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Phillips, Sampson and Company, 1857 - Readers - 478 pages
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Contents

Gladiatorial Combat with a Tiger
94
Qovernment of the Thoughts Horne
97
Select Passages in Verse Ulysses Dog Feigned CourageMist Lamb Beauty Oaf The Pleasures of Memory Rogers Ambition Byron Defl ance Young ...
100
Compression in Speech
102
Turning the Grindstone Franrlin
103
The Present in Viow of the Future Foster
104
Hymn Addison
105
Fall of a Mountain Dumas
106
an Apologue Swipt
108
Sblect Passages in Versx Happiness Keble Friendship Wordsworth Comfort in Adver sity Southry FuturityDry dm ShortsightednessTrench Indepen...
114
Climate of the Catskill Mountains Irving Ill 41 John Pounds the Cobbler
115
The Spring Shower
117
Hot to Myself Alone
118
On the Study of Words Part I Trench
119
Part II
122
Part III
123
The Stream Made to Work Ka er
125
A Retrospective Review Hood
127
Address to the Indolent Thomson
128
The Teachings of Nature From the German
130
A Chase on the Ice
131
The Particular Lady
133
The Fathers Return Southet
136
The Carrierpigeon Moore
137
Spirit the Motive Power Ac Lardner
138
The Lion and the Spaniel Broore
139
Imprisonment of Bonnivard Dumas
142
The Launch of the Ship Longpellow
143
Historical Characters Alexander Severus Gibbon Queen Elizabeth Hume How ard Burke MiltonQuarterly Review WashingtonWebster
144
On the Abuse of Geniu Kicowles
147
Creation Addison
149
Astronomy and Immortality Part I
151
God Drhzuavin
153
Expression in Reading Lloyd
155
The Return of the Dove Macrat
156
The Complaint of a Stomach Chamrers
157
The Permanence of Words J Mostgomert
160
The Puffers Macaulay
162
Hymn of the Hebrew Maid Scott
164
The Brave Man Burger
165
A Pupils Tribute Ac Cottle
167
Selfkilling Chameers
171
Humanity of Robert Bruce Scott
173
First Predictor of an Eclipse Mitchell
174
Select Passages in Verse A PrayerThomson Providence Inscrntablo Addison Essen tial Knowledge attainable by All Wordsworth Knowlcdgo and Wi...
179
Advance MCartht
180
Inconvenient Ignorance Dumas
181
The Cavern by the Sea
183
Thoughts on Education
184
Air and Exercise Quarterly Review Education in the United StatesWebeter Our Common Schools Everett On Pamper ing the Body at the Souls Expe...
186
Columbus and his Discovery Everett
187
The Discovery of America Rorertson
188
First Voyage of Columbus Joanna Baillir
191
Unity and Progress of Mankind Bancropt
193
On Kindness to Bruto Animals Chamrers
195
The Resoluto Whale
197
A Storm in tho Indian Ocean St Pierre
200
Heroism of Grace Darling Wordsworth
201
The Prairies of tho Woit Hall
203
Tho Valley of Mexico Mayer
205
The World of Water Dicrens
206
Tho Wind and Rain
208
The Hurricane Bryast
210
The Best Kind of Revenge Chamrers
213
True Courage Bowrinu
242
Mary Stuart and her Mourner Lttton 217
247
11G Conversation Spoilers Cowper 218
256
Trust in God Young He lives long who lives well Randolph RetirementGoldsmith The Old Man by the BrookWords worth Freodom Bryant Folly o...
