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bility from the tongue one stroke of hearty emphasis from the arm-have a thousand times the value of the most masterly exemplification of all the rules, that all the theluricians, of both ancient and modern times, have given us, for the government of the voice—when that exemplification is unaccompanied by such adjuncts.

“The compiler has not attached to this collection any system of pronunciation; as pronunciation is better, be: cause more amply, taught in dictionaries.

He has also differed from all his predecessors, in not attempting to give a description of the principal passions; * and for this plain reason—No man who really feels a pas

sion can err in his delineation of it; and he concludes these few preliminary remarks, with one brief recommendation, which he conceives to include all that is csscnlial in delivery BE IN EARNEST."

New-YORK, 1844.

LESSONS IN PROSE.
The names of American writers are in small capitals.

Page

Lesson

1. Future Prospects of the American Continent,

Encyclopædia Britannica. 55

2 Human Progress, .

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. .

.

.

.

.

. CHAPIN. 57

3. Damon and Pythias, . . . . . . . Brooke. 59

4. On the Abuse of Genius, with reference to the Works of Lord

Byron, . . . .

. . . . Knowles. 62

8. Against the American War, . . . . Lord Chatham. 68

9. Reply to the Duke of Grafton, .

ke of Grafton. .

.

. . . Lord Thurlow. 71

10. Speech in Favour of the War of the Revolution, Patrick Henry. 72

11. Supposed Specch of John Adams in favour of signing the De.

claration of Independence, . . . . D. WEBSTER. 74

12. Character of Napoleon Bonaparte, , . . CHANNING. 77

13. Character of Washington, . . . . Lord Brougham. 79

17. Eloquence and Logic. From an Eulogy on H. S. Legare, of

South Carolina, . . . . . W.C. PRESTON. 84

21. A Christian viewing Death, . . . . . . DEWEY. 91

22. In favour of acknowledging the Independence of Greece,

HENRY CLAY. 92

24. In favour of the American Revolution, . Josiah Quincy. 96

25. Dignity of Human Nature. . . . . . DEWEY. 98

26. An Exhortation to the Study of Eloquence, . . Cicero. 99

29. The Lumberer's Story-A Forest on Fire, . J. J. AUDUBON. 102

30. The Heave

Heavenly Bodies, . . . . . . Chalmers. 105

31. The Same Subject continued, . . . . Chalmers. 108

32. The true Source of Reform, . . . . . CHAPIN. 110

34. Employment of Winter Evenings by the Young, PRENTICE. 112

37. Character of Pitt, . . . . . .

Grattan. 116

38. Apostrophe to the Queen of France, . . . Burke. 118

39. Story of the Siege of Calais, . . . . . Brooke. 119

40. The same Story continued, . .

Brooke. 121

42. America and Ireland, . .

. . C. Phillips. 127

43. Tribute to Washington, · · ·

.

;

C. Phillips. 129

44. Defence of the Puritans, .

T. B. Macaulay. 131

46. The Seen and the Unseen, .

. EPHRAIM PEABODY. 134

48. Danger of Prematurely Tasking the Mental Powers of the

Young, . . . . . . . . A. BRIGHAM. 139

49. Early History of Kentucky, . . . . N. A. REVIEW. 142

50. The Fall of Napoleon, . . .

.

. .

.

:.

. C. Phillips. 144

54. Byron and his Poetry, . . • T. B. Macaulay. 150

55. Origin of the French Revolution, . . . CHANNING. 153

59. Our Obligations as American Citizens, . . D. WEBSTER. 158

60. In Favour of Permitting the Return of the British

Refugees, . . . . . . . PATRICK HENRY. 160

Lesson

Pago

62. Eulogistic of Adams and Jefferson, . EDWARD EVERETT 163

63. In Commemoration of the Completion of the Bunker-Hill

Monument, . . . . . . . D. WEBSTER. 164

66. Fulton and His Invention, . . . MR. JUSTICE STORY. 170

67. On being Installed Rector of the University of Glas-

gow; . .

. . Lord Brougham. 171

70. Commemorative of the First Settlement of New Eng.

land, . . . . . . . . D. WEBSTER. 178

71. In Behalf of Catholic Emancipation, . . Rev. Sidney Smith. 180

72. The Reward of Monarchs, . . . , E. EVERETT. 182

73. Reflections in Westminster Abbey, . . . . Addison. 184

78. Character of Schiller, . . . . . Thomas Carlyle. 190

79. Law,

. . . Stevens. 192

80. Contributions of the New World to the Old, . D. WEBSTER. 194

81. Peroration to the Invective against Warren Hastings, Sheridan. 196

82. Panegyric on the Eloquence of Sheridan, . . . Burke. 197

93. Rolla to the Peruvians, . . . . . . Sheridan. 215

96. On the Bill to refund to Gen. Jackson the Fine imposed upon

him at New Orleans, 1815, . . . W. C. PRESTON. 218

97. On Arming for War with England, 1811,

H. CLAY. 221

102. Rainy Weather,

· · · · W.H. SIMMONS. 227

103, Hannibal to his Soldiers, . . . . . Livy. 228

109. Character of Columbus, . . . . . W. IRVING. 239

110. A Ship under Full Sail,. . . . . R. H. DANA, JR. 241

111. From his Inaugural Address on Entering upon the Presidency

of the United States, . . . . . JEFFERSON. 242

112. Repudiation of the Charge of French Influence during the

War of 1812, · · · · · ·

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:

