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The Murdered Traveller Bryant
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Belshazzar Croly
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The Grasp of the Dead Mrs Maclean
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The Spring Journey Heber
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The Spanish Champion Mrs Hemans
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The Downfall of Poland Campbell
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To Mary in Heaven Burns
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Instability of Friendship Moore
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The Deserted Village Goldsmith
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The Country Clergyman Goldsmith
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Maternal Hope Campbell
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Tomorrow Cotton
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Ode to Adversity Gray
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PART SECOND
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Ode in Imitation of Alcous Jones
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On Sacred Reading A Bell
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The Leper Willis
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The Battleflag of Sigurd Motherwell
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The Cloud Shelley Moore
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Motions of the Arms
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The Christians Hope Furlong
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To a SeaGull G Griffin
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The Star of Heaven Callanan
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The Voice and Pen D F MCarthy
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The Fairy Thorn S Ferguson
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Gougaune Barra Callanan
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Sir Turlough or the Churchyard Bride
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The Highborn Ladye Moore
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The Progress of Madness M G Lewis
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Boadicea Cowper
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The Song of the Shirt
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The Glove and the Lions Leigh Hunt
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Song of Old Time Eliza Cook
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The King of the Wind Eliza Ceok
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Abou Ben Adhem and the Angel
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The Ruined Cottage Mrs Maclean
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The Prisoner of Chillon Byron
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Battle of Flodden Field and Death of Marmion Scott
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Mary the Maid of the Inn
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82 The Paupers Deathbed Mrs Southey
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The English Boy
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Ginevra Rogers
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The Massacre of Glencoe Scott
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The Colliers Dying Child E Farmer
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Three Days in the Life of Columbus Deluvigne
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The Legend of Lochbuy Thomas Nimmo
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The Death of Napoleon MLellun
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Lucy Gray Wordsworth
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The Palm Tree Mrs Hemans
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Marmion and Douglas at Tantallon Castle Walter Scott 20 OBrazil the Isle of the Blest Gerald Gruin
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Domestic AsidesTruth in Parenthesis Thomas Hool 22 The Kiss in School J W Palmer
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The Scrupulous Schoolboy Cowper 24 A Connubial Eclogue J G Saxe
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Battle of Albuera Byron
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Bruce and the Spider Eliza Cook
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The Spinsters ComplaintNumber One Thomas Hood
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The Woman of Three Cows J C Mangan
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MISCELLANEOUS READINGS IN POETRY Printed in the prosaic form with marginal directions 1 A Plea for Mercy Shakspeare 2 The Seven Age...
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Speech of Marullus to the Roman Mob Shakspeare
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Hamlets Soliloquy on Death shakspeare 5 Speech of Satan to his Legions Milton
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The Last Minstrel Patriotism Walter Scott
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A Churchyard Scene Blair 8 Apology for the Pig Southey
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Childe Harolds Song Byron
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Midnight Thomson
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Southey 12 On Procrastination Young
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Address to Independence Smollett
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Pleasures of Memory Rogers
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Beauty and Expression Moore
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The Slaves Remonstrance Knowles 17 Alexanders Feast Dryden
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The Bard Gray
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The Last Man Campbell
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The Passions Collins
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Satans Address to the Sun Milton
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On the Being of a God Dr Young
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A Snowstorm The Miseries of life Thomson
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The Dying Christian to his Soul Pope 25 The Flight of Imagination Akenside
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Instability of Human Glory Henry Kirke White 27 The Jackdaw Cowper
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Universal Adoration Thomas Moore 29 Jephthas Daughter to her Father Byron 30 The Treasures of the Deep Mrs Hemans
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The Common Lot Montgomery
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A View of Death Bryant
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Hymn before Sunrise in the Vale of Chamouni Coleridge
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Lines on Revisiting the Banks of the Wye Wordsworth
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Address to the Ocean Byron
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The Hostage Damon and Pythias J C Mangan
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The Legend of Horatius Macaulay
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The Skylark Shelley
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Hymn of the Moravian Nuns on Consecrating Pulaskis Banner Longfellow
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The Bridge of Sighs Hood
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The Death of Arthur Tennyson
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Retreat of the French Army from Moscow Dr Croly
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Human Life Rogers 44 On Slavery Cowper
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On Man Pope
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War Montgomery
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The Parish Poorhouse Crabbe
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The Mariners Hymn Mrs Southey 116
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W Carleton
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The Forging of the Anchor S Ferguson
