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exclusively of dialogues, will be published m a few weeks, in which will be inserted exercises of greater length and variety.

It has not been deemed essential or important to insert rules and directions, because books, abounding in such rules, are already numerous, and because it is believed that the teacher can impart all needed instruction more clearly and efficiently than can be given by any printed directions.

With the earnest hope that the book may be both acceptable and useful, the compiler commends it to the attention of his professional brethren, and to the use of those for whose special pleasure and benefit it has been prepared.

Note.— The plates of the “ American Speaker” were destroyed by fire soon after the publication of the third edition, and, in preparing a new set, the author has made several changes. The Dialogues in the present edition are entirely different from those in the former editions, and several pieces have been added to the Prose and Poetry parts. A few pieces of Poetry that were in the early editions are omitted in this on account of their length.

Those desirous of obtaining the Dialogues as contained in the first edition, may find them all in the volume of “ School Dialogues” recently prepared by the author of this work.

Salem, Mass., March, 1849

CONTENTS.

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1 Liberty and Knowledge, .... ...D. Webster, .

12 Free Schools, the Glory of New England, . Story, .::..

13 The Nature of True Eloquence, . .:. .D. Webster, ....11

4. Conclusion of a Discourse at Plymouth, . " .... 12

5. The American Indian, ........ • C. Sprague,

6. Address of Brutus, .......... Shakspeare,

7. One Century after Washington, ..... Anon., . ......

8 The Contrast, . ........

9. National Character. .......... Maxcy, ....

10. America - her Example, ... ... Phillips, : ...

11. Fate of the Indians, .......... Story, ....

12. Obligations to the Pilgrims, ....... Whelpley, ...

13. Public Instruction, ...........D. P. Page, ..

14. Adams and Jefferson,'... ... D. Webster,

15. The Existence of God, ... ... Maxcy, .....

16. Extract from a Centennial Discourse, .. Story, .....

17. Responsibleness of America,

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18. What Mind is Free?........... Channing, ....

19. Science, ...::::::......

......... W. M. Rogers, . .

20. Fidelity to the Federal Union,...... C. W. Upham, .

21. The Fathers of Massachusetts, ..... E. Everett, . i.

22. Valedictory Address, .......... Putnam, ....

23. The People in the Cause of Freedom, . . E. Everett, . ...

24. Knowledge and Enterprise, .......

25. Power of Individual Character, .....C. W. Upham, ..

26. Industry necessary to Success, ..... H. Ware, Jr., ...

27. The Spirit of War, ........

. . M. P. Braman, .

J 28. War and Peace, ..........

. C. Sumner,...

29. Providential Agency, .........

..C. W. Upham, ..

30. Temperance, ..........

. . D. Kimball, :...

31. Popular Institutions, ..........

. . E. Everett, . ...

32. Reflections at Mount Auburn,...... S. Kettel,....

33. Man a Social Being, .......... W. D. Northend,

34. The Death of J. Q. Adams, .......W.P. Luni, ..

35. J. Q. Adams, .............

36. Motives for Action, ..........E. Everett, .....

37. Introductory for an Evening Exhibition, . P. H. Sweetser, ...

38. The Province of Faith,.... ... E. Beecher, ....

39. Introductory for an Evening Exhibition, :::::

40. The Memory of the Good, ..

..H, Humphrey, ...

41. The Mother Land, ...........

... E. Everett, .....

42. History, ............... Jared Sparks, ....

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43. Individual Energy and Action, .....C. W. Upham, ...

44. An Appeal in Behalf of Clinton, . ....N. Cleave.and, . ..

45. Death of Adams and Jefferson, ..... E. Everett, ...

46. The Indians, ............. H. Humphrey, .

47. Ar. Introductory Address, .;... . . . . . . . . . ..

48. The Effects of Diversified Employments, . R. Choate, ..

49. Our Duty as Citizens, ......

1. E. Everett, ..

50. Our Obligations, .........., Knowles, ...

51. The Education of the Heart, ... .G. F. Chever, .

52. The Country of Washington, ... . D. Webster, ....

53. Individual Action, ........

. E. Everett, ....

54. The Man of Expedients, ..... . S. Gilman, ....

55. Woman, ..........

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... John Neal.

56. Self-Conceit, ............. Columbian Orator, . 81

57. Keeping up Appearances, . ...... . L. Withington, : . 84

58. Foundation of National Character, ...E. Everett, ..

59. The Ruling Passion, . ......

... H. Mann, .....

