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THE STANDARD

ELOCUTIONIST;

AND

GEM-BOOK OF BRITISH AUTHORS :

CONTAINING

A Selection of Pieres adapted for Public Recitation,

OR PRIVATE READING,

FROM

SHAKSPEARE, MILTON, YOUNG, ADDISON, HOOD, CAMPBELL,

POPE, BURNS, SCOTT, BYRON, SOUTHEY, GRAY, &c. &c.

Edited by A. Tunningbaw.

NUSITIO
ILLUME.

LONDON:
PUBLISHED BY W. KENT & CO.,

51, & 52, PATERNOSTER ROW.

1850.

CONTENTS.

30

Alp--The Battle Field.— Byron ...... 90 | England-from the Task.—Cowper... 112

Ambition.-W. F. Peacock ............ Enthusiast and the Hawkers, The ... 85

Apostrophe to Peace, An-T. E. Fuller Farmer's Wife and the Gascon, The

Assistant Drapers’ Petition, The-

-New Monthly Magazine ............ 91

Hood ..................................

26 Fête-Dieu in Paris, The--- Inglis ....... 153

Astronomical Alderman, The-Horace Fisherman's Bride, The-Goslin ......
Smith ......... ..................

Flight of O'Connor's Child, and
As you Like it. Scene fromShaks-

Death of her Lover.-Campbell......
pere .................

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Folly of War, The- Byron ............
Bard, The-Gray ......................... 175

Friendship_Cowper ......................

Bashful Man, The-Anonymous ...... 117

Frugal Merchant, The- from The

Battle Hymn of the League.- Anon. 184

Borough-Crabbe ......................

Battle of Flodden Field, The--Sir W.

Gertrude Von der Wart.—Mrs. Hemans 43

Scott.......................................... 114 / Ginevra.-Rogers ............ ........... 140

Battle of Hohenlinden, The-Campbell 161 | Gipsies.-Cowper ...........................
Battle of Waterloo, The-Sir W. Scott 24 Gold- from the Love of Fame.-
Beadle's Annual Address, The-Hood 51 Young .....................................
Better Land, TheMrs. Hemans...... 147 Grasp of the Dead, The-L. E. Landon 111
Brutus and Cassius-Shakspere ......

Grave of Körner, The-Mrs. Hemans 79
Bull Fight, The-Byron

Hamilton Tighe.-Ingoldsby............. 105
Casabianca.- Mrs. Hemans ............

Hamlet's Soliloquy, Young England's
Cato over the dead body of his Son.-

Version of.-J. 0. ......................
Addison ..................................

Hannibal to his Soldiers.—Livy ...... 88
Cato's Soliloquy on Eternity.--Addison 148 Horn of Egremont Chapel, The-
Celadon and Amelia.—Thomson ...... 170 Wordsworth .........
Chamois Hunter, The-M. F. Tupper 135 Hotspur's Speech to Henry IV.-
Chatham. Grattan ....................... 126 Shakspere ...........
Christmas.- Washington Irving ......... 59 Inchcape Bell, The-Southey ..... ...
Crescentius.—Miss Landon ............ 125 Independence.-Churchill ...............
Death of Keeldar, The-Sir W. Scott 119 | Indian Hunter, The-Longfellow ......
Deserted Daughter, The-Stuart...... 139 Inquiry, The-Charles Mackay......... 169
Deserted Village, from The-Gold Jane Shore, Scene from— Rowe ......
smith........

............. 16, 84 John of Procida, Scene from-Sheridan

Dirge of Wallace, The-Campbell ... 93

lace. The-Compbell ... 93 / Knowles .................... ...............

