The American Union Speaker: Containing Standard and Recent Selections in Prose and Poetry : for Recitation and Declamation, in Schools, Academies and Colleges : with Introductory Remarks on Elocution, and Explanatory Notes

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Taggard and Thompson, 1868 - 588 pages
 

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Contents

J Story
50
Spartacus to the Gladiators
52
E Kellogg 40 No Extension of Slave Territory
54
Winthrop
55
National Monument to Washington
56
Winthrop 42 The Perfect Orator Anonymous
57
Necessity of a Pure National Morality
58
Beecher 44 On the Irish Disturbance Bill
59
OConnell 45 Cćsars Pause upon the Rubicon
60
J S Knowles 46 Gustavus Vasa to the Dalecarlians Anonymous
61
Nobility of Labor
62
Dewey 48 Salathiel to Titus
63
G Croly
64
An Appeal to the Loyalty of South Carolina A Jackson 50 The Same Concluded A Jackson
65
Burr and Blennerhassett W Wirt
66
Cause for Indian Resentment W Wirt
69
Speech on the British Treaty
71
F Ames 54 Speech against a Libeller
72
Griffin
73
New England and the Union
74
Prentiss 56 On sending Relief to Ireland S S Prentiss
75
The New England Common School S S Prentiss
76
Christianity the Source of Reform
78
E H Chapin 59 Northern Laborers
79
Naylor
80
Broughams Attack on Canning described Anonymous 61 South Carolina during the Revolution R Y Hayne 62 Incompetency of Parliament
83
Plunkett
84
Washington
85
Phillips 64 Education C Phillips
86
Character of Napoleon Bonaparte C Phillips
87
A Collision of Vices
88
G Canning 67 Measures not Men G Canning
89
Parliamentary Reform
91
Lord Brougham 69 Denunciation of Slavery Lord Brougham
92
The Teachers of Mankind Lord Brougham
93
The Greatness of Washington
95
Lord Brougham 72 Washington a Man of Genius E P Whipple
96
Irish Aliens and English Victories
97
Sheil
98
The Iliad and the Bible
99
Dr Wayland
100
On admitting California into the Union W H Seward 76 A Highway to the Pacific
102
T H Benton
103
Address to Polish Exiles in London L Kossuth
104
Kossuth on his Credentials L Kossuth
105
The Ides of March
106
Kossuth 80 The Same Continued L Kossuth 81 The Same Continued L Kossuth
107
The Same Concluded L Kossuth
110
The Mayflower and the Pilgrims
111
E Everett 84 The Discovery of America E Everett
112
Adams and Jefferson E Everett 86 The Indian Chief to the White Settler E Everett
113
The Men of SeventySix E Everett
116
The Same Concluded E Everett
117
Our Common Schools E Everett
119
Websters greatest Parliamentary Effort E Everett
120
What Good will the Monument
122
E Everett 92 Emancipation of the Catholics of Ireland
123
J P Curran 93 The Public Informer J P Curran
124
Red Jackets Speech to the Missionary Cram 95 Partition of Poland
127
J Fox 96 National Disgrace C J
128
A Political Pause C J
129
Value of Popularity
132
The Glory and Grandeur of Peace
138
True Eloquence
144
The Same Concluded
151
Defence of American Clergymen
157
Aspirations of Youth
158
The Love of Country and of Home
159
The Bells
160
The Raven
161
Spirit of Patriotism
162
The Future of America
163
Marmion taking leave of Douglas
164
Highland WarSong
165
Davids Lament for Absalom
166
Look not upon the Wine
167
The Leper
168
Parrhasius and the Captive
169
Reply to the Reflections of Mr Walpole
170
The Bended
171
The Better Land
172
Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers
173
Bernardo Del Carpio
174
Bernardo and King Alphonso
175
Plea for the Union
176
Song of the Shirt
177
Look Aloft
178
Press
179
Kindness
180
Hows my Boy?
181
Soliloquy on Character
182
A Psalm of Life
183
The Launching of the Ship
184
The Negros Complaint
185
Loss of the Royal George
186
Slavery
187
Speech of Titus Quinctius to the Romans Anonymous
188
The Three Beats
189
The Battle of Ivry
190
The Soldier from Bingen
191
Give me three Grains of Corn Mother
192
Tells Apostrophe to Liberty
193
True Statesmanship
194
The Barons Last Banquet
195
The Water Drinker
196
Chamouni
197
How they brought the Good News
198
The Sword
199
The Fireman
200
Speak Gently
201
Extract from Demosthenes on the Crown Demosthenes
202
New England
203
Song for Saint Cecilias
204
The Sailors Song
205
Napoleon
206
Warrens Address at Bunker Hill
207
Thanatopsis
208
Declaration of Right
209
The African Chief 210 The BattleField
210
Hallowed Ground
211
The Exile of Erin 213 Lord Ullins Daughter 214 Fall of Warsaw 215 Hohenlinden PAGI F S Key J Montgomery
212
E A
216
WarSong of the Greeks 1822
217
Old Ironsides
218
Charge of the Light Brigade
219
Arnold Winkelreid
220
Sir W Scott 221 Sir W Scott
221
Sir W Scott
222
Marco Bozzaris
223
The American Flag
224
The Widow of Glencoe
225
N P Willis 225 N P Willis 226 N P Willis
226
N P Willis
227
Rienzi to the Romans
228
The Bell of the Atlantic
229
The Struggle for Fame
230
The SailorBoys Dream
231
Entry of the Austrians into Naples
232
Battle Hymn of the Berlin Landsturm
233
The Main Truck or a Leap for Life
234
Mrs Hemans 234 Mrs Hemans 235 Mrs Hemans
235
Apostrophe to the Ocean
236
Battle of Waterloo
237
The Destruction of Sennacherib
238
Speech of Moloch
239
Antonys Address to the Romans
240
Hamlets Soliloquy
241
