Elocutionary Reader (Google eBook)

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Sanborn, Carter & Bazin, 1855 - Readers - 480 pages
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Contents

Dueling L Beecher
81
Or used Disjunctively Miscellany
86
Or used Conjunctively Bible
88
Negation Opposed to Affirmation Miscellany
90
Words or Clauses Contrasted Bible and Miscellany 93
93
Pause of Suspension Miscellany
95
Advantages of a WellCultivated Mind J Bigland
98
Tender Emotion The HeadStone J Wilson
103
Gentle Words Auon
107
Indirect Questions without their Answers Miscellany 110111
110
Indirect Questions with Answers Northern Laborers C C Naylor
113
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115
Denunciation and Reprehension Miscellany
119
Exclamation Miscellany
120
Exclamatory Questions and Tender Emotion Miscellany
121
The Last Pause but One Miscellany
125
Commencing and Concluding Series Miscellany
128
Emphatic Succession of Particulars Miscellany
131
Increasing Intensity of Inflection Emphatic Repetition Miscellany
132
Circumflex Miscellany
137
Wealth and Fashion Anon
138
Monotone Miscellany
142
Modulation and Characters of Style Narrative A Narrow Escape
153
Descriptive Narration A Forest on Fire J J Audubon
155
Historical Narration An Attempt to take Washington Anon
158
Didactic Value of the Sabbath to Young Men A Barnes
163
Argumentative Industry Necessary to Genius Knox
166
Extract from an Oration The Dignity of Human Nature Anon
168
An Argumentative Appeal Pitts Speech
169
Emotions and Passions Tender Emotion c Miscellany 172175
172
Language of Earnest Entreaty Lamentation c Miscellany 175178
175
Complaint c Las Casas to Pizarro Sheridan
178
Grandeur and Sublimity The Fixed Stars Dr Chalmers
179
Language that is Solemn and Dignified c Miscellany 182 1 S3 Bl Language of Scorn Contempt c Miscellany 184185
184
Language of Joy Gayety c Miscellany 186188
186
Language of Excessive Joy Miscellany 189
189
B4 Language of Impatience c Brutus and Cassius Shakspeare 190193
190
Language of Authority Miscellany
193
Language of Affirmation n Reply to Cory
195
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201
Construction of BlankVerse
216
Poetry Rhyme Iambic Measure The WoodHose and Laurel Anon
228
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234
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238
PAET II
254
Eminent Statesmen of the Revolution J Sparks
270
LESSOR SUBJECT AUTHOR PAOK 13 Forest Hymn W C Bryant
277
American History G C Verplanck
279
The Indian E Everett 233
285
Blennerhassett W Wirt
291
The Grave of the Tear O A Gamage
294
Soliloquy of the Gamblers Wife Coates
296
Pleasures of Hope x Campbell
297
Influence of Athenian Literature T B Maeaulay
298
Tho Emigrants Farewell 8 Brown
302
Distant View of the Ocean G D Prentice
304
Extract from the Life of Washington Casket
305
Chief Justice Marshall J Story
313
Progress of Liberty 6 D Prentice
317
Now and Then Anon 311
341
Extract from an Oration R C Winthrop
344
The Right of Free Discussion D Webster
346
4? Grandeur of Astronomical Science North Am Renew
347
Hymn to the Universe Anon 319
349
Night and Tranquillity P B Shelley
350
Female Influence Carter
356
Claims of Ancestry O Dewey
357
The Federal Union D Webster
359
Progress of Time Anon
361
Battle in Heavon Milton
362
Description of Rowan J P Curran
364
Extract from a Speech of Mr Fox
365
Extract from a Speech of Mr Mackintosh
366
Urea Major H Ware
369
National Glory H Clay
371
Description of a ThunderStorm W Irving
373
The Rainbow Conrad
375
Supposed Speech of John Adams D Webster
376
Eloquence L Cass
378
Value of Time Mrs 8igourney
379
Energy of Character D Wise
381
The Three Black Crows Byrom
383
The Greek and the Turkman G Croly
389
The Music of the Spheres CP Cranch
391
A Speech in favor of Admitting California into the Union W H Seward
392
Comparative Smallness of the Earth Dr Chalmers
395
Mind the Glory of Man D Wise 397
397
Centennial Address J Story
403
The Value of the Bible R Hall
405
Hope Triumphant in Death T Campbell
407
Prevalence of Poetry J G Percival
409
Valuable Hints for Students J Todd
411
Indolence and Want of Order T S Arthur
413
The Cure for Melancholy C Wilcox
416
S5 Extract from a Speech of Mr Phillips
424
A Speech on Parliamentary Reform C J Fox
426
Extract from Mr Broughams Inaugural Address Glasgow
428
Midnight Meditation W T Bacon
429
New York as it once was G Bancroft
431
Progress of Civilization Northern Light
433
Glorious New England 8 S Prentiss
436
The American Patriots Song Anon
438
8elect Extracts Shakspeare Sir Walter Scott W G Clark
439
Dr Franklin in the Social Circle W Wirt
441
Address at Laying the Cornerstone of Bunker Hill Mod D Webster
443
America Phillips 416
448
Reliance on God Casket 419
449
Speak not to Him a Bitter Word Anon
451
The Last Hours of Washington Custis
455
Eulogy on John C Calhoun D Webster
458
Eulogy on Henry Clay J Cooper
460
Eulogy on Daniel Webser Z G Clarke
463
American Triumvirate L G Clarke
467
Press On p Benjamin
468
Soliloquy of King Richard 8hakBpeare 4G9 108 Soliloquy of Macbeth Shakspeare
470
Soliloquy of Cato on Immortality J Addison
471
Scene from the Poor Gentleman G Colman 452
473
The Perfect Orator Sheridan
479

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Page 192 - You have done that you should be sorry for. There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats; For I am arm'd so strong in honesty, That they pass by me as the idle wind Which I respect not.
Page 334 - I was here airing myself on the tops of the mountains, I fell into a profound contemplation on the vanity of human life ; and passing from one thought to another, " Surely," said I, " man is but a shadow, and life a dream.
Page 234 - BRIGHTEST and best of the sons of the morning, Dawn on our darkness and lend us thine aid; Star of the east, the horizon adorning, Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid.
Page 330 - Dear lovely bowers of innocence and ease, Seats of my youth, when every sport could please, How often have I loitered o'er thy green, Where humble happiness endeared each scene...
Page 337 - These hidden pit-falls were set very thick at the entrance of the bridge, so that throngs of people no sooner broke through the cloud, but many of them fell into them. They grew thinner towards the middle, but multiplied and lay closer together towards the end of the arches that were entire. There were indeed some persons, but their number was very small, that continued a kind of hobbling march on the broken arches, but fell through one after another, being quite tired and spent with so long a walk.
Page 439 - Signior Antonio, many a time and oft In the Rialto you have rated me About my moneys and my usances : Still have I borne it with a patient shrug, For sufferance is the badge of all our tribe. You call me misbeliever, cut-throat dog, And spit upon my Jewish gaberdine, And all for use of that which is mine own.
Page 141 - The bell strikes one. We take no note of time, But from its loss. To give it then a tongue, Is wise in man. As if an angel spoke, I feel the solemn sound. If heard aright, It is the knell of my departed hours: Where are they?
Page 335 - The valley that thou seest, said he, is the vale of misery ; and the tide of water that thou seest, is part of the great tide of eternity.
Page 142 - In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men, fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake. Then a spirit passed before my face ; the hair of my flesh stood up.
Page 93 - There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

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