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The Universal Reciter 81 Choice Pieces of Rare Poetical Gems   By:

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There are a few pieces which contain some dialect. All dialect, period spelling, etc., has been preserved.

The remainder of the TN is at the end of the book.

When the voice is weak, it should be strengthened by frequent practice, by exercising it in the open air, and upon all convenient occasions.

The Universal Reciter,

CONTAINING

81 Choice Pieces.

It is necessary not only to practise a little, but to practise a great deal. In this way ease, grace, and fluency are acquired.

[Illustration:

OH! TELL ME, I SAID, RAPID STREAM OF THE VALLEY, THAT BEAR'ST IN THY COURSE THE BLUE WATERS AWAY, CAN THE JOYS OF LIFE'S MORNING AWAKE BUT TO VANISH, CAN THE FEELINGS OF LOVE BE ALL DOOM'D TO DECAY? AN ECHO REPEATED "ALL DOOM'D TO DECAY."

]

THE

UNIVERSAL RECITER,

A

LITERARY BOUQUET,

CONTAINING

81 CHOICE PIECES

OF RARE POETICAL GEMS, FINE SPECIMENS OF ORATORY, THRILLING SENTIMENT, ELOQUENCE, TENDER PATHOS, AND SPARKLING HUMOR.

LONDON:

WILLIAM NICHOLSON AND SONS, 20, WARWICK SQUARE PATERNOSTER ROW, AND ALBION WORKS, WAKEFIELD.

CONTENTS.

PAGE. A Horse Car Incident 194

A love of a Bonnet 87

An Eruption of Mount Vesuvius 100

A Plea for the Ox 103

A Pleasure Exertion 203

A Precious Pickle 125

A Psalm of Life 231

Bell of the "Atlantic" 243

Big Oyster, The 122

Black Regiment, The 162

Boy Archer, The 72

David and Goliath 109

David's lament over Absalom 71

Drafted 98

Dying Hebrew, The 41

Enlisting as Army Nurse 139

Falstaff's Boasting 64

Forging of the Anchor 148

Flowers, The 246

Give me back my Husband 44

Graves of a Household 249

Green Goose, The 175

Gridiron, The 144

Here she goes, and there she goes 105

How we hunted a Mouse 38

Hypochondriac, The 247

Ignorance is bliss 58

Injured Mother, The 50

Juvenile Pugilists 221

Knife Grinder, The 191

Last Man, The 232

Lord Dundreary at Brighton 151

Mantle of St. John De Matha, The 234

Mariner's Wife, The 11

Menagerie, The 56

Migratory Bones 177

Mills of God, The 55

Miser's Fate, The ... Continue reading book >>




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