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SECTION XI.

142

45. The Landsman's Song.

.B. W. Procter. 142

46. The Sailor's Song.

B. W. Procter. 143

48. Our Native Ships..

..J. T. Fields. 146

49. The Greek Emigrant's Song. .James Gates Percival. 146

SECTION XII..

148

51. The Votary of Pleasure.

..Charles H. Lyon. 150

SECTION XIII...

158

56. The Country Church.

..Thomas Buchanan Read 164

SECTION XIV.

168

58. True Freedom, and How to Gain it. Charles Mackay. 169

60. The Days that are Gone....

.Charles Mackay. 172

63. The Watcher on the Tower.

.Charles Mackay. 179

SECTION XV..

181

65. My Mother's Bible..

George P. Morris. 184

66. The Old Arm-Chair...

. Eliza Cook. 185

67. Woodman, Spare that Tree...

George P. Morris. 186

68. The Arab's Farewell to his Steed.

Mrs. Norton. 187

69. The Old Clock on the Stairs...Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 189

SECTION XVI....

191

71. The Worth of Hours.

..R. M. Milne. 194

73. To-morrow..

.Nathaniel Cotton. 197

SECTION XVII.

200

79. Tauler...

.John Greenleaf Whittier. 209

SECTION XIX.

229

87. Cruelty to Animals.

William Couper. 229

88. Sensibility....

.Hannah More. 230

89. Love of Country and of Home. ..James Montgomery. 231

92. The Family Meeting..

.Charles Sprague. 240

SECTION XX.

241

98. The Death of the Flowers. William Cullen Bryant. 249

SECTION XXI..

256

99. Perpetual Adoration..

Thomas Moore. 250

100. Seasons of Prayer..

.Henry Ware, Jr. 251

101. Address to the Deity.

Mrs. Barbauld. 253

102. The Universal Prayer.

. Alexander Pope. 256

SECTION XXII....

258

103. Memory.

W. G. Clarke. 258

106. Look Aloft.

.Jonathan Lawrence. 263

SECTION XXIII....

264

108. Warren's Address.

.Rev. John Pierpont. 266

109. The Revolutionary War. Thomas Buchanan Read. 266

111. Our Country.

William Cullen Bryant. 270

SECTION XXIV..

271

112. Friendship.

. Caroline Norton. 271

113. Forgive and Forget.

.M. F. Tupper. 272

116. The Brothers..

.Charles Sprague. 278

SECTION XXV.

279

118. Only Three Grains of Corn.

.Miss Edwards. 280

119. The Pauper's Death-Bed. Caroline Bowles Southey. 282

120. The Pauper's Drive.

Thomas Noel. 283

SECTION XXVI..

284

121. The Laborer..

William D. Gallaher. 284

123. Labor..

.Frances S. Osgood. 288

ASUTION XXVII.

290

136. The Husker's Song..

.John Greenleaf Whittier. 297
.B. W. Procter. 368

SECTION XXXV..

374

165. The Wonderful “ One-Hoss Shay”

.0. W. Holmes. 381

SECTION XXXVI.......

384

170. The Flower of Liberty..

Oliver Wendell Holmes. 393

SECTION XXXVII..

395

171. The Cavalry Charge..

F. A. Durivage. 395

172. The Charge at Waterloo..

Walter Scott. 396

173. Charge of the Light Brigade.

.Alfred Tennyson. 397

SECTION XXXIX..

411

177. Passing Away.

Miss M. J. Jewsbury. 411

178. Life.

.John Bowring. 412

180. The Pure in Heart shall Meet Again. William Leggett. 414

182. A Poet's Parting Thought...

William Motherwell. 417

SECTION XL..

418

183. The Flight of Years-Part First. George D. Prentice. 418

184. The Flight of Years—Part Second.

420

185. Ring Out, Wild Bells....

Alfred Tennyson. 422

186. Death of the Old Year.

.Alfred Tennyson. 423

187. The Closing Scene, .

Thomas Buchanan Read. 425

III. DIALOGUES.

SECTION V.

90
18. A Morning Conversation.

.Miss Edgeworth. 90
21. The Miser..

ilenry Fielding. 96
SECTION XXXI..

337

145. From the Tragedy of King John-Part First...Shakspeare. 337

146. From the Tragedy of Ki John-Part Second..

339

147. From the Tragedy of King John-Part Third..

343

SECTION XXXV.

374

163. Scene from the Comedy of “Money”. .Edward B. Lytton. 374
164. Scene from “ The Poor Gentleman”.

..Coiman. 377
SECTION XXXVIII..

398
174. A Sister Pleading for a Brother. William Shakspeare. 398
176. The Trial Scene...

William Shakspeare. 403

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PART I.

ELOCUTION.

LOCUTION is the mode of utterance or delivery of

any thing spoken. It may be good or bad. 2. Good ELOCUTION, in reading or speaking, is uttering ideäs understandirgly, correctly, and effectively. It embraces the two general divisions, ORTHOËPY and EXPRESSION.

ORTHOËPY. OR

of It embraces ARTICULATION, SYLLABICATION, and ACCENT.

I. ARTICULATION.

I.

DEFINITIONS.

ARTICULATION. is the distinct utterance of the oral

elements in . 2. ORAL ELEMENTS are the sounds that, uttered separately or in combination, form syllables and words.

3. ORAL ELEMENTS ARE PRODUCED by different positions of the organs of speech, in connection with the voice and the breath.

4. THE PRINCIPAL ORGANS OF SPEECH are the lips, the testh, the tongue, and the palate.

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