The Book of Eloquence: A Collection of Extracts in Prose and Verse, from the Most Famous Orators and Poets; Intended as Exercises for Declamation in Colleges and Schools (Google eBook)

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Crandall & Moseley, 1853 - Readers - 452 pages
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Contents

Freedom and Patriotism Dewey
22
Jll The Present Age Channing 2a 12 State Veto Power Calhoun 2b 13 State Veto Power Webster
26
Vindication of the South Clemens
28
Ties that bind the West to us Everett
29
16 Patriotic Appeal McDowell
31
California and Plymouth Hock Benton
32
Danger of Indian Hostilities AMES
34
Nominal War Randolph
35
The Difficult Step Randolph
36
Death of John Q Adams Seward
37
Death of Napoleon Seward
39
Who is Blannerhassett? w IRT
40
Doom of the Indians Story
42
Virginia Bedinger
44
Massachusetts Palfrey
45
The Constitution Webster
47
The Peace Congress Anonymous
48
Literature Perverted Asonykous
49
Civilization of Africa Everett
50
32 Public Dishonesty Beecher
51
Worldwide Fame of Washington Robbins
52
On the Withdrawal of the Army from Mexico Hannegan 53
53
Retributive Justice Corwin
54
No National Greatness without Morality Chaining
57
True Grandeur of Nations Sumner
59
Vicissitudes of 1849 Greeley
60
Acquisition of Territory Miller
62
The First American Congress Maxey 63
63
Resistance to Oppression Maxey
66
Democracy Dem Review
67
Obligation of Treaties Ames
69
The Preservation of the Union Webster
70
No Extinction of Freedom by Force Johnson
71
Disunion and War inseparable Clay
72
The Expunging Resolution Clay
73
Censure of Austria Cass
75
Improvement of the West Harrison
76
Plea for the Descendants of James Rumsey Ru msey 77
77
The Sabbath Frelinuhuysen 78vT
78
Invidious Distinctions Lkgare
80
Eulogy on Yell Bedinger
81
Genoa in her Beauty Sumner
82
Best Policy in Regard to Naturalization Levin
83
An Appeal for Oregon McDowell
84
Always Ready but never Rash Bedinger
85
Secession Webster
86
Peaceful Conquests Drx 88
89
Power of Wealth produced by Labor Burgess 90
90
Modern Idol Worship Sprague 91
91
Justice to Frontiermen Peyton
92
Northern Laborers Naylor
94
Discussion of Webster and Ilayne Johnson
95
On the Platform of the Constitution Webster
97
Impressment of American Seamen Clay
98
The Issue Anonymous
99
The Marriage broken off Benton
100
Americas Influence Abroad McDowell
101
The Extent of the Union Houston
102
Clay and Webster Gentry
103
Glory of Arms Sumner
105
On the Removal of Washingtons Remains Clayton
106
On the Revolutionary Pension Bill Davis
107
The Mayflower Everett
108
Philanthropy Wayland
110
Indemnity to the Niagara Sufferers Williams
111
Indemnity to the Niagara Sufferers Vance
112
Suppression of Piracy Barbour
113
Communication with Mexico in 1825 Benton
114
Last Charge of Key Headley
117
Defense of Poets Lyon
118
The Militia General and his Farces Corwin
119
Who is Independent? Hmctt
121
Condition of Insolvent Debtors Clay
123
til Military Character of General Taylor Hilliard
124
Eulogium on South Carolina Hayxe
127
South Carolina and Massachusetts Weustee
128
Reply to Mr Webster Hayne
129
Rejoinder to Mr Hayne Webster
131
Final Triumph of Democracy Dem Review
133
Amendment to the Constitution Isaacs
135
OS Mission to Panama Webster
136
Our Duty to Revolutionary Soldiers Stragie
138
Tue Zero Line of Valor Barton
139
Effect of Steadiness of Pursuit Bobbins
140
The Territories Wintiikop
141
Triumph of Poetry over Arms Story
143
Evil of Duelling Bekciikr
144
Puritan and Spartan Heroism Choate
145
Appeal in Behalf of Greece Clay
147
Achievements of the Pilgrims Everett
149
Duty of Literary Men to America Grimke
150
Death of Hamilton Norr
152
Invective of Hungary Buell
153
The Admission of California i Seward
155
Means of Health Mann
157
Brief Authority Bayard
158
The Ground of Treaty Morris
159
117 Fourth of July 1851 Webster
161
Aspirations of the American People Hunter
162
Eloquence Stanton
164
Death of Washington Mason
165
Address to South Carolina Jackson 16u
166
American History Vekplanck
167
Contest of a People for Freedom Everett
168
Welcome to Lafayette Everett
169
On the Recognition of La Plata Clay
171
On the Judiciary Morris
172
N ecessity of Resistance Henry
173
The War with Mexico Badoer
174
Sorrow for the Dead Irving
177
132 Price of Liberty Giles
179
How to gain an Honest Name Barnes
180
The Poet Emerson
