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  • STANDARD SELECTIONS
    • A COLLECTION AND ADAPTATION OF SUPERIOR PRODUCTIONS FROM BEST AUTHORS FOR USE IN CLASS ROOM AND ON THE PLATFORM
      • Arranged and Edited by
      • ROBERT I. FULTON
        • Dean of the School of Oratory and Professor of Elocution and Oratory in the Ohio Wesleyan University
      • Dean of the School of Oratory and Professor of Elocution and Oratory in the Ohio Wesleyan University
      • THOMAS C. TRUEBLOOD
        • Professor of Elocution and Oratory in the University of Michigan
        • and
      • Professor of Elocution and Oratory in the University of Michigan
      • and
      • EDWIN P. TRUEBLOOD
        • Professor of Elocution and Oratory in Earlham College
      • Professor of Elocution and Oratory in Earlham College
      • GINN AND COMPANY
        • BOSTON · NEW YORK · CHICAGO · LONDON ATLANTA · DALLAS · COLUMBUS · SAN FRANCISCO
        • Copyright, 1907, by R. I. Fulton, T. C. Trueblood, and E. P. Trueblood ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
        • The Athenæum Press GINN AND COMPANY · PROPRIETORS BOSTON · U.S.A.
      • BOSTON · NEW YORK · CHICAGO · LONDON ATLANTA · DALLAS · COLUMBUS · SAN FRANCISCO
      • Copyright, 1907, by R. I. Fulton, T. C. Trueblood, and E. P. Trueblood ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
      • The Athenæum Press GINN AND COMPANY · PROPRIETORS BOSTON · U.S.A.
      • PREFACE
      • CONTENTS
      • PREFACE
      • I
      • NARRATIVE, DESCRIPTIVE, PATHETIC
      • II
      • SOLEMN, REVERENTIAL, SUBLIME
      • III
      • PATRIOTIC, HEROIC, ORATORICAL
      • IV
      • GAY, HUMOROUS, COMIC
      • V
      • DRAMATIC, NOT IN THE DRAMA
      • VI
      • SCENES FROM THE DRAMA
    • Arranged and Edited by
    • ROBERT I. FULTON
      • Dean of the School of Oratory and Professor of Elocution and Oratory in the Ohio Wesleyan University
    • Dean of the School of Oratory and Professor of Elocution and Oratory in the Ohio Wesleyan University
    • THOMAS C. TRUEBLOOD
      • Professor of Elocution and Oratory in the University of Michigan
      • and
    • Professor of Elocution and Oratory in the University of Michigan
    • and
    • EDWIN P. TRUEBLOOD
      • Professor of Elocution and Oratory in Earlham College
    • Professor of Elocution and Oratory in Earlham College
    • GINN AND COMPANY
      • BOSTON · NEW YORK · CHICAGO · LONDON ATLANTA · DALLAS · COLUMBUS · SAN FRANCISCO
      • Copyright, 1907, by R. I. Fulton, T. C. Trueblood, and E. P. Trueblood ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
      • The Athenæum Press GINN AND COMPANY · PROPRIETORS BOSTON · U.S.A.
    • BOSTON · NEW YORK · CHICAGO · LONDON ATLANTA · DALLAS · COLUMBUS · SAN FRANCISCO
    • Copyright, 1907, by R. I. Fulton, T. C. Trueblood, and E. P. Trueblood ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
    • The Athenæum Press GINN AND COMPANY · PROPRIETORS BOSTON · U.S.A.
    • PREFACE
    • CONTENTS
    • PREFACE
    • I
    • NARRATIVE, DESCRIPTIVE, PATHETIC
    • II
    • SOLEMN, REVERENTIAL, SUBLIME
    • III
    • PATRIOTIC, HEROIC, ORATORICAL
    • IV
    • GAY, HUMOROUS, COMIC
    • V
    • DRAMATIC, NOT IN THE DRAMA
    • VI
    • SCENES FROM THE DRAMA
  • STANDARD SELECTIONS
    • I
      • NARRATIVE, DESCRIPTIVE, PATHETIC
      • THE ARENA SCENE FROM "QUO VADIS"[1]
        • Henryk Sienkiewicz
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Henryk Sienkiewicz
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • THE ARROW AND THE SONG[2]
        • H. W. Longfellow
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • H. W. Longfellow
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • AUX ITALIENS
        • R. Bulwer Lytton
      • R. Bulwer Lytton
      • BOBBY SHAFTO[3]
        • Daniel Henry, Jr.
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Daniel Henry, Jr.
