Introduction to the American Common-school Reader and Speaker: Comprising Selections in Prose and Verse, with Elementary Rules and Exercises in Pronunciation (Google eBook)

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Tappan, Whittemore and Mason, 1845 - Elocution - 288 pages
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Contents

English Cottages in Former Times Anon
15
Exercises in Enunciation
16
The Old Oaken Bucket S Woodworth
17
Migration of Birds Anon
18
Spare the Lives of Birds G B Emerson
19
The Mariners P Benjamin
20
Mariners Hymn Mrs Southey
21
Exercises in Pronunciation
22
Diving for Pearls Euschenberger
23
The Ocean
24
The Northern Seas
25
The City of Peking
26
Redbird the Winnebagoe Chief
27
The Inquiry
28
The Scriptures
29
The Swiss Wanderer
30
Perpetual
31
Whaling
32
Hunting the Cougar
33
Anon Audubon 34 The Same Subject concluded v sivi Id
35
The Newsboy
36
The Widow and her Son
37
The Same Subject concluded
38
The Ploughboys Repose
39
The Sailor
40
Animated Narratives
41
42 The Riches of the Heart
42
Bradys Leap
43
Childhood
44
The Seaeagle of Shetland
45
The Same Subject concluded
46
The Lords Prayer versified
47
Repeated Words
48
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Pieces composed in Varied Style
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Pathetic Pieces
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Vivid Description
102
J G Palfrey
103
P Benjamin
104
Anon
105
Cashing
107
The Chieftains Grave E Pollock
110
Funeral Pieces
111
Rescue from a Desert Island 68 The Same Subject concluded Anon
112
Exefctae Page 59 Wild Trees of Palestine Nevin
116
Davids Lament on Saul and Jonathan C T Brooks
118
Howards Captivity Mrs Fairar
120
Anon
122
Serious and Impressive Narratives
123
Overthrow of Belshazzar Proctor
124
Pelagic or Sea Fishes Dr U Coatci
125
Perils of Hoefishing Anon
127
The Village Blacksmith Longfellow
130
Spots on the Sun Dr Dick
131
Scientific Descriptions
133
Great Fire in Hamhurgh 1842 Anon
134
An Incident of the Fire in Hamburgh J R Lowell
136
A Fleet in Jeopardy Anon
138
Kosiusco Anon
141
The Battle of Groko Stephens
144
The Same Subject concluded Id
146
To a Sick Child Leigh Hunt
147
Earthquake of Hayti in 1842 Anon
149
The Burning Ship Anon
151
Empassioned Exclamations
153
Creating Wisdom and Power Watts
154
Lafavette Translated from Cloquet
156
The Indian E Everetl
158
Migration of the Creek Indians Ann
160
The Departed Tribes MLellanJr
162
Oseola Anon
163
The Seminoles Reply G W Patten
165
The Aspect of Holland Anon
166
His Captors to Andre J W Miller
179
Poetic Declamation
180
Success of Columbus Anon
181
To the Gallic Eagle B Barton
182
Humanity of William Penn G W Montiomen
184
Funeral of the Osage Warrior Mrs Sigourney
185
Profaneness 0 A Skinner
187
The River Merrimack W M Richardson
188
First Interview of Cortes with Montezuma W II Prescolt
189
Intemperance W E Channing
192
Universal Freedom H Ware Jr
194
The Men of the American Revolution C Sprague
196
Runaway Pond Anon
197
103 Faith in God Mungo Park
199
The Right of Discovery Weems
200
Obstinacy W Irving
202
Scene from Gustavus Vasa Brooke
204
Adams and Jefferson Story
206
Evils of Riot E H Chapin
207
Exercise Tatce 09 Peter the Great Coxe
208
The Pilgrim Fathers J PUrpont
210
Our Ideas of Time Addison
212
Constantine Croly
214
Value of Education B Mann
215
Reception of a Governor W Irving
217
Humorous Descriptions
218
The Quakers Son N Hawthorne
219
G S Hillard
221
The Samo Subject concluded Id
222
The Shower J W Miller
223
A Thunder Storm P Benjamin
225
New England Mrs E T Daniels
226
Home A Lewis
228
The Spells of Home Mrs Hemans
229
The Mother of Jesus J Abbott
230
Hymn of Praise C Wilcox
232
Devotional Blank Verse
233
War an Unchristian Practice N Worcester
234
How they used to Spell W Burton
235
The Same Subject concluded Id
237
The Backwoodsman Ephraim Peabody
239
Life in the Country H Colman 240
240
Tte Warriors of the Revolution Mrs E T Daniels 242
242
A Melting Story G Kendall
243
Our Mountain Homes Mrs S R A Barnes
245
A True Life H Greeley
246
Christ in the Tempest Mrs Emma C Embury
248
Agriculture J A Die
249
The Patriarchal Age J G Percival
251
Scene from William Tell J S Knowles
252
The Same Subject concluded Id
255
ThermopyUs G W Doane
258
Water as a Beverage R D Mussey
259
Yankee Ships J T Fields
260
Example of Dr Bowditeh A Young
261
Devotional Lyrics
262
Lessons in Etiquette J S Knowles
263
The Passion for Dress Dr Freeman
266
The Religion of the Sea N L Frothingham
267
Peace Thomson
268
The Use of Knowledge Elizur Wright
269
The Study of Astronomy J Q Mams
271
Evening of October 23 1844 L Hamilton
272
Water is Best The Presbyterian
273
Maxims Mottoes and Titles
274
Philip of Mount Hope C Sherry
275
The Liberal and Upright Merchant E Everett
276
The Dead Mariner G D Prentice
277
Funny People Miss C E Beechcr
278
My Broken Fishhook A Clark
279
The Effect of an Incident J Todd
280
Three Hours at St Cloud L Cass
282
The Same Subject continued Id
283
To the Weathercock on our Steeple A G Greene
285
Familiar Poetry
286
Sunset among the Highlands of Scotland J S Stone
287
Tho Hasty Pudding J Barlow
288