181
Injustice the Cause of National Ruin Parker 162
182
Supposed Speech against the Declaration Webster
184
Supposed Speech of Adams in Reply Webster
185
Society without Morality Beeciier
186
Embassy to Rome Levin
187
Cessation of Hostilities Dayton
189
The Puritans Whipple
190
The Demagogue Beecher
191
Eulogium on John Q Adams Holmes
192
The Levelling System Beecher
194
Spirit of Liberty in 1772 Warren
195
On the Boston Massacre Warren
196
Men who never Die Everett
197
Literary Position of America Story
198
When War shall be no more Anonymous
199
A Picture of Terror Upham
200
Stopping the March of Precdom Parker
201
Invective in the Wilkinson Trial Prentiss
202
The World of Beauty around us Mann
203
Danger of Vast Fortune Mann
204
Influence of Republican Geneva on the Puritans Choate
205
The samecontinued Choate
206
Secret of the Murderer Webster 2i7
207
Bunker Hill Monument Webster
208
Moral Power of Public Opinion Webster 209
209
Sacred from War Sumner
211
Flea in the Michigan Railroad Conspiracy Trial Seward
212
Danger of Military Supremacy Clay
213
Executive Clemency Beecher
214
Death of Jefferson and Adams Everett
215
Executive Power Webster
216
Greatness of Napoleon Channinq
217
EUROPEAN ELOQUENCE ANCIENT AND MODERN
219
The Perfect Orator Sheridan
221
Appeal for Queen Caroline Brougham
222
Demand for Justice to Ireland OConnell
223
Peroration in the Oration against Warren Hastings Burke
225
Catilines Address to the Conspirators Sallcst
226
Conciliation of Ireland Euskine
227
A Free Constitution Bolingbuoke
229
Immortal Influence of Athens MacaulXy
230
Trial of Warren Hastings Macaulay 281
231
Burns Carlyus
232
Personal Vindication Mirabeau
233
The Duke of Wellington Alison
234
Lesson to Ambition Jeffrey
244
Catholic Restrictions Sydney Smith 24Sv
246
Plea to George IV in Behalf of the Queen Phillips
247
In Defence of Mr Finnerty Curran
248
The Evidence of Mr OBrien Ccbjlan
250
Cremutius Corduss Defence of his Annals Tacitus
251
Monopolies CuLPEFpitR
252
The Poets Theme Talfourd
253
On the Prospeet of an Invasion Hall
254
Universality of Conscience Chalmers
255
On Parliamentary Reform Fon 236
256
3 Character of Justice Sheridan
257
The Hour of Destiny Dublin Nation
258
The samecontinued Dublin Nation
260
Vindication from Treason McManus
262
Influence of the Dutch Boyton
265
3 Speech of Galgacus to the Caledonians Tacitus
266
4 Speech of Agiicola to his Army in Britain Tacitus
268
Invective against Eschines Demosthenes 269
269
Religious Liberty Sydney Smith 270 v
270
Securities from Catholic Ireland Phillips 271
271
Blessings of Education Phillips
272
Wrongs of Ireland G rattan 274 f On the Funeral of Henrietta Bossuet
274
Trial of the Church Gilfillan
275
Duty in Time of War Chalmers
277
On the Conspiracy of Catiline Cicero
278
A Defence from Impeachment Marat
279
Liberty in the Revolution of 1830 St Chamans
280
hi The True Conquerors Brougham
282
Abolition of the Slave Trade Wilberforce
283
Futility of Efforts to stay Reform Sydney Smith
284
Plea of Sergeant Buzfuz in Bardell v Pickwick Dickens 285
285
The samecontinued Dickens 287
287
Death of Fox Sheridan
289
On the Reformation in England Milton
290
Attack of Antwerp Windham
291
What is the French Revolution? Lamartine
292
True Use of Wealth Alison
293
Yielding to Public Opinion Alison 294 V
295
Disregard of the Past Talfourd
297
On the Law of Copyright Talfourd
298
Hamlets Address to the Players Shakspeare
299
Qualifications for Soldiers Sydnet Smith
301
Grievances of the English Government Mackintosh
302
Duty of England to Italy Mackintosh
303
Defence of the Poet Archias Cicero
304
Speech of Shrewsbury before Queen Elizabeth Schiller
306
JW Mr Fox and the East India Bill Burke
307
a74 Detached Empire Burke 30S 55 Taxation of America Burke
308
The Return of Peace Jeffrey
309
s77 Glory of Holland and Ireland Boyton
310
Apparitions Carlyle
312
The Landed Interest DIsraeli
313
Vindication from Dishonor Emmett
315
Removal of the Troops from Boston Chatham
316
You cannot Conquer America Chatham 317
317
Days of Desolation Alison 318
318
Indulgencies to the Catholics Sydney Smith 319m 84 Indulgencies to the Catholics Sydney Smith 319
319
Safety only in the Republic Lamartine
320
Attachment of a People to their Religion Sydney Smith
321
Speech of Icilius to the Romans Alfikri
322
Visions of Joan of Arc and Bishop Beauvais De Quincky
328
Seaweed Longfellow
