The American Union Speaker: Containing Standard and Recent Selections in Prose and Poetry, for Recitation and Declamation, in Schools, Academies and Colleges : with Introductory Remarks on Elocution, and Explanatory Notes

Front Cover
Thompson, Brown, 1875 - Readers - 536 pages
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Our Duties to the Republic
50
Spartacus to the Gladiators
52
40 No Extension of Slave Territory R C Winthrop
54
National Monument to Washington
56
Winthrop 42 The Perfect Orator Anonymous
57
Necessity of a Pure National Morality
58
Beecher 44 On the Irish Disturbance Bill
59
OConnell
60
Gustavus Vasa to the Dalecarlians Anonymous
61
Nobility of Labor 0 Dewey
62
Salathiel to Titus
63
An Appeal to the Loyalty of South Carolina A Jackson 50 The Same Concluded A Jackson
65
Burr and Blennerhassett W Wirt
66
Cause for Indian Resentment W Wirt
69
Speech on the British Treaty
70
F Ames 54 Speech against a Libeller
72
Griffin
73
New England and the Union S S Prentiss
74
On sending Relief to Ireland S S Prentiss
75
The New England Common School
76
S S Prentiss
77
Christianity the Source of Reform
78
E H Chapin 59 Northern Laborers
79
Naylor
80
Broughams Attack on Canning described Anonymous 61 South Carolina during the Revolution R Y Hayne 62 Incompetency of Parliament
83
Plunkett
84
Washington
85
Phillips 64 Education C Phillips
86
Character of Napoleon Bonaparte C Phillips
87
A Collision of Vices
88
G Canning 67 Measures not Men G Canning
89
Parliamentary Reform Lord Broughum
91
Denunciation of Slavery Lord Brougham
92
The Teachers of Mankind Lord Brougham
93
The Greatness of Washington
95
Lord Brougham 72 Washington a Man of Genius E P Whipple
96
Irish Aliens and English Victories R L Sheil
98
The Iliad and the Bible Dr Wayland
100
On admitting California into the Union W H Seward 76 A Highway to the Pacific
102
T H Benton
103
Address to Polish Exiles in London L Kossuth
104
Kossuth on his Credentials L Kossuth
105
Eulogy on OConnell
106
W H Seward 80 National Bankruptcy
107
A Tribute to Massachusetts
108
Sumner 82 Robespierres Last Speech Robespierre
109
The Mayflower and the Pilgrims
111
E Everett 84 The Discovery of America E Everett
112
Adams and Jefferson E Everett
113
The Indian Chief to the White Settler E Everett
114
The Men of SeventySix E Everett
116
The Same Concluded E Everett
117
Our Common Schools E Everett
119
Websters greatest Parliamentary Effort E Everett
120
What Good will the Monument
122
E Everett 92 Emancipation of the Catholics of Ireland
123
J P Curran 93 The Public Informer J P Curran
124
Red Jackets Speech to the Missionary Cram 95 Partition of Poland
127
J Fox 96 National Disgrace C J
128
A Political Pause C J
129
Washingtons Sword and Franklins Staff J R Adams 99 The Right of Petition by Woman
132
J R Adams
134
Lord Mansfield 101 Scorn to be Slaves
135
J Warren 102 Loss of the Arctic
136
H W Beecher 103 The Glory and Grandeur of Peace
138
Sumner 104 Ancient and Modern Productions C Sumner
139
The Abolition of the Slave Trade W Pitt 106 Let there be Light
143
H Mann 107 True Eloquence
144
Webster 108 South Carolina and Massachusetts D Webster
145
African Slave Trade D Webster 110 Supposed Speech of John Adams D Webster
147
The Same Concluded
151
Webster
152
Influence of the Character of Washington D Webster 113 Public Opinion
154
Webster 114 The Murderers Secret D Webster
155
The Same Concluded D Webster
156
Defence of American Clergymen D Webster
157
Peaceable Secession impossible D Webster
158
Aspirations of Youth
159
Liberty and Union D Webster
160
Events Great because of their Results D Webster
161
The Future of America D Webster
163
Liberty of Speech D Webster
164
Washington to the Present Generation D Webster
165
The Platform of the Constitution D Webster
166
The Veterans of the Battle of Bunker Hill D Webster 125 Reply to the Reflections of Mr Walpole Lord Chatham 126 Speech against the American W...
