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THE STANDARD

ELOCUTIONIST;

AND

GEM-BOOK OF BRITISH AUTHORS:

CONTAINING

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OR PRIVATE READING,

FROM

SHAKSPEARE, MILTON, YOUNG, ADDISON, HOOD, 'CAMPBELL,
POPE, BURNS, SCOTT, BYRON, SOUTHEY, GRAY, &c. &c.

LONDON:

PUBLISHED BY W. KENT & CO.,

51, Jt 52, PATERNOSTER ROW.
1850.

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CONTENTS.

England—from the Task.—Cowper... 112
Enthusiast and the Hawkers, The ... 85
Farmer's Wife and the Gascon, The

New Monthly Magazine 91

Fete-Dieu in Paris, The—Inglis 153

Fisherman's Bride, The—Goslin 147

Flight of O'Connor's Child, and

Death of her Lover.—Campbell 76

Folly of War, The—Byron .. 60

Friendship—Cowper 10

Frugal Merchant, The—from The

Borough—Crabbe 102

Gertrude Von der Wart.—Mrs. Hemans 43

Ginevra.—Rogers 140

Gipsies.—Cowper 30

Gold—from the Love of Fame.—

Young 12

Grasp of the Dead, The—L. E. London 111
Grave of Korner, The—Mrs. Hemans 79

Hamilton Tighe.—Ingoldsby 105

Hamlet's Soliloquy, Young England's

Version of.—/. O. 8

Hannibal to his Soldiers.—Livy 88

Horn of Egremont Chapel, The—

Wordsworth 52

Hotspur's Speech to Henry IV.—

Shakspere 149

Inchcape Bell, The—Southey 189

Independence.—Churchill 24

Indian Hunter, The—Longfellow 31

Inquiry, The—Charles Mackay 169

Jane Shore, Scene from—Rowe 121

John of Procida, Scene from—Sheridan

Knowles ... 62

Kossuth's Farewell Address 46

Last Man, The—Campbell 143

Legend of Lurley, The—Albert Smith 155
Leonidas's Farewell to his Wife and

Family.—Glover 77

Life of Blaney—from The Borough.

—Crabbe 129

Logan, the Mingo Chief.—Jefferson 160

Love—A Tale.—Coleridge 100

Love of Life—from the Complaint—

Young 113

Macgregor.—Hogg 167

Man was Made to Mourn.—Burnt ... 14

Mariana.—Alfred Tennyson 80

Marullus's Speech to the Mob—from

Julius Caesar.—Shakspere 160

Moisart's Requiem.—Anonymous 181

Napoleon.—Poetical Album 98

Napoleon, Death of—McLellan 183

New Lodger, The—Hood 178

Nicholas's Address to his Army, The

Emperor— W. F. Peacock 22

Othello's Apology. After Shakspere

J. O. 86

Parish Poor-House, A—Crabbe 87

Passage of the Red Sea, The—Regi-
nald Heber 162

Patent and Dowlas.—Carey 134

Pig, The—Southey 73

Polish Refugees, The —Ebenezer

Elliott 16

Private Practice—The Editor 48

Return of Roderick, The—Southey ... 61

Richard II., Scene from—Shakspere 17

Richelieu, Scene from—Sir E. Bulwer 55

Riches.—Pope 7

Rivals, Scene from The—Sheridan ... 3

Roland Graeme.—Cunningham 40

Romeo and Juliet, Scene from—

Shakspere 45

Rural Felicity.—Hood 150

Samson on his Loss of Sight.—Milton 6
Sea-Storm, From the—McNaghten ... 186

Soldier's Dream, A—Richardson 28

Soliloquy for the Worshippers of

Bacchus. After Shakspere.—W. Q. 138

Soliloquy on Sleep.—Shakspere 164

Soot and Sentiment—From "Punch" 11

Spectre Knight, The—Anonymous ... 142

Spring.—Thomson 99

Storm, A—Barry Cornwall 88

Three Weeks After Marriage, Scene

from 172

Threatened Invasion, On the—Hall,.. 187
Tinker and Miller's Daughter, The—

Peter Pindar 14

Unpaid Puff for the Lawyers, An ... 74

Washing Day.—Anonymous 109

Water Gueuse, The—Anonymous 185

Wife—A Tale of Mantua, Scene from

The—Sheridan Knowles ,,... 108

Wife to her husband, The—Sunday

Times 104

Winter—from The Seasons.—Thomson 13
Wolsey's Appeal to Henry VIII.—

Ainsworth 71

Youth and Age.—Coleridge ... 9

THE STANDARD ELOCUTIONIST.

SCENE FROM "THE RIVALS."

i

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-hox! 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 hest 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 1

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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