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PREFACE..

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* both Inflections in connexion. 36

Part 1. Rules of Elocution.-Analysis Rule on the Circumflex or Wave. . 38

of the Voice.

• 13

Monotone.

Quality of the Voice. Roundness. . 14 " " Harmonic Inflections. 39

Smoothness. . . .

Repeated Words..

Versatility.

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. 17

Exercises on the Rising Inflection..

True Pitch. . . . . . . 18

“ Falling Inflection.

Due Loudness. .

« both Inflections in connexion. 51

Moderate' Force, Declamatory Just Stress,--Radical Stress.
Force, Empassioned ' Force. .

Explosion,- Expulsion,-Median
Distinct Articulation. . .

Stress,-Effusion. ..

Correct Pronunciation. .

Suppression,- Vanishing Stress.' . 56

True Time..

Compound Stress..

Exercises on Time. .

Thorough Stress, --Intermitted Siress,

Appropriate Pauses..

or Tremor . . . .

Expressive Tones.

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Rules for Rhetorical Pauses..

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Right Emphasis.--Rules on Emphasis. Key to the Notation of Expressive

Correct Inflections. . . . .

Tone. . . . . .

Rules on the Rising Inflection. . . 32

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Rules on Expressive Tone.

« 1 Falling Inflection. . .34 Appropriate Modulation. . . .

PART II. Pieces for Practice in Reading and Declamation...

Less 1. Paul's defence before Festus and Agrippa. .

2. Cultivation of the Mind. . .

. . . . . . . S. REED.

3. Physical Education. . .

OR. HUMPHREY.

4. Self-Education. . .

D. A. WHITE.

5. True Eloquence. .

DANIEL WEBSTER.

6. Industry indispensable to the Orator.

. . H. WARE, JR. 82

7. Genius. ..

ORVILLE DEWEY.

8. Antiquity of Freedom. . . .

. . W. C. BRYANT. 85

9. Sunrise on the Hills. . . . .

H. W. LONGFELLOW.

10. The Christian Character..

. . E. COOPER. 87

11. Advantages of a Popular Government.

. DR. SHARP.

12. Reverence for Law.. .

T. HOPKINSON.

13. Birthplace of American Liberty. .

PROFESSOR STUART.

14. Character of Washington.

. W. Smyth.* 93

15. Impressions from History. .

VERPLANCK. 94

16. The Genius of Death. . .

G. Croly. 96

17. The Deep. . . . .

BRAINARD. 97

18. Parallel between Pope and

Johnson. 98

19. The Puritans . .

. Macaulay. 100

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20. Poetry. . . . . .

. . . CHANNING. 103

21. Causes of War.

. . . H. BINNEY, 105

22, Foundation of National Character.

. E. EVERETT. 105

23. Success of the Gospel..

. PRESIDENT WAYLAND. 107

1. Power of the Soul. .

. R. H. DANA, SEN. 108

25. Hymn of Nature..

W. B. O. PEABODY. 110

26. Universal Decay.

. GREENWOOD. 111

27. Eternity of God. . .

ID

113

28. Two Centuries from the Lar

CRAFTS. 115

29. The Upright Lawyer. .

GREENLEAF, 116

30. Character of the present Age. . . .

E. EVERETT. 117

31. The Founders of Boston.

ESIDENT QUINCY. 119

32. Human Culture...

lan culture. . . . .

S. J. May. 120

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33. Grecian and Roman Eloque

Q. ADAMS. 123

34. Thanatopsis..

W. C. BRYANT. 123

35. Trust in God. . . . . . . . . . . . Wordsworth. 125

36. Memory.

. . . . . . . . . . W. G. CLARK. 127

The names of American authors, are distinguished by small Capitals; those of Foreign authors by
Italics. By this arrangement, the necessity of a separate list of writers, is obviated.

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0. W. HOLMES. 128

38. That Silent Moon.

. G. W. DOARE. 129

39. Evening on the St. Lawrence..

PROF. SILLIMAN. 130

40. America to England.

. W. ALLSTON. 131

41. The American Eagle. .

C. W. THOMSON. 133

42. The Last Evening before Eternity

J. A. HILLHOUSE. 135

43, Character of Jesus..

