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49. To Mary in Heaven,

Burns,

50. Instability of Friendship,

Moore,

51. The Deserted Village,

Goldsmith,

52. The Country Clergyman,

Goldsmith,

53. Maternal Hope,

Campbell,

54. To-morrow,

Cotton,

55. Ode to Adversity,

Gray,

56. The Pulpit,

Cowper,

57. Ode in Imitation of Alcoeus,

Jones,

58. On Sacred Reading,

A. Bell,

59. The Leper,

Willis,

60. The Battle-flag of Sigurd,

Motherwell,

61. The Cloud,

Shelley,

62. The Arab Maid's Song,

Moore,

63. The Christian's Hope,

Furlong,

64. To a Sea-Gull,

G. Griffin,

65. The Star of Heaven,

Callanan,

66. The Voice and Pen,

D. F. M'Carthy,

67. The Fairy Thorn,

S. Ferguson,

68. Gougaune Barra,

Callanan,

69. Sir Turlough, or the Church-yard Bride,

W. Carleton,

70. The Forging of the Anchor,

S. Ferguson,

71. To the Nightingale,

Keats,

72. My Grave,

T. Davis,

MISCELLANEOUS READINGS IN PROSE.

1. The Operations of Nature,

Sir H. Davy,

2. The Planetary and Terrestrial Worlds,

Addison,

3. On the Approach of Evening,

Hervey,

4. Sorrow for the Dead,

W. Irving,

5. On Human Grandeur,

Goldsmith,

6. The Pleasures of Science,

Brougham,

7. On Study,

Bacon,

8. Human Life, the Journey of a Day,

Johnson,

9. Means of acquiring Distinction,

Sidney Smith,

10. Liberty and Slavery,

Sterne,

11. The Genius of Shakspeare,

Jeffrey,

12. On War,

Channing,

13. To his Grace the Duke of Grafton,

Junius,

14. Reyno and Alpin,

Ossian,

15. Death and Funeral of a Pauper,

C. Dickens,

16. Insignificance of the World,

Chalmers,

17. The Fate of Burns-Importance of self-denial,

T. Carlyle,

18. The Elder's Death-bed,

Wilson,

19. Punishment of a Spy,

Walter Scott,

20. The Effects of Religion,

Wilberforce,

21. The Uncertainties of Fortune,

Bolinbroke,

22. Salathiel's Account of the Fail of Jerusalem, Croly,

23. Ossian's Address to the Sun,

Macpherson,

24. Eulogium on Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, Burke,

25. Character of Napoleon Bonaparte,

Phillips,

26. “ Press on,"

Anonymous,

27. Character of Pitt (Lord Chatham),

Grattan,

28. The Study of Nature,

Humboldt,

29. Dante and Milton,

Macaulay,

30. Connexion of Science and Religion,

Wiseman,

31. The Advantages of Education,

Doyle,

READINGS IN PULPIT ELOQUENCE.

1. The Practice of Patience,

Jeremy Taylor,

2. On the National Humiliation (1855),

Melville,

3. Without God in the World,

Robert Hall,

4. Consolations of Religion,

Finlayson,

5. T'he Death of the Wicked,

Massillon,

6. The Crucifixion,

Bossuet,

7. On Death,

Blair,

8. On Autumn,

Alison,

9. The Power of Conscience,

Horne,

10. On Infidelity,

Thompson,

11. On Happiness,

Sterne,

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12. On the Approaches of Death,

Logan,.

13. The most extensive Wealth' not productive of

Enjoyment,

Jeremy Taylor,

14. Christian Love,

Whately,

15. On the Uncertainty of Life,

Kirwan,

16. The Influence of Satan,

Chalmers,

17. God is Love,

Watson,

18. The Effects of Evil Example,

O'Keeffe.

19. Human and Divine Justice,

Sherlock,

20. The Majesty of the Redeemer,

W. Archer Butler,

READINGS IN SENATORIAL AND JUDICIAL ELOQUENCE.

