Knowles' Elocutionist: A First-class Rhetorical Reader and Recitation Book, Containing the Only Essential Principles of Elocution, Directions for Managing the Voice, Etc., Simplified and Expanded on a Novel Plan, with Numerous Pieces for Reading and Declamation, Designed for the Use of Schools and Colleges (Google eBook)

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C.J. Riker, 1847 - Elocution - 322 pages
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Contents

The Rainbow Campbell
64
The BattleField W C Bryant
65
The Broken Heart Percival 67 x
67
Against the American War Lord Chatham
68
Reply to the Duke of Grafton Lord Thurlow
71
Speech in Favour of the War of the Revolution Patrick Henry
72
Supposed Speech of John Adams in favour of signing the De claration of Independence D Webster
74
Character of Napoleon Bonaparte Channino
77
Character of Washington Lord Brougham
79
Washingtons Monument Anonymous
81
Corn Fields Mary Howitt
82
Eloquence and Logic From an Eulogy on H S Legare of South Carolina W C Preston
84
The Death of Leonidas Rev George Croly
87
Death for Our Country J G Percival
89
To One Departed T K Hervey
90
A Christian viewing Death Dewey
91
In favour of acknowledging the Independence of Greece Henry Clay
92
The Statue of the Belvidere Apollo Rev H H Milman
94
In favour of the American Revolution Josiah Quincy
96
Dignity of Human Nature Dewey
98
An Exhortation to the Study of Eloquence Cicero
99
The Muses Hopes for America Bistop Berkeley
101
The Lumberers StoryA Forest on Fire J J Audubon
102
The Heavenly Bodies Chalmers
105
The Same Subject continued Chalmers
108
The true Source of Reform Chapin
110
A Psalm of Life H W Longfellow
111
Employment of Winter Evenings by the Young Prentice
112
Books Robert Southey
114
Character of Pitt Grattan
116
Apostrophe to the Queen of France Burke
118
Story of the Siege of Calais Brooke
119
The same Story continued Brooke
121
Helvellyn Walter Seott 1 IS 41 Elegy in a Country Churchyard Gray
123
America and Ireland C Phillips
127
Tribute to Washington C Phillips
129
Defence of the Puritans T B Macaulay
131
Glenara Campbell
133
The Seen and the Unseen Ephraim Peabody
134
The Seventh Plague of Egvpt The Tempest Anon
137
Danger of Prematurely Tasking the Mental Powers of the Young A Brioham
139
Early History of Kentucky N A Review
142
The Fall of Napoleon C Phillips
144
God is Every Where Hugh Hutton
146
The Destruction of Sennacherib Byron
147
Hym i before Sunrise in the Vale of Chamouni Coleridge
148
Byron and his Poetry T B Macaulay
150
Origin of the French Revolution Channino
153
The Might with the Right Anonymous
155
Art Charles Sprague
156
Old Ironsides 0 W Holmes
157
On being Installed Rector of the University of Glas gow Lord Brougham
171
Lochiels Warning Campbell
173
Scene from the Tragedy of Catiline Rev G Croly
175
Commemorative of the First Settlement of New Eng land D Websteb
178
In Behalf of Catholic Emancipation Rev Sidney Smith
180
The Reward of Monarchs E Evebett
182
Reflections in Westminster Abbey Addison
184
The American Flag J R Drake
186
To a City Pigeon N P Willis
187
The First of March Horace Smith
188
Where is He? Henry JVeele
189
Character of Schiller Thomas Carlyle
190
Law Stevens
192
Contributions of the New World to the Old D Webster
194
Peroration to the Invective against Warren Hastings Sheridan
196
Panegyric on the Eloquence of Sheridan Burke
197
The Eternity of God JV C Brooks
202
Not on the Battle Field J Pierpont
204
85 Hours of Idleness Wordsworth
206
Fame Joanna Baillie
207
The Paupers Deathbed Mrs Southey
208
Last Scene of the Tragedy of Brutus J H Paine
209
On the Being of a God Young
211
Henry V to his Soldiers Shakspeare
213
Henry V s Speech before the Battle of Agincourt Ibid
214
Rolla to the Peruvians Sheridan
215
Catos Soliloquy on the Immortality of the Soul Addison
216
The Coral Grove J G Percival
217
On the Bill to refund to Gen Jackson the Fine imposed upon him at New Orleans 1815 W C Preston
218
On Arming for War with England 1811 H Clay
221
Love Southey
222
Rainy Weather W H Simmons
227
Hannibal to his Soldiers Litiy
228
Character of Columbus W iEvnto
239
A Ship under Full Sail R H Dana Jb
241
From his Inaugural Address on Entering upon the Presidency of the United States Jeffebson
242
Repudiation of the Charge of French Influence during the War of 1812 H Clay
245
Indifference to Popular Elections G McDuffie
247
Brutus on the Death of Cassar Shalcspeare
249
On Increasing the Army preparatory to the War of 1812 J C Calhoun
252
Exhortation against Subjection to Foreign Influence Geo Washington
259
Adams and Jefferson W Wirt
260
Anecdote of Napoleon Duchess dAbrantes
262
Reply to Sir Robert Walpole Lord Chatham
264
Scene from Pizarro Sheridan
265
The Jubilee of the Constitution J Q Adams
275
A Literary Dinner Irving
277
Edmund Burke Blackwoods Magazine
287
Character of Lord Bacon T B Macaulay
289
On Legal Reform G C Verplanck
296
Capabilities of Humanity S S Randall
298

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Page 251 - tis his will : Let but the Commons hear this testament, (Which, pardon me, I do not mean to read,) And they would go and kiss dead Caesar's wounds, And dip their napkins...
Page 148 - And there lay the steed with his nostril all wide, But through it there roll'd 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 125 - The applause of listening senates to command, The threats of pain and ruin to despise, To scatter plenty o'er a smiling land, And read their history in a nation's eyes...
Page 244 - Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political: peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none: the support of the State governments in all their rights, as the most competent administrations for our domestic concerns, and the surest bulwarks against anti-republican tendencies...
Page 243 - If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this Union or to change its republican form, let them stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.
Page 72 - Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with those warlike preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled that force must be called in to win back our love ? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir.
Page 250 - Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; > I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil, that men do, lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones; \ So let it be with Caesar.
Page 148 - Arve and Arveiron at thy base Rave ceaselessly ; but thou, most awful form, Risest from forth thy silent sea of pines, How silently ! Around thee and above Deep is the air and dark, substantial, black, An ebon mass : methinks thou piercest it, As with a wedge ! But when I look again, It is thine own calm home, thy crystal shrine, Thy habitation from eternity ! 0 dread and silent mount ! I gazed upon thee, Till thou, still present to the bodily sense, Didst vanish from my thought : entranced in prayer,...
Page 109 - And God set them in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth, And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
Page 249 - As Caesar loved me, I weep for him; as he was fortunate, I rejoice at it; as he was valiant, I honour him; but, as he was ambitious, I slew him.

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