The elocutionist: consisting of declamations and readings in prose and poetry for the use of colleges and schools

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A.H. Maltby, 1836 - Oratory - 392 pages
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Contents

Address to the surviving soldiers of the revolution
28
Mr Hamiltons speech on the federal constitution
30
XIMorality essential to true greatness
32
Supposed speech of John Adams
34
Extract from Mirabeaus speech on Neckars Finance
37
Erskines speech on Paines Age of Reason
39
Lord Chathams speech in the house of lords on the ad dress to the throne Nov 181777
43
Speech of Patrick Henry
47
Hamlets address to the players
50
Curran for Finnerty the printer
51
Extract from Mr Websters speech on the Greek revo
54
Extract from a speech of Mr Burkes on Junius
55
Reply of lord Thurlow to the duke of Grafton
56
Extract from the plea of Thomas Muir esq
57
On dueling
59
Erskine for Cuthell
60
Currans remarks on Armstrong
62
Duty of a member of parliament
64
Tribute to the enterprising spirit of the NewEngland colonists
65
Mr Burkes opinion relative to the right of taxing America
67
Mr Ames on the British treaty
68
Extract from a speech of Mr Fox on the French war
70
Curran on the employment and character of Informers
71
Unprecedented growth of American population
73
Rapid growth of America
74
Speech of Philips for a gardener
76
On an address to the throne
82
Extract from general Washingtons address to the American army in 1783
84
Speech of Mr James Otis
86
Extract from an appeal to the Irish parliament
88
Col Banes speech on the stampact bill
90
Extract from Mr Quinceys speech on foreign relations
93
Extract from the speech of Sir James Mackintosh
97
Extracts from ErsUines speech for Stockdale
100
Hyder Ali
109
Advantages of an English origin
112
Destruction of Scio
114
Potent agency of steam
115
Conclusion of Rev Robert Halls sermon before the volunteers of Bristol in the prospect of invasion by France
117
On the death of Hamilton
119
The upright lawyer
121
Characteristics of a christian patriot
123
LIISecrets of guilt never safe from detection
125
Redgauntlets address to his nephew
128
Falstaffs ragged regiment
131
Reply of Rob Roy McGregor to Mr Osbaldistone
132
The philosophy of hatred
134
lution 54
136
Defence of J A Williams
139
On atheism
140
The present systems of education defective
142
Conclusion of Dr Rushs chapter on the mode of in struction in elocution
145
Industry necessary to the attainment of eloquence
147
Discovery of America by Columbus
149
Execution of the earl of Argyle
156
Battle of Hastings
158
Description of Cadiz
162
LXVIICharacter of Cromwell
163
Character of Howard
167
Character of Cowpers poetry
169
Anecdotes of Mozart
173
Influence of the natural laws on the happiness of in dividuals
176
Same subject continued
183
Stagecoach
231
LXXXH Diedrich Knickerbockers NewEngland farmer
235
Not at home
237
Ca3e of Lord Mansfields wig
239
The mice 244
244
A state of probation considered with reference to Divine goodness
245
LXXXVIl The telescope and microscope
249
On sincerity
250
LXXX1X Religion the only basis of society
252
XCWithout God in the world
253
On gaming
255
Mementos of the instability of human existence
257
Effects of the bible on the intellectual character
261
On the memory of our fathers
264
Revelations Chapter v
266
Psalm cxxxix
267
Ode to Disappointment
268
Lucy
269
Ode sung at the funeral of Dr Spurzheim
273
To R waterfowl
274
The Chevaliers lament
275
Catherina
276
The Old Man
278
On Prayer
280
CVILWhat is Time
281
The Poplar Field
282
Elegy in a country church yard
283
Inscription for the entrance into a wood 236
286
CXIGertrude
287
CXIIGreece
289
Against Procrastination
290
Discipline
291
The Apostrophe to Light
294
CXVLThe Millennium
295
Morning Hymn
297
Address to the Ocean
299
The Thunder Storm
301
Address to a Mummy
303
To a Musquito
305
CXXH Frost CXXIII Epistle to Joseph Hill
308
The Cameleon CXXV Report of an adjudged case
312
Paper a conversational pleasantry
313
The country Bumpkin and Razor seller CXXVIII The Gascon Peasant and the Flies
316
Lodgings for Single Gentlemen
318
The fat Actor and the Rustic CXXXI The Old Cheese
321
The March to Moscow
323
CXXX11I The New Castle Apothecary CXXXIV The Modest Retort
328
To a Pig
329
CXXXVIHotspurs Description of a Fop
331
The Sailor Boys dream
332
CXXXV1II The battle of Blenheim
334
The Isles of Greece
336
Ode to Madness
338
Funeral of Arvalan
341
Casablanca CXLIII Marco Bozzaris
348
CXLIVHohenlinden
350
Satan calling the Fallen Angels
351
Othellos Address to the Senate
353
Speech of Henry V before Harfleur CXLV1II Antonys Funeral Oration CXLIX Antonys Address to Cajsars body CL Meeting of Satan and Death at t...
359
Scene from the Tragedy of King John
362
Tent scene between Brutus and Cassius
366
CLII1 Coriolanus and Aufidius
370

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Page 356 - And Brutus is an honorable man. He hath brought many captives home to Rome, Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill; Did this in Caesar seem ambitious? When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept; Ambition should be made of sterner stuff: Yet Brutus says he was ambitious, And Brutus is an honorable man.
Page 283 - The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea, The ploughman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me. Now fades the glimmering landscape on the sight, And all the air a solemn stillness holds, Save where the beetle wheels his droning flight, And drowsy tinklings lull the distant folds...
Page 274 - Whither, midst falling dew, While glow the heavens with the last steps of day, Far, through their rosy depths, dost thou pursue Thy solitary way? Vainly the fowler's eye Might mark thy distant flight to do thee wrong, As, darkly painted on the crimson sky, Thy figure floats along.
Page 25 - It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the queen of France, then the dauphiness, at Versailles; and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision. I saw her just above the horizon, decorating and cheering the elevated sphere she just began to move in, glittering like the morning star, full of life, and splendour, and joy.
Page 50 - If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery ! Our chains are forged. Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable, and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come! It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry peace! peace!
Page 284 - Perhaps in this neglected spot is laid Some heart once pregnant with celestial fire; Hands, that the rod of empire might have sway'd, Or waked to ecstasy the living lyre: But knowledge to their eyes her ample page Rich with the spoils of time, did ne'er unroll; Chill penury repressed their noble rage, And froze the genial current of the soul.
Page 354 - Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; Or close the wall up with our English dead ! In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility : But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger...
Page 295 - Thus with the year Seasons return ; but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine ; But cloud instead, and everduring dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and for the book of knowledge fair Presented with a universal blank Of nature's works, to me expunged and rased, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out.
Page 266 - After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands ; and cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.
Page 47 - 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.

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