. S. C. THACHER. 136

44. Woman.. .

ISS C. E. BEECHER. 138

45. The Treadm

. O. W. HOLMES. 140

46. Darkness. .

. . . . . Byron. 141

47. God. . . . . .

Derzhavin, 143

48. Niagara.. . . .

• MRS. SIGOURNEY. 146

49. The United States. . .

.G. BANCROFT, 147

50. Wouter Van Twiller..

ASHINGTON IRVING. 149

51. Invocation of Mirth.

. . Milton. 151

52. Marco Bozzaris..

. F. G. HALLECK. 152

53. Waterloo. . . . . .

. . . . Byron. 154

54. Prussian Battle Hymn. . .

Körner. 156

55. Bernardo del Carpio. . .

Mrs. Hemans. 158

56. William Kieft.

WASHINGTON IRVING. 160

57. Palmyra. . . . . .

. WILLIAM WARE. 161

58. Beauties of Nature. . .

. SAMUEL G. Howe. 162

9. An Interesting Adventure.

WILLIAM J. SNELLING. 163

. Thoughts on Politeness. .

. GEO. S. HILLARD. 166

61. Same Subject concluded..

SID.

167

62. Cottage on the Swiss Alps..

BUCKMINSTER. 168

63. Peter Stuyvesant. , .

WASHINGTON IRVING. 169

64. Ode on Art. . . .

CHARLES SPRAGUE. 171

65. Robert Burns. . . .

. .F. G. HALLECK. 172

66. The Future Life.

. W. C. BRYANT. 174

67. The Spirit of Poetry. .

. H. W. LONGFELLOW. 175

68. The Soldier's Widow.

. N. P. WILLIS. 176

69. The Sicilian Vespers.

. J. G. WHITTIER. 177

70. Mexican Mythology..

WM. H. PRESCOTT. 178

71. Origin and Progres of Language.

SAMUEL G. HOWE. 180

72. Zenobia's Ambition. .

. WILLIAM WARE. 181

73. Trials of the Poet and the Scholar.

. GEO. S. HILLARD. 183

74. The Yankees. . . . .

SAMUEL KETTEL. 184

75. Custom of Whitewashing.. .

FRANCIS HOPKINSON. 185

76. Same Subject continued. .

ID.

187

77. Same Subject concluded..

ID.

188

78. The Force of Curiosity. .

. . CHARLES SPRAGUE. 191

79. The Winds. . . .

W. C. BRYANT. 193

80. Daybreak.

HARD H. DANA, SEN. 194

81. The Light of H

· MRS. S. J. HALE. 196

82. A Psalm of Life. . . . .

. . H. W. LONGFELLOW. 197

83. To the Condor..

. .E.F. ELLET. 198

84. A Child carried away by

rofessor Wilson. 199

85. Same Subject concluded.

Id. 201

86. Scene at the Dedication of a Heathen Temple. .. WILLIAM WARE. 204

87. Same Subject continued.

ID.

205

88. Same Subject concluded..

ID.

206

89. Hamilton and Jay. . .

. DR. HAWKS. 207

90. Adams and Jefferson..

DANIEL WEBSTER. 209

91. The Destiny of our Republic. . .

G. S. HILLARD. 211

92. Posthumous Influence of the Wise and Good.

ANDREWS NORTON. 212

93. Look Aloft. . . . . . . .

.J. LAWRENCE, JR. 213

94. Ode on War. . .

. WM. H. BURLEIGH. 214

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95. The Last Days of Autumn'

HENRY PICKERING. 215

96. Man. . . . . . . .

. N. Y. EVENING Post. 216

97. Passage down the Ohio. . . .

• JAMES K. PAULDING. 217

98. Spirit of Beauty. . . . . .

RUFUS DAWES. 218

99. Education of Females..

JOSEPH STORY. 219

100. The Voices of the Dead.

ORVILLE DEWEY. 221

101. The Jewish Revelation..

. DR. NOYES. 221

102. Incitements to American Intel

G. S. HILLARD. 222

103. Importance of Knowledge to the Mechanic. . . . G. B. EMERSON. 224

104. Macer preaching on the steps of the Capitol at Rome. WILLIAM WARE. 226

105. Death a sublime and universal Moralist. . . . . JARED SPARKS. 228

106. Reform in Morals. . . . . . . . . DR. BEECHER. 229

138. The Gray oia Man of the Mountain. .

LESSON.

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107. The Child of the Tomb.