171
Speech against Employing Indians in War Lord Chatham 128 Honorable Ambition A Clay
174
The Noblest Public Virtue 1 Clay
175
Plea for the Union H Clay
176
Song of the Shirt
177
National Glory H Clay
178
Brutus on the Death of Cćsar
179
Hamlets Address to the Players Shakspeare 134 Fałstaffs Description of his Soldiers Shakspeare
180
Soliloquy on Character Shakspeare
182
Death of Hamilton
183
Dr Nott 137 Invective against Mr Flood H Grattan
184
Reply to Mr Corry H Grattan
187
Speech of Titus Quinctius to the Romans Anonymous
188
The Three Beats
189
The Boston Massacre John Hancock
190
Enterprise of New England
191
E Burke 142 The Right of England to Tax America E Burke
192
Description of Junius E Burke
193
True Statesmanship E Burke
194
The Barons Last Banquet
195
The Queen of France and the Spirit of Chivalry E Burke 146 Peroration of Opening Speech against Hastings E Burke 147 Peroration of Closing Spee...
199
Extract from Demosthenes Demosthenes
200
Speak Gently
201
Extract from Demosthenes on the Crown Demosthenes
202
Queen Elizabeth
203
J Mackintosh
204
The Free Press
205
J Mackintosh 153 The Liberty of the Press
206
Lord Erskine 154 British Tyranny in India Lord Erskine
207
Declaration of Right H Grattan
209
Politics and Religion J M Mason
210
Lord Ullins Daughter
213
WarSong of the Greeks 1822
217
Old Ironsides
218
Charge of the Light Brigade
219
Arnold Winkelreid
220
New Englands Dead
221
Never Give
222
Marco Bozzaris
223
The American Flag
224
PAGE
225
Burial of Sir John Moore
226
The Maniac
227
Rienzi to the Romans
228
The Bell of the Atlantic
229
The Struggle for Fame
230
The SailorBoys Dream
231
Entry of the Austrians into Naples
232
Soliloquy of Hamlets Uncle
242
Perseverance keeps Honor bright
243
Macbeths Soliloquy
244
Romeo in the Garden
245
Polonius to Laertes
246
Wolsey on being cast off by the King
247
Wolsey to Cromwell
248
Griffiths Description of Wolsey
249
Public Rumor
266
The Education of the
267
Washingtons Birthday February 22 1864
269
Honor to our Heroes
270
Limit to Human Dominion
271
The Commencement of the AntiSlavery Move W Phillips
272
On the Ordinance of Secession in the Georgia Convention
273
Patriotism
274
Political Morality
275
Ideas the Life of a People
276
American BattleFlags
277
Manhood and Country before Wealth and Lux
278
Our Countrys Greatest Glory
279
Our National Anniversary
280
James Otis
281
The Reconstruction of Louisiana
282
The Bible Its Influence
283
The Bible Its Deep and Lasting Power
284
The Perpetuity of the Union
285
Samuel Adams
286
Heroism of the Minute Men at Lexington
287
T Campbell
301
Miss Jewsbury 0 W Holmes A Tennyson
311
J Montgomery
312
Lellan
313
Anonymous
314
F G Halleck
316
J R Drake
318
W E Aytoun
321
Wolfe
322
Lewis
324
Miss Mitford Mrs Sigourney
327
Mackay
329
Dimond T Moore Körner
333
G P Morris
334
G Croly
335
Lord Byron Lord Byron Lord Byron
336
Milton
341
Shakspeare Shukspeare Shakspeare Shakspeare Shakspeare Shakspeare Shakspeare Shakspeare Shakspeare Shakspeare PAGE 306 307 308 309 311 ...
344
347
348
RECENT SELECTIONS PROSE
353
355
356
The Orators of Revolutions 251 The Eloquence of Revolutions 252 American Nationality 253 The Same Continued
358
The Same Concluded
359
The National Ensign 256 An Appeal to the People 257 The Assault on Charles Sumner 258 Strength of the Government 259 The Higher Law 260 St...
360
Winthrop
361
J Bright A Burlingame
364
T Parsons
366
A P Peabody
367
G B Cheever
368
Sumner C Sumner
369
A Lincoln
372
G W Curtis
374
Fremont
375
390
391
W Holmes
393
Bishop Whipple
395
A H Rice
397
Sumner
398
N P Banks
400
T Parker 400 T Parker
401
S Dickinson
403
G W Curtis
405
R H Dana Jr
407
Our Countrys Call
408
Not
410
The American Flag
411
Lexington 1875
412
The Great Bell Roland
413
The Massachusetts Line
416
On the Shores of Tennessee
417
91
418
A BattleSong for Freedom
419
The Voice of the North
421
The Watchers
422
Barbara Frietchie 299 Fall of the Indian Heroes 300 Union and Liberty 301 Sheridans Ride 302 The Execution of Montrose 303 The Face against the...
