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The Quarterly Elocutionist. Readings, Recitations, Declamations and Dialogues, for School, Parlor and Platform Edited and Published By Mrs. Anna Randall Diehl. Vol. I No. 1. January 1875. (Includes Mark Twain's 'How To Cure A Cold')
(The Quarterly Elocutionist)

New York: Mrs. Anna Randall Diehl, 1875. F 72 pages + 12 pages of advertisements, mostly for publications and lectures being given on elocution by Mrs. Anna Randall Diehl and others; contents of this inaugural issue include mostly short articles for the use of elocutionary studies, some credited, others not: Elocution as a Study; Willie Baird by Robert Buchanan; The Churning, B.F. Taylor; Legend of a Vail, Lucy Larcom; Sweeping the Floor; Lides to Bary Jade from Scribner's Monthly; Painting and Poetry, John Rusklin; The First Problem; or, the Rationalistic Chicken; Creeds of the Bells by George W. Bungay; The Masquerade from The Galaxy; How To Cure A Cold, by Mark Twain (We note in reading this same piece from 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County...' that there are textual differences); Archie Dean by Gail Hamilton; How We Hunted a Mouse, Joshua Jenkins; The Rhyme of a Year, Sarah Conant; The Gray Swan, Alice Cary; Coronation Pageant of Anne Boleyn of Froude; Story of the Faithful Soul by Adelaide Proctor; Rev. Oleus Bacon, the Missionary to Feijee; Mulligan's Gospel, Annie Herbert; To a Mouse of Robert Burns; Joan of Arc's Farewell to Home, Schiller; Herve Riel by Robert Browning; Queen Katharine Upon Trial, Skakspeare; Curfew Must Not Ring To-Night; 5" x 7 1/4" approximate size; original paper wraps; chipped, soiled, inkstained covers; some leaves edge-chipped; no loss to text; good minus reading and reference condition only, possible variant of the Twain story. Good S (Item ID: 12456)


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