WM. B. TAPPAN. 230

108. Love and Fame. .

H. T. TUCKERMAN. 232

109. Lamentation of Rebecca the Jewess.

G. LUNT. 234

110. Two Hundred Years Ago. .

GRENVILLE MELLEN. 235

111. The Stage. .

CHARLES SPRAGUB. 237

112. The Burial-Place at

. W. G. CLARK. 238

113. The Good Wife. . .,

GEORGE W. BURNAP. 239

114. A Good Daughter..

. J. G. PALFREY. 240

115. Religion the Guardian of the Soul..

ORVILLE DEWEY. 241

116. Features of American Scenery.

.. WM. TUDOR. 242

117. Study of Human Nature essential to a Teacher.. . G. B. EMERSON. 243

118. Education. . . . . . .

. DR. HUMPHREY. 215

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119. Progress of Science. . .

EDWARD EVERETT. 246

120. Purpose of the Bunker-Hill Monument. .

DANIEL WEBSTER. 247

121. The American Flag.

. .J. R. DRAKE. 248

122. Greece in 1820. . . . ..

. J. G. BROOKS. 250

123. The Wild Boy..

. CHARLES WEST THOMSON. 252

124. The Cure of Melancholy

CARLOS Wncox. 253

125. My Native Village. .

. Joan H. BRYANT. 254

126, The Press. . . . . .

OSEPH T. BUCKINGHAM. 255

127. Mount Auburn. ..

NEHEMIAH ADAMS, 256

128. Trying to Please.

. EDWARD T. CHANNING. 257

129, Defence of Charles Greenleaf.

. G. S. HILLARD. 258

130. The Genius of Aristophanes..

. C. C. FELTON. 259

131. Responsibility of Americans.

E. S. GANNETT. 261

132. The Mocking.Bird. . .

ALEXANDER WILSON. 262

133. The European and the American Nations . DANIEL WEBSTER, 263

134, The Times, the Manners, and the Men.

. . J. R. LOWELL. 265

135. Liberty to Athens.

JAMES G. PERCIVAL. 266

136. The Arsenal at Springfield.

. .H. W. LONGFELLOW. 267

137. Immortality. .

RICHARD H. DANA, Sen. 263

HARRY HIBBARD. 270

139. The Novel Reader...

CHARLES SPRAGUE. 271

140. Mountains of New Har

. . ISAAC HILL. 271

141. Local Associations.

HARRISON GRAY OTIS. 274

142. The Representative..

Anonymous. 275

143. A Republican School-Room.

A. B. MUZZEY, 279

144. The English Skylark. . .

JEL H. STEARNS. 280

145. The Invalid and the Politician..

. Murphy. 282

146. New England Freedom and Enterpr

JOSIAH QUINCY. 294

• 147. Freedom and Progress. . . . . . . CHARLES G. ATHERTON. 285

148. Scene from Marino Faliero..

149. The Rich Man's Son, and the Poor Man's Son. . . . J. R. LOWELL. 290

150. New England's Dead.

a. . . . . . . . ISAAC M'LELLAN, JR. 291

151. The Graves of the Patriots. . . . . . . .J. G. PERCIVAL. 293

152. Truth.

W. LONGFELLOW. 294

153. The First Settlers in New H

. N. A. HAVEN. 295

154. Scrooge and Marley.

Charles Dickens. 298

155. The Pilgrim Fathers of New England

. RUFUS CHOATE. 300

156. The Settlers of Connecticut. .

CHAN. KENT. 302

157. Benefits of Collegiate Education.

JOHN SERGEANT, 303

158. Our Control over our Physical Wel

hysical Well-being. . . .

HORACE MANN, 306

159. The Insolvent and the Bankrupt..

J. M. BERRIEN. 307

160. Extract from an Address delivered at Cl

. WILLIAM GASTON. 311

161. The Lyre. . . . . . . . . . . . MILTON WARD, 312

162. Polish War Song. . .

JAMES G. PERCIVAL. 314

163. Belshazzar. . . . . . . . . . .

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G. Croly. 314

164. Elijah's Interview.. .

Thomas Campbell, 315

165. Dame Nature's Charms.

· Wm. C. LODGE. 316

166. Night in Eden. .

MRS. E. H. EVANS. 318

167. The Present Age.

DANIEL WEBSTEN. 319

168. Melancholy Fate of the Indian

. JOSEPH STORY, 320

169. Edmund Burke. . . . .

. . . A. H. EVERETT. 322

170. National Self-Respect. . .

. BEMAN, 323

171. Internal Improvement. . .

. CALHOUN. 325

172. Founders of our Government.

. WM. M. RICHARDSON. 326

173. Conduct of the Opposition.

HENRY CLAY, 327

174. God the Creator.

Fenelon, 328

175. Crescentius.

ss Landon, 329

176. Address to the Ocean. . . . . . . . Barry Cornwall. 330

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177. The Ursa Major. .

