The Book of Oratory: Compiled for the Use of Colleges, Academies, and the Higher Classes of Select and Parish Schools

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Contents

Extempore or Sight Reading
75
Description of the Ruins at Balbec Lamnrtine
80
The Convict Ship T K Hervey
83
Mountains William Jloiritt
84
Ireland and the Irish 0 Edwards Letter
86
The Duellists Honor Bishop England
87
Emotions on Returning to the United States 1837 Isqari
89
Afar in the Desert PAngle
90
Poet Nummos Virtus Mt Ret Abp Spalding
92
Grace Darling Wordsworth
94
The Church Maeaulay
97
The ChurchCWuderf lb
98
The Crusaders Approach Jerusalem Tao
99
The Suliote Mother Mrt Hemans
103
American Literature Gnmke
106
Legend of St Jodocns Translated from tu German
107
The Poor Exile Lamennais
109
A Christmas Hymn Dommet
110
Baron Qeramb Cardinal Wiseman
113
The Angels of Buena Vista Whittier
114
The Possession of Juha Newman
118
The Possession of JuhaContinued fl
123
The Possession of JubaConcluded Ib
125
Waiting for the May D F MCarthy
127
Italy Wallace
129
The Tyrant and the Captive Adelaide A Proctor
130
The Sul marine Telegraph Cardinal Wiseman
132
tt The Human Voice Holmes
134
The Bell of Liberty Headlcy 187
139
Giles
140
Summer Hymn From the German of Scheffier
142
The Christian Preacher Lamartine
144
What is Glory? Motherwell
145
Christendom Notalis
146
The Good Old Times Rev J M Neale
149
Maryland Wm Geo Reed
154
American History Gulian 0 Verplanck
156
Soggarth Aroon Banim
158
Summers Farewell E Cook
160
Rome Under Nero Manalian
162
Acre
164
The Martyrs of Fatherland Be Vere 165 i
170
The Penitents Prayer Goethe
171
The ChurchBell Cardinal Wiseman
173
St Bernard Montalembert
175
for the Wings of the Wind to Wander Judge Arrington
178
64 A Man Overboard Mitchell
179
B The Fount of Song Miss Brown
180
Monasteries Hurter
183
The Perie Song Moore
185
Floating Islands Hue
186
The Skylark Hogg
188
Revolutionists Guaot
189
The Aztec Empire Prescott
190
The Valley of Mexico Ib
192
What is Poetry? O W Prentice
193
Our Neighbor E A Starr
194
The Angelas Cardinal Wiseman
195
Song of the Shirt Hood
196
The Press Balmez
199
Ruins of Copan and Palenque Stephens
201
The Spirit of Beauty Dawes
203
Mans Position in Creation Faber
204
The Acadians D MacLeod
207
The Tyrolese Wordsworth
209
To the Memory of those who fell in the Rebellion of 1745 CoUin
210
Mother Pert Felix
213
The Extra Train
214
The Month of October in Italy Cardinal Wiseman
217
Coxcombry in Conversation Cowper
219
Henry IVs Apostrophe to Sleep Shakspeare
220
Success the Reward of Merit Ren F 8 Baker
221
Alexanders Feast Dryden
222
A3 The SilverBirds Nest Miss H F Gould
223
The Burial at Sea Rev J M Male
224
The Glove and the Lions L Hunt
225
Modern Theories Montalembert
226
Tomorrow is Saint Crispian Shakspeare
228
A Challenge to America Punch
229
Tho Wonderful OneHoes Shay Holmes
230
Last Days of Peter Stuyvesant Irving
234
Steam Punch
236
Origin of the City of New York Irving
237
Tho Dismissal of General Von Poffenburgh Ib 288
239
Country Excursion Dickens
240
Countrv ExcursionConcluded Ib
243
Sir Hudibras Butler
246
Modern Improvements Halleck
247
Squire Bull and his Son Jonathan J K Paulding
248
An Amusing Anecdote 861
251
Fame Joanna Baillie
253
PART IIIORATORICAL 1 Oratory as an Art Knmeles
255
The Study of Oratory in Greece and Rome Wirt
256
Oration on the Crown Demosthenes
257
Oration on the CrownConcluded 26
260
