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ELOCUTIONIST;

AND

GEM-BOOK OF BRITISH AUTHORS :

CONTAINING

A Selection of Pieres adapted for Public Recitation,

OR PRIVATE READING,

FROM

SHAKSPEARE, MILTON, YOUNG, ADDISON, HOOD, CAMPBELL,

POPE, BURNS, SCOTT, BYRON, SOUTHEY, GRAY, &c. &c.

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LONDON:
PUBLISHED BY W. KENT & CO.,

51, & 52, PATERNOSTER ROW.

1850.

CONTENTS.

Alp-The Battle Field.— Byron 90 | England-from the Task.—Cowper... 112

Ambition.--W. F. Peacock

96 Enthusiast and the Hawkers, The 85

Apostrophe to Peace, An-T. E. Fuller 42 Farmer's Wife and the Gascon, The

Assistant Drapers' Petition, The-

-New Monthly Magazine

91

Hood

26 Fête-Dieu in Paris, The-Inglis 153

Astronomical Alderman, The-Horace Fisherman's Bride, The-Goslin 147

Smith

124 Flight of O'Connor's Child, and

As you Like it. Scene from-Shaks-

Death of her Lover.-Campbell...... 76

182 Folly of War, The– Byron

60
pere
Bard, The-Gray
175 Friendship_Cowper

10
Bashful Man, The-Anonymous

117 Frugal Merchant, The— from The
Battle Hymn of the League.Anon. 184

Borough-Crabbe

102
Battle of Flodden Field, The-Sir W.

Gertrude Von der Wart.—Mrs. Hemans 43
Scott.....
114 Ginevra.-Rogers

140
Battle of Hohenlinden, The-Campbell 161 Gipsies.-Cowper

30
Battle of Waterloo, The-Sir W. Scott 24 Gold- from the Love of Fame.-
Beadle's Annual Address, The-Hood 51 Young

12

Better Land, The~ Mrs. Hemans...... 147 Grasp of the Dead, The-L. E. Landon 111

Brutus and Cassius-Shakspere 82 Grave of Körner, The-Mrs. Hemans 79

Bull Fight, The-Byron

127 Hamilton Tighe.— Ingoldsby....

.... 105

Casabianca. Mrs. Hemans

70 Hamlet's Soliloquy, Young England's

Cato over the dead body of his Son.-

Version of.-J. 0.

8

Addison

37 | Hannibal to his Soldiers.--Livy 88

Cato's Soliloquy on Eternity.— Addison 148 Horn of Egremont Chapel, The-

Celadon and Amelia.—Thomson ...... 170

Wordsworth .....

52

Chamois Hunter, The-M. F. Tupper 135 Hotspur's Speech to Henry IV.-
Chatham.-Grattan
126 Shakspere .......

149

Christmas.-Washington Irving...

59 Inchcape Bell, The-Southey

189

Crescentius.—Miss Landon
125 Independence.Churchill

24
Death of Keeldar, The-Sir W. Scott 119 Indian Hunter, The-Longfellow 31
Deserted Daughter, The-Stuart...... 139 Inquiry, The-Charles Mackay......... 169
Deserted Village, from The-Gold- Jane Shore, Scene from-Rowe 121
smith........

16, 84 John of Procida, Scene from-Sheridan
Dirge of Wallace, The-Campbell 93 Knowles

62
Douglas's Account of the Hermit.- Kossuth's Farewell Address............ 46
Home
174 Last Man, The-Campbell

143
Duel, The~from Handy Andy.—Lover 32 Legend of Lurley, The--Albert Smith 155
Duke Aranza's Welcome Home to Leonidas's Farewell to his Wife and
Juliana.-Tobin .....
165 Family.-Glover ...,

77
Dying Girl, The-Montgomery.... 145 Life of Blaney–from The Borough.
Dying Gladiator, The-Byron

154
-Crabbe

129
............ 160

Logan, the Mingo Chief.-- Jefferson 160 Roland Græme.—Cunningham

40

Love-A Tale.—Coleridge ............. 100 Romeo and Juliet, Scene from-

Love of Life-from Complaint. Shakspere.......

