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CONTENT S.

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INTRODUCTION,
Observations on Elocution,......

13
The Elementary Sounds of the English language,
Articulation, or examples in some of its most difficult combinations, 20
Specimens, accompanied by observations, illustrative of good
Reading,..

23 On Quantity, or the prolongation of the Vocal Elements,.. 29 On Emphasis.....

34 Irony,....

39 Emphatic Pause......

41 Climax,

44 Gesture, or Rhetorical Action,.

46 Remarks on the Inflections of the Voice, with examples, ....... 50

SELECT PIECES FOR EXERCISES.

1. Elocution,

.Dr. Channing. 55 2. Elocution of Ladies,

.Mrs. Sigourney. 56 3. Elocution, its effects upon Health,..

Dr. A. Combe. 57 4. The Voice,

..Journal of Health. 59 I 6. Demosthenes,.

.Charles Rollin. 61 7. Cicero,......

..N. Amer. Review. 63 8. Eloquence, its true nature,....

...D. Webster. 67 9. Eloquence of the Pulpit, .

.Dr. Rush. 68 10 Taste for Reading,...

..Sir J. Herschell. 69 11. A Rabbinical Tale,..

..Dr. Franklin. 70 12. Education,......

Governor Sevard. 72 13. Hamlet's Instruction to the Players.......... .Shakspeare. 74 14. Tell's Address to the Mountains,

.Knowles. 75 15. Address to the Sun,....

.Ossian. 76 16. Rienzi's Address to the Romans,

.Miss Mitford. 77 17. Address to the Ocean,..

....Byron. 79 18. Speech of King Henry V.,

.Shakspeare. 80 19. The Grave,...

..James Montgomery. 82 20. Extract from a Discourse,...................

..Dr. Caldwell. 82 21. Satan's supposed Speech,....

Milton. 84 22. Apostrophe to Light,.

Milton. 85 23. Speech of Lord Chancellor Thurlow,.

87 24. Defence before Agrippa,...

..St. Paul. 88 25. Supposed Speech of John Adams,..

.D. Webster. 91 26. Description of the person of Jesus Christ,.

.Josephus. 93 27. The Blind Preacher,..

