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THE STANDARD

ELOCUTIONIST;

AND

GEM-BOOK OF BRITISH AUTHORS :

CONTAINING

A Selection of Pieces adapted for Public Recitation,

OR PRIVATE READING,

FROM

SHAKSPEARE, MILTON, YOUNG, ADDISON, HOOD, CAMPBELL,

POPE, BURNS, SCOTT, BYRON, SOUTHEY, GRAY, &c. &c.

Edited by A. Tunninghaw.

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LONDON:
PUBLISHED BY W. KENT & CO.,

51, & 52, PATERNOSTER ROW.

1850.

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CONTENTS.

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Alp-The Battle Field.—Byron 90 | England-from the Task.—Cowper... 112

Ambition.--W. F. Peacock

96 Enthusiast and the Hawkers, The 85

Apostrophe to Peace, An-T. E. Fuller 42 Farmer's Wife and the Gascon, The

Assistant Drapers' Petition, The-

-New Monthly Magazine

91

Hood

26 Fête-Dieu in Paris, The-Inglis 153

Astronomical Alderman, The-Horace Fisherman's Bride, The-Goslin 147

Smith

124 Flight of O'Connor's Child, and

As you Like it. Scene from-Shaks-

Death of her Lover.-Campbell...... 76

pere
182 Folly of War, The-Byron

60
Bard, The-Gray
175 Friendship_Cowper

10
Bashful Man, The-Anonymous

117 Frugal Merchant, The- from The

Battle Hymn of the League.—Anon. 184

Borough-Crabbe

102

Battle of Flodden Field, The-Sir W.

Gertrude Von der Wart.-—Mrs. Hemans 43
Scott.......
114 Ginevra.-Rogers

140
Battle of Hohenlinden, The-Campbell 161 Gipsies.-Cowper

30
Battle of Waterloo, The-Sir W. Scott 24 Gold- from the Love of Fame.
Beadle's Annual Address, The-Hood 51 Young

12

Better Land, The— Mrs. Hemans...... 147 Grasp of the Dead, The-L. E. Landon 111

Brutus and Cassius—Shakspere 82 Grave of Körner, The-Mrs. Hemans 79

Bull Fight, The-Byron

127 Hamilton Tighe.— Ingoldsby... 105

Casabianca. Mrs. Hemans

70 Hamlet's Soliloquy, Young England's
Cato over the dead body of his Son.-

Version of.-J. O.

8

Addison

37 Hannibal to his Soldiers.—Livy 88

Cato's Soliloquy on Eternity.--Addison 148 Horn of Egremont Chapel, The-

Celadon and Amelia.--Thomson ... 170

Wordsworth ......

52

Chamois Hunter, The-M. F. Tupper 135 Hotspur's Speech to Henry IV.-
Chatham.Grattan

126
Shakspere .....

149
Christmas.-Washington Irving ..., 59 Inchcape Bell, The Southey

189
Crescentius.—Miss Landon
125 Independence.Churchill

24
Death of Keeldar, The-Sir W. Scott 119 Indian Hunter, The-Longfellow 31
Deserted Daughter, The-Stuart...... 139 Inquiry, The-Charles Mackay......... 169
Deserted Village, from The-Gold- Jane Shore, Scene from— Rowe 121
smith.........

16, 84 John of Procida, Scene from, Sheridan
Dirge of Wallace, The-Campbell 93 Knowles

62

Douglas's Account of the Hermit.- Kossuth's Farewell Address............ 46

Home

174 | Last Man, The-Campbell

143

Duel, The-from Handy Andy.-Lover 32 Legend of Lurley, TheAlbert Smith 155
Duke Aranza's Welcome Home to Leonidas's Farewell to his Wife and
Juliana.--Tobin
165 Family.—Glover..

