The Village Reader: Designed for the Use of Schools (Google eBook)

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G. & C. Merriam, corner of Main and State Street, 1841 - Readers - 300 pages
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Contents

The Dog and his Relations Dr Aikin
21
The Ant and the Cricket Youths Friend
23
Affection to Parents rewarded Anonymous
24
The Boy without a Genius Mrs Barbauld
25
The Old Eagle Tree Rev John Todd
29
True Things and Sham Things English Periodical
31
What I hate to see T D James
32
The Lost Camel Fireside and Pastimes
33
Economy Juvenile Miscellany
34
Keeping Promises Same
38
The Peaches Anonymous
41
Honesty the best Policy Anon
42
Important Law Case T D James
43
The Four Pistareens Same
45
The Use of Flowers Mary Hovritt
48
The Pebble and the Acorn Miss H F Gould
49
Little Lewis Rev J Todd
51
The Dying Boy Boys Scrap Book
54
Michael Blake and his Pocket Bible Same
56
The Crocodile and Alligator Parleys Magazine
58
The Puritan The Puritan
60
Knowledge Anon
64
SelfDenial Anon
65
Attention and Industry rewarded Anon
67
One Thing at a Time Grandfather Gregory
69
The Lost Nestlings Miss H F Gould
72
The Blind Boy Park Benjamin
73
The Safe Side of the Hedge Trenton Emporium
75
A Scheme to make a Fortune Cardell
77
Health preferable to Riches Childs Annual
80
The Power of Conscience Beauties of History
81
The Twins Token
83
The Real Value Trenton Emporium
86
Dangers of Youth Anon
87
JLes ton Page 40 The Three Black Crows Byrom
90
The Thistle Seed The Violet
91
TheFather Miss H F Gould
92
The Day of Life Mrs Barbauld
93
The Blind Boy Parleys Every Day Book
94
The Blind Boy continued Same
98
LetterWriting Jacob Mbott
102
Good Advice Same
107
Letter from a Student at College to his Mother J Todd
110
Anecdote of Chief Justice Marshall Scrap Book
113
Control your Temper Rev J Todd
115
Superstition Family at Home
117
The Idle SchoolBoy Juvenile Keepsake
119
The Idle SchoolBoy continued Same
123
Hafeds Dream J Todd
128
Hafeds Dream continued Same
131
An Incident in the early History of New England Mirick
135
The Fathers Choice Mrs S J Hale
138
The Family Meeting Charles Sprague
140
Flower upon the Green Hill Side H F Gould
141
Uncle Abel and Little Edward Mrs H Beecher Smce
142
Uncle Abel and Little Edward continued Same
144
Migration of Birds T Flint
146
The Miracle A German Parable
169
Selections from the Proverbs of Solomon Bible
171
A Mothers Influence iMdiesMagazine
172
A Mothers Love Miss Emily Taylor 176
179
Effects of Universal Falsehood Dick
182
What is Education Miss Sedgwick
184
Scenes at Sea Malcoms Travels
187
The Discontented Pendulum Jane Taylor
191
The Four Seasons Mrs Barbauld
193
The Just Judge Juvenile Companion
195
Sunday Morning Jane Taylor
198
Pleasantness of Gods Service Bible
201
Purposes of God developed by his Providence Cowper
202
Curiosity Charles Sprague
203
WashingDay Mrs Barbauld
207
The Western Emigrant Mrs Sigourney
209
The Philosophers Scales Jane Taylor
211
Captain John Smith and Pocahontas Sparkss Biog
214
Prosperity and Resources of the United States Bancroft
217
Lesson Page 93 Reflections on the Settlement of New England Webster
219
Advantages of Adversity to our Forefathers Everett
221
Early Printing DIsraeli
224
Advantages of Temperance Hitchcock
225
The Town Pump Hawthorne
228
Modes of Salutation in different Countries DIsraeli
233
The Monied Man JYew Monthly Magazine
235
The Prisoner Anon
236
Why are Springs enthroned so high Jesiah Condor
238
Toan Infant Rev J Todd
239
The Family Bible Anon
240
Avoid Hasty Opinions Dr Watts
241
The Contrast Periodical
243
Antediluvian Occupations Cowper
249
The Murderer Webster
250
Try Try Again T H Palmer
253
The Spider and the Fly Mary Howitt
254
The Midnight Mail Miss H F Gould
255
The Bucket Woodworth
256
Filial Love or James the ErrandMan T H Palmer
257
The Great Horse Race H Humphrey D D
261
Keeping up Appearances The Puritan
265
Every Man his own FortuneTeller Jane Taylor
269
Among the Americans all Honest Callings are honorablea foreigners testimony De Tocqueville
273
The SteamBoat Trial JV P Willis
275
Bulk of the Earth Dick
277
Number and Magnitude of the Stars Same
278
Rapid Motions of the Celestial Bodies Same
280
Popular Illustration of the Motions of the Earth and Heavens Same
282
Books as a Means of SelfCulture W E Channing D D
284
The Falls of Niagara Lyman Beecher D D
286
The Falls of Niagara J G C Brainard
288
The Mail comes inThe Newspaper Cowper
289
Italy and Switzerland contrasted Goldsmith
291
The Pleasures of Knowledge Brougham
294
Human Knowledge E Everett
295
Character of Washington Sparks
297

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Page 289 - Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast, Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round, And while the bubbling and loud-hissing urn Throws up a steamy column, and the cups, That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each, So let us welcome peaceful evening in.
Page 290 - Tis pleasant, through the loopholes of retreat, To peep at such a world ; to see the stir Of the great Babel, and not feel the crowd ; To hear the roar she sends through all her gates At a safe distance, where the dying sound Falls a soft murmur on the uninjured ear.
Page 251 - Deep sleep had fallen on the destined victim, and on all beneath his roof. A healthful old man, to whom sleep was sweet, the first sound slumbers of the night held him in their soft but strong embrace. The assassin enters, through the window already prepared, into an unoccupied apartment. With noiseless foot he paces the lonely hall, half lighted by the moon ; he winds up the ascent of the stairs, and reaches the door of the chamber.
Page 253 - He thinks the whole world sees it in his face, reads it in his eyes, and almost hears its workings in the very silence of his thoughts. It has become his master. It betrays his discretion, it breaks down his courage, it conquers his prudence. When suspicions from without begin to embarrass him, and the net of circumstance to entangle him, the fatal secret struggles with still greater violence to burst forth.
Page 284 - God be thanked for books. They are the voices of the distant and the dead, and make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages.
Page 202 - For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
Page 253 - The secret which the murderer possesses soon comes to possess him; and, like the evil spirits of which we read, it overcomes him, and leads him whithersoever it will. He feels it beating at his heart, rising to his throat, and demanding disclosure. He thinks the whole world sees it in his face, reads it in his eyes, and almost hears its workings in the very silence of his thoughts.
Page 291 - He sucks intelligence in every clime, And spreads the honey of his deep research At his return a rich repast for me.
Page 257 - The old oaken bucket, the iron-bound bucket, The moss-covered bucket arose from the well. How sweet from the green, mossy brim to receive it, As poised on the curb it inclined to my lips ! Not a full blushing goblet could tempt me to leave it, Though filled with the nectar that Jupiter sips.
Page 292 - But small the bliss that sense alone bestows, And sensual bliss is all the nation knows. In florid beauty groves and fields appear, Man seems the only growth that dwindles here. Contrasted faults through all his manners reign ; Though poor, luxurious ; though submissive, vain ; Though grave, yet trifling; zealous, yet untrue; And even in penance planning sins anew.

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