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to no mere local or educational associations, but to the common, spontaneous interests of the human heart.

It is with this idea in view that the following selections have been made. That it may usefully advance this noble art of speaking in schools of a country where speaking is power, is the earnest hope of the Author.

CONTENTS.

DECLAMATION.

PAGE.

PREFACE,

3

Character of True Eloquence,.

9

Phillips on the Policy of England,..

10

America-Her Example,

11

Ireland,

12

Speech of Patrick Henry,.

13

The Same, Continued,..

15

Brutus Justifying the Assassination of Cæsar,.

17

Hamlet's Address to the Players,.

The Boston Massacre,..

19

Hannibal to the Carthaginian Army,

20

Advocating the Revolution,

21

Rolla to the Peruvians,

22

Speech of Belial, Dissuading War,.....

23

Cæsar's Triumphs, .:

24

Reply to the Reflections of Mr. Walpole,..

25

Grattan's Reply to Mr. Corry,..

27

Catiline, on Hearing his Sentence of Banishment,

29

The Irish Disturbance Bill,

30

The Miseries of Ireland, ..

31

Qucer Sermon on a Queer Text, .

33

Humorous Account of English Taxes,.

34

Our Republic,.....

35

Supposed Speech of John Adams, in favor of the Declaration of Independence,.. 36

The Same, Continued,

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Bobadil's Military Tactics,..

40

Speech Obituary,

41

The Sword of Washington, and the Staff of Franklin..

42

The Age of Washington,

44

Adams and Jefferson,..

44

Webster's Reply to Hayne,

46

Chatham on the American Revolution,.

47

The Queen of France,..

49

Adherbal against Jugurtha,.

50

The Passing of the Rubicon,.

51

From Cicero's Oration against Verres,

52

Meeting of Death and Satan,..

54

Quarrel of Achilles and Atrides.

55

The Same Continued,......

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Employment of Indians in Civilized Warfare,

58

Moloch and Satan before the Powers of Hell,.

60

The Same, Continued,.

61

Marullus to the Moh,..

62

Speech of Raab Kiuprili,.

63

Prince Lewis' Answer to the Pope's Legate,.

65

The Murderer's Secret, ...

The Tomahawk Submissive to Eloquence,

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PART I V.

DIALOGUES-SERIOUS.

The Two Robbers, ..

The Ilakon Jarl,..

Prince Arthur of Bretagne,

The Evil Adviser,

Physiognomy,

Kindness Recommended,.

Deportment,

Pride,

William Tell, .

Rolla and Alonzo,

King James and Roderick Dhu,..

Quarrel of Brutus and Cassius,

The Triumph of Julius Cæsar, ..

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PART V.

DIALOGUES

COMIO.

Passion for Argument,.

The Embryo Lawyer,.....

The Letter,

The Unprincipled Lawyer,.

The English Traveler,.

The Dandy,..

Launcelot and his Father Gobbo,.

The American Antiquary,.

Revolutionary Enthusiasm,.

Captain Tackle and Jack Bowlin,..

Money makes the Mare go,

The Miller of Mansfield, ..

The Sick in his own Despite,

Irish Courtesy,

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