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • CARCASSONNE
        • Gustav Nadaud, translated by M. E. W. Sherwood
      • Gustav Nadaud, translated by M. E. W. Sherwood
      • THE CHILD-WIFE
        • Charles Dickens
      • Charles Dickens
      • COUNT GISMOND
        • Robert Browning
      • Robert Browning
      • THE DEATH OF ARBACES[4]
        • Edward Bulwer Lytton
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Edward Bulwer Lytton
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • DORA
        • Alfred Lord Tennyson
      • Alfred Lord Tennyson
      • AN EASTER WITH PAREPA
        • Myra S. Delano
      • Myra S. Delano
      • THOSE EVENING BELLS
        • Thomas Moore
      • Thomas Moore
      • GINEVRA
        • Susan Coolidge
      • Susan Coolidge
      • THE HIGH TIDE AT LINCOLNSHIRE
        • Jean Ingelow
      • Jean Ingelow
      • HOW DID YOU DIE?[5]
        • Edmund Vance Cooke
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Edmund Vance Cooke
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • THE INDIGO BIRD[6]
        • John Burroughs
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • John Burroughs
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • THE JACKDAW OF RHEIMS
        • R. H. Barham
      • R. H. Barham
      • JAFFAR
        • Leigh Hunt
      • Leigh Hunt
      • JIM BLUDSOE[7]
        • John Hay
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • John Hay
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • KING ROBERT OF SICILY[8]
        • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • THE LADY OF SHALOTT
        • Alfred Lord Tennyson
        • PART I
        • PART II
        • PART III
        • PART IV
      • Alfred Lord Tennyson
      • PART I
      • PART II
      • PART III
      • PART IV
      • A LEGEND OF SERVICE[9]
        • Henry van Dyke
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Henry van Dyke
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • LITTLE BOY BLUE
        • Eugene Field
      • Eugene Field
      • MARY'S NIGHT RIDE[10]
        • George W. Cable
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • George W. Cable
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • NYDIA, THE BLIND GIRL[11]
        • Edward Bulwer Lytton
        • THE BLIND FLOWER GIRL'S SONG
        • I
        • II
        • III
        • IV
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Edward Bulwer Lytton
      • THE BLIND FLOWER GIRL'S SONG
      • I
      • II
      • III
      • IV
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • O CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN![12]
        • ON THE DEATH OF LINCOLN
        • Walt Whitman
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • ON THE DEATH OF LINCOLN
      • Walt Whitman
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • ON THE OTHER TRAIN
        • A CLOCK'S STORY
        • Anonymous
      • A CLOCK'S STORY
      • Anonymous
      • THE PANSY
        • Anonymous
      • Anonymous
      • "THE REVENGE"
        • A BALLAD OF THE FLEET, 1591
        • Alfred Lord Tennyson
      • A BALLAD OF THE FLEET, 1591
      • Alfred Lord Tennyson
      • THE RIDER OF THE BLACK HORSE
        • George Lippard
      • George Lippard
      • SAILING BEYOND SEAS
        • Jean Ingelow
      • Jean Ingelow
      • THE SANDS OF DEE
        • Charles Kingsley
      • Charles Kingsley
      • THE SCHOOL OF SQUEERS[13]
        • Charles Dickens
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Charles Dickens
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • THE SECRET OF DEATH
        • Edwin Arnold
      • Edwin Arnold
      • SHAMUS O'BRIEN
        • A TALE OF '98, AS RELATED BY AN IRISH PEASANT
        • Joseph Sheridan le Fanu
      • A TALE OF '98, AS RELATED BY AN IRISH PEASANT
      • Joseph Sheridan le Fanu
      • MY SHIPS[14]
        • Ella Wheeler Wilcox
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Ella Wheeler Wilcox
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • THE SOLDIER'S REPRIEVE
        • R. D. C. Robbins
      • R. D. C. Robbins
      • THE SONG[15]
        • Walter Scott
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Walter Scott
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • THE STIRRUP CUP[16]
        • John Hay
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • John Hay
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • THE SWAN-SONG
        • Katherine R. Brooks
      • Katherine R. Brooks
      • SWEET AFTON
        • Robert Burns
      • Robert Burns
      • VIOLET'S BLUE[17]
        • Daniel Henry Jr.
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Daniel Henry Jr.
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • TO A WATERFOWL[18]
        • William Cullen Bryant
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • William Cullen Bryant
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • THE WEDDING-GOWN
        • Etta W. Pierce
      • Etta W. Pierce
      • WHEN THE SNOW SIFTS THROUGH[19]
        • S. W. Gillilan
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • S. W. Gillilan
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • TO A WILD FLOWER[20]
        • Maurice Thompson
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Maurice Thompson
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • THE FATE OF ZOROASTER
        • F. Marion Crawford
      • F. Marion Crawford
      • II
      • SOLEMN, REVERENTIAL, SUBLIME
      • CENTENNIAL HYMN[21]
        • John G. Whittier
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • John G. Whittier
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • THE CHAMBERED NAUTILUS[22]
        • Oliver Wendell Holmes
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Oliver Wendell Holmes
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • CROSSING THE BAR
        • Alfred Lord Tennyson
      • Alfred Lord Tennyson
      • THE DESTRUCTION OF SENNACHERIB
        • Lord Byron
      • Lord Byron
      • EACH AND ALL[23]
        • Ralph Waldo Emerson
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Ralph Waldo Emerson
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • LAUS DEO![24]
        • ON HEARING BELLS ANNOUNCING EMANCIPATION
        • John G. Whittier
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • ON HEARING BELLS ANNOUNCING EMANCIPATION
      • John G. Whittier
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • THE PILGRIM FATHERS
        • Felicia Dorothea Hemans
      • Felicia Dorothea Hemans
      • THE PRESENT CRISIS[25]
        • James Russell Lowell
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • James Russell Lowell
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • THE RECESSIONAL
        • Rudyard Kipling
      • Rudyard Kipling
      • THE SACREDNESS OF WORK
        • Thomas Carlyle
      • Thomas Carlyle
      • WHAT'S HALLOWED GROUND?
