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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.

39

Quality of the Voice.-Roundness. . 14

Harmonic Inflections. 39

Smoothness.

15

Repeated Words. 40

Versatility.

. 17 Exercises on the Rising Inflection. . 40

True Pilch.

18

Falling Inflection. 43

Due Loudness.

19

both Inflections in connexion. 51

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

54

Force, 'Empassioned’ Force. 20 Explosion,-Expulsion,-Median

Distinct Articulation.

21 Stress,- Effusion.

55

Correct Pronunciation. .

22 Suppression,-Vanishing Stress. 56

True Time.

Compound Stress.

Exercises on Time.

24 Thorough Stress, --Intermitted Siress,

Appropriate Pauses.

25 or Tremor

57

Rules for Rhetorical Pauses.

26 Expressive Tones.

58

Right Err. plasis.-Rules on Emphasis. 23 Key to the Notation of Expressive
Correct Infections.
30

59

Rules on the Rising Inflection.. 32 Rules on Expressive Tone.

Falling Inflection. . 34 Appropriate Modulation.

72

Part II. Pieces for Practice in Reading and Declamation.

75

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

75

2. Cultivation of the Mind..

S. REED. 76

3. Physical Education.

DR. HUMPHREY. 78

4. Self Education.

D. A. WHITE. 79

5. True Eloquence.

DANIEL WEBSTER. 81

6. Industry indispensable to the Orator.

H. WARE, JR.

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7. Genius.

ORVILLE DEWEY. 83

8. Antiquity of Freedom.

W. C. BRYANT. 85

9. Sunrise on the Hills.

H. W. LONGPELLOW. 66

10. The Christian Character..

E. COOPER. 87

Il. Advantages of a Popular Government.

DR. SHARP. 89

12. Reverence for Law.

J. HOPKINSON. 90

13. Birthplace of American Liberty.

PROFESSOR STUART. 92

14. Character of Washington.

W. Smyth.* 93

15. Impressions from History.

G. C. VERPLANCK. 94

16. The Genius of Death..

G. Croly. 96

17. The Deep..

J. G. C. BRAINARD.

97

18. Parallel between Pope and Dryden.

Johnson. 93

19. The Puritans

Macaulay. 100

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

24. Power of the Soul.

R. H. DANA, SEN. 103

25. Hymn of Nature.

W. B. O. PEABODY. 110

26. Universal Decay.

GREENWOOD. 111

27. Eternity of God.

Ip. 113

28. Two Centuries from the Landing of the Pilgrims.

CRAFTs. 115

29. The Upright Lawyer.

S. GREENLEAF. 116

30. Character of the present Age.

E. EVERETT. 117

31. The Founders of Boston.

PRESIDENT Quincy. 119

32. Human Culture.

S. J MAY. 120

33. Grecian and Roman Eloquence:

J. Q. ADAMS. 123

34. Thanatopsis. .

W. C. BRYANT. 123

33. Trust in God.

Wordsidorth. 125

36. Memory.

W. G. CLARK. 127

• The names of Araerican authors, are distinguished by small Capitals; those of Foreign authors by
Italia. By thio arrangement, the necessity of a separate list of writers, is obviated.

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37. Old Ironsides.

0. W. HOLMES. 128

38. That Silent Moon.

G. W. Doane. 129

39. Evening on the St. Lawrence.

PROP. 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..

Miss C. E. Beecher. 138

45. The Treadmill Song.

0. W. HOLMES. 140

46. Darkness.

Byron. 141

47. God.

Derzharin. 143

48. Niagara. .

MRS. SIGOURNEY. 146

49. The United States.

G. BANCROFT, 147

50. Wouter Van Twiller.

WASHINGTON IRVINO. 149

51. Invocation of Mirth.

Milton. 151

52. Marco Bozzaris.

F.G. HALLECK. 152

53. Waterloo.

Byron. 154

54. Prussian Baitle Hymn.

Körner, 156

55. Bernardo del Carpio.

Mrs. Hemans. 158

56. William Kieft.

WASHINGTON IRVING. 160

57 Palmyra.

WILLIAM WARE. 161

58. Beauiies of Nature.

SAMUEL G. Howe. 162

59. An Interesting Adventure.

WILLIAM J. SNELLING. 163

60. Thoughts on Politeness.

GEO. S. HILLARD. 166

61. Same Subject concluded.

Id.

167

62. Collage on the Swiss Alps.

BUCKMINSTER. 163

63. Peter Stuyvesant.

WASHINGTON IRVING. 169

61. Ode on Art.

CHARLES SPRAGUE. 171

65. Robert Burns.

F. G. HALLECK. 172

65. The Future Life.

W. C. BRYANT. 174

67. The Spirit of Poetry.

H. W. LONGFELLOW. 175

63. The Soldier's Widow.

N. P. Wulis. 176

69. The Sicilian Vespers.

J. G. WHITTIER. 177

70. Mexican Mythology.

WM. H. Prescott. 178

71. The true Greatness of our Country.

W. H. Seward, 150

72. Zenobia's Ambilion.

WILLIAM WARB. 181

73. Trials of the Past and the Scholar.

Geo. S. HILLARD. 183

71. The Yankees.

SAMUEL KETTEL. 154

75. Custoin of Whitewashing.

FRANCIS HOPKINSON. 185

76. Same Subject continued.

ID.

187

77. Same Subject concluded.

ID.

