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5. It contains clear and concise statements of principles and rules.

6. It is characterized by the copiousness and freshness of the illustrative drill-examples.

It was my good fortune, more than thirty years ago, to be a student under that most critical and scholarly elocutionist and Normal-school instructor, Professor William Russell; and it is natural that I should follow in the steps of my revered instructor. I am also indebted to many excellent manuals on elocution for principles and examples that constitute the common stock of matter on this subject.

I am under obligations to the publishers of the works of American authors for permission to make short extracts from their publications, and in particular, to Houghton, Mifflin & Co., for extracts from Longfellow, Whittier, Holmes, Lowell, and Emerson.

JOHN SWETT.

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Charles Dickens 288
William Ellery Channing 293

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Henry Giles 296

SECTION II, PROSE DECLAMATIONS.

1. Character of True Eloquence

2. National Greatness.

3. The Passing of the Rubicon

4. Our Duties to Our Country

5. The American War.

6. Freedom.

7. The Voices of the Dead

8. Grattan's Reply to Mr. Corry

9. Supposed Speech of John Adams

10. The Constitution and the Union

11. The Constitution

12. Duties of American Citizens

13. Labor

14. The Future of America

15. Patriotism

16. The Fourth of July.

17. True Greatness

18. The Normans .

19. Washington's Birthday

20. Nations and Humanity

21. Character of Washington

22. Bunker Hill Monument .

23. The Birthday of Washington

24. The National Clock

25. Free Schools

26. The Ballot

27. Educational Power .

28. Schools and Teachers

29. Elements of the American Government

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Daniel Wcbster 338

SECTION III. RECITATIONS AND READINGS : POETRY.

1. The Crowded Street

2. The Builders.

William Cullen Bryant 340

H. IV. Longfellow 341
3.' Psalm of Life . 4. Apostrophe to the Ocean . 5. Battle of Waterloo 6. Santa Filomena 7. The Death Struggle 8. Sandalphon 9. The Old Continentals 10. The Winds 11. The Day is Done 12. The Battlefield 13. Hymn to Mont Blanc 14. Morning Hymn 15. Thanatopsis 16. Gray's Elegy 17. Daniel Webster 18. St. Augustine's Ladder 19. Ring Out, Wild Bells 20. Summer Rain. 21. Hymn to the North Star 22. The American Flag 23. The Chambered Nautilus 24. Kentucky Belle 25. The Charcoal Man. 26. Grandmother's Story of Bunker Hill

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H. W. Longfellow 312

Lord Byron 344

Lord Byron 346 H. W. Longfellov 347

Sir Walter Scott 349 H. W. Longfellow 350

McMasters 352 William Cullen Bryant 354

H. W. Longfellow 356 William Cullen Bryant 357

Coleridge 359

John Milton 362 William Cullen Bryant 363

366 Oliver Wendell Holmes 371 H. W. Longfellou 373

Tennyson 375 James Russcil Lowell 376 William Cullen Bryant 377

Drake 379 Oliver Wendell Holmes 381 Constance F. Woolson 382

Trowbridge 389 0. W. Holmes 391

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