The Eclectic Reader: Designed for Schools and Academies (Google eBook)

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Perkins & Marvin, 1832 - Readers - 324 pages
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Contents

Poor Margaret Wordsworth
24
Christian Patriotism Ibid
26
Death of Sir Philip Sidney
28
Pleasure and Happiness Jane Taylor
30
Same Subject concluded Ibid
36
Lines written while sailing in a Boat at Evening Ibid
41
Obligations of Civil to Religious Liberty Ibid
42
Hymn before Sunrise in the Vale of Chamouny Coleridge
43
Calista or SpiritualMindedness Christian Observer
45
Lament for Mary Charles Wolfe
47
To the Comet of 1811 James Hogg
49
The Ministry of Angels Spenser
50
Instruction and Education Annals of Education
51
What is Education? Ibid
53
Uses of Water Anonymous
56
Pledge to abstain from the Use of Spirits Henry Ware Jr
59
The Dawning of a better Day James Douglas
62
SonnetNovember Bryant
63
The Lyre Milton Ward
64
Scenery of Andover George B Cheever
66
A happier Clime Eastburn
67
Letter from the Poet Cowper to Mrs King
68
Moral Destiny of the United States Jeremiah Evarls
69
Same Subject continued Ibid
74
Same Subject concluded Ibid
78
Sublime Virtues inconsistent with Infidelity Robert Hall
82
Uses of Poetry U S L Gazette
84
The Teaching of Jesus Bowring
85
Centennial Hymn Pierpont
86
Frost Miss Hannah F Gould
87
Funeral in a new Colony Mrs Sigourney
88
The English Church Service James Grahame
90
My Mothers Grave Anonymous
91
The Dying Mother Pollok
93
The happy Prospects of the Righteous Robert Hall
94
Poetry of Wordsworth S Maxwell
95
The Stream of Life Heber
97
To an absent Wife Heber
98
Commanding Position of the United States D Webster
99
Scene from Remorse a Tragedy S T Coleridge
101
Character of Brainerd and Martyn Robert Hall
103
Winter and Summer Shelley
104
Close of Life Anonymous
105
The Mermaids Song Hannah F Gould
106
Winter Evening in an Icelandic Family Henderson
107
The Deaf Man Wordsworth
108
Forest Trees preparing for Winter JV A Review
110
Falls of Niagara U S L Gazette
111
La Perouses Voyages Campbell
112
The Glory of God in Creation President Eduards
114
The Landers sailing down the Niger 15
115
Mont Blanc Shelley
119
Qualities of a wellregulated Mind Abercrombie
120
The Grandame Charles Lamb
124
To an Infant Coleridge
125
Improvement in the Science of Analogy Pres Wayland
126
Hurricane in Barbadoes in August 1831 Described by one of the Moravian Missionaries
129
Pilgrim Fathers of New England Robert Vaughan
132
Coming of the Latter Day Wordsworth
134
The Slavetrading Nations George Croly
135
The Playthings Miss Gould
138
The Power of Christianity American Quarterly Register
154
New Republics of the Soutli Daniel Webster
156
Poetry and Science Wordsworth
158
Migration of Birds William Howitt
160
Permanence of literary Monuments James Montgomery
161
Extract from a Speech on the Indian Bill in the Congressof the United States Isaac C Bates
163
Sabbath Days Bernard Barton
165
Prospects of the Cherokees Pelcg Sprague
166
Youth and Studies of Pascal Craig
170
Cruelty of confining Birds William Howitt
172
Career of Mohammed James Montgomery
173
The Neglected Child Thomas H Bailey
175
Night before the Battle of Waterloo Byron
177
The Blind Teacher Professor McVicar
178
Ingenuity of the AntLion JV A Review
180
Proper Method of Education Professor Jardine
181
A Poets Address to his Youngest Daughter Hogg
183
The Blessed Spirits James Montgomery
184
Flowers William Howitt
185
Danger of an exclusive Attention to Secular Learn ing Hinds
188
Effects of a good Government Algernon Sidney
189
Incomprehensibility of God no Argument against his Existence Ralph Cudworlh
190
The Twentysecond of December Bryant
191
Prospects of the United States James Gould
192
Conversation in a Library Jane Taylor
194
S C Charles Sprague
199
Clouds Scientific Tracts
201
Character of Professor Playfair Francis Jeffrey
205
Parallel between Leibnitz and Newton Playfair
207
Genius of Laplace Ibid
209
The Ocean an Image of Eternity Byron
211
Character of Dugald Stewart Sir James Mackintosh
213
Aristotle Bacon and Luther Dugald Stewart
215
Influence of perverted Talents Professor Frisbie
217
Verses on receiving his Mothers Picture Cowper
219
Value of Classical Learning Ibid
222
Letter from Lord Collingwood to his Daughter
224
Immortality Richard H Dana
226
The Crucifixion George Croly
228
The Daisy in India James Montgomery
231
Sabbath Scene in Hawaii C S Steicart
233
Crater of Kirauea in Hawaii Ellis
237
Advantages of Decision of Character John Foster
240
Discovery of the New World Washington Irving
243
Reception of Columbus on his Return to Spain Ibid
247
Character of Columbus Ibid
250
Living without God in the World John Foster
254
Rizpah Bryant
256
Importance of the Union of the States Daniel Webster
258
The Children of Henry I of England Mrs Sigourney
260
The Frenzied Child of Grace Crabbe
262
The Active Service of Heaven JVut Hist of Enthusiasm
269
Valedictory Counsels of Washington
273
Obligations resting upon the People of the United States to preserve the Union Daniel Webster
276
No Cause of Enmity between the United States and Great Britain Edinburgh Review 233
283
Union of Piety and Learning in the Christian Min istry Robert Hall
289
Thomas Simpson Library of Entertaining Knowledge 212
299
Speech in the British Parliament on the Motion for reducing the Army 1731 Pultency
301
Colloquial Powers of Dr Franklin William Wirt
308
Examples of Selftaught Men
317
Select Sentences in Prose Thomas Adam
319

