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EXERCISE

PAQS

117. Letter to Lord Chesterfield,

Samuel JOHNSON, 392

118. Portrait of James Boswell,

MACAULAY,

394

119. Passages from Boswell's Life of Johnson,

397

120. The Mocking Bird,

Thomas NUTTALL, 400

121, Scene from the Lady of the Lake,

Sir Walter Scott, 402

i22. The Borrowed Umbrella,

DOUGLAS JERROLD, 415

123. Sketch of Addison,

New Am. CYCLOPÆDIA, 418

124. Discretion, not Cunning,

ADDISON,

420

125. Moore as a Poet,

ROBERT CHAMBERS, 423

126. Specimens from Thomas Moore :-

The Meeting of the Waters,

424

There's nothing truo but Heaven,

425

The Lake of the Dismal Swamp,

426

127. Trial and Execution of Charles I.,

HOME, ,

428

128. Passages from Campbell's “ Pleasures of Hope :"

Hope Kindled by Distant Objects,

432

Hope Lingered when all else had Fled,

433

Hope animates the Ilero,

433

Hope invoked to cheer the Home of Poverty,

433

Hope, the Mother's Inspiration,

434

Hope soothes even the poor Maniac, .

435

Hope gives Pledge of Progress,

435

No Hope of Happiness without Woman,

435

Life without Christian Hope,

436

Hope the sole solace in the Dying Hour,

436

Hope of future Happiness inspiring,

437

Hope Eternal,

437

129. Cooper the American Novelist,

Rufus W. GRISWOLD, 438

130. Escape of the Frigate,

J. FENIMORE COOPER, 440

131. Escape of the Frigate (continued), J. FENIMORE COOPER, 446

132. Thanatopsis,

Wm. CULLEN BRYANT, 452

133. Christian in Doubting Castle,

John BUNYAN,

455

134. Cato's Soliloquy,

ADDISON,

460

135. Passages from Burns :-

The Wish for Manhood,

462

Pleasures Evanescent,

462

Money not to minister to Pride or Avarice,

463

A noble Anchor in the Tempest of Life,

463

The Rich and Great not all truly blest,

463

The Ills we make for Ourselves and for Others,

464

Judge not thy Brother,

464

Grace before Dinner,

464

136. Piety and Virtue Distinguished,

Young,

465

137. Dante and Milton compared,

MACAULAY,

467

138, Satan's Address to the Sun,

MILTON,

469

139 Scene of the French Revolution,

FELICIA HEMANS, 471

140. Heart and Head,

Susan FENIMORE COOPER,474

141, Ode on the Passions,

WILLIAM COLLINS,

476

142. Burke and Chatham, .

William HAZLITT,

480

143. The Invasion of the Carnatic,

EDMUND BURKE,

482

144. The War in America,

LORD CHATHAM,

484

145. Speech on the Overtures of Bonaparte, CHARLES James Fox, 487

146. The Battle of Blenheim,

SOUTHEY,

489

147. Elegy written in a Country Churchyard, Thomas Gray,

492

148. Parallel between Pope and Dryden, SAMUEL JOHNSON,

497

149. Alexander's Royal Feast,

DRYDEN,

50

150. Messiah's Coming,

РОРЕ,

504

151. Wasbington Irving as a Writer,

New Am. CYCLOPEDIA, 507

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EXERCISE

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152. Tea-Parties in Old Times,

WASHINGTON IRVING, 508

153. Quarrel Scene between Brutus and Cassius, SHAKSPEARE,

511

154. Dream of an Opium Eater,

DE QUINCEY,

515

155. Marco Bozzaris,

HALLECK,

517

156. Address to the Bristol Volunteers,

ROBERT HALL,

519

157. Wonderful Contrast,

BANCROFT,

520

158. The Story of Lavinia,

THOMSON,

523

159. Apostrophe to the Ocean,

BYRON,

526

160. Sketch of Byron,

MACAULAY,

528

161, “Life Thoughts” from Beecher :-

The object of Training,

532

A Blessed Bankruptcy,

533

Work, not Worry,

533

Christian Man's Life,

534

Ugly kind of Forgiveness,

534

A Nobie Man,

534

The Severest Test of Friendship,

534

True way of looking at a Gift,

535

Scriptural Sobriety,

535

Home,

535

162. Epithalamium, .

John G. C. BRAINARD, 536

163. Serenade,

JAMES G. PERCIVAL, 537

164. Pictures of Memory,

ALICE CARY, .

