The American Speaker: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and Exercises on Pronunciation, Pauses, Inflections, Accent, and Emphasis: Also, Copious Extracts in Prose and Poetry ...

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C. Desilver, 1855 - Elocution - 444 pages
 

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Contents

S Fame a commendable Passion
75
fi Character of Mr Pitt
77
The Truth frees us from the slavish Fear of Death
79
Funeral Eulogium on Dr Franklin 80 u 9 The Speech of a Roman Officer to his Soldiers
81
Song from the Lady of the Lake
83
The Art of Criticism
84
Against Suicide
85
Speech of Richard Henry Lee in Congress 5th of June 1776 in favour of the Declaration of Independence
87
Speech of Patrick Henry before the Virginia Convention of Delegates March 1775
92
Specimen of the Eloquence of James Otis
97
Vindication of Spain pronounced during the Debate on the Seminole War in Congress 1819
99
Close of an Oration on the Death of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
101
Great Effects result from little Causes
102
The Grave of the Indian Chief
103
To the Eagle
104
Hymn of the Moravian Nuns at the Consecration of Pu laskis Banner 106 v
106
Extract from a Speech of G Morris in Congress on the Navigation of the Mississippi
108
Gen Washington to his Troops delivered before the Battle of Long Island 1776 110
110
Extract from the Address of the American Congress to the Inhabitants of Great Britain 1775
111
Character of Blannerhassett
113
Extract from Mr Haynes Speech in the Senate of the United States 1830
115
National Glory
116
Marco Bozzaris
118
The Sword
119
Speech of Salathiel in favour of resisting the Roman Power
120
of Virginia in favour of permitting the British Refugees to return to the United States
122
Extract from a Speech of John Randolph in the Convention of Virginia in 18291830
125
Second Extract from the same
126
The Torch of Liberty
127
Character of William Penn
129
Speech of a Christian Martyr
130
Property an Element of Society
131
Whats hallowed Ground 1
134
Speech of Raab Kiuprtli
137
Extract from a Speech of Mr G Morris on the Judiciary Establishment
138
Decision of Character
140
Bonaparte to the Army of Italy
142
On a future State
143
On the Works and Attributes of the Almighty
144
On the Beauties of Nature
145
On Autumn
146
Extract from a Speech of James Wilson in the Convention for the Province of Pennsylvania in Vindication of the Colonies January 1775
148
The Soldiers Dream
152
Second Extract from the same
154
Third Extract from the same
156
Fourth Extract from the same
158
Fifth Extract from the same
159
The Battle of Busaco
161
Boadicea an Ode
162
On the Downfall of Poland
163
On ancient Greece
165
Loudhons Attacka Hungarian Warsong
166
The Day of Judgment
167
Extract from a Speech of Edmund Randolph on the Expe diency of adopting the Federal Constitution delivered in the Convention of Virginia June 6...
169
54 Second Extract from the same
170
Tnird Extract from the Speech of Edmund Randolph
175
The dying Chief
178
The Mariners Dream
179
The American Patriots Song
181
IVl Extract from a Speech of Robert G Harper on the Necessity of resisting the Aggressions and Encroachments of France delivered in the House of ...
183
Song of Outalissi
191
The Burial of Sir John Moore
192
Battle Hymn
193
Extract from a Speech of James A Bayard on the Judiciary Act delivered in the House of Representatives of the United States February 19 1802
196
Extract from a Speech of John Randolph in Committee of the whole House of Representatives on Mr Greggs Resolution to prohibit the Importation o...
198
Second Extract from the same
200
Dress and Armour of Sir Hudibras
204
Description of Wyoming
206
Song of the Greek Bard
207
Description of the Minstrel
210
Description of Rome
212
Invocation
213
Extract from a Speech of John Randolph delivered in the House of Representatives of the United States December
214
Second Extract from the same
216
A Farewell to Scotland
220
Arria
221
The Mariners Song
222
Aspirations of Youth
223
The Homes of England
224
Extract from Roderick the last of the Goths
225
The African Chief
226
The Greek Partisan
227
Speech of John C Calhoun in the House of Representatives of the United States December 12 1811
228
Conclusion of the Speech of John C Calhoun
233
Conclusion of Mr Clays Speech on the same Question
259
Extract from a Speech of John Randolph on the same Ques tion
265
Second Extract from the same Speech
267
An Indian at the Buryingplace of his Fathers
270
The Treasures of the Deep
272
The Close of Autumn
273
The Coral Grove
274
Lord Byrons last Verses
275
The Bugle
276
A Health
277
Extract from Mr Websters Speech at the Dinner in honour of the Memory of Washington in the City of Washington February 22 1832
278
Extract from Mr Haynes Speech on the Tariff Bill in Con gress January 1S32
281
The Mountain Church
285
The Mother and her Infants
286
Scene in the burning of Rome by Nero
287
Extract from Mr Websters Speech on the Trial ofJ F Knapp
290
The Value of the Bible
293
The Pleasures and Pains of the Student
294
Mary Anna Gibbes the young Heroine of Stono 298
298
The first Crusaders before Jerusalem
301
James Oglethorpe
304
25 Address of Daniel Webster to the Survivors of the Battle of Bunker Hill delivered at the laying of the Cornerstone of the Bunker Hill Monument
306
Tne Patronage of Sovereigns
308
The Mothers of the West 81K 128 Extract from the Partisan 811
311
Extent of Country not dangerous to the Union 817
317
Extract from President Jeffersons Inaugural Address
319
Nature
321
Extract from Mr MDuffies Speech on Corruption
322
On the Measure of the Irish Union
324
Speech of Robert Emmett at the close of his Trial for High Treason
326
Right of Discovery
328
Right of Cultivation
330
Mr Clays Speech on Occasion of introducing his Public Lands Bill
332
Extract from Sir James MIntoshs Speech on the Trial of M Peltier
335
139 A merica 33C 140 Speech on the Catholic Question
340
The Patriots Hope
342
Character of true Eloquence 643
343
43 The Best of Classics
344
The Love of Country and of Home 845
345
No Excellence without Labour
346
46 The Passing of the Rubicon
347
To the American Flag 348 s 148 Influence of great Actions dependent on their Results
350
A Political Pause
351
Prevalence of War
352
Impressions derived from the Study of History
354
Noble Burst of Judicial Eloquence Delivered in the cele brated Case of the King against John Wilkes
355
Speech of Lord Chancellor Thurlow in the House of Lords in Reply to the Duke of Grafton
357
Conduct of La Fayette in the American Revolution 358
358
The Mob
359
National Recollections the Foundation of National Character
360
Exposure to the Horrors of Indian Outrage
362
Arnold Winkelried
363
The Atheist and the Acorn
364
The Indian 366
365
The three black Crows
367
New England
368
Las Casas dissuading from Battle
370
Character of La Fayette
371
The same subject continued
373
Misconception
376
Character of Napoleon Bonaparte
377
Alexander the Great and a Robber
379
Thanatopsis
380
The Diamond Ring
383
The Characters of Jefferson and Napoleon contrasted
387
Conduct of La Fayette in the Revolution of 1830
390
A parental Ode to my Son aged three Years and five Months
393
Trial of Roaring Ralph
395
The poor Scholar and little Boy
397
Thomas of Torres
399
The last Scene of Thomas of Torres
402
The Bully
403
The Quack
407
The Village Lawyer
419
Affected Madness
424
Scene from Oralloossa in which the Destruction of the Coya is plotted by Manco and her Lover Almagro
426
Scene from Oralloossa in which the Inca endeavours to bring back his Subjects to their Allegiance
427
Colonel Arden and Rissolle
432
Scene from the Gladiator
434
The Miser
437
Scene from Rienzi
439
Scene from Catiline
442
Scene from William Tell
445

