The National Reader: A Selection of Exercises in Reading and Speaking, Designed to Fill the Same Place in the Schools of the United States that is Held in Those of Great Britain by the Compilations of Murray, Scott, Enfield, Mylius, Thompson, Ewing, and Others (Google eBook)

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Charles Bowen, 1835 - Readers - 276 pages
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Contents

Criminality of Intemperance H Wake Jr
27
The Worm J Russell
29
Debt and Credit Trenton Emporium
31
The Indians of North America Cincinnati Nat Republican
33
Story and Speech of Logan Jefferson
35
Grandeur and Interest of American Antiquities T Flint
43
The American Indian as he was and as he is C Sprague
47
The Grave a Place of Rest Mackenzie
49
Obedience to the Commands of God rewarded Moodie
56
Promises of Religion to the Young Alison
57
On the Swiftness of Time Johnson
58
Obidah the Journey of a Day Id
65
The Vision of Mirza Addison
66
The Better Land Mrs Hemans
71
The Widow and her Son C Edwards
72
The Little Man in Black W Irvino
75
The same concluded Ibid
78
Danger of being a good Singer London Literary Chronicle
82
The Country Clergyman Goldsmith
84
Parody on The Country Clergyman Blackwoods Ed Mag
86
Elegyon Mrs Mary Blaize Goldsmith
88
The Sick Man and the Angel Gay
89
The Voice of the Seasons Alison
90
Anecdote of Richard Jackson London Quarterly Review
91
Description of Niagara Falls Howison
92
Niagara Fallsfrom the Spanish T T Payne
96
Cataract of Terni Anonymous
98
BO A WestIndian Landscape MalteBrun
101
Devotional Influences of Natural Scenery Blackwoods Ed Mag
102
Passage of the Shenandoah through the Blue Ridge Jefferson
105
The Blind Boy Bleomfield
106
A Thought on Death Mrs Barbauld
107
Sunday Evening Bowring
109
The Star of Bethlehem J G Percival
110
The Funeral of Maria Mackenzie
111
A Leaf from The Life of a Lookir gGlass Miss J Taylor
113
The silent Expression of Nature Anonymous
117
A Thought Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine
118
Fidelity Wordsworth
119
Industry necessary to Genius V Kiox
121
Story of Matilda Goldsmith
123
The Man of Ross Pope
125
Early Recollections New Monthly Magazine
126
On visiting a Scene of Childhood Blaclcwoods Ed Magazine
129
Religion the Basis of Society Channing
142
Punishment of a Liar Bible
143
LeMon Pag
145
The Seasons Mrs Barbauld J 82 March Bryant
151
S3 April Longfellow
152
May J G Percival
153
Childhood and Manhood An Apologue Crttbbc 102
162
The Skies Bryant
164
Address to the Stars New Montldy Magazine
165
Song of the Stars Bryant
166
Letters from the East Banks
171
That ve through his poverty might be rich W Russell
178
Elijah fed by Ravens Grahame
179
The Summit of Mount Sinai Montgomery
184
Religious Education necessary Greenwood
185
Alice Fell Wordsworth
191
The JSolian Harp European Magazine
193
Burial of Sir John Moore Charles Wolfe
194
War unnatural and unchristian Mellen
195
First Settlement of the Pilgrims in New England abridged
196
Claims of the Pilgrims to the Gratitude and Reverence
205
Song of the Pilgrims T C TJpham
210
Landing of the Pilgrims Mrs Hemans
211
The Pilgrim Fathers Pierpont
212
Character of the Puritan Fathers Greenwood
213
Extract from a Speech on the American Colonies Lord Chatham
219
The same concluded Ibid
227
Elegy in a Cc nyfeurchyard Gray
231
The Grave orpin frJ Mrs Hemans
235
Gods First Temples u Bryant
236
Hymn of Nature f ule us Peaisopy
239
Lines on revisiting the Country Bryant
241
Account of the Battle of Bunkers Hill Botta
242
Extract from an Address on Bunkers Hill D Webster
250
Warrens Address before the Battle of Bunkers Hill Pierpont 230
254
Whats hallowed Ground7 Campbell
255
Extract from a Speech on Dinas Island Phillips
257
Extract from the same Ibid
263
The SchoolBoy Amulet
266
Stanzas addressed to the Greeks Anonymous
267
Spanish Patriots Song Anon
268
The Three Warnmgs Mrs Thralc 2C9 142 The Mariners Dream Dimond
272
Absalom Willis
274

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