The United States speaker: a copious selection of exercises in elocution: consisting of prose, poetry, and dialogue: drawn chiefly from the most approved writers of Great Britain and America: including a variety of pieces suitable for very young speakers ... (Google eBook)

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S. Babcock and Co., 1836 - Recitations - 491 pages
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Contents

The Heroes of the Last War Dorset
21
A Century from the Birth of Washington Webster
22
Scotland Flagg
23
Eulogy on Hamilton Mason
24
French Aggressions Paine
25
Intelligence Necessary to Perpetuate Independence Dawes
26
The Loss of National Character Maxcy
27
The Tomahawk Submissive to the Spirit of Eloquence Keal
28
Effects of Protestantism Haven
29
The True Sources of National Greatness Harper
30
Grateful Tribute to the Heroes of the Revolution Lathrop
31
Necessity of a Pure National Morality Beecher
32
No Excellence without Labor Wirt
33
Relief of the Soldiers of the Revolution Spragve
34
Influence of National Glory Clay
36
Frauds upon the Revenue Hayne
37
Influence of Great Actions Dependent on their Results Webster
38
Prevalence of War Grimke
39
Military Insubordination Clay
40
Evils of Dismemberment Webster
42
Impressions Derived from the Study of History Yerplanck
43
Importance of Preserving the Union Webster
44
Political Corruption McDujJie
45
National Recollections the Foundation of National Character Everett
47
Happy Consequences of American Independence Maxcy
48
Obligations of Massachusetts to Stand by the Union Webstet
49
The Obligations of America to La Fayette Hayne
50
Battle the Only Alternative Henry
52
8KLECTI0X FA OB 39 Extent of Country not Dangerous to the Union Madison
54
Purpose of the Monument on Bankers Hill Webster
56
Illustrious Model for the Formation of Chaffacter Wirt
57
The Bible Gnmke
58
Change is not Reform Randolph
59
Not Strength enough in the Bow Webster
61
National SelfRespect licman
62
The Battle of Lexington Everett
63
Ennobling Recollections of theRevolution Hayne
65
Impolicy of the Protecting System Hayne
66
Splendid Tribute to the Talents of Chatham Wtrt
68
The Instability of Human Governments Rutledge
69
Speeimen of the Eloquence of James Otis Francis
70
Decisive Integrity Wirt
72
Illuminfem Dwight
73
La Fayette Hillhouse
75
The Birthday of Washington Wtbittr
76
In Favor of the Declaration of Independence Lee
78
The Influence of Knowledge Wheaton
80
The American Revolution and the Reformation Grimke
81
The Goodness of God Worcester
83
Burr and Blannerhasset Wirt
84
Eloquent Appeal in Behalf of Greece Clay
86
The Criminality of Dueling Nott
88
Against the Invasion of Canada Gaston
89
The United States Navy France and Great Britain Lloyd
91
The Ghost of Banquo Webster
93
Vindication of South Carolina McDujfie
95
South Carolina During the Revolution Hayne
97
South Carolina and Massachusetts Webster
99
Adams and Jefferson Wirt
101
Address in Behalf of the Greets Lacey
103
Reply to Mr Webster in Senate 1830 Hayne
105
Rejoinder to Mr Hayne m Senate 1830 Webster
106
SPECIMENS OF EUROPEAN ELOQUENCE 1 Description of Junius Burke
109
Opinion Relative to the Right of England to Tax America Burke
110
A Political Pause Fox
111
Charles de Moors Remorse Schiller
112
The Passing of the Rubicon Kxowlcs
113
Contemplation of the Divine Being in his Works Fielding
114
Cajsars Triumphs Knowles
115
LasCasas Dissuading from Battle Sheridan Ilfi
116
Invective against the Duke of Bedford umw
117
Ludicrous Account of English Taxes Ed Review
118
Washington Phillips
119
Female Patriotism Madame Roland
120
Enterprising Spirit of NewEngland Burke
121
SELECTION Pi 01
122
Future Punishment Lament
123
Impossibility of Conquering America Chatham
124
Oratorical Action Pordyce
126
Appeal to the Jury in Defense of Rowan Cwmm
127
Men of Sterling Integrity only fit for Office Knowles
128
Character of an Informer Curran
129
Character of Filial Piety Sheridan
130
Defense of J A Williams for a Libel on the Clergy of Durham Brougham
131
Osmonds Dream Lewis
132
Reflections on the Youth and Theatrical Manner of Mr Pitt Walpole
134
Reply to the IllTimed Reflections of Mr Walpole Pitt
135
Benevolence of the Supreme Being Chalmers
136
Address to the Army of Italy Bonaparte 137
137
The Scriptures and the Savior Rousseau
138
Political Cupidity Reproved Sheridan
140
On the Competency of Parliament to Pass the Measure of Union Plunket
141
The Philosophy of Hatred Canning
142
Address to the Volunteers at Bristol Hall
144
The Splendor of War Chalmers
145
Political Severity Rebuked Byron
146
Effect of the Exclusive System on the Condition of Ireland Phillips
148
The Downfall of Bonaparte Grant
149
The Fame Awaiting a Reformation of the Law Brougham
151
Defense of Rowan for Libel Curran
152
Reply to Mr Corrys Attack on his Character Grattan
153
Reputation Phillips
155
Limitation of the Amount of Pensions Curran
156
Fallacy of Mr Tierneys Argument on a Motion for Peace with the French Canning
158
Indignant Rebuke on the Employment of Indians in Civilized Warfare Chatham
159
America Phillips
161
Character of Napoleon Bonaparte Phillips
163
To the Jury in the Case jaf J A Williams for a Libel on the Clergy of Durham Brougham
165
Paines Age of Reason Erskine
166
The Horrors of War Hall
168
Invective against Warren Hastings Sheridan
170
HyderAli Burke
172
Speech of Mac Briar to the Scotch Insurgents Scott
173
SPECIMENS OF ANCIENT ELOQUENCE 1 Selection from Chapter xxxix of the Book of Job 17fi 2 Selection from Chapter xxviii of the Book o...