1. Mr. Pitt (Lord Chatham), in Reply to Mr. Horace Walpole,

2. Lord Chatham (Mr. Pitt), on the American War,

3. Lord Mansfield, on Privilege of Parliament,

4. Mr. Grattan, on the Grievances of Ireland,

5. Lord Erskine, in favour of Mr. Hardy,

6. Sir James Mackintosh,

on the Liberty of the British Press,

7. Mr. Burke, on Conciliating the Colonies,

8. Mr. Canning, on the Slave Trade,

9. Mr. Sheridan's Invective against Mr. Hastings,

10. Mr. (Lord) Brougham, on the State of the Law,

11. Mr. (Lord) Brougham, on Negro Slavery,

12. Mr. Webster, on Slavery in the United States,

13. Mr. Patrick Henry, on British Government in America,

14. Contest between Mr. Flood and Mr. Grattan,

15. Mr. Grattan, in Reply to Mr. Corry,

16. Mr. Curran, in Defence of Mr. Finnerty,

17. Mr. Curran, on Universal Emancipation,

18. Lord Erskine, in Defence of Mr. Stockdale,

19. Lord Brougham, on Taxation,

20. Mr. O'Connell, in Defence of Mr. Magee—the Law of Libel,

21. Mr. Seward, on the Death of O'Connell,

22. Mr. Shiel's Reply to Lord Lyndhurst,

23. Mr. (Chief Justice) Whiteside, on the Irish People,

MISCELLANEOUS EXTRACTS FOR RECITATION.

1. Saul's Address,

Byron,

2. The Dying Chief,

pirs. Maclean,

3. The Burial of Sir John Moore,

Wolfe,

4. The Destruction of Sennacherib,

Byron,

5. The Battle of Hohenlinden,

Campbell,

6. Lord Ullin's Daughter,

Campbell,

7. The Soldier's Funeral,

Mrs. Maclean,

8. Casabianca,

Mrs. Hemans,

9. The Dying Soldier,

Anonymous,

10. Crescentius,

Mrs. Maclean,

11. The Star of Bethlehem,

H. Kirke White,

12. The Soldiers's Dream,

Campbell,

13. Bruce to his army,

Burns,

14. Eliza,

Darwin,

15. Lochinvar,

Scott,

16. The Ghebers’ Attack,

Moore,

17. The Exile of Erin,

Campbell,

18. Tell's Birth-place,

Coleridge,

19. Flight of Xerxes,

Miss Jewsbury,

20. Glenara,

Campbell,

21. Harmosan,

Dr. Trench,

22. Miriam's Song,

Moore,

23. War-song of the Greeks,

Barry Cornwall,

24. The Fall of D’Assas,

Mrs. Hemans,

25. The Drum,

Jerrold's Magazine,

26. Death of De Boune,

Scott,

27. T'he Mother and her Dead Child,

Moir,

28. The African Chief,

Bryant,

29. The Slave's Petition,

Mrs. Norton,

30. The Felon,

Lewis,

31. The Sailor,

Rogers,

32. The Orphan Boy,

Mrs. Opie,

33. Beth Gelert,

11. L. Spencer,

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34. A Ship Sinking,

Wilson,

35. Gertrude Von Der Wart,

Mrs. Hemans,

86. William and Margaret,

Mallet,

37. The Idiot Boy,

Southey, .

