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Dialogue. The selections evidence extensive reading, good taste, and some

experience with the predelictions of young declaimers."— iV'eio Orleans

JPicayune.

"An important and interesting addition to our school literature. The
pieces presented in the work are well selected, and they have this advan-
tage—each piece is short, and will not too seriously strain the faculties of
any student. Being short, a greater variety is presented than in most
speakers now before the public."— JSanner of the Church, Atlanta, Ga.

THE AMERICAN POPULAR SPEAKER. Designed for the use
of Schools, Lyceums, Temperance Societies, &c., &c. 12mo,
half bound, 384 pp., $1.50.

" Admirably adapted to the purposes of declamation. We recognize many
of the old standard pieces which boj's have declaimed since our remem-
brance, with many also which we have not found in other similar compila-
tions. The book is not encumbered with a multiplicity of rules and direc-
tions which serve to confuse and hinder the students rather than to help
them ; but a few, simple, practical directions are given which are admirable,
and all that are needed. We commend the volume to the attention or
teachers and students as one of high merit."— JPoriland Evening Argus.

" Excellent selections of prose and poetry and dialogues. The subjects
embrace every conceivable want for school declamations with concise
practical instructions for the speaker."— iyew JBedford Evening Standard.

DAVID A. HARSHA.

THE MOST EMINENT ORATORS OF ANCIENT AND MODERN
TIMES: Containing Sketches of their Lives, Specimens of
their Eloquence, and an Estimate of their Genius. 8vo. With
Portraits, pp. 527. Cloth extra, $3.50; sheep, marbled edges,
library style, $4.50; Turkey morocco, extra, gilt edges, $9.00.

The work, though rich in extracts, is no mere compilation, but an original
production of the highest value ; and a fev/ of its distinguishing features are
modestly set forth in the preface. It consists of historical and critical
sketches of some of those who have been most eminent both as orators and
statesmen, including a plain and brief account of the leading public events
in the life of each. Copious extracts are made from their best orations and
speeches, and in this department the work is very comprehensive, including
in its gems some of the finest passages in English and American literature.
Another important feature of the volume is a delineation of the oratorical
character— an analysis of that eloquence whose bewitching strains have en-
chanted listening senates and popular assemblies. Comments are made on
ihe leading peculiarities of each orator ; his foj-te is generally pomted out,
the great secret of his power unfolded, and the charms of his manner de-
scribed—some of the sketches in this respect being drawn by master hands.
Iji addition, a number of anecdotes, some of them original, are related—
thus making the book both amusing and instructive. The great men whose
lives, characters, and oratory are specially treated of, are eighteen in
number.

" An interesting volume. The selections are characteristic and happy,
and the critical and explanatory suggestions and commentary useful and
just."— .Bt!/us Choate.



PORTER & COATES' PUBLICATIONS. 17



HENRY T. COATES.

THE COMPREHENSIVE SPEAKER. Designed for the use of
Schools, Academies, Lyceums, &c. Carefully selected from the
best authors, with Notes. Large 12mo, 672 pages, half bound,
cloth sides, $1.75.

Philadelphia, April 18, 1872.
I consider your " Compreliensive Speaker" to be one of the most valuable
contributions to tbe literary apparatus of scbools, academies, and lyceums
ever published. But its usefulness is not limited to these institutions: it is
an excellent family-table book, and should be in every private as well as in
every public collection.

In carrying your readers through various departments of literature, from
"gay to grave, from lively to severe," you have evinced much taste and
judgment, as well as great industrj-. That the sale of so good a book should
be large I should be sorry to doubt.

S. AUSTIN ALLIBONE,
Author of AlUbone's Dictionary of Authors.

'It contains a judicious selectionof pieces from the best authors, omitting
all of doubtful morality, of a sectarian or political character, and of trans-
ient literary value. Great care has been taken in the selection of extracts
to give the genuine text of the author without the errors in quotation
and punctuation which are such a frequent blemish in this class of school
books. A large proportion of the contents are from American authors, fur-
nishing the materials for a comparative survey of our native literature."—
The New York Daily Tribune.