HENRY WARE, JR. 331

178. The Fate of Tyranny.

. Mason. 335

179. The Downfall of Poland.

Thomas Campbell. 338

180. Napoleon at Rest. . . .

JOAN PIERPONT. 339

181. Napoleon Bonaparte. . . .

. CHANNING. 340

182. The Thunder Storin. . . .

ASHINGTON IRVING. 342

183. Classical Learning. . .

i. . JOSEPH STORY. 343

184. The Bunker-Hill Monument..


DANIEL WEBSTER, 345

185. Appeal in Favor of the Union.

JAMES MADISON. 346

186. France and England. . .

. . JOHN C. CALHOUN. 343

187. Military Insubordination.

. . HENRY CLAY. 350

188. Loss of National Character.

PRESIDENT Maxcy. 351

189. Lafayette and Napoleon. .

.. E. EVERETT, 352

190. The Vision of Liberty. .

HENRY WARE, JR. 354

191. Shakspeare. .

CHARLES SPRAGUE. 356

192. Speech of Rienzi to the Romans.

. Miss Milford. 357

193. Same Subject..

. Thomas Moore. 359

194. Gustavus Vasa to the Swedes.

. Brooke. 360

195. A Field of Battle..

Shelley. 361

196. Resistance to Oppression.

PATRICK HENRY. 362

197. Duties of American Citizens.

. Levi WOODBURY. 364

198. Political Corruption. .

. GEO. M'DUFFIE. 366

199. Intelligence necessary to perpetuate Independence. . . JUDGE DAWES. 367

200. South American Republics. . .

DANIEL WEBSTER, 368

201. Excellence of the Holy Scriptures. . .

. Beattie. 370

202. Speech of Mr. Griffin against Cheetham..

. . . 370

203. Sir Anthony Absolute and Captain Absolute.

Sheridan. 372

201. Antony's Address to the Roman Populace.

. Shakspeare. 375

205. The Victor Angels. . . . . .

. Milion. 377

206. Impressment of American Seamen. .

Henry CLAY. 378

207. “New England, what is she?" .

TRISTAM BURGES. 379

208. Party Spirit.

WILLIAM GASTON. 381

209. Restless Spirit of Man.

. WILBUR FISK. 383

210. Rectitude of Character..

• WILLIAM WIRT. 385

211. Washington.

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DANIEL WEBSTER. 386

212. Public Faith..

FISHER AMES. 388

213. Free Institutions favorable to Literature. . . . EDWARD EVERETT. 390

214. The Study of Elocution necessary for a Preache

. PROF. PARK. 391

215. Relief of Revolutionary Officers. .

MARTIN VAN BUREN. 393

216. Rapacity and Barbarity of a British Soldie

. WM. LIVINGSTON. 394

217. Free Navigation of the Mississippi. ..

GOUVERNEUR MORRIS, 395

218. Our Duties to our Country. . . .

DANIEL WEBSTER, 397

219. England and the United States. .

. E. EVERETT. 399

220. Massachusetts and New York...

Gov. SEWARD. 402

221. The Bible..

Thos. S. GRIMKE, 404

222. Fate of Montezuma.

WM. H. PRESCOTT. 405

223. Scenery about Hassen Cleaver Hills.

. JOHN A. CLARK. 407

224. The Treasure that Waxeth not Old..

. D. HUNTINGTON. 409

225. The Young Mariner's Dream. .

. . Dimond. 410

226, Gustavus Vasa and Cristiern. .

. . Brooke. 411

227. Tamerlane and Baja zet. . .

. . Rowe. 414

228. An Independent Judiciary..

MES A. BAYARD. 417

229. Memorials of Washington and Franklin.

J. Q. ADAMS. 419

230. Dialogue from Henry IV.

. . Shakspeare, 421

231. The Love of Truth..

GEORGE PUTNAM. 424

232. Energy of the Will. .

THOMAS C. UPHAM. 425

233. The Scholar's Mission. .

GEORGE PUTNAM, 427

· EDWARD EM,

216. Rapacity and lutionary Officerary for a Preacher

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