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To the Nightingale Keats
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My Grave T Davis
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MISCELLANEOUS READINGS IN PROSE Sir H Davy 1 The Operations of Nature
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The Planetary and Terrestrial Worlds Addison
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On the Approach of Evening Hervey 4 Sorrow for the Dead W Irving
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On Human Grandeur Goldsmith
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The Pleasures of Science Brougham
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On Study Bacon
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Human Life the Journey of a Day Johnson
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Means of acquiring Distinction Sidney Smith
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Liberty and Slavery Sterne
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The Genius of Shakspeare Jeffrey
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On War Channing
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To his Grace the Duke of Grafton Junius
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Reyno and Alpin Ossian
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Death and Funeral of a Pauper C Dickens
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Insignificance of the World Chalmers
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The Fate of BurnsImportance of selfdenial T Carlyle 18 The Elders Deathbed Wilson
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Punishment of a Spy Walter Scott
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The Effects of Religion Wilberforce
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The Uncertainties of Fortune Bolinbroke
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Salathiels Account of the Fall of Jerusalem Croly
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READINGS IN PULPIT ELOQUENCE 1 The Practice of Patience Jeremy Taylor 2 On the National Humiliation 1855
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Without God in the World Robert Hall
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Consolations of Religion Finlayson
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The Death of the Wicked Massillon
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The Crucifixion Bossuet
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On Death Blair
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On Autumn Alison
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The Power of Conscience Horne
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On Infidelity Thompson
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On Happiness Sterne 187 188 190 190 192 193 194 195 198 199 200 202 204 206
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The most extensive Wealth not productive of Enjoyment Jeremy Taylor
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Christian Love Whately
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On the Uncertainty of Life Kirwan
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The Influence of Satan Chalmers
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God is Love Watson 18 The Effects of Evil Example OKeeffe
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Human and Divine Justice Sherlock
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The Majesty of the Redeemer W Archer Butler
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READINGS IN SENATORIAL AND JUDICIAL ELOQUENCE 1 Mr Pitt Lord Chatham in Reply to Mr Horace Walpole
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Lord Chatham Mr Pitt on the American War
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Lord Mansfield on Privilege of Parliament
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Mr Grattan on the Grievances of Ireland
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Lord Erskine in favour of Mr Hardy
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Sir James Mackintosh on the Liberty of the British Press
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Mr Burke on Conciliating the Colonies
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Mr Canning on the Slave Trade
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Mr Sheridans Invective against Mr Hastings
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Mr Lord Brougham on the State of the Law
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Mr Lord Brougham on Negro Slavery
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Mr Webster on Slavery in the United States 13 Mr Patrick Henry on British Government in America
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Contest between Mr Flood and Mr Grattan
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Mr Grattan in Reply to Mr Corry
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Mr Curran in Defence of Mr Finnerty 17 Mr Curran on Universal Emancipation
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Lord Erskine in Defence of Mr Stockdale
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Lord Brougham on Taxation
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Mr OConnell in Defence of Mr Mageethe Law of Libel
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Mr Seward on the Death of OConnell
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Mr Shiels Reply to Lord Lyndhurst 23 Mr Chief Justice Whiteside on the Irish People
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MISCELLANEOUS EXTRACTS FOR RECITATION 1 Sauls Address Byron 2 The Dying Chief ilrs Maclean
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The Burial of Sir John Moore Wolfe 4 The Destruction of Sennacherib Byron
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The Battle of Hohenlinden Campbell
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Lord Ullins Daughter Campbell
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The Soldiers Funeral Mrs Maclean 8 Casabianca Mrs Hemans
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The Dying Soldier Anonymous
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Crescentius Mrs Maclean
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The Star of Bethlehem H Kirke White 12 The Soldierss Dream Campbell
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Bruce to his army Burns 14 Eliza Darwin
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Lochinvar Scott
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The Ghebers Attack Moore
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The Exile of Erin Campbell
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Tells Birthplace Coleridge
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Flight of Xerxes Miss Jewsbury 20 Glenara Campbell
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Harmosan Dr Trench
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Miriams Song Moore 23 Warsong of the Greeks Barry Cornwall
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The Fall of DAssas Mrs Hemans 25 The Drum Jerrolds Magazine
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Death of De Boune Scott
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The Mother and her Dead Child Moir
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The African Chief Bryant
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The Slaves Petition Mrs Norton
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The Felon Lewis 31 The Sailor Rogers
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The Orphan Boy Mis Opie
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Beth Gelert Il L Spencer
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SPEECHES AND SOLILOQUIES
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Lucius Junius Brutus over the Body of Lucretia J H Payne
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Macduff Prince Malcolm and Rosse
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Coriolanus and Aufidius
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Rienzi and Angelo
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Gesler Sarnem William Tell and Albert Knowles
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Scene from the Tragedy of Ion