"It is an excellent selection of pieces for declamation and reading."— Tfte
Nation, New York.

"On careful examination, we do not hesitate to characterize it as the best
compilation of its class that has ever come under our notice. The merits of
this large and varied collection are numerous. Hackneyed pieces have
been carefully excluded, and political and sectarian pieces are not to be
found in its pages. There are, of course, some humorous passages, in prose
and verse, but none that are immoral or vulgar."— 2Vi6 Philadelphia Dress.

" We cannot too highly commend the felicitous manner in which the com-
piler has accomplished his work. It is valuable as a volume for general
reading as well. It seems to us wholly good, with nothing to add or change
—a diflicult achievement in view of the number of " Speakers" already in
e:s.isteiioe."— Ohio State Journal, Columbus, Ohio.

" The instructions are simple and practical, most admirably adapted to
the student's use. Mr. Coates has shown in the preparation of this work a
wide range of scholarship and rare good taste. The book is worthy of a
gTamasvLCcesa."— Watchman and Mejiector, Boston, (Daplist).

" We need only say of this book that it is a remarkably rich collection of
excerpts from the very best specimens of English prose and poetry, selected
with singularly good taste and judgment. Its influence, as a familiar school-
book, cannot bo but very elevating."— The Advance, Chicago.



THE LATEST AND MOST IMPROVED GAMES.

THE INSTRUCTIVE GAME OF AUTHORS. Containing on each
card the leading characters in the books named, the history
of the author or the leading events mentioned m the books
named, thus familiarizing one with each writer, by attracting
the attention to some special persons or prominent incidents.
Also, containing short biographical notices, in handsome
cloth case. 50 cents.

THE INSTRUCTIVE GAME OF POETS. Uniform with the above
In style. Cloth case. 50 cents.



18 rORTER k COATES' PUBLICATIONS.

JAMES HOGG, the Ettrick Shepherd.

THE MOUNTAIN BARD AND FOREST MINSTREL. Legendary
Songs and Ballads. AVith two fine engravings on steel. 32mo,
cloth, CO cents; illuminated side, 90 cents ; Turkey mor., %\.m.
" He is a poet, in the highest acceptation of the name."— iord Jeffrey.

PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY.

POETICAL WORKS. Witli a fine engraving on steel. S2rao,
cloth, 00 cents; illuminated side, 90 cents; Turkey mor., 31.50.

ROBERT BLOOMFIELD.

THE FARMER'S BOY, and other Poems. Illustrated v/ith a fine
engraving on steel. 32mo, cloth, GO cents; illuminated side,
90 cents ; Turkey morocco, $1.50.
"Few compositions in the English language have been so generally ad-
mired as the Farmer's Boy. Those who agreed in but little else in literary
matters, were unanimous in the commendation of the poetical powers dis-
played by the peasant and journeyman mechanic."— ^«i6one's Dictionary
Authors.

ROBERT BURNS.

POETICAL WORKS. With a fine engraving on steel. 32mo,
cloth, GO cents ; Illuminated side, 90 cents ; Turkey mor., $1.50.
'• Burns is by far the greatest poet that ever sprang from the bosom of the
people, and lived and died in an humble condition. Indeed, no country in
the world but Scotland could have produced such a man ; and he will bo
forever regarded as the glorious representative of the genius of his country.
He was born a poet if ever man was."— Pro/. Wilson's JEssay on Burns.

WILLIAM DODD, LL.D.

THE BEAUTIES OF SHAKSPEARE. From the last London
edition, -with large additions, and the author's latest correc-
tions. With two line engravings on steel. Fine edition, on
toned paper, with carmine border. Square 24mo. Cloth, gilt
edges, $1.50; Turkey, 83.00; 32mo, cloth, 60 cts.; illuminated side,
90 cts.; Turkey morocco, $1.59.
This republication of a book so universally and deservedlji- popular as

Dodd's Beauties, makes it peculiarly valuable as a gift book.

