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

............... Mrs. Pemans. 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 ...

William Wallace. 172

68. Press On .........

.Anonymous. 174

69.

ons 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 Movre. 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

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. 326

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 Joha.......

..Shakspeare 335

149. The Irish Disturbance Bill....................... Daniel O'Connell 337

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. Hillard. 365

163. The American Flag........

..... Rodman Drake 360

134. Northern Laborers..

.C. C. ytor. 368

165. Parting of Marmion and Douglas. ......

Walter Scott. 369

16. Speech of Sergeant Bu fuz 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. Back 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. lhe Cotter's Saturday Night........... .......Robert Burns, 384

175. Luty of Literary Men to their Country..............T' S. Grimke: 388

176. Siow 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. Affertion Conquers.......

Anonymous. 394

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

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

183. The latriot'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 Monument 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 Madmal.......

........ Anonymous. 426

194. The True Reformers...

.............H. Greeley. 429

195. Cassius Instigating Brutus to Join the Conspiracy against Cæsar

Shakspeare. 43C

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. 438

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

204. Charity..

Bible 447

205. Art............

Charles Sprague. 447

206. Appropriate Themes for American Poets............ G. S. Hillard. 449.

207. My Child.......

..............................John Pierpont. 450

208. 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 Greeler. 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 Child 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,
RAUSES.

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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