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Sargent's Standard Series of Speakers-No. 2.

THE

INTERMEDIATE

STANDARD SPEAKER,

CONTAINING

PIECES FOR DECLAMATION

IN

SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, ETC.

INTRODUCTORY, OR SUPPLEMENTARY, TO THE STANDARD SPEAKER,

BY

EPES SARGENT,
THE STANDARD SPEAKER," THE STANDARD SERIES OF

READERS, ETC., ETC.

AUTHOR OF

PHILADELPHIA:
CHARLES DE SILVER & SONS,

PUBLISHERS.

PUBLISHED AND FOR SALE BY
CHARLES DESILVER,

No. 1229 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, And by Booksellers generally throughout the Union and the Canadas. Descriptive Calalogues furnished on application, and any Book sent by mail, postage

paid, on receipt of the advertised price. VIRGIL. Interlinear translation by Hart and Osborne, 1 vol. royal 12mo, half

turkey-morocco. $2.25. CESAR. Interlinear translation by Hamilton and Clarke, 1 vol. royal 12mo,

half turkey-morocco. $2.25. HORACE. Interlinear translation by Stirling, Nutall, and Clarke, 1 vol. royal

12mo, half turkey-morocco. $2.25. CICERO. Interlinear translation by Hamilton and Clarke, 1 vol. royal 12mo,

half turkey-morocco. $2.25. SALLUST. "Interlinear translation by Hamilton and Clarke, 1 vol. royal 12mo,

half turkey-morocco. $2.25. XENOPHON'S ANABASIS. Interlinear translation by Hamilton and

Clarke, 1 vol. royal 12mo, half turkey-morocco. $2.75. CLARKE'S PRACTICAL AND PROGRESSIVE LATIN GRAM

MAR, adapted to the interlinear series of Classics, and to all other systems,

1 vol. royal 12mo, half turkey-morocco. $1.50. OVID. Interlinear translation by Geo. Wm. Heilig, 1 vol. royal 12mo, half

turkey-morocco binding. $2.25. HOMER'S ILIAD. Interlinear translation, 1 vol. royal 12mo, half turkey

morocco binding. $2.75. GOSPEL OF ST. JOHN. Interlinear translation, with original Greek

text. $2.75. JUVENÄL. Interlinear translation by Hamilton and Clarke. $2.25. LIVY. Interlinear translation by Hamilton and Clarke. $2.25.

To be followed by School Editions of other Classic Writers on the same plan., SARGENTS STANDARD SPEAKER, by Epes Sargent; containing

Exercises in Prose and Poetry, for. Declamation in Schools, Colleges, etc. In

one vol. crown 8vo, half roan binding. $2.50. SARGENT'S INTERMEDIATE STANDARD SPEAKER, by Epes

Sargent, 1 vol. royal 12mo, half turkey-morocco. $2.00. SARGENT'S PRIMARY STANDARD SPEAKER, by Epes Sargent,

1 vol. 18mo, half roan. 60 cts. SARGENT'S SELECTIONS IN POETRY, by Epes Sargent. 1 vol. 12mo,

half morocco. $1.50. FROST'S AMERICAN SPEAKER, by John Frost, LL.D., 12mo, half

roan, $1.50. FLOWERS OF ELOCUTION, by Mrs. Caroline Lee Hentz, 1 vol. 12mo, half-morocco. $1.50.

(FULLY ILLUSTRATED.) JOHNSTON'S TURNER’S CHEMISTRY, by John Johnston, LL.D.

New edition, 1 vol. royal 12mo, half turkey. $2.50. JOHNSTON'S TURNER'S ELEMENTS OF CHEMISTRY, by John

Johnston, LL.D. New edition, 1 vol. 12mo, half morocco. $1.50. JOHNSTON'S NATURAL PHILOSOPHY, by John Johnston, LL.D. New edition, 1 vol. 12mo, half

turkey-morocco. $1.75. JOHNSTON'S PRIMARY NATŮRAL PHILOSOPHY, by John John

ston, LL.D., 1 vol. 18mo, half roan. 89 cts. GUY'S ASTRONOMY'AND KEITH ON THE GLOBES, 1 vol. 12mo,

half roan. $1.25. LORD'S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, by John Lord, A.M.,

royal 12mo, half morocco. $1.75. LORDS MODERN HISTORY, by John Lord, A.M., 8vo, half morocco.

$2.25. SUMMARY OF HISTORY, designed to accompany LORD'S MODERN HISTORY,

by Ida B. Whitcomb, of Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn, N. Y., 1 vol. 12mo, cloth. 60 cts.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, by EPES SARGENT, in the Clerk's Ofiice of the District Court of the United States for the District of Massachusetts.

Publishers and compilers are informed that many of the pieces in this collection are subject to copyright.

PREFACE.

The success of The Standard Speaker having been such as to elicit from the public and the publisher a demand for a series of Speakers by the same author, and adapted to the different ages of pupils, the present volume has been prepared. It forms the second of a series of three; of which The Standard Speaker is the largest and most comprehensive, and The Primary Standard Speaker the smallest and most simple. Repetitions of pieces are, with a few unimportant exceptions, avoided in these books, so that they jointly present nearly all the approved gems of oratory, ancient and modern, and all the choicest lyrical and dramatic pieces in the English language, suitable for school delivery.

It will be seen that considerable original effort, in the

way of translation, adaptation, and alteration, has been expended on this work. Teachers of elocution are well aware that many excellent pieces, which a slight change would make appropriate as exercises for the young, are rendered useless because of their length, because of their episodical passages, or because of certain objectionable expressions which they may con

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