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Page 92 - I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past.
Page 94 - They tell us, sir, that we are weak — unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house?
Page 320 - 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. I know, indeed, that some honest men fear that a republican government cannot be strong; that this government is not strong enough. But would the honest patriot, in ' the full tide of successful experiment, abandon a government which has so far kept us free and...
Page 92 - Are we disposed to be of the number of those who having eyes see not, and having ears hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst and to provide for it.
Page 94 - There is a just God, who presides over the destinies of nations ; and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone ; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.
Page 382 - Old ocean's gray and melancholy waste, — Are but the solemn decorations all Of the great tomb of man. The golden sun, The planets, all the infinite host of heaven, Are shining on the sad abodes of death, Through the still lapse of ages. All that tread The globe are but a handful to the tribes That slumber in its bosom...
Page 274 - And now, when comes the calm, mild day, as still such days will come, To call the squirrel and the bee from out their winter home...
Page 86 - The bell strikes One. We take no note of time But from its loss : to give it then a tongue Is wise in man. As if an angel spoke I feel the solemn sound. If heard aright, It is the knell of my departed hours.
Page 73 - I consider the vanity of grieving for those whom we must quickly follow : when I see kings lying by those who deposed them, when I consider rival wits placed side by side, or the holy men that divided the world with their contests and disputes, I reflect with sorrow and astonishment on the little competitions, factions, and debates of mankind.
Page 193 - Now let there be the merry sound of music and of dance, Through thy corn-fields green, and sunny vines, oh pleasant land of France ! And thou, Rochelle, our own Rochelle, proud city of the waters, Again let rapture light the eyes of all thy mourning daughters. As thou wert constant in our ills, be joyous in our joy, For cold, and stiff, and still are they who wrought thy walls annoy.

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