William Wirt. 95 28. David's Lamentation over Saul and Jonathan,

97

29. Othello's Apology for his Marriage,

.Shakspeare. 97

30. Cato's Soliloquy,.....

Addison. 99

31. Imaginary meeting of Satan, Sin and Death,

..Milton. 101

32. Adam and Eve's Morning Hymn,...

Milton. 104

33. Speech of Cassius,...

.Shakspeare. 106

34. Brutus' Oration on the Death of Cæsar,

.Shakspeare. 107

35. Antony's Oration over Cæsar's body,

..Shakspeare. 109

36. The Burial of Sir John Moore,.....

.Wolfe. 112

37. Last Words of Robert Emmet........

113

38. Lines relating to Curran's Daughter........ Thomas Moore. 114

39. The Temperance Reformation, a Harbinger of the Millennium,

Rev. Dr. Sprague. 115

0. Declaration of Independence,...

Thomas Jefferson. 117

Patriotic Speech on the question of War with England, P. Henry, 122

42. Cardinal Wolsey's Soliloquy on Ambition,.... .Shakspeare. 125

43. Cardinal Wolsey's Farewell Address to Cromwell,... Shakspeare. 126

44. Speech to Joseph,.....

Judah. 127

45. Announcement of the Death of a Colleague, George Mc. Duffie. 128

46. The right of Free Discussion, derived from God,...

Gerrit Smith. 130

47. Address to the Moon,.. ....

Ossian. 133

48. Conclusion of Daniel Webster's Speech,

133

49. Education,.....

.Charles Phillips. 134

50. The Sacking of Prague,....

Thomas Campbell, 134

51. Conclusion of Henry Clay's Speech at Lexington, Ken....... 136

52. Petition of the Wife of Almas Ali Cawn to Warren Hastings,.... 138

53. Speech of William Pitt, Earl of Chatham.....

139

54. Night before and Battle of Waterloo,.....

Byron. 141

55. Right of Free Discussion.......

.D. Webster. 143

56. Speech of Martin Van Buren,......

143

57. Extract from Gen. Jackson's Proclamation..........

145

58. Woodman, Spare that Tree.....

.Geoge P. Morris. 147

59. The Union,......

.D. Webster. 148

60. Marco Bozzaris,.

..F. G. Halleck. 149

61. Speech of Edmund Burke,......

151

62. The Right of Instructing Representatives,. .Edmund Burke. 153

63. Hamlet's Soliloquy on · Death,.

.Shakspeare. 154

61. Speech of King Richard III....

.Shakspeare. 156

65. There's nothing True but Heaven,...

Thomas Moore. 157

66. Heaven,..

.......Anonymous. 158

67. Religion,...

.Red. Alva Wood. 158

68. God's Incomprehensibility,

.Dr. Chalmers. 159

69. Missionary Hymn,..

.Bishop Heber. 160

70. Soliloquy on the Princess Thekla,..

Frederic Schiller. 161

71. Lines for the Fourth of July,.....

.....Anonymous. 162

72. A Beautiful Gem,....

.E. K. Hervey. 163

73. How Scholars are made,

...D. Webster. 164

74. Books,......

.Dr. Channing. 165

75. Gilbert Motier de Lafayette,

..J. Q. Adams. 166

76. Part of a Speech of Elisha Williams,

167

77. On Knowledge,.......

.De Witt Clinton. 168

78. The importance of Female Influence in the Temperance Cause,

Chancellor Walworth. 169

79. Speech of a Mingo Chief,......

..........Logan. 172

80. Lady Randolph's Soliloquy,.

.Rev. John Home, 173

81. Byron's Farewell to his Wife,..

174

82. Song of the German Soldiers after victory,.Mrs. F. D. Hemans. 176

83. Desence of Socrates before his Judges,.

177

84. Part of the Burial Service,...

...Bible. 179

85. The Dream of Clarence,...

.Shakspeare. 181

86. Virginiụs and Lucius,..

.....J. Ş. Knowles. 183

87. Scene from Pizarro,...

.Kotzebue. 187

88. Dialogue from the History of King Richard III., Knickerbacker. 191

89. Scene between Captain Bertram and Jack Bowlin,.....Dunlap. 192

90. Alexander the Great and a Robber,..

..Dr. Aikin. 196

91. Prince Henry and Falstaff,....

.Shakspeare. 197

92. A Scene from William Tell,...,

..Knowles. 200

93. Extract from Damon and Pythias,.

..Shiel. 205

94. Isabella, pleading before Angelo,......

.Shakspeare. 208

95. Mutual Upbraidings of Edward and Warwick, Dr. T. Franklin. 213

96. Hamlet and Horatio,..

.Shakspeare. 216

97. Othello and Iago,......

.Shakspeare. 219

98. Alonzo's Soliloquy,....

..Dr. Edward Young. 221

99. Death of Alexander Hamilton,......... ..Eliphalet Nott. 223

100. Our Federal Union, its inestimable value, .President Polk. 224

101. Man......

..George Combe. 227

102. To Mary in Heaven,....

.Robert Burns. 229

103. The Christian's Hope......

.Rev. A. Sutton. 231

104. Rules for the structure of a Sentence,.. . Alexander Walker. 232

105. Heaven's Attractions,...

Dr. Nevis. 233

106. Eloquent Speech against Warren Hastings, .Sheridan. 236

107. Panegyric on Sheridan's Eloquence,

Burke. 239

108. New Missionary Hymn....

.S. F. Smith. 240

109. David's Confidence in God's Grace,...

241

110. On the Immortality of the Soul,.

.Cicero. 243

ill. Of Elocution,....

Thelwal. 244

112. Divinely inspired Speakers, their Elocution, Rev. David Marks. 246

113. Patienoe under provocations, our interest as well as duty,

Dr. Blair. 250

114. The Daughter's Request,

.Anonymous. 252

115. The Universal Prayer,..

.Pope. 254

116. Reflections at Sea ,....

Rev. Howard Malcom. 256

117. Speech to the Ladies,

.D. Webster. 257

118. The Snow Storm,...

.Portland Argus. 259

119. Extract from the Charge preceding the Sentence of the Court

in the case of the three Thayers.....

...... Hon. R. H. Walworth. 261

120. Presidents of the United States,..

.Samuel N. Sweet. 264

121. Advantages of Knowledge,...

.S. N. Sweet. 268

122. Disadvantages of Ignorance,.

.S. N. Sweet. 270

123. Extract from the Mount Hope Dedication Address,

Rev. P. Church. 273

124. Reflections on the death of a Friend................C. M. Thayer. 278

125. Education the Principle of all Prosperity, Rev. Robert Hall. 281

126. Character of George Washington,..... .Thomas Jefferson. 283

127. The last hours of Washington........ ..G. W. P. Custis. 285

128. Education essential, both in time of War and Peace,

Gen. F. Marion. 289
129. Lord Ullin's Daughter, .

Thomas Campbell. 291
130. Reading aloud,...

Chambers' Edinburgh Journal. 293
131. Thanatopsis,

William C. Bryant. 296
132. The Gambler's Wife,

Dr. Coates. 299
133. Pitt's Reply to Walpole,.

300
134. Conclusion of C. M. Clay's Speech, in 1846, at New-York. 302
135. The Hermit...

