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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.
Oliver Wendell Holmes 287
Daniel Webster 338
SECTION III. RECITATIONS AND READINGS: POETRY.
1. The Crowded Street
2. The Builders
William Cullen Bryant 340
H. W. 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
H. W. Longfellow 342
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 Williain Cullen Bryant 357
366 Oliver Wendell Holmes 371 H. W. Longfellow 373
Tennyson 375 James Russell Lowell 376 William Cullen Bryant 377
Drake 379 Oliver Wendell Holmes 381 Constance F. Woolson 382
Trowbridge 389 0. W. Holmes 391