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FOR SCHOOL AND COLLEGE

FIVE-MINUTE

DECLAMATIONS

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.SEIECTED AND ADAFTED

BY WALTER K. FOBES
ELOCUTIONIST AND Þurtic RAVEĚ,

AUTHOR OF ELOCUTION
SIMPLIẢEDY AND PTVB-MINUTE RECITATIONS

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FIRST PART.

BOSTON
LEE AND SHEPARD PUBLISHERS

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PREFACE.

No more than five minutes' time is required to declaim any piece in this book; and as five minutes is the allotted time, nowadays, in the schools and colleges, and at the prize declamations, this is a strong reason why this book should meet with favor from the declaimers of America.

But there is a stronger reason. Declamations, that is, extracts from orations, speeches, şermons, make up nine tenths of the plécęs spoken. This book is, therefore, all declamations.", In vrrier that a speaker may declaim well, a piece must have feeling, passion, "fire" in it. Each selection in this book has been subjected to the test of reading aloud, and is a declamation in the proper sense of that term. In: tions will be founoslitcle book of one hundred selec

a greater nurnber of desirable pieces than in any speakers published. This is another reason why it should meet with favor.

It is not claimed that the selections are all new, but that all the selections, new and old, are made available by judicious cutting down, and there are no dead pieces in the book.

A book of five-minute recitations is in preparation, and also another hundred of declamations, which is demanded will be published in due time.

18 BOYLSTON STREET, BOSTON, Sept. 10, 1885.

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