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M.H. Gill and Son, 1879 - 544 pages
 

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Contents

Three Days in the Life of Columbus Deluvigne
87
The Death of Napoleon MLellan
89
Lucy Gray Wordsworth
90
Marmion and Douglas at Tantallon Castie Walter Scoti 20 OBrazil the Isle of the Blest Gerald Grifin 21 Domestic AsidesTruth in Parenthesis Thomas ...
92
The Kiss in School J W Palmer
93
The Scrupulous School Cowper 24 A Connubial Eclogue J G Saxe
94
Bruce and the Spider Eliza Cook
96
The Spinsters ComplaintNumber One Thomas Hood
97
The Woman of Three Cows J C Mangan
98
MISCELLANEOUS READINGS IN POETRY Printed in the prosaic form with marginal directions 1 A Plea for Mercy Shakspeare 2 The Seven Age...
99
Speech of Marullus to the Roman Mob Shakspeare
100
Hamlets Soliloquy on Death Shakspeare 5 Speech of Satan to his Legions Milton
101
The Last Minstrel Patriotism Walter Scott
102
A Churchyard Scene Blair 8 Apology for the Pig Southey
104
Childe Harolds Song Byron
105
Midnight Thomson
106
Curse of Kehama Southey 12 On Procrastination Young
107
Address to Independence Smollett
108
Pleasures of Memory Rogers
109
Beauty and Expression Moore
110
The Slaves Remonstrance Knowles 17 Alexanders Feast Dryden
111
The Bard Gray
113
The Last Man Campbell
116
The Passions Collins
117
Satans Address to the Milton
119
On the Being of a God Dr Young
120
A Snowstorm The Miseries of Li
121
The Dying Christian to his Soul Pope 25 The Flight of Imagination Akenside
123
Instability of Human Glory Henry Kirko 27 The Jackdaw Cowper
124
Universal Adoration Thomas Moore 29 Jephthas Daughter to her Father Byron 30 The Treasures of the Deep Mrs Hemans
125
The Common Lot Montgomery
126
A View of Death Bryant
127
Hymn before Sunrise in the Vale of Chamouni Coleridge
128
Lines on Revisiting the Banks of the W ye Wordsworth 35 Address to the Ocean Byron
132
The Hostage Damon and P J C Mangan
133
The Legend of Horatius Macaulay
135
The Skylark Shelley
137
Hymn of the Moravian Nuns on Consecrating Pulaskis Banner Longfellow
138
The Bridge of Sighs Hood
139
1 The Death of Arthur Tennyson
140
Retreat of the French Army from Moscow Dr Croly
145
Human Life Rogers 44 On Slavery Cowper
147
On Man Pope
149
War Montgomery
150
The Parish Poorhouse Crabbe
152
The Mariners Hymn Mrs South 111 111 113 116 117 123 119 120 121 123 124 124 125 125 125 126 127 128 130 132 133 135
153
Ode to Adversity
159
The Leper
165
The Arab Maids Song
172
Gougaune Barra
178
To the Nightingale
184
Liberty and Slavery
199
Reyno and Alpin
206
The Fate of BurnsImportance of Selfdenial
212
Punishment of a Spy
218
Ossians Address to the Sun
224
The Study of Nature
230
READINGS IN PULPIT ELOQUENCE
236
On Infidelity
248
Logan PAGE 251 253 255 256 259 261 261 263 264 267 268 270 272 273 274 275 278 279 281 283 284 285 287 289 291 292 293 295 296 29...