77
Dying Girl, The-Montgomery......... 145 Life of Blaney–from The Borough.
Dying Gladiator, The-Byron 154 -Crabbe

129

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Logan, the Mingo Chief.— Jefferson 160 , Roland Græme.—Cunningham

40
Love--A Tale.—Coleridge............... 100 Romeo and Juliet, Scene from-
Love of Life—from the Complaint.- Shakspere.......

45
Young
113 Rural Felicity.--Hood .....

150
Macgregor.--Hogg

167 | Samson on his Loss of Sight.--Milton 6
Man was Made to Mourn.-Burns 14 Sea-Storm, From the~McNaghten 186
Mariana.—Alfred Tennyson

80 Soldier's Dream, A--Richardson 28
Marullus's Speech to the Mob- from Soliloquy for the Worshippers of
Julius Cæsar.— Shakspere

160 Bacchus. After Shakspere.-W. G. 138
Mozart's Requiem.—Anonymous 181 Soliloquy on Sleep.—Shakspere......... 164
Napoleon.Poetical Album

98 Soot and Sentiment.-From Punch" 11
Napoleon, Death of-McLellan 183 Spectre Knight, The-Anonymous 142
New Lodger, The-Hood ................ 178 Spring.-Thomson

99
Nicholas's Address to his Army, The Storin, A-Barry Cornwall

38
Emperor-W. F. Peacock

22 Three Weeks After Marriage, Scene
Othello's Apology. After Shakspere

from.........

172
-J. O............

86 Threatened Invasion, On the-Hall,.. 137
Parish Poor-House, A-Crabbe 87 | Tinker and Miller's Daughter, The
Passage of the Red Sea, The--Regi-

Peter Pindar

14
nald Heber

162 Unpaid Puff for the Lawyers, An 74
Patent and Dowlas.-Carey

134 Washing Day.—Anonymous ............. 109
Pig, The-Southey

73 Water Gueuse, The-Anonymous 185
Polish Refugees, The Ebenezer Wife-A Tale of Mantua, Scene from
Elliott
16 The-Sheridan Knowles

108
Private Practice-The Editor

48 Wife to her husband, The-Sunda
Return of Roderick, The-Southey. 61 Times

104
Richard II., Scene from—Shakspere 17 Winter-from The Seasons.—Thomson 13
Richelieu, Scene from-Sir E. Bulwer 55 Wolsey's Appeal to Henry VIII.-
Riches.- Pope
7 Ainsworth................

71
Rivals, Scene from The-Sheridan Youth and Age.—Coleridge

9

3

THE STANDARD ELOCUTIONIST.

SCENE FROM "THE RIVALS."

Sheridan. Enter Sır Lucius O’Trigger and ACRES, with pistols. Acres. By my valour; then, Sir Lucius, forty yards is a good distance. Odds levels and aims !-I say it is a good distance. Sir Lucius. Is it for muskets or small field pieces ?

Upon my conscience, Mr. Acres, you must leave those things to me.--Stay now

-I'll show you.-[Measures paces along the stage.] There now, that is a very pretty distance—a pretty gentleman's distance.

Acres. Zounds! we might as well fight in a sentry-box! I tell you, Sir Lucius, the farther he is off, the cooler I shall take my aim.

Sir Lucius. Faith! then I suppose you would aim at him best of all if he was out of sight!

Acres. No, Sir Lucius ; but I should think forty, or eight-andthirty yards

Sir Lucius. Pho! pho! nonsense! three or four feet between the mouths of your pistols is as good as a mile.

Acres. Odds bullets, no !—by my valour! there is no merit in killing him so near: do, my dear Sir Lucius, let me bring him down at a long shot :-a long shot, Sir Lucius, if you love me!

Sir Lucius. Well, the gentleman's friend and I must settle that. — But tell me now, Mr. Acres, in case of an accident, is there any

little will or commission I could execute for

Acres. I am much obliged to you, Sir Lucius—but I don't understand

Sir Lucius. Why, you may think there's no being shot at without a little risk—and if an unlucky bullet should carry a quietus with it I say it will be no time then to be bothering you about family matters.

Acres. A quietus !

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