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Part i. Rules of Elocution. — Analysis

of the Voice 13

Quality of the Voice. — Roundness. . 14

Smoothness 15}"

Versatility 17

True Pitch 18

, Due Loudness 19

' Moderate ' Force, ' Declamatory '
Force, ' Empassioned ' Force. . . 20

Distinct Articulation 21

Correct Pronunciation 22

True Time 23

Exercises on Time 21

Appropriate Pauses 2-')

Rules for Rhetorical Pauses. . . .26
Right Emphasis. — Rules on Emphastis. 2S

Correct Inflections 30

Rules on the Rising Inflection. . . 32
" " Falling Inflection. . .34



" both Inflectiona In connexion. 36

Rule on the Circumflex or Wave. . 38

" " Monotone. . . .39

" " Harmonic Inflections. 39

" " Repeated Words. . .40

Exercises on the Rising Inflection. . 40

" " Falling Inflection. .43

" both Inflections in connexion: 51

Just Stress,— Radical Stress* . . .54

Explosion,— Expulsion, — Median

Stress, — Effusion 55

Suppression, — Vanishing Stress. . 56

Compound Stress 56

Thorough Stress, — Intermitted Stress,

or Tremor 57

Expressive Tones 53

Key to the Notation of Expressive

Tone 59

Rules on Expressive Tone. . . .60
Appropriate Modulation. ... 72



Part II. Pieces for Practice in Reading and Declamation 75

Less. I. 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 Hills H. W. .Longfellow. 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 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. Braimard. 97

18. Parallel between Pope and Dryden Johnson. 98

19. The Puritans Macaulay. 100

20. Poetry Channino. 103

21. Causes of War. . H. Binney. 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. 103

25. Hymn of Nature W. B. O. Peabody. 110

26. Universal Decay Greenwood. Ill

27. Eternity of God Id. 113

28. Two Centuries from the Landing of the Pilgrims. . . . Crafts. 115

29. The Upright Lawyer S. Greenleap. 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

35. Trust in God Wordatcorth. 125

36. Memory W. G. Clark. 127

• The names of Americin authors, are distinjuished by tmall Capitals ; those of Forsign authon by
Italics. By this an.injement, the necessitv of a scparite list of writprs, is obyiatpd.
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37. OKI Ironsiilea O. W. Holmes. 128

