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both Inflections in connexion. 36

PART 1. Rules of Elocution-Analysis Rule on the Circumflex or Wave.. 33

of the Voice.

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Monotone.

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Quality of the voice. Roundness. . 14

Harinonic Inflections. 39

Smoothness.

13

Repealed Words. 40

Versatility.

17

Exercises on the Rising Inflection. . 40

True Pitch.

18

Falling Inflection. 43

Due Loudness.

19

both Inflections in connexion. 51

Moderale' Force, Declamatory Just Stress,-Radical Stress.
Force, 'Empassioned' Force. •

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Explosion,-Expulsion,-Mediar.
Distinct Articulation..
21 Stress,-Effusion.

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Correct Pronunciation.

. 22 Suppression,- Vanishing Stress. 56

True Time.

23 Compound Stress.

56

Exercises on Time.

24 Thorough Stress, --Intermico siress,

Appropriate Pauses.

25 or Tremor

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Rules for Rhetorical Pauses.

26 Expressive Tones.

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Right Erc phasis.-Rules on Emphasis. 23 Key to the Notation of Espressivo
Correct Infections.
30 'fone..

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Rules on the Rising Inflection. 32 Rules on Expressive Tone.'

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Falling Inflection. . 34 Appropriate Modulation.

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PART II. Pieces for Practice in Reading and Declamation.

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LE88 1. Paul's defence before Festus and Agrippa.

75

2. Cultivation of the Mind..

S. REBD. 76

3. Physical Education.

DR. HUMPHREY. 78

4. Self-Education.

D. A. WHITE. 79

5. True Eloquence.

DANIEL WEBSTER. 81

6. Industry indispensable to the Orator.

H. WARE, JR. 82

7. Genius.

ORVILLE DEWBY. 83

8. Antiquity of Freedom.

W. C. BRYANT. 85

9. Sunrise on the Hils.

H. W. LONGPELLOW. 86

10. The Christian Character.

E. COOPER. 87

11. Advantages of a Popular Government.

DR. SHARP. 89

12. Reverence for Law.

J. HOPKINSON. 90

13. Birthplace of American Liberty.

PROFESSOR STUART. 92

14. Character of Washington.

4. W. Smyth.* 93

15. Impressions from History.

G. C. VERPLANCK. 94

16. The Genius of Death.

G. Croly. 96

17. The Deep..

J. G. C. BRAINARD. 97

18. Parallel between Pope and Dryden.

Johnson, 98

19. The Puritans

Macaulay. 100

20. Poetry.

CHANNING. 103

21. Causes of War.

H. BINNBY. 105

22. Foundation of National Character..

E. EVERETT. 105

23. Success of the Gospel.

PRESIDENT WAYLAND. 107

24. Power of the Soul.

R. H. Dana, Sen. 108

25. Hymn of Nature.

W. B. O. PEABODY. 110

26. Universal Decay.

GREENWOOD. 111

27. Eternity of Gud.

ID. 113

28. Two Centuries from the Landing of the Pilgrims.

CRAFTS. 115

29. The Upright Lawyer.

S. GREENLEAF. 116

30. Character of the present Age.

E. EVERETT. 117

31. The Founders of Boston.

PRESIDENT QUINCY. 119

32. Human Culture.

S. J. MAY. 120

33. Grecian and Roman Eloquence.

J. Q. ADAMS. 123

34. Thanatopsis. .

W. C. BRYANT. 123

33. Trust in God.

Wordsidorth. 125

36. Memory.

W. G. CLARK. 127

The names of American authors, are distinguished by small Capitals ; those of Foreign authors by
halies. By this arrangement, the necessity of a separate list of writers, is obviated.

