The Standard Speaker: Containing Exercises in Prose and Poetry for Declamation in Schools, Academies, Lyceums, Colleges: Newly Tr. Or Comp. from Celebrated Orators, Authors, and Popular Debaters, Ancient and Modern. A Treatise on Oratory and Elocution. Notes Explanatory and Biographical (Google eBook)

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Thomas, Cowperthwait & Company, 1852 - Elocution - 558 pages
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Contents

Brutus over the dead Lueretia Origl
109
S3 Spirtacus to the Roman Envoys On?
124
Marullus to the Romans ShakSpeare
126
Brums on Caesara Death Id 12t 26 Mark Antony Id
127
Molochs Address Milton
129
Betials Address Id
131
The Death of Leonidas Croly 132+46 30 Catiline to the Gallic Conspirators Id
133
Catilines Last Harangue d
134
The Sards Summons Bulwer
135
Caradoc to Cymrians Id
136
Alfred to his Men Knowles
137
Rienzi to the Romans Mitford
139
Richard to the Princes Sco
140
Richmond to his Men Shakspeare
141
Henry V to his Men Id
142
Battle of Ivrv Mataulay
143
Wat Tyler to the King Southey
146
The Soldiers Dream Campbell
147
The American Flag Drake
148
To his Men before the Battle of Long Island Washington
150
Byron to the Grecks Lamartine
151
Burial of Sir John Moore Wolfe
152
Hohcnlinden Campbell
153
Song of Grecks hi l
155
Marco Bozzaris Hal leck
156
PART THIRD SENATORIAL Pags ANCISKT 1 Against Philip Demosthenes
159
Degeneracy of Athens Id
160
Demoeracy hateful to Philip Id
161
Venality the Ruin of Greece Id 162 5 Demosthenes Denounced jEschines
163
G Exordium Demosthenes
165
Public Spirit of Athenians Id
166
Demosthenes not Vanquished Id
167
Catiline Denounced Cicero
168
Catiline Expelled Id
169
Verres Denounced Id
170
Against the Nobility ate Mirabeau
171
Neckers Financial Plan Id 172 14 Disobedience to National Assembly Id
173
Reply Id
174
On being Suspected Id
175
Eulogium on Franklin Id
177
VJ To the French Vergniaud
178
Terrorism of Jacobins Id
179
Against War Robespierre
180
2i Morality the Basis of Society Id
181
Last Speech Id
182
To the Peers Trilat
183
The Republie Lamartine
185
Practical Religious Instruction Hugo 186 28 Necessity of Religion Id
187
Universal Suffrage d 188
188
Liberty of the Press Id
189
A Republic or Monarchy d 190
190
The Two Napoleons Id
191
The End of Government Pym 192 34 Defence Earl of Strafford
193
Reducing the Army Pulteney 195 36 Against Richard Cromwell Vane
196
Against Pitt Earl of Chatham Id 197 39 Reply to Walpole Earl of Chatham 198 40 Reply to Grenville Id
199
Reconciliation with America Chatham
201
Repeal claimed as a Right Id 202 43 Lord Norths Ministry Id 203 45 On Employing Indians Id 204 45 Ruinous Consequences Id
205
America Unconquerable Id
206
Arsnx Chironomia 32
208
Frequent Executions Meredith 207 48 Parliamentary Innovations Beaufoy
209
Americas Obligations Barrt
210
Reply to Lord North Id
211
Bold Predictions Wilkes
212
Conquest of Americans Id 213 54 Reply to Duke of Grafton Thurlou
214
Bhowxino now News came to Ghent 421
215
Magnanimity in Polities Burke
216
American Enterprise Id
217
Despotism Unrighteous Id
220
To the Bristol Electors Id
221
Marie Antoinette Id
222
Irish Rights Grattan
224
National Gratitude Id
225
Catholic Disqualification Id
226
Against Corry
227
Union with Great Britain Id
228
The Catholic Question Id
229
Religion Independent Id 230
230
Sectarian Tyranny 211
231
American War Denounced Pitt 212
232
Attempt to make him Resign Id
236
Liberty is Strength Id 217
237
Demoeratic Governments d 238
238
Partition of Poland Id 219
239
Atheist Government null Sheridan
240