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The Three Black Crows
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The Frenchman and the Rats
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Report of a LawsuitGoody Grim v Lapstone Smith
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The Memory of the Dead Ingram
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The Childrens Hour Longfellow 7 The Vagabonds J T Trowbridge
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One Day Solitary J T Trowbridge
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Beautiful Snow Watson
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A Legend of Antrim T D MGee
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The Lay of the Brave Cameron Blackie
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The Ride from Ghent Browning
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Sheridans Ride Read
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Paul Reveres Ride Longfellow
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Skipper Iresons Ride Whittier
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The Battle of Naseby Macaulay
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The Battle of Fontenoy T Davis
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The Legend Beautiful Longfellow
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The Death of the Old squire Anonymous
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The Great Bell Roland Trlton
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The Brothers Henry and John Shears A Scene from 98
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The Irish Wife T D MGee 23 A Dream Allingham
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The Last Meeting of Evangeline and Gabriel Longfellow
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Browning
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Measuring the Baby Anonymous 28 The Curfew Bell Anonymous
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The Poor Fisherfolk Dr Alexander
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The Dream of the Reveller Dr C Mackay
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Shakspeares Wooing Anne Hathaway Falconer 32 Maud Müller Whittier
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Casa Wappy D M Moir
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The Burial of Moses Mrs C F Alexander
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Baby Bell Aldrich
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The Ancient Mariner Coleridge
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Our Folks Ethel Lynne
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The Sale of the Pet Lamb Mary Howitt
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ToDay and ToMorrow Massey
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The Pillar Towers of Ireland MCarthy 41 Out of the Old House Nancy Carleton
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The Burning of Chicago Carleton
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The Death of the Old Sergeant Willson
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Betsey and I are Out Carleton
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How Betsey and I Made Up Carleton
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Abou Ben Adhem and the Angel Leigh Hunt
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ADDITIONAL COMIC EXTRACTS FOR RECITATION 1 Song of the Speaker Anonymous
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The Praise of Little Women Longfellow
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Here She Goes and There She Goes Nack
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The Farmers Wife and the Gascon Smith
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The Suicide Anonymous 6 Faithless Sally Brown Hood
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The Throes of Science Harte
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The Briefless Barrister J G Saxe
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John Day Hood 10 Clerical Wit Anonymous
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Difficulty of Rhyming Anonymous
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The Bachelors Sale Davidson 13 The Song of the Stethoscope Holmes
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Tight Boots Anonymous
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Shamus OBrien Lefanu
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Bardell v Pickwick C Dickens 495 495 496 499 500 503 505 506 507 508 511 512 513 514 514 516 518 520 522 523
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Página 77 - ABOU BEN ADHEM (may his tribe increase!) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw within the moonlight in his room, Making it rich and like a lily in bloom, An angel writing in a book of gold: Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And to the presence in the room he said, "What writest thou?" The vision raised its head, And, with a look made of all sweet accord, Answered, "The names of those who love the Lord." "And is mine one?" said Abou. "Nay, not so,
Página 132 - Roll on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean — roll ! Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain ; Man marks the earth with ruin — his control Stops with the shore ; — upon the watery plain The wrecks are all thy...
Página 311 - Twere better by far To have matched our fair cousin with young Lochinvar.' One touch to her hand and one word in her ear, When they reached the hall-door, and the charger stood near; So light to the croupe the fair lady he swung, So light to the saddle before her he sprung! ' She is won ! we are gone, over bank, bush, and scaur ; They'll have fleet steeds that follow,
Página 287 - Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone : it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest There is no retreat but in submission and slavery. Our chains are forged. Their clanking may be heard on the plains...
Página 358 - twas but the wind Or the car rattling o'er the stony street; On with the dance! let joy be unconfined; No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet To chase the glowing Hours with flying feet — But hark!
Página 131 - Flying from something that he dreads than one Who sought the thing he loved. For nature then (The coarser pleasures of my boyish days And their glad animal movements all gone by) To me was all in all. - I cannot paint What then I was. The sounding cataract Haunted me like a passion: the tall rock, The mountain, and the deep and gloomy wood, Their colours and their forms, were then to me An appetite; a feeling and a love, That had no need of a remoter charm, By thought supplied, nor any interest Unborrowed...
Página 132 - There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep Sea, and music in its roar: I love not Man the less, but Nature more, From these our interviews, in which I steal From all I may be, or have been before, •To mingle with the Universe, and feel What I can ne'er express, yet cannot all conceal Roll on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean— roll!
Página 395 - Yet Brutus says, he was ambitious ; And, sure, he is an honourable man. I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke, But here I am to speak what I do know. You all did love him once, not without cause ; What cause withholds you then to mourn for him...
Página 103 - From wandering on a foreign strand ! If such there breathe, go, mark him well ; For him no minstrel raptures swell ; High though his titles, proud his name, Boundless his wealth as wish can claim ; Despite those titles, power, and pelf, The wretch, concentred all in self, Living, shall forfeit fair renown, And, doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust, from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonoured, and unsung.
Página 419 - Love thyself last: cherish those hearts that hate thee; Corruption wins not more than honesty. Still in thy right hand carry gentle peace To silence envious tongues. Be just, and fear not: Let all the ends thou aim'st at be thy country's, Thy God's, and truth's; then if thou fall'st, O Cromwell, Thou fall'st a blessed martyr!

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