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THE

INTERMEDIATE

STANDARD SPEAKER,

CONTAINING

PIECES FOR DECLAMATION

IN

SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, ETC.

INTBODTJCTOBY. OB SUPPLEMENT ABY, TO TBI! STANDARD SPEAKER.

BY

EPES SARGENT,

AUTHOR OF "THE STANDARD SPEAKER," THE STANDARD SERIES OF
READERS, ETC., ETC.

PHILADELPHIA:
CHARLES DE SILVER & SONS,
PUBLISHERS.

PUBLISHED AND FOR SALE BY

CHARLES DESILVER,

No. Chestnut St., Philadelphia,

£.nd by Booksellers generally throughout the Union and the Canada*. Descriptive Catalogues furnished on application, and any Book sent by mail, postage paid, on receipt of the advertised price.

VIRGIL. Interlinear translation by Hart and Osborne, 1 vol. royal 12mo, half

turkey-morocco. $2.25. CJSSAR, Interlinear translation by Hamilton and Clarke, 1 vol. royal 12mo,

half turkey-morocco. $2.25. HORACE, Interlinear translation by Stirling, Nutall, and Clarke, 1 vol. royal

12mo, half turkey-morocco. $2.25. CICERO. Interlinear translation by Hamilton and Clarke, 1 vol. royal 12mo,

half turkey-morocco. $2.25. SALLUST. Interlinear translation by Hamilton and Clarke, 1 vol. royal 12mo,

half turkey-morocco. $2.25. XENOPHON'S ANABASIS. Interlinear translation by Hamilton and

Clarke, 1 vol. royal 12mo, half turkey-morocco. $2.75. CLARKE'S PRACTICAL AND PROGRESSIVE LATIN GRAM

MAR, adapted to the interlinear series of Classics, and to all other systems,

1 vol. royal 12ino, half turkey-morocco. $1.50. OVID. Interlinear translation by Geo. Wm. Heilig, 1 vol. royal 12mo, half

turkey-morocco binding. $2.25. HOMER'S ILIAD. Interlinear translation, 1 vol. royal 12mo, half turkeymorocco binding. $2.75. GOSPEL OF ST. JOHN. Interlinear translation, with original Greek

text. $2.75.

JUVENAL. Interlinear translation by Hamilton and Clarke. $2.25.
LIVY. Interlinear translation by Hamilton and Clarke. $2.25.

To be followed by School Editions of other Classic "Writers on the same plan., SARGENT'S STANDARD SPEAKER, by Epes Sargent; containing

Exercises in Prose and Poetry, for Declamation in Schools, Colleges, etc. In

one vol. crown 8vo, half roan binding. $2.50. SARGENTS INTERMEDIATE STANDARD SPEAKER, by Epes

Sargent, 1 vol. royal 12mo, half turkey-morocco. $2.00. SARGENT'S PRIMARY STANDARD SPEAKER, by Epes Sargent,

1 vol. 18mo, half roan. GO cts. SARGENT'S SELECTIONS IN POETRY, by Epes Sargent. 1 vol. 12mo,

half morocco. $1.50. FROST'S AMERICAN SPEAKER, by John Frost, LL.D., 12mo, half

roan, $1.50.

FLOWERS OF ELOCUTION, by Mrs. Caroline Lee Hentz, 1 vol. 12mo, half-morocco. $1.50.

(FULLY ILLUSTRATED.)

JOHNSTON'S TURNER'S CHEMISTRY, by John Johnston, LL.D. New edition, 1 vol. royal 12mo, half turkey. $2.50.

JOHNSTON'S TURNER'S ELEMENTS OF CHEMISTRY, by John Johnston, LL.D. New edition, 1 vol. 12mo, half morocco. $1.50.

JOHNSTON'S NATURAL PHILOSOPHY, by John Johnston, LL.D. New edition, 1 vol. 12mo, half turkey-morocco. $1.75.

JOHNSTON'S PRIMARY NATURAL PHILOSOPHY, by John Johnston. LL.D., 1 vol. 18mo, half roan. 80 cts.

GUY'S ASTRONOMY AND KEITH ON THE GLOBES, 1 vol. 12mo, half roan. $1.25.

LORD'S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES,hy John Lord, A.M.,

royal 12mo, half morocco. $1.75. LORD'S MODERN HISTORY, by John Lord, A.M., 8vo, half morocco.

$2.25.

S UMMARY OF HISTORY, designed to accompany Lord's Modkrn History, by Ida B. Whitcomb, of Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn, N. Y., 1 vol. 12mo, cloth. 60 eta.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the vear eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, by Epes Sargent, in the Clerk's Ofiice of the iiistrict Court of the United States for the l)istrict of Massachusetts.

Publishers and compilers are informed that many of the pieces in this collection are Bubject to copyright.

PREFACE.

The success of The Standard Speaker having been such as to elicit from the public and the publisher a demand for a series of Speakers by the same author, and adapted to the different ages of pupils, the present volume has been prepared. It forms the second of a series of three; of which The Standard Speaker is the largest and most comprehensive, and The Primary Standard Speaker the smallest and most simple. Repetitions of pieces are, with a few unimportant exceptions, a/oided in these books, so that they jointly present nearly all the approved gems of oratory, ancient and modern, and all the choicest lyrical and dramatic pieces in the English language, suitable for school delivery.

It will be seen that considerable original effort, in the way of translation, adaptation, and alteration, has been expended on this work. Teachers of elocution are well aware that many excellent pieces, which a slight change would make appropriate as exercises for the young, are rendered useless because of their length, because of their episodical passages, or because of certain objectionable expressions which they may con

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