The American Speaker: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and Exercises on Pronunciation, Pauses, Inflections, Accent, and Emphasis : Also, Copious Extracts in Prose and Poetry, Calculated to Assist the Teacher, and to Improve the Pupil in Reading and Recitation

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Thomas, Cowperthwait, & Company, 1845 - Elocution - 448 pages
 

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Contents

RHETORICAL PAUSES
58
Exercises on Pausing
64
Third Extract from the Speech of Edmund Randolph
65
Religion never to be treated with Levity
71
of Virginia in favour of permitting the British Refugees to return to the United States
122
Extract from a Speech of John Randolph in the Convention of Virginia in 18291830
125
Second Extract from the same
126
The Torch of Liberty
127
Character of William Penn
129
Speech of a Christian Martyr e e 40 Property an Element of Society
131
Whats hallowed Ground?
134
Speech of Raab Kiuprili
137
Extract from a Speech of Mr G Morris on the Judiciary Establishment e
138
Decision of Character
140
Bonaparte to the Army of Italy
142
On a future State e
143
On the Works and Attributes of the Almighty
144
On the Beauties of Nature
145
On Autumn
146
Extract from a Speech of James Wilson in the Convention for the Province of Pennsylvania in Windication of the Colonies January 1775 e e
148
The Soldiers Dream 52 Extract from a Speech of Patrick Henry on the Expediency of adopting the Federal Constitution delivered in the Convention ...
152
Second Extract from the same
154
Third Extract from the same e
156
Fourth Extract from the same
158
Fifth Extract from the same e s e 57 The Battle of Busaco
161
Boadicea an Ode e e e e 59 On the Downfall of Poland 60 On ancient Greece e
165
Loudhons Attacka Hungarian Warsong
166
The Day of Judgment
167
Extract from a Speech of Edmund Randolph on the Expe diency of adopting the Federal Constitution delivered in the Convention of Virginia June 6...
169
4 Second Extract from the same
170
The dying Chief
178
The Mariners Dream
179
The American Patriots Song
181
Extract from a Speech of Robert G Harper on the Necessity of resisting the Aggressions and Encroachments of France delivered in the House of Repr...
183
Song of Outalissi
191
The Burial of Sir John Moore
192
Battle Hymn
193
Extract from a Speech of James A Bayard on the Judiciary Act delivered in the House of Representatives of the United States February 19 1802
196
whole House of Representatives on Mr Greggs Resolution to prohibit the Importation of British Goods into the United States March 5 1806
198
Second Extract from the same
200
Dress and Armour of Sir Hudibras
204
Description of Wyoming
206
Song of the Greek Bard
207
Description of the Minstrel
210
Description of Rome
212
Invocation
213
Extract from a Speech of John Randolph delivered in the House of Representatives of the United States December
214
Second Extract from the same
216
A Farewell to Scotland
220
87
221
The Mariners Song
222
Aspirations of Youth
223
The Homes of England
224
Extract from Roderick the last of the Goths
225
The African Chief
226
The Greek Partisan
227
Speech of John C Calhoun in the House of Representatives of the United States December 12 1811
228
95
233
Song of Marions Men
238
97
240
The American Eagle
242
My own Fireside
244
The Indian Hunter
246
101
247
02 Close of the Speech of Daniel Webster on the Greek Ques tion in the House of Representatives of the United States January 1824
249
103
252
104
259
Extract from a Speech of John Randolph on the same Ques tion e e s e e e e e
265
106
267
An Indian at the Buryingplace of his Fathers
270
The Treasures of the Deep
272
The Close of Autumn
273
110
274
Extract from Mr Websters Speech on the Trial of J F Knapp
290
The Value of the Bible
293
The Pleasures and Pains of the Student
294
122
298
The first Crusaders before Jerusalem
301
James Oglethorpe
304
125
306
126
308
127
310
Extract from the Partisan 811
311
129
317
130
319
Nature 821
320
131
321
Extract from Mr MDuffies Speech on Corruption
322
On the Measure of the Irish Union
324
134
326
Right of Discovery 828
328
Right of Cultivation
330
137
332
138
335
America 839
339
140
340
The Patriots Hope 848
342
142
343
143
344
144
345
145
346
146
347
To the American Flag
348
148
350
A Political Pause
351
Prevalence of War
352
Impressions derived from the Study of History
354
152
355
Speech of Lord Chancellor Thurlow in the House of Lords in Reply to the Duke of Grafton
357
154
358
The Mob
359
156
360
Exposure to the Horrors of Indian Outrage
362
158
363
159
364
The Indian 865
365
161
367
162
368
163
370
Character of La Fayette 871
371
165
373
166
376
167
377
Alexander the Great and a Robber
379
169
380
170
383
The Characters of Jefferson and Napoleon contrasted
387
Conduct of La Fayette in the Revolution of 1830
390
A parental Ode to my Son aged three Years and five Months
393
Trial of Roaring Ralph 895
395
The poor Scholar and little Boy
397
Thomas of Torres
399
The last Scene of Thomas of Torres
402
The Bully
403
The Quack
407
The Village Lawyer
410
Scene from The Honeymoon
419
Affected Madness
424
Scene from Oralloossa in which the Destruction of the Coya is plotted by Manco and her Lover Almagro
426
Scene from Oralloossa in which the Inca endeavours to bring back his Subjects to their Allegiance
427
Colonel Arden and Rissolle
432
Scene from the Gladiator
434
The Miser
437
Scene from Rienzi
439
Scene from Catiline
442
Scene from William Tell
445

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Page 304 - If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this Union or to change its republican form, let them stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.
Page 80 - I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past.
Page 82 - Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat, but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable; and let it come!! I repeat it, sir, let it come!!! " It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry peace, peace; but there is no peace.
Page 82 - There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone ; it is to the vigilant, the active, the bra«ve. Besides, sir, we have no election! If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest.
Page 195 - The isles of Greece ! the isles of Greece ! Where burning Sappho loved and sung, Where grew the arts of war and peace, Where Delos rose, and Phoebus sprung! Eternal summer gilds them yet, But all, except their sun, is set.
Page 80 - Are we disposed to be of the number of those who having eyes see not, and having ears hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst and to provide for it.
Page 365 - Of the stern agony, and shroud, and pall, And breathless darkness, and the narrow house, Make thee to shudder and grow sick at heart — Go forth under the open sky, and list To Nature's teachings ; while from all around — Earth and her waters, and the depths of air — Comes a still voice.
Page 37 - Hence, loathed Melancholy, Of Cerberus and blackest Midnight born In Stygian cave forlorn 'Mongst horrid shapes, and shrieks, and sights unholy ! Find out some uncouth cell, Where brooding Darkness spreads his jealous wings, And the night-raven sings ; There, under ebon shades and low-browed rocks, As ragged as thy locks, In dark Cimmerian desert ever dwell.
Page 258 - And now, when comes the calm, mild day, as still such days will come, To call the squirrel and the bee from out their winter home...
Page 65 - I consider the vanity of grieving for those whom we must quickly follow : when I see kings lying by those who deposed them, when I consider rival wits placed side by side, or the holy men that divided the world with their contests and disputes, I reflect with sorrow and astonishment on the little competitions, factions, and debates of mankind.

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