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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.
v. Compound Stress
VI. Intermittent Stress
Charles Dickens 288
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.
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
14. The Future of America
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
Daniel Wcbster 338
SECTION III. RECITATIONS AND READINGS : POETRY.
1. The Crowded Street
2. The Builders.
William Cullen Bryant 340
H. IV. Longfellow 341
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
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