38. Christian Warfare,

Charlotte Elizabeth,

39. An Epicedium,

A. A. Watts,

40. The Dying Gladiator,

Byron,

$1. The Convict Ship,

Hervey,

42. The Murdered Traveller,

Bryant,

43. Belshazzar,

Croly,

44. The Grasp of the Dead,

Mrs. Maclean,

45. The Spring Journey,

Heber,

46. Time,

Walter Scott,

47. The Spanish Champion,

Mrs. Hemans,

48. The Downfall of Poland,

Campbell,

49. The Mariner's Dream,

Dimond,

50. Scene before the Siege of Corinth,

Byron,

51. Scene after the Siege of Corinth,

Byron,

52. The Arab's Farewell to his Horse,

Mrs. Norton,

53. The Lament of the Irish Emigrant,

Lady Dufferin,

54. Lord William,

Southey,

55. Cour de Lion at the Bier of his Father,

Mrs. Hemans,

56. The War of the League,

Macaulay,

57. The Last Days of Herculaneum,

Atherstone,

58. The Bridal of Malahide,

G. Griffin,

59. Virginia—a Lay of Ancient Rome,

Macaulay,

60. Mary Queen of Scots,

H. G. Bell,

61. The Gambler's Wife,

Coates,

62. The Sack of Baltimore,

7. Davis,

63. Orange and Green,

G. Griffin,

64. The Field of Waterloo,

Byron,

65. The Lady of Provence,

Mirs. Hemans,

66. Marco Bozzaris,

Halleck,

67. Hymn on Modern Greece,

Byron,

68. Death of Roderick Dhu,

Walter Scott,

69. The Mother of the Maccabees,

Callanan,

70. The High-born Ladye,

Moore,

71. The Progress of Madness,

M. G. Lewis,

72. Boadicea,

Cowper,

73. The Song of the Shirt,

Hood,

74. The Glove and the Lions,

Leigh Hunt,

75. Song of Old Time,

Eliza Cook,

76. The King of the Wind,

Eliza Ceok,

77. De Bruce,

Allan Cunningham,

(Printed in the prosaic for m.)

78. The Ruined Cottage,

Mrs. Maclean,

79. The Prisoner of Chillon,

Byron,

80. Battle of Flodden Field, and Death of Marmion, Scott,

81. Mary, the Maid of the Inn,

Southey,

82. The Pauper's Death-bed,

Mrs. Southey,

83. Ode to Eloquence,

Carey,

84. Ginevra,

Rogers,

85. The Massacre of Glencoe,

Scott,

86. O'Connor's Child,

Campbell,

87. Celadon and Amelia,

Thomson,

88. The Legend of Lochbuy,

Thomas Nimmo,

89. Jugurtha's Prison Thoughts,

Wolfe,

90. Marriage of Kennedy and Matilda,

fogg,

91. The Palm Tree,

Mrs. Hemans,

92. The Death of Samson,

Milton,

93. Love, a tale,

Coleridge,

94. The Sword-chant of Thorstein Raudi,

Motherwell,

95. Battle of Albuera,

Byron,

96. The Polish Children,

Miss Pardoe,

97. Lucy,

Wordsworth,

98. Saul,

Byron,

99. The Norman Baron,

Longfellow,

100. Vision of Belshazzar,

Byron,

101. The Men of Old,

R. M. Milnes,

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1. Brutus on the Death of Cæsar,

Shakspeare,

2. Mark Antony on the Death of Cæsar,

Shakspeare,

3. Richmond encouraging his Soldiers,

Shakspeare,

4. Henry V. to his Soldiers at Harfleur,

Shakspeare,

5. Clarence's Dream,

Shakspeare,

6. Soliloquy of King Claudius in “Hamlet,,

Shakspeare,

7. Henry IV. on Sleep,

Shakspeare,

8. Bishop of Carlisle in defence of Richard II., Shakspeare,

9. Macbeth to the Air-drawn Dagger,

Shakspeare,

10. Cato on the Immortality of the Soul,

Addison,

11. Lucius Junius Brutus over the Body of Lucretia, J. H. Payne,

12. Rolla to the Peruvians,

Sheridan,

13. William Tell to his native Mountains,

Knowles,

14. Ion, contemplating the Death of King Adrastus, Talfourd,

15. Leoni's Night Soliloquy in Venice,

Byron,

DIALOGUES.

1. Brutus and Cassius,

Shakspeare,

2. Macduff, Prince Malcolm, and Rosse,

Shakspeare,

3. Henry IV., Northumberland, and Hotspur, Shakspeare,

4. Prince Henry and Sir John Falstaff,

Shakspeare,

5. Coriolanus and Aufidius,

Shakspeare,

6. Wolsey and Cromwell.

Shakspeare,

7. Scene from “Venice Preserved,"

Otway,

& Rienzi and Angelo, .

Miss Mitford,

9. Lochiel's Warning,

Campbell,

10. Glenalvon, Norval. and Lord Randolph,

Home,

11. Gesler, Sarnem, William Tell, and Albert,

Knowles,

12. The Banishment of Catiline,

Croly,

13. Sir Edward Mortimer and Wilford,

Colman,

14 Scene from the Tragedy of "Ion,"

Talfourd,

15. The King and the Miller of Mansfield,

Dodsley,

COMIC EXTRACTS FOR RECITATION.