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37. Old Ironsides. -

0. W. HOLMES. 128

38. That Silent Moon.

G. W. DOANB. 129

39. Evening on the St. Lawrenco.

PROP. SIILIMAN. 130

40. America to England.

W. ALLSTON. 131

41. The American Eagle.

C. W. THOMSON. 133

42. The Last Evening before Eternity.

J. A. HILL OCSE. 135

43. Character or Jesus.

S. C. THACHER. 136

44. Woman..

Miss C. E. Beecker. 138

45. The 'Treadmill Song.

O. W. Holmes. 140

46. Darkness.

Byron. 141

47. God.

Derz lupin. 143

48. Niagara. .

MRB. SIGOURNEY. 1-16

49. The United States.

. G. BANCROFT. 147

50. Wouter Van Twiller. .

WASHINGTON IRVING: 119

51. Invocation of Mirth.

Milton. 151

52. Marco Bozzaris.

f. G. HALI.ECK. 152

53. Waterloo.

Byron. 151

54. Prussian Baulle Hymn.

Körner. 156

55. Bernardo del Carpio.

Mrs. Hemans. 153

56. William Kiesl.

WASHINGTON IRVING. 160

57 Palmyra.

WILLIAM WARE. 161

58. Beaulics of Nature.

SAMUEL G. Howe. 162

59. An Interesting Adventure.

WILLIAM J. SNELLING. 163

60. Thoughts on Politeness.

Geo. S HILLARD. 166

61. Same Subject concluded.

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62. Collage on the Swiss Alps.

BUCKMINSTER, 168

63. Peler Stuyvesant.

WASHINGTON IRVING. 169

64. Ode on Art.

CHARLES SPRAGUE. 171

65. Robert Burns.

F. G. HALLECK. 172

66. The Future Life.

W. C. BRYANT. 174

67. The Spirit of Poetry.

H. W. Longfellow. 175

68. The Soldier's Widow.

N. P. WHILIS. 176

69. The Sicilian Vespers.

J. G. WHITTIER. 177

70, Mexican Mythology,

Wm. H. Prescott. 178

71. The true Greatness of our Country.

W. H. Seward. 180

72. Zenobia's Ambition.

WILLIAN WARB. 181

73. Trials of the Past and ihe Scholar.

GEO. S. HILLARD. 183

74. The Yankees.

Samuel KETTEL. 184

75. Custom or Whitewashing.

FRANCIS HOPKINSON. 185

76. Same Subject continued.

ID.

187

77. Same Subject concluded.

Id.

188

78. The Force of Curiosity.

CHARLES SPRAGUE, 191

79. The Winds.

W. C. BRYANT. 193

80. Daybreak.

RICHARD H. DANA, SEN. 194

81. The Light or Home.

MRS. S. J. HALE. 196

82. A Psalın of Life.

H. W. LONGFELLOW. 197

83. To the Condor.

E. F. ELLET. 198

84. A Child carried away by an Eagle.

Professor Wilson. 199

85. Samne Subject concluded.

Id.

