Readings from the best authors, ed. by A.H. Bryce (Google eBook)

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Archibald Hamilton Bryce
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Contents

SECTION ILHCTION I Story of Le Fevre Sterne
43
The Brothers DonIt Dickens
50
MISCELLANEOUS I Character of Napoleon Phillips
58
Character of Washington Phillips
61
IIL Science and Art Sir D Brewster
62
Mountains W Hmcitt
64
Inventive Genius and Labour Elihu Burritt
66
Duty of Forgiveness S Johnson
68
VIL Marshal Bugeaud and Arab Chieftain IF S Landor
70
The Deluge Dr Guthrie
73
ORATORY Pase I Cicero for MIlo
76
Pitts Reply to Walpole
80
P Henry on British Rule In America
82
Burkes Fancgyric on Sheridan
84
Burkes Panegyric on Marie Antoinette
85
Adams on the Sword of Washington and the Staff of Franklin
86
Shells Reply to Lord Lyndhurst
88
VIIT Curran on Freedom
89
Fox on the Suspension of the Habeas Corpus Act
90
Webster on Slavery In the United States
93
Brougham in Defence of Queen Caroline
94
Kossuth on the Hungarian Revolution
95
Gladstone on the Affairs of Greece
99
South on Man before the Fall
101
Archer Butler on the Majesty of Christ
103
SECTION I HISTORICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE I Triumphs of the English Language O Lyons
107
The Threatened Invasion Campbell
109
The Abbot to Bruce Sir W Scott
110
Ancient Greece Byron
114
Battle of Killiecrankie Aytoun
116
Death of Leonldas Croly
118
The Plain of Marathon Byron
120
Alexanders Feast Dryden
122
Marco Bozzarls F Hailed
126
The Clds Funeral Procession Mrs Hemant
128
Franklin Sir John Punch
131
The Avenging Chllde Lockhart
133
Battle of Bunkers HI1L Cozsens
135
Belshazzars Feast Drummond
138
The Caves of Dahraor Vive la Guerre PuncK
143
Charge of the Light Brigade Tennyson
145
Scene before the Siege of Corinth Byron
146
Scene after the Siege of Corinth Byron
148
Lay of Virginia Lord Macaulay
150
The Fate of Macgregor LJogg
155
The Battle of Nascby Lord Afacrrulay
158
The Island of the Scots Ayloun 101
161
Thunder Stonn among the Alps Byron
165
PittNelsonFox Sir W Scott
166
Ivan the Czar Mrs Hermans
170
The Dirge of Nicholas W S Daniel
195
XXXVL The Founding of the BelL 0 Mackay
197
XXXVIL The Launching of the Ship Longfellow
199
King Arthur and Queen Guinevere Tennyson
202
The Burial of Jacob D Burnt
206
Shipwreck in Dublin Bay Drummond
209
The Ballad of Ron SirE B Lyttm
211
SECTION LLDOMESTIC AND NATIONAL I LochnaGarr Byron
215
America to Great Britain Allston
216
IIL Great Britain to America Tapper
218
Death of the Firstborn A A Watts
221
The Existence of a God Young
224
Ode of Thanksgiving Addison
225
IIL Thanatopsis or a View of Death Bryant
227
Forest Hymn Bryant
230
Alls for the Best Tupper
232
Man Young
233
The Pulpit Cowper
235
Adam and Eve in Paradise Milton
237
Satans Address to the Sun MOton
240
Speech of Belial in Council mum 211
241
The Ocean Byron
245
The Passions Collins
246
The Voice and Pen ITCarthy
249
Elegy In a Country ChurchYard Gray SSI V Napoleons Last Request Anon
254
The Comet of 1811 Hogg
257
VIIL Theme for a Poet Bailey 25
260
Jugurthas Prison Thoughts Wolfe
262
The Greek Mythology Wordsaorth 204
264
The City Pigeon Willis
266
The Old Clock on the Stair Longfellou
268
The Song of the Cossack to his Horse Stranger
269
SECTION V THE DRAMA I Brntus nnd Cassins Shaksptre
272
Hamlet on Death Sliakspere fit IV Shylock Bassanio and Antonio Shakspere
277
Shylock Justifying his Revenge Shakspere
281
Antony and Ventidius Drydtn
283
Catos Senate Addison
287
Cato on the Soul Addison
290
Expulsion of Catiline from the Senate Croly
292
Clarences Dream Shakspere SM XI Caasius rousing Brutus against Caesar Shakipere
295
Scene from William TelL Knoxles
297
Tell to his Native Mountains Knoales
302
Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn W S Landor
304
Sam Wellers Evidence In the Trial Bardcll v Pick wick Dickens
308
Mr Gregsbury and Nicholas Nickleby Dickens
312
Colonel Diver and Martin Chuzzlewit Dickens
314
The Most Horrible Battle W Irring til V Theres Nothing In It Matthews
320
The Art of Bookkeeping Hood
322
Goody Grim v Lapstone Smith
324
Sir Peter and Lady Teazle _ Sheridan
329

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Page 238 - When first on this delightful Land he spreads His orient Beams, on herb, tree, fruit, and flower, Glistering with dew ; fragrant the fertile earth After soft showers ; and sweet the coming on Of grateful Evening mild...
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