251
The most extensive Wealth not productive of Enjoyment Jeremy Taylor
253
Christian Love Whately
255
On the Uncertainty of Life Kirwan
256
The Influence of Satan Chalmers
259
God is Love Watson 18 The Effects of Evil Exam OKeeffe
261
Human and Divine Justice Sherlock
263
The Majesty of the Redeemer W Archer Butler
264
READINGS IN SENATORIAL AND JUDICIAL ELOQUENCE 1 Mr Pitt Lord Chatham in Reply to Mr Horace Walpole
267
Lord Chatham Mr Pitt on the American War
268
Lord Mansfield on Privilege of Parliament
270
Mr Grattan on the Grievances of Ireland
272
Lord Erskine in favour of Mr Hardy
273
Sir James Mackintosh on the Liberty of the British Press
274
Mr Burke on Conciliating the Colonies
275
Mr Canning on the Slave Trade
278
Mr Sheridans Invective against Mr Hastings
279
Mr Lord Brougham on the State of the Law
281
Mr Lord Brougham on Negro Slavery
283
Mr Webster on Slavery in the United States 13 Mr Patrick Henry on British Government in America
285
Contest between Mr Flood and Mr Grattan
287
Mr Grattan in Reply to Mr Corry
289
Mr Curran in Defence of Mr Finnerty 17 Mr Curran on Universal Emancipation
292
Lord Erskine in Defence of Mr Stockdale
293
Lord Brougham on Taxation
295
Mr OConnell in Defence of Mr Mageethe Law of Libel
296
Mr Seward on the Death of OConnell
298
Mr Shiels Reply to Lord Lyndhurst 23 Mr Chief Justice Whiteside on the Irish People
300
MISCELLANEOUS EXTRACTS FOR RECITATION 1 Sauls Address Byron 2 The Dying Chief Mrs Ńaclean
301
The Burial of Sir John Moore Wolfe 4 The Destruction of Sennacher Byron
302
The Battle of Hohenlinden Campbell
303
Lord Ullins Daughter Campbell
304
The Soldiers Funeral Mrs Maclean 8 Casabianca Mrs Hemans
305
The Dying Soldier Anonymous
306
Crescentius Mrs Maclean
307
The Star of Bethlehem H Kirke White 12 The Soldierss Dream Campbell
308
Bruce to his army Burns 14 Eliza Darwin
309
Lochinvar Scott
310
The Ghebers Attack Moore
311
The Exile of Erin Campbell
312
Tells Birthplace Coleridge
313
Flight of Xerxes Miss Jewsbur 20 Glenara Campbell
314
Harmosan Dr Trench
315
Miriams Song Moore 23 Warsong of the Greeks Barry Cornwall
316
The Fall of DAssas Mrs Hemans 25 The Drum Jerrolds Magazine
317
Death of De Boune
318
The Mother and her Dead Moir
319
The Idiot Boy Southey 38 Christian Warfare Charlotte Elizabeth
328
An Epicedium
329
The Dying Gladiator Byron 41 The Convict Ship Hervey
330
The Murdered Traveller Bryant
331
Belshazzar Croly
332
The Grasp of the Dead Mrs Macleun
333
Scott
334
The Downfall of Poland Campbell
336
The Mariners Dream Dimond
337
Scene before the Siege of Corinth Byron
338
Scene after the Siege of Corinth Byron
339
The Arabs Farewell to his Horse Mrs Norton
340
The Lament of the Irish Emigrant Lady Dufferin
341
Lord William Southey
342
Caur de Lion at the Bier of his father Mrs Hemans
343
The War of the League Macaulay
344
The Last Days of Herculaneum Atherstone
346
The Bridal of Malahide G Griffin
348
Virginiaa Lay of Ancient Rome Macaulay
350
Mary Queen of Scots H G Bell
352
The Gamblers Wife Coates 62 The Sack of Baltimore 1 Davis
355
Orange and Green G Griffin
357
The Field of Waterloo Byron
358
The Lady of Provence Mrs Hemans
360
Marco Bozzaris Halleck
362
Hymn on Modern Greece Byron
363
Death of Roderick Dhu Walter Scott
365
The Mother of the Maccabees Callanan 70 The Highborn Ladye Moore
368
The Progress of Madness M G Lewis
369
Cowper
370
The Song of the Shirt Hood
371
The Glove and the Lions Leigh Hunt 75 Song of Old Time Eliza Cook
372
The King of the Wi Eliza Ceok 77 De Bruce Allan Cunningham
373
The Ruined Cottage Mrs Maclean
374
The Prisoner of Chillon Byron
375
Battle of Flodden Field and Death of Marmion Scott
376
Mary the Maid of the Inn Southey
378
The Paupers Deathbed Mrs Southey 83 Ode to Eloquence
379
Ginevra Rogers
380
The Massacre of Gle Scott 86 OConnors Child Campbell
381
Celadon and Amelia Thomson
382
The Legend of Lochbuy Thomas Nimmo
383
Jugurthas Prison Thoughts Wolfe
385
Marriage of Kennedy and Matilda fogg
386
The Palm Tree Mrs Hemans
387
The Death of Samson Milton 93 Love a tale Coleridge
388
The Swordchant of 1 rstein Raud Motherwell
389
Battle of Albuera
390
The Polish Children Miss Pardoe 97 Lucy Wordsworth
391
Saul Byron 99 The Norman Baron Longfellow i
392
Vision of Belshazzar Byron 101 The Men of old R M Milna 360 362 363 365 368 368 369 370 371 372 372 373 373 374 375 376 378 379 379 38...
