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tain. It is hoped that this general acknowledgment of the liberties that have been taken, where objections like these were to be removed, will be rightly received.

The introductory matter is much of it compiled from the best authorities, and no other merit is claimed for it than that of careful appropriation.

The translations from the Greek, Latin, and French, have, with two or three exceptions, been made expressly for this work.

The present volume will be found fuller in the department of dialogues, humorous pieces, &c., than The Standard Speaker; while the latter will be found very full, if not complete, in the department of Senatorial eloquence. Indeed, the number of great masterpieces, like those of Chatham, Patrick Henry, Webster, Grattan, Shiel, Mirabeau, &c., in this department, is limited, as every compiler must admit.

The debates in the present volume are a new feature, and will be found interesting exercises for school exhibitions.

In his selection of pieces, the compiler has had regard chiefly to their effective declamatory character. Many works passing under the name of Speakers might more properly be called Readers, because the pieces, though interesting, and having the attraction of novelty, are not suitable for an expressive and animated delivery from the Speaker's stage. It is believed that this objection is avoided in the Standard Series of Speakers.

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DEBATES. I. Mental Capacities of the Sexes, ANONYMOUS,

399
II. On the Admission of Ladies, &o.,

III. A Taste for Poetry,
The Poet's First Tragedy,

BAYLY, T. H.,

282

Effects of Intemperance,

BEECHER, Rev. L.,

82

An Orator's First Speech,

BELL, ALEXANDER, 275
A Highway to the Pacific,

BENTON, Τ. ΙΙ.,

. 179
The Oregon Settlement,

. 187
Money makes the Mare go,

BERQUIN, A.,

243
From the Tragedy of Spartacus,

Bird, R. M.,

211
Breakers Ahead,

BLACKER, COL.
True Courage,

BOWRING, John, ....303
Gustavus and Cristiern,

BROOKE, HENRY,

The Returned Tourists,

BROOKS, C. T.,

.311

To the Liverpool Electors,

BROUGHAM, LORD HENRY, 81
Vocation of the Schoolmaster,

. 142

Song of Marion's Men,

BRYANT, W. C.,

109

The Green Mountain Boys,
The Christian Martyr,

BUCHANAN, REV. H., 349

Against Taxing America,

BURKE, EDMUND,

134

Right of American Taxation,

136

English Liberty in America,

137

The Laboring Poor,

. 138

The American Revolution,

Impolicy of Injustice,

144

The Beautiful, .

BURRINGTON, E. H., 379

Saul before his last Battle,

BYRON, LORD G. G., 113

On the Death of Sheridan,

. 326

Address to the Ocean,

The Isles of Greece,

332

The Gladiator, .

366

The American Republic,

. 367

Greece,

. 372

The Field of Waterloo,

.376

Childe Harold's Departure,

. 380

War the Game of Tyrants,

382

The Ruins of Rome,

. 391

Freedom for Europe,

. 397

Internal Improvements,

CALHOUN, John C., . 166

Our Naval Victories,

. 167

On the Force Bill,

. 173

On Taxing America,

CAMDEN, LORD,

. 132

The Deliverance of Europe,

CANNING, GEORGE,

The License of Opposition,

151

The Love of Popularity,

. 153

The Seed of Freedom's Tree,

CAMPBELL, THOMAS,

. 308

Prospect of Immortality,

. 354

Belief in a Future State,

383

Skepticisin of the Age,

CARLYLE, THOMAS,

84

Horrors and Honors of War,

CHANNING, Rev. W. E., 83
The Common School System,

CHAPIN, REV. E. H., 89
On Constitutional Resistance,

CHATHAM, EARL OF,
The Measures against America,

. 135
The Expulsion of Wilkes,

. 143
Washington's Farewell Address,

CHOATE, RUFUS,

69
War under the Guise of Peace,

169
Against Catiline,

CICERO, MARCUS TULLIUS, 120

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CLAYTON, J. M.,

181
COLEMAN, GEO., THE YOUNGER, 204

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286
COQUEREL, Rev. A., 56
Corwin, Thomas,

. 177
COWPER, WILLIAM,

338

297
CROLY, Rev. Geo.,

305

271
CUNNINGHAM, ALLAN,

309

CURRAN, John P.,

. 100

. 102

103

CURTIUS, R. Q.,

106

110

CUSHING, CALEB,

38
DALE, Rey. T.,

322

DEMOSTHENES,

117

. 118

121

DEXTER, SAMUEL,

91

DINARCHUS,

DRYDEN, John,

. 197

318
Dublin NATION,

345

DUNNING, JOSEPH,

156

EVERETT, EDWARD,

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HEMANS, MRS. F.,

HENRY, PATRICK,

HERSCHEL, SIR J. F. W.,

HILLIARD, H. W.,
. HOPKINSON, JOSEPH,

HOME, John,
. Hoop, THOMAS,
Hugo, VICTOR,

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