Douglas's Account of the Hermit. Kossuth's Farewell Address............ 46

Home ............. ............... 174 Last Man, The-Campbell ............ 143

Duel, The-from Handy Andy.—Lover 32 Legend of Lurley, The-Albert Smith 155

Duke Aranza's Welcome Home to Leonidas's Farewell to his Wife and

Juliana. Tobin ........................ 165 Family.—Glover .............. ......... 77

Dying Girl, The-Montgomery......... 145 | Life of Blaney-from The Borough.
Dying Gladiator, The Byron ......... 154 |

154 - Crabbe ........... .......... 129

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113
167

Logan, the Mingo Chief.-- Jefferson 160, Roland Græme.-Cunningham ......... 40

Love-A Tale.- Coleridge............... 100 Romeo and Juliet, Scene from

Love of Life—from the Complaint.-

Shakspere................................. 45

Young ..................................... Rural Felicity.--Hood .................. 150

Macgregor.-Hogg ..................... Samson on his Loss of Sight.--Milton 6
Man was Made to Mourn.-Burns ... 14 Sea-Storm, From the-McNaghten ... 186
Mariana.—Alfred Tennyson ............ 80 Soldier's Dream, A-Richardson ...... 28
Marullus's Speech to the Mob- from Soliloquy for the Worshippers of

Julius Cæsar.- Shakspere ............ 160 Bacchus. After Shakspere.-W. G. 138

Mozart's Requiem.—Anonymous ....... 181 Soliloquy on Sleep.-Shakspere......... 164

Napoleon.—Poetical Album ............ 98 Soot and Sentiment. From Punch" 11

Napoleon, Death of-McLellan ...... 183 Spectre Knight, The-Anonymous ... 142

New Lodger, The-Hood ................ 178 Spring.-Thomson ......................... 99

Nicholas's Address to his Army, The Storin, A-Barry Cornwall ..............

Emperor-W. F. Peacock ............ Three Weeks After Marriage, Scene

Othello's Apology. After Shakspere

from............ ......................

--J. 0...................................... 86 Threatened Invasion, On the-Hall,.. 137
Parish Poor-House, A-Crabbe ...... Tinker and Miller's Daughter, The
Passage of the Red Sea, The-Regi-

Peter Pindar .............
nald Heber ............................... 162 Unpaid Puff for the Lawyers, An ...
Patent and Dowlas.—Carey ............ Washing Day.-Anonymous

.............

Pig, The-Southey ..........................

| Water Gueuse, The-Anonymous ...... 185

Polish Refugees, The - Ebenezer

Wife-A Tale of Mantua, Scene from
Elliott .........................................

The-Sheridan Knowles ................
Private Practice-The Editor ......... 48 Wife to her husband, The Sunday
Return of Roderick, The Southey ... 61 | Times ....................................
Richard II., Scene from—Shakspere 17 Winter-from The Seasons.—Thomson 13
Richelieu, Scene from-Sir E. Bulwer 55 Wolsey's Appeal to Henry VIII.
Riches.-Pope ............................ 7 Ainsworth........... .............
Rivals, Scene from The-Sheridan ... 3 / Youth and Age.-Coleridge ............

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16

THE STANDARD ELOCUTIONIST.

SCENE FROM “THE RIVALS."

Sheridan. Enter Sir Lucius OTRIGGER and Acres, with pistols. Acres. By my valour; then, Sir Lucius, forty yards is a good distance. Odds levels and aims !—I say it is a good distance.

Sir Lucius. Is it for muskets or small field pieces? Upon my conscience, Mr. Acres, you must leave those things to me.-Stay now -I'll show you.-[Measures paces along the stage.] There now, that is a very pretty distance—a pretty gentleman's distance.

Acres. Zounds! we might as well fight in a sentry-box ! I tell you, Sir Lucius, the farther he is off, the cooler I shall take my aim.

Sir Lucius. Faith! then I suppose you would aim at him best of all if he was out of sight!

Acres. No, Sir Lucius; but I should think forty, or eight-andthirty yards

Sir Lucius. Pho! pho! nonsense! three or four feet between the mouths of your pistols is as good as a mile.

Acres. Odds bullets, no !-by my valour! there is no merit in killing him so near : do, my dear Sir Lucius, let me bring him down at a long shot :-a long shot, Sir Lucius, if you love me!

Sir Lucius. Well, the gentleman's friend and I must settle that.But tell me now, Mr. Acres, in case of an accident, is there any little will or commission I could execute for you?

Acres. I am much obliged to you, Sir Lucius—but I don't understand

Sir Lucius. Why, you may think there's no being shot at without a little risk—and if an unlucky bullet should carry a quietus with it, I say it will be no time then to be bothering you about family matters.

Acres. A quietus !

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