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Adrancing and Retiring....

39

Errors of Position....

40

Head and Body.

40

Errors to be avoided.

40

Of the Countenance......

40

Hand and Fingers...

42

Action of the Arm....

42

Prince Henry's Address to the Crown

Shakespeare. 43

Falls of Lodore.......

.. Southey. 44

Hotspur's Defence.....

Shukespeare. 45

David's Lament over Absalom...

N. P. Willis. 47

Boy Archer...

....Knowles. 48

fiamlet's Advice to the Players..

. Shakespeare. 53

Chamois Hunter....

Charles Swain. 54

Falstaff's Boasting..

Shakespeare. 55

On to Freedom.....

.Duganne. 58

Satan's Address to the Sun...

Millon. 59

Mills of God....

Duganne. 63

Ghost Scene in Hamlet.,

. Shakespeare. 64

Our Heroes Shall Live....

H. W. Beecher. 67

Katherine's Defence....

Shakespeare. 08

Make Way for Liberty........

Duganne. 69

From a Speech in the United States Senate..

Webster, 71

Seven Ages of Man...

Shakespeare. 77

Fretful Man.....

Cowper. 78

American Union..

Webster. 79

Old Ironsides..

.0. W. Holmes. 80

Plea for the Ox.

.Duganne. 81

Battle of Ivry.

..Macaulay. 82

A Modest Wit.

84

Laborer, The.

Wm. D. Gallagher. 87

Drafted....

Mrs. H. L. L'ostwick. 88

Public Virtue.

Henry Clay. 90

Deserted Wife.

Percival. 91

Red Jacket....

Halleck. 92

Schoolmaster, The.....

.J. G. Whittier. 93

Watching Little Children..

94

Language..

.0. W. Holmes. 95

Parental-Ode........

Thomas Hood. 96

On the Shores of Tennesse...

..E. 2. Decrs. 100

Retreat of the French Army from Moscow.

.. Croly. 102

Eruption of Mount Vesuvius

..Bulwer. 104

Newcastle Apothecary..

.. Geo. Coleman. 106

Shylock on the Rack.......

. Shakespeare. 108

Marco Bozzaris...

.Halleck. 112

Cumberland's Crew........

114

Sailor Boy's Dream........

..Dimond. 116

There's buone Pair of Stockings to Mend To-night......

117

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Home.....

. Montgomery. 119

Golden Rules of David Copperfield.

.Dickens. 120

Othello's Tale of his Wooi.g..

. Shakespeare. 123

Burial of Sir John Moore......

124

To the American Union.....

Tupper. 125

Reply of Mr. Pitt to Horace Walpole..

127

Two Weavers....

Ilannah Moore. 128

Destiny of our Country...

.R. C. Winthrop. 130

Wedded Love's First Home...

.......James Hall. 131

Address to a Mummy.....

Horace Smith. 13:

No Submission.......

131

Apostrophe To Night........

Young. 136

American Patriot's Song.

136

Forging of the Anchor.....

.. Samuel Ferguson. 137

Ship Driven out of its Course.

...... Falconer. 139

Bingen on the Rhine.....

Mrs. Norton, 140

Picture of Domestic Love...

Campbell., 142

Lucy Gray........

...... Wordsworth. 143

The Union.....

.. Daniel Webster, 147

Death of the Flowers

W. C. Bryant. 148

My Mother's Bible....

. Morris. 149

Results of Misdirected and Guilty Ambition.

Adam Smith. 15C

Dyonisius, Pythias and Damon....

150

Inscription on the Monument of a Newfoundland Dog.

.Byron. 153

Lion-Slayer...

154

Fare Thee Well.....

. Byron. 156

Green Mountain Boys..

W. C. Bryant. 160

Sword of Bunker Hill.

William Ross Wallace 161

Song of Mariou's Men..

. Bryant. 162

The Corsair. .........

.Byron. 163

Address to Independence...

164

The Wreck.......

Byron. 165

Departure of Marmion....

..... Scolt. 166

War Song of the Greeks...

.Barry Cornwall. 168

Sorrow for the Dead

.Irving. 171

Valedictory Address to the Senate of the United States, 1842. Henry Clay. 172

Seminole's Reply.....

.G. W. Patten. 174

Hamlet's Soliloquy.......

.. Shakespeare. 175

Extension of the American Union..

Webster. 176

To the West..

......Gallagher. 178

Fallen Leaves..
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...... Mrs. Norton. 183

Destruction of Sennacherib.

.Byron. 184

Emir Hassan.......

.Bryant. 185

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WEBSTER'S RECITER.

INTRODUCTION.

A TONGUEY man generally carries rocks in his pocket, and if this is not always the case, yet the converse is almost in-variably true : that the man who sits like an owl in company, and looks unutterable things, but says nothing, goes “ with many a hungry belly," as our old friend John Bunyan expresses it.

However cleverly or wisely a man may think, nobody is the better for his thoughts unless he lets them out. It is also better, for their own sake, that they should take the air ; for the correct expression of one's ideas is an aid to correct thinking. Rivers that run are clearer than stagnant pools and sluggish streams.

Many a rustic, just cmerged from the woods, has been taken for a fool, or something near it, when he first came to a seaport town, for the reason that he had never been accustomed to converse except with his oxen, his horses, or his sheep, and such terms as these can appreciate are not well adapted to bipeds of the human stripe.

But, after the man has lived awhile in town, daily associating with his own species, he has brightened up, like a scoured saucepan, and in many cases, has out-stripped those who enjoyed every advantage of academies, colleges, and polite acquaintances, from the start.

Talents which are folded in a napkin and tucked away

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