The Elocutionist: Consisting of Declamations and Readings in Prose and Poetry for the Use of Colleges and Schools

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A.H. Maltby, 1836 - 392 pagina's
 

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Morality essential to true greatness
32
Supposed speech of John Adams
34
Extract from Mirabeaus speech on Neckars Finance
37
Erskines speech on Paines Age of Reason
39
Lord Chathams speech in the house of lords on the ad dress to the throne Nov 18 1777
43
Speech of Patrick Henry
47
Hamlets address to the players XVIII Curran for Finnerty the printer
51
Extract from Mr Websters speech on the Greek revo
54
Extract from a speech of Mr Burkes on Junius XXI Reply of lord Thurlow to the duke of Grafton XXII Extract from the plea of Thomas Muir esq
57
On dueling
59
Erskine for Cuthell
60
Currans remarks on Armstrong
62
Duty of a member of parliament
64
Tribute to the enterprising spirit of the NewEngland colonists
65
Mr Burkes opinion relative to the right of taxing America
67
Mr Ames on the British treaty
68
Extract from a speech of Mr Fox on the French war XXXI Curran on the employment and character of Informers
71
Unprecedented growth of American population
73
Rapid growth of America
74
Speech of Philips for a gardener
76
On an address to the throne
82
Extract from general Washingtons address to the American army in 1783
84
Speech of Mr James Otis
86
Extract from an appeal to the Irish parliament
88
Col Barres speech on the stampact bill
90
Extract from Mr Quinceys speech on foreign relations XLI Extract from a speech of Mr Fox in the British parlia ment
93
Extract from the speech of Şir James Mackintosh
97
Extracts from Erskines speech for Stockdale
100
Hyder Ali
109
Advantages of an English origin
112
Destruction of Scio
114
Potent agency of steam
115
Conclusion of Rev Robert Halls sermon before the volunteers of Bristol in the prospect of invasion by France
117
On the death of Hamilton
119
The upright lawyer
121
Secrets of guilt never safe from detection
125
Redgauntlets address to his nephew LIV Falstaffs ragged regiment LV Reply of Rob Roy McGregor to Mr Osbaldistone LVI The philosophy of hatred
134
lution
136
Defence of J A Williams
139
On atheism
140
The present systems of education defective
142
Conclusion of Dr Rushs chapter on the mode of in struction in elocution
145
Industry necessary to the attainment of eloquence
147
Discovery of America by Columbus
149
Execution of the earl of Argyle
156
Battle of Hastings
158
LXYI Description of Cadiz
162
Character of Cromwell
163
Character of Howard
167
Character of Cowpers poetry
169
Anecdotes of Mozart
173
Same subject continued
183
On happiness of temper
187
Description of a tournament
190
Animated description of a battle
196
Interview between Waverly and Fergus MacIvor at Carlisle previous to the execution of the latter
200
Death of Morris the Spy
205
Funeral of Steenie Mucklebackit
208
Postoffice in Fairport
216
On sincerity
250
Religion the only basis of society
252
Without God in the world
253
On gaming
255
Mementos of the instability of human existence XCIII Effects of the bible on the intellectual character XCIV On the memory of our fathers XCV Rev...
257
POETRY XCVII Ode to Disappointment
268
Lucy XCIX Grave of the mother of Washington
269
Ode sung at the funeral of Dr Spurzheim
273
To a waterfowl
274
The Chevaliers lament
275
CHII Nourmahal CIV Catherina CV The Old Man
278
On Prayer
280
What is Time
281
The Poplar Field
282
Elegy in a country church yard
283
Inscription for the entrance into a wood
286
Gertrude
287
Greece
289
Against Procrastination
290
Discipline
291
The Apostrophe to Light
294
The Millennium
295
Morning Hymn 278 280 281 282 283 286 287 289 290 291 294 295
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Address to the Ocean
299
The Thunder Storm
301
Address to a Mummy
303
Toa Musquito 305 CXXI Toa Musquito CXXJI Frost
307
Epistle to Joseph Hill esq
308
The Cameleon
310
Report of an adjudged case 312 CXXV Report of an adjudged case CXXVI Paper a conversational pleasantry
313
The country Bumpkin and Razor seller
314
The Gascon Peasant and the Flies
316
Lodgings for Single Gentlemen 318 CXXIX Lodgings for Single Gentlemen CXXX The fat Actor and the Rustic
320
The Old Cheese
321
The March to Moscow
323
The New Castle Apothecary 326 CXXXIII The New Castle Apothecary CXXXIV The Modest Retort
328
To a Pig
329
Hotspurs Description of a Fop
331
The Sailor Boys dream
332
The battle of Blenheim
334
The Isles of Greece
336
Ode to Madness
338
Funeral of Arvalan
341
Casabianca
347
Marco Bozzaris
348
Hohenlinden
350
Satan calling the Fallen Angels
351
Othellos Address to the Senate
353
Speech of Henry V before Harfleur
354
Antonys Funeral Oration
356
Antonys Address to Cśsars body
358
Meeting of Satan and Death at the gate of Hell
359
Scene from the Tragedy of King John
362
Tent scene between Brutus and Cassius
366
Coriolanus and Aufidius
370
Cardinal Wolsey and Cromwell CLV Hamlet and Horatio 376 CLV Hamlet and Horatio CLVI Antonio and Shylock
379
Hamlet Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
383
Prince Henry and Falstaff
385
Dogberry and Verges setting the Watch
390

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Pagina 356 - And Brutus is an honorable man. He hath brought many captives home to Rome, Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill; Did this in Caesar seem ambitious? When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept; Ambition should be made of sterner stuff: Yet Brutus says he was ambitious, And Brutus is an honorable man.
Pagina 283 - The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea, The ploughman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me. Now fades the glimmering landscape on the sight, And all the air a solemn stillness holds, Save where the beetle wheels his droning flight, And drowsy tinklings lull the distant folds...
Pagina 274 - Whither, midst falling dew, While glow the heavens with the last steps of day, Far, through their rosy depths, dost thou pursue Thy solitary way? Vainly the fowler's eye Might mark thy distant flight to do thee wrong, As, darkly painted on the crimson sky, Thy figure floats along.
Pagina 25 - It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the queen of France, then the dauphiness, at Versailles; and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision. I saw her just above the horizon, decorating and cheering the elevated sphere she just began to move in, glittering like the morning star, full of life, and splendour, and joy.
Pagina 50 - If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. 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!
Pagina 284 - Perhaps in this neglected spot is laid Some heart once pregnant with celestial fire; Hands, that the rod of empire might have sway'd, Or waked to ecstasy the living lyre: But knowledge to their eyes her ample page Rich with the spoils of time, did ne'er unroll; Chill penury repressed their noble rage, And froze the genial current of the soul.
Pagina 354 - Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; Or close the wall up with our English dead ! In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility : But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger...
Pagina 295 - Thus with the year Seasons return ; but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine ; But cloud instead, and everduring dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and for the book of knowledge fair Presented with a universal blank Of nature's works, to me expunged and rased, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out.
Pagina 266 - After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands ; and cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.
Pagina 47 - Are we disposed to be of the number of those, who, having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.

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