540

165. The Ills of Life,

PH@BE CARY,

541

166. Outward Bound,

EMILY C. JUDSON, 543

167. Days that are Gone,

CHARLES MACKAY, 546

168. The Irish not Aliens,

RICHARD LALOR SHEIL, 548

269. Passages from Akenside :-

Beauty the Ministress of Truth and Good,

551

Moral Sublimity,

552

Nature's Charms open to all,

552

Apostrophe to his Birthplace,

553

170. The Raven,

EDGAR A. PoE,

554

171. Fine Retort,

WILLIAM Wirt, .

559

172. The Declaration of Independence, Joan Quincy ADAMS, . 561

173. Last Words of Jobn Quincy Adams, WILLIAM H. SEWARD, 562

174. God and Heaven,

ANONYMOUS,

563

175. Each and All,

RALPH WALDO EMERSON, 564

176. Parting of Hector and Andromache, Homer,

566

177. Farewell to the Senate, .

HENRY CLAY,

571

178. The Midnight Sun,

BAYARD TAYLOR, 574

179. Opening Stanzas of the Minstrel,

BEATTIE,

575

180. The Blessing of Peaco,

CHARLES SIMNER, 577

181. Passages from Bishop Heber :-

Pictures of Palestine,

578

The Lilies and the Birds, .

579

The Moonlight March,

580

182. Spartacus to the Gladiators,

E. Kelluga,

581

183. The Drowned Mariner,

ELIZABETH OAKES SMITA,583

184. Passages from Crabbe :-

Portrait of a Peasant, .

586

Gradual approaches of Age,

588

185. True Love,

HARRIET MARTINEAU,

589

186. O, had I the Wings,

J. G. PERCIVAL,

591

187. Gesler and William Tell,

J. SHERIDAN KNOWLES, 593

188. Cupid's Adventure,

ANACREON,

595

189. God everywhore, .

Hugh HUTTON,

597

190. Fossil Poetry,

TRENCA,

599

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ALPHABETICAL LIST OF AUTHORS.

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ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY,

560 CICERO, MARCUS TULLIUS, 259, 296 ADDISON, JOSEPH, 51, 420, 460 CLARE, JOHN,

256 AKENSIDE, MARK, 551 | CLAY, HENRY,

571 Alison, ARCAIBALD, 271 | COLERIDGE, HARTLEY,

257 ANACREON,

595 COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor, 174, 180 ANONYMOUS, 130, 183, 224, 364, COLLINS, WILLIAM,

476 563 COOPER, J. FENIMORE, 440, 446 AUDUBON, JOHN JAMBS, 288 COOPER, Susan FENIMORE, 289, 474

COWLEY,

182 BANCROFT, GEORGE, 298, 520 COWPER, WILLIAM, 108, 181, 302 BEATTIE, JAMES, 575 Coxe, A. CLEVELAND,

195 BEECHER, HENRY WARD, 532 CRABBE, GEORGE,

586, 588 BENJAMIN, PARK,

358 CYCLOPÆDIA, NEW AMERICAN, BIBLE, 101, 133, 294, 314, 315, 316, 317

122, 418, 507 BONAR, HORATIUS,

248 BOSWELL, JAMES, 397 DEMOSTHENES,

171 BRAINARD, JOAN G. C., 536 DOANE, GEO. W.,

112 BROUGHAM, LORD, 171, 259 DRAKE, JOSEPH RODMAN,

312 BRYANT, J. H.,

256 DICKENS, CHARLES, 349, 354 BRYANT, W. C., 382, 452 DRYDEN, JOAN,

500 BULWER, 115 DE QUINCEY,.

515 BUNYAN, JOHN,

455 BURNS, ROBERT, 180, 462 EASTMAN, CHARLES G.,

226 BURKE, EDMUND, 482 ELLIS, MRS. SARAH S.,

295 BYRON, LORD,

181, 526 Emerson, RALPH WALDO, 564 EVERETT, EDWARD,

370 CAUPBELL, THOMAS,

105, 432 CARY, ALICE, 540 FANSHAWE, Miss,

329 CARY, PIEBE, 541 Fox, CHARLES JAMES,

487 CERVANTES, MIGUEL, 336 GAY, JOAN, •

98 CHAMBERS, ROBERT, 83, 365, 423 / GOLDSMITH, OLIVER,

52 CHANNING, W. E., 199, 200 | GRAY, FRANCIS C.,

377 CHAPMAN, GEORGE, 339 GRAY, THOMAS,

492 CHATEAUBRIAND, 274 GRINDON, L. H.,

309 CHATHAM, . 484 GRISWOLD, Rufus W.,

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PAGE HALL, ROBERT, 519 PIERPONT, JOHN,