        • Thomas Campbell
      • Thomas Campbell
      • III
      • PATRIOTIC, HEROIC, ORATORICAL
      • THE SEVEN GREAT ORATORS OF THE WORLD
      • I. DEMOSTHENES
        • THE ENCROACHMENTS OF PHILIP[26]
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • THE ENCROACHMENTS OF PHILIP[26]
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • II. MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO
        • ORATION AGAINST ANTONY[27]
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • ORATION AGAINST ANTONY[27]
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • III. SAINT JOHN CHRYSOSTOM
        • I. UNDUE LAMENTATIONS OVER THE DEAD
        • II. ON APPLAUDING PREACHERS
      • I. UNDUE LAMENTATIONS OVER THE DEAD
      • II. ON APPLAUDING PREACHERS
      • IV. JACQUES BÉNIGNE BOSSUET
        • ON THE DEATH OF THE PRINCE OF CONDÉ
      • ON THE DEATH OF THE PRINCE OF CONDÉ
      • V. WILLIAM PITT, EARL OF CHATHAM
        • I. WAR WITH AMERICA[28]
        • FOOTNOTE:
        • II. ATTEMPT TO SUBJUGATE AMERICA
      • I. WAR WITH AMERICA[28]
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • II. ATTEMPT TO SUBJUGATE AMERICA
      • VI. EDMUND BURKE
        • I. IMPEACHMENT OF HASTINGS[29]
        • FOOTNOTE:
        • II. CONCILIATION WITH AMERICA[30]
        • FOOTNOTE:
        • III. ENGLISH PRIVILEGES IN AMERICA
      • I. IMPEACHMENT OF HASTINGS[29]
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • II. CONCILIATION WITH AMERICA[30]
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • III. ENGLISH PRIVILEGES IN AMERICA
      • VII. DANIEL WEBSTER
        • I. BUNKER HILL MONUMENT
        • FOOTNOTE:
        • II. REVOLUTIONARY PATRIOTS
        • III. CHARACTER OF WASHINGTON[32]
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • I. BUNKER HILL MONUMENT
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • II. REVOLUTIONARY PATRIOTS
      • III. CHARACTER OF WASHINGTON[32]
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • SIX GREAT TRIUMPHS IN THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN ORATORY
      • I. THE CALL TO ARMS
        • Patrick Henry
      • Patrick Henry
      • II. COERCION OF DELINQUENT STATES
        • Alexander Hamilton
      • Alexander Hamilton
      • III. THE REPLY TO HAYNE
        • Daniel Webster
      • Daniel Webster
      • IV. THE MURDER OF LOVEJOY
        • Wendell Phillips
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Wendell Phillips
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • V. THE SLAVERY ISSUE
        • Abraham Lincoln
      • Abraham Lincoln
      • VI. MORAL ASPECT OF THE AMERICAN WAR
        • Henry Ward Beecher
      • Henry Ward Beecher
      • ABOLITION OF WAR[34]
        • Charles Sumner
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Charles Sumner
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • THE AMERICAN FLAG[35]
        • Henry Ward Beecher
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Henry Ward Beecher
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • THE AMERICAN PEOPLE[36]
        • Albert J. Beveridge
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Albert J. Beveridge
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • THE AMERICAN QUESTION
        • John Bright
      • John Bright
      • AMERICA'S RELATION TO MISSIONS
        • James B. Angell
      • James B. Angell
      • AMERICAN SLAVERY
        • John Bright
      • John Bright
      • THE ARMENIAN MASSACRES
        • William E. Gladstone
      • William E. Gladstone
      • BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC[37]
        • Julia Ward Howe
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Julia Ward Howe
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • THE BLUE AND THE GRAY
        • Henry Cabot Lodge
      • Henry Cabot Lodge
      • CORRUPTION OF PRELATES
        • Girolamo Savonarola
      • Girolamo Savonarola
      • THE CROSS OF GOLD[38]
        • W. J. Bryan
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • W. J. Bryan
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • DEATH OF CONGRESSMAN BURNES
        • J. J. Ingalls
      • J. J. Ingalls
      • THE DEATH OF GARFIELD[39]
        • James Gillespie Blaine
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • James Gillespie Blaine
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • DEATH OF TOUSSAINT L'OVERTURE[40]
        • Wendell Phillips
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Wendell Phillips
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • THE DEDICATION OF GETTYSBURG CEMETERY
        • Abraham Lincoln
      • Abraham Lincoln
      • THE FALLEN HEROES OF JAPAN
        • Admiral Heihaichiro Togo
      • Admiral Heihaichiro Togo
      • SECESSION[41]
        • Alexander H. Stephens
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Alexander H. Stephens
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • THE DEATH OF GRADY
        • John Temple Graves
      • John Temple Graves
      • THE GLORY OF PEACE
        • Charles Sumner
      • Charles Sumner
      • THE HOPE OF THE REPUBLIC
        • H. W. Grady
      • H. W. Grady
      • HUNGARIAN HEROISM
        • Louis Kossuth
      • Louis Kossuth
      • INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS[42]
        • William McKinley
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • William McKinley
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • IRISH HOME RULE[43]
        • William E. Gladstone
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • William E. Gladstone
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • ABRAHAM LINCOLN
        • Emilio Castelar
      • Emilio Castelar
      • ABRAHAM LINCOLN
        • James A. Garfield
      • James A. Garfield
      • LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPOSITION[44]
        • John Hay
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • John Hay
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • THE MAN WITH THE MUCK-RAKE[45]
        • Theodore Roosevelt
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Theodore Roosevelt
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • MESSAGE TO THE SQUADRON[46]
        • Admiral Heihaichiro Togo
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Admiral Heihaichiro Togo
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • THE MINUTE MAN
        • George William Curtis
      • George William Curtis
      • A MORE PERFECT UNION[47]
        • George William Curtis
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • George William Curtis
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • NAPOLEON
        • Thomas Corwin
      • Thomas Corwin
      • NAPOLEON[48]
        • Robert G. Ingersoll
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Robert G. Ingersoll
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • NATIONAL CONTROL OF CORPORATIONS[49]
        • Theodore Roosevelt
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Theodore Roosevelt
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • THE NEGRO
        • Henry W. Grady
      • Henry W. Grady
      • NEW ENGLAND
        • Josiah Quincy
      • Josiah Quincy
      • THE NEW SOUTH
        • Henry W. Grady
      • Henry W. Grady
      • DANIEL O'CONNELL[50]
        • Wendell Phillips
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Wendell Phillips
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • THE OPEN DOOR
        • Patrick Henry
      • Patrick Henry
      • ORGANIZATION OF THE WORLD[51]
        • Edwin D. Mead
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Edwin D. Mead
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • THE PERMANENCY OF EMPIRE[52]
        • Wendell Phillips
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Wendell Phillips
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • THE PILGRIMS[53]
        • Wendell Phillips
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Wendell Phillips
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • PRINCIPLES OF THE FOUNDERS[54]
        • Edwin D. Mead
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Edwin D. Mead
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • THE RESPONSIBILITY OF WAR[55]
        • William E. Channing
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • William E. Channing
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • SCOTLAND
        • Edmund Flagg
      • Edmund Flagg
      • SECOND INAUGURAL ADDRESS
        • Abraham Lincoln
      • Abraham Lincoln
      • SLAVERY AND THE UNION[56]
        • Abraham Lincoln
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Abraham Lincoln
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • SUBJUGATION OF THE FILIPINO[57]
        • George F. Hoar
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • George F. Hoar
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • SUFFERINGS AND DESTINY OF THE PILGRIMS
        • Edward Everett
      • Edward Everett
      • TO ARMS
        • Louis Kossuth
      • Louis Kossuth
      • TRUE AMERICAN PATRIOTISM[58]
        • Bourke Cockran
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Bourke Cockran
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • A VISION OF WAR[59]
        • Robert G. Ingersoll
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Robert G. Ingersoll
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • WAR IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY[60]
        • Edwin D. Mead
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Edwin D. Mead
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • GEORGE WASHINGTON[61]
        • Charles Phillips
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Charles Phillips
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • IV
      • GAY, HUMOROUS, COMIC
      • A BOY'S MOTHER[62]
        • James Whitcomb Riley
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • James Whitcomb Riley
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • ALMOST BEYOND ENDURANCE[63]
        • James Whitcomb Riley
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • James Whitcomb Riley
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • BREAKING THE CHARM[64]
        • Paul Laurence Dunbar
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Paul Laurence Dunbar
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • CANDLE-LIGHTIN' TIME[65]
        • Paul Laurence Dunbar
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Paul Laurence Dunbar
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • A BIRD IN THE HAND
        • F. E. Weatherly
      • F. E. Weatherly
      • "THE DAY OF JUDGMENT"[66]
        • Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • DE APPILE TREE[67]
        • Joel Chandler Harris
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Joel Chandler Harris
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • MR. DOOLEY ON LA GRIPPE MICROBES
        • Finley Peter Dunne
      • Finley Peter Dunne
      • A DOCTRINAL DISCUSSION
        • Harry Stillwell Edwards
      • Harry Stillwell Edwards
      • FINNIGIN TO FLANNIGAN[68]
        • S. W. Gillilan
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • S. W. Gillilan
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • GAVROCHE AND THE ELEPHANT[69]
        • Victor Hugo
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Victor Hugo
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • THE HAZING OF VALIANT
        • Anonymous
      • Anonymous
      • THE HINDOO'S PARADISE
        • Anonymous
      • Anonymous
      • IF I KNEW
        • Anonymous
      • Anonymous
      • THE IMAGINARY INVALID[70]
        • Jerome K. Jerome
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Jerome K. Jerome
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • JANE JONES[71]
        • Ben F. King
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Ben F. King
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • KNEE-DEEP IN JUNE[72]
        • James Whitcomb Riley
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • James Whitcomb Riley
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • LITTLE BREECHES[73]
        • John Hay
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • John Hay
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • THE LOW-BACKED CAR
        • Samuel Lover
      • Samuel Lover
      • MAMMY'S PICKANIN'
        • Lucy Dean Jenkins
      • Lucy Dean Jenkins
      • MANDALAY
        • Rudyard Kipling
      • Rudyard Kipling
      • MISTER COON AND MISTER RABBIT[74]
        • Joel Chandler Harris
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Joel Chandler Harris
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • MONEY MUSK
        • Benjamin F. Taylor
      • Benjamin F. Taylor
      • THE ONE-LEGGED GOOSE[75]
        • F. Hopkinson Smith
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • F. Hopkinson Smith
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • THE PESSIMIST[76]
        • Ben F. King
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Ben F. King
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • SCHNEIDER SEES LEAH
        • Anonymous
      • Anonymous
      • THE SUPERFLUOUS MAN
        • John G. Saxe
      • John G. Saxe
      • THE USUAL WAY
        • Anonymous
      • Anonymous
      • THE WEDDING FEE
        • R. M. Streeter
      • R. M. Streeter
      • WHEN MALINDY SINGS[77]
        • Paul Laurence Dunbar
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Paul Laurence Dunbar
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • WHEN THE COWS COME HOME
        • Agnes E. Mitchell
      • Agnes E. Mitchell
      • V
      • DRAMATIC NOT IN THE DRAMA
      • THE CONFESSIONAL
        • Anonymous
      • Anonymous
      • JEAN VALJEAN AND THE GOOD BISHOP[78]
        • Victor Hugo
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Victor Hugo
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • LASCA
        • Anonymous
      • Anonymous
      • MICHAEL STROGOFF, COURIER OF THE CZAR
        • Jules Verne
      • Jules Verne
      • MRS. TREE[79]
        • Laura E. Richards
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Laura E. Richards
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • THE PORTRAIT
        • Robert Bulwer Lytton
      • Robert Bulwer Lytton
      • THE TELL-TALE HEART
      • A MURDERER'S CONFESSION
        • Edgar Allan Poe
      • Edgar Allan Poe
      • THE UNCLE
        • H. G. Bell
      • H. G. Bell
      • VI
      • SCENES FROM THE DRAMA
      • THE BELLS
        • Henry L. Williams
        • ACT III, SCENE I
      • Henry L. Williams
      • ACT III, SCENE I
      • THE LADY OF LYONS
        • Robert Bulwer Lytton
        • ACT II, SCENE I
        • ACT III, SCENE II
      • Robert Bulwer Lytton
      • ACT II, SCENE I
      • ACT III, SCENE II
      • RIP VAN WINKLE[80]
        • Washington Irving
        • ACT I, SCENE I
        • ACT II, SCENE I
        • FOOTNOTE:
      • Washington Irving
      • ACT I, SCENE I
      • ACT II, SCENE I
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • THE RIVALS
        • Richard Brinsley Sheridan
        • ACT I, SCENE II
        • ACT II, SCENE I
        • ACT III, SCENE I
        • ACT IV, SCENE II
      • Richard Brinsley Sheridan
      • ACT I, SCENE II
      • ACT II, SCENE I
      • ACT III, SCENE I
      • ACT IV, SCENE II
      • BEAU BRUMMELL
        • Blanchard Jerrold
        • ACT I, SCENE I
        • ACT II, SCENE III
      • Blanchard Jerrold
      • ACT I, SCENE I
      • ACT II, SCENE III
      • THE SET OF TURQUOISE
        • Thomas Bailey Aldrich
        • ACT I, SCENE I
        • ACT I, SCENE II
      • Thomas Bailey Aldrich
      • ACT I, SCENE I
      • ACT I, SCENE II
      • SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER
        • Oliver Goldsmith
        • ACT II, SCENE I
      • Oliver Goldsmith
      • ACT II, SCENE I
      • PYGMALION AND GALATEA
        • W. S. Gilbert
        • ACT I, SCENE I
        • ACT III, SCENE I
      • W. S. Gilbert
      • ACT I, SCENE I
      • ACT III, SCENE I
      • INDEX OF AUTHORS
    • NARRATIVE, DESCRIPTIVE, PATHETIC
    • THE ARENA SCENE FROM "QUO VADIS"[1]
      • Henryk Sienkiewicz
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Henryk Sienkiewicz
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • THE ARROW AND THE SONG[2]
      • H. W. Longfellow
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • H. W. Longfellow
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • AUX ITALIENS
      • R. Bulwer Lytton
    • R. Bulwer Lytton
    • BOBBY SHAFTO[3]
      • Daniel Henry, Jr.
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Daniel Henry, Jr.
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • CARCASSONNE
      • Gustav Nadaud, translated by M. E. W. Sherwood
    • Gustav Nadaud, translated by M. E. W. Sherwood
    • THE CHILD-WIFE
      • Charles Dickens
    • Charles Dickens
    • COUNT GISMOND
      • Robert Browning
    • Robert Browning
    • THE DEATH OF ARBACES[4]
      • Edward Bulwer Lytton
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Edward Bulwer Lytton
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • DORA
      • Alfred Lord Tennyson
    • Alfred Lord Tennyson
    • AN EASTER WITH PAREPA
      • Myra S. Delano
    • Myra S. Delano
    • THOSE EVENING BELLS
      • Thomas Moore
    • Thomas Moore
    • GINEVRA
      • Susan Coolidge
    • Susan Coolidge
    • THE HIGH TIDE AT LINCOLNSHIRE
      • Jean Ingelow
    • Jean Ingelow
    • HOW DID YOU DIE?[5]
      • Edmund Vance Cooke
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Edmund Vance Cooke
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • THE INDIGO BIRD[6]
      • John Burroughs
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • John Burroughs
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • THE JACKDAW OF RHEIMS
      • R. H. Barham
    • R. H. Barham
    • JAFFAR
      • Leigh Hunt
    • Leigh Hunt
    • JIM BLUDSOE[7]
      • John Hay
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • John Hay
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • KING ROBERT OF SICILY[8]
      • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • THE LADY OF SHALOTT
      • Alfred Lord Tennyson
      • PART I
      • PART II
      • PART III
      • PART IV
    • Alfred Lord Tennyson
    • PART I
    • PART II
    • PART III
    • PART IV
    • A LEGEND OF SERVICE[9]
      • Henry van Dyke
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Henry van Dyke
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • LITTLE BOY BLUE
      • Eugene Field
    • Eugene Field
    • MARY'S NIGHT RIDE[10]
      • George W. Cable
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • George W. Cable
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • NYDIA, THE BLIND GIRL[11]
      • Edward Bulwer Lytton
      • THE BLIND FLOWER GIRL'S SONG
      • I
      • II
      • III
      • IV
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Edward Bulwer Lytton
    • THE BLIND FLOWER GIRL'S SONG
    • I
    • II
    • III
    • IV
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • O CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN![12]
      • ON THE DEATH OF LINCOLN
      • Walt Whitman
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • ON THE DEATH OF LINCOLN
    • Walt Whitman
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • ON THE OTHER TRAIN
      • A CLOCK'S STORY
      • Anonymous
    • A CLOCK'S STORY
    • Anonymous
    • THE PANSY
      • Anonymous
    • Anonymous
    • "THE REVENGE"
      • A BALLAD OF THE FLEET, 1591
      • Alfred Lord Tennyson
    • A BALLAD OF THE FLEET, 1591
    • Alfred Lord Tennyson
    • THE RIDER OF THE BLACK HORSE
      • George Lippard
    • George Lippard
    • SAILING BEYOND SEAS
      • Jean Ingelow
    • Jean Ingelow
    • THE SANDS OF DEE
      • Charles Kingsley
    • Charles Kingsley
    • THE SCHOOL OF SQUEERS[13]
      • Charles Dickens
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Charles Dickens
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • THE SECRET OF DEATH
      • Edwin Arnold
    • Edwin Arnold
    • SHAMUS O'BRIEN
      • A TALE OF '98, AS RELATED BY AN IRISH PEASANT
      • Joseph Sheridan le Fanu
    • A TALE OF '98, AS RELATED BY AN IRISH PEASANT
    • Joseph Sheridan le Fanu
    • MY SHIPS[14]
      • Ella Wheeler Wilcox
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Ella Wheeler Wilcox
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • THE SOLDIER'S REPRIEVE
      • R. D. C. Robbins
    • R. D. C. Robbins
    • THE SONG[15]
      • Walter Scott
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Walter Scott
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • THE STIRRUP CUP[16]
      • John Hay
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • John Hay
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • THE SWAN-SONG
      • Katherine R. Brooks
    • Katherine R. Brooks
    • SWEET AFTON
      • Robert Burns
    • Robert Burns
    • VIOLET'S BLUE[17]
      • Daniel Henry Jr.
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Daniel Henry Jr.
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • TO A WATERFOWL[18]
      • William Cullen Bryant
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • William Cullen Bryant
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • THE WEDDING-GOWN
      • Etta W. Pierce
    • Etta W. Pierce
    • WHEN THE SNOW SIFTS THROUGH[19]
      • S. W. Gillilan
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • S. W. Gillilan
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • TO A WILD FLOWER[20]
      • Maurice Thompson
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Maurice Thompson
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • THE FATE OF ZOROASTER
      • F. Marion Crawford
    • F. Marion Crawford
    • II
    • SOLEMN, REVERENTIAL, SUBLIME
    • CENTENNIAL HYMN[21]
      • John G. Whittier
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • John G. Whittier
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • THE CHAMBERED NAUTILUS[22]
      • Oliver Wendell Holmes
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • CROSSING THE BAR
      • Alfred Lord Tennyson
    • Alfred Lord Tennyson
    • THE DESTRUCTION OF SENNACHERIB
      • Lord Byron
    • Lord Byron
    • EACH AND ALL[23]
      • Ralph Waldo Emerson
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • LAUS DEO![24]
      • ON HEARING BELLS ANNOUNCING EMANCIPATION
      • John G. Whittier
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • ON HEARING BELLS ANNOUNCING EMANCIPATION
    • John G. Whittier
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • THE PILGRIM FATHERS
      • Felicia Dorothea Hemans
    • Felicia Dorothea Hemans
    • THE PRESENT CRISIS[25]
      • James Russell Lowell
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • James Russell Lowell
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • THE RECESSIONAL
      • Rudyard Kipling
    • Rudyard Kipling
    • THE SACREDNESS OF WORK
      • Thomas Carlyle
    • Thomas Carlyle
    • WHAT'S HALLOWED GROUND?
      • Thomas Campbell
    • Thomas Campbell
    • III
    • PATRIOTIC, HEROIC, ORATORICAL
    • THE SEVEN GREAT ORATORS OF THE WORLD
    • I. DEMOSTHENES
      • THE ENCROACHMENTS OF PHILIP[26]
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • THE ENCROACHMENTS OF PHILIP[26]
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • II. MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO
      • ORATION AGAINST ANTONY[27]
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • ORATION AGAINST ANTONY[27]
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • III. SAINT JOHN CHRYSOSTOM
      • I. UNDUE LAMENTATIONS OVER THE DEAD
      • II. ON APPLAUDING PREACHERS
    • I. UNDUE LAMENTATIONS OVER THE DEAD
    • II. ON APPLAUDING PREACHERS
    • IV. JACQUES BÉNIGNE BOSSUET
      • ON THE DEATH OF THE PRINCE OF CONDÉ
    • ON THE DEATH OF THE PRINCE OF CONDÉ
    • V. WILLIAM PITT, EARL OF CHATHAM
      • I. WAR WITH AMERICA[28]
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • II. ATTEMPT TO SUBJUGATE AMERICA
    • I. WAR WITH AMERICA[28]
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • II. ATTEMPT TO SUBJUGATE AMERICA
    • VI. EDMUND BURKE
      • I. IMPEACHMENT OF HASTINGS[29]
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • II. CONCILIATION WITH AMERICA[30]
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • III. ENGLISH PRIVILEGES IN AMERICA
    • I. IMPEACHMENT OF HASTINGS[29]
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • II. CONCILIATION WITH AMERICA[30]
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • III. ENGLISH PRIVILEGES IN AMERICA
    • VII. DANIEL WEBSTER
      • I. BUNKER HILL MONUMENT
      • FOOTNOTE:
      • II. REVOLUTIONARY PATRIOTS
      • III. CHARACTER OF WASHINGTON[32]
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • I. BUNKER HILL MONUMENT
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • II. REVOLUTIONARY PATRIOTS
    • III. CHARACTER OF WASHINGTON[32]
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • SIX GREAT TRIUMPHS IN THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN ORATORY
    • I. THE CALL TO ARMS
      • Patrick Henry
    • Patrick Henry
    • II. COERCION OF DELINQUENT STATES
      • Alexander Hamilton
    • Alexander Hamilton
    • III. THE REPLY TO HAYNE
      • Daniel Webster
    • Daniel Webster
    • IV. THE MURDER OF LOVEJOY
      • Wendell Phillips
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Wendell Phillips
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • V. THE SLAVERY ISSUE
      • Abraham Lincoln
    • Abraham Lincoln
    • VI. MORAL ASPECT OF THE AMERICAN WAR
      • Henry Ward Beecher
    • Henry Ward Beecher
    • ABOLITION OF WAR[34]
      • Charles Sumner
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Charles Sumner
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • THE AMERICAN FLAG[35]
      • Henry Ward Beecher
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Henry Ward Beecher
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • THE AMERICAN PEOPLE[36]
      • Albert J. Beveridge
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Albert J. Beveridge
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • THE AMERICAN QUESTION
      • John Bright
    • John Bright
    • AMERICA'S RELATION TO MISSIONS
      • James B. Angell
    • James B. Angell
    • AMERICAN SLAVERY
      • John Bright
    • John Bright
    • THE ARMENIAN MASSACRES
      • William E. Gladstone
    • William E. Gladstone
    • BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC[37]
      • Julia Ward Howe
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Julia Ward Howe
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • THE BLUE AND THE GRAY
      • Henry Cabot Lodge
    • Henry Cabot Lodge
    • CORRUPTION OF PRELATES
      • Girolamo Savonarola
    • Girolamo Savonarola
    • THE CROSS OF GOLD[38]
      • W. J. Bryan
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • W. J. Bryan
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • DEATH OF CONGRESSMAN BURNES
      • J. J. Ingalls
    • J. J. Ingalls
    • THE DEATH OF GARFIELD[39]
      • James Gillespie Blaine
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • James Gillespie Blaine
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • DEATH OF TOUSSAINT L'OVERTURE[40]
      • Wendell Phillips
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Wendell Phillips
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • THE DEDICATION OF GETTYSBURG CEMETERY
      • Abraham Lincoln
    • Abraham Lincoln
    • THE FALLEN HEROES OF JAPAN
      • Admiral Heihaichiro Togo
    • Admiral Heihaichiro Togo
    • SECESSION[41]
      • Alexander H. Stephens
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Alexander H. Stephens
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • THE DEATH OF GRADY
      • John Temple Graves
    • John Temple Graves
    • THE GLORY OF PEACE
      • Charles Sumner
    • Charles Sumner
    • THE HOPE OF THE REPUBLIC
      • H. W. Grady
    • H. W. Grady
    • HUNGARIAN HEROISM
      • Louis Kossuth
    • Louis Kossuth
    • INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS[42]
      • William McKinley
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • William McKinley
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • IRISH HOME RULE[43]
      • William E. Gladstone
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • William E. Gladstone
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • ABRAHAM LINCOLN
      • Emilio Castelar
    • Emilio Castelar
    • ABRAHAM LINCOLN
      • James A. Garfield
    • James A. Garfield
    • LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPOSITION[44]
      • John Hay
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • John Hay
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • THE MAN WITH THE MUCK-RAKE[45]
      • Theodore Roosevelt
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Theodore Roosevelt
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • MESSAGE TO THE SQUADRON[46]
      • Admiral Heihaichiro Togo
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Admiral Heihaichiro Togo
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • THE MINUTE MAN
      • George William Curtis
    • George William Curtis
    • A MORE PERFECT UNION[47]
      • George William Curtis
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • George William Curtis
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • NAPOLEON
      • Thomas Corwin
    • Thomas Corwin
    • NAPOLEON[48]
      • Robert G. Ingersoll
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Robert G. Ingersoll
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • NATIONAL CONTROL OF CORPORATIONS[49]
      • Theodore Roosevelt
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Theodore Roosevelt
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • THE NEGRO
      • Henry W. Grady
    • Henry W. Grady
    • NEW ENGLAND
      • Josiah Quincy
    • Josiah Quincy
    • THE NEW SOUTH
      • Henry W. Grady
    • Henry W. Grady
    • DANIEL O'CONNELL[50]
      • Wendell Phillips
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Wendell Phillips
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • THE OPEN DOOR
      • Patrick Henry
    • Patrick Henry
    • ORGANIZATION OF THE WORLD[51]
      • Edwin D. Mead
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Edwin D. Mead
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • THE PERMANENCY OF EMPIRE[52]
      • Wendell Phillips
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Wendell Phillips
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • THE PILGRIMS[53]
      • Wendell Phillips
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Wendell Phillips
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • PRINCIPLES OF THE FOUNDERS[54]
      • Edwin D. Mead
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Edwin D. Mead
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • THE RESPONSIBILITY OF WAR[55]
      • William E. Channing
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • William E. Channing
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • SCOTLAND
      • Edmund Flagg
    • Edmund Flagg
    • SECOND INAUGURAL ADDRESS
      • Abraham Lincoln
    • Abraham Lincoln
    • SLAVERY AND THE UNION[56]
      • Abraham Lincoln
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Abraham Lincoln
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • SUBJUGATION OF THE FILIPINO[57]
      • George F. Hoar
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • George F. Hoar
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • SUFFERINGS AND DESTINY OF THE PILGRIMS
      • Edward Everett
    • Edward Everett
    • TO ARMS
      • Louis Kossuth
    • Louis Kossuth
    • TRUE AMERICAN PATRIOTISM[58]
      • Bourke Cockran
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Bourke Cockran
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • A VISION OF WAR[59]
      • Robert G. Ingersoll
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Robert G. Ingersoll
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • WAR IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY[60]
      • Edwin D. Mead
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Edwin D. Mead
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • GEORGE WASHINGTON[61]
      • Charles Phillips
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Charles Phillips
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • IV
    • GAY, HUMOROUS, COMIC
    • A BOY'S MOTHER[62]
      • James Whitcomb Riley
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • James Whitcomb Riley
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • ALMOST BEYOND ENDURANCE[63]
      • James Whitcomb Riley