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Page 259 - When my eyes shall be turned to behold, for the last time, the sun in heaven, may I not see him shining on the broken and dishonored fragments of a once glorious union...
Page 177 - Ah ! then and there was hurrying to and fro, And gathering tears, and tremblings of distress, And cheeks all pale, which, but an hour ago, Blushed at the praise of their own loveliness ; And there were sudden partings, such as press The life from out young hearts, and choking sighs Which ne'er might be repeated...
Page 219 - Hovered thy spirit o'er thy sorrowing son, Wretch even then, life's journey just begun ? Perhaps thou gav'st me, though unfelt, a kiss ; Perhaps a tear, if souls can weep in bliss Ah, that maternal smile ! it answers Yes.
Page 285 - The priest-like father reads the sacred page, How Abram was the friend of God on high ; Or Moses bade eternal warfare wage With Amalek's ungracious progeny ; Or how the royal Bard did groaning lie Beneath the stroke of Heaven's avenging ire ; Or Job's, pathetic plaint, and wailing cry ; Or rapt Isaiah's wild, seraphic fire ; Or other holy seers that tune the sacred lyre.
Page 148 - Utters, who from eternity doth teach Himself in all, and all things in himself. Great universal Teacher ! he shall mould Thy spirit, and by giving make it ask.
Page 44 - Ye ice-falls! ye that from the mountain's brow Adown enormous ravines slope amain Torrents, methinks, that heard a mighty voice, And stopped at once amid their maddest plunge!
Page 159 - The remotest discoveries of the Chemist, the Botanist, or Mineralogist, will be as proper objects of the Poet's art as any upon which it can be employed, if the time should ever come when these things shall be familiar to us...
Page 271 - Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens.
Page 284 - The sire turns o'er, wi' patriarchal grace, The big ha' Bible, ance his father's pride ; His bonnet rev'rently is laid aside, His lyart haffets wearing thin an' bare ; Those strains that once did sweet in Zion glide, He wales a portion with judicious care ; And " Let us worship God !
Page 272 - ... to give to mankind the magnanimous and too novel example of a people always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence. Who can doubt that in the course of time and things the fruits of such a plan would richly repay any temporary advantages which might be lost by a steady adherence to it ? Can it be, that Providence has not connected the permanent felicity of a Nation with its Virtue ? The experiment, at least, is recommended by every sentiment which ennobles human nature.

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