1. An Orator's First Speech in Parliament,

A. Bell,

2. Yorkshire Angling,

Anonymous,

3. Toby Tosspot,

Colman,

4. The Razor

Seller, :

Wolcot,

5. The Confession,

Anonymous,

6. The Newcastle Apothecary,

Colman,

7. Hodge and the Vicar,

Anonymous,

8. A Cheap Dinner,

Planche,

9. The Spirit of Contradiction,

Lloyd,

10. The Three Black Crows,

Byron,

11. A Bachelor's Complaint,

H. G. Bell,

12. Faithless Nelly Gray,

Hood,

13. The Tinker and Miller's Daughter,

Wolcot,

14. Modern Logic,

Anonymous,

15. Orator Puff,

Anonymous,

16. The Spider and the Fly,

Mary Howitt,

17. The Collegian and the Porter,

Planche,

18. The Frenchman and the Rats,

Anonymous,

19. The Farmer and Barrister,

Smith,

20. The Best of Wives,

Anonymous,

21. Lodgings for Single Gentlemen,

Colman,

22. The Jester Condemned to Death,

Smith,

23. The Well of St. Keyne,

Southey, ·

24. Contest between Nose and Eyes,

Cowper,

25. The Splendid Shilling,

J. Philips,

26. The Bashful Man,

Mackenzie,

27. Report of a Law-suit-Goody Grim v. Lapstone, Smith,

ADDITIONAL SELECTIONS FOR RECITATION.

1. Paradise and the Peri,

Moore,

2. The Raven,

E. A. Poe,

3. The Bells,

B. A. Poe,

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4. The Dream of Eugene Aram,

Hood,

5. The Memory of the Dead,

Ingram,

6. The Children's Hour,

Longfellow,

7. The Vagabonds,

J. T. Trowbridge,

8. “One Day Solitary,"

J. T. Trowbridge,

9. Beautiful Snow,

Watson,

10. A Legend of Antrim,

T. D. M'Gee,

11. The Lay of the Brave Cameron,

Blackie,

12. The Ride from Ghent,

Browning,

13. Sheridan's Ride,

Read,

14. Paul Revere's Ride,

Longfellow,

15. Skipper Ireson's Ride,

Whittier,

16. The Battle of Naseby,

Macaulay,

17. The Battle of Fontenoy,

T. Davis,

18. The Legend Beautiful,

Longfellow,

19. The Death of the Old Squire,

Anonymous,

20. The Great Bell “Roland,"

Tilton,

21. The Brothers (Henry and John Shears).- A Scene

from '98,

Lady Wilde,

22. The Irish Wife,

T. D. M'Gee,

23. A Dream,

Allingham,

24. The Last Meeting of Evangeline and Gabriel, Longfellow,

25. Barbara Frietchie,

Whittier,

26. A Romance of the French Camp, :

Browning,

27. Measuring the Baby,

Anonymous,

28. The Curfew Bell,

Anonymous,

29. The Poor Fisherfolk,

Dr. Alexander,

30. The Dream of the Reveller,

Dr. C. Mackay,

31. Shakspeare's Wooing.-Anne Hathaway, Falconer,

32. Maud Müller,

Whittier,

33. Casa Wappy,

D. M. Moir,

34. The Burial of Moses,

Mrs. C. F. Alexander,

35. Baby Bell,

Aldrich, .

36. The Ancient Mariner,

Coleridge,

37. “Our Folks,”

Ethel Lynne,

38. The Sale of the Pet Lamb,

Mary Howitt,

39. To-Day and To-Morrow,

Massey,

40. The Pillar Towers of Ireland,

M'Carthy,

41. Out of the Old House, Nancy,

Carleton,

42. The Burning of Chicago,

Carleton,

43. The Death of the Old Sergeant,

Willson,

44. "Betsey and I are Out,"

Carleton,

45. How Betsey and Made Up,

Curleton,

46. Abou Ben Adhem and the Angel,

Leigh Hunt,

ADDITIONAL COMIC EXTRACTS FOR RECITATION.

1. Song of the Speaker,

Anonymous,

2. The Praise of Little Women,

Longfellow,

3. Here She Goes and There She Goes,

Nack,

4. The Farmer's Wife and the Gascon,

Smith,

5. The Suicide,

Anonymous,

6. Faithless Sally Brown,

Hood,

7. The “ Throes” of Science,

Harte,

8. The Briefless Barrister,

J. G. Saxe,

9. John Day,

Hood,

10. Clerical Wit,

Anonymous,

11. Difficulty of Rhyming,

Anonymous,

12. The Bachelor's Sale,

Davidson,

13. The Song of the Stethoscope,

Holmes,

14. Tight Boots,

: Anonymous,

15. Shamus O'Brien,

Lefanu,

16. Bardell v. Pickwick,

: C. Dickens,

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