Practical Elocution: Containing Illustrations of the Principles of Reading and Public Speaking : Also a Selection of the Best Pieces from Ancient and Modern Authors, Accompanied by Explanatory Notes : the Whole Adapted to the Purposes of Improvement in Reading and Oratory

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Erastus H. Pease, 1846 - Elocution - 312 pages
 

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Contents

Climax 44
46
Remarks on the Inflections of the Voice with examples
50
Elocution Dr Charming
55
Elocution of Ladies Mrs Sigourney
56
Elocution its effects upon Health Dr A Combe
57
The Voice Journal of Health
59
Demosthenes Charles Rollin
61
Cicero N Amer Review
63
Eloquence its true nature D Webster
67
Eloquence of the Pulpit Dr Rush
68
Taste for Reading SirJ Herschell
69
A Rabbinical Tale Dr Franklin
70
Education Governor Seward
72
Hamlets Instruction to the Players Shakspeare
74
14 Tells Address to the Mountains Knowles
75
Address to the Sun Ossian
76
Rienzis Address to the Romans Miss Mitford
77
Address to the Ocean Byron
79
Speech of King Henry V Shakspeare
80
TheGrave James Montgomery
82
Satans supposed Speech Milton
84
Apostrophe to Light Milton
85
Speech of Lord Chancellor Thurlow
87
Defence before Agrippa St Paul
88
Supposed Speech of John Adams D Webster
91
Description of the person of Jesus Christ Josephus
93
The Blind Preacher William Wirt
95
Davids Lamentation over Saul and Jonathan
97
Catos Soliloquy Addison
99
Imaginary meeting of Satan Sin and Death Milton
101
Adam and Eves Morning Hymn Milton
104
Speech of Cassius Shakspeare
106
Brutus Oration on the Death of Cffisar Shakspeare
107
Antonys Oration over Caesars body Shakspeare
109
The Burial of Sir John Moore Wolfe
113
Lines relating to Currans Daughter Thomas Moore
114
The Temperance Reformation a Harbinger of the Millennium Rev Dr Sprague
115
Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson
117
Patriotic Speech on the question of War with England P Henry
122
Cardinal Wolseys Soliloquy on Ambition Sliakspeare
125
Cardinal Wolseys Farewell Address to Cromwell Shakspeare
126
Speech to Joseph Judah
127
Announcement of the Death of a Colleague George Mc Duffie
128
The right of Free Discussion derived from God Gerrit Smith
130
Address to the Moon Ossian
133
Education Charles Phillips
134
Conclusion of Henry Clays Speech at Lexington Ken
136
Petition of the Wife of Almas Ali Cawn to Warren Hastings
138
Speech of William Pitt Earl of Chatham
139
Night before and Battle of Waterloo Byron
141
Right of Free Discussion D Webster
143
Extract from Gen Jacksons Proclamation
145
Woodman Spare that Tree Geoge P Morris
147
The Union D Webster
148
Marco Bozzaris F G Halleck
149
Speech of Edmund Burke
151
The Right of Instructing Representatives Edmund Burke
153
Hamlets Soliloquy on Death Shakspeare
154
Speech of King Richard III Shakspeare
156
Theres nothing True but Heaven Thomas Moore
157
Heaven Anonymous
158
On Knowledge De Witt Clinton
168
The importance of Female Influence in the Temperance Cause Chancellor Walworth
169
Speech of aMingo Chief Logan
172
SO Lady Randolphs Soliloquy Rev John Home
173
Byrons Farewell to his Wife
174
Song of the German Soldiers after victory Mrs F D Hemans
176
Defence of Socrates before his Judges
177
Part of the Burial Service Bible
179
The Dream of Clarence Shakspeare
181
Virginius and Lucius J S Knowles
183
Scene from Pizarro Kotzebue
187
Dialogue from the History of King Richard HI Knickerbocker
191
Scene between Captain Bertram and Jack Bowlin Dunlap
192
Alexander the Great and a Robber Dr Aikin
196
Prince Henry and Falstaff Shakspeare
197
A Scene from William Tell Knowles
200
Extract from Damon and Pythias Shiel
205
Isabella pleading before Angelo Shakspeare
208
Mutual Upbraidings of Edward and Warwick Dr T Franklin
213
Hamlet and Horatio Shakspeare
216
Othello and Iago Shakspeare
219
Alonzos Soliloquy Dr Edward Young
221
Death of Alexander Hamilton Eliphalet Nott
223
Our Federal Union its inestimable value President Polk
224
Man George Combe
227
To Mary in Heaven Robert Burns
229
The Christians Hope Rev A Sutton
231
Rules for the structure of a Sentence Alexander Walker
232
Heavens Attractions Dr Nevis
233
Eloquent Speech against Warren Hastings Sheridan
236
Panegyric on Sheridans Eloquence Burke
239
New Missionary Hymn S F Smith
240
Davids Confidence in Gods Grace
241
Of Elocution Thelwal
244
Divinely inspired Speakers their Elocution Rev David Marks
246
Patience under provocations our interest as well as duty Dr Blair
250
The Daughters Request Anonymous
252
The Universal Prayer Pope
254
Reflections at Sea Rev Howard Malcom
256
Speech to the Ladies D Webster
257
The Snow Storm Portland Argus
259
Extract from the Charge preceding the Sentence of the Court in the case of the three Thayers Hon R H Walworth
261
Presidents of the United States Samuel N Sweet
264
Advantages of Knowledge S N Sweet
268
Disadvantages of Ignorance S N Sweet
270
Extract from the Mount Hope Dedication Address Rev P Church
273
Reflections on the death of a Friend CM Thayer
278
Education the Principle of all Prosperity Rev Robert Hall
281
Character of George Washington Thomas Jefferson
283
The last hours of Washington G W P Custis
285
lift Education essential both in time of War and Peace Gen F Marion
289
LordUUins Daughter Thomas Campbell
291
Reading aloud Chambers Edinburgh Journal
293
Thanatopsis William C Bryant
296
The Gamblers Wife Dr Coals
299
Pitts Reply to Walpole
300
Conclusion of Cassius M Clays Speech in 184G at NewYork
302
The Hermit Dr Beattie
304
Extract from President Jeffersons Inaugural Address
306
Extract from DemosthenesOration on the Crown
308
Extract from Ciceros Speech for Clucntius
310

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