The District School Reader, Or, Exercises in Reading and Speaking: Designed for the Highest Class in Public and Private Schools (Google eBook)

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Thomas Cowperthwait & Company, 1845 - Readers (Secondary) - 484 pages
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Contents

God Bowrihg
35
Feeling and Sentiment George S Hillard
38
Same Subject concluded Ibid
41
Mount Auburn Joseph Story
45
The Unknown Grave Moir 4J 14 Thanatopsis W C Bryant
52
Autumn N E Magazine
54
Morning in Spring George D Prentice
56
Voyage to Europe Washington Irving
58
Same Subject concluded Ibid
63
North American Indians Joseph Story
66
Pocahontas George S Hillard
69
Plea for the Red Man Charles Sprague
72
Ocean Byron
76
Marco Bozzaris F G Halleck
78
Battle of Waterloo Byron
82
Lochiels Warning Campbell
84
On the Works and Attributes of the Almighty Hoodie
87
Lesson Page 88 Extract from a Speech delivered in Congress on the In
88
The Birth of the Savior announced Ibid
89
The Christian Sabbath Alexander Young
91
The Sabbath Grahame
94
The Sabbath Bell N E Magazine
96
The Old Cumberland Beggar Wordsworth
97
Same Subject concluded Ibid
99
Coleridge S T 51
100
A Prairie on Fire George W Kendall
103
Same Subject concluded Ibid
107
A Visit to Rockall Basil Hall
110
Same Subject concluded Ibid
114
Lesson Page 36 The Islea of Greece Byron
120
The Puritans Macaulay
123
Importance of Knowledge to the Mechanic G B Kherson
126
Effects of the Modern Diffusion of Knowledge Wayland
128
Life on the Prairies Washington Irving
131
Sunrise on the Hills Longfellow
135
The Spirit of Beauty Dawes
137
The Frost H F Gould
138
A Winter Morning Andrews Norton
141
Franklin translation 123
142
The Nile Dublin University Magazine
144
Description of Niagara Mrs Sigourney
147
The Fall of Switzerland Sidney Smith
151
Hymn before Sunrise in the Vale of Chamouni Coleridge
156
Hymn of Nature W B O Peabody
159
Passage down the Ohio James K Paulding
161
An Evening Reverie W C Bryant
162
Patrick Henry Alexander H Everett
164
Speech of Patrick Henry
167
Free Institutions of Government S K Lothrop
170
Our Country Daniel Webster
173
New England J G Percival
175
The Village Blacksmith Longfellow
177
A Psalm of Life Ibid
179
The Cataract and the Streamlet Bernard Barton
180
Advantages of a Cultivated Taste Akenside
182
A Bee Hunt Washington Irving
184
Thoughts on Autumn Alison
188
Thanksgiving Joseph T Buckingham
190
On the Receipt of my Mothers Picture Cowper
193
To the Past W C Bryant
197
Better Moments N P Willis
199
Extracts from Messiah Pope
202
A Water Party in Danger Crabbe
204
Gems of Poetry
207
On the Improvement in the Construction of School Houses D P Page
213
True Regard towards Animals Edward Jarvis
217
Industry necessary to form the Orator Henry Ware Jr
219
Lament for Mary Wolfe
221
Seasons of Prayer Henry Ware Jr
223
The Hermit Beattie
225
The Beadsman of Nithside Burns
227
MossSide Wilson
230
Same Subject concluded Ibid
235
Regard paid by the Orator and the Poet to the Perfec tion of Man Edwards A Park
240
Extract from Paradise and the Peri Moore
247
Prince ArthurHubert Attendants Shakspeare
252
H6 Gesler and Tell Knowlcs
257
On the Nature of Thunder Storms Edinburgh Review
281
Duties of American Citizens P W Chandler
285
On the Death of President Harrison George Putnam
287
The Hour of Death Mrs Hemans
289
The Graves of a Household Ibid
291
The Genius of Death Croly
292
The Coronation of Winter Edward Hitchcock
293
A Forest on Fire Audubon
298
