The National Fifth Reader: Containing a Treatise on Elocution, Exercises in Reading and Declamation, with Biographical Sketches, and Copious Notes : Adapted to the Use of Students in English and American Literature (Google eBook)

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A.S. Barnes & Burr, 1863 - Elocution - 600 pages
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Contents

To the Spirit of Poetry Frances Osgood
43
Modulation
47
The Bells Edgar A Poe 549
54
Monotone
58
DIALOGUES
60
The Months W Backer
67
Hymn to the Seasons Jama Thornton
71
On Heading Edward Gibbon
75
Never Despair
77
Pennsylvania T B Bead
79
Sabbath Morning James Orahame
81
Maternal Affection Scrap Book
84
Shaking Hands Edward Everett
85
The Dream of the Reveler Charles Mackay
89
Peter Pounce and Parson Adams Henry Fielding
92
Nohle Revenge Thomas DcQuincey
95
Life in the West O P Morris
97
A Golden Coppersmith
101
The Hermit of Niagara Mrs Sigourney
102
Broken Hearts Washington Irving
109
Broken Heartsconcluded
111
Lines relating to Currans Daughter Thomas Moore
115
Thanatopsis W V Bryant
116
Euthanasia W G Clark
119
Select Passages in Verse
121
Selected Extracts II W Seedier
123
Fullers Bird B W Procter
127
The Barbarities of War Thomas Chalmers
128
Bingen on the Rhine Mrs Norton
132
The Cost of Military Glory Sidney Smith
133
Lochiels Warning Thomas Campbell
134
Biography of Jacob Hays William Cox
138
A Modest Wit
141
The Uses of History Washington Irvimg
143
Ancient and Modern Writers diaries Sumner
145
The Poetic Faculty Gold Pen
147
Return of Columbus W 1l Prescolt
148
Destiny of America George Berkeley
152
Character of Louis the Fourteenth T B Macaulay
153
Queen Elizabeth David Hume
155
The King and the Nightingales Charles Mackay
157
The Good Wife D G Mitchell
160
Natures Teachings Robert Pollok
166
Scene with a Panther C B Broien 1C3 41 Work Thomas Carlyle
170
Now Charles Mackay
171
Study OrvilU Dewey
173
The Power of Art Charles Sprague
176
Wants J K Paulding
178
Wantscontinued
180
Wantsconcluded
181
The Deserted Village Oliver Goldsmith
183
The Deserted Villagecontinued
187
The Deserted Villageconcluded
191
Letters D G Mitchell
197
The Settler A B Street
200
The American Flag J R Drake
202
Washington and Napoleon J T Ieadle
205
Napoleon and the Sphinx Charles Mackay
207
A Conquerors Account of Himself W B Procter
209
Rural Life in England in 1763 George Bancroft
210
Panegyric on England Edward Everett
213
Language 0 W Holmes
216
Sound and Sense Robert Chambers
218
The Power of Words E P Whipple
221
Extract from the Essay on Criticism Alexander Pope
224
Lee Nathaniel 565
227
Parallel between Pope and Dryden Samuel Johnson
228
The Puritans T B Macataay
231
Advantages of Adversity to our Forefathers Edward Everett
233
The Graves of the Patriots J G Percival
236
Progress of Freedom W H Prescott
239
The Antiquity of Freedom W C Bryant
242
Liberty Orville Deweu
244
Select Passages in Verse
246
Influence of Home R II Dana
249
Daniel Websterconcluded
275
From a Historical Address Daniel Webster
277
To the Evening Wind W C Bryant
281
rial
282
Charge against Lord Byron Francis Jeffrey
285
Lord Byron Robert Pollok
287
9 Midnightthe Coliseum Lord Byron
291
View of the Coliseum OrviUe Dewet
293
nl The Dying Gladiator Lord Byron
294
93 The Death of Hamilton EUphalet Nott
296
Buying Books W BcccKtt
304
and falsehoodMilton 99 Truth and Falsehood Dr Johwon
311
The lhantom Ship
314
Count Fathoms Adventure T G Smollett
316
Count Fathoms Adventureconcluded
318
Darkness lard Byron
322
The Rattlesnake W G Simnu
325
Roger Aschamand Lady Jane Grey W S Jjindor
330
Ode to Adversity Thomas Gray
334
Hume Datid 157
335
Parrhasius and the Captive N V WUJis 33tj 108 Ambition Gold Im
342
10J Bhakspearo Dr Johnson
344
Hamlets Instruction to the Players Sltaktpeart
347
Cardinal Wolsey on being cast off by Henry VIII Shakspeare
349
National Song R T Paint Sol 113 The Marseilles Hymn Rouget de Lislt 334
359
Paul Flemming Resolves W Longjellvw 35C 116 Beauty 9 li W Emerson
360
The Closing Year G D Prentice
363
Death of the Old Trapper J Fennimore Cooper
365
Death of the Old Trapperconcluded
369
The Poet and his Crities Washington Allstm
375
The Holy Dead Mrs Sigourney 874
378
Norval John Htmie
381
Collins William 492
384
Bernardo del Carpio Mrs Iemans 884
387
The Greeks at ThermopylaeByron 126 Greece Lord Byron
391
Song of the Greeks 1822 Thomas CampUll 894
395
Conversations after Marriage R B Sheridan
398
Conversations after Marriageconcluded
401
A Curtain Lecture of Mrs Caudle Douglas Jerrold
404
Select Passages in Verbii
407
Blennerhassetts Temptation William Wirt
412
Battle of Warsaw Thomas Campbell
415
SceneHamlet and his Mother Shakspeare
416
Public Virtue HenryClay
420
Washingtons Sword and Franklins Staff J Q Adams
422
A Forest Nook A B Street
424
Forest Trees Washington Irving
427
Gods First Temples W C Bryant
430
Trust in God William Wordsworth
433
Scene from the Lady of Lyons E B Lytton
436
The Musquito W C Bryant
441
A Tailors Evening Soliloquy 0 W Holmes
444
Speech of Sergeant Buzfuz Charles Dickens
445
Select Passages in Veese
449
Select Passages in Verse
454
Landscape Beauty Francis Jeffrey
459
Elements of the Swiss Landscape G B Cheever
468
Cicero at the Grave of Archimedes B C Winthrop
473
Scene from Catiline George Croly
479
Hymns W Beclier
486
The Stolen Rifle Washington Irving
498
The Tomahawk submissive to Eloquence John Ntal
499
Marius in Prison Thomas De Quinccy
501
Scene from King Richard III Siaksjieare
502
Select Passages in Prose
505
The Stream of LifeHeber II Life compared to a River Davy III Ideal Character of LifeA Dana IV Mans Glory passcth awayWatson V Evidence of a ...
508
Nature proclaims a DeityChateaubriand VII The Blessings of Religious FaithDavy
509
The Unbeliever Chalmers
510
The Resurrection Bible
514
Select Passages in Puose
522
Our Common SchoolsEverett II What Youth should LearnHare III What Youth should be Taught Landor IV Education of the HeartScott V Duty Dic...
526
Abraham and the FireWorshiper Household Words
535
Brutus and Titus Nathaniel Iac 002
569
The Saracen Brothersconcluded
572

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Page 514 - For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am...
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