The Classical Reader: A Selection of Lessons in Prose and Verse, from the Most Esteemed English and American Writers : Intended for the Use of the Higher Classes in Public and Private Seminaries (Google eBook)

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Contents

Description of Roscoe W Irving
40
Visit to the Grave of Shakspeare Ibid
43
Embarkation of the Plymouth Pilgrims from England D Webster
48
On the laying of the Corner Stone of the Bunker Hill Monument Ibid
54
Character of Napoleon Bonaparte C Phillips
58
Extraordinary Escape of Missionaries at Labrador Southey
62
Old Fountains and Sundials Lamb
67
Alliance between Religion and Liberty Frothingham
69
Character of Major Joseph Hawley Tudor
73
3+ Character of Luther Roscoe
76
Lesson Page 79 Parentage of Gen Lafayette and his first Visit to the United
79
Dialogue between Charles II and William Penn Friewd of Peace
82
The Moon and Stars A Fable Montgomery
85
Our English Descent and the Advantages of Adversity to our Forefathers E Everett
92
Dangers of Luxury and Ease of the present Times Dewey
96
Governments of Will and Governments of Law Wayland
100
Description of the old Sport of Hawking Sir Waller Scott
101
Description and Character of King James I Ibid
104
Observations on the Vicar of Wakefield Ibid
106
The Elders Funeral Wilson
115
The Glory of God displayed in the Heavens Cappe
122
Humanity inculcated from the evanescent Nature of Man J Fawcett
126
Opportunities of doingGood not confined to the Rich Bid
127
Portrait of a worldly Woman Freeman
133
The Indian Summer of New England Ibid
136
Cypress Swamps of the Mississippi Ibid
139
Influence of the Dead on the Living Norton
140
Cultivation of moral Taste FBI MIX
141
Moral Influence of the Writings of Lord Byron and Miss Edgeworth Ibid
143
Circumstances under which Milton wrote Paradise Lost and the Sonnets Ed Reinew
150
Character of the Puritans Hid
152
What is Poetry ? Channing
158
Character and Pursuits of Ulrich Zwingle the Swiss Reformer Hess
161
The Advantages of Sickness Buckminster
164
The Government of the Tongue Ibid
166
SelfKnowledge
168
Religion a social Principle Chahning
172
The Banian Tree Polehamptoris Gallery
174
Lesson Page 78 Extract from the Siege of Valencia Mrs Hemans
176
Stales of America Ticknor
179
Address of the President to Lafayette on his Departure from the United Stales 1825 J Q Adams
182
Reply of Lafayette to the foregoing Address Lafayette
186
The Fall of Niagara Brainard
187
Principles of the American Revolution Quincy
188
Lines written in a Church yard Herbert Knowles
189
Account of the Quicksilver Mine in Idria Germany Russell
191
The Ocean Anonymous
195
The old Servant Keate
197
Ode to Tranquillity Coleridge
198
The Carrier Pigeon Ibid
200
Falls of Niagara President Dwight
201
Government of the People G Bancroft
205
Industry necessary to form the Orator H Ware Jr
206
Extract from the Tragedy of Ethwald Joanna Baillie
208
Description of Sandfloods in Arabia Bruce
210
Description of the Simoon or Hoi Wind Ibid
211
The Vicar of Madely Anonymous
212
The Hatefulness of War Chalmers
213
History of the English Language Blair
215
The Slave Trade Cowper
217
The Mail Ibid
218
Recollections Ibid
219
Alnwick Castle Halleck
220
May Morning H Ware Jr
223
Account of eleven Africans rescued from Slavery Sparks
225
Danger of bad Habits Priestley
228
The Slide of Alpnach Miss Edgeworth
230
Education prevents Crime Ed Review
252
Washingtons Resignation of the Command of the American Army Marshall
253
Description of the Natural Bridge in Virginia Jefferson
256
Extract from President Jeffersons Inaugural Address Ibid
257
President Adamss Opinion of the American Constitution J Adams
259
Reflections on the Death of Adams and Jefferson D Webster
261
Eloquence of John Adams Ibid
263
The Sleep of the Brave Collins
264
Paraphrase on Matthew 6 Thomson
265
A Winter Storm at Midnight Ibid
266
Moses Bargain of green Spectacles Goldsmith
267
The Vicar of Wakefields Family Picture Ibid
270
The Swiss Peasantry Goldsmith
272
The good Pastor Ibid
273
Affectation of Sentiment and Feeling Mrs Chavone
274
Religious Reflections for Monday Miss Talbot
276
Speech in Reply to Mr Corry Gruttan
278
Ode to Evening Joseph Warton
280
On Procrastination Young
281
True and false Grandeur Ibid
282
Description of Arabia Gibbon
283
The Horse and CameL Ibid
284
A Water Party in Danger Crabbe
285
The Degeneracy of Spain Anonymous
287
Character of Charles Townshend Burke
288
The early Increase of American Resources Ibid
291
Ode to Adversity Gray
293
Extract from The Progress of Poesy Ibid 295
295
The baneful Effects of Intemperance Kirkland
296
Description of Rivers and Praise of Water Armstrong
300
Tendency of all Things to Decay Ibid
301
A Hebrew Tale Mrs Sigoerney
302
Dialogue in the Shades between Pliny the Elder and Pliny the Younger Lord Lyttltton
304
Admirable Structure of the Mole Paley
307
Instances of Compensation in the Structure of different Animals laid
308
The Charms of Nature to be preferred Bcattie
312
Sketch of the History of Pruning V Knox
313
Exhortation to filial Gratitude and Obedience Ogden
316
The Complaint of the dying Year ail Allegory Henderson
317
The Handsome and Deformed Leg Franklin
320
Speech on the Question of War with England P Henry
322
An Ode in Imitation of Alcceus Sir W Jones
324
Letter to Lady Spencer on the Scenery m which Milton is supposed to have written his smaller Poems Sir W Jones
325
Defence of Literary Studies in Men of Business Mackenzie
327
Love of Enemies Hawkesworth
330
The torrid and frigid Zones Shaftesbury
333
Progress of Intemperance C Sprague
334
Hagar in the Wilderness Willis
336
Slate of Navigation in the most ancient Times Robertson
340
The first Landing of Columbus in America Ibid
342
Anecdote of King Alfred Hume
343
J70 The Garden of Hope Johnson
346
The Dependence of Gods Creatures on each other Pope
350
Villa of a tasteless rich Man Ilrid
352
Loudon after the Great Fire 1666 Dryden
358
The Ladys LookingGlass Prior
363
The Learning of Sir Hudibras 8 Btdler
364
Sonnet on Miltons Blindness Milton
371
Adam and Eve commanded to leave Paradise Ibid
372
Death of Samson From Samson Agonistes Ibid
374
Scene from As you like it Shakspeare
380
Meditation of Henry VI at the Battle of Towlon Ibid
382
Reflections of Cardinal Wolsey after his Fall from the Favour of Henry VIII Ibid
384
Death and Character of Cardinal Wolsey Ibid
387
The Happy Man Sir Henry Wotton
391
Description of the Bower of Bliss Spenser
392

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