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33. The Second War with England, .... Brown, ........ 95

34. Sunrise on Mount Etna; .......P. BRYDONE, ...... 97

38. On Reconciliation with America, . . . LORD CHATHAM, .....105

39. I will Try, .......................

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43. Arnold, the Teacher, ......................115

45. The Immortality of the Soul, ...... MASSILLON, ......119

46. Brevities - Exercises in Level Delivery, ............121

49. Rolla to the Peruvians, .......R. B. SHERIDAN, ...

50. Oliver Goldsmith, ......... WASHINGTON IRVING, .. 129

öl. The Summons and the Lament, ................134

52. Joan of Arc, ............ THOMAS DE QUINCEY, ..

56. In Favor of American Independence, . . SAMUEL ADAMS, .....

58. Birth of a Volcanic Island, ......D. C. WRIGHT,.....

59. Thanksgiving for Existence, ................

62. Our Native Land, : ......... HUGH S. LEGARE, ...

63. The Noblest Public Virtue, . .... HENRY CLAY,....

64. Breathe Pure Air, ....................

66. The American Robin, ........ Miss Cooper, . ....

67. The Study of Natural History, .............. ..172

70. Woman in America, ......... DANIEL WEBSTER, ...

72. Christopher Columbus, .... ... WASHINGTON IRVING,

75. Influence of Human Example, ............... . . 187

76. America's Obligations to England, ... ISAAC BARRE,, ... 189

77. Right Against Might, ..................

79. Special Exercises in Elocution - Part II., ..........

82. The Champion Speller, . ....... W. BURTON, ......

85. Barbarity of War, .......... Rev. T. CHALMERS, .. 208

87. Last Charge of Ney, .........J. T. HEADLEY, . .... 211

89. Cause for Indian Resentment, . .... WM. WIRT, ........215

91. The Fall of Constantinople,...... AUBREY DE VERE, . . . .222

93. The Boy Crusaders, ...................

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96. Allen's Capture of Ticonderoga, ....G. BANCROFT,. ...
97. Man's Immortality, .........WM. PROUT, .....
99. William the Silent, .........J. L. MOTLEY, ....

101. Going up in a Balloon, ........ CHARLES DICKENS, ..;

105. Early History of Kentucky, ..................

106. On Indifference to Popular Elections, . . G. McDUFFIE, . ....

110. Death the Gate of Life, ....... ORVILLE DEWEY, ....265

111. Brutus on the Death of Cæsar, ....SHAKSPEARE, . ....

114. Marie Antoinette, .......... EDMUND BURKE, .... 270

115. Dr. Arnold at Rugby, ........ Thomas HUGHES, ... 271

116. Hannibal to his Army, ........ Livy, ........

118. Results of the American War, .....C. J. Fox, .......277

121. Love is Power, ........... ROBERT CHAMBERS, .. . . 282

124. Special Exercises in Elocution - Part III., ........... 291

125. Columbus Discovers the New World, . . WASHINGTON IRVING, . . 298

127. My Father's Log Cabin, ....... DANIEL WEBSTER, . ...302

128. Importance of Habit, ........ SAMUEL SMILES, . . . , .303

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129. Mount Sina., ............J. L. STEPHENS, . . . .306
131. Life, ......... ................ .. 310
133. Character of Washington, Hi.... LORD BROUGHAM, ....313
136. Health and Exercise, .....................320
138. Go to Work, ........................ 325
139, Special Exercises in Elocution - Part IV., ...........328

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5. The Evening Hour, .....................

