The Columbian Orator

Caleb BINGHAM (1757 - 1817)

The Columbian Orator, a collection of political essays, poems, and dialogues first published in 1797, was widely used in American schoolrooms in the first quarter of the 19th century to teach reading and speaking. Typical of many readers of that period, the anthology included many speeches celebrating "republican virtues" and promoting patriotism. The Columbian Orator is an example of progymnasmata, containing examples for students to copy and imitate. In his Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, former slave and abolitionist writer Douglass describes how he "got hold" of a copy of the Columbian Orator at the age of twelve, with far-reaching consequences for his life. - Summary by Wikipedia

Some of the sections were done as Dramas instead of solos. The readers for these Dramas are: Kalynda, MaryAnnS, Algy Pug, Linette Geisel, David Olson, progressingamerica, Chuck Williamson, A LibriVox Volunteer, Larry Wilson, Sonia, Craig Franklin, Nemo, Leanne Yau, Tomas Peter, Jim Locke, April6090, and CarinaStarr7.

The dramas were edited and proof listened by Linette Geisel and A LibriVox Volunteer.

Genre(s): Essays & Short Works, Writing & Linguistics, Short non-fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Introduction and Preface TheNeobro
00:03:03
Play 01 01 - General Instructions for Speaking Jim Locke
00:53:15
Play 02 02 - Oration on Eloquence - Perkins TheNeobro
00:08:53
Play 03 03 - Speech in Congress, 1789 - Washington A LibriVox Volunteer
00:05:22
Play 04 04 - Speech of a Roman General - P. Emilius DebK
00:04:16
Play 05 05 - Exhortation on Temperance in Pleasure - Blair Jim Locke
00:05:20
Play 06 06 - Judah's Plea for Benjamin, before Joseph - Philo A LibriVox Volunteer
00:05:26
Play 07 07 - Plea in behalf of Thomas Muir - Muir A LibriVox Volunteer
00:04:13
Play 08 08 - On the starry Heavens - Hervey A LibriVox Volunteer
00:06:01
Play 09 09 - Paper, a Poem - Franklin
Jim Locke
00:03:55
Play 10 10 - Speech before the Roman Senate - Cato DebK
00:03:15
Play 11 11 - Dialogue between Duellist, Savage, and Mercury - Littleton Group 00:10:25
Play 12 12 - Speech of an Indian Chief Jim Locke
00:03:42
Play 13 13 - On the Creation of the World - Blair Jim Locke
00:05:28
Play 14 14 - Lines spoken by a little Boy - Everett A LibriVox Volunteer
00:01:48
Play 15 15 - Speech in the British Parliament, 1766 - Pitt A LibriVox Volunteer
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Play 16 16 - Scene from the Farce of Lethe - Garrick A LibriVox Volunteer
00:06:55
Play 17 17 - Eulogy on Dr. Franklin - Fauchet Jim Locke
00:11:49
Play 18 18 - Epilogue to Addison's Cato Jim Locke
00:02:47
Play 19 19 - Self-Conceit, an Address by a small Boy Jim Locke
00:05:04
Play 20 20 - Dialogue between Howard and Lester Jim Locke
00:04:00
Play 21 21 - Christ's Crucifixion - Cumberland Jim Locke
00:07:48
Play 22 22 - The Wonders of Nature - Hervey Jim Locke
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Play 23 23 - Dialogue on Physiognomy Jim Locke
00:05:55
Play 24 24 - Oration at the Festival of Gratitude - Carnot Jim Locke
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Play 25 25 - Address to the President of the United States - Adet Jim Locke
00:03:19
Play 26 26 - President's Answer - Washington Jim Locke
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Play 27 27 - The oppressive Landlord, a Dialogue A LibriVox Volunteer
00:14:18
Play 28 28 - Speech in the British Parhament, 1770 - Mansfield A LibriVox Volunteer
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Play 29 29 - On the Day of Judgment - Davies Jim Locke
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Play 30 30 - Christ triumphant over the apostate Angels - Milton Jim Locke
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Play 31 31 - Slaves in Barbary, a Drama in two Acts - Everett Group 00:36:59
Play 32 32 - Speech in the British Parliament, 1770 - Pitt A LibriVox Volunteer
00:09:06
Play 33 33 - Plea before a Roman Court - Socrates A LibriVox Volunteer
00:08:56
Play 34 34 - Dialogue on Cowardice and Knavery Group 00:08:26
Play 35 35 - Speech in the British Parliament - - Sheridan A LibriVox Volunteer
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Play 36 36 - Extract from an Oration against Catiline - Cicero DebK
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Play 37 37 - Description of the first American Congress - Barlow A LibriVox Volunteer
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Play 38 38 - Speech of a French General to his Army - Buonaparte Jim Locke
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Play 39 39 - Reflections over the Grave of a young Man - Hervey Jim Locke
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Play 40 40 - Scene from the Drama of "Moses in the Bulrushes" - H. More Jim Locke
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Play 41 41 - Speech of a Roman General - C. Cassius DebK
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Play 42 42 - Speech in the British Parliament, 1784 - Erskine Jim Locke
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Play 43 43 - Address to the People of the United States - Washington Brian Darby
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Play 44 44 - Dialogue on the Choice of Business for Life Group 00:08:11
Play 45 45 - Speech of a French General - Buonaparte Brian Darby
00:05:52
Play 46 46 - Speech in the British Parliament, 1777 - Pitt progressingamerica
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Play 47 47 - Dialogue between a Schoolmaster and School-Committee Group 00:16:27
Play 48 48 - Speech in the British Pariiament, 1770 - Pitt Jim Locke
00:08:17
Play 49 49 - On the general Judgment Day - Dwight Jim Locke
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Play 50 50 - On the Works of Creation and Providence - Hervey A LibriVox Volunteer
00:03:16
Play 51 51 - Speech in the British Parliament, 1770 - Fox Jim Locke
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Play 52 52 - The Conjurer, a Dialogue - Everett Group 00:21:04
Play 53 53 - Speech in the British Parliament, 1775 - Pitt Jim Locke
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Play 54 54 - Speech of the Caledonian General - Galgachus Jim Locke
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Play 55 55 - Modern Education, a Dialogue Jim Locke
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Play 56 56 - On the Existence of God, a Sermon - Maxcy Jim Locke
00:20:01
Play 57 57 - The Dignity of Human Nature - Burges Jim Locke
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Play 58 58 - Infernal Conference - Cumberland Jim Locke
00:20:51
Play 59 59 - Speech in the British Parliament, 1777 - Pitt Jim Locke
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Play 60 60 - On the Day of Judgment - Young Jim Locke
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Play 61 61 - The dissipated Oxford Student - Altered from Burney Jim Locke
00:23:56
Play 62 62 - Speech in Congress, on the British Treaty - Ames Jim Locke
00:08:56
Play 63 63 - Oration on Independence, July 4, 1796 - Blake SunnyMoroz
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Play 64 64 - General Description of America, a Poem - Everett A LibriVox Volunteer
00:06:17
Play 65 65 - Dialogue between a Master and Slave - Aikin Jim Locke
00:06:36
Play 66 66 - Speech in the Irish Parliament - O'Connor Carol
00:15:45
Play 67 67 - Scene from the Tragedy of Tamerlane - Rowe Group 00:09:23
Play 68 68 - Speech in the British Parliament - Barre Jim Locke
00:03:55
Play 69 69 - The Last Day - Everett A LibriVox Volunteer
00:08:25
Play 70 70 - Dialogue on Loquacity Jim Locke
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Play 71 71 - American Sages - Barlow Jim Locke
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Play 72 72 - Speech in the British Parliament, 1777 - Pitt Larry Wilson
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Play 73 73 - Scene from the Tragedy of Cato - Addison Jim Locke
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Play 74 74 - Oration delivered at Boston, July 4, 1794 - Phillips Jim Locke
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Play 75 75 - Dialogue between a White Man and an Indian - Everett Jim Locke
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Play 76 76 - Oration, pronounced at Boston, July 4, 1796 - Lathrop Jim Locke
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Play 77 77 - Dialogue between Edward and Harry - Everett Group 00:07:23
Play 78 78 - David and Goliath - H. More Jim Locke
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Play 79 79 - Oration on the Powers of Eloquence Jim Locke
00:18:44
Play 80 80 - Dialogue on Civilization Jim Locke
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Play 81 81 - Oration on the Manumission of Slaves - Miller A LibriVox Volunteer
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Play 82 82 - A Forensic Dispute - Everett Jim Locke
00:10:36
Play 83 83 - Oration delivered at Boston, March 5th, 1780 - Mason Jim Locke
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