393
DRAMATIC EXTRACTS SPEECHES AND SOLILOQUIES PAGE 394 394 396 397 397 399 399 400 401 401 402 403 403 464 405 407 409 411...
394
Richmond encouraging his Soldiers Shakspeare
396
Henry V to his Soldiers at Harfleur Shakspeare 5 Clarences Dream Shakspeare
397
Soliloquy of King Claudius in Hamlet Shakspeare 7 Henry IV on Sleep Shakspeare
399
Bishop of Carlisle in defence of Richa Shakspeare
400
Macbeth to the Airdrawn Dagger Shakspeare 10 Cato on the Immortality of the Soul Addison
401
Lucius Junius Brutus over the Body of Lucretia J H Payne
402
Rolla to the Peruvians Sheridan 13 William Tell to his native Mountains Knowles
403
Ion contemplating the Death of King Adrastus Talfourd
404
Leonis Night Soliloquy in Venice Byron
405
Brutus and Cassius Shakspeare
407
Macduff Prince Malcolm and Rosse Shakspeare
409
Henry IV Northumberland and Hotspur Shakspeare
411
Prince Henry and Sir John Falstaff Shakspeare
413
Coriolanus and Aufidius Shakspeare
415
Wolsev and Cromwell Shakspeare
417
Scene from Venice Preser Otway
420
Rienzi and Angelo Miss Mitford
423
Lochiels Warning Campbell
425
Glenalvon Norval and Lord R Home
427
Gesler Sarnem William Tell and Albert Knowles
429
The Banishment of Catiline Croly
432
Sir Edward Mortimer and Wilford Colman
435
The King and the Miller of Mansfield Dodsley
440
COMIC EXTRACTS FOR RECITATION 1 An Orators First Speech in Parliament A Bell 2 Yorkshire Angling Anonymous
442
Toby Tosspot Colman
443
The Razor Seller TVolcot 5 The Confession Anonymous
444
The Newcastle Apot Colman
445
Hodge and the Vicar Anonymous 8 A Cheap Dinner Planche
446
The Spirit of Contradiction Lloyd
447
The Three Black Crows Byron
448
A Bachelors Complaint H G Bell
449
Faithless Nelly Gray Hood 13 The Tinker and Millers Daughter Wolcot
450
Orator Puff Anonymous 16 The Spider and the Fly Mary Howitt
452
The Collegian and the Porter Planche
453
The Frenchman and the Rats Anonymous
454
The Farmer and Barrister Smith 20 The Best of Wives Anonymous
455
Lodgings for Single Gentlemen Colman
456
The Jester Condemned to Deat Smith 23 The Well of St Keyne Southey
457
Contest between Nose and Eyes Cowper 25 The Splendid Shilling J Philips
458
Mackenzie
459
Report of a LawsuitGoody Grim v Lapstone ADDITIONAL SELECTIONS FOR RECITATION 1 Paradise and the Peri Moore
465
The Raven
467
E A Poe 3 The Bells E A Poe 442 442 443 444 444 445 446 446 447 448 449 450 450
469
A Legend of Antrim
477
The Battle of Naseby
483
The Brothers Henry and John Shears A Scene
489
Measuring the Baby
495
Maud Müller
503
Our Folks
511
The Death of the Old Sergeant
518
ADDITIONAL COMIC EXTRACTS FOR RECITATION
524
Clerical V
531
Bardell v Pickwick
539

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Page 132 - Roll on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean — roll ! Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain ; Man marks the earth with ruin — his control Stops with the shore ; — upon the watery plain The wrecks are all thy...
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