10. The Worth of Fame, .........Joanna BAILLIE, .... 36

16. Ruth to her Mother-in-law, .....W. B. 0. PEABODY, 1..

19. Belshazzar, ............. HENRY .

.... HENRY HEINE, ..... 56

22. Mazeppa's Story, .......... LORD BYRON, .....

26. The Good Time Coming, ....... CHARLES MACKAY, ..

31. The Keeping of the Bridge, ..... . LORD MACAULAY, ...

35. Where is He?............ HENRY NEELE, .....102

36. The Retort, . ........................

37. Marco Bozzaris, ........... Fiz-GREENE HALLECK, . 104

41. The Two Homes, ..... .... FELICIA HEMANS, ....113

42. Warren's Address, ......

.....JOHN PIERPONT, ....,114

44. The Good Great Man, ........S. T. COLERIDGE, .... 118

47. The Dying Trumpeter, . .......Julius MOSER, .....126

48. Lines to a Child, .......... Rev. EPHRAIM PEABODY, . 126

49. True Glory, ............. MATTHEW GREENE, ...128

50. The Village Clergyman and Teacher, . . OLIVER GOLDSMITH, ... 131

51. Pibroch of Donuil Dhu, ....... SIR WALTER Scott, ... 135

51. Coronach, ............. Sir WALTER SCOTT, .. . 136

53. The American Flag, .........J. R. DRAKE,.....

65. The Battle of Ivry, ........ LORD MACAULAY, ... 146

57. William Tell among the Mountains, . .J. S. KNOWLES, ..... 150

60. The Loss of the Royal George, .... WM. COWPER,...... 159

62. Breathes there a Man, . ....... Sir WALTER Scott, ...161

63. Live while you Live, ........ PAILIP DODDRIDGE, ...163

65. The Pauper's Death-Bed, ....... CAROLINE B. SOUTHEY, . . 167

69. Lines to Little Mary, ........ CAROLINE B. SOUTHEY,. .177

70. Prayer, ...............James THOMSON, .... 180

73. The Story of Ginevra, ........SAMUEL ROGERS, ....183

74. Apostrophe to the Ocean, . ..... . LORD BYRON, ...... 185

Be true, ..............Wm. GIFFORD, ......

77. Make Way for Liberty, .......JAMES MONTGOMERY, ... 193

78. Nothing to Wear, ..........W. A. BUTLER, ..... 194

79. Special Exercises from Shakspeare, .............. 198

80. Catiline to his Troops, ....... . Rev. GEO. CROLY,...

81. Song of Hiawatha, .........H. W. LONGFELLOW, . . . 201

83. Cato's Soliloquy, ..........JOSEPH ADDISON, ... . 206

84. Marullus to the Mob, ........ SHAKSPEARE, . ..... 207

86. The Prussian General on the Rhine, ..............210

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88. A Field of Battle, .. ...:.P. B. SHELLEY, ...... 213

Vitality of Truth, ........W. C. BRYANT; : ..... ..214

90. Too Late I Stayed, .......W. R. SPENCER, : .... ..216

91. Bernardo del Carpio, ...... HEMANS and LOCKHART, ...217

95. The Light and Life, ....... Txomas MOORE, . ....

98. Parting of Douglas and Marmion, . Sir WALTER SCOTT, ....

100. The Death of Marmion, ..... Sir WALTER Scott, ....

102. From a Prologue, ........0. W. HOLMES, ....

103. The Graves of a Household,.. FELICIA HEMANS, .....

104. The Rescue of the Lamb,..... WM. WORDSWORTH, ....

107. Downfall of Poland, ....... Thomas CAMPBELL, ..... 260

109. Sonnet, ............J. Blanco WHITE, . ....

110. From Young's Night Thoughts, ................. 266

112. Wolsey to Cromwell, ......SAAKSPEARE, .......: 268

113. Speech of Van Artevelde, ..... HENRY TAYLOR, ....... 269

116. Onward, ............J. K. LOMBARD, • ..... 273

117. Whatever is is Right, ...... ALEXANDER POPE, . . .

119. Battle Hymn and Farewell to Life, KORNER, .........

120. Waterloo, ............ LORD BYRON,.....

122. Be Just, ............ Aaron HILL, .....

123. To-morrow, ........... NATHANIEL COTTON, ...

124. Quotations from Poets, .........

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126. How to Have what we Like, ... HORACE SMITH, .......300

130. Address to an Egyptian Mummy, . HORACE SMITH, ....

132. The Winds, ...........W. C. BRYANT, .......

134. Mark Antony's Address, ..... SHAKSPEARE, . ...... 316

135. Address of Caradoc, the Bard, . . . SIR E. B. Lytton, ...

137. The Child of Earth, ....... CAROLINE NORTON, .... . 323

140. Hamlet's Soliloquy on Death,... SHAKSPEARE, ...

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141. Catiline's Defiance, ....... GEO. CROLY, ........333

Immortality, .......... SARAH F. ADAMS, ...... 334

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40. Quarrel of the Authors, ..... Paraphrase from MOLIERE, . .111
54. The Hostess and the Quack, ... Altered from Join TOBIN, . . . 143
68. Cato's Message to Cæsar, .....JOSEPH ADDISON, ......175

94. The Reading of the Will, . .................. 230
108. The Inquisitive Man, ....,.John POOLE, ....... 261
122. The Choleric Father, .......R. B. SHERIDAN, ......286

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GOOD reading has been generally considered under three heads, namely, the mechanical, which supposes the ability to speak the names of words on seeing them ; the intellectual, which includes a comprehension of the author's ideas; and the rhetorical, in which the tones appropriate to an expression of feeling are considered, together with such a management of the voice as may best convey to the hearer the full import and senti-. ment of what is read.

