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HIGH SCHOOL SPEAKER:
A COLLECTION OF
DECLAMATIONS, POETIC PIECES AND DIALOGUES,
FOR THE USE O
BOYS IN INTERMEDIATE SCHOOLS AND ACADEMIES.
PROF. J. C. ZACHOS, A. M.,
AUTHOR OF THE “NEW AMERICAN SPEAKER," " LYCEUM SPEAKER,” ETC.
39 WEST FOURTH STREET.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1858, by
RICKEY, MALLORY & CO., In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, for
the Southern District of Ohio
Tuis book is intended for the use of boys from twelve to sixteen.
It is intermediate between the Primary School Speaker and the Lyceum Speaker, by the sanie Author.
An experitlce of some years in teaching boys Elocution, is embodied in this selection of pieces.
The age from twelve to sixteen is the turning period of a boy's life as to his becoming a speaker, or, indeed, any thing else. The pieces selected for them should be short, and chosen for their high spirit and condensed power.
Nothing tame will be accepted by a boy of this age. It is a great mistake to set him to commit any thing that has not genius and fire in it. This discourages him, and disgusts him with the exercise at the outset.
But not only must the sentiment be expressed with great force and eloquence, or with an ingenious turn of wit or humor, but the thought and feeling must be of that universal kind that owes its interest