The Hermit of Niagara Mrs Sigourney
302
The Mocking Bird Alexander Wihon
306
Ode on the Passions Collins
308
Greece Byron
312
Rome Ibid
314
The Flight of Xerxes Miss Jewsbury
316
The Battle Field W C Bryant
317
The Beauties of Nature S G Howe
318
American Scenery Sillihan
320
Shakspeares Tomb Washington Irving
322
The Quarrel of Brutus and Cassius Shakspcare SH5
325
Antonys Address to the Roman Populace Ibid
329
Cassius instigating Brutus c Ibid
332
Othellos Apology Ibid
334
Religion the Cause of the Settlements of New Eng land John Q Adams
336
Conclusion of a Discourse c Joseph Story
338
Dr Bowditch at Home Alexander Young
342
Rienzis Address to the Romans Miss Mitford
344
Speech of Catiline before the Roman Senate Crolys Catiline
346
Catos Soliloquy on the Immortality of the Soul Addison
347
Edward and Warwick Franklins Translation
348
Custom of Whitewashing Francis Hopkinson
352
Same Subject concluded Ibid
354
Recollections of Hannah More E K Itoss
358
Same Subject concluded Ibid
361
Female Accomplishments Hannah More
367
An Address to the Deity Mrs Barbauld
369
The Three Warnings Mrs Tlirale
371
The Burial of Sir John Moore Wolfe
374
Extract from a Speech on the British Treaty Fisher Ames
376
Character of Leverett Saltonstall Stephen C Phillips
380
The Blind Preacher Wirt
384
The Value of Christian Faith Bockminster
386
Death of Gertrude and the Lament of Outalissi Campbell
390
Reflections of Cardinal Wolsey c Shakspeare
393
ment 17th of June 1825 Daniel Webster
397
On the Completion of Bunker Hill Monument 17th of June 1843 Ibid
399
Devastation of the Carnatic by Hyder Ali Burke
401
Canning and Brougham Anonymous
404
The Laborer William D Gallagher
408
Passing Away John Pierpont
410
The Silent Moon George W Doane
412
The Midnight Mail Hanah F Gould
414
The Progress of Knowledge S G Goodrich
415
The Study of Natural History T M Brewer
418
George Washington tr C W Upham
420
Pilgrims Progress Macauley
423
The Mummy Horace Smith
425
Hymn to the Flowers Ibid
428
A Song for St Cecilias Day Dryden
430
The Sailors Mother Southey
432
Speech upon the Bill for the Relief of the Widow of General Harrison Iraao C Bates
437
Power of Conscience Daniel Webster
438
The Broken Heart Washington Irving
442
Idea of a Perfect Woman Burke
445
The Millennium Cowper
447
The Idea of a State Sir W Jones
448
The Passage Uhland translated
449
Rosamund Gray Lamb
450
The Influence of Poetry W E Channing
454
Evidences of Christianity Ibid
457
Extract from the Life of Jeremiah Smith J H Morison
460
A Paraphrase on Psalm LXXIV Miss Williams
462
Tribute to the enterprising Spirit of the New Eng land Colonists Burke
463
Apostrophe to theQueen of France Rid
464
Intemperance Lyman Beecher
465
The Life of a LeokingGlass Jane Taylor
468
Same Subject concluded Ibid
472
GLOSSARY
477

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Page 179 - TELL me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream ! For the soul is dead that slumbers. And things are not what they seem. Life is real ! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal ; "Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Page 78 - AT midnight, in his guarded tent, The Turk was dreaming of the hour When Greece, her knee in suppliance bent, Should tremble at his power. In dreams, through camp and court, he bore The trophies of a conqueror ; In dreams his song of triumph heard ; Then wore his monarch's...
Page 393 - Farewell, a long farewell, to all my greatness ! This is the state of man : to-day he puