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Wendell Phillips, the Orator....... _George William Curtis_ On the Disposal of Public Lands.... _Robert Y. Hayne_ The Declaration of Independence.... _Abraham Lincoln_

EXPRESSING THE FEELING Northern Greeting to Southern Veterans. ................................... _Henry Cabot Lodge_ Matches and Overmatches............ _Daniel Webster_ The Coalition...................... _Daniel Webster_ In His Own Defense................. _Robert Emmet_ On Resistance to Great Britain..... _Patrick Henry_ Invective against Louis Bonaparte.. _Victor Hugo_

SHOWING THE PICTURE Mount, the Doge of Venice!......... _Mary Russell Mitford_ The Revenge........................ _Alfred Lord Tennyson_ A Vision of War.................... _Robert G. Ingersoll_ Sunset Near Jerusalem.............. _Corwin Knapp Linson_ A Return in Triumph................ _T. De Witt Talmage_ A Return in Defeat................. _Henry W. Grady_

EXPRESSION BY ACTION In Our Forefathers' Day............ _T. De Witt Talmage_ Cassius against Cćsar.............. _William Shakespeare_ The Spirit of the South............ _Henry W. Grady_ Something Rankling Here............ _Daniel Webster_ Faith in the People................ _John Bright_ The French against Hayti........... _Wendell Phillips_ The Necessity of Force............. _John M. Thurston_ Against War with Mexico............ _Thomas Corwin_ The Murder of Lovejoy.............. _Wendell Phillips_

DEPICTING CHARACTER A Tale of the Plains............... _Theodore Roosevelt_ Gunga Din.......................... _Rudyard Kipling_ Address of Sergeant Buzfuz......... _Charles Dickens_ A Natural Philosopher.............. _Maccabe_ Response to a Toast................ _Litchfield Moseley_ Partridge at the Play.............. _Henry Fielding_ A Man's a Man for a That........... _Robert Burns_ Artemus Ward's Lecture............. _Charles Farrar Brown_ Jim Bludso, of the Prairie Belle... _John Hay_ The Trial of Abner Barrow.......... _Richard Harding Davis_

PART THREE

PLATFORM PRACTICE

THE SPEECH OF FORMAL OCCASION The Benefits of a College Education _Abbott Lawrence Lowell_ What the College Gives............. _Le Baron Russell Briggs_ Memorial Day Address............... _John D. Long_ William McKinley................... _John Hay_ Robert E. Lee...................... _John W. Daniel_ Farewell Address to the United States Senate. ...................................._Henry Clay_ The Death of Garfield.............. _James G. Blaine_ The Second Inaugural Address....... _Abraham Lincoln_ The Death of Prince Albert......... _Benjamin Disraeli_ An Appreciation of Mr. Gladstone... _Arthur J. Balfour_ William E. Gladstone............... _Lord Rosebery_ The Soldier's Creed................ _Horace Porter_ Competition in College............. _Abbott Lawrence Lowell_

THE PUBLIC LECTURE A Master of the Situation.......... _James T. Fields_ Wit and Humor...................... _Minot J. Savage_ A Message to Garcia................ _Elbert Hubbard_ Shakespeare's "Mark Antony"........ _Anonymous_ André and Hale..................... _Chauncey M. Depew_ The Battle of Lexington............ _Theodore Parker_ The Homes of the People............ _Henry W. Grady_ General Ulysses S. Grant........... _Canon G. W. Farrar_ American Courage................... _Sherman Hoar_ The Minutemen of the Revolution.... _George William Curtis_ Paul Revere's Ride................. _George William Curtis_ The Arts of the Ancients........... _Wendell Phillips_ A Man without a Country............ _Edward Everett Hale_ The Execution of Rodriguez......... _Richard Harding Davis_

THE INFORMAL DISCUSSION The Flood of Books................. _Henry van Dyke_ Effectiveness in Speaking.......... _William Jennings Bryan_ Books, Literature and the People... _Henry van Dyke_ Education for Business............. _Charles William Eliot_ The Beginnings of American Oratory. _Thomas Wentworth Higginson_ Daniel Webster, the Man............ _Thomas Wentworth Higginson_ The Enduring Value of Speech....... _Thomas Wentworth Higginson_ To College Girls................... _Le Baron Russell Briggs_ The Art of Acting.................. _Henry Irving_ Address to the Freshman Class at Harvard University ...................................._Charles William Eliot_ With Tennyson at Farringford....... _By His Son_ Notes on Speech-Making............. _Brander Matthews_ Hunting the Grizzly................ _Theodore Roosevelt_