258
The Beautiful Burrington
264
The Ploughman Holmes
265
Elegy in a Country Churchyard Gray
272
Archimedes Wisthrop
275
Lord TJUins Daughter Camprell
276
Ferdinand and Isabella Irvino
281
Excelsior Longpellow
285
Apologues in Verse Congreve Fuatul Pope
286
The Repurlic
287
What a Common Man may say
293
Strong Drink maketh Fools Heywood
294
The North American Indians
299
In Rome Rogers
307
The Mind its own Educator Degerabdo
322
Fultons First Steamboat Stout
326
Duelling Dymond
330
Benjamin Franklin Foster Wirt Wimthrop
331
A Storm on the Mountains Byron
333
Progress of Civilisation Macaulay
338
Vauity Ac of Literature Rogers
345
From Miltons Paradise Lost
348
A Paper of Tobacco Karr
353
Miscellaneous Poems
358
Complaint of a Pair of Lungs Part I
360
Part II
363
A Habit of Jesting lb Local AssociationsJohnson
367
Poetrt op the Seasons Part III
374
Telegraphs Schurert
376
Photography or Lightdrawing
379
The Declaration of Independence Sergeast
381
The Indians among Themselves IaviSQ
382
Dramatic Extracts
383
The Colosseum by Moonlight Hillard
386
Literature of the Hebrews Russell
390
Napoleon Lamartinr
393
Napoleon as a Student
396
Thoughts on Boors Obligations to Literature Hood The Worth of Books Chan ning Moral Intiuenco of a Literary Taste Hillard Desira bleness of a ...
397
Ca ture of a Whale Browse
400
an Ode Collins
402
The Eloquence op Science Extern of the Universe The Atmosphere Qu Review The The Ste mongiue Jeffrey Ignorance of Great Physical Truths Li...
404
Common Errors Chamrers
408
Select Passages in Verse
410
Ode on Cecilias Day Drtden
416
Pizarro in Peru Prescott
417
Human Soionoe at Fault
419
200 Peculiarities of our Liberty Werster
421
The Treasures by the Wayside Lytton
423
What Labor has Dono Cass
427
Oil Bias and the Parasite Lr Sage
429
False and True Energy Wirt
431
Poetrt op the Seasons Part IV
433
Advice to an Affected Speaker La Brutere
437
Lament over Lost Opportunities
438
The Good Goddess of Poverty Sand
441
Proverbs of Solomon
443
POETRY
448
The Daffodils Wordsworth 70
453
DIALOGUES
454
Resignation to Gods Will Sarah F Adahs 70
470
Thought and Deed 84
478

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Page 348 - Thus with the year Seasons return ; but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine ; But cloud instead, and everduring dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and for the book of knowledge fair Presented with a universal blank Of nature's works, to me expunged and rased, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out.
Page 219 - At church, with meek and unaffected grace, His looks adorned the venerable place ; Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway, And fools, who came to scoff, remained to pray.
Page 350 - With thee conversing I forget all time, All seasons and their change, all please alike : Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet, With charm of earliest birds ; pleasant the sun When first on this delightful land he spreads His orient beams, on herb, tree, fruit, and flower, Glist'ring with dew; fragrant the fertile earth After soft showers ; and sweet the coming on Of grateful evening mild...
Page 218 - Near yonder copse, where once the garden smiled, And still where many a garden flower grows wild ; There, where a few torn shrubs the place disclose, The village preacher's modest mansion rose. A man he was to all the country dear, And passing rich with forty pounds a year ; Remote from towns he ran his godly race, Nor e'er had changed, nor wished to change his place...
Page 411 - whispers through the trees ;' If crystal streams ' with pleasing murmurs creep," The reader's threaten'd (not in vain) with 'sleep;' Then, at the last and only couplet fraught With some unmeaning thing they call a thought, A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along.
Page 218 - Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And e'en his failings leaned to virtue's side: But in his duty, prompt at every call, He watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all ; And, as a bird each fond endearment tries To tempt its new-fledged offspring to the skies, He tried each art, reproved each dull delay, Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way.
Page 318 - I consider the vanity of grieving for those whom we must quickly follow; when I see kings lying by those who deposed them, when I consider rival wits placed side by side, or the holy men that divided the world with their contests and disputes, I reflect with sorrow and astonishment on the little competitions, factions, and debates of mankind.
Page 411 - Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense. Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse, rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow; Not so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main.
Page 410 - Through the dear might of Him that walked the waves, Where, other groves and other streams along, With nectar pure his oozy locks he laves ; And hears the unexpressive nuptial song, In the blest kingdoms meek of joy and love.
Page 218 - The broken soldier, kindly bade to stay, Sat by his fire and talked the night away, Wept o'er his wounds or tales of sorrow done, Shouldered his crutch and showed how fields were won.