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Choice readings for public and private entertainments, and for the use of schools, colleges, and public readers with elocutionary advice

Author: Robert McLean Cumnock
Publisher: Chicago : A.C. McClurg & Co., ©1923.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Mixed form : English : New and definitive edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Readers
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert McLean Cumnock
OCLC Number: 2785509
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 615 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: English pronunciation --
How can I become a distinct speaker --
How can I become a natural speaker --
Exercises for the development of vocal purity --
Exercises for the development of vocal energy --
The elevated conversational voice --
Practical suggestions on emphasis, inflection and cadence --
Expression --
Narrative, descriptive, and didactic styles --
A similar case / Anonymous --
Old chums / Alice Cary --
The brakeman at church / Robert J. Burdette --
An order for a picture / Alice Cary --
John Burns of Gettysburg / Bret Harte --
Hannah Jane / D. R. Locke --
Hamlet's instructions to the players / William Shakespeare --
The spires of Oxford / Winifred M. Letts --
The child-wife / Charles Dickens --
Fanny Squeers' tea party / Charles Dickens --
Scene at Dr. Blimber's / Charles Dickens --
Death of Paul Dombey / Charles Dickens --
The charcoal man / J. T. Trowbridge --
Dick Swiveller and the Marchioness / Charles Dickens --
Tulkinghorn and Mademoiselle Hortense / Charles Dickens --
The man with one talent / Richard Harding Davis --
Gayety --
Gay and animated selections --
The daffodils / William Wordsworth --
Cupid swallowed / Leigh Hunt --
The south wind and the sun / James Whitcomb Riley --
Song of the brook / Lord Tennyson --
Fezziwig's ball / Charles Dickens --
The ballad of the brook / Charles G. D. Roberts --
To a skylark / Percy Bysshe Shelley --
Come into the garden, Maud / Lord Tennyson --
The Cheap Jack / Charles Dickens --
Riding Down / Nora Perry --
Humor --
Henry V's wooing / William Shakespeare --
Widow Malone / Charles Lever --
The ballad of the oysterman / Oliver Wendell Holmes --
The low-backed car / Samuel Lover --
The birth of Saint Patrick / Samuel Lover --
The courtin' / James Russell Lowell --
Kitty of Coleraine / Charles Dawson Shanly --
Our guide in Genoa and Rome / Samuel L. Clemens --
The subscription list / Samuel Lover --
A Frenchman on Macbeth / Anonymous --
The white squall / William Makepeace Thackeray --
Larrie O'Dee / W. W. Fink --
When the frost is on the punkin / James Whitcomb Riley --
The foxes' tails / Anonymous --
A critical situation / Samuel L. Clemens --
IMPH-M / Anonymous --
The one-hoss shay / Oliver Wendell Holmes --
Chiquita / Bret Harte --
The birth of Ireland / Anonymous --
Lady Teazle and Sir Peter / Richard Brinsley Sheridan --
An encounter with an interviewer / Samuel L. Clemens --
By telephone / Anonymous --
Dooley on the comforts of travel / Finley Peter Dunne --
The two runaways / H. S. Edwards --
A study in nerves / Anonymous --
Mr. Molony's account of the ball / William Makepeace Thackeray --
The charity dinner / Litchfield Mosley --
Pathos --
Selection from Enoch Arden / Lord Tennyson --
Longing for home / Jean Ingelow --
Connor / Anonymous --
Break, break, break / Lord Tennyson --
Florence Vane / Philip P. Cooke --
The ballad of Babie Bell / T. B. Aldrich --
Edward Gray / Lord Tennyson --
Pictures of memory / Alice Cary --
The Banks o' Doon / Robert Burns --
Rock of ages / Anonymous --
The volunteer's wife / M. A. Dennison --
Jeanie Morrison / William Motherwell --
The lost love / William Wordsworth --
Auld Robin Gray / Lady A. Lindsay --
John Anderson, my Jo / Robert Burns --
Solemnity --
The old clock on the stairs / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
Thanatopsis / William' Cullen Bryant --
The rainy day / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
The blue and the gray / F. M. Finch --
Under the violets / Oliver Wendell Holmes --
Carcassonne / M. E. W. Sherwood --
Funeral hymn / James Montgomery --
Crossing the bar / Lord Tennyson --
Serenity, beauty, love --
In an atelier / T. B. Aldrich --
Song / Sir Edward Lytton --
Drifting / Thomas Buchanan Read --
Passing away / John Pierpont --
Extract from The lotus-eaters / Lord Tennyson --
Extract from Romeo and Juliet / William Shakespeare --
The brookside / Lord Houghton --
Balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet / William Shakespeare --
Endymion / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
The bells of Shandon / Francis Mahony --
Mary Donnelly / William Allingham --
Evangeline on the prairie / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
Mandalay / Rudyard Kipling --
Butterflies / John Davidson --
Maid of Athens / Lord Byron --
Green grow the rashes, O! / Robert Burns --
A petition to time / Bryan Waller Procter --
Annabel Lee / Edgar Allan Poe --
Sandalphon / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
When the kye come hame / James Hogg --
Grand, sublime, and reverential styles --
Hymn to Mont Blanc / Samuel Taylor Coleridge --
The burial of Moses / Mrs. Cecil Francis Alexander --
Apostrophe to the ocean / Lord Byron --
The lost chord / Adelaide A. Procter --
Hymn to the night / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
The bards / Thomas Buchanan Read --
