The Standard Speaker: Containing Exercises in Prose and Poetry for Declamation in Schools, Academies, Lyceums, Colleges : Newly Translated Or Compiled from Celebrated Orators, Authors, and Popular Debaters, Ancient and Modern ... (Google eBook)

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Contents

Justice Carlyle
51
Conrad The Death of Taylor 454
52
False Coloring Lent to War Chalmers
57
Lamartinr Revolutionary Men
58
The Order of Nature Pope
63
Coyne Moses at the Fair 519
68
The True King Hunt
69
Blacr Hawr Speech of 551
70
Logan Speech of 553
80
Never Despair Lover
84
Bbowxtng How News came to Ghent 421
85
Camfrell Hallowed Ground
91
briand 02
92
Lowtb Translation from Isaiah 464
99
PART SECOND
103
Hectors Rebuke Id
109
Virginius Refusal to Claudius Livy
120
Brutus on Caesars Death
126
Croly Death of Lcouiilas
131
The Death of Leonldas Croly
132
Rienzi to the Romans Mitford
138
l
149
llohenlinden Campbell
153
PART THIRD
159
Exordium Demosthenes
165
12
171
14
173
Drvtet Nobllity of Labor 60
189
The End of Government Pym
192
Reply to Walpole Earl of Chatham
198
Emmrt On being found Guilty 357
210
15
225
18
243
On Threats of Violence Curran
245
SO Religious Distinctions M
246
Banknotes and Coin Id
247
Lord J Russells Motion Id
248
Mr Ticrneys Motion Id
249
95 Defence of Pitt Id
250
Measures not Men Id
251
Balance of Power Id
252
Collision of Vices Id
253
England and America Mackintosh
254
Fate of Reformers Brougham 2 55
256
Religious Liberty OConnell
257
Irish Disturbance Bill Id
258
l04 Tho Death Penalty Byron
259
1U5 Charges against Catholics Sheit 200
261
Irish Establishment Id 202
264
Hours of Labor Id
268
Reform to Preserve Id 209
270
Public Opinion the Sword Id
271
A Government should Grow Id
272
Reform irresistible Id
273
Reply to 119 Croker
275
Copyright Talfourd
277
International Copyright Id
278
Legislative Union Peel
279
AMERICaN
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
288
Conclusion of foregoing Id
289
On Government Hamilton
290
U S Constitution Id
291
Aristocracy Livineston
292
Extent of Country Randolph
293
France and the U S Washington
294
Sanctity of Treaties Ames
295
The British Treaty Id
296
FORENSIC AND JUDICIAL 144 The Strongest Government Jefferson
297
Freedom of Judges Bayard
298
Judiciary Act itforrw
299
Free Navigation Id
300
Foreign Conquest Clinton
301
Innovations Madison
302
Party Intemperance Gaston
303
Disunion Pinkney
304
British Influence J Randolph
305
Greek Question Id
306
Virginia Constitution Id
307
Against Duelling Compilation
308
The Declaration J Q Adams
309
Washingtons Sword c Id
310
Union with Liberty Jackson
311
War Binney
312
U S Constitution Legar
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
Independence of Greece Id
319
Prospect of War Calhoun
320
The Force Bill Id
321
Purse and Sword Id
322
Liberty the Meed Id
323
Popular Elections McDuffie
325
Opposition Webster
327
Sympathy with South America Id
328
The Poor and Rich Id 32J 180 Sudden Conversions Id 33
331
The South in 1812 Id
341
Defalcations Prentiss
342
American Laborers Naylor
343
Fultons Invention Hoffman
344
Sectional Services Cushing
345
National Hatreds Choale
346
Precedents Cass
347
On Intervention J Clemens
348
Hazards of Prosperity W R Smith
349
Flogging in the Navy Stockton
350
Liberty of the Press Curran
353
nabeas Corpus Act Id
354
Appeal to Lord Avonmore Id
355
On being found Guilty Emnul
357
J Great Minds and Christianity Erskine
362
On Biasing Judgment Mansfield 304
365
Instigators of Treason Wirt
366
Burr and Blennerhassett Id
367
Reply to Wickham Id
368
Guilt its own Betrayer Webster
369
Moral Power McLean
370
The Death Penalty Hugo
371
PART FIFTH POLITICAL AND OCCASIONAL 1 The Example of America Jeffrey
373
Government Vigor Smith
374
Address to Young Men Maxxini
375
Appeal to Hungarians Kossuth
377
Contentment of Europe Id
378
Hungarian Heroism Id
379
Peace Inconsistent Id
380
The 22d Dec Sir IT Bulwer
381
British Aggressions J Qumcy Jr
382
Eloquence and Logic Preston
383
Relief to Ireland Prentiss
384
Flea for the Sailor Mountford
385
Relations to England Everett
386
Great Examples Everett
387
Revolutionary Veterans Webster
389
State Obligations l
391
Apostrophe to Washington Id
393
Power of Public Opinion Id
394
Future of the U Statei King
395
Airicultural Interest Cushing
396
Birthday of Washington Choate
397
Californias Prospects SenneU
398
Standard of Constitution Webster
399
PART SIXTH NARRATIVE AND LYRICAL Plte 1 The Crucinxlon Croly
401
Seventh Plague of Egypt Id
403
Three Days of Columbus Delavigne
