner. 352

157. Bernardo Del Carpio...................................... Mrs. Hemans. 354

158. Pedants Seeking Patronage. ............................... Anonymous. 356

159. A Shower ..........................

.......................J. W. Miller. 361

160. Macbriar's Address to the Scotch Covenanters...... Walter Scott. 362

61. Tubal-Cain ..................................

................ Charles Mackay. 363

162. The Destiny of America.................................... G. S. Millard. 365

163. The American Flag..................................... Rodman Drake 260

134. Northern Laborers........................................... C. C. ytor. 368

165. Parting of Marmion and Douglas. ..................... Walter Scott, 369

166. Speech of Sergeant Buzfuz in the Case of “Bardell vs. Pick-

wick”................................................... Charles Dickens. 371

167. Rienzi to the Romans ..........................Mary Russell Mitford. 375

168 Adams and Jefferson................................... Edward Everett. 376

169. On the Receipt of his Mother's Picture........... William Cowper. 377

170. Drack Hawk's Address to General Street.............. ............. 379

171. Indian Names ................................... ...Lydia H. Sigourney. 380

172. Red Jacket's Reply to the Missionary.............. ................ 381

173. Wupposed Speech of an Indian Chief.............. Edward Everett. 383

174. The Cotter's Saturday Night............................ Robert Burns. 384

175. Luty of Literary Men to their Country.............. T s. Grimke: 388

176. Show us the Father............................. Mrs. L. H. Sigourney. 396

177. Waat.Good will the Monument do ?................ Edward Everett. 391

178. Wind and Sea ..............

.................. Bayard Taylor. 392

179. Pullic Faith .................... .......................Fisher Ames. 393

180. Affection Conquers .......................................... Anonymous. 394

181. Necessity of Military Posts to Protect the Frontiers.. Fisher Ames. 399

182. Willirm Tell's Address to the Mountains ............J. S. Knowles. 401

183. The Patriot's Courage.......................................... H. Clay. 402

184. The Heritage................

............James Russell Lowell. 403

185. Moss-Side.

............................Prof. Wilson. 405

186. The sane (concluded)......................................Prof. Wilson. 409

187. The Proud Miss Mac Bride..................................J. G. Saxe. 413

188. A Monuinent to Washington.........................R. C. Winthrop. 416

189. Rum's Maniac.................................................... Dr. Nott 417

190. Extract from a Speech made at Washington......Daniel Webster. 420

191. The Leper ...................................... ..............N. P. Willis. 421

192. The Influerce of Woman.................... ...........J. G. Carter. 425

198. The Madman...............................

........... Anonymous. 426

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194. The True Reformers.......................................... Greeley. 429 195. Cassius Instigating Brutus to Join the Conspiracy against Cæsar

Shakspeare. 430 196. Speech on being found Guilty of Treason...... Thomas F. Meagher. 431 197. Antony's Speech to the People on tbe Death of Cæsar

Shakspeare. 433 198. Falstaff's Boasting ................ .................... Shakspeare. 436 199. Extract from “The Last Days of Herculaneum"

Edwin Atherton. 439 200. Love of Home ..................................................... Webster. 443 201. The Pioneer.............

.............. ....... ..................Brainard. 444 202. Reply to the Duke of Grafton .... ................. Edward Thurlow. 445 203. Procrastination.

............................ Edward Young. 445 1. vuarity ..... ........................................................ Bible 447 205. Art.............

........... Charles Sprague. 447 206. Appropriate Themes for American Poets............. G. S. Hillard. 449. 207. My Child............

...............John Pierpont. 450 208. The Beautiful............

...John G. Whittier. 451 209. New England's Dead................................... Isaac McLellan. 453 210. Extract from a Speech on the Greek Revolution..... Henry Clay. 454 211. A Quarrel.................

.......John Ilome. 456 212. Man's Mastery over Nature............ .............. Horace Greeley. 459 213. Orator Puff ............

............... Thomas Moore. 460 214. Immortality ............................................. George D. Prentice. 460 215. Abou Ben-Adhem...............................................Leigh Hunt. 461 216. The Voyage ...................... .............. Washington Irving 462 217. An Evening Reverie........................... William Cullen Bryant. 464 218. Parliamentary Reform.................................Lord Broughan. 465 219. The Closing Year..................................... George D. Prentice. 467 220. Extract from a Speech on Agriculture............ Edward Everitt. 469 221. Robert of Lincoln

................ William Cullen Brycnt. 472 222. Farewell Address to the Senate................... ...Henry Cay. 474 223. The Chill Playing with a Watch .............. Frances S. Oscood. 476 224. No Cause more Just than that of Hungary.......Louis Kosuth. 476 225. Lazarus and Mary............................. ...............N. P. Willis. 478

PRINCIPLES OF ELOCUTION.

ELOCUTION may be defined the art of reading and speaking with ease, energy, variety, and elegance. To excel in this art, it is necessary to have a practical knowledge of

PRONUNCIATION,
EMPHASIS,
· INFLECTION,

PITCH,

FORCE,
RATE,
QUALITY OF VOICE,
PAUSES.

SECTION I.

PRONUNCIATION. Pronunciation is the utterance of words. It embraces Articulation and Accentuation.

ARTICULATION. Correct articulation consists in an accurate and distinct utterance of the elementary sounds, either singly or in combination.

Articulation, correctly speaking, signifies the partial or complete junction of the organs of speech which precedes and follows the vowels, and which partly or totally intercepts the voice; but in elocutionary works it generally has the meaning given above.

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