The pauses and marks in reading are the comma ( , ), indicating the shortest pause ; the semicolon (;), indicating a pause somewhat longer than the comma; the colon (:), indicating a pause longer than the semicolon ; the period (.), which indicates the longest pause.

To these we should add the interrogation mark( ? ), should we not? indicating a question ; the exclamation mark (!), indicating emotion ; the dash (—), indicating a sudden break; the parenthesis marks (as here), used when words independent of the sentence are thrown in.

The apostrophe (') indicates the possessive case; as, Mary's book. It is also used to mark the omission of one letter or more; as, e'er for ever ; 'gan for began.

The hyphen is used to separate syllables ; also to connect compound words; as, in-ter-rupt, wood-shed.

The acute accent, as now generally used in English dictionaries, de notes that the stress of the voice should be put on a certain syllable; as, fam'i-ly, in-tim'i-date, in'stant, in-sist. The pupil should distinctly understand this, as the pronunciation of words is frequently indicated, in the following lessons, by the help of this little mark.

The diæ'resis, a Greek word, signifying a division, divides into sylla bles two vowels that might otherwise seem to make a diphthong; as, Creätor. Here the e and a are separate in sound; but in creature, ea is, a diphthong. The diæresis may be placed over a vowel, to show that the

vowel ought to be pronounced separately, as if commencing a new sylla ble ; as, wingëd, learnëd, blessëd, agëd.

Marks of quotation are used “ to denote that the words of another person, real or supposed, than the author, are quoted.”

The makron, a Greek word, signifying long, is merely the hyphen mark placed over a vowel, and denotes that the quantity is long ; as, hāte, mēte, hide, nõte, mūte. The breve (from the Latin brevis, short) denotes that the vowel over which it is placed is short; as, hắt, mět, hit, hặt, hắt, moth.

Our language contains thirty-four purely elementary sounds, and six compound sounds, that are generally classed as elementary. Five of the letters, a, e, i, o, u, are called vowels ; the rest consonants, except w and y when they end a syllable, and then they become vowels.

These elementary sounds are a in far, fat, fate, fall; e in me, met ; i in fit; o in note, not; u in bull ; oo in fool; u in but; w in wet; y in yet; h in hot; ng in king; m in man; n in not; 1 in let; r in run; p in pan, b in bag; f in fan, v in van; th in thin, th in thine; t in tin, d in din; k in kind, g in gun; s in sin, z in zeal; sh in shine, z in azure.

There are four compound vowel sounds sometimes classed as elementary ; namely, i in pine, u in cube, ou in house, oi in voice ; and two compound consonant sounds, namely, ch in chest, j in jest.

The letters C, 4, and 2, do not appear in the above list, because, as representatives of sound, they are redundant ; c expressing only what is as well expressed by s or k (as in city, can); q being only kw; and X, ks or gs.

By cognate consonant sounds is meant a class of sounds allied or related to each other ; as pand b, f and v, th in thin and th in this. The former, namely, p, f, and th in thin, are said to be aspirate; the latter, vocal.

When two vowels unite to form a syllable, they are called a diphthong; as, aid, mean, hoist. When three vowels unite to form a syllable, they are called a triphthong ; as, beauty, view.

In the following exercises, words are arranged illustrating the sound to be enunciated. Let the pupil first pronounce the representative sound by itself, and then apply it to the letter or letters conveying it In the Exercises.

It should be explained that different letters are often used to express the same sound. In great and weigh, ea and eigh have the simple sound of long a as in fāte, and are its substitutes or equivalents.

Much trouble in the mispronunciation of common words, such as again, been, none, catch, evil, even, &c., will be avoided by drilling a class in the following Exercises, the words of which have been carefully selected.

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