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matter was adopted in order to insure the student's interest being aroused in the subject at the start, thereby preventing an extinguishing of his enthusiasm by initiating him into the dry mysteries of the technical parts of speech before he had gained a fair idea regarding the means to employ in qualifying himself to become a public speaker. When, however, it is intended to use the work as a textbook, it should not be studied as it is read, but the lessons should be taken up in a natural sequence, beginning with breath and continuing through to the production of the finished speech or oration. Here is given an outline of study, or syllabus, showing the order in which the different subjects treated in the book can be taken up to the best advantage.

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37- 46

LESSON III Inflection

LESSON IV Emphasis

LESSON V Combined Use of Emphasis and Inflection, and Parenthesis and Pause..

LESSON VI Series and Modulation.....

LESSON VII Paraphrasing ..

46- 54

54- 63

103-119

PAGES

84-102

64- 83

I- 25

LESSON VIII Composition

LESSON IX Construction

LESSON X The Making of Oratory...

LESSON XI Delivery

LESSON XII Memory

LESSON XIII Lesson Talks....

LESSON XIV Grecian Orators..

145-157

138-145

389-406

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LIST OF ORATIONS

PAGE

III

Against Crowning Demosthenes..... . Aeschines

229 Against Eratosthenes....

.Lysias

192 Against the Tory Government.. ..William E. Gladstone . . 361 At His Brother's Grave...

.Robert G. Ingersoll... 359 Cuba Must Be Free..

., John M. Thurston. 395 Digging for the Thought..

John Ruskin..... Education

Horace Mann.

109 Encomium on Evagoras.

Isocrates

194 Eulogy of General Grant... ..Dean Farrar..

116 Eulogy of President Garfield.. ..James G. Blaine .. 364 Eulogy of Webster

.Rufus Choate..

345 Evidence and Precedents in Law.... Thomas Erskine... 398 Historical Reading...

.Arthur James Balfour.. 113 Inaugural Address...

Theodore Roosevelt.... 381 In Favor of the Peloponnesian War..Pericles ..

174 Judicial Injustices..

Charles Sumner.

405 Liberty or Death..

Patrick Henry......... 306 Menexenus and Others Against Dacaeogenes and Leochares.. ..Isaeus

209 On Leaving Springfield..

. Abraham Lincoln... 325 On the Foote Resolution..

Robert Young Hayne... 318 On the Murder of Lovejoy... Wendell Phillips... 325 On Resigning from the Senate. . Robert Toombs.. 337 On the Murder of Herodes.. . Antiphon

164 On the Punishment of the Catiline Conspirators

Cato the Younger...... 265 On the Treatment of the Catiline Conspirators

...Caesar

270 On Withdrawing from the Union....Jefferson Davis.. 331 Oration Against Leocrates.. .Lycurgus

223 Oration on the Crown.

..Demosthenes

243 Our Country.....

Edwin G. Lawrence.... 384

202

Peace Between Labor and Capital...John Haynes Holmes.. 378 Roberts Burns......

.George William Curtis. 354 Speech Against Athenogenes........Hyperides Speech in Support of the Oppian Law Cato the Censor.

259 Speech on the Mysteries..... ... Andocides

180 Speech to His Troops..

... Catiline

278 Speech to the Conspirators. .Catiline

276 Sumner and the South...

.L. Q. C. Lamar... 357 The Birth of an Orator.

.John Haynes Holmes.. 375 The Blind Preacher..

William Wirt....

61 "The Cross of Gold" Speech. .William J. Bryan..

366 The First Olynthiac....

.Demosthenes

77 The First Oration Against Verres...Cicero

282 The "House Divided Against Itself" Speech ....

. Abraham Lincoln...... 322 The Perfect Orator....

.Richard B. Sheridan ... 380 The Permanency of Empire.. .Wendell Phillips.... 401 "The Seventh of March” Speech.....Daniel Webster...

310 The Strength of the American Government

..John Bright....

353

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INDEX

270, 280

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107, 126

Adam, 15

Burke, Edmund, 28, 34, 42, 161,
Adams, Samuel, 30, 33, 299 299
Aeschines, 229, 298
Americus, Roscius, 281

Caesar, Julius, 257, 258, 259,
is Andocides, 179, 180
Antiphon, 163, 164

Calhoun, John C., 299
Antony, Marc, 257, 258, 259 Carnegie, Andrew, 300
Apposition, 36

Cassius, Dion, 259
Archias, 281

Catiline, Lucius Sergius, 275,
Argumentation, 87; examples 276, 280, 298
in, 96

Cato the Censor, 257, 259
Audience, how, to control an, Cato the Younger, 257, 265
145

Charles I, 298
Aurelius, Marcus, 410

Channing, William Ellery, V,
Ayres, Alfred, 43, 46

Chatham, Earl of, 161, 299
Balfour, Arthur James, 60 Choate, Rufus, 94, 98, 299, 345
Barnes, William S., 24

Choate, Joseph H., 304
Barrett, Elizabeth, 23

Cicero, Marcus Tullius, VII, 13,
Beecher, Henry Ward, V, VII,

27, 34, 55, 257, 258, 280, 282,
20, 41, 53, 56, 146

298, 305
Bent, Francis P., 150

Clause, qualified, 30
Beveridge, Albert J., 42 Clay, Henry, VI, 27, 162, 299
Bible, the, V, 20, 35, 46, 49, Cobden, Richard, 299
58, 66, 120

Cockran, W. Bourke, 304
Bixby, Mrs., 142

Commands, 35
Black, General, 102

Composition, 84
Black, Jeremiah S., 84, 99 Conditional, 30
Blaine, James G., 38, 56, 364 Confidence, how to acquire, 145
Bradish, Luther, 95

Continuity, 31
Brady, James T.,

55

Contrast, 47; double, 48; single,
Breath, 132, 122; the forms of, 48; triple, 50

121; exercises for the pro Contrasts, series of, 58
duction of, 134

Construction, 64
Breathe, how to, 120

Cords, the vocal, 127
Bright, John, 299, 353

Cousin, Victor, VI
Browning, Robert, 23

Crassus, Lucius Lucinius, 257,
Brougham, Lord, 299

258, 281
Bryan, William J., IV, 13, 27, Curran, John P., 23, 93, 299
29, 61, 300, 303, 366

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