329
The Winds Bryant
330
The Steamboat Holmes
331
Death of Osceola Street
333
Rhyme of the Rail Saxe
334
Lord of Belmont Tower Praed
336
Song of the War McMaster
337
Press On Willis
339
Alnwick Castle Halleck
340
Quin and Foote Anonymous
341
The Quality of Mercy Shaksfeare
342
Sleep Shaksfeare
343
Soliloquy of Macbeth Shaksfeare
344
The Dying Gladiator Byron
346
LycidasA Monody Milton
347
The Loved Dead Hemans
349
Marys Ghost Hoon
350
Battle of Beal an Duine Scott
352
Battle of the Baltic Campbell
353
Address to an Egyptian Mummy Horace Smith
355
The lress Elliott
356
The Height of the Ridiculous Holmes
357
Horatius Macaulay
358
Joart of Arc Sterling
359
Napoleons Return T Brownino
360
P O The Beleaguered City Longfellow
362
Antonys Speech over Caesars Body Suakhfeare
364
The samecontinued Suakspeare
365
Union Anonymous
366
The Banner of Marat Wktmorb
367
The Prisoner for Debt Whittier
368
6 A Death Bed Aldeich
370
Marmions Departure Scott
371
A Sea Fog Cbabiie
377
The Four Eras Rogers
378
Seminoles Reply Batten
379
The Ruing of the North Procter
380
The Soldiers Tear Bayley
381
Leonidas Croly
382
Byron Pollok
383
The Drowned Mariner K Oakes Smith
384
The Peris Boon Moore
385
The Bards Read
386
Death of Oriska SiaoCB NEY
388
Little Kindnesses Talfocrd
390
The Spirit of my Song Fuller
391
Pocahontas Morris
392
A Solemn Conceit Motherwell
393
The Departed Benjamin
394
Seventysix Bryant
395
The Hurricane Bryant
396
Death of Harrison Willis
397
The Happiest Land Longfellow
398
Hymn of the Moravian Nuns Longfellow
399
The Reil Fisherman Praed
400
Shylock to Antonio Shaksteare
401
Speech of Robespierre Coleridge
402
Morning Meditations Hood
403
Crystal Fountain Anonymous
404
Song of Steam Cutter
406
Storming of Monterey Hoffman
407
Angels of Buena Vista Whittier
408
Entry of the Austrians into Naples Moore
411
Forgive and Forget Tupper
412
Robert Burns Montgomery
413
Old Ironsides Holmes
415
The English Tongue Saxe
417
Monody on Sam Patch Sands
418
The War Cross v Scorr
419
Soliloquy of Kichard HI Shakspeare
420
Mathew Lee Dana
421
The Seven Ages Shakspeare
422
Ambition Willis
423
The Contrast Street
424
The Pilgrims Funeral Bryant
425
March Coxe
427
Last Days of Autumn Percival
428
Music of the Night Neal
429
My Mothers Grave Prentice
430
Passing Away Pierpont
431
Shakspeare Ode Sprague
433
The Ivy and the Vine Bailey
435
Mazeppa Byron
436
Universality of Poetry Percival
438
Fame Byron
439
Faithless Nelly Gray Hood
440
The Hat Regained Rejected Addresses
441
Capture of the Alhambra Anonymous
442
The Seer Whittier
443
Evening Paulding
444
Manfreds Soliloquy Byron 416
446
Moonlight March Heber
447
Remember I Remember Hood
448
Earths Angels Anonymous
449
Address to Spain Byron 51
451

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Page 345 - I bring fresh showers for the thirsting flowers, From the seas and the streams; I bear light shade for the leaves when laid In their noonday dreams. From my wings are shaken the dews that waken The sweet buds every one, When rocked to rest on their mother's breast, As she dances about the sun.
Page 342 - I see before me the Gladiator lie : He leans upon his hand his manly brow Consents to death, but conquers agony, And his droop'd head sinks gradually low And through his side the last drops, ebbing slow From the red gash, fall heavy, one by one, Like the first of a thunder-shower; and now The arena swims around him he is gone, Ere ceased the inhuman shout which hail'd the wretch who won.
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Page 350 - Like leviathans afloat, Lay their bulwarks on the brine; While the sign of battle flew On the lofty British line : It was ten of April morn by the chime As they drifted on their path, There was silence deep as death; And the boldest held his breath, For a time. But the might of England flushed To anticipate the scene ; And her van the fleeter rushed O'er the deadly space between. ''Hearts of oak...
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Page 124 - Mr. President, I shall enter on no encomium upon Massachusetts; she needs none. There she is. Behold her, and judge for yourselves. There is her history; the world knows it by heart The past, at least, is secure. There is Boston, and Concord, and Lexington, and Bunker Hill; and there they will remain forever.

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