Political Jobbing Id
241
Reform in Parliament Lord Grey 242 87 Conservative Innovators Huskisson 243
244
On Threats of Violence Curran
245
Religious Distinctions Id 246 91 War with France Cunning
246
Banknotes and Coin Id
247
Lord J Russells Motion Id
249
Defence of Pitt Id
250
Measures not Men Id
251
Balance of Power Id
252
Collision of Vices Id
253
England and America Mackintosh 24
254
Fate of Reformers Brougham
255
Parliamentary Reform Id
256
Religious Lilwrty OConnell
257
Irish Disturbance Bill Id
258
lot The Death Penalty Byron
259
Charges against Catholics Shell 200
261
Irish Establishment Id
262
10S Repeal of Union Id 203
264
Civil War Lord Palmerston
265
Reform Lord J Russell
266
Irish Church Mocimlay
267
Hours of Labor Id
268
Reform to Preserve Id
269
Men always fit to be Free Id
270
Public Opinion the Sword Id
271
IlS A Government should Grow Id
272
Reform irresistible Id
273
Reply to 119 Crokrr
275
Copyright Talourdlie 123 Literary Property
277
International Copyright rf
278
Legislative Union Peel
279
American Vessels Cobden
280
Resistance Henry
281
War inevitable Id
282
Return of British Fugitives Id
283
Supposed Speech Otis
284
For Independence Lee
285
Federal Constitution Franklin
286
God Governs Id
287
For a Declaration Adams 2S8 135 Conclusion of foregoing Id
289
13t1 On Government Hamilton
290
U S Constitution Id
291
Aristocracy Livingston
292
Extent of Country Randolph
293
France and the U S Washington
294
Sanctity of Treaties Amet
295
The British Treaty Id
296
The Strongest Government fertOB
297
Freedom of Judges Bayard 298 146 Judiciary Act Morris
299
Free Navigation Id 300 148 Foreign Conquest Cfmton
301
Innovations Madison
302
The Embargo Quincy 303 152 Disunion Pinknry
304
British Influence J Randolph
305
Greek Question Id
306
Virginia Constitution Id S07
307
Against Duelling Compilation 308 157 The Declaration J Adams 309 158 Washingtons Sword c d
310
Union with Liberty Jackson
311
War Binney
312
U S Constitution Legart
313
On Returning to the U States Id
314
In Favor of War 1813 Clay
315
Jefferson Defended Id
316
Noblest Public Virtue Id
317
Expunging Resolution Id
318
The Poor and Rich Id
329
ISO Sudden Conversions Id
330
Constitution Platform Id 331 182 Resistance to Oppression Id 332 183 Peaceable Secession Id
333
Justice to the Whole Id
334
Matches and Overmatches Id
335
S Carolina and Mass Id
336
Liberty and Union Id
338
Reply to Webster Hayne
339
The South in 1776 Id 340 191 The South in 1812 Id
341
Defalcations Prentiss 342 193 American Laborers Saylor
343
Fultins Invention Httffman
344
Sectional Services Cushing 345 196 National Hatreds Choate
346
Precedents Cass
347
On Intervention J Clemens 348 200 Hazards of Prosperity W R Smith 349 201 Flogging in the Navy Stockton
350
Govt Extravagance Crittenden
352
PART FOURTH FORENSIC AND JUDICIAL 1 Liberty of the Press Curran
353
Habeas Corpus Act Id
354
Appeal to Lord Avonmore Id
355
On being found Guilty Emmet
357
7 On Biasing Judgment Mansfield
364
Defence of Peltier Mackintosh
365
Instigators of Treason Wirt
366
Burr and Blennerhassett Id
367
Reply to Wickham Id
368
Guilt its own Betrayer Webster 36
370
The Death Penalty Hugo
371
PART FIFTH POLITICAL AND OCCASIONAL P ae 1 The Example of America Jeffrey
373
Government Vigor 5 Smith
374
Address to Young Men Mazzim
375
Appeal to Hungarians Kossuth
377
Contentment of Europe Id
378
Hungarian Heroism Id
379
Peace Inconsistent Id
380
The 22d Dect Sir H Bulwer
381
British Aggressions J Quincy Jr
382
Eloquence and Logic Preston
383
Relief to Ireland Prentiss
384
Ji Plea for the Sailor Mountord
385
