The American Orator: Comprising a Collection, Principally from American Authors, of the Most Admired Specimens of Congressional, Forensic, Pulpit and Popular Eloquence, with Dialogues and Poetical Extracts, Adapted to Public Recitation : and an Introduction, Embracing the Principle Rules Relating to Delivery and Action
Published and sold by Daniel Fenton, Thomas T. Stiles, printer, 1815 - Elocution - 324 pages
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Page 303 - O Woman ! in our hours of ease Uncertain, coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made; When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou!
Page 316 - Twas but a kindred sound to move, For pity melts the mind to love. Softly sweet, in Lydian measures, Soon he soothed his soul to pleasures. War, he sung, is toil and trouble; Honour, but an empty bubble; Never ending, still beginning, Fighting still, and still destroying; If the world be worth thy winning, Think, O think it worth enjoying! Lovely Thais sits beside thee, Take the good the gods provide thee!
Page 76 - ... who think that nothing exists but what is gross and material ; and who therefore, far from being qualified to be directors of the great movement of empire, are not fit to turn a wheel in the machine.
Page 177 - He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
Page 322 - Why shrinks the soul Back on herself, and startles at destruction ? 'Tis the divinity that stirs within us; 'Tis Heaven itself that points out an hereafter, And intimates eternity to man.
Page 313 - When Cheerfulness, a nymph of healthiest hue, Her bow across her shoulder flung, Her buskins gem'd with morning dew, Blew an inspiring air, that dale and thicket rung, The hunter's call to Faun and Dryad known...
Page 316 - The princes applaud with a furious joy: And the King seized a flambeau with zeal to destroy; Thais led the way To light him to his prey, And like another Helen fired another Troy...