201

86. Scenc at the Dedication of a Heathen Temple.

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WILLIAM WARR. 204

87. Same Subject continued.

205

88. Same Subject concluded.

206

89. Hamilton and Jay.

DR. HAWKS. 207

90. Adams and Jefferson.

DANIEL WEBSTER. 209

91. The Destiny of our Republic.

G. S. HILLARD. 211

92. Posthumous Influence of the Wise and Good. ANDREWS NORTON. 212

93. Look Aloft. ?

. J. LAWRENCE, Jr. 213

94. Ode on War.'.

WM. H. BURLEIGH. 214

95. The Last Days of Autumn.

HENRY PICKERING. 215

96. Man.

N. Y. EVENING Post. 216

97. Passage down the Ohio..

JAMES K. PAULDING. 217

98. Spirit of Beauty.

RUFUS DAWES. 218

99. Education of Females.

Joseph STORY. 219

100. The Voices of the Dead.

ORVIILE DEWEY. 221

101. The Jewish Revelation..

DR. Noyes. 221

102. Incitements to American Intellect.

G. S. HILLARD. 222

103. Importance of Knowledge to the Mechanic.

G. B. EMERSON. 22A

104. Macer preaching on the steps of the Capitol at Rome. WILLIAM WARE 226

105. Death a sublime and universal Moralisi. .

JARED SPARKS. 229

106 Reform in Morals.

DR BebcaER. 229

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107. The Child of the Tomb

WM. B. TAPPAN. 230

108. Love and Fame.

H. T. TUCKBRMAN. 232

109. Lamentation of Rebecca the Jewess.

G. LUNT. 234

110. Two Hundred Years Ago.

GRENVILLE MELLEN. 235

111. The Stage.

. CHARLES SPRAGUE. 237

112. The Burial-Place ai Laurel Hiu.

W. G. CLARK. 239

113. The Good Wife.

GEORGE W. BURNAP. 239

114. A Good Daughter.

J. G. PALPREY. 240

115. Religion •he Guardian of the Soul.

ORVILLE DEWBY. 241

116. Features of American Scenery.

WM. TUDOR. 242

117. Study of Human Nature essential to a 'Teacher

G. B. EMERSON. 243

118. Elucation.

. DR. HUMPHREY. 215

119. Progress of Science,

EDWARD EVERETT. 246

120. Purpose of the Bunker-Hill Monument. .

. DANIEL WEBSTER. 247

21. The American Flag.

.J. R. DRAKE. 243

122, Greece in 1820.

J. G. BROOKS. 250

123. The Wild Boy.

CHARLES WEST THOMSON. 252

124. The Cure of Melancholy.

Carlos Wilcox. 253

125. My Native Village.,

John H. BRYANT. 254

126. The Press.

Joseph T. BUCKINGHAM. 255

127. Mount Auburn.

NEHEMIAH ADAMS, 250

123. Trying to Please.

EDWARD T. CHANNING. 257

129. Defence of Charles Greenleaf.

G. S. HILLARD, 258

130. The Genius of Aristophanes.

C. C. FELTON. 259

131. Responsibility of Americans.

É. S. GANNETT. 261

132. The Mocking.Bird.

ALEXANDER Wilson. 262

133. The European and the American Nations.

DANIEL WEBSTER. 263

131. The Times, the Manners, and the Men.

J. R. LOWBIL. 265

135. Liberty to Athens.

JAMES G. PERCIVAL. 266

136. The Arsenal al Springfield.

H. W. LONGFELLOW, 267

137. Immortality,

RICHARD H. DANA, SEN. 269

138. The Gray Old Man of the Mountain.

HARRY HIBBARD. 270

139. The Novel Reader..

CHARLES SPRAGUE. 271

140. Mountains of New Hampshiro.

. Isaac HILL. 271

141. Local Associations.

HARRISON GRAY OTIS. 274

142. Character of Julius Cæsar.

Knowles. 275

143. A Republican School-Room.

A. B. MOZZBY. 279

144. The English Skylark.

SAMUEL H. STEARNS. 280

145. The Dream of Clarence.

Shakspeare. 282

146. New England Freedom and Enterprise.

Josiah QUINCY. 281

147. Freedom and Progress.

CHARLES G. ATHERTON. 285

148. Scene from Marino Faliero.

Byron. 287

149. The Rich Man's Son, and the Poor Man's Son.

J. R. LOWELL. 290

150. New England's Dead.

Isaac M'LELLAN,

JR. 291

151. The Graves of the Patriots.

.J. G. PERCIVAL. 293

152. Truth.

H. W. LONGFELLOW, 294

153. The First Settlers in New Hampshire.

N. A. HAVEN. 295

154. Scrooge and Marley.

Charles Dickens. 298

155. The Pilgrin Fathers of New England. .

RUFUS CHOATE. 300

156. The Setllers of Connecticut.

CHAN. KENT. 302

157. Benefits of Collegiate Education.

JOHN SERGEANT. 303

158. Our Control over our Physical Well-being.

HORACE MANN. 306

159. Scene from Henry IV.

Shakspeare. 307

160. Extract from an Address delivered at Chapel Hill. WILLIAM GASTON. 311

161. The Lyre.

Milton WARD. 312

162. Polish War Song.

JAMES G. PERCIVAL. 314

163. Belshazzar.

G. Croiy. 314

164. Elijah's Interview..

Thomas Camr hell. 315

165 Dame Nature's Charms.

WM. C. Logb. 316

166 Night in Eden.

MRS. E. H. Evans. 318

167 The Present Age.

DANIEL WEBSTER. 319

168. Melancholy Fate of the Indians.

Joseph STORY. 320

169. Edmund Burke. .

. A. H. EVERETT. 322

170. National Self-Respect.

BEMAN. 323

17. Internal Improvement.

J. C. CALHOUN. 325

172. Younders of our Government.

WM. M. RICHARDSON. 326

173. Conduct of the Opposition.

HENRY CLAY. 327

174. God the Creator.

Fenelon. 328

175. Crescentius.

Miss Landon. 329

176. Address to the Ocean. .

Barry Oornwall. 330

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177. The Ursa Major.