183

78. The Force of Curiosity.

CHARLES SPRAGUE. 191

79. The Winds.

W. C. BRYANT. 193

20. Daybreak.

RICHARD H. DANA, SEN. 194

81. The Light of Home.

MRS. S. J. HALB. 196

82. A Psalm of Life.

H. W. LONGFELLOW. 197

83. To the Condor.

E. F. ELLET. 193

81. A Child carried away by an Eagle. .

Professor

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

91. Ode on War. .

WM. H. BURLEIGH. 214

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

93. 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 Intellect..

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. WuLIAM WARE 226

105. Death a sublime and universal Moralist.

JARED SPARKS 223

176 Reform in Morals.

DR BEECTER. 229

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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. 231

110. Two Hundred Years Ago.

GRENVILLE MELLEN. 235

111. The Stage.

CHARLES SPRAGUE. 237

112. The Burial-Place ai Laurel Hiu.

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

113. Education.

DR. HUMPHREY. 215

119. Progress of Science.

EDWARD EVERETT. 246

120. Purpose of the Bunker-Hill Monument.

DANIEL WEBSTER. 247

121. The American Flag.

.J. R. DRAKE. 243

122. Greece in 1820.

J. G. BROOKS. 250

123. The Wild Boy.

. CHARLES West THOMSON. 252

124. The Cure of Melancholy.

CARLOS WILCOX. 253

125. My Native Village.

John H. BRYANT. 254

126. The Press.

Joseph T. BUCKINGHAM. 255

127. Mount Auburn.

NEHEMIAH ADAMS. 256

123. 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

131. 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, Sex. 263

133. The Gray Old Man of the Mountain.

HARRY HIBBARD. 270

139. The Novel Reader..

CHARLES SPRAGUE, 271

140. Mountains of New Hampshire.

Isaac HILL. 271

11. Local Associations.

HARRYSON GRAY Otis. 274

112. Character of Julius Cæsar.

Knowles. 275

143. A Republican School-Room.

A. E. TUZZEY. 279

141. The English Skylark.

SAMUEL H. STEARNS. 230

15. The Dream of Clarence.

Shakspeare. 232

146. New England Freedom and Enterprise.

Sosian QUINCY. 234

117. Freedom and Progress.

CHARLES G. ATHERTON. 235

43. Scene froin Marino Faliero.

Byron. 287

(19. The Rich Man's Son, and the Poor Man's Son.

J. R. LOWELL. 291

150. New England's Dead.

ISAAC M'LELLAN, JR. 291

151. The Graves of the Patriots.

.J. G. PERCIVAL, 293

152. Truth.

H. W. LONGFELLOW. 234

153. The First Settlers in New Hampshire.

N. A. HAVEN. 295

51. Scrooge and Marley.

Charles Dickens. 298

155. The Pilgrim Fathers of New England. .

RUFUS CHOATE, 300

156. The Setllers of Connecticut.

CHAN. KENT. 302

157. Benefits of Collegiate Education.

JOHN SERGEANT. 303

153. Our Control over our Physical Well-being.

Horace Mann. 306

159. Scene from Henry IV.

Shakspeare. 307

160. Extract from an Address delivered at Chapel Hill. WILLIAM GASTON. 311

i51. The Lyre.

MILTON WARD. 312

162 Polish War Song.

JAMES G. PercivAL. 314

163. Belshazzar.

G. Croly. 314

164. Elijah's Interview..

Thomas Campbell

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165 Damo Nature's Charms.

WM. C. LODGB. 316

16€ Night in Eden.

Mrs. E. H. EVANS. 318

167 The Present Age.

NIEL WEBSTER. 319

33. Melancholy Fate of the Indians.

JOSEPH STORY. 320

169. Edmund Burke.

A. H. EVERETT. 322

-70. Nasjonal Self-Respect.

BEMAN. 323

171. Internal Improvement.

J. C. CALHOUN. 325

172. Founders of our Government.

Wm. M. RICHARDSON. 326

173. Conduct of the Opposition.

HENRY CLAY. 327

174. God the Creator.

Fenelon. 329

175. Crescentius.

Miss Landon. 329

776. Allress to ile 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.

John PIERPONT. 339

181. Napoleon Bonaparte.

CHANNING. 340

182. The Thunder Storm. .

WASHINGTON IRVING. 342

183. Classical Learning.

Joseph STORY. 313

184. The Bunker-Hill Monument.

DANIEL WEBSTER. 345

185. Appeal in Favor of the Union.

JAMES MADISON. 316

86. France and England.

John C. CALHOUN. 348

97. Appeal for Ireland.

HENRY CLAY. 350

38. Loss of National Character.

President MAXCY. 351

29. Lafayette and Napoleon.

E. EVERETT. 352

10. The Vision of Liberty.

HENRY WARE, JR. 354

pl. Sliakspeare.

CHARLES SPRAGUE. 356

92. 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.

Millon. 377

206. Impressment of American Seamen.'

HENRY CLAY. 378

207. New England, what is she ?"

TRISTAM Burges. 379

208. Party Spirit.

WILLIAM GASTON. 331

209. Restless Spirit of Man.

WILBUR FISK. 383

210. Rectitude of Character. .

WILLIAM WIRT. 385

211. Washington.

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 Preacher. .

Prop. PARK. 391

215. Relief of Revolutionary Officers.

MARTIN Van Buren. 393

216. Rapacity and Barbarily of a British Soldiery.

WM. LIVINGSTON. 394

217. Free Navigation of the Mississippi.

GOUVERNEUR MORRIS. 395

218. Our Duties to our Country. .

DANIEL WEBSTBR. 397

219. England and the United States.

E. EVERETT. 399

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 Bajazet.

Rowe. 414

228. An Independent Judiciary.

JAMES 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

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