H. CLAY. 245

113. Indifference to Popular Elections, . . G. McDUFFIE. 247

114. Brutus on the Death of Cæsar, . . . . Shakspeare. 249

116. On Increasing the Army, preparatory to the War of

1812, . . . . . . . . . J. C. CALIOUN. 252

121. Exhortation against Subjection to Foreign Influence,

GEO. WASHINGTON. 259

122. Adams and Jefferson, . .

. . W. WIRT. 260

123. Anecdote of Napoleon, . . . , Duchess dAbrantes. 262

124. Reply to Sir Robert Walpole, . . . Lord Chatham. 264

125. Scene from “ Pizarro," .

. Sheridan. 265

130. The Jubilee of the Constitution,

. . J. Q. ADAMS. 275

131. A Literary Dinner, · · · · : :

. .

:

IRVING. 277

137. Edmund Burke,. . .. . Blackwood's Magazine. 287

138. Character of Lord Bacon, . . . T. B. Macaulay. 289

142. On Legal Reform, . . .

• . G. C. VERPLANCK. 296

143. Capabilities of Humanity, . . . . S. S. RANDALL. 298

LESSONS IN VERSE.

Pago

Lesson

3. The Rainbow, .

Campbell. 64

6. The Battle-Field, . . . . . W. C. BRYANT. 65

7. The Broken Heart, .

. . PERCIVAL. 67

14. Washington's Monument, . i . ANONYMOUS. 81

15. Corn Fields, .

Mary Howitt.

16. Abou Ben Adhem, . . ..

Leigh Hunt. 84

18. The Death of Leonidas, . . Rev. George Croly.

19. Death for Our Country, . .. . . J. G. PERCIVAL. 89

20. To One Departed,

T. K. Hervey. 90

23. The Statue of the Belvidere Apollo, Rev. H. H. Milman. 94

27. The Muse's Hopes for America, .. . Bishop Berkeley. 101

28. Cleopatra Embarking on the Cydnus, . T. K. Hervey. 101

33. A Psalm of Life,

H. W. LONGFELLOW. 111

35. Books, · · ·

· · Robert Southey. 114

36. Hely

contrii . , . .

41. Elery in a Country Churchyard.

Walter Scott. 115

. . . Gray. 123

45. Glenara, i

. Campbeil. 133

Anon. 137

51. God is Every Where, .

... · Hugh Hutton. 146

52. The Destruction of Sennacherib, .

Byron. 147

53. Hymn before Sun-rise, in the Vale of Chamouni, Coleridge. 148

56. The Might with the Right, . . . Anonymous. 155

57. Art, .

.

CHARLES SPRAGUE. 136

. .

58. Old Ironsides, . .

. . O. W. HOLMES. 157

61. To a Child, . .

. . ANONYMOUS. 162

64, Ode to the Saviour, . .

. . Milman. 166

65. The Ocean, .

Barry Cornwall. 108

68. Lochiel's Warning, .

. . Campbell. 173

69. Scene from the Tragedy of Catiline, Rev. G. Croly. 175

74. The American Flag,

. J. R. DRAKE. 186

75. To a City Pigeon,

. N. P. WILLIS. 197

76. The First of March, ..

Horace Smith. 188

77. Where is He? . .

Henry Neele. 189

84. The Eternity of God,

N.C.Brooks. 202

85. Not on the Battle Field,

· J. PIERPONT. 204

*85. Hours of Idleness, . . . . . Wordsworth. 206

86. Fame, ..

. Joanna Baillie. 207

87. The Pauper's Death-bed,

. . Mrs. Southey. 208

88. Last Scene of the Tragedy of “ Brutus,” . J. H. Painē. 209

89 On the Being of a God, . . . . . Young. 211

90. Henry V. to his Soldiers, .

re. 213

91. Marcellus's Speech to the Mob, .

. . Ibid, 213

92. Henry V.'s Speech before the Battle of Agincourt, Ibid. 214

94. Cato's Soliloquy on the Immortality of the Soul, Addison. 216

95. The Coral Grove, . . . , J. G. PERCIVAL. 217

98. Love, . . . . . . . . Southey. 222

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