HENRY WARE, JR. 331

178. The Fate of Tyranny.

. Mason, 335

179. The Downfall or Poland.

Thomas Campbell. 338

180. Napoleon at Rest.

. John PIERPONT. 339

181. Napoleon Bonaparte.

CHANNING. 340

182. The Thunder Storm.

WASHINGTON IRVING. 342

183. Classical Learning.

JOSEPH STORY. 343

184. The Bunker-Hill Monument.

DANIEL WEBSTER. 345

185. Appeal in Favor of the Union.

JAMES DISON. 346

186. France and England. .

JOHN C. CALHOUN. 348

187. Appeal for Ireland.

HENRY CLAY, 350

188. Loss of National Character.

PRESIDENT MAXcy. 351

189. Lafayetle and Napoleon.

E. EVERETT. 352

190. The Vision of Liberty.

HENRY WARE, JR. 354

191. Shakspeare.

CHARLES SPRAGUE. 356

192. Speech of Rienzi to the Romans.

Miss Milford. 357

193. Same Subject. .

Thomas Moore. 359

194. Gustavus Vasa to the Swedes.

Brooke. 360

195. A Field of Batlle.

Shelley. 361

196. Resistance to Oppression.

PATRICK HENRY. 362

197. Duties of American Citizens.

LEVI WOODBURY. 364

193. Political Corruption.

GEO. M’DUFFIB. 36€

199. Intelligence necessary to perpetuate Independence. JUDGE DAWES. 367

200. South American Republics.

DANIEL WEBSTER. 368

201. Excellence of the Holy Scriptures.

Beattie. 370

202. Speech of Mr. Griffin against Cheetham.

Sheridan: 372

203. Sir Anthony Absolute and Captain Absolute.

201. Antony's Address to the Roman Populace.

Shakspeare. 375

205. 'The Victor Angels.

Milton. 377

206. Impressment of American Seamen.

HENRY CLAY. 378

207. "New England, what is she ?"

TRISTAM BURGES. 379

208. Party Spirit.

WILLIAM GASTON. 381

209. Restless Spirit of Man.

WILBUR FISK. 383

210. Rectitude of Character.

WILLIAM WIRT. 385

211. Washington.

DANIEL WEBSTER. 386

212. Public Faith.

FISHER AMES. 388

213. Free Institutions favorable to Literature.

EDWARD EVERETT. 390

214. The Study of Elocution necessary for a Preacher. .

PROF. PARK. 391

215. Relief of Revolutionary Officers.

MARTIN VAN BUREN. 393

216. Rapacity and Barbarity of a British Soldiery.

WM. LIVINGSTON. 394

217. Free Navigation of the Mississippi.

GOUVERNBUR MORRIS, 395

218. Our Duties to our Country. .

DANIEL WEBSTER, 397

219. England and the United States.

E. EVERETT. 399

220. Massachusetts and New York.

Goy. SEWARD. 402

221. The Bible.

Thos. S. GRIMKB. 404

222 Fate of Montezuma.

WM. H. PRESCOTT. 405

223 Scenery about Hassen Cleaver Hills.

John A. CLARK. 407

224. The Treasure that Waxeth not Old.

D. HUNTINGTON. 409

225. The Young Mariner's Dream.

Dimond. 410

226. Gustavus Vasa and Cristiern.

Brooke. 411

227. Tamerlane and Bajazet.

Rore, 414

228. An Independent Judiciary.

JAMES A. BAYARD. 417

229. Memorials of Washington and Franklin.

J. Q. ADAMS. 419

230. Dialogue from Henry IV.

Shakspeare. 121

231. The Love of Truth.

GEORGE PUTNAM. 424

232. Energy of the Will.

THOMAS C. UPHAM. 425

233. The Scholar's Mission.

GEORGE PUTNAM. 497

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