175
The Song of Moses from Chapter xv of Exodusi Iff 4 Selection from the Book of Joel
177
Selection from Chapter viii of the Book of Proverbs
178
Selection from Chapter lx of the Book of Isaiah
179
Extract from Demosthenes on the Crown
180
fi Nicolaus against putting the Athenian General Nicias to Death
181
From Ciceros Oration against Veres
183
T Quirxtius to The Romans
184
Chrysostom on the Deceitfulness of Worldly Grandeur
185
From Ciceros First Oration against Catiline
186
From Ciceros Fourth Oration against Catiline
187
Germanieus to his Mutinous Soldiers
188
Hannibal to the Carthaginian Army
190
Scipio to the Roman Army
192
Adherbal against the Violence of Jugurtha
194
jEschines against Demosthenes
197
Demosthenes to the Athenians
198
The Call of Poland Campbell
211
The Ocean Anonymous
212
The World Anonymous
213
Catiline on Hearing his Sentence of Banishment Croly
214
Theres Death in the Pot Anonymous
215
The Family Bible Anonymous
216
The Patriots Elysium Montgomery
217
What is Time Marsden
218
Macbeths Soliloquy Shakspeare
219
Henry V at the Siege of Harfleur Shakspeare
220
Henry V Encouraging Ills Soldiers Shakspeare
221
NewEnglands Dead MoLeUan
222
Ambition Heal
223
The Sailor Anonymous
224
Beautiful Soliloquy Taylor
225
Elijahs Interview Campbell
226
Byron Pallet
227
Song of Mac Murrough Scott
229
What is that Mother 1 Dome 30
230
34 Woman Campbell
231
PATHETIC AND ENTERTAINING
271
The Orphans Dream
277
Andrew Jones
283
Cassabianca
289
From Lalla Eookh
295
SELECTION PAGE 84 Lochinvar Scott
296
The Revelers Anonymous
297
The Boy and Snake Leicester
299
The Orphan Boy Thelwall
300
The Dying Brigand Anonymous
301
Hie Vulture of the Alps Anonymous
302
Ginevra Rogers
304
Celadon and Amelia Thompson
305
The Fireman Anonymous
306
Battle of Waterloo Byron
308
The Sailorboys Dream Dimond
309
The Neglected Child Bayly
311
Eliza Darwin
312
BethGelert or the Death of the Grayhound Spencer
313
Marco Bozzaris the Epaminondas of Modem Greece Halleck
315
The Maniac Lewis 117
317
The Fatherless Bayly
318
Lament for La Fayette Anonymous
320
We are Seven Wordsworth
321
Alonzo the Brave Lewis
323
The Owl Anonymous
326
The Maid of the Irm Soutkey
328
COMIC AND AMUSING 1 To an Old Wig Anonymous
331
The Infant Orator Everett
332
The AppleDumplings and George the Third Walcot
333
The Atheist and Acom Anonymous
334
The Ass and the Nightingale Krilov
335
The Young Fly and the Old Spider Wolcot
336
Spectacles or Helps to Read Byrom
337
The Schoolboys Complaint Anonymous
338
The Three Black Crows Byrom
339
The Gouty Merchant and the Stranger Anonymous
340
Misconception Anonymous
341
The Wind in a Frolic Howit
342
Short Answers Anonymous
343
Lodgings for Single Gentlemen Colman
344
The Rich Man and the Poor Man Khemnitzer
345
Petition of Young Ladies Anonymous
347
The Ant and the Butterfly Anonymous
348
Logic Anonymous
349
The Comet and the Great Bear Anonymous
350
The Pair of Beasts Anonymous 352
352
Apology for the Pig Southey
353
PaperA Conversational Pleasantry Franklin
355
Toby Tosspot Colman 35ft
356
ELECTION PACE 37 Frank Hayman Taylor
358
Christmas Times Anonymous
359
W The Cow and the Ass Anonymous
361
The Frenchman and the Rata Anonymous
362
Occasional Prologue Anonymous
364
Occasional Epilogue Anonymous
365
The Modem Rakes Progress Huriis
366
The Magpie or Bad Company Anonymous
367
PART THIRD DRAMATIC AND SENTIMENTAL 1 The Chamber of Sickness First Voice Second Voice Colton
371
The Greek Orphan Faspati Epaminondas Cotton
372
The Churchyard First Voice Second Voice Karamsin
373
Stranger Child Hemans
374
Raimond Procida Hemans
376
Mordent Lenox Holcraft
378
Aiberto Theodore Anonymous
379
Athelwold Edwin Pilgrim Mason
381
Caswallon FitzEdward Walker
382
Verner Tell Pierre Theodore Sarnem Michael Soldiers and People Knowlts
384
Druid Ehdurus Arviragus Mason
387
Raimond Procida Hemans
389
Hakon Erling Anonymous
391
Essex Southampton Lieutenant of the Tower Raleigh Jones
393
Caius Gracchus Drusus Knowles
396
