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which differentiates this work from the ordinary Speaker in two particulars:

First, there is an introductory treatise on delivery covering the essential matters pertaining to the technique of oral expression and public speaking. For teachers desiring a minimum of theory and maximum of practice, this book is well adapted for use, not alone as a reference book for selections, but also as a text-book for a beginners' class in speaking, or as an advanced reading-book for the seventh or eighth grades.

Secondly, the declamations are edited with reference to the interpretation and delivery. True, this sort of editing may easily be overdone, since there is danger of losing sight of the personal equation as different individuals react upon a given selection; but it was thought that some general suggestions as to interpretation and delivery by one who has made a special study of the selections would be helpful to and welcomed by teachers and pupils. In some cases, where the construction is simple and no special comment has seemed necessary, none is offered; that is, no effort has been made to explain the obvious.

The author desires gratefully to acknowledge his indebtedness to Professor Raymond G. Bressler, of the University of Texas Department of Extension, for his assistance in selecting and editing the selections, and also in the preparation of the Introduction; to Allyn & Bacon, publishers of Shurter's Public Speaking, for the use made of portions of that text in the Introduction to the present volume; also to publishers of copyrighted material designated in subsequent pages.

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Author

Title

Page
Bryan, Guy M.... The Child of the Alamo......
Burkett, C. W...... .... The Modern Farmer. ........ 108
Burrill, David J.. .Incentives to Patriotism...... 115
Casement, Roger.........To Liberate Ireland is not

Treason to England ....... 215
Caxton Magazine. ....... Nothing to do but Work...... 75

What's the Use ............. 273
Chambers, Robert W... ... France at the Opening of the

Great War ............... 208

Chapman, Arthur ........ Where the West Begins....... 142

Chemnitzer, Ivan. ...... The Rich Man and the Poor

Man........ ......... 135

Clark, Esther M.........The Call of Kansas ......... 146

Cross, L. M........ ....Have an Oil Can Always with

You.................... 41

The Curse of Selfishness...... 100

Curtis, George William.... Fair Play for Woman....... 224

The Eloquence of Wendell

Phillips ................. 235

The Minute Man of the Revo-

'lution ......... ......... 284

The Public Duty of Educated

Men......... .......... 280

Darrow, Clarence S....... The Haywood Trial; Plea for
the Defence......

237

Dunbar, Paul Laurence. .. Right's Security............. 179

Eytinge, Louis Victor..... Savannah's Apple of Courage

Finch, Francis M......... The Blue and the Gray....... 162

Finley John H...........The Thirtieth Man..........

Franklin, Benjamin... .... The Way to Wealth..........

French, Virginia L.... ....The Palmetto and the Pine... 169

Frye, William P..........The Protection of American

Citizens ..................

Grady, Henry W.........A Plea for Prohibition....... 66

Love and Loyalty of the Negro. 77

The Home and the Republic... 39
Gregory, Thomas Watt... Southern Types............. 265

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