424
136
436
PROSE
439
Mr Puffs Account of Himself 306 Lyceum Speech of Mr Orator Climax 307 Bullum vs Boatum C Dickens
444
R B Sheridan Anonymous G A Stevens 441 444
445
Pleading Extraordinary Anonymous
449
Fuss at Fires Anonymous
451
Mr Pepperages Peroration Anonymous
452
Fourth of July Oration C F Brown
453
Mark Twain on European Guides S L Clemens
455
The Duel T Hood
459
Music for the Million T Hood
461
Ode to my Boy aged Three Years T Hood
465
The Height of the Ridiculous 0 W Holmes
467
The September Gale 0 W Holmes
468
Love and Murder Anonymous
470
The Removal Anonymous
472
Nongtongpaw C Dibdin
473
The Swells Soliloquy on the War Vanity Fair
474
The Alarmed Skipper J T Fields
475
The ColdWater Man J G Saxe
476
J Pierpont
479
How to have what we Like Horace Smith
481
The Three Black Crows Byrom
482
92
483
The Throes of Science F Bret Harte
484
The Smack in School E W Palmer
485
STANDARD DIALOGUES 331 Prince Arthur of Bretagne Shakspeare
489
Quarrel of Brutus and Cassius Shakspeare
493
Dogberrys Charge Shakspeare
496
Indigestion Anonymous
499
The Two Robbers Dr Aiken
501
The Miser Fielding
503
The Letter Anonymous
505
The Frenchmans Lesson Anonymous
506
How to Tell Bad News Anonymous
507
The Choleric Father R B Sheridan
509
Rolla and Alonzo R B Sheridan
512
The English Traveller Anonymous
514
The Embryo Lawyer Allingham
517
97
524
114
525
12C 122 123 124 126 127
526
132
527
144
528
174
529
20 202 203 205 206 207 209 210
530
374
535
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 341 - Ingratitude, more strong than traitors' arms, Quite vanquished him : then burst his mighty heart ; And, in his mantle muffling up his face, Even at the base of Pompey's statue, Which all the while ran blood, great Caesar fell.
Page 218 - As home his footsteps he hath turned, From wandering on a foreign strand ? If such there breathe, go mark him well ; For him no minstrel raptures swell ; High though his titles, proud his name, Boundless his wealth as wish can claim ; Despite those titles, power, and pelf, The wretch concentered all in self, Living, shall forfeit fair renown, And, doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonored, and unsung.
Page 179 - Be not too tame, neither, but let your own discretion be your tutor; suit the action to the word, the word to the action; with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature; for anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was and is to hold, as 'twere, the mirror up to nature; to show virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time his form and pressure.
Page 219 - Eske River where ford there was none: But ere he alighted at Netherby gate The bride had consented, the gallant came late: For a laggard in love, and a dastard in war Was to wed the fair Ellen of brave Lochinvar. So boldly he...
Page 178 - Who is here so base, that would be a bondman ? If any, speak ; for him have I offended. Who is here so rude, that would not be a Roman ? If any, speak ; for him have I offended. Who is here so vile, that will not love his country ? If any, speak ; for him have I offended. I pause for a reply.
Page 348 - The letter, as I live, with all the business I writ to his holiness. Nay, then, farewell ! I have touch'd the highest point of all my greatness ; And, from that full meridian of my glory, I haste now to my setting : I shall fall Like a bright exhalation in the evening, And no man see me more.
Page 209 - O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep, Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes, What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep, As it fitfully blows, now conceals, now discloses?
Page 347 - tis not to me she speaks: Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven, Having some business, do entreat her eyes To twinkle in their spheres, till they return. What if her eyes were there, they in her head; The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars, As daylight doth a lamp; her eye in heaven Would through the airy region stream so bright, That birds would sing, and think it were not night. See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand! O, that I were a glove upon that hand, That I might touch...
Page 292 - When thou art gone, the solemn brood of care Plod on, and each one, as before, will chase His favorite phantom; yet all these shall leave Their mirth and their employments, and shall come And make their bed with thee. As the long train Of ages...
Page 335 - There was a sound of revelry by night. And Belgium's capital had gathered then Her beauty and her chivalry ; and bright The lamps shone o'er fair women and brave men : A thousand hearts beat happily ; and when Music arose with its voluptuous swell, Soft eyes looked love to eyes which spake again ; And all went merry as a marriage-bell, But hush ! hark ! a deep sound strikes like a rising knell.

Bibliographic information