Rienzi Colonna Ursini Frangipani Cafarello Angelo Savelli tne Nuncio Embassador Nobles Mitford
398
Vanoc Valens Anonymous
401
Gustavus Vasa Sivard Arnoldus Dlecarlians Brooke
404
Durazzo Garcia Perez Haynes
407
Penruddock Henry Cumberland
410
Catiline Aurclius Croly
413
22 Douglas Raby Moore
418
Verner Albert Tell Knowles
419
Prince Arthur Hubert Attendants Shakspeare
422
King Edward Warwick Suffolk Franklin
426
Caswallon Mador FitzEdward Walker
429
Bourbon Gonzales Kemble
433
Col Walsingham Baron Ilohendahl Alasco Shee
437
Saladin Malek Adhel Attendant Anonymous
442
Isidore Ordonio Coleridge
447
sI Virginius Dentatus Icilius Appius Titus Servius Lucius Citizens Knowles
452
Procida Montalba Guido Sicilians Hemans
457
Scene Second
459
Anonymous
463
How to Tell Bad News Mr H Steward Anonymous
464
Lovegold James Fielding
465
Alderman Smuggler Sir Harry Wildalr John Anonymous 4C6 5 Irish Courtesy Stranger OCallaghan Sedley
468
Robin Snacks Servant AUinghcm
470
Mordent Cheveril Holcroft
472
Colonel Arden Rissolle Anonymous
474
Captain Hardy Nathan Anonymous
476
Sir Francis Wronghead Manly Cibber
478
King Miller Courtier Anonymous
480
Ollapod Sir Charles Cropland Colman
483
Old Fickle Tristram Fickle AUinglutm
485
Doctor Wisepate Thady OKeen Robert Oulton
488
Prince Henry FalstafF Shaksptare
491
Sir Philip BUndford Ashfield Morton
494
Indigestion Dr Gregory Patient Anonymous
496
Captain Tackle Jack Bowlin Anonymous
498
Robin Roughhead Snacks Villagers AUmgham
501

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Page 175 - Hast thou given the horse strength? Hast thou clothed his neck with thunder? Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? The glory of his nostrils is terrible. He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: He goeth on to meet the armed men. He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted ; Neither turneth he back from the sword.
Page 176 - The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
Page 271 - And there lay the steed with his nostril all wide, 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 16 - It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish ? What would they have ? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery ? Forbid it, Almighty God ! I know not what course others may take;...
Page 178 - The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, Before his works of old. I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, Or ever the earth was. When there were no depths, I was brought forth ; When there were no fountains abounding with water. Before the mountains were settled, Before the hills was I brought forth...
Page 240 - Help me, Cassius, or I sink ! ' I, as ^Eneas our great ancestor Did from the flames of Troy upon his shoulder The old Anchises bear, so from the waves of Tiber Did I the tired Caesar. And this man Is now become a god, and Cassius is A wretched creature, and must bend his body If Caesar carelessly but nod on him.
Page 309 - Last noon beheld them full of lusty life, Last eve in Beauty's circle proudly gay ; The midnight brought the signal-sound of strife, The morn the marshalling in arms, the day Battle's magnificently-stern array.
Page 268 - Bacchus' blessings are a treasure, Drinking is the soldier's pleasure : Rich the treasure, Sweet the pleasure, Sweet is pleasure after pain. Soothed with the sound the king grew vain; Fought all his battles o'er again, And thrice he routed all his foes, and thrice he slew the slain!
Page 240 - tis true, this god did shake ; His coward lips did from their colour fly, And that same eye whose bend doth awe the world Did lose his lustre : I did hear him groan : Ay, and that tongue of his that bade the Romans Mark him and write his speeches in their books, Alas, it cried, 'Give me some drink, Titinius,
Page 179 - Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the gentiles shall come unto thee.

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