Soliloquy of Hamlets Uncle
242
Perseverance keeps Honor bright
243
Macbeths Soliloquy
244
T Hood 242 T Hood
245
Polonius to Laertes
246
Wolsey on being cast off by the King
247
Wolsey to Cromwell
248
J Lawrence
249
P Benjamin
250
S Dobell
251
H W Longfellow
252
H W Longfellow
253
H W Longfellow
255
W Cowper 257 W Cowper 259 W Cowper
259
G W Patten
262
Busteed
265
Farewell Address at New Orleans
266
Mrs A M Edmond
267
Reconstruction of the Union
268
Speech at the Union Square Meeting
269
J S Knowles
270
Our Reformers
271
Anonymous Anonymous
281
Secession the Death of Slavery
282
Commencement of Antislavery Movement
283
Touch not Slavery
284
W Collins 283 J G Percival
285
The Controversy
286
The Pretext of Rebellion
287
No Neutrals only Patriots or Traitors
288
J Dryden
289
B W Proctor
290
J Pierpont 290 J Pierpont
291
The Fanaticism of Massachusetts
292
Defence of Massachusetts
293
Bryant 292 W C Bryant 294 W C Bryant
294
Protection for Tennessee
295
The Submissionists
296
Address to Kentucky Volunteers
297
The American Question in England
298
Patriotism
299
T Campbell 300 T Campbell
300
Ideas the Life of a People
301
The Same Concluded
302
T Campbell
303
The Duty of the Hour
304
The first Gun fired at Sumter
305
Our Countrys Call
306
Manhood and Country
307
Miss Jewsbury
308
W Holmes
309
Southern Usurpations
310
Monumental Honors
311
A Tennyson J Montgomery
312
Lellan
313
Anonymous
314
The Crittenden Compromise
315
F G Halleck
316
Emancipation Its Necessity and Justice
317
Washingtons Sword and Franklins Staff J Q Adams 99 The Right of Petition by Woinan J R Adams
318
The Bible Its Influence
319
The Bible Its Deep and Lasting Power
320
W E Aytoun
321
Wolfe
322
Not
323
Lewis
324
Am I for Peace?
325
The Great Bell Roland
326
Miss Mitford Mrs Sigourney
327
On the shores of Tennessee
328
A Battle Song of Freedom
329
The Voice of the North
330
Dimond
331
Barbara Frietchie
332
T Moore Körner
333
G P Morris
334
G Croly
335
Lord Byron Lord Byron Lord Byron
336
The Fisherman of Beaufort
337
The Flower of Liberty
338
An Appeal
339
The Last Charge
340
Milton
341
34 Voyage of the Good Ship Union 342 The Stripes and the Stars
342
Whos Ready?
343
Shakspeare Shakspeare Shakspeare Shakspeare Shakspeare Shakspeare Shakspeare Shakspeare Shakspeare Shakspeare 331 332 333 334 335 337 33...
344
War Song
345
345
346
Forward PAOL
347
349
350
RECENT SELECTIONS PROSE
353
The Orators of Revolutions
355
The Eloquence of Revolutions
356
50 52 54 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66
357
American Nationality 253 The Same Continued
358
The Same Concluded 255 The National Ensign 256 The Cause 257 The Assault on Charles Sumner 258 Strength of the Government 259 The Higher...
359
Winthrop R C Winthrop
361
A Burlingame T Parsons
364
A P Peabody
367
G B Cheever
368
R Hildreth
369
Sumner C Sumner C Sumner C Sumner
370
B F Butler B F Butler 376 B F Butler
376
S Dickinson
381
Fremont
383
R H Dana Jr
385
G Putnam 387 G Putnam
388
J A Andrew 390 J A Andrew
391
G S Hillard
394
Stone
396
Swain
397
W Phillips 397 W Phillips 399 W Phillips
399
S A Douglas
407
A H Stephens
410
H Wilson 410 H Wilson 412 H Wilson
412
H Wilson
414
A Johnson
418
J Holt 420 J Holt
421
G Thompson
425
G W Curtis
426
G W Curtis
429
A H Bullock
432
R Johnson
433
W Holmes
434
W Holmes
435
Bishop Whipple
436
A H Rice
439
R Busteed
440
E Everett 440 E Everett
441
H W Beecher
445
Trumbull
446
Baker
449
G S Boutwell
451
N P Banks
453
T Parker 453 T Parker
454
S K Lothrop 455 438
456
Bryant 457 W C Bryant
458
Robert Lowell
465
Beers 466 G Hamilton
468
J G Whittier
470
J G Whittier
471
J G Whittier
473
T B Aldrich
476
F A Durivage 476 A W Longfellow
478
W R Wallace
480
Mrs F D Gage
481
W Holmes
482
W Holmes 383
483
W Holmes
484
Proctor
489
W F Williams
491
W W Story
492
G H Boker
493
J Pierpont
496
HUMOROUS SELECTIONS PROSE
497
Plea of Sergeant Buzfuz 349 Mr Puffs Account ot Himself 350 Lyceum Speech of Mr Orator Cliinax
503
Bullum vs Boatum
505
Pleading Extraordinary
507
Fuss at Fires
509
Mr Pepperages Peroration
510
Fourth of July Oration C Dickens R B Sheridan Anonymous G A Stevens Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous
511
F Brown 499 502 503 605 507 509 510
512
The Duel
513
Music for the Million
515
Ode to my Boy aged three Years
519
The Height of the Ridiculous 360 The September Gale 361 Love and Murder 362 The Removal 363 Nongtongpaw 364 The Swells Soliloquy on the ...
521
W Holmes 0 W Holmes Anonymous Anonymous C Dibdin Vanity Fair J T Fields J G Saxe 513 515 519 521
522
Hotspurs Account of a Fop Shakspeare
533
How to have what we Like Horace Smith
535
The three Black Crows Byrom
536
Helps to Read Byrom
537
Shakspeare
541
Quarrel of Brutus and Cassius Shakspeare
545
Dogberrys Charge Shakspeare
548
Indigestion Anonymous
551
The Two Robbers Dr Aiken
553
The Miser Fielding
555
The Letter Anonymous
557
The Frenchmans Lesson Anonymous
558
How to tell Bad News Anonymous
559
The Choleric Father R B Sheridan
561
Rolla and Alonzo Kotzebue
564
The English Traveller Anonymous
566
75
568
The Embryo Lawyer Allingham
569
37
575
97
576
114
577
12C 122 123
578
132
579
374
587