232 HALLECK, Fitz-GREENE, 517 | Poe, EDGAR A.,

554 HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL, 250 | POLLOK,

221 Hazlitt, WILLIAM, 138, 261, 480 POPE, ALEX., 182, 297, 298, 504, 566 HEBER, BISHOP,

578 PRAED, W. M., 154, 155, 193, 205 JIEMANS, Felicia, 471 | PRENTICE, Geo. D.,

360 HILLHOUSE, JAMES A., 70 PROCTER,

167, 227 HOGG, JAMES, .

87, 150 HC LMES, OLIVER WENDELL, 228 HOMER,

ROCHESTER,

182 566 RUSKIN, JOHN,

47 Hood, THOMAS,

. 206, 208 HUME, David,

428 HUNIS, W., .

177
SAXE, Joan G., .

75, 268 HOLLAND, J. G.,

162

SCHILLER, JOHANN FRED., 115

Scott, Sir WALTER, 276, 299, 301, 402 IRVING, WASHINGTON, .372, 508 SEWARD, W. H.,

562

SAAKSPEARE, 140, 145, 258, 263, 267, JERROLD, DOUGLAS, 415

511 Johnson, SAMUEL, 134, 156, 179, 392, SHAW, Thos. B.,

388 497 SHEIL, RICHARD LALOR,

548 Jonson, Ben, 180 SAERIDAN, R. B.,

296, 328 JUDSON, Emily C., . 543 SHIRLEY, JAMES,

339 JUNOT, MADAME, 318 SMITH, E. OAKES,

583 Junius, 158 SIGOURNEY, LYDIA H.,

331 SOUTHEY, ROBERT, .

62, 489 KELLOGG, E., 581 STERNE, LAURENCE,

184 KNOWLES, J. SAERIDAN, 593 STEPHEN, JAMES,

325 Kossuth, Louis, 111 STORY, JUDGE,

213 SUMNER, CHARLES,

577 LAMB, CHARLES,

218 LEYDEN, John,

257 TALFOURD, T. Noon, 169, 292 LINGARD, John, 91 TAYLOR, BAYARD,

574 LONGFELLOW, HENRY W., 56, 123, 125 TAYLOR, JANE,

103, 330 LONDON ATLAS, 295 TAYLOR, JEREMY,

96 TENNYSON, ALFRED,

220, 242 MACAULAY, 345, 394, 467, 528 TROMSON, JAMES,

523 MACKAY, CHARLES, 546 | TICKNOR, GEORGE,

333 MACKINTOSH, 157 | TOBIN, John,.

234 MAGAZINE, BLACKWOOD's, 258 TRENCH, RICHARD CHEVENIX, . 599 MAGAZINE, NEw MONTHLY, 282 MANSFIELD, LORD, . 203 WARE, JR., HENRY,

97 MARTINEAU, HARRIET,

589 WEBSTER, DANIEL, 307, 348, 379 Milton, John, 254, 469 WHIPPLE, E. P.,

303 MIRABEAU, 324 WHITTIER, J. G.,

58, 212 MOORE, THOMAS, 424 WILLIS, N. P.,

383 Wilson, John,

60 NUTTALL, THOMAS, 400 WIRT, WILLIAM, .

559

WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM, 254 255, 367 PERCIVAL, J. G.,

537, 591 PHILLIPS, CHAS., 321 | YOUNG, .

297, 465

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SANDERS'

RHETORICAL READER.

PART FIRST.

ELOCUTION.

ELOCUTION is the art of delivering written or extempo raneous composition with force, propriety, and ease.

It deals, therefore, with words, not only as individuals, but as members of a sentence, and parts of a connected discourse : including every thing necessary to the just expression of the sense. Accordingly, it demands, in a special manner, attention to the following particulars; viz., ARTICULATION, ACCENT, EMPHASIS, INFLECTION, MODULATION, and PAUSES.

SECTION I.

ARTICULATION.

ARTICULATION is the art of uttering distinctly and justly the letters and syllables constituting a word.

It deals, therefore, with the elements of words, just as elocution deals with the elements of sentences : the one securing the true enunciation of each letter, or combination of letters, the other giving to each word, or combination of words, such a delivery as best expresses the meaning of the author. It is the basis of all good reading, and should be carefully practiced by the learrer.

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