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5. It contains clear and concise statements of principles and rules.

6. It is characterized by the copiousness and freshness of the illustrative drill-examples.

It was my good fortune, more than thirty years ago, to be a student under that most critical and scholarly elocutionist and Normal-school instructor, Professor William Russell; and it is natural that I should follow in the steps of my revered instructor. I am also indebted to many excellent manuals on elocution for principles and examples that constitute the common stock of matter on this subject.

I am under obligations to the publishers of the works of American authors for permission to make short extracts from their publications, and in particular, to Houghton, Mifflin & Co., for extracts from Longfellow, Whittier, Holmes, Lowell, and Emerson.

JOHN SWETT.

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3. Psalm of Life . . . . . 4. Apostrophe to the Ocean . 5. Battle of Waterloo . . 6. Santa Filomena . . 7. The Death Struggle . . 8. Sandalphon . . . · . 9. The Old Continentals 10. The Winds . .

The Day is Done . . 12. The Battlefield . 13. Hymn to Mont Blanc . 14. Morning Hymn . 15. Thanatopsis 16. Gray's Elegy . . 17. Daniel Webster 18. St. Augustine's Ladder . 19. Ring Out, Wild Bells . 20. Summer Rain. . . 21. Hymn to the North Star 22. The American Flag 23. The Chambered Nautilus 24. Kentucky Belle . . 25. The Charcoal Man.

• 26. Grandmother's Story of Bunker Hill

. H. W. Longfellow 312 . . Lord Byron 344 . . Lord Byron 346 . H. W. Longfellou 347 . Sir Walter Scott 349

H. IV. Longfellow 350 . . McMasters. 352 Willium Cullen Bryant 354

. H. W. Longfellow 356 William Cullen Bryant 357

. . Coleridge 359 . . John Milton 362 William Cullen Bryant 363

. . . . . 366 Oliver Wendell Holmes 371 . II. W. Longfellow 373 . . . Tennyson 375

James Russell Lowell 376 IVilliam Cullen Bryant 377

. . Drake 379 Oliver Wendell Holmes 381

Constance F. Woolson 382 .

Trowbridge 389 . .0. W. Holmes 391

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