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Page 130 - Week in, week out, from morn till night You can hear his bellows blow ; You can hear him swing his heavy sledge, With measured beat and slow, Like a sexton ringing the village bell When the evening sun is low. And children coming home from school Look in at the open door; They love to see the flaming forge, And hear the bellows roar, And catch the burning sparks that fly Like chaff from a threshing-floor.
Page 131 - Toiling, rejoicing, sorrowing, Onward through life he goes ; Each morning sees some task begin, Each evening sees it close ; Something attempted, something done, Has earned a night's repose. Thanks, thanks to thee, my worthy friend, For the lesson thou hast taught ) Thus at the flaming forge of life Our fortunes must be wrought ; Thus on its sounding anvil shaped Each burning deed and thought.
Page 130 - It sounds to him like her mother's voice Singing in Paradise : He needs must think of her once more How in the grave she lies, And with his hard rough hand he wipes A tear out of his eyes.
Page 27 - When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.
Page 166 - Hitherto shalt thou come and no farther, and here shall thy proud waves be stayed.
Page 28 - Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day ? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world. 10 But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him.
Page 28 - Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life : he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this ? She saith unto him, Yea, Lord : I believe that thou art the Christ the Son of God, which should come into the world.
Page 26 - When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam (which is by interpretation, Sent). He went his way, therefore, and washed, and came seeing.
Page 29 - And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that thou hearest me always ; but because of the people which stand by, I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.
Page 130 - The village smithy stands; The smith, a mighty man is he, With large and sinewy hands; And the muscles of his brawny arms Are strong as iron bands. His hair is crisp, and black, and long, His face is like the tan; His brow is wet with honest sweat, He earns whate'er he can, And looks the whole world in the face, For he owes not any man.

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