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • James Whitcomb Riley
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • BREAKING THE CHARM[64]
      • Paul Laurence Dunbar
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Paul Laurence Dunbar
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • CANDLE-LIGHTIN' TIME[65]
      • Paul Laurence Dunbar
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Paul Laurence Dunbar
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • A BIRD IN THE HAND
      • F. E. Weatherly
    • F. E. Weatherly
    • "THE DAY OF JUDGMENT"[66]
      • Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • DE APPILE TREE[67]
      • Joel Chandler Harris
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Joel Chandler Harris
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • MR. DOOLEY ON LA GRIPPE MICROBES
      • Finley Peter Dunne
    • Finley Peter Dunne
    • A DOCTRINAL DISCUSSION
      • Harry Stillwell Edwards
    • Harry Stillwell Edwards
    • FINNIGIN TO FLANNIGAN[68]
      • S. W. Gillilan
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • S. W. Gillilan
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • GAVROCHE AND THE ELEPHANT[69]
      • Victor Hugo
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Victor Hugo
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • THE HAZING OF VALIANT
      • Anonymous
    • Anonymous
    • THE HINDOO'S PARADISE
      • Anonymous
    • Anonymous
    • IF I KNEW
      • Anonymous
    • Anonymous
    • THE IMAGINARY INVALID[70]
      • Jerome K. Jerome
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Jerome K. Jerome
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • JANE JONES[71]
      • Ben F. King
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Ben F. King
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • KNEE-DEEP IN JUNE[72]
      • James Whitcomb Riley
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • James Whitcomb Riley
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • LITTLE BREECHES[73]
      • John Hay
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • John Hay
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • THE LOW-BACKED CAR
      • Samuel Lover
    • Samuel Lover
    • MAMMY'S PICKANIN'
      • Lucy Dean Jenkins
    • Lucy Dean Jenkins
    • MANDALAY
      • Rudyard Kipling
    • Rudyard Kipling
    • MISTER COON AND MISTER RABBIT[74]
      • Joel Chandler Harris
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Joel Chandler Harris
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • MONEY MUSK
      • Benjamin F. Taylor
    • Benjamin F. Taylor
    • THE ONE-LEGGED GOOSE[75]
      • F. Hopkinson Smith
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • F. Hopkinson Smith
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • THE PESSIMIST[76]
      • Ben F. King
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Ben F. King
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • SCHNEIDER SEES LEAH
      • Anonymous
    • Anonymous
    • THE SUPERFLUOUS MAN
      • John G. Saxe
    • John G. Saxe
    • THE USUAL WAY
      • Anonymous
    • Anonymous
    • THE WEDDING FEE
      • R. M. Streeter
    • R. M. Streeter
    • WHEN MALINDY SINGS[77]
      • Paul Laurence Dunbar
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Paul Laurence Dunbar
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • WHEN THE COWS COME HOME
      • Agnes E. Mitchell
    • Agnes E. Mitchell
    • V
    • DRAMATIC NOT IN THE DRAMA
    • THE CONFESSIONAL
      • Anonymous
    • Anonymous
    • JEAN VALJEAN AND THE GOOD BISHOP[78]
      • Victor Hugo
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Victor Hugo
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • LASCA
      • Anonymous
    • Anonymous
    • MICHAEL STROGOFF, COURIER OF THE CZAR
      • Jules Verne
    • Jules Verne
    • MRS. TREE[79]
      • Laura E. Richards
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Laura E. Richards
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • THE PORTRAIT
      • Robert Bulwer Lytton
    • Robert Bulwer Lytton
    • THE TELL-TALE HEART
    • A MURDERER'S CONFESSION
      • Edgar Allan Poe
    • Edgar Allan Poe
    • THE UNCLE
      • H. G. Bell
    • H. G. Bell
    • VI
    • SCENES FROM THE DRAMA
    • THE BELLS
      • Henry L. Williams
      • ACT III, SCENE I
    • Henry L. Williams
    • ACT III, SCENE I
    • THE LADY OF LYONS
      • Robert Bulwer Lytton
      • ACT II, SCENE I
      • ACT III, SCENE II
    • Robert Bulwer Lytton
    • ACT II, SCENE I
    • ACT III, SCENE II
    • RIP VAN WINKLE[80]
      • Washington Irving
      • ACT I, SCENE I
      • ACT II, SCENE I
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • Washington Irving
    • ACT I, SCENE I
    • ACT II, SCENE I
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • THE RIVALS
      • Richard Brinsley Sheridan
      • ACT I, SCENE II
      • ACT II, SCENE I
      • ACT III, SCENE I
      • ACT IV, SCENE II
    • Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    • ACT I, SCENE II
    • ACT II, SCENE I
    • ACT III, SCENE I
    • ACT IV, SCENE II
    • BEAU BRUMMELL
      • Blanchard Jerrold
      • ACT I, SCENE I
      • ACT II, SCENE III
    • Blanchard Jerrold
    • ACT I, SCENE I
    • ACT II, SCENE III
    • THE SET OF TURQUOISE
      • Thomas Bailey Aldrich
      • ACT I, SCENE I
      • ACT I, SCENE II
    • Thomas Bailey Aldrich
    • ACT I, SCENE I
    • ACT I, SCENE II
    • SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER
      • Oliver Goldsmith
      • ACT II, SCENE I
    • Oliver Goldsmith
    • ACT II, SCENE I
    • PYGMALION AND GALATEA
      • W. S. Gilbert
      • ACT I, SCENE I
      • ACT III, SCENE I
    • W. S. Gilbert
    • ACT I, SCENE I
    • ACT III, SCENE I
    • INDEX OF AUTHORS
    • ANNOUNCEMENTS
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      • ORAL ENGLISH
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