Public Spirit of the Athenians Demosthenes
261
A Last Appeal H 202
262
Cicero and Demosthenes Compared Fenelon
264
Catiline Denounced Cicero
265
Catiline Expelled Ib 207
267
The Quarrel Scene from Julius Caesar Shakspeare
268
Marc Antonys Oration i
272
Against the Execution of Louis XVI Virgniaud 27o 13 The Rising of the Vendee Oroly
277
Lord Straffords Defence
279
Senatorial Denunciation of Richard Cromwell Sir Henry Vane
281
King John and Hubert Sitakapearc
283
Strictures on William Pitt Sir Hubert Walpole
284
Reply of William Pitt
286
Hotspur Shakspeare
288
Repeal of the Stamp Act Lord Chatham 210
290
Reconciliation with America Earl of Chatham
292
The American War Fox
295
The Foreign PoUcy of Washington Ib
297
The American War Denounced William Pttt
298
On an Attempt to coerce him to Resign Ib
299
Sectarian Tyranny 1812 Henry Orattan 801
302
A Collision of Vices Canning
303
Measures not Men H 800
305
Danger of Delay Lord Brougham
306
Parliamentary Reform ii
308
The Established Church in Ireland T B Macaulay
311
Satirical Extract from a Speech of Mr Canning on the Address 1825 Canning
313
Declaration of Irish Rights Orattan
315
Reply to Mr Flood 1783 76
317
The Irish Parliament H
319
The OKavanagh J Augustus Shea 821
322
Enterprise of American Colonists Ib
324
Pandemonium MB 42 Impeachment of Warren Hastings Ib 826
326
Peroration to the Impeachment of Warren Hastings lb 828
328
Hyder Alis Invasion of the Carnatic
330
National Independence Oti
347
The American Revolution Jonah Quiney
349
The Age of Washington Fixher Ames 81
351
The Federal Constitution 1787 Franklin
353
Dissolution of the National Compact Gouverneur Morris
354
Washingtons Sword and Franklins Staff J Q Adams
356
Liberty or Death Patrick Henry
357
Liberty or DeathConcluded Pj
359
Return of British Fugitives 1782 ft 300
362
American Innovations James Madison
365
The Eagle Percieal 300
366
The Prospect of War J O Gallwun 308
370
Song of Marions Men Bryant
373
Matches and Overmatches Webster
375
The South during the Revolution Hayne
377
The Federal Union Webster
378
Peaceable Secession 879
379
Free Trade Hayne 881
381
Our Country Webster
382
The State Constitution Judge Gaston
384
The Folly of Disunion I 886
386
Party Spirit Ib W 79 Factious Power l0
388
The Permanence of American Liberty McDuffie
389
New Territories Winthrop 890
390
The Disinterestedness of Washington B T Paine
392
Our Republic T Hieing
394
Liberty and Oreatness Legare 39o 85 Constitutional Changes John Bandotph of Roaiwkc
397
The Patriots Courage Clay
399
Honorable Ambition lb
400
Aspirations for America CM Clay
401
The Evils of War H Clay
403
Hohenlinden Campbell
404
Valedictory Address to the Senate Clay
406
Freedom of Discussion W C Preston
409
The Mexican War T Oormn
412
Retributive Justice Ib
413
The Cause of the Union B C Winthrop 41o 96 Duty of American Citizens Douglas
418
The Foundation of National Character Edward Eeerctt
419
MlSCELLANEOUS 1 On being found guilty of High Treason Bibert Emmet
421
Aaron Burr William Wirt
430
Who is Blanncrhassett? Ib
431
The Habeas Corpug Act Curran
433
Cumins Appeal to Lord Avonmore Ib
435
Ureat Minds in their Relations to Christianity Erskint
437
Guilt cannot Keep its Own Secret Daniel Webster
439
An Appeal to the Jury Phillips
441
Ireland T F Meagher
442
Adherbal against Jugurtha Sailust
443
Speech of Salathicl in Favor of Resisting the Roman Power 4IU 13 Extract from Roderick the Last of the Goths Southty 4