60. Why do not our Schools accomplish more? Wm. G. Crosby, . .

61. The Mayflower, :::........

.... E. Everett, ...

62. Motives to Moral Action, . ....... P. W. Chandler, .

63. Educational Interests of New York, ... H. Mann, ...

64. The Year 1776, ....

... N. Cleaveland, ...

65. The States in Relation to Education, . . . Ira Mayhew, ....

66. Popular Education, .......... Wm. G. Crosby, .

67. Indian Character, ...........J. Sparks, .....

68. The Spirit of New England, ... ...J. S. J. Gardiner, .

69. Intemperance, .......

. D. Kimball, ....

70. Progress of Liberty, ..... ...C. W. Upham, . . . 102

71. Events of the Revolution, .. ...J. Sparks, . ....103

72. Moral and Physical Force, .. ...C. W. Upham, . . . 104

73. Speech of Cornplanter, ..... · · · · · · · · · · · ·

74. Speech of Black Hawk, ................. 106

75. Speech of Red Jacket, .................. 108

76. Story and Speech of Logan, . ............... 109

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15. The Pour and the Rich, .... ....J. R. Lowell, ... 125

16. The Landing of the Pilgrims, ...... Mrs. Ilemans, . . . 127

17. Light for All, ......... ... Chambers' Journal, . 128

18. To the American Flag, . .... ...J. R. Drake, ... 129

13. Napoleon at Rest, .......

. John Pierpont, . . . 131

20. The Three Black Crows, ... ... Birom, ...... 132

21. Contented John,...... ...Jane Taylor, ... . 133

22. An Acre of Corn, ...... ... Anon., ...... 134

23. The Old Arm Chair, . ...

· Miss E. Cook, . . . 135

24. The Poor Man's Hymn, ...

.C. D. Stuart, . . . 136

25. Labor, ...............

. Miss C. F. Orne, . . 137

26. The Crop of Acorns, . ..... .. • Youth's Companion, . 138

27. Lines for an Exhibition, ........ H. S. Osborne, ... 139

28. Our Country, ........ ... Pabodie, ..... 140

29. The New Englander among the Alps, ..R. C. Waterston, . . 141

30. The Dilatory Scholar, .........C. Gilman, ... . 142

31. 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

34. The Fields of War, ...

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. 145

35. The Pilgrims, ......

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..P. H. Sweetser, ..


36. New England's Dead, ..

...I. M'Lellan, Jr.,..

. 147

37. The Flight of Xerxes, ..

... Miss Jensbury, .. . 149

38. A Centennial Hymn,...

... Pierpont, .... . 150

39. Yankee Ships, ......

...J. T. Fields, . ..

40. Plea for the Red Man, ... ...C. Sprague,...

. 152

41. A Scene in a Private Mad-House, ...M. Ĝ. Lewis, .. . 154

42. " Excelsior, . . . . . . .

.... Longfellow, ....

43. The Battle of Life, ...........E

... E. Č. Jones, . ... . 157

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44. The Mariners, .. ......... Park Benjamin, ..

. 157

45. Plea of the Indian,........... Anon., ......

· 46. The Removal, ............. ......

47. The Cold-water Man, .........J. G. Saxe, ....

- 48. The Grave of the Indian Chief, ..... Bryant, ...... 162

49. Universal Freedom, .......... H. Ware, Jr., . . . 162

50. New England, ............ Mrs. E. T. Daniels, 163

51. The Oaken Bucket, .........: S. Woodworth, • •

52. The Thriving Family - the States, ... Mrs. Sigourney, . . 166

53. The Poor Man, .......

...Anon., ... . 167

54. The Voice of Love, :::..

... Isaac F. Shepard, . 168

55. The Coming of the Pilgrims, .. ... Charles Sprague, . . 169

56. Old Ironsides, . :::::::

...0. W. Holmes, . . 172

57. Dirge of Alaric, ........

... E. Everett, .... 173

58. The Farmer's Song, .......... Anon., ...... 175

59. Epilogue, .

... o ...... 176

60. Elegy on Mrs. Mary Blaize, ...... Goldsmith, .... 176

61. The Life-Boat, .....

...0: Oglethorpe, ...

62. The Steamboat, ............0. W. Holmes, . . .179

63. The Inquiry, ............. Anon., .... 180

64. The Midnight Mail,

::..... H. F. Gould, ... 181

65. The Stranger and his Friend, ......J. Montgomery, : . 183

Hope, .................W D. Northend, • 184

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