THOMAS HOOD.

POETICAL AVORKS. With a fine engraving on steel. 32mo.
Cloth, GO cts.; illuminated side, 90 cts.; Turkey morocco, SL50.
"Hood's verse, whether serious or comic,— whether serene, like a cloud-
less autumn evening, or spar Idling with puns like a Irosty January midnight

with stars,— was ever pregnant with materials for thought Like

every author distinguished for true comic humor, there was a deep vein of
melancholy pathos running through his mirth ; and even when his sun
shone brightly, its light seemed often reflected as if only over the rim of a
cloud.— jD. jr. Moir.

THOMAS MOORE.

THE MORAL AND BEAUTIFUL FROM THE POEMS OF.

Edited by Rev. Walter Colton, author of "Deck and Port,"

&c., &c. With a fine engraving on steel. 32mo. Cloth, 60 cts.;

illuminated sides, 90 cts.; Turkey morocco, $1.50.

" The combinations of his wit are wonderful. Quick, subtle, and varied,

■ever suggesting new thoughts or images, or unexpected turns of expression

—now drawing resources from classical literature or of the ancient fathers—

now diving into the human heart, and now skimming tlie fields of fancy— the

wit or imagination of Moore (for they are compounded together), is a true

Ariel, ' a creature of the elements,' that is ever buoyant and full of life and

:Bpirit."— C/iam6er«'s Eng. Lit,



PORTER & COATES' PUBLICATIONS. 19



ALFRED HOWARD.

THE BEAUTIES OF CHESTERFIELD. Consisting of Selections
from the Works of Lord Chesterfield, 18mo, illustrated. Cloth
extra, black and gold, $1.25.



CHARLES CALEB COLTON.

LACON ; or, Many Things in Few Words Addressed to Those Who
Think. Revised edition, with a life of the author. Globe edition,
16mo, cloth extra, $1.25.
"It is one of the most excellent collections of apothegms in the lan-
guage,"— .iiUi&OTie's Dictionary of Authors.

COL. GEORGE CHESNEY.

THE BATTLE OF DORKING, AND GERMAN CONQUEST OP
ENGLAND IN 1875 ; or, Reminiscences of a Volunteer. By an
Eyewitness, in 1925. Reprinted from Blackwood's Magazine.
12mo, 64 pp., 30 cents; cloth, 50 cents.

"Everybody is talking about it, and everybody is quite right. We do not
know that we ever saw anything better in any magazine, or any better ex-
ample of the vraisemblance which a skilled artist can produce by a variety
of minute touches. ***** The writer of this paper, living about
1925, gives his son an account of his adventures as a Volunteer durmg the
invasion of England fifty years before, and so powerful is the narrative, so
intensely real the impression it produces, that the coolest disbeliever in
panics cannot read it without a flush of annoyance, or close it without the
thought that after all, as the world now stands, some such day of humilia-
tion for England Is at least possible. The suggested condition precedent of
invasion, the destruction of the fleet by torpedoes attached by a new inven-
tion to our ships, has attracted many minds ; and with the destruction of the
regulars, the helplessness of the brave but half organized Volunteers, and
the absence of arrangement, make up a picture which, fanciful as it is, wo
seem, as we read it, almost to have seen. It describes so exactly what we
all feel that, under the circumstances, Englishmen, if refused time to organ-
ize, would probably do."— (Spectator {London.)

" The extraordinary force and naturalness of the picture of the calamity
itself, its consistency throughout, from the bits of the last Times leader, read
by the unhappy volunteer in the City, to the description of the conduct of
the Germans in the fatal Battle of Dorking, and in the occupation of the
English homes which follows, seem to us as natural in its touches as can
well be conceived."— PaW 3Iall Gazette.

" The Britons are stirred up by it as they have been by no one magazine
article of this generation. The 'Fight at Dame Europa's School' did not
hit the bull's eye of English feeling more squarely than this clever shot from

old Maga The verisimilitude is wonderful. We have read nothing

like it outside of Kobinson Crusoe."— JcwrnaJ of Commerce {New York.)'