451
Sernpronius Speech for War Adtlinon
453
Caius Mantis to the Romans Paraphrase from Saliutt 4
455
The Spartans March Felicia Hemant
457
The Flight of Xerxes Miu Jevcbury
458
Seipio io his Army 22 Hannibal to his Army Jo 4il
461
Heguius to the Roman Senate 403
463
Leonidas to his Three Hundred
465
Speech of Galgacus to the Caledonians Tacitm 407
467
Liry
469
Richard to the Princes of the Crusade 8ir Walter Scott
471
Alfred the Great to his Men Kuowks
472
The Battle Schiller
473
Before Vicksburg
476
The AlarmApril 191776 Bancroft
477
Paul Reveres Ride Longfellow
479
Macbriars Speech to the Scotch Insurgents Scott
483
Spanish War Song 484
484
Sartacus to the Gladiators
488
Hodden Field Scott is 38 Flodden FieldConcluded Ib
492
Edinburgh after Flodden William Edrrumdtoune Aytoun 49f 40 The Light Brigade Tennyson
499
The Claims of Italy 501
501
Napoleon to the Army of Italy
502
Napoleon to the Soldiers at Fontainebleau Lamnrtine 503
503
Napoleons Return Miss Wallace
505
The Soldiers Funeral London
508
Press On Park Benjamin
510
King Richards Meditation on Kings Bhakupearc
511
Welcome to General Lafayette Edward Ecei ett
512
Rollas Address
513
Address to the Sun Otmm
514
Englands Doom Abp Spalding
515
A National Monument to Washington R 0 Winthrop
518
The Spirit of Democracy in America and in Europe Laeordaire
520
The Death of OConnoll W H Seward Mi
523
A Storm at Sea Sntthey
527
Cato on the Souls Immortality Addison
530
CO Marc Antonys Apostrophe to Cesars Body Shalapfftre
531
The Reform Bill Sydney Smith
538
Taxes the Price of Glory Ib
540
The Union De Hoes Janvier
541
The Destiny of America Story
542
Republics Legare
544
Catos Speech over his Dead Son Addison
545
Who is there to Mournt Logan
546
Black Hawks Address to General Street
548
The Indian Hunter Longfellow
549
Rights of the Indians defended Ecerett
551
Lines to a Fallen Leaf Richard Ternan
553
Dry burgh Abbey Ciarles Swain
554
Marius in Prison De Quinccy
559
Marius Lydia Marvi Child SCO 77 A Legend of Bregenz Miss A A Procter
561
The Irish Emigrants Mother D F McCarthy 508
572
The Bible jDonoto Cortes
575
Influence of Pagan Classics on Religion Oaume
577
Pagan and Christian Classics Digby
580
Christian OratorsFathers of the Church Chateaubriand
582
So Let the Waters be Gathered Together St Basil
584
In the Beginning was the Word Ib
587
Letter of St Basil Describing his Hermitage to St Gregory Nazianzen St Basil
589
Thou art Beautiful 0 Seal Lb
590
Venerable Bede
591
GO To the Christiana of Rome
592
Julian the Apostate
595
Martyrdom of St Theodosia Mrs A H Dorsey
597
St Cecilia before the Roman Prefect
599
The Second Coming of Jesus Christ St Ephrcm of Edessa 003
608
Defence of Eutropius St Chrysostom 009
609
Supplication 015
615
Appeal for the Crusaders to the People of Franconia St Bernard 017
617
Bossuet as an Orator Chateaubriand
620
The Great Condfi Bossuet 021
623
Funeral Oration of Henrietta of England Bossuet 025
625
Funeral Oration of the Duchess of Orleans Ib 027
627
The Death of the Sinner Massillon 029
630
Exordium at St Sulpice Pere Bridaine
632
Song of the Angels over the Skeptics Conversion From an unpublished Poem by Judge Arlington
634
Character of Champlain Thomas DArcy McOce
635
Heroism of the Hospital and the Prison Po
637
Mental and Moral Destitution of DeafMutes Ib
640
Paradise Faber
642
The Song of the Cossack Francis Mnhony 044
647

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