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Page 205 - O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming! And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there: O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
Page 330 - Dark-heaving; boundless, endless, and sublime — The image of Eternity — the throne Of the Invisible ; even from out thy slime The monsters of the deep are made; each zone Obeys thee ; thou goest forth, dread, fathomless, alone.
Page 175 - Be not too tame, neither, but let your own discretion be your tutor; suit the action to the word, the word to the action; with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature; for anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was and is to hold, as 'twere, the mirror up to nature; to show virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time his form and pressure.
Page 251 - Workmen wrought thy ribs of steel, Who made each mast, and sail, and rope, What anvils rang, what hammers beat, In what a forge, and what a heat Were shaped the anchors of thy hope!
Page 242 - With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat, in unwomanly rags, Plying her needle and thread — Stitch — stitch — stitch ! In poverty, hunger, and dirt, And still with a voice of dolorous pitch, — Would that its tone could reach the Rich ! She sang this " Song of the Shirt !
Page 343 - tis not to me she speaks: Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven, Having some business, do entreat her eyes To twinkle in their spheres, till they return. What if her eyes were there, they in her head; The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars, As daylight doth a lamp; her eye in heaven Would through the airy region stream so bright, That birds would sing, and think it were not night. See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand! O, that I were a glove upon that hand, That I might touch...
Page 309 - Strike — till the last armed foe expires; Strike — for your altars and your fires; Strike — for the green graves of your sires; God — and your native land!
Page 208 - Hear the sledges with the bells — Silver bells! What a world of merriment their melody foretells! How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle, In the icy air of night! While the stars that oversprinkle All the heavens, seem to twinkle With a crystalline delight...
Page 43 - Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery ! Our chains are forged ; their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable — and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come! It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, peace; but there is no peace.
Page 214 - thing of evil!— prophet still, if bird or devil! By that Heaven that bends above us— by that God we both adore — Tell this soul with sorrow laden if, within the distant Aidenn, It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels name Lenore— Clasp a rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore.

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