Dr. Beattie. 304
136. Extract from President Jefferson's Inaugural Address,. 306
137. Extract from Demosthenes' Oration on the Crown,..

308
138. Extract from Cicero's Speech for Cluentius,.,

310
139. Eloquent Conclusion of an Horticultural Address,

Rev. E. H. Chapin. 312
140. Poetical Extract....

Miss Emily Webb. 314
141. Washington loved his Mother.

Unknown. 315
142. My Cherub Boys...

Mrs. Emily Webb Sweet. 317
143. Bonaparte's Repudiation of Josephine,. .J. S. C. Abbott. 319
144. Last Speech,....

D. Webster. 325
145. Welcome to Louis Kossuth,.

Hon. Charles Sumner. 332
146. Speech at Syracuse,

Kossuth. 336
147. The best of Wives, .

Unknown. 338
148. Where shall the Soul find rest?..

Unknown. 340
149. The manner.of Preaching the Gospel,.. Rev. C. G. Finney. 341
150. Who loves me best?....

Mary Ann Brown. 343
151. Alonzo the Brave and the Fair Imogene,

Lewis. 345
152. Christ's regard for Children, .

Mrs. Z. Porter. 318
153. Parody,....

S. S. Greene, 349
154. The celebrated Temperance Ox Discourse, Unknown. 350

INDEX OF AUTHORS.

Adams, John Quincy,
75 Cawn, Almas Ali,

52
Addison, Joseph,
30 Chalmers, Thomas,

68
Aikin, Dr.

90 Chambers' Edinb. Journal, 130
Abbott, J. S. C.

143 Channing, William Ellery, 1, 74
Beattie, James,
135 Church, Pharcellus,

123
Bible,
44, 83 Cicero,

110, 138
Blair, Hugh,
113 Clay, Cassius M.

134
Bryant, William Cullen, 131 Clay, Henry,

51
Burke, Edmund, 61, 62, 107 Clinton, De Witt,

77
Burns Robert,
102 Coates, Dr.

132
Byron, George Gordon, 17, 54, 81 Combe, Andrew,

3
Brown, Mary Ann,
150 Combe, George,

101
Caldwell, Charles,
20 Custis, G. W. P.

127
Campbell, Thomas, 50, 129 Chapin, Rev. E. H.

139
David,
28, 109 | Ossian,

15, 47
Demosthenes,
137 Panl, St.

24
Dunlap,
89 Phillips, Charles,

49
Emmet, Robert,
37 Pitt, William,

53, 133
Franklin, Benjamin,
11 Pope, Alexander,

115
Franklin, Thomas,
95 Polk, James K.

100
Finney, Rev. Charles G. 149 Porter, Mrs. Z.

152
Greene, S. S.
153 Portland Argus,

118
Halleck, Fitz Green,
60 Rollin, Charles,

6
Hall, Robert,
125 Rush, Benjamin,

9
Heber, Bishop,
69 Schiller, Frederick,

70
Hemans, Mrs. Felicia D. 82 Seward, William H.

12
Henry, Patrick,

41 Shakspeare, Wm. 13, 18, 29, 33, 34
Herschell, Sir John,

10 35,42,43,63,64, 85, 91,94,96,97
Hervey, E. K.
72 Sheridan,

106
Home, Jobn,
80 Shiel,

93
Jackson, Andrew,

57 Sigourney, Mrs. Lydia H. 2
Jefferson, Thomas, 40, 126, 136 Socrates,

83
Josephus,
26 Sprague, William B.

39
Journal of Health,
4 Smith Gerrit,

46
Knickerbacker,
88 Smith, S. F.

108
Knowles, J. Sheridan, 14, 86, 92 Sutton, Amos,

103
Kotzebue,

87 Sweet, S. N. 120, 121, 122
Kossuth,

146 Sweet, Mrs. Emily Webb, 142
Logan,

79 Sumner, Hon. Charles, 145
Lewis,
151 Thayer, Caroline M.

124
McDuffie, George,
45 Thelwal

111
Malcom, Howard,

116 Thurlow, Lord Chancellor, 23
Marion, Francis,
128 Van Buren, Martin,

56
Marks, David,

112 Walworth, R. H. 78, 119
Milton, John, 21, 22, 31, 32 Walker, Alexander,

104
Mitford, Miss Mary Russell, 16 Webster, Daniel, 8, 25, 48, 55, 59
Montgomery, James,

19

73, 117, 144
Moore, Thomas,
38, 65 Williams, Elisha,

76
Morris, George P.
58 Wirt, William,

27
Nevis, Dr.
165 Wolfe,

36
North American Review, 7 Wood, Alva,

67
Nott, Eliphalet,
99 Webb, Miss Emily,

140

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