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Archibald Hamilton Bryce
T. Nelson, 1869
 

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ORATORY Pago 1 Cicero for Milo
76
Pitts Reply to Walpole
80
P Henry on British Rule in America
82
Burkes Panegyric on Sheridan
84
Burkes Panegyric on Marie Antoinette
85
Adams on the Sword of Washington and the Staff of Franklin
86
Sheils Reply to Lord Lyndhurst
88
Curran on Freedom
89
Fox on the Suspension of the Habeas Corpus Act
90
Webster on Slavery in the United States
93
Brougham in Defence of Queen Caroline
94
Kossuth on the Hungarian Revolution
95
Gladstone on the Affairs of Greece
99
South on Man before the Fall
101
Archer Butler on the Majesty of Christ
103
POETRY SECTION 1 HISTORICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE 1 Triumphs of the English Language J G Lyons
107
The Threatened Invasion Campbell
109
The Abbot to Bruce Sir W Scott
110
Ancient Greece Byron
113
Present State of Greece Byron
114
Battle of Killiecrankie Aytoun
116
Death of Leonidas Croly
118
The Plain of Marathon Byro
120
Alexanders Feast Dryden
122
Marco Bozzaris F Hallcck
126
The Cids Funeral Procession Mrs Hemans
128
Franklin Sir John Punch
131
The Avenging Childe Lockhart
133
Battle of Bunkers Hill Cozzens
135
Belshazzars Feast Drummond
138
The Caves of Dahraor Vive la Guerre Punch
142
Charge of the Light Brigade Tennyson
145
Scene before the Siege of Corinth Byron
146
Scene after the Siege of Corinth Byron
148
Lay of Virginia Lord Macaulay
150
The Fate of Macgregor Hogg
155
The Battle of Nasehy Lord Macaulay
158
The Island of the Scots Aytoun
161
Thunder Storm among the Alps Byron
165
PittNelsonFox Sir W Scott
166
Ivan the Czar Mrs Hemans
170
A Ship Sinking Professor Wilson
172
The Convict Ship Hervey
174
The Red Fisherman Praed
176
Absalom and Achitophel Dryden
183
The Leper Willis
184
The Field of Waterloo Byron
187
The Forging of the Anchor S Ferguson
189
The Day of the Funeral Anon
193
America to Great Britain Allston
216
Great Britain to America Tupper
218
Death of the Firstborn A A IVatts
221
SACRED AND MORAL 1 The Existence of a God Young
224
Ode of Thanksgiving Addison
225
III Thanatopsis or a View of Death Bryant
227
Forest Hymn Bryant
229
Alls for the Best Tupper
232
Man Young
233
The Pulpit Cowper
235
VIJI Adam and Eve in Paradise Milton
237
Satans Address to the Sun Milton
239
Speech of Belial in Council Milton 841
241
MISCELLANEOUS 1 The Ocean Byron
245
The Passions Collins
246
The Voice and Pen MI Carthy
249
Elegy in a Country ChurchYard Gray
251
Napoleons Last Request Anon
254
Hymn in the Vale of Chamouni Coleridge
255
The Comet of 1811 Hogg
257
Theme for a Poet Bailey
259
The Song of Steam Anon
260
Jugurthas Prison Thoughts Wolfe
262
The Greek Mythology Wordsworth
264
The City Pigeon Willis
266
The Old Clock on the Stairs Longfellow
267
The Song of the Cossack to his Horse Beranger
269
THE DRAMA I Brutus and Cassius Shakspere
272
Mercy Shakspere
276
Shylock Bassanio and Antonio Shakspere
277
Shylock Justifying his Revenge Shakspere
281
Antony and Ventidius Dryden
282
Catos Senate Addison
287
Cato on the Soul Addison
290
Expulsion of Catiline from the Senate Croly
291
Clarences Dream Shakspere
294
Cassius rousing Brutus against Cæsar Shakspere
295
Scene from William Tell Knowles
297
Tell to his Native Mountains Knowles
302
Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn W S Landor
304
COMIC 1 Sam Wellers Evidence in the Trial Bardell v Pick wick Dickens
308
Mr Gregsbury and Nicholas Nickleby Dickens
310
Colonel Diver and Martin Chuzzlewit Dickens
314
The Most Horrible Battle W Irving
317
Theres Nothing in It Matthews
320
The Art of Bookkeeping Hood
322
Goody Grim v Lapstone Smith
324
Sir Peter and Lady Teazle Sheridan
329

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Página 283 - With a bare bodkin ? who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that the dread of something after death, The undiscover'd country from whose bourn No traveller returns, puzzles the will And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than fly to others that we know not of ? Thus conscience does make cowards of us all...
Página 287 - If a Jew wrong a Christian, what is his humility? revenge : If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by Christian example ? why, revenge. The villainy you teach me I will execute ; and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction.
Página 282 - It blesseth him that gives and him that takes. 'Tis mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes The throned monarch better than his crown; His sceptre shows the force of temporal power, The attribute to awe and majesty, Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings; But mercy is above this sceptred sway, It is enthroned in the hearts of kings, It is an attribute to God himself; And earthly power doth then show likest God's When mercy seasons justice.
Página 302 - Dar'st thou, Cassius, now Leap in with me into this angry flood, And swim to yonder point ? Upon the word, Accoutred as I was, I plunged in, And bade him follow : so, indeed, he did. The torrent roared ; and we did buffet it With lusty sinews ; throwing it aside, And stemming it with hearts of controversy. But ere we could arrive the point proposed, Caesar cried, Help me, Cassius, or I sink.
Página 301 - I had as lief not be as live to be In awe of such a thing as I myself.
Página 132 - AT midnight, in his guarded tent, The Turk was dreaming of the hour When Greece, her knee in suppliance bent, Should tremble at his power ; In dreams, through camp and court, he bore The trophies of a conqueror ; In dreams his song of triumph heard. Then wore his monarch's signet ring, Then pressed that monarch's throne — a King ; As wild his thoughts, and gay of wing, As Eden's garden bird.
Página 243 - Now came still evening on, and twilight gray Had in her sober livery all things clad; Silence accompanied; for beast and bird, They to their grassy couch, these to their nests Were slunk, all but .the wakeful nightingale; She all night long her amorous descant sung...
Página 207 - Tis of the wave and not the rock ; ,Tis but the flapping of the sail, And not a rent made by the gale ! In spite of rock and tempest's roar. In spite of false lights on the shore, Sail on, nor fear to breast the sea ! Our hearts, our hopes, are all with thee...
Página 128 - Twas at the royal feast for Persia won By Philip's warlike son : Aloft in awful state The godlike hero sate On his imperial throne...
Página 88 - No, sir, she has none. They are meant for us : they can be meant for no other. They are sent over to bind and rivet upon us those chains, which the British ministry have been so long forging.

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