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on elocution, and the public and private utterances of the most er proved speakers.

The introductory part of this work comprises practical suggestions and rules on Style, Qualities of Voice, Articulation, Force and Gestures, in fact, all that pertains to the Culture of the Voice and De. livery. 'Twenty-three engravings illustrate position, gesture and ex. pression of the Passions in Elocution and Oratory. It is believed that the learner will obtain much that is interesting and profitable, while all who desire to give an easy and forcible expression to their thoughts or their selections will find this subject treated with sufficient fullness for all ordinary purposes, and in accordance with the most approved authors and teachers.

The notes that accompany many of the selections contain brief sketches of the circumstances under which the authors wrote, and are intended chiefly to explain the manner in which the several pieces should be read or recited. Before reading a piece it will no doubt be found profitable to the learner to look at the note that accompanies it, also to read the prefatory remarks under the STYLE to which the piece belongs. This is contained in “Index A.” To avoid monotony the prose and poetry are intermixed.

The indexes will be found copious, carefully prepared, and thor. oughly reliable. They will embrace an index of subjects, an index of authors, with title of subjects selected. An index of subjects arranged under the several styles to which they belong, supplemented with notes on the proper delivery of the several styles. An index of poems by their titles, and an index of first lines of poems, thus enabling the reader to turn readily to any subject or author, and rendering every part of the volume available for ready reference.

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Curfew Must Not Ring To-night....... Rose H. Thorpe.

95

Cut Behind...

....T. DeWitt Talmage.... 363
Death of Paul Dombey... ..... Charles Dickens..

144

Dedication of Gettysburg Cemetery.... Abraham Lincoln.. 54

Dei sche Advertisement..

C. T. Wolfe...

93

Dichens in Camp....

Bret Harte..

140

Don't Run In Debt..

Eliza Cook..

353

Drafted....

Mrs. H. L. Bostwick.... 48

Drifting..

Thos. Buchanan Read... 130

Driving Home the Cows..

. Anonymous..

86

Duluth ...

7. Proctor Knott.. 194

Evangeline on the Prairie... .H. W. Longfellow.
Evening on the Farm.....

F. 7. Trowbridge. 114

Fare Thee Well..

Lord Byron....

205

French and English...

Thomas Hood..
Garfield, James A..

James G. Blaine...

445
Glorous New England.

..S. S. Prentiss.

383

Go Feel What I Liave Felt..

. Anonymous...

65

Golden Hair..

. Anonymous

67

Grant, General U.S.,

. Col. W.F. Vilas... 248

Growing Old...

Anonymous.

502

Guneopathy..

7. G. Saxe..

182

Haii Way Doin's..

Irwin Russell

238

Hamlet's Soliloquy.

Wm. Shaksprare.
Handy Andy at the Post Office, .. Samuel Lover.

305
Hannah Jane..

D. R. Locke.

174

Happiness..

Walter Colton..

362

Her Letter..

Bret harte...

297

Hervé Riel..

Robert B. owning.

Home....

James Montgomery. 46

Hotspur's Description of a Fop.... Wm. Shakspeare..... 483

How

They Brought the Good News from

Ghent to Aix..

Robert Browning.

386

Hymn to the Night..

.H. W. Longfellow. 370

Imaginary Meeting of Satan, Sin and

Death....

John Milton..

393

Independence Day....

.L. Parmly.

376

Is there Room in Angel Land.. Anonymous.

430

In School Days..

7.G. Whittier..

219

Irish Aristocracy..

Charles G. Halpine.. 103

John Anderson My Jo....

Robert Burns

179

Jupiter and Ten...

James T. Fields.

Justice.....

Thomas Carlyle.. 85

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