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Vol. Pago

Hepsy's Ambition EsteUe Thomson, x. 116

He didn't want a Coffin xi. 61

How the Dutchman Killed the Woodchuck xi. 127

How we Hunted a Mouse Joshua Jenkins, xii. 118

Indemberance Carl Pretzel, ix. 44

In the Bottom Drawer xi. 35

Independence Day Rev. L. JParmely. xii. 150

Judge's Temperance Lecture, A J. .V. Reading, x. 165

Jere Lloyd on " Phrenology," xi. 85

Lawyer's and the Cat, The ix. 61

Locked Out. ix. 141

Little Evangelist, The H.B.Stowe. x. 22

Life is What we Make It OnUle Dewey, x. 122

Laughin' in Meetin' //. B Slowe. xi. 24

Love in a Balloon Litchfield Moseley. xi. 118

Lord Dundreary Proposing F. J. Skill, xi. 149

Mr. Coville's Easy Chair James M. Bailey. Ix. 34

Mr. Blifkin's First Baby ix. 104

Mark Twain's Story of "The Bad Little Boy," j& L. Clemens, ix. 177

Mr. Caudle and his Second Wife Douglas Jerrold. x. 83

Morning Argus " Obituary Department," The Max Adeler. x. 88

Mind, the Glory of Man D.Wise, xi. 14

Man with a Cold in his Head, The xi. 36

My First Political Speech Max Adeler. xi. 66

Mother, Home, and Heaven xi. 94

Monster Cannon, The Victor Hugo. xi. 137

Mark Twain's Story of " The Good Little Boy," S. L. Clemens, xi. 169

Mark Twain and the Interviewer S. L. Clemens, xii. 16

Man who Felt Sad, The xii. 30

Malibran and the Young Musician xii. 35

March of Mind, The • John Loffland. xii. 82

Night of Terror, A Paul Louis Courier, ix. 42

Number Ninety-one x. 17

Nations and Humanity Geo. IK. Curtis, xi. 80

Nature Proclaims a Deity Chateaubriand, xi. 126

Office-seeker's Platform, The ix. 130

Old Wife's Kiss, The ix. 134

Object of Missions, The Francis Wayland. xi. ISO

Old Woman's Railway Signal, The Elihu BurrUt. xii. 157

Our Centennial Celebration Orestes Cleveland, xii. 166

Progress of Humanity, The.. Charles Sumner, x. 107

Pulpit Oratory Daniel Dougherty, x. 138

Pleasures of Picnic-ing xii. 61

Pat's Correspondence W. M. Griffin, xii. 131

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Each of the Fovur JVizmbers of "100 Choice Selections" contained in. this volizme is paged separately, and the Index is made to correspond therewith. See EXPLANATION on first page of Contents.

The entire booh, contains nearly lOOO pages.

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CHOICE SELECTIONS

No. 9.

SINCERITY THE SOUL OF ELOQUENCE.—Gocthk.

How Shall we learn to sway the minds of men
By eloquence ?—to rule them, or persuade ?—
Do you seek genuine and worthy fame?
Reason and honest feeling want no arts
Of utterance, ask no toil of elocution!
And, when you speak in earnest, do you need
A search for words? Oh! these fine holiday phrases,
In which you robe your worn-out commonplaces,
These scraps of paper which you crimp and curl
And twist mto a thousand idle shapes,
These filigree ornaments, are good for nothing,—
Cost time and pains, please few, impose on no one;
Are unrefreshing as the wind that whistles,
In autumn, 'mong the dry and wrinkled leaves.
Iffeeling does not prompt, in vain you strive.
If from the soul the language does not come,
By its own impulse, to impel the hearts
Of hearers with communicated power,
In vain you strive, in vain you study earnestly!
Toil on forever, piece together fragments,
Cook up your broken scraps of sentences,
And blow, with puffing breath, a struggling light,
Glimmering confusedly now, now cold in ashes;
Startle the school-boys with your metaphors,—
And, if such food may suit your appetite,
Win the vain wonder of applauding children,—
But never hope to stir the hearts of men,
And mould the souls of many into one,
By words which come not native from the heart!

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