THE SECOND ARMADA. A Chapter of Future History. Being
a Reply to the Above. I2nio, paper covers. 10 cents.

The story of the German Conquest has produced a sensation both in
America and England, having run into eight editions in this Country in less
than one month. The "London Times" of June 22d contained their version
of the famous battle, with a totally different result however, and also had a
long editorial on the two versions. 'This is given also with the reply.

" An intensely interesting little book, and must be read to be appreci-
ated."— .fVovMience Qasette.



20 PORTER & COATES' PUBLICATIONS

OLIVER BUNCE.

ROMAISrCE OF THE REVOLUTION, Being true Stories of the
Thrilling Adventures, Romantic Incidents, Hair-breadth
Escapes and Heroic Exploits of the Days- of '76. Laid paper,
with six illustrations. IQmo, cloth, extra, Sl.50.

While the principal eventi? of the history of our glorious Revolution are
Iniown to every intelligent American, much remains to be disclosed of the
inner history of the war, and the motives and x>atriotlsm of the people.
There were deeds of individual daring, heroism worthy of the proudest days
of Greece and Kome, dashing and hazardous enterprises, and hardships
bravely borne, performed by subalterns and private soldiers in the grand
army of heroes, which should never bo forgotten. To collect and preserve
the sketches of these almost forgotten passages of the war, as they originally
appeared in the newspapers and private letters of that stirring period, an'd
the stories told by scarred veterans round the blazing hearth-stone ; these
legends of the past; has been the object of this work, and the publishers
are confident that none will rise from its perusal withCAit acknowledging
that " Truth is stranger than fiction," and with a deeper feeling of reverence
for the heroes of the days of '76

" A collection of anecdotes and traditions relating to the War of Inde-
pendence, which presents in a brilliant light chivalrous adventures called
forth by the struggles of the early patriots for the freedom of their country.
If some of the incidents here recorded have rather an apocryphal air, they
yet serve to illustrate the spirit of the time, and present the truth more
vividly to the imagination than the more formal pages of history. TJie
volume is eminently adapted to popular reading."— ifarper's Magazine.

CECIL B. HARTLEY.

LIFE OF THE EINIPRESS JOSEPHINE, "Wife of Napoleon I.
With a fine Portrait on Steel. 16mo. Printed on line laid paper.
Cloth, extra, $1.50.

"Her career and her eharaeter were alike remarkable; surronnded by
the demoralizations of the French Court, she was a Eoman matron in stem
rectitude, with a pre-eminent fidelity to a sensitive conscience; and blended
comprehensive genius with a warm, heart and a noble personal jiresence.
She was the peer of Napoleon, and in some respects his superior. Her exe-
cutive force was less, but her foresight was greater. It is to her that the
index finger of history points,, as arn example of female grandeur. Napoleon
got a divorce from her because he wished his seed to inherit the French
Crown. The son born of his Hapsburg marriage died crownless, while the
grandson of Josephine now wears the purple of France— this is more than
poetic justice. * * * In the book before us, the story of her life i?, told in
a simple, classic style, and possesses a fascination rarely met with in bio-
graphy."— C/iicafl'o Mvening Journal.

MRS. ANNA JAMESON.

LIVES OF CELEBRATED, FEMALE SOVEREIGNS AND IL-
LUSTRIOUS WOMEN. Edited by Mary E. Hewitt. With
four portraits on steel. IGnio, beautifully printed on laid paper.
Cloth, extra, $1.50.

The celebrated Mrs. Jameson, who wields a powerful, ready, and pleasant
pen, has taken hold of some of the leading events in the brilliant lives of
some of the most world-noted women, and depicted them in very attractive
colors. It is a lovely book for young ladies, and will give them & taste for
history.