ARGUMENT AND PERSUASION

DEBATES AND CAMPAIGN SPEECHES On Retaining the Philippine Islands _George F. Hoar_ On Retaining the Philippine Islands _William McKinley_ Debate on the Tariff............... _Thomas B. Reed_ Debate on the Tariff............... _Charles F. Crisp_ South Carolina and Massachusetts... _Robert Y. Hayne_ South Carolina and Massachusetts... _Daniel Webster_ The Republican Party............... _John Hay_ Nominating Ulysses S. Grant........ _Roscoe Conkling_ The Choice of a Party.............. _Roscoe Conkling_ Nominating John Sherman............ _James A. Garfield_ The Democratic Party............... _William E. Russell_ The Call to Democrats.............. _Alton B. Parker_ Nominating Woodrow Wilson.......... _John W. Wescott_ Democratic Faith................... _William E. Russell_ England and America................ _John Bright_ On Home Rule in Ireland............ _William E. Gladstone_

THE LEGAL PLEA The Dartmouth College Case......... _Daniel Webster_ In Defense of the Kennistons....... _Daniel Webster_ In Defense of the Kennistons, II... _Daniel Webster_ In Defense of John E. Cook......... _D. W. Voorhees_ In Defense of the Soldiers......... _Josiah Quincy, Jr._ In Defense of the Soldiers, II..... _Josiah Quincy, Jr._ In Defense of the Soldiers, III.... _Josiah Quincy, Jr._ In Defense of Lord George Gordon... _Lord Thomas Erskine_ Pronouncing Sentence for High Treason ................................... _Sir Alfred Wills_ The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson.. _George S. Boutwell_ The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson.. _William M. Evarts_ The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson, II ................................... _William M. Evarts_

THE AFTER-DINNER SPEECH At a University Club Dinner........ _Henry E. Howland_ The Evacuation of New York......... _Joseph H. Choate_ Ties of Kinship.................... _Sir Edwin Arnold_ Canada, England and the United States ................................... _Sir Wilfred Laurier_ Monsieur and Madame................ _Paul Blouet (Max O'Rell)_ The Typical American............... _Henry W. Grady_ The Pilgrim Mothers................ _Joseph H. Choate_ Bright Land to Westward............ _E. O. Wolcott_ Woman.............................. _Theodore Tilton_ Abraham Lincoln.................... _Horace Porter_ To Athletic Victors................ _Henry E. Howland_

THE OCCASIONAL POEM Charles Dickens.................... _William Watson_ The Mariners of England............ _Thomas Campbell_ Class Poem......................... _Langdon Warner_ A Troop of the Guard............... _Hermann Hagedorn, Jr._ The Boys........................... _Oliver Wendell Holmes_

THE ANECDOTE The Mob Conquered.................. _George William Curtis_ An Example of Faith................ _Henry W. Grady_ The Rail-Splitter.................. _H. L. Williams_ O'Connell's Wit.................... _Wendell Phillips_ A Reliable Team.................... _Theodore Roosevelt_ Meg's Marriage..................... _Robert Collyer_ Outdoing Mrs. Partington........... _Sidney Smith_ Circumstance not a Cause........... _Sidney Smith_ More Terrible than the Lions....... _A. A. McCormick_ Irving, the Actor.................. _John De Morgan_ Wendell Phillips's Tact............ _James Burton Pond_ Baked Beans and Culture............ _Eugene Field_ Secretary Chase's Chin-Fly......... _F. B. Carpenter_

INDEX OF TITLES INDEX OF AUTHORS

INTRODUCTION

Happily, it is no longer necessary to argue that public speaking is a worthy subject for regular study in school and college. The teaching of this subject, in one form or another, is now fairly well established. In each of the larger universities, including professional schools and summer schools, the students electing the courses in speaking number well into the hundreds. These courses are now being more generally placed among those counted towards the academic degrees. The demand for trained teachers in the various branches of the work in schools and colleges is far above the present supply. Educators in general look with more favor upon this kind of instruction, recognizing its practical usefulness and its cultural value. The question of the present time, then, is not whether or not the subject shall have a place. Some sort of place it always has had and always will have. Present discussion should rather bear upon the policy and the method of that instruction, the qualifications to be required of teachers, and the consideration for themselves and their work that teachers have a right to expect.

Naturally, public speaking in the form of debating has received favor among educators. It seems to serve the ends of practice in speaking and


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