Relations to England Everett
386
Great Examples Everett
387
Want Good will the Monument do Id
388
Revolutionary Veterans Webster
389
State Obligations
391
1 Apostrophe to Washington Id
393
Power of Public Opiniun Id
394
Future of the U States King
395
Agricultural Interest Cushing
396
Birthday of Washington Choate 307
397
Californias Prospects BenneU
398
Standard of Constitution Webster
399
The Crucifixion Croly
401
Seventh Plague of Egypt Id
403
Three Days of Columbus Delavitrne
405
Destruction of the Philistines Milton
407
Satans Encounter with Death
408
Belshazzars Feast Hughes
409
Bernardo del Carpio Hemans
411
Casahianca Id
412
Rocks of My Country Id
413
Invocation Id
414
Marmion taking Leave Id
416
Death of Marmion Id
417
Death of Bertram Id
418
love of Country Id
419
Barons Last Banquet Greene
420
VS How they brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix Browning
421
The Soldier from Bingen Norton
422
The Torch of Liberty Moore
424
Sailorboys Dream Dimond
425
Damon and Pythias Schiller
427
The Battle Id
429
The Glove Id
431
Fate of Virginia Maetmlay
432
Horatius at the Bridge Id 433 27 Execution of Montrose Aytoun
435
Peace and War Shelley
437
America to Britain Allston
438
Old Ironsides Holmes
439
The Dying Gladiator Id
441
Sennacherib Id
442
The Tempest stilled Lyons
443
Excelsior Longfellow
444
To the Rainbow Campbell
445
Glenara Id
446
The OKavanagh Shea
447
Ode on the Passions Collins
448
The Oreek and Turkman Croly
450
The Curse or Cain Knox
451
America Berkeley
452
Death of Gen Taylor Conrad
454
The Passage Vhland
455
Courage Procter
456
Charade on Campbell Praed
458
PART SEVENTH
459
SCRIPTURAL AND DEVOTIONAL 1 Balaams Prophecy 4592 Pauls Defence
460
Omnipotence of Jchovah Job
461
True Wisdom Id
462
A Nations Strength Psalms
463
The Joyful Messenger Isaiah 404
464
Universal Hymn Thomson
465
Chamouny Coleridge
467
The Dying Christian Pope
469
Forgiveness Anon
470
PART EIGHTH RHETORICAL AND DRAMATIC 1 Rome and Carthage Hugo
471
Drones of the Community Shelley
472
i Catsars Passage of Ruhicon Knowles
473
Richelieu to the King Bulwer 474 6 Cromwell by Coffin of Charles I Id
475
Virtue of Great Examples Byron
476
Marino Faliero to Conspirators Id
477
Marino Falieros Dying Speech d 478
478
Catiline to his Friends Croly
480
Catilines Defiance Id
481
Pride of Ancestry Id
482
Lochiels Warning Campbell
483
14 Van Arteveldes Defence Tay lor
485
Duty to Ones Country More
486
St Pierre to Ferrardo Knowles
487
Win Tell on Switzerland Id
488
IS Tell among the Mountains Id 489 19 The Fractious Man Brueys
489
Balthazar and the Quack Tohin
491
Brutus and Titus Lee 492 22 Catos Soliloquy Addison
495
Regrets of Drunkenness Id
498
Cassias instigates Brutus Id
500
Cardinal Wolsey Id
501
liamlet to the Players Id
502
llamlets Soliloquy Id bXi
504
The Union and Government Simms
507
Address to the Swiss Schiller
508
Win Tell in Wait for Gesler Id 50
511
Wallensteins Soliloquy Id bVm
513
Grief of Bereavement Id
514
Nothing in it Mathews
517
Moses at the Fair Coyne
519
Van den Bosch and Artevelde Taylor
520
The Weathercock Allingham
523
Saladin and Malek Adhcl
525
Damon to Syracusans Banim
530
Dramatic Styles
542
Merchant and Stranger H Smith
543
Victim of Reform
544
Not Fine Feathers make Fine Birds
547
Blindmans Butt Id 518
549
Puffs Account of Himself Sheridan
550
Pags1 Black Hawk to Gen Street
551
Pushmataha to Sec of War
552
Logan to Lord Dummore
553
Moral Cosmetics Horace Smith
554
Hope Sarah F Adams 55ft 8 Death Horace Smith
555
Lachrymose Writers Id
556
The Sanctuary Id
557

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