Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the Improvement of Youth in Reading and Speaking

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Isaiah Thomas, Jr., 1814 - Elocution - 407 pages
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Parting of Hector and Adroroaehe Homer 205
t Overthrow of the rebel angels ib
t On doing as we would be done unto Itterbury
On the death of Christ Blair
Pleadings of Cicero against Verres
Calisthenes reproof of Clcons flattery
Publius Scipio to the Roman army ib 320
Canuleius to the Roman consuls Hooke
Jupiter to the inferior deities Homer
Priuli and Jaffier Venice Preserved
Cardinal Wolsey and Cromwell Henry rIlJ
Sir Charles and Lady Racket Three weeks after marriage
Brutus and Cassius Shakespeares JuUus Cesar
IT Speeches and Soliloquies 1 Hamlets advice to the players Tragedy of HauUr
Douglas account of himself Tragedy of Douglas 170
the hermit ib
Semproniui speech for war Tragedy of Cato
soliloquy on the contents of a letter Ui
Othellos apology for his marriage Tragedy of Othello
Henry IVs soliloquy on sleep 2 Henry IV
Bobadils method of defeating an army Every man in his humor
Soliloquy of Hamlets uncle on the murder of his brother Tragedy of Hamlet
Soliloquy of Hamlet on death ib
FalstatTs encomiums on sack 2 Henry IV ib 14 Prologue to the Tragedy of Cato Pope
Catos soliloquy on the immortality of the soul Tragedy of Cato
Speech of Henry V at the siege of Harfleur Shakespeares Henry V 351
before the battle of Agincourt ib
Seliloquy of Dick the apprentice Farce the apprentice ib 20 Cassius instigating Hrutus to join the conspiracy against Cesar Tragedy of Julius Cesar
Brutus harrangue on the death of Cesar ib
Antonys oration over Cesars body ib ib 23 Falstans soliloquy on honor HenrylV
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Page 258 - Haste thee, nymph, and bring with* thee Jest and youthful Jollity. Quips and cranks, and wanton wiles, Nods and becks, and wreathed smiles, Such as hang on Hebe's cheek, And love to live in dimple sleek; Sport that wrinkled Care derides, And Laughter holding both his sides.
Page 379 - And you, good yeomen, Whose limbs were made in England, show us here The mettle of your pasture; let us swear That you are worth your breeding : which I doubt not; For there is none of you so mean and base, That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
Page 384 - Yet Brutus says he was ambitious; And, sure, he is an honourable man. I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke, But here I am to speak what I do know. You all did love him once, not without cause; What cause withholds you then to mourn for him ? O judgment, thou art fled to brutish beasts, And men have lost their reason! — Bear with me; My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar, And I must pause, till it come back to me.
Page 378 - The wide, the unbounded prospect lies before me : But shadows, clouds, and darkness, rest upon it. Here will I hold. If there's a power above us (And that there is, all Nature cries aloud Through all her works), he must delight in virtue ; And that which he delights in must be happy.
Page 247 - With charm of earliest birds; pleasant the sun, When first on this delightful land he spreads His orient beams, on herb, tree, fruit, and flower, Glistering with dew; fragrant the fertile earth After soft showers; and sweet the coming on Of grateful evening" mild; then silent night With this her solemn bird, and this fair moon, And these the gems of heaven, her starry train...
Page 382 - Caesar carelessly but nod on him. He had a fever when he was in Spain ; And, when the fit was on him, I did mark How he did shake : 'tis true, this god did shake : His coward lips did from their color fly ; And that same eye, whose bend doth awe the world, Did lose his lustre.
Page 373 - My story being done, She gave me for my pains a world of sighs: She swore, in faith, twas strange, 'twas passing strange, Twas pitiful, 'twas wondrous pitiful: She wish'd she had not heard it, yet she wish'd That heaven had made her such a man...
Page 382 - Why should that name be sounded more than yours? Write them together, yours is as fair a name; Sound them, it doth become the mouth as well; Weigh them, it is as heavy; conjure with 'em, Brutus will start a spirit as soon as Caesar.
Page 391 - True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, \ As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. \ Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an Echo to the sense...
Page 370 - My liege, I did deny no prisoners. But, I remember, when the fight was done, When I was dry with rage, and extreme toil, Breathless and faint, leaning upon my sword, Came there a certain lord, neat, trimly...

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