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NUMBERS SEVEN, Eight, AND NINE
SHOEMAKER'S BEST SELECTIONS
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1881, by
NATIONAL SCHOOL OF ELOCUTION AND ORATORY,
In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, Washington, D. C.
THE third volume of the series entitled Best Things FROM BEST AUTHORS is composed of Numbers Seven, Eight and Nine of BEST SELECTIONS.
In the preface to Number One of that series, the author remarked that there was hidden beneath every
selection a reason for its insertion : that two motives
governed him in the choice-Vocal Drill and Variety of Adaptation. As the same motives have governed the selections for all the subsequent issues of BEST SELEC
TIONS, those features will mark the present volumes.
Its characteristics are the same as those of Volume
One, in the preface to which they have been defined as
“ 1. Literary Character. The “ best things from the best authors," has been a conscientious thought in