.T3. Tlial Silciu Moon. . . • G. W. Doake. 129

39. Kvoiiiiig oil ihc Si. Lawrence Prop. Siiximan. 130

40. America lo LIncland W. Allsto.n. 131

41. The American Eagle C. W. Thomson. l.'i:i

42. The I^aai Kvi'iiing before Elemily J. A. Hili.house. 13ri

43. Character of Jesus .... S. C. Thacher. 136

44. Wonuui . Miss C. E. Beecheh. 13S

45. The Treadmill Song O. W. Holmes. MO

46. Darkne^i. . Byron. Ill

47. Ood Derz/uivin. 113

4S Niasara Mrs. Sioourney. 140

49. The~ United Stales G. Bancroft. 147

CO. Woiiter Van Twiller Washington Irvino. 149

r>l. I:ivoculion of Mirth Milton. UA

52. Marco Bozzaris F. G. Halleck. 1.")2

.'•.3. Waterloo Byron, l&l

f>4. Pruftsian Balilc Hymn Korner. 1.">G

55. Bernaniu del Carpio. . . , IHrs. Uemayis. l.'iS

56. Williatn Klefl Washi.voto.v Irving. 160

57. Palmyra William Ware. 161

53. Beauties of Nauire Samuel G. Howe. 162

59. An Interest ill!; Adventure William J. S.velling. 163

60. Thoughts on Politeness. . . . . . . . Geo. S. Hillard. 166

61. Same Su!)jecl concluded Id. 167

62. Collage on the Swiss Alps Buckminster. 163

6.3. Peter Stuyvesant Washington Irving. 169

61. Ode on .A.rl Charles Sprague. 171

6.5. Robert Burns F. G. Halleck. 172

66. The Fuliire Life W. C. Bryant. 174

67. The Spirit of Poetry H. W. Longfeixow. 175

63. The Soldier's Widow N. P. Willis. 170

69. The Sicilian Vespers J. G. Whittier. 177

70. Mexican Mythology Wm. H. Prescott. 173

71. Origin ami Progress of Language Samuel G. Howe. 130

72. ZenoUia's Aiiihilion William Ware. ISl

73. Trials of the Pool and the Scholar Geo. S. Hillard. 133

74. Tlie Yankees Samuel Kettel. 1S4

75. Custom of Whitewa.shing Francis Hopkinson. 135

76. Same Sul)jecl continued Id. .137

77. Same Suljject concluded Id. IS3

73. The Force of Curiosity Charles Sprague. 191

79. The Winds W. C. Bryant. 193

80. Daybreak Richard H. Dana, Sen. 194

81. The Light of Home Mrs. S. J. Hale. 196

82. A P.salm of Life H. W. I-ongfellow. 197

83. To the Condor E. F. Ellet. 193

84. A Child carried away by an Eagle Professor Wilson. 199

85. Siime Snt)j'3Ct concluded. ..... . Id. 201

86. Scene al I'lie Dedication of a Heathen Temple. . . William Ware. 20-1

87. Same Subject continued Id. 205

83. Same Subject concluded Id. 206

89. Hamilton and Jay Dr. Hawks. 207

90. Adams and Jelferson Daniel Webster. 2'i9

91. The Destiny of our Republic G. S. Hillard. 211

92. Posthumous Influence of the Wise and Good. . . Andrews Norton. 212

93. Look Alofi J. Lawrence, Jr. 213

64. Ode on War Wm. H. Burleigh. 214

95. The Last Days of Autumn Henry Pickering. 215

96. Man N. Y. Evening Post. 210

97. Pa.ssage down the Ohio James K. Paulding. 217

93. Spirit of Beauty . . Rufus Dawes. 213

99. Education of Females . Joseph Story. 219

100. The Voices of the Dead Orville Dewey. 221

101. The Jewish Revelation Dr. Noyes. 221

102. Incitements to .\merican Intellect G. S. Hillard. 222

103. Importance of Knowledge to the Mechanic. . . . G. B. Emerson. 224

104. Macer preaching oii the steps of the Capitol at Rome. William Ware. 226

105. Death a sublii*e and universal Moralist Jared Sparks. 223

106. Reform in Morals Dr Beecuer. 229




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^"iS?: The Child of the Tomb „Wm B. Tappa/Im

108. Love and Fame H. T. Tuckekman. 232

109. Lumeiilaiion of Rebecca the Jewess. ...... ^- '-'^'^''^- ~Xi

110. Two Hundred Years Ago Grenville Mellen. 235

111 The Sffe Charles hPRAGUE. 237

112: The JBurlaiPlace at Laurel Hill ^- '^i.'^i,^'"''''''- o^^

113. The Good Wife George WBurnap. 239

114. A Good Daughter r^"'- ^- ^n'''^''^^- 9!?

115. Religion the Guardian of the Soul Orvh-lb De>v ey. 241

116. Features of American Scenery ^- „ ^- " oT?

117. Study of Human Nature essential to a Teacher. . . G. B. ^merson. ^d

118. Education • D«- ""?"'"';!I,- ^^

119. Progress of Science Edward Lveuett. 2 6

120. Purpose of the Bunker-Hill Monument Daniel \V ebster. 247

121. f he American Flag /Arooks' 2M

122. Greece in 1820 • • • /• G Brooks. 2oO

123 The Wild Boy Charles West Thomson. 2o2

124'. The Cure of Melancholy Carlos Wilcox. 2.53

125. My Native Village. • . John H. Brya-nt. 2.^

126. The Press. . Joseph T. Bucki.ngham. Z.^

127. Mount Auburn. ...•.••• Nehemiah Adams. 2o6

128. Tryii.g to Please Edward T.Channing. 2..7

129. Defence of CliarlesGreenleaf.- ^A n ^ ;tnS' o-q

130. The Genius of Aristiyihanes t:- e ^ T.™ opT

131. Responsibility of Americans. . • .... ^- ^- w f5J3' oko

132 The Mockiii" Bird Alexander Wilson. 2b2

133: The Europea'i and the American Nations. . . . Daniel Webster. 263

134. The Times, the Manners, and the Men. . . . • J. K. Lowell. 2bo

135. Liberty to Athens i^'??r%°- I?/, t" 9«7

136. The Arsenal at Springfield „ • H. W. Longfellow. 267

137. Immortality. . Richard H. Dana, feEN. 268

138. The Gray Old Man of the Mountain Harry Hibbard. 2^0

139. The Novel Reader Charles Sprague. 2a

140. Mountains of New Hampshire • • • "f^^^ "'^^- ori

141. Local Associations Harrison Gray Otis. 274

142. The Representative • i,""''!^"'''^- f~l

143. A Republican School-Room • A. B. MuzzE\ 2/9

144. The English Skylark Samuel H. Stearns. 280

14.5. The Invalid and the Politician ^ ■ ■'^'""/'«^- ^^^

146. New England Freedom and Enterprise. .... Josiah Q-jincy. 2>l

147. Freedom and Progress Charles G. Atherton. 23o

148. Scene from Marino Faliero ^ W ^ ^'°"- oor.

149. The Rich Man's Son, and the Poor Man's Son. . . ■ J- R- Lowell. 291J

150. New England's Dead. ^'^V G PE;'c''iviL 293

1.53! The First sLntlers in New Hampshire ^.^-.^'n-V'^'^' ono

154. Scrooge and Marley C^a,*s Dickens. 293

155. The Pilgrim Fathers of New England I^'?^^ ^Ihoate. 300

156. The Settlers of Connecticut ■ ^H^". Kent. 30-2

157. Benefits of CoUesiate Education 'S'"' ^ a? ^n«

153. Our Control over our Physical Well-being. . . . Horace Mann. 306

159. The Insolvent and the Bankrupt. . . • •, • •■' ^- ^srrie.m. 307

160. Extract from an Address delivered at Chapel HiU. . William Gaston. 3 1

161. The Lyre • Milton Ward. 3 2

162. Polish War Song James G. Perciv.^l. 3 4

163. Belshazzar ^, ' /T' , )'/ ?)'l

164. Elijah's Interview Thomas CamphelL 3 o

165. Dame Nature's Charms M., F "h Fvans' 313

166. Night in Eden Mrs. E. H Evans. 3 3

167. The Present Age Daniel Webster. 319

168. Melancholy Fate of the Indians /°^f ''^ ^■'°"^'- So

i69. Edmund Burke A. H. Everett. 322

170. National Self Respect t o n " q^r

171. Internal Improvement • • J-^' ^^^^"°™- :^.^~

172. Founders of our Government Wm. M. Riciiard.son. 326

17.3. Conduct of the Opposition ^^^^^'^ ^h'''^- HL

174. God the Creator. „ • ^^enehn. 323

75. Crescentius " „ MiSsLa>idon 329

176. Address to ll.e Ocean Barrtj Cormcall. .330



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