The recessional / Rudyard Kipling --
Oratorical styles --
Incentives to duty / Charles Sumner --
Address at the dedication of Gettysburg Cemetery / Abraham Lincoln --
South Carolina and Massachusetts / Daniel Webster --
New England / Caleb Cushing --
Crime its own detecter / Daniel Webster --
Daniel O'Connell / Wendell Phillips --
Erskine on the freedom of the press / Lord Erskine --
South Carolina / Robert Young Hayne --
Abraham Lincoln / Henry Watterson --
The storming of Mission Ridge / Benjamin F. Taylor --
A plea for Cuba / John M. Thurston --
The new south / Henry W. Grady --
The Philippine question / Albert J. Beveridge --
The symmetry of life / Phillips Brooks --
The strenuous life / Theodore Roosevelt --
The martyrdom of Joan of Arc / Thomas De Quincey --
The apostrophe to the volunteers / Robert Hall --
Eulogy on Charles Sumner / Carl Schurx --
Idols / Wendell Phillips --
Toussaint L'Ouverture / Wendell Phillips --
Impeachment of Warren Hastings / Edmund Burke --
Character of Washington / Edward Everett --
Eulogy on Lafayette / Edward Everett --
Grattan's reply to Mr. Corry / Henry Grattan --
Abrupt and startling selections --
Marmion and Douglas / Sir Walter Scott --
Battle of Beal' an Duine / Sir Walter Scott --
The bridal march of Dundee / W. Edmondstoune Aytoun --
Miles Standish's encounter with the Indians / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
The Battle of Ivry / Lord Macaulay --
The charge of the Light Brigade / Lord Tennyson --
The Battle of Fontenoy / Thomas Davis --
Hervé Riel / Robert Browning --
Warren's address / John Pierpont --
How they brought the good news / Robert Browning --
Miscellaneous --
King Robert of Sicily / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
Horatius at the bridge / Lord Macaulay --
The vagabonds / J. T. Trowbridge --
Lincoln, the man of the people / Edwin Markham --
O Captain! My Captain! / Walt Whitman --
The Lady of Shalott / Lord Tennyson --
Bill Mason's bride / Bret Harte --
Cassius on honour / William Shakespeare --
The hunters / Matthew Arnold --
Scene from The little minister / J. M. Barrie --
Out there somewhere / Henry Herbert Knibbs --
Guinevere / Lord Tennyson --
Echo and the ferry / Jean Ingelow --
The victor of Marengo / Anonymous --
Mammy's li'l' boy / H. S. Edwards --
Mrs. Lofty and I / Anonymous --
The gray swan / Alice Cary --
Antony and Cleopatra / Wm. H. Lytle --
Gunga Din / Rudyard Kipling --
Song of the Greek bard / Lord Byron --
Jim Bludsoe / John Hay --
The quarrel of Brutus and Cassius / William Shakespeare --
Shan Van Vocht / Anonymous --
To a waterfowl / William Cullen Bryant --
Lochinvar / Sir Walter Scott --
The picket guard / Mrs. Ethel Lynn Beers --
For a' that, and a' that / Robert Burns --
Magdalena, or the Spanish duel / J. F. Waller --
Quien sabe / J. F. Waller --
The three bells / John G. Whittier --
The launching of the ship / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
Betsy and I are out / Will M. Carleton --
Abou Ben Adhem / Leigh Hunt --
The wreck of the Hesperus / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
Amy Robsart and Richard Varney / Sir Walter Scott --
The Countess Amy and her husband / Sir Walter Scott --
Extract from Morituri Salutamus / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
Shamus O'Brien / J. S. Le Fanu --
The glove and the lions / Leigh Hunt --
A pair of shoes / Hermann Hagedorn --
The highwayman / Alfred Noyes --
Aux Italiens / Robert Bulwer-Lytton --
The man without a country / Edward Everett Hale --
Her letter / Bret Harte --
The bugle song / Lord Tennyson --
America for me / Henry Van Dyke --
Wind in the pine / Lew Sarett --
Romola and Savonarola / George Eliot --
The forging of the anchor / Samuel Ferguson --
The voices at the throne / T. Westwood --
Lady Clare / Lord Tennyson --
The romance of the swan's nest / Elizabeth Barrett Browning --
Scene from Henry the Fourth / William Shakespeare --
Boat song / Sir Walter Scott --
The trial of Ben Thomas / H. S. Edwards --
The revolutionary rising / Thomas Buchanan Read --
William Tell among the mountains / Sheridan Knowles --
The dying christian to his soul / Alexander Pope --
The romance of a rose / Nora Perry --
The revenge / Lord Tennyson --
The dream of Eugene Aram / Thomas Hood --
Jean Valjean / Victor Hugo --
The boy orator of Zepata city / Richard Harding Davis --
Ye mariners of England / Thomas Campbell --
Battle hymn of the republic / Julia Ward Howe --
The angel and the shepherds / Lew Wallace --
If I were king / Justin Huntly McCarthy --
The Burgundian defiance / Justin Huntly McCarthy --
The lion and the mouse / Charles Klein --
High-tide on the coast of Lincolnshire / Jean Ingelow --
Her first appearance / Richard Harding Davis --
Virginia / Lord Macaulay --
Cuddle doon / Alexander Anderson --
Fitz-James and Roderick Dhu / Sir Walter Scott --
The fleet goes by / Mary Synon --
L'allegro / John Milton --
Columbus / Joaquin Miller --
Lorraine / Charles Kingsley --
The raven / Edgar Allan Poe --
Knee-deep in June / James Whitcomb Riley --
Ring out, wild bells! / Lord Tennyson --
The resurrection / Edwin Arnold --
Forty singing seamen / Alfred Noyes --
Lesson scene (from L'aiglon) / Edmond Rostand --
Mirror scene (from L'aiglon) / Edmond Rostand --
Rhyme of the Duchess May / Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Responsibility: edited by Robert McLean Cumnock, M.A., L.H.D.

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