The Common School Speaker: A New Collection of Original and Selected Pieces, for Reading and Recitation (Google eBook)

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S. Babcock, 1844 - Recitations - 288 pages
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Contents

Innovation Editor
23
The Somnambulist
25
Water Miss E Cooke
26
The Paupers Death Bed Mrs Southey
27
The Little Maid
28
Childhood and His Visitors
30
My First New Hat J N MJilton
31
The Countryman his Son and the Ass
33
1 The Clean Face Miss Leslie
35
The Dream of Life
36
Jack Frost W Miss H F Gould
37
A Nursery Tale T H Bayly
38
Our Pilgrim Ancestors H Mann
39
The Blues
41
The Indian Chief Editor
43
The Ocean
45
The Height of the Ridiculous O W Holmes
46
The Death of Flowers
47
Tit for Tat Editor
48
Old Winter is Coming Hugh Moore
50
The Taming of Bucephalus P Benjamin
51
The Childrens Choice Mrs Gilman
54
Responsibility of the Sons of the Pilgrims H Mann
56
Lesson Page 32 The Vow of the Grapes Miss H F Gould
59
Sentiment and Simplicity
60
Childish Speculations Editor
61
A Name in the Sand Miss H F Gould
63
The LadyBug and the Ant Mrs Sigourney
64
Our Tillage T Hood
65
Time and the Village Bells
67
How old art Thou?
68
Old Ironsides Dr Holmes
69
The Summons
70
The Oak Tree M Howitt
72
The Parted Spirit J Malcolm
73
English Taxes
74
The Reformers of England J G Whittier
75
He made the Stars also J N MJilton
77
The Cup too Much Editor
78
The Stricken King Miss Jewsbury
80
The Sword
81
Lines to a Hen
82
The Reaper and the Flowers Prof Longfellow
84
The Ascent of the Spirit M Howitt
85
The Sick Childs Dream
86
The Rubicon
89
Extract from a Eulogy on Washington Rev J M Mason
90
Washington a Miss E Cooke
92
Washingtons Tomb Mrs Sigourney
94
Natures Gentleman Miss E Cooke
96
The Old Oak G P Morris
98
The First Church
99
My Aunt Dr Holmes
100
Pastoral Poetry N P Willis
102
The Plough
103
Defence of the Pilgrim Fathers against the Charge of Per secution Editor
104
The Child of Earth Hon Mrs Norton
107
Beauty and Time
108
The Needless Caution Editor
109
The FishesToilet t Editor
110
The Musqueto
111
The Miser and the Apples Editor
112
Lesion Page 69 Bemaidine Du Bom Mrs Sigoumey
113
The Union of the States
114
Now Im a Man
115
My Home is the World T H Bayly
116
Circassian War Song
117
Scotland M Howitt
118
The Waters
119
A Mothers Anger Mrs Gilman
120
The Death of Hamilton Dr Knott
121
The Old Mans Carousal
122
Last Words of an Indian Chief
123
The Arabs Farewell to his Horse Hon Mrs Norton
136
Vanity Fair T H Bayly
139
Time Byron
141
Sympathy Bishop Heber
142
The art of BookKeeping
143
The Application of Phrenology
145
My Very Particular Friend Miss L H Sheridan
147
Cupids Arrow Miss E Cooke
148
Flirtation
149
The Fraternity of Man H Martineau
151
The Mourners Miss E Cooke
152
Jesus Christ an Impostor Editor
155
The Pilot Cochran
156
The Vain Goose Editor
157
The Prize
159
J7 The Calm and the Storm Contrasted Byron
160
Scotlands Mountain Pine
162
Speech of Rob Roy W Scott
164
The Fate of Mac Gregor J Hogg
166
Clan Connell W Scott
169
Lord Ullins Daughter Campbell
171
The Purpose of the Bunker Hill Monument Webster
173
Seventy Six Bryant
175
Death of the Princess Charlotte Bryon
176
The Death of Harrison N P Willis
178
Shakspeare
180
W Holmes
185
W Irving
187
Webster
188
Ohio Backwoodsman
196
Miss E Cooke
198
J K Paulding
203
Mrs Sigourney
204
Editor
205
Editor
207
Indian Names 127 The Indians Vow 128 O Let us Die like Men 129 The Seminoles Reply 130 Singing for the Million 131 Death in the Kitchen 1...
209
Sperry
211
Lt G W Patten
213
T Hood
215
T Hood
218
Editor
220
Webster
222
Bulwer
226
Young
228
Byron
229
Macaulay
231
Lewis
235
Miss E Cooke
239
Miss E Cooke
240
The Character of Washington wholly American Webster
241
Lesson Page 145 The Days of old Romance
245
The Dying Warrior G M Snow
246
The Banner of the Cid Mrs Hemans
247
Address of Richard CoeurDeLion W Scott
249
Henry of Navarre Macaulay
251
The Barons last Banquet A 6 Greene
254
The Dirge of the Conqueror W Kennedy
257
The Jewish Battle Song G Lunt
259
Thermopylae Bishop G W Doane
260
Ambition N P Willis
261
War a Serious Question Mr Winthrop
263
The Oyster Editor
265
Water for me Johnson
267
The Well of St Keyne Southey
268
A Parental Ode
270
The Cataract of Niagara T Hood
273
Lord Thurlows reply to the Duke of Grafton
275
The Leper N P Willis
276
Clan Alpines Tow Sir A Boswell
278
The Greenwood Shrift
280
Human Improvement Editor
284
The Old Arm Chair Miss E Cooke
286
Charles Chatterbox
287

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