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Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, -trippingly on the tongue; but if you mouth it, as many of our players do, I had as lief the town-crier spake my lines. Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand thus, but use all gently; for in the very torrent, tempest, and, as I may say, whirlwind of your passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance, that may give it smooth

Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion be your tutor. Suit the action to the word; the word to the action; with this special observance that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature.-SHAK

ness.

SPERE.

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

• 165

. 134

. .117
Departure of Marmion, Sir Walter Scott,
Der Baby,

. 153
Destroyer, The, H. M. Scudder,

18
Devotion to Duty, D. N. Shelley,
Dickens in Camp, Bret Harte,

36
Disguise, The, Minna Irving,

...317

Double Bed, The, .

259

Eagle's Flight, An, H. Bedinger, .

298

Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog, An, Oliver Goldsmith, 54
Elocution, N. H. Gillespie,

. 150

Emir Hassan, William Cullen Bryant,

- 313

Eruption of Mount Vesuvius, An, Bulwer,
Falls of Lodore, The, Robert Southey,

.243

. 201

. 122

. 196

246

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Farewell Address to the People of the United States,
Washington,

241
Fire! Fire ! w. 4. Eaton,

• 42
Flight of Youth, The, Richard H. Stoddard,

117
Foolish Little Maiden, A,

. 171
Forever, John Boyle O'Reilly,

. 272
Forgetfulness, James Clarence Harvey,

. 125
Found But Once in a while, Cooper,

41
Fretful Man, The, William Cowper,

208
General Grant to the Army, 1865, Ulysses S. Grant, 29
Getting Ready for Meetin, Sarah McLane Greene, 276
Girls from a Boy's Point of View,

184
Give Me The Hand, Goodman Barnaby,
Goin' Home To-Day, Will Carleton,

249
Goin' Home to Mary, Frank L. Stanton,

309
Government, Daniel Webster,

51
Hanthem, The, .
Hezekiah Bedott, F.M. Whitcher,

264
Hint, A,

259
His Mother's Cooking, Lizzie M. Hadley,

255
Horse Auctioneer, The,

69
Horse Car Incident, A, B. P. Shillaber,

125
How Father Carves the Duck,.

149
How He Saved St. Michael's, .

235
How Jimmy Tended the Baby,

65
Husband's Experience in Cooking, A,

270
Imitation,

179
Indian Serenade, The, Shelley,

206
Influence After Death, John Cumming,

206
Italian's Views on the Labor Question, An, Joe Kerr, 290
Jim Bludso, John Hay,

185
Jimmy Brown's Attempt to Produce Freckies,

. 305
Josh Billings on “Gongs,” H. G. Shaw,

.251
Katydid, Oliver Wendell Holmes,

74
Kissed His Mother, Eben E. Rexford,

143
Labor, Thomas Carlyle,

190
Land of Thus-and-So, The, James Whitcomb Riley,

147
Life, James Clarence Harvey,

17
Life Lesson, A, James Whitcomb Riley,

168
Life Thought, A, Henry Ward Beecher,

59
Little Johnnie's “ Piece" on Owls, .

52
Lucy Gray, Wordsworth, .

106
Man Who Apologized, The,

224
Mills of God, The, Dugaine,

215
Miss Maloney on the Chinese Question, Mary Mapes
Dodge,

31
Mizpah,
ciement Scott, .

269
Music, Washington Irving,
Napoleon Bonaparte, Chas. Phillips,

157
Nations and Humanity, George W. Curtis,
Nature of True Eloquence, The,

Daniel Webster,
New Year Ledger, The, Amelia E. Barr, .

57

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