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Contents

Burke
225
Robert Hall
238
Blair
244
Logan
251
Chalmers
259
HEADINGS IN SENATORIAL AND JUDICIAL ELOQUENCE
267
Mr Pitt Lord Chatham in Reply to Mr Horaco Walpole 2 Lord Chatham Mr Pitt on the American War
268
Lord Mansfield on Privilege of Parliament
270
Mr Grattan on the National Grievances
272
Lord Erskine in favour of Mr Hardy
273
Sir James Mackintosh on the Liberty of the British Press 7 Mr Bnrke on Conciliating the Colonies 8 Mr Canning on the Slave Trade
278
Mr Lord Brougham on the State of the Law
281
Mr Lord Brougham on Negro Slavery
283
Mr Webster on Slavery in the United States 13 Mr Patrick Henry on British Government in America
285
Contest between Mr Flood and Mr Grattan
287
Mr Grattan in Reply to Mr Corry 16 Mr Curran in Defence of Mr Finnery
291
Mr Curran on Universal Emancipation
292
Lord Erskine in Defence of Mr Stockdale
293
Sauls Address Byron
301
The Dying Chief Mrs Maclean The Burial of Sir John Moore Wolfe The Destruction of Sennacherib Byron
302
The Battle of Hohenlinden Campbell
303
Lord Ullins Daughter Campbell
304
The Dying Soldier Anonymous
306
Crescentius Mrs Maclean II The Star of Bethlehem H Kirke White 12 The Soldiers Dream Campbell
308
Bruce to his Army Burns 14 Eliza Darwin
309
Lochinvar Scott
310
The Ghebers Attack Moore
311
The Exile of Erin Campbell
312
Tails Birthplace Coleridge
313
19 Flight of Xerxes Miss Jewsbury 20 Glenara Campbell
314
Hartnosan Anonymous 22 Miriams Song Moore
316
23 Warsong of the Greeks Barry Cornwall 24 The Fall of DAssas Mrs Hemans 25 The Drum Jerrolds Magazine 26 Death of De Boune Scott
318
27 The Mother and her Dead Child Moir 28 The African Chief Bryant
320
The Slaves Petition Mrs Norton
321
30 The Felon Lewis 31 The Sailor Bogers
322
The Orphan Boy Mrs Opie 33 Beth Gelert W L Spencer 34 A Ship Sinking Wilson
325
3S Gertrude Von Der Wart Mrs Hemans 36 William and Margaret Mallet
327
The Idiot Boy Southey 38 Christian Warfare Charlotte Elizabeth
328
An Epicedium A A Watts 40 The Dying Gladiator Byron 41 The Convict Ship Hervey
330
The Murdered Traveller Bryant 43 Belshazzar Croly
331
Vision of Belshazzar Byron 101 The Men of Old B M Milnes
393
DRAMATIC EXTRACTS SPEECHES AND SOLILOQUIES 1 Brutus on the Death of Csesar Shakspeare
394
Richmond encouraging his Soldiers Shakspeare
396
Henry V to his Soldiers at Hanleur Shakspeare
397

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Page 62 - If a Jew wrong a Christian, what is his humility ? revenge : If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by Christian example ? why, revenge. The villainy, you teach me, I will execute; and it shall go hard, but I will better the instruction.
Page 302 - THE Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold, And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold; And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea, When the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee.
Page 131 - All thinking things, all objects of all thought, And rolls through all things. Therefore am I still A lover of the meadows and the woods, And mountains; and of all that we behold From this green earth ; of all the mighty world Of eye, and ear, — both what they half create, And what perceive...
Page 186 - Forlorn ! the very word is like a bell To toll me back from thee to my sole self ! Adieu ! the fancy cannot cheat so well As she is famed to do, deceiving elf. Adieu ! adieu ! thy plaintive anthem fades Past the near meadows, over the still stream, Up the hill-side; and now 'tis buried deep In the next valley-glades : Was it a vision, or a waking dream? Fled is that music: — do I wake or sleep?
Page 358 - 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...
Page 419 - Love thyself last: cherish those hearts that hate thee; Corruption wins not more than honesty. Still in thy right hand carry gentle peace To silence envious tongues. Be just, and fear not: Let all the ends thou aim'st at be thy country's, Thy God's, and truth's; then if thou fall'st, O Cromwell, Thou fall'st a blessed martyr!
Page 287 - 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 — but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it...
Page 302 - By the struggling moonbeam's misty light, And the lantern dimly burning. No useless coffin enclosed his breast, Not in sheet nor in shroud we wound him ; But he lay like a warrior taking his rest, With his martial cloak around him.
Page 130 - These beauteous forms, Through a long absence, have not been to me As is a landscape to a blind man's eye : But oft, in lonely rooms, and 'mid the din Of towns and cities, I have owed to them, In hours of weariness, sensations sweet, Felt in the blood, and felt along the heart ; And passing even into my purer mind, With tranquil restoration...
Page 184 - Fade far away, dissolve, and quite forget What thou among the leaves hast never known, The weariness, the fever, and the fret Here, where men sit and hear each other groan...

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