The National Orator: Consisting of Selections, Adapted for Rhetorical Recitation, from the Parliamentary, Forensic and Pulpit Eloquence of Great Britain and America: Interspersed with Extracts from the Poets, and with Dialogues (Google eBook)

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N. & J. White, 1832 - Recitations, English - 297 pages
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Contents

Queen Margarets Address to the Lords Shakspeare
34
The Commemoration of the Land
38
The Atrocity of Slavery Webster
40
Song of the Greeks Campbell
44
The Claims of Greece upon Ame
46
The Inhumanity of Slavery Cowper
50
Christianity the Foundation of
52
The Free Schools of NewEngland Story
53
Speech of the Duke of B uckingham Shakspeare
58
The Obligations of America to
59
Stanzas Addressed to the Greeks Anonymous
62
Home dear to the African J Montgomery
64
The Slave Trade fVilberforce
65
Parliamentary Reform opposed Peel
66
The Love of Country and of Home Ibid
68
The Sufferings of the Pilgrims Ibid
71
The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers Hemans
72
The Earl of Richmonds Address Shakspeare
75
The Character of an Informer under
77
Burial of Sir John Moore Wolfe
79
Description of Junius Burke
80
NewEngland Percival
82
Comparison between Burke and J ohnson Cumberland
86
Star Light on Marathon R Montgomery
96
Song of Marions Men Bryant
104
The English Embassy to America
118
Marco Bozzaris Halleck
126
Speech of King Henry V before the Battle of Agincourt Shakspeare
131
Page
132
The true Object of Erecting
133
Address to the Surviving Soldiers of the Revolution Webster
134
The Obligationsof an American Citizen Ibid
135
King Henrys Speech before Har fleur Ibid
136
Debate on the British Treaty Ames
137
The Obligations of National Faith Ibid
140
The Ratification of the Treaty ne cessary to the Safety of the Western Posts Ibid
142
The Duellist unfit for Offices of Trust Beecher
143
The Exile at Rest Pierpont
145
Impeachment of Warren Hastings Sheridan
146
The Character of Filial Piety t Ibid
147
The Responsibility of Agents Ibid
149
The true Nature of Justice Ibid
150
Bruces Address to Troops Burns
151
The Claims of Greece upon Ameri ca D wight
152
True and False Greatness Con trasted Wirt
153
The Devastation of the Carnatick Bure
169
Othellos Address to the Senate Shakspeare
171
The Right of SelfDefence Dexter
172
Hobson versus Nobson Foote 174
174
The Debt due to the Soldiers of the Revolution P Sprague
179
The Same Subject continued Ibid
181
The Greek Emigrants Song Percival
183
The Bristol Election Burke
184
in the Revolution Burke
185
The Duties of a Representative Ibid
186
Hamlets Instructions to the Players Shakspeare v
191
Our Obligations to the Officers of the Revolution Livingston
193
Apostrophe to the Ocean Byron
194
Public Quietness favourable to the Discussion of a Question
195
The Impeachment of Judge Chase Hofkinson
196
The Character of Judge Chase Ibib
197
Mr Burke Declining the Election Burke
201
Lord Chatham on the State of the Nation Chatham
203
War Ibid
204
Speech of Cassius to Brutus Shukspeare
205
Speech of Brutus to the Romans Shakspeare
206
Character of Charles James Fox Burke
207
The Alleged Oppression of South Carolina MDcffie
208
The Defence of the Tariff Davis
210
The Rights of the Indians P Sprague
214
The Rights of the Indians Storrs
217
The Obligations of National Faith lBiD
220
The Feelings of Georgia upon the Removal of the Indians Foster
222
The Rights of the Indians Everett
223
The Isles of Greece Byron
229
The CharacterofBlannerhassett Wirt
231
The Impeachment of Judge Pres cott Webster
233
The Commercial Character of NewEngland Quincy
235
The Principles of Federalism Bayard
237
The Effects of Rotation in Office Ibid
238
The Changes Incident to Political
239
Marcellus to the Roman Populace Shakspeart
243
Speech of Cataline to the Roman
249
Description of a Finical Courtier Shakspeare
255
The Horrors of War Gaston
263
The Influence of England upon
276
Liberty to Athens Percival
278
Speech of Gustavus Vasa Brooks
287
Mr Grattans Reply to Mr Corry Grattan
290

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Page 190 - 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 any thing 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 204 - Romans, countrymen, and lovers! hear me for my cause; and be silent, that you may hear: believe me for mine honor ; and have respect to mine honor, that you may believe : censure me in your wisdom ; and awake your senses, that you may the better judge. If there be any in this assembly, any dear friend of Caesar's, to him I say that Brutus' love to Csesar was no less than his.
Page 86 - Seven years, my Lord, have now passed since I waited in your outward rooms, or was repulsed from your door ; during which time I have been pushing on my work through difficulties, of which it is useless to complain, and have brought it at last to the verge of publication, without one act of assistance, one word of encouragement, or one smile of favour. Such treatment I did not expect, for I never had a patron before.
Page 243 - There runs not a drop of my blood in the veins of any living creature.
Page 170 - She'd come again, and with a greedy ear Devour up my discourse : Which I observing, Took once a pliant hour ; and found good means To draw from her a prayer of earnest heart, That I would all my pilgrimage dilate...
Page 132 - And rouse him at the name of Crispian. He that shall live this day, and see old age, Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours, And say, "To-morrow is Saint Crispian." Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars, And say, "These wounds I had on Crispin's day.
Page 243 - I appeal to any white man to say, if ever he entered Logan's cabin hungry, and he gave him not meat, if ever he came cold and naked, and he clothed him not.
Page 204 - tis true, this god did shake ; His coward lips did from their colour fly, And that same eye whose bend doth awe the world Did lose his lustre : I did hear him groan : Ay, and that tongue of his that bade the Romans Mark him and write his speeches in their books, Alas, it cried, 'Give me some drink, Titinius,
Page 136 - ... spirit of union and harmony. In pursuing the great objects which our condition points out to us, let us act under a settled conviction, and an habitual feeling, that these twenty-four States are one country. Let our conceptions be enlarged to the circle of our duties. Let us extend our ideas over the whole of the vast field in which we are called to act. Let our object be, OUR COUNTRY, OUR WHOLE COUNTRY, AND NOTHING BUT OUR COUNTRY.
Page 20 - In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation. There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free, if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges, for which we have been so long contending...

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