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APPENDIX

THE SPEECH

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CHAPTER I. THE OCCASION AND THE AUDIENCE. 236

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SECTION I. VARIETY OF OCCASIONS AND AUDIENCES
SECTION II. List of OCCASIONS AND AUDIENCES

1. Educational Associations
2. Social Institutions
3. Religious Meetings .
4. Judicial Bodies
5. Legislative Assemblies
6. Political Gatherings
7. Commemorative Occasions

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CHAPTER II. THE KIND OF SPEECH AND THE SUB

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SECTION I. KINDS OF DISCOURSE

1. Announcements and Other Business Remarks
2. Committee Reports
3. Essays
4. Debates
5. Topical Speeches
6. Addresses
7. Lectures
8. Orations

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SECTION II. THE SUBJECT OR PROPOSITION

1. Question for Debate
2. Preparation for Discussion .

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Page CHAPTER III. THE PLAN OF THE SPEECH AND ITS

ESSENTIAL QUALITIES

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Section II. THE QUALITIES OF DISCOURSE

1. Clearness
2. Force
3. Persuasiveness

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ILLUSTRATIVE SELECTIONS

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Appeal in Behalf of Ireland
Arena Scene, The, from “Quo Vadis,"
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Blacksmith's Story, The
Blue and the Gray, The .
Boat Race, The .
Burial of Moses, The.
Caught in the Quicksand
Character of Washington
Child's Dream of a Star, A
Commercial Expansion .
Crossing the Bar
Dagger Scene, The, from “ Macbeth
Darius Green and his Flying Machine
Darkness
Dedication of Gettysburg Cemetery
Elements of National Wealth
Fool in the Forest, A
Galileo
Garden Scene, The, from “ Mary Stuart”
Grief of Ophelia, The
Hamlet's Advice to the Players
Hamlet's Self-Reproach
Henry V to his Troops
Hero of the Furnace Room, A
Horatius at the Bridge
Horrors of Savage Warfare
How we hunted a Mouse
Impartial Arbitration .
Irish Disturbance Bill, The
Isle of Long Ago, The
Lady Clare .
Last Leaf, The
Leper, The

Prentiss
Seinkiewicz
Howe
Olive
Lodge
Hughes
Alexander
Hugo
Webster
Dickens
Mckinley.
Tennyson.
Shakespeare .
Trowbridge
Byron
Lincoln
Blaine .
Shakespeare .
Everett
Schiller
Shakespeare .
Shakespeare .
Shakespeare .
Shakespeare .
Anonymous
Macaulay.
Chatham
Jenkins
Bryan
O'Connell
Taylor :
Tennyson
Holmes
Willis

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Macbeth at Dunsinane

Shakespeare . Mary's Night Ride .

Cable Murder Scene, The, from “ Macbeth "

Shakespeare : My Ships

Wilcox . National Flag, The

Beecher National Morality

Beecher New South, The.

Grady Ocean Burial, The .

Saunders . Power of Habit, The .

Gough Protestations of Love, from “Much Ado about Nothing”.

Shakespeare Quarrel of Brutus and Cassius, The, from "Julius Cæsar”

Shakespeare . Resignation

Longfellow Ring Out, Wild Bells .

Tennyson . Sailing beyond Seas

Ingelow Second Trial, A .

Kellogg Shylock's Rage, from “Merchant of Venice". Shakespeare . Sky, The

Ruskin Soldier's Reprieve, The

Robbins Song of the Brook .

Tennyson . Sun of Liberty, The

Hugo University the Training Camp, The

Grady . Wit and Repartee of Benedick and Beatrice,

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ESSENTIALS OF

PUBLIC SPEAKING

INTRODUCTION

Elocution is the science and art of expression by voice and action. As a science it treats of the elements or principles underlying all expression ; as an art it embodies the correct use of these principles in the particular phase of expression demanded of the reader or speaker. Just as the musician must master the technique and principles of music before he can attain the highest skill in his art, or as the civil engineer must know the science of mathematics before he can succeed in the art of calculation, so the speaker must understand the elements of elocution and become skilled in their use if he would pass. beyond the point of accidental success in the art of public speaking. True, a person may sing without a technical knowledge of music, or speak reasonably well in imitation of a favorite speaker, but he can never rise to the highest plane except through the study and practice of correct expression. The purpose of training in elocution is to develop individuality so that the speaker may be original and not imitative in his methods, to correct his bad habits of speech and gesture by fixing good habits in their stead, and to make the body a responsive instrument to obey the activities of the mind and the impulses of the heart.

Skill in the use of the principles of expression is an accomplishment in ordinary conversation. Exercises in articulation, voice and action necessary to the highest perfection in public speaking have an agreeable effect upon the conversational voice

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