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ing should be plainly set forth. No honied, sweetly modulated tones, on the one part; no loud fierce utterances on the other, will avail, in lieu of a perfect understanding of the phrases spoken, and such a delivery as will make the meaning, plain, obvious and patent to all hearers.

The reader or speaker should not only try to fully understand every sentence that he is about to enunciate, but he should endeavor to realize fully the character of the person, who, for the time being, he aims to personate : so that he may give to every expression its due weight and meaning.

While care should be taken to avoid loud ranting, equal care should be taken not to fall into a tame, languid spiritless delivery. A poor delivery may make the glorious thoughts of Shakspeare appear as lifeless as “ the dull weed that rots by Lethe's wharf.” * There is as much difference in. Elocution as in Music. Listen to a sonuesi artist drawling thrdugh an aria of Bellini's—then hear the same piece trom the voice of Nilsson or the cornet of Levy:

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A Psalm of Life.............

..........Longfellow. 57

Paul Rovere's Ride ...

........ ....Longfellow. 58

Yielding to Temptation..

...................... Lillo. 61

A Roman Patriot.....

................ Miss Mitford, 64

The Injured Mother...

.................. Brown.

The Last Man................

.............. Campbell.

Hubert and Arthur....

.... Shakspeare. 76

The American Eagle....................................Thompson.

“Good Night to Marmion."...

.................. Scott.

The Glove and the Lion ......

..................Hunt. 86

Our Country's Call...

...Bryant. 87

To My Mother ...........

.............. Forrester. 89

Footsteps of Angels............

............Longfellow. 90

The Vulture of the Alps.

........... Anonymous.

Love of Country............

.................. Scott. 94

The Dream of Clarence......

............ Shakspeare. 95

The Combat.......

................ Scott. 97

Hagar in the Windeness...........:::::........

... Willis. 103

Pescara's Dream................................... Shiel. 107

The Latest War-News....ogrod.com

............ Anonymous. 109

The Roman Fathe

............Payne. 111

The Heritage......:::...

.............. Lowell. 115

Story of a Life.com

........... Shakspeare. 117

The Contrast........

............... Sigourney. 122

The Return of the Dead.......

...Proctor. 125

The Homes of England........

............ Hemans. 126

The Wizard's Grave....

.............. Scott. 128

Tue People Always Conquer...............................Everett. 133

Calm at Sea..........

.............. Coleridge. 134

Young Lochinvar................

...................Scott. 135

The Trial Scene.....

peare. 137

Marcelia...........................

.... Cornwall. 147

My Mother's Picture..............

..... Cowper. 148

The Suliote Mother...........

............ Hemans. 151

Genevieve ..................

....................Ooleridge. 152

The Courtin'.............

.............. Lowell. 155

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