The Normal Course in Reading, by Emma J. Todd and W.B. Powell: Alternate Second Reader, Progressive Readings in Nature (Google eBook)

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Silver, Burdett & Company, 1896
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Contents

A Wanderer on the Deep Mrs Felicia Hemans
48
Mountains William Howitt
49
The Music of Nature
50
Rain upon the Roof Coates Kinney
53
Rain Caroline Southey
54
Sayings of Kuskin
55
The Prairies William Cullen Bryant
57
Nature Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
60
March William Wordsworth
62
The Summer Months William Motherwell
63
The Death of the Flowers William Cullen Bryant
65
It Snows Mrs S J Hale
67
FrostWork
69
The Fringed Gentian
72
To the Fringed Gentian William Cullen Bryant
74
The Daffodils William Wordsworth
75
Tis the Last Rose of Summer Thomas Moore
76
From the Twentyfourth Psalm
77
paok 1 Bees in the Hive Miss Metta A Iloyles
79
A BeeHunt Washington Irving
88
The Mind of the Spider Cad L Washburn
91
Humanity William Cowper
99
The Sagacity of the Spider Oliver Goldsmith
100
The Battle of the Ants Henry D Thoreau
103
The Nightingale S H Peabody
107
The Nightingale and the Glowworm William Cowper
110
The Bobolink Washington Irving
111
Lines to a Waterfowl William Cullen Bryant
116
The Bluebird Emily H Miller
117
The Winged Worshippers Charles Sprague
118
The Web of Life
119
Man and the Inferior Animals Jane Taylor
120
PART III
123
The Fate of the Indians Charles Sprague
129
The Indian Alexander Pope
131
The Thirteen Colonies T W Higginson
132
Tea Parties in Old Times Washington Irving
134
An Appeal to Arms Patrick Henry
138
Who was He? George W Curtis
142
The Revolutionary Alarm George Bancroft
143
Warrens Address John Pierpont
145
George Washington Aaron Bancroft
146
The Character of Washington George W Curtis
148
Address to the American Army George Washington
151
The Declaration of Independence Robert C Winthrop
153
Duties of American Citizens Daniel Webster
157
The Constitution William Cullen Bryant
159
Home James Montgomery 100
161
The Fruits of Liberty Thomas B Macaulay
162
The Antiquity of Freedom William Cullen Bryant
163
The Necessity of Government John C Calhoun
167
The Pilgrim Fathers John Boyle OReilly
168
The Importance of the Union Daniel Webster
178
Children What are They? John Neal
179
A Child tired of Play N P Willis
182
Little Nicholas and how he became a Great Musician J G Flint
203
A Glorious Name William Cullen Bryant
208
The Light of Other Days Thomas Moore
209
Translation of the Twentythird Psalm Joseph Addison
210
True Rest John S Dwight
212
The Meeting of the Waters Thomas Moore
214
Look Aloft Jonathan Lawrence
215
The Study of Words Retta A Hoyles
216
What is Time? William Marsden
220
Time Thomas Carlyle
221
Imaginary Evils Charles Swain
222
The Venomous Worm J Russell
223
Wine is a Mocker Solomon
224
The Bridal WineCup
225
Desolating Effects of Intemperance Washington Irving
229
Eulogy on Cold Water Paul Denton
231
The Folly of Intoxication William Shakespeare
233
Profaneness E H Chapin
236
The Perfect Life Ben Jonson
237
The ColdWater Man John G Saxe
238
The Three Black Crows John Byrom
240
The Philosophers Scales Tane Taylor
242
A Good Name William Shakespeare
245
The NovelReader
246
The Will
250
The Burial of Moses Mrs Alexander
256
The Village Preacher Oliver Goldsmith
260
Elegy written in a Country ChurchYard Thomas Gray
263
He giveth His Beloved Sleep Elizabeth B Browning
268
PART V
269
Selections
276
William Cullen Bryant
289
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
299
The FlowerdeLuce Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
311
Walter Von der Vogelweid 317
317
TheTwo Angels 325
325
Oliver Wendell Holmes
327
The Living Temple Oliver Wendell Holmes
335
The Last Leaf
342
Alfred Tennyson
345
The Poets Song Alfred Tennyson
349
Sweet and Low
355
The Brook
364
Quotations from Tennyson
377
Charlks Dickens
379
William Shakespeare
411
PART VI
447
Patrick Henry
453
Charles Sprague
459
Aaron Bancroft
463
Alexander Mrs 256
464
Thomas Starr King
469
Bailey P John 245
470
Vocabularies
485
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Page 262 - 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 237 - A lily of a day, Is fairer far, in May, Although it fall, and die that night; It was the plant, and flower of light. In small proportions, we just beauties see: And in short measures, life may perfect be.
Page 75 - I WANDERED lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host of golden daffodils, Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the Milky Way, They stretched in never-ending line Along the margin of a bay: Ten thousand saw I at a glance, Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
Page 261 - Careless their merits, or their faults to scan, His pity gave ere charity began. 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.
Page 268 - THE EPITAPH. Here rests his head upon the lap of Earth A youth to Fortune and to Fame unknown ; Fair Science frowned not on his humble birth, And Melancholy marked him for her own. Large was his bounty, and his soul sincere, Heaven did a recompense as largely send ; He gave to Misery all he had, a tear, He gained from Heaven ('t was all he wished) a friend.
Page 141 - It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry Peace, peace ! but there is no peace. The war is actually begun. The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms. Our brethren are already in the field. Why stand we here idle ? What is it that gentlemen wish ? What would they have ? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it. Almighty God ! I know not what course others may take ; but...
Page 260 - 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...
Page 99 - I would not enter on my list of friends (Though graced with polished manners and fine sense Yet wanting sensibility) the man Who needlessly sets foot upon a worm.
Page 116 - Whither, midst falling dew, While glow the heavens with the last steps of day, Far, through their rosy depths, dost thou pursue Thy solitary way?
Page 265 - Perhaps in this neglected spot is laid Some heart once pregnant with celestial fire, Hands that the rod of empire might have swayed Or waked to ecstasy the living lyre ; But Knowledge to their eyes her ample page, Rich with the spoils of time, did ne'er unroll ; Chill Penury repressed their noble rage And froze the genial current of the soul.

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