The Young Ladies' Class Book: A Selection of Lessons for Reading, in Prose and Verse (Google eBook)

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Gould, Kendall, and Lincoln, 1840
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Contents

Consolations of Religion to the Poor Percival
24
Character of a wise and amiable Woman Freeman
25
U Scene of Filial Affection Shakspeare
27
Scenery at the Notch of the White Mountains Dwight
29
The Fashion of this World passoth away Pierpont
33
The same concluded Ibid
37
Passing Away Miss Jewsbury
40
The Death of the Flowers Bryant
41
The Autumn Evening Peabody
42
Autumn Woods N Bryant
43
Instability of Character Alison
45
The same concluded Ibid
47
Stability of Character Ibid
49
The First Wanderer Miss Jewsbury
52
The Village GraveYard Greenwood
53
24 Consumption Percival
58
The Wife Ikvino CO 26 The same concluded Ibid
64
Elysium Mrs llemans
67
Better Moments Wilms
70
The Mountain of Miseries Addison
72
The same concluded Ibid
75
Advantages of a Taste for the Beauties of Nature Percical
77
The Common Lot Montgomery
79
The Deserted Wife Percival
80
The Last Man Campbell
81
Government of the Temper Mrs Chapone
83
Peevishness Ibid 8t 37 Obstinacy Ibid
88
Evening Prayer at a Girls School Mrs Hemans
90
Seasons of Prayer Ware
91
Solitude Byron
93
Art of Pleasing Chesterfield
94
Politeness Miss Talbot
96
Confessions of a bashful Man Anonymous
97
Intemperate Love of Praise Blair
101
Gods First Temples Bryant
104
Morning Hymn Milton
107
Description of the Custom of Whitewashing Hopkinson
109
On considering both Sides of a Question Beaumont
113
Tho Flight of Xerxes Miss Jewsbury 1 15
116
Influence of Christianity in elevating the Character of Females Carter
118
Letter on Wateringplaces Mrs Barbauld
120
The same concluded Ibid
123
The Tear of Penitence Moore
125
Characterand Decay of the North American Indians Storv
129
Melancholy Fate of the Indians Sprague
132
Concluding Lines of the Fall of the Indian McLei lan
135
DcathSongof Outalissi Campbell
136
Portrait of a worldlyminded Woman Freeman
137
Portrait of a selfish Woman Ibid
140
Fancy and Philosophy contrasted Beuttie
142
Extracts from A Fathers Legacy Gregory
146
The same concluded Ibid
148
To a Log of Wood upon the Fire JVeio Monthly Magazine
151
A Family Scene Miss Ferrier
153
The same concluded Ibid
156
Local Associations Oris
160
To Seneca Lake Percival
162
Lake Superior Goodrich
163
A Scene in a private MadHouse Lewis
169
On the relative Value of Good Sense and Beauty in the Female Sex Literary Gazette
171
Maternal AtFection Mrs Hemans
173
Napoleon at Rest Pierpont
174
The Warrior Anonymous
175
War Porteus
177
The Battle of Blenheim Southey
178
A Solid and a Superficial Education contrasted Ruhnken
180
Camper
186
On Discretion Addison
188
Advantages of a wellcultivated Mind Bigland
191
The Vulture of the Alps Anonymous
194
Song of the Stars Bryant
196
Domestic Love Croly
197
Candor in estimating the Attainments of others Freeman
198
The Profession of a Woman MiS9 Beecher
201
Curiosity Sprague
203
The Love of Country and of Home Montgomery
206
Columbus in Chains Miss Jewsbury
207
On Respect for Ancestors Quincy
210
Sonnet on the Entrance of the American Woods Gait
235
Marco Bozzaris Hallkck
236
Lesson Page 104 Reflections of a Belle N E Weekly Review
238
Childhood Jf M Magazine 239
239
The same concluded Ibid
242
Mr and Mrs Bolingbroke Miss Edgeworth
245
The Burning of Moscow Labaume
247
The same concluded Ibid
250
View of Mont Blanc at Sunset Griscom
253
To the Stars Cruly 254
254
Sabbath Morning Grahame
255
The Evening Cloud Wilson
257
Perpetual Adoration Moore
259
Comparison of Watches Miss Edgeworth
260
Female Economy Hannah More
262
Maternal Influence Mrs Sigocrney
263
Primitive TeaParties in New York Irving
265
The Recluse Bcattie
267
Farewell to the Dead Mrs Hemans
269
Baneful Effects of Intemperance Spragde
270
Nighta Field of Battle Shelley
273
The Uncalled Avenger London Museum
275
Hymn before Sunrise in the Vale of Chamouny Coleridge
278
The Soldiers Widow Willis
281
Extract from Suggestions on Education Miss Beecher
282
Female Accomplishments Hannah More
284
To the Evening Wind Bryant
286
To the Ursa Major Ware
287
Conclusion of a Discourse in Commemoration of the Lives of Adams and Jefferson Webster
291
Education a Life Business Francis
293
Parrhasius Willis
295
The Souls Defianre Anonymous
298
Lilias Grieve Wilson
299
The same concluded Ibid
303
Hopes and Fears of Parents Francis
306
Scene from Hadad Hillhouse
308
Immortality Dana
313
Western Emigration Everett
315
The God of Universal Nature Chalmers
316
Rome Byron
319
Rienzi and Angclo Miss Mitford
320
Dignity and Excellence of the Poetical Art Ciianning
324
Popular Institutions favorable to Intellectual Improve ment Everett
327
After a Tempest Bryant
329
The Rejected Bayley
330
Rhine Song of the German Soldiers Jkfrs Hemans
332
The Isles of Greece Byron
333
Liberty to Athens Percival
335
The moral Principles of the Bible of universal Applica tion Wayland
336
a Dialogue Anonymous
340
Burial of the Young Mrs Sigourney
342
On the Loss of Professor Fisher in the Albion Brainard
344
An Incident in the early History of America Scott
345
Trust in God Wordsworth
349
The Patriots Wish Sprague
351
Summer Noon Wilcox
353
Summer Wind Bryant
354
Fashionable Follies Flints Western Review
356
Lochiels Warning Campbell
360
Joan of Arc in Rheims Mrs Hemans
363
Raphaels Account of the Creation Milton
365
Elegy written in a Country ChurchYard Gray
367
Cosier and Tell Knowles
371
Grandeur of Astronomical Science N A Review
373
Escape from a Panther Cooper
376
Order of Nature Pope
381
A Sister pleading for the Life of a Brother Shakspeare
383
The Passions Collins
386
Indolence and Intellectual Dissipation Wirt
389
Darkness Byron
391
The Tigers Cave Edinburgh Literary Journal
393
Tne same concluded Ibid
396
The Sword Miss Landon
399
Address to the Deity Mrs Barbauld
400
God Bowring
402
Scene from The Vespers of Palermo Mrs Hemans
405
Address to Light Milton
407

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Page 408 - Thus with the year Seasons return; but not to me returns Day or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine...
Page 42 - Till fell the frost from the clear cold heaven, as falls the plague on men, And the brightness of their smile was gone from upland, glade and glen. And now, when comes the calm, mild day, as still such days will come, To call the squirrel and the bee from out their winter home, 4* When the sound of dropping nuts is heard, though all the trees are still, And twinkle in the smoky light the waters of the rill, The south wind searches for the flowers, whose fragrance late he bore, And sighs to find them...
Page 41 - The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year, Of wailing winds, and naked woods, and meadows brown and sere. Heaped in the hollows of the grove, the autumn leaves lie dead; They rustle to the eddying gust, and to the rabbit's tread ; The robin and the wren are flown, and from the shrubs the jay, And from the wood-top calls the crow through all the gloomy day. Where are the flowers, the fair young flowers, that lately sprang and stood In brighter light and softer airs, a beauteous sisterhood?
Page 107 - These are thy glorious works, Parent of good, Almighty, thine this universal frame, Thus wondrous fair ; thyself how wondrous then ! Unspeakable, who sitt'st above these heavens, To us invisible, or dimly seen In these thy lowest works; yet these declare Thy goodness beyond thought, and power divine.
Page 369 - Full many a gem of purest ray serene, The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear: Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air. Some village Hampden, that, with dauntless breast The little tyrant of his fields withstood; Some mute inglorious Milton here may rest, Some Cromwell guiltless of his country's blood. Th...
Page 320 - Alas, the lofty city ! and alas, The trebly hundred triumphs ! and the day When Brutus made the dagger's edge surpass The conqueror's sword in bearing fame away ! Alas for Tully's voice, and Virgil's lay, And Livy's pictured page ! But these shall be Her resurrection ; all beside— decay. Alas, for Earth, for never shall we see That brightness in her eye she bore when Rome was free ! LXXXIII.
Page 387 - twas wild. But thou, O Hope, with eyes so fair, What was thy delighted measure ? Still it whisper'd promised pleasure And bade the lovely scenes at distance hail!
Page 207 - Here woman reigns ; the mother, daughter, wife, Strews with fresh flowers the narrow way of life ; In the clear heaven of her delightful eye, An angel-guard of loves and graces lie ; Around her knees domestic duties meet, And fireside pleasures gambol at her feet. " Where shall that land, that spot of earth be found...
Page 382 - That, chang'd thro' all, and yet in all the same, Great in the earth, as in th' ethereal frame ; Warms in the sun, refreshes in the breeze; Glows in the stars, and blossoms in the 'trees ; Lives through all life, extends through all extent, Spreads undivided, operates unspent...
Page 335 - Trust not for freedom to the Franks They have a king who buys and sells; In native swords, and native ranks, The only hope of courage dwells: But Turkish force, and Latin fraud, Would break your shield, however broad.

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