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FROM

BEST AUTHORS

VOLUME II

COMPRISING

NUMBERS SEVEN, EIGHT, AND NINE

OF

SHOEMAKER'S BEST SELECTIONS

PHILADELPHIA
The Penn Publishing Company

1900

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.

PREFACE.

MHE 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 follows:

“1. Literary Character. The “ best things from the best authors,” has been a conscientious thought in

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