The Speaker's Garland: Comprising 100 Choice Selections ...

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Phineas Garrett
Penn Publishing Company, 1905 - Readers
 

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Contents

Grattans Reply to Mr Corry Henry Grattan iii
94
Grizzly Grumblers Advice iii
103
Greene Halleck i 160
110
Singer The John G Whiltier iv
111
Swells Soliloquy on the War A iv
122
Select Passages in Verse
125
Keeping his Word Mrs Preston y
130
Seventh Plague of Egypt The George Croly iv
131
Racy Stump Speech A i
135
Seminoles Reply
139
Song of Shermans Army
154
Song of the Decanter
163
Railroad Clucks ii
169
Short Poetical Extracts
170
Letters The Alfred Tennyson i
173
Socrates Snooks
11
Sufferings and Destiny of the Pilgrims Edioard Everett i 57
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46
Extract from a Speech at Union Square
54
Thanatopsis William Cullen Bryant i 116
56
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May Queen The Alfred Tennyson ii 64
64
Tubal Cain Charles Mackay ii 69
69
Mantle of St John de Matha The John G Whittier ii 72
72
Hypochondriac The ii 77
77
Song of the Shirt
80
Excelsior Henry W Longfellow i 153
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100 Choice Selections contained
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Love Murder and almost Matrimony ii 106
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Hezekiah Bedott F M Whitcher iii 114
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Famine The Henry W Longfellow i 37
132
Theres but one pair of Stockings to Mend tunight ii 133
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Little Jim ii 139
139
Closing Year
140
Found Dead Albert Leighton ii 149
149
Masonic Emblems ii 154
154
Somebodys Darling
160
Husbands Experience iu Cooking A iii 164
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Fire Fiend The C D Gardette ii 165
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Look Aloft J Laurrence ii 173
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Modern Cain The E Erans Edioards ii 174
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Sally
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Ideas the Life of a People George W Curtis jii 18
18
My Beautiful Child W A H Sigourney iii 24
24
Extract from a Sermon on the Death of Abraham
25
John G Whittier
29
Tim Tuff Edward Capern iii 34
34
Execution of Joan of
35
Sam Wellers Valentine Charles Dickens iii 42
42
Lored and Lost The iii
45
Little Bennie Annie C Ketchum iii 53
53
Frenchman and the Flea Powder The iii 109
109
Soldiers Reprieve The iii 120
120
Twenty Years Ago iii 126
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Leper The N P Willis iii 128
128
United States National Anthem William Rose Wallace ii 7
132
Sailors Funeral
135
Ghost The i 42
137
Vagabonds The J T Trowbridge i 140
140
Bingen on the Rhine
142
Shylock to Antonio
147
Josh Billings on The District Schoolmaster H G Shaw iii 58
148
Catilines Defiance
152
Searchiug for the Slain
154
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Vat You Please William B Fowle ii 18
161
Mother and Poet Elizabeth Barrett Browoning iii 37
166
Lecture by Doctor Puff Stuff i 128
168
Wo Meet upon the Level and We Part upon
171
StarSpangled Banner
7
Mother and her child The iv 29
29
Two Roads The Jean Paul Richter i 27
30
Creeds of the Bells
33
Edgar A
40
Civil
44
Seeds
48
Courtin
53
Getting in the Wrong Room
59
Monsieur Tonson iv
60
Give Me Three Grains of Corn Mother Miss Edırards ii
68
Mr Pickwick in a Dilemma Charles Dickens ii 45
69
Maniac The Matthew Gregory Leiris ir 73
73
Opportunity for Work George R Russell i
75
Lady Clare Alfred Tennyson iv 79
79
Pledge with Wine ii 83
83
Ginevra Samuel Rogers ii 89
89
Caoch the Piper
94
Mormon Widowers Lament The iv 102
102
My Lord Tomnoddy R H Barhaim i
113
Hail to the Veterans N K Richardson i 117
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Ministering Angels Emily Judson iv 123
123
My Welcome Beyond Allie Wellington iv 129
129
See Explanatory Note on page v
131
Thanksgiving Sermon A iv 133
133
No God N K Richardson i 73
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Night Before Execution The iv 143
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Willliam the Conqueror Charles Mackay iv 144
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Oh Why Should the Spirit of Mortal be Proud ? Wiiliam Knox i 7
149
Unjust National Acquisitions Thomas Corwin i 68
167
Over the Hill to the Poor House Will Carleton iv 27
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pages
184
Art and Artifice i
215
Balcony Scene from Romeo and Juliet Shakspeare iii 212
Caio Ancient and Modern Ellen Murray iv 208

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Page 6 - Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation. Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just ; And this be our motto :
Page 117 - The hills Rock-ribbed and ancient as the sun; the vales Stretching in pensive quietness between; The venerable woods, rivers that move In majesty, and the complaining brooks That make the meadows green; and, poured round all, Old Ocean's gray and melancholy waste, — Are but the solemn decorations all Of the great tomb of man.
Page 70 - Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December, And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor. Eagerly I wished the morrow; — vainly I had sought to borrow From my books surcease of sorrow — sorrow for the lost Lenore, For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore: Nameless here for evermore.
Page 162 - What writest thou?" The vision raised its head, And with a look made of all sweet accord, Answered, "The names of those who love the Lord." "And is mine one?" said Abou. "Nay, not so,
Page 162 - ABOU BEN ADHEM (may his tribe increase!) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw within the moonlight in his room, Making it rich and like a lily in bloom, An angel writing in a book of gold: Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And to the presence in the room he said, "What writest thou?" The vision raised its head, And, with a look made of all sweet accord, Answered, "The names of those who love the Lord.
Page 55 - So stately his form, and so lovely her face, That never a hall such a galliard did grace ; While her mother did fret, and her father did fume, And the bridegroom stood dangling his bonnet and plume, And the bridemaidens whispered, "'Twere better by far To have matched our fair cousin with young Lochinvar.
Page 117 - When thou art gone, the solemn brood of care Plod on, and each one, as before, will chase His favorite phantom; yet all these shall leave Their mirth and their employments, and shall come And make their bed with thee. As the long train Of ages glide away, the sons of men — The youth in life's green spring, and he who goes In the full strength of years, matron, and maid, The bowed with age, the infant in the smiles And beauty of its innocent age cut off — Shall, one by one, be gathered to thy...
Page 59 - ... rim. Then I cast loose my buffcoat, each holster let fall, Shook off both my jack-boots, let go belt and all, Stood up in the stirrup, leaned, patted his ear, Called my Roland his pet-name, my horse without peer; Clapped my hands, laughed and sang, any noise, bad or good, Till at length into Aix Roland galloped and stood. And all I remember is, friends flocking round As I...
Page 31 - Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God ; and each invokes his aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God's assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men's faces ; but let us judge not, that we be not judged. The prayers of both could not be answered— that of neither has been answered fully. The Almighty has his own purposes.
Page 108 - O, it offends me to the soul to hear a robustious, periwig-pated fellow tear a passion to tatters, to very rags, to split the ears of the groundlings, who, for the most part, are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb show and noise. I would have such a fellow whipped for o'erdoing Termagant; it out-herods Herod. Pray you avoid it.

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