45

Young
113 | Rural Felicity.--Hood

150

Macgregor.--Hogg

167 Samson on his Loss of Sight.--Milton 6
Man was Made to Mourn.-Burns 14 Sea-Storm, From the McNaghten ... 186
Mariana.-Alfred Tennyson

80 Soldier's Dream, A-Richardson 28

Marullus's Speech to the Mob- from Soliloquy for the Worshippers of

Julius Cæsar.- Shakspere

Bacchus. After Shakspere.—W. G. 138

Mozart's Requiem.—Anonymous

181 Soliloquy on Sleep.-Shakspere...... 164

Napoleon.--Poetical Album

98 Soot and Sentiment.-- From Punch" 11
Napoleon, Death of McLellan 183 Spectre Knight, The_Anonymous 142
New Lodger, The-Hood ................
178 Spring.—Thomson

99
Nicholas's Address to his Army, The Storin, A-Barry Cornwall

38
Emperor-W. F. Peacock

22 Three Weeks After Marriage, Scene

Othello's Apology. After Shakspere

from.......

172

--J. O..........

86 | Threatened Invasion, On the-Hall,.. 137

Parish Poor-House, A-Crabbe 87 | Tinker and Miller's Daughter, The-
Passage of the Red Sea, The-Regi-

Peter Pindar

14
nald Heber

162 Unpaid Puff for the Lawyers, An 74

Patent and Dowlas.-Carey ............ 134 Washing Day.—Anonymous

............ 109

Pig, The-Southey .

73 | Water Gueuse, The-Anonymous . 185

Polish Refugees, The -Ebenezer Wife-A Tale of Mantua, Scene from

Elliott
16 The-Sheridan Knowles

108

Private Practice-The Editor

48 Wife to her husband, The Sunday
Return of Roderick, The Southey ... 61

Times

104
Richard II., Scene from-Shakspere 17 Winter-from The Seasons.-Thomson 13
Richelieu, Scene from—Sir E. Bulwer 55 Wolsey's Appeal to Henry VIII.-
Riches.- Pope
7 Ainsworth.......

71
Rivals, Scene from The-Sheridan 3 / Youth and Age.-Coleridge

9

THE STANDARD ELOCUTIONIST.

SCENE FROM " THE RIVALS."

Sheridan. Enter Sir Lucius O'Trigger and Acres, with pistols. Acres. By my valour; then, Sir Lucius, forty yards is a good distance. Odds levels and aims !-I say it is a good distance.

Sir Lucius. Is it for muskets or small field pieces ? Upon my conscience, Mr. Acres, you must leave those things to me.—Stay now

-I'll show you.—[Measures paces along the stage.] There now, that is a very pretty distance—a pretty gentleman's distance.

Acres. Zounds! we might as well fight in a sentry-box! I tell you, Sir Lucius, the farther he is off, the cooler I shall take my aim.

Sir Lucius. Faith! then I suppose you would aim at him best of all if he was out of sight!

Acres. No, Sir Lucius; but I should think forty, or eight-andthirty yards

Sir Lucius. Pho! pho! nonsense! three or four feet between the mouths of your pistols is as good as a mile.

Acres. Odds bullets, no !—by my valour! there is no merit in killing him so near : do, my dear Sir Lucius, let me bring him down at a long shot :-a long shot, Sir Lucius, if you love me !

Sir Lucius. Well, the gentleman's friend and I must settle that.But tell me now, Mr. Acres, in case of an accident, is there

any

little will or commission I could execute for you?

Acres. I am much obliged to you, Sir Lucius—but I don't understand

Sir Lucius. Why, you may think there's no being shot at without a little risk—and if an unlucky bullet should carry a quietus with it I say it will be no time then to be bothering you about family matters.

Acres. A quietus !

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