405
Destruction of the Philistines Milton
407
Satans Encounter with Death Id
408
Belshazzars Feast Hughes
409
Bernardo del Carpio Hemans
411
Casablanca Id
412
Rocks of My Country Id
413
Invocation Id
414
Marmion taking Leave Id
416
Death of Marmion f
417
Death of Bertram Id
418
Love of Country Id
419
Barons Last Banquet Greene
420
How they brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix 19 The Soldier from Bingcn 20 The Torch of Liberty 21 Sailor boys Dream 22 Damon and P...
421
Iforton
422
Moore
424
IHmond
425
Schiller
427
429 Id 431 25 Fate of Virginia Macaulay
432
Horatiut at the Bridge Id
433
Execution of Montrose Jytoun
435
Peace and War Shelley
437
America to Britain Altston
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 Greck and Turkman Croly
450
The Curse of Cain Knox
451
America Berkeley
452
Death of Gen Taylor Conrad
454
The Passage Uhland
455
Courage Procter
456
PART SEVENTH SCRIPTURAL AND DEVOTIONAL 1 Balaams Prophecy
459
Pauls Defence
460
Omnipotence of Jchovah Job
461
True Wisdom Id
462
A Nations Strength Psulns 403
463
The Joyful Messenger Isaiah
464
Universal Hymn Thomson
465
Chamouny Coleridge
467
Tlie IHine Christian Pope
469
Forgiveness Anon
470
Rome and Carthage Hugo 471 23 Brutus and Casslus Shakspeare
495
Rollas Address Sheridan 473 26 Cardinal Wolsey id
504
Catiline to his Friends Croly 480 32 Address to the Swiss Schiller 50
511
Win Tell on Switzerland Id 488 i 39 Nothing in it Mathews
517
Balthazar and the Quack Tobin 491 j 42 The Weathercock Allingham
525
PART NINTH
531
Rich Man and Poor Khemnitxer
537
PART TENTH
551
The Sanctuary Id
557
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Page 208 - Prince ; your efforts are forever vain and impotent doubly so from this mercenary aid on which you rely ; for it irritates to an incurable resentment, the minds of your enemies to overrun them with the mercenary sons of rapine and plunder; devoting them and their possessions to the rapacity of hireling cruelty ! If I were an American, as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country, I never would lay down my arms never never never.
Page 223 - It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the queen of France, then the dauphiness, at Versailles; and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision.
Page 95 - Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend; And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. This above all, to thine own self be true ; And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.
Page 423 - Shook off both my jack-boots, let go belt and all, Stood up in the stirrup, leaned, patted his ear, Called my Roland his pet-name, my horse without peer; Clapped my hands, laughed and sang, any noise, bad or good, Till at length into Aix Roland galloped and stood. And all I remember is, friends flocking round As I...
Page 443 - But through it there rolled not the breath of his pride; And the foam of his gasping lay white on the turf, And cold as the spray of the rock-beating surf. And there lay the rider, distorted and pale, With the dew on his brow, and the rust on his mail ; And the tents were all silent, the banners alone, The lances unlifted, the trumpet unblown.
Page 127 - Romans, countrymen, and lovers, hear me for my cause, and be silent, that you may hear. Believe me for mine honour, and have respect to mine honour, that you may believe. Censure me in your wisdom, and awake your senses, that you may the better judge. If there be any in this assembly, any dear friend of Caesar's, to him I say, that Brutus' love to Caesar was no less than his.
Page 423 - Aix' for one heard the quick wheeze Of her chest, saw the stretched neck and staggering knees, And sunk tail, and horrible heave of the flank, As down on her haunches she shuddered and sank...
Page 422 - Not a word to each other; we kept the great pace Neck by neck, stride by stride, never changing our place ; I turned in my saddle and made its girths tight, Then shortened each stirrup, and set the pique right, Rebuckled the cheek-strap, chained slacker the bit, Nor galloped less steadily Roland a whit.
Page 503 - O! it offends me to the soul to hear a robustious periwig-pated fellow tear a passion to tatters, to very rags, to split the ears of the groundlings...
Page 496 - The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and Nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the war of elements, The wreck of matter, and the crush of worlds.

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