The United States Speaker: A Copious Selection of Exercises in Elocution : Consisting of Prose, Poetry, and Dialogue: Drawn Chiefly from the Most Approved Writers of Great Britain and America : Including a Variety of Pieces Suitable for Very Young Speakers : Designed for the Use of Colleges and Schools

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S. Babcock, 1836 - Elocution - 504 pages
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Contents

The Best of Classics Grimke
19
Two Centuries from the Landing of the Pilgrims Crafts
20
The Heroes of the Last War Dorsey
21
A Century from the Birth of Washington Webster
22
Scotland Flagg
23
Eulogy on Hamilton Mason
24
French Aggressions Paine
25
Intelligence Necessary to Perpetuate Independence Dawes 16 The Loss of National Character Marcy
27
The Tomahawk Submissive to the Spirit of Eloquence Neal 18 Effects of Protestantism Haven
29
The True Sources of National Greatness Harper
30
Grateful Tribute to the Heroes of the Revolution Lathrop 21 Necessity of a Pure National Morality Beecher
32
No Excellence without Labor Wirt 23 Relief of the Soldiers of the Revolution Sprague
34
Influence of National Glory Clay
36
Frauds upon the Revenue Hayne
37
Influence of Great Actions Dependent on their Results Webster 27 Prevalence of War Grimke
39
Military Insubordination Clay
40
Evils of Dismemberment Webster
42
Impressions Derived from the Study of History Verplanck
43
Importance of Preserving the Union Webster
44
Political Corruption McDuffie
45
National Recollections the Foundation of National Character Everett 34 Happy Consequences of American Independence Marcy
48
Obligations of Massachusetts to Stand by the Union Webster
49
The Obligations of America to La Fayette Hayne
50
Battle the Only Alternative Henry 38 The Instability of Human Governments Rutledge
52
Extent of Country not Dangerous to the Union Madison
54
Purpose of the Monument on Bunkers Hill Webster
56
Illustrious Model for the Formation of Character Wirt
57
The Bible Grimke
58
Change is not Reform Randolph
59
Not Strength enough in the Bow Webster
61
National SelfRespect Beman
62
The Battle of Lexington Everett
63
Ennobling Recollections of the Revolution Hayne
65
Impolicy of the Protecting System Hayne
66
Splendid Tribute to the Talents of Chatham Wirt
68
Exposure to the Horrors of Indian Outrage Ames
69
Specimen of the Eloquence of James Otis Francis
70
Decisive Integrity Wirt
72
Illuminism Dwight
73
La Fayette Hillhouse 7
75
The Birthday of Washington Webster
76
In Favor of the Declaration of Independence Lee 7
78
The Influence of Knowledge Wheaton
80
The American Revolution and the Reformation Grimke
81
The Goodness of God Worcester
83
Burr and Blannerhasset Wirt
84
Eloquent Appealin Behalf of Greece Clay
86
The Criminality of Dueling Nott
88
Against the Invasion of Canada Gaston
89
The United States Navy France and Great Britain Lloyd
91
The Ghost of Banquo Webster
93
South Carolina During the Revolution Hayne
97
South Carolina and Massachusetts Webster
99
Adams and Jefferson Wirt
101
Address in Behalf of the Greeks Lacey
103
Rejoinder to Mr Hayne in Senate 1830 Webster
106
Description of Junius Burke
109
Opinion Relative to the Right of England to Tax America Burke
110
A Political Pause Foz
111
Charles de Moors Remorse Schiller
112
The Passing of the Rubicon Knowles
113
Contemplation of the Divine Being in his Works Fielding
114
9 Caesars Triumphs Knowles
115
LasCasas Dissuading from Battle Sheridan
116
Invective against the Duke of Bedford Junius
117
Ludicrous Account of English Taxes Ed Review
118
Washington Phillips
119
Female Patriotism Madame Roland
120
Enterprising Spirit of NewEngland Burke
121
Love of Country Minto
122
Future Punishment Lamont
123
Impossibility of Conquering America Chatham
124
Oratorical Action Fordyce
126
Appeal to the Jury in Defense of Rowan Curran
127
Men of Sterling Integrity only fit for Office Knowles
128
Character of an Informer Curran
129
Character of Filial Piety Sheridan
130
Defense of J A Williams for a Libel on the Clergy of Durham Brougham
131
Osmonds Dream Lewis
132
Reflections on the Youth and Theatrical Manner of Mr Pitt Walpole
134
The Splendor of War Chalmers
145
Political Severity Rebuked Byron
146
Effect of the Exclusive System on the Condition of Ireland Phillips
148
The Downfall of Bonaparte Grant
149
The Fame Awaiting a Reformation of the Law Brougham
151
Defense of Rowan for Libel Curran
152
Reply to Mr Corrys Attack on his Character Grattan 153
153
Reputation Phillips
155
Limitation of the Amount of Pensions Curran
156
Fallacy of Mr Tierneys Argument on a Motion for Peace with the French Canning
158
Indignant Rebuke on the Employment of Indians in Civilized Warfare Chatham
159
America Phillips
161
Character of Napoleon Bonaparte Phillips
163
To the Jury in the Case of J A Williams for a Libel on the Clergy of Durham Brougham
165
Paines Age of Reason Erskine
166
The Horrors of War Hall
168
Invective against Warren Hastings Sheridan
170
Hyder Ali Burke
172
Speech of Mac Briar to the Scotch Insurgen Scott
173
SPECIMENS OF ANCIENT ELOQUENCE 1 Selection from Chapter xxxix of the Book of Job
175
The Song of Moses from Chapter xv of Exodus
176
Selection from the Book of Joel
177
Selection from Chapter viii of the Book of Proverbs
178
Selection from Chapter lx of the Book of Isaiah
179
Extract from Demosthenes on the Crown
180
Nicolaus against putting the Athenian General Nicias to Death
181
Sigourney
203
Anonymous
210
Anonymous
216
Anonymous
224
Freedom Cowper
232
The Graves of the Patriots Percival
233
Influence of Hope at the Close of Life Campbell
234
Address to Sceptics Campbell
235
Ambition Willis
236
Opposition of Characters Pollok
237
Whats Hallowed Ground? Campbell
238
Cassius Instigating Brutus against Caesar Shakspeare
239
NewEngland Percival
241
Molochs Oration for War Milton
242
Regulus before the Roman Senate Jewsbury
244
The Spider and the Bee Anonymous
245
The First Wanderer Jewsbury
246
Caractacus Barton
247
Speech of Belial Dissuading War Milton
250
Death and the Drunkard Anonymous
251
Soliloquy from Manfred Byron
253
The Power of Eloquence Carey
254
Othellos Address to the Senate Shakspeare
256
Moloch and Satan before the Powers of Hell White
257
Description of an Ancient Battle in Scotland Scott
259
Parrhasius Willis
260
Meeting of Satan and Death at the Gate of Hell Milton
262
The Passions Collins
265
Alexanders Feast Dryden
267
PATHETIC AND ENTERTAINING 1 The Destruction of Senacherib Byron
271
The Shield Moore
272
The Childs First Grief Hemans
273
The Gipsy Wanderer Anonymous
274
Glenara Campbell
275
The Song of Constance Scott
276
The Orphans Dream Anonymous
277
Henry First after the Death of his Son Hemans
278
Henry Fifth and the Hermit of Dreux Southey
279
The Wounded Soldier Anonymous
280
Andrew Jones Wordsworth
283
The Widowed Mother Wilson
284
The Mother and Child Abercrombie
285
The Orphan Anonymous 2
287
Cassabianca Hemans
288
The Battle of Busaco Anonymous
289
Pulaskis Banner Anonymous
290
Davids Lament over Absalom Willis
291
The Dead Sister Anonymous
293
Arnold Winkelried Montgomery
294
From Lalla Rookh Moore
295
Anonymous
331
Anonymous
338
Khemnitzer
345
Anonymous
353

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Page 171 - Hast thou given the horse strength? Hast thou clothed his neck with thunder? Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? The glory of his nostrils is terrible. He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: He goeth on to meet the armed men. He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted ; Neither turneth he back from the sword.
Page 172 - The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
Page 267 - And there lay the steed with his nostril all wide, But through it there rolled not the breath of his pride; And the foam of his gasping lay white on the turf, And cold as the spray of the rock-beating surf. And there lay the rider distorted and pale, With the dew on his brow, and the rust on his mail : And the tents were all silent, the banners alone, The lances unlifted, the trumpet unblown.
Page 12 - 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 that gentlemen wish ? What would they have ? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery ? Forbid it, Almighty God ! I know not what course others may take;...
Page 174 - The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, Before his works of old. I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, Or ever the earth was. When there were no depths, I was brought forth ; When there were no fountains abounding with water. Before the mountains were settled, Before the hills was I brought forth...
Page 236 - Help me, Cassius, or I sink ! ' I, as ^Eneas our great ancestor • Did from the flames of Troy upon his shoulder The old Anchises bear, so from the waves of Tiber Did I the tired Caesar. And this man Is now become a god, and Cassius is A wretched creature, and must bend his body If Caesar carelessly but nod on him.
Page 305 - Last noon beheld them full of lusty life, Last eve in Beauty's circle proudly gay ; The midnight brought the signal-sound of strife, The morn the marshalling in arms, the day Battle's magnificently-stern array.
Page 264 - Bacchus' blessings are a treasure, Drinking is the soldier's pleasure : Rich the treasure, Sweet the pleasure, Sweet is pleasure after pain. Soothed with the sound the king grew vain; Fought all his battles o'er again, And thrice he routed all his foes, and thrice he slew the slain!
Page 236 - tis true, this god did shake ; His coward lips did from their colour fly, And that same eye whose bend doth awe the world Did lose his lustre : I did hear him groan : Ay, and that tongue of his that bade the Romans Mark him and write his speeches in their books, Alas, it cried, 'Give me some drink, Titinius,
Page 175 - Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the gentiles shall come unto thee.

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