The Theatrical Speaker. A Selection of the Newest and Most Popular Recitations of the Present Day

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Title

The Theatrical Speaker. A Selection of the Newest and Most Popular Recitations of the Present Day

Alternative Title

Outalissi's Death Song
How-d'ye-do and Good-bye
Gertrude Von Der Wart
Billy Dip
Tell's Speech
The Country Schoolmaster
Alonzo the Brave
The Old Man, his Son, and Ass
On the Downfall of Poland
Parody on Lord Ullin's Daughter
The Drunkard and his Bottle
Death of Marmion
The Father Reformed

Date

1840

Extent

24 pages

Identifier

s0098b48

Is Part Of

Chapbook #32 in a bound collection of 34 chapbooks

Description

Woodcut illustration of fashionable young woman and man on title-page

Abstract

A collection of ballads, recitations, and verse, including a death-song of a Native American chief, a martyr’s lament who refuses to leave her husband’s side as he is tortured to death, a humorous song about an aging widow and a dyer, a celebration of the American landscape and liberty, a humorous song about a schoolmaster, a gothic tale of an unfaithful woman visited by the ghoulish apparition of her betrayed lover at her wedding, a moral tale encouraging young men not to pay mind to jeerers, a lament describing the fall of Poland, the story of a weaver who loses his pack in the snow, the song of a drunkard before and after drinking, a description of the death of Marmion at Flodden, and a conversation between a father and son detailing the evils of drinking.

Coverage

Poland

Subject

Chapbooks--Scotland--Paisley
Native American Music

Contributor

Archival & Special Collections, University of Guelph Library, Guelph, Ontario Canada

Rights

In the public domain; For high quality reproductions, contact Archival & Special Collections, University of Guelph. libaspc@uoguelph.ca, 519-824-4120, Ext. 53413

Type

ballad

Citation

“The Theatrical Speaker. A Selection of the Newest and Most Popular Recitations of the Present Day,” Scottish Chapbooks, accessed August 19, 2019, https://scottishchapbooks.lib.uoguelph.ca/items/show/1024.

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