PORTER & COATES' PUBLICATIONS. 21

W. S. GILBERT.

TI-IE BAB BALLADS; or, Much Sound and Little Sense. With
113 illustrations by the author. Square 12nio., cloth, bev. gilt
edges, Sl.7.5,
These Ballads, first published in periodicals, rapidly achieved a whim-
sical popularity, which soon demanded their publication in a collected
form. Much of this is due to the series of inexpressibly funny drawings
by the author, who is happy in being artist enough to interpret his own
humor in these admirable sketches: we pity the man who cannot
appreciate and enjoy them. The Ballads will rank with the best of
Thackeray, Bon Gaultier, or Ingoldsby. Let every one who in these dull
times has the blues, procure a copy as the cheapest remedy. While it is a
nearly perfect fac simile of the English copy, it is only half the price.

•' Everybody lilies, occasionally, a little sensible nonsense. ' Mother Goose'
is enjoyed in childhood, and something similar, but more advanced, is
needed to provoke a smile on a wearied face in later years. This volume of
comic poems answers such a purpose ; some of them have a sly moral, while
others are simply amusing from their supreme absurdity. The mirth is
aided by the author's original cuts, which are quite in keeping with the
poetry."— .Advance, Chicago, the Great Religious Weekly.

C. M. METZ.

DRAWING-BOOK OF THE HUMAN FIGURE. With many Ex-
amples from the best Studies of the Old Masters, beautifully
engra,ved in the first style of the art. Folio, half morocco, an-
tique, $7.50.

H. B. STAUNTON.

THE AMERICAN CHESS PLAYER'S HANDBOOK. Teaching
the Rudiments of the Game, and giving an analysis of all the
recognized openings, amplitied by appropriate games actually
played by Morphy, Horwitz, Anderssen, Staunton, Paulson,
Montgomery, Meek, and others. From the work of Staunton.
Illustrated. 16mo, cloth, extra, bev. bds. $1.25.
" Among the great wants of students of this noble game of chess has been
a handbook which should occupy a middle ground between the large and
expensive work of Staunton and the ten cent guides with which the country
is hooded. This want is happily supplied by the jiresent volume. It is an
abridgment of Staunton's work, and contains full accounts and descriptions
of the common openings and defences, besides a large number of illustra-
tive games and several endings and problems. It is a book which will be
decidedly useful to all beginners in the game, arfd interesting to those who
arealready proficient in it."— Peori« Transcript.

"Will prove an invaluable guide for the admirers of the great and strate-
gic game of chess. It should be in the hands of every chess-player."—
Cralesburg Hepubliean.

" It is the best manual for the beginner with which we are acquainted,—
exceedingly clear and intelligible."— JVcw Orleans I'icayunc.

SARAH E. SCOTT.

EVERY-DAY COOKERY, FOR EVERY FAMILY. Containing
nearly 1000 Receipts adapted to moderate incomes, and com-
prising the best and most economical methods of roasting,
boiling, broiling and stewing all kinds of meat, fish, poultry,
game and vegetables; simple and inexpensive instructions
for making pies, puddings, tarts, and all other pastry ; how to
pickle and preserve fruits and vegetables; suitable cookery
for invalids and children ; food in season, and how to choose
it; the best ways to make domestic wines and syrups, and
ample receipts for bread, cake, soups, gravies, sauces, desserts,
jellies, brandied fruits, soaps, perfumes, &c., &e., and full direc-
'tions for carving. Illustrated. 16mo., cloth. Price, $1,25.



22 PORTER & COATES' PUBLICATIONS.



OTTO MULLER.

CHARLOTTE ACKERMAN. A Theatrical Romance, founded
upon interesting facts in the life of a young artist of the last
century. Translated from the German, by Mrs. Chapman
Coleman and her Daughters, the translators of the Mulbach
Novels. Paper, $1.00; cloth, $1.50.

"The author of this romance has acquired a solid reputation in Ger-
many, and it is evident, from this translation, that it is deserved."— San
Francisco Daily Record.

T. S. ARTHUR.

IDLE HANDS, AND OTHER STORIES. A new volume by this
popular author. "With six exquisite full-page cuts, engraved
by Lauderbach. Square 8vo. Cloth, elegant, $1.50; cloth, full
gilt, extra, $2.00.

" The most popular of all our American writers on domestic subjects."—
Godey's Lady's Book.

" In the princely mansions of the Atlantic merchants, and in the rude log
cabins of the backwoodsmen, the name of Arthur is equally known and
cherislied as a friend of virtue."- G'raftam's Magazine.

"As a writer of shortmoral stories and sketches, Mr. Arthur has probably
no superior in this country. There is no mistaking the lesson intended to
be taught. Thousands of young readers will hail the a<ivent of this book
with genuine ioy."— Indianapolis Evening News.

"The name of T. S. Arthur is so well known as a charming writer for
juveniles as well as for adults, that to commend this selection of beautiful
and instructive stories, so tastefully gotten up by the enterprising publish-
ers, would be but to put pencil and paint to iinished work."— OntraJ Baptist,
St. Louis.

"The paper and printing are superb, and the binding, which allows the
margin to be wide, is in the best style of green and gold. It is a book for the
holidays."— TFo»-ce«ter {Mass.) Daily Spy.



FRIENDLY HANDS AND KINDLY WORDS. Stories illustra-
tive of the Law of Kindness, the Power of Perseverance, and
the Advantages of Little Helps. Eight fine illustrations by
H. K. Browne, John Absolom, and the brothers DaLziel. 16mo,
cloth, extra, 75 cents.

SMALL BEGINNINGS; OR, THE WAY TO GET ON. Beauti-
fully illustrated with eight fine drawings by H. K. Browne,
John Absolom and the brothers Dalziel, 16mo, cloth, extra,
75 cents.

THE ART OF DOING OUR BEST: As seen in the Lives and
Stories ofs ome thorough Workers. Eight fine illustrations by
H. K. Browne, John Absolom, and the brothers Dalziel. 16mo,
cloth, extra; 75 cents.



YE BOOK OP SENSE. A new comic book. A Companion to
Lear's celebrated Book of Nonsense. With thirty-two illus-
trations, brightly colored, Oblong 8vo, boards, $1.00; cloth,
extra gilt, $1.50.



PORTER & COATES' PUBLICATIONS. 23

MISS K. B. McKEEVER,

Author of "The FlouncSed Robe, and What it
Woodclifife," "Silver Threads,'

These stories have the merit of being entertaining, instructive, and really
much superior to the common run of Juveniles. The Springfield Republican,
which is competent authority, pronounces them the best ana handsomest
Juvenile Books of the season.''— ij/o>w Republican.

" Miss McKeever always writes with point and meaning, and in a manner
to gain and hold the a.tteation.."—Swida3/-School Times.

ELEANOR'S THREE BIRTHDAYS. « Charity seeketli npt her
own." Illustrated. IGnio., 295 pp., $1.00.

MARY LESLIE'S TRIALS. "Is not easily provoked." Illus-
trated. 16mo., $1.00.

LUCY FORRESTER'S TRIUMPHS. "Thinketh no evil, believ-
eth all things, hopeth all things." Illustrated. 16nao. Price,
Sl.OO.

R. M. BALLANTYNE.

New and beautiful editions of these world-renowned books, second only
to those of Cooper and Marryatt, and better than those of Mayne Eeid,
in the pictures i^resented to the reader of wild life among the Indians, the
hairbreadth escapes and fierce delights of a hunters' life, and the perils of
"Life on the Ocean "Wave." Ballantyne's name is well known to every
intelligent boy of spirit. Leading the reader into the jungles and forests
of Africa, sweeping sver the vast expanse of our western prairies, " fast In
the ice" of the Polar regions, or coasting the shores of sunny climes, he
ever jDresents new and enchanting pictures of adventure or beauty to
enchain the attention, absorb the interest, excite the feelings, and always
at the same time instructing the reader,

THE GORILLA HUNTERS. A Tale of the Wilds of Africa. IGmo,


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