Then all the other little girls recited a paraphrase.
I told her I didn’t, but I could recite, ’The Dog at His Master’s Grave’ if she liked.
I can hardly wait until next Sunday to recite it.
This child had taken and lost her treasured amethyst brooch and now sat there calmly reciting the details thereof without the least apparent compunction or repentance.
Every other Friday afternoon she has recitations and everybody has to say a piece or take part in a dialogue.
But all the field afternoons and recitation Fridays and physical culture contortions paled before a project which Miss Stacy brought forward in November.
And the Friday afternoons they don’t have recitations Miss Stacy takes them all to the woods for a ’field’ day and they study ferns and flowers and birds.
When she pronounces my name I feel INSTINCTIVELY that she’s spelling it with an E. We had recitations this afternoon.
Prissy Andrews is going to recite ’Curfew Must Not Ring Tonight.’
And I’m to have two recitations, Marilla.
It must be splendid to get up and recite there.
I’m going to practice my recitations in the garret.
" "Well, your recitations just brought down the house, Anne.
It’s providential that I practiced those recitations so often up in the garret, or I’d never have been able to get through.
They’re always wanting the big scholars to recite.
Lauretta had to go home early because there is a big concert in the White Sands Hotel tonight and her sister is to recite at it.
I just wish you could have been there to hear me recite ’Mary, Queen of Scots.’
"Well now, you might recite it for me some of these days, out in the barn," suggested Matthew.
Lauretta says that the Americans at the hotel give a concert every fortnight in aid of the Charlottetown hospital, and they ask lots of the White Sands people to recite.
When Gilbert Blythe recited "Bingen on the Rhine" Anne picked up Rhoda Murray’s library book and read it until he had finished, when she sat rigidly stiff and motionless while Diana clapped her hands until they tingled.
Josie Pye and Julia Bell did not "speak" for three months, because Josie Pye had told Bessie Wright that Julia Bell’s bow when she got up to recite made her think of a chicken jerking its head, and Bessie told Julia.
It couldn’t be better than Mrs. Evans’s, you know, for she is a professional, and I’m only a schoolgirl, with a little knack of reciting.
I’ve recited so often in public I don’t mind at all now.
Often as she had recited in public, she had never before faced such an audience as this, and the sight of it paralyzed her energies completely.
Anne, your recitation was simply great, although I thought at first you were never going to begin.
"I declare, my recitation has made you cry, Marilla," said Anne gaily stooping over Marilla’s chair to drop a butterfly kiss on that lady’s cheek.
Self-possession was fully restored to her, and in the reaction from that horrible moment of powerlessness she recited as she had never done before.
Anne put it on one evening for Matthew’s and Marilla’s benefit, and recited "The Maiden’s Vow" for them in the kitchen.
If I thought the multiplication table would help me any I would recite it from now till tomorrow morning.
What will you recite if they encore you?
Unfortunately for Anne, a professional elocutionist was staying at the hotel and had consented to recite.
She could never get up and recite after that—never.
Had she ever thought she could recite?
Her fright and nervousness vanished; and she began her recitation, her clear, sweet voice reaching to the farthest corner of the room without a tremor or a break.
Anne, forgetting all about herself and her troubles for the time, listened with rapt and shining eyes; but when the recitation ended she suddenly put her hands over her face.
Finally, Charlie Sloane fought Moody Spurgeon MacPherson, because Moody Spurgeon had said that Anne Shirley put on airs about her recitations, and Moody Spurgeon was "licked"; consequently Moody Spurgeon’s sister, Ella May, would not "speak" to Anne Shirley all the rest of the winter.
Then Marilla stalked downstairs, thinking proudly how sweet Anne looked, with that "One moonbeam from the forehead to the crown" and regretting that she could not go to the concert herself to hear her girl recite.
Bertha Sampson and Pearl Clay of the White Sands Baptist choir had been asked to sing a duet; Milton Clark of Newbridge was to give a violin solo; Winnie Adella Blair of Carmody was to sing a Scotch ballad; and Laura Spencer of Spencervale and Anne Shirley of Avonlea were to recite.
Laura Spencer is going to give a comic recitation, but I’d rather make people cry than laugh."