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A complete index will be found at the end of the book.


Many of the speeches listed under this head were arranged for speaking by the editor and so far as is known have not been published heretofore as declamations. Some of them have already appeared in whole or in part, but have been so little used and possess so much merit that they are included in this list. Nearly all of them have won prizes in contests.

Other things being equal, a new declamation has an advantage over an old one, but a new declamation of mediocre quality will hardly win over an older one of sterling merit.

The great consideration in choosing a declamation is to get one that suits you. If you are enthusiastic over it and feel that you would rather deliver it than any other speech you know of, you are most likely to be at your best.


Abraham Lincoln....
Address to Ex-Confederates.
Bridging the Bloody Chasm.
Brownsville Affair, The...

Cause of Labor, The..
Character, or the Making of a Man.

Citizen, The......
Courage of Woodrow Wilson, The.
Dead, He Was Immortal..
Education and Progress..
Flag of Our Fathers...

Governor and the Mob, The.
Greater Man, The...

Heart the Source of Power, The.
International League to Secure Peace, An..
Ireland's Holy Dead...
Isham G. Harris, Eulogy on...
Jesus and Coziba...
Land Where Hatred Expires, The.
Loneliness of Genius, The..
Man, The..
Man They Cannot Forget, The.
Middle Basin of Tennessee, The.
On the Contest Over His Seat in Congress.
Perils of Paternalism..
Sam Davis..
Sinking of the Titanic.
Southern Spirit...
Uncle Sam..
Vive La Marine..
Weaver's Pattern, The.

Martin B. Madden .Robert L. Taylor ..John Sharpe Williams .E. W. Carmack C. H. Tayenner E. W. Carmack .Jas. F. Dwyer Edward Keating .John Esten Cooke Benj. H. Hill Benj. H. Hill .Independent G. D. Patterson T. E. Egbert Robert L. Taylor Meyer London Seumas McManus Robert L. Taylor A. S. Crapsey .A. L. Guerard .E. A. Bancroft Christopher Morley Collier's Weekly .John Trotwood Moore E. W. Carmack A. 0. Stanley M. R. Patterson Elbert Hubbard Grady and Taylor Anonymous Adapted .Memphis Com

mercial Appeal Malcolm R. Patterson

Woodrow Wilson.

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