The American Union Speaker: Containing Standard and Recent Selections in Prose and Poetry : for Recitation and Declamation, in Schools, Academies and Colleges : with Introductory Remarks on Elocution, and Explanatory Notes

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Contents

Ctesars Pause upon the Rubicon J S Knowles
45
Gustavus Vasa to the Dalecarlians Anonymous
46
Nobility of Labor 0 Dewey
47
Sulathiel to Titus G Croly
48
An Appeal to the Loyalty of South Carolina A Jackson
49
The Same Concluded A Jackson
50
Burr and Blennerhassett W Wirt
51
Cause for Indian Resentment W Wirt
52
Speech on the British Treaty F Ames
53
Speech against a Libeller Griffin
54
New England and the Union S S Prentiss
55
On sending Relief to Ireland S S Prentiss
56
The New England Common School S S Prentiss
57
Christianity the Source of Reform E II Chapin
58
Northern Laborers C Naylar
59
Broughams Attack on Canning described Anonymous
60
South Carolina during the Revolution R Y Hayne
61
Incompetency of Parliament W C Plunkett
62
Washington C Phillips
63
Education C Phillips
64
Character of Napoleon Bonaparte C Phillips
65
A Collision of Vices G Cannula
66
Measures not Men G Canning
67
Parliamentary Reform Lord Brougham
68
Denunciation of Slaverv ford Brougham 70 The Teachers of Mankind Lord Brougham 71 The Greatness of Washington Lord Brougham
71
Washington a Man of Genius E P Whipple
72
Irish Aliens and English Victories R L Shell
73
The Iliad and the Bible Dr Wayland
74
On admitting California into the Union W U Seward
75
A Highway to the Pacific T 11 Bentvn 77 Address to Polish Exiles in London L Kossuth
77
Kossuth on his Credentials L Kossuth
78
The Ides of March L Kossuth
79
The Same Continued L Kossuth
80
The Same Continued L Kossuth
81
The Same Concluded L Kossuth
82
The Mavflower and the Pilgrims E Everett
83
The Discovery of America B Everett
84
Adams and Jefferson E Everett
85
The Indian Chief to the White Settler E Everett
86
The Men of SeventySix E Everett
87
The Same Concluded E Everett
88
Our Common Schools E Everett
89
Websters greatest Parliamentary Effort E Everett
90
What Good will the Monument do? E Everett
91
Emancipation of the Catholics of Ireland J P Outran
92
The Public Informer J P Curran
93
Red Jackets Speech to the Missionary Cram
94
Partition of Poland C J
95
National Disgrace C J
96
A Political Pause C J
97
Washingtons Sword and Franklins Staff J Q Adams
98
The Right of Petition by Woman J Q Adams
99
Value of Popularity
100
Benjamin P 249
103
Public Opinion
113
Speech against the American
126
Enterprise of New England
141
The Star Spangled Banner F S Key
157
Canning G 8889
170
Aspirations of Youth J Montgomery
212
The Love of Country and of Home J Montgomery
213
The Bells E A Poe
216
The Raven E A Poe
217
Old Ironsides 0 W Holmes
218
Charge of the Light Brigade A Tennyson
219
Spirit of Patriotism Sir W Scott
220
New Englands Dead MLelkm
221
Lochinvar Sir W Scott
222
Marco Bozzaris F G Malleck
223
Highland WarSong Sir W Scott
224
Davids Lament for Absalom N P Willis
225
Look not upon the Wine jV P Willis
226
The Leper N P Willis
227
Rienzi to the Romans Miss Mufortl
228
The Bell of the Atlantic Mrs Stgourney
229
Parrhasius and the Captive N P Willis
230
The SailorBoys Dream Dimond
231
Casabianca Mrs Hemans
232
Battle Hymn of the Berlin Landsturm Korner
233
The Bended Bow Mrs Hemans
234
The Better Land Mrs Hemans
235
Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers Mrs Hemans
236
Bernardo Del Carpio Mrs Hemans
237
The Destruction of Sennacherib Lord Byron
238
Speech of Moloch Milton
239
Bernardo and King Alphonso J G Lockhart
240
HamleVs Soliloquy Shakspeare
241
The Bridge of Sighs T Hood
242
Perseverance keeps Honor bright Shakspeare
243
Macbeths Soliloquy Shakspeare
244
Romeo in the Garden Shakspeare
245
Polonius to Laertes Shakspeare
246
Wolsey on being cast off by the King Shakspeare
247
Song of the Shirt T Hood
248
Press On P Benjamin
249
Kindness Sergeant Talfourd
250
Hows my Boy? S Dobett
251
Excelsior H W Longfellow
252
A Psalm of Life H W Longfellow
253
The Same Concluded LI Choate
254
The Launching of the Ship H W Longfellow
255
The Cause R Wmtlirop
256
The Negros Complaint W Cowper
257
Strength of the Government T Parsons
258
Loss of the Royal George W Cowper
259
Step to the Captains Office and Settle G B Cheever
260
The Seminoles Reply G W Patten
261
The Three Beats G W Patten
262
The Battle of Ivry Lord Macaulay
263
The Soldier from Bingen Mrs Norton
265
Farewell Address at New Orleans
266
Give me three Grains of Corn Mother Mrs A M Edmond
267
Reconstruction of the Union
268
Tells Apostrophe to Liberty J S Knowles
269
William Tell among the Mountains J S Knowles
270
The Barons Last Banquet A G Greene
271
Public Rumor
272
The Water Drinker E Johnson
273
Chamouni S T Coleridge
274
Washingtons Birthday Feb 221864
276
How thev brought the Good News R Browning
277
The Controversy
286
Song for Saint Cecilias Day J Dryden
287
No Neutrals only Patriots or Traitors
288
The Sailors Song B W Proctor
289
Napoleon J Pierpont
290
Warrens Address t Bunker Hill J Pierpont
291
The Fanaticism of Massachusetts
292
Defence of Massachusetts
293
Thanatopsis W C Bryant
294
Protection for Tennessee
295
The BattleField W C Bryant
296
Address to Kentucky Volunteers
297
Hallowed Ground T Campbell
298
Patriotism
299
Political Morality
300
The Exile of Erin T Campbell 30l1 213 Lord Ullins Daughter T Camjibell
301
The Same Concluded
302
Fall of Warsaw T Campbell
303
The Duty of the Hour
304
Hohenlinden T CamibeU
305
Our Countrys Call
306
Manhood arid Country
307
Our Countrys greatest Glory
308
Our National Anniversary
309
Southern Usurpations
310
Monumental Honors
311
The Crime of the Rebellion
312
A Tribute to the Honored Dead
313
On the Confiscation Bill
314
The Crittenden Compromise
315
Reply to Senator Breckinridge
316
Emancipation Its Necessity and Justice
317
The Reconstruction of Louisiana
318
The Bible Its Influence
319
The Bible Its Deep and Lasting Power
320
Support of Government by Force
321
B F Butler
376
S Dickinson
381
Fremont 382
383
It H Dana Jr
385
Putnam
388
J A Andrew
391
S Hillard
393
Stone
396
W Phillips
399
Carl Schurz
401
Bancroft
404
A Lincoln
405
S A Douglas
407
A H Stephens
410
H Wilson
414
Deming
417
A Johnson
418
J Bolt
420
J Holt
421
Thompson
425
G W Curtis
427
A H BuUock
432
W Holmes
435
Bishop Whipple
437
A H Rice
438
R Busleed
439
E Everett
441
H W Beecher
445
Trumbull
446
Baker
449
G S Boutwell
451
N P Banks
453
T Parker
454
S K Lothrop
456
Our Countrys Call W C Bryant
457
Not Yet W C Bryant
459
The American Flag G W Curtis 4H 325 Am I for Peace? Yes Anompnous
461
The Great Bell Roland T Tilton 402
465
On the Shores of Tennessee E L Beers 46i 32a A Battle Song of Freedom G Hamilton 408
470
The Watchers J G Whittier
471
Barbara Frietchie J G Whittier
473
Pro Patria T B Aldrich
475
The Cavalry Charge F A Dunvaqe
476
The Cumberland H W Longfellow
478
United States National Anthem W R Wallace
480
The Fisherman of Beaufort Mrs F D Gage
481
The Flower of Liberty 0 W Holmes
482
An Appeal 0 W Holmes 383
484
Vovage of the Good Ship Union O W Holmes
485
The Stripes and the Stars E D Proctor
488
Whos Readv? E D Proctor 48
490
War Song W W Story
491
The Black Regiment at Port Hudson G H Boker
493
Forward J Pierpont
495
HUMOROUS SELECTIONS
497
Plea of Sergeant Buzfuz C Dickens
499
Mr Puffs Account of Himself R B Sheridan
502
Lyceum Speech of Mr Orator Climax Anonymous
503
Bullum vs Boatum G A Stevens
505
Pleading Extraordinary Anonymous
507
Fuss at Fires Anonymous
509
Mr Pepperages Peroration Anonymous
510
Fourth of July Oration C F Brown
511
The Duel T Hood
513
Music for the Million T Hood
515
Ode to my Boy aged three Years T Hood
519
The Height ot the Ridiculous O W Holmes
521
The September Gale O W Holmes
522
Love and Murder Anonymous
524
The Removal Anonymous
526
Nongtongpaw C DUxlin
528
The Alarmed Skipper J T Fields
529
The ColdWater Man J G Saxe
530
Whittling J Pierpont
533
Hotspurs Account of a Fop Shakspeare 369 How to have what we Like Horace Smith 370 The three Black Crows Byrom
536
Helps to Read Byrom
537
STANDARD DIALOGUES 372 Prince Arthur of Bretagne Shakspeare
541
Quarrel of Brutus and Cassius Shakspeare
545
Dogberrys Charge Shakspeare 875 Indigestion Anonymous 376 The Two Robbers Dr Aiken 377 The Miser Fielding
555
The Letter Anonymous
557
The Frenchmans Lesson Anonymous
558
How to tell Bad News Anonymous
559
The Choleric Father B B Sheridan 382 Rolla and Alonzo Kotzebue 388 The English Traveller Anonymous
566
The Embryo Lawyer AlUngham
569

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Page 211 - O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming! And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there: O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
Page 336 - Dark-heaving; boundless, endless, and sublime — The image of Eternity — the throne Of the Invisible ; even from out thy slime The monsters of the deep are made; each zone Obeys thee ; thou goest forth, dread, fathomless, alone.
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Page 248 - With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat, in unwomanly rags, Plying her needle and thread — Stitch — stitch — stitch ! In poverty, hunger, and dirt, And still with a voice of dolorous pitch, — Would that its tone could reach the Rich ! She sang this " Song of the Shirt !
Page 349 - tis not to me she speaks: Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven, Having some business, do entreat her eyes To twinkle in their spheres, till they return. What if her eyes were there, they in her head; The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars, As daylight doth a lamp; her eye in heaven Would through the airy region stream so bright, That birds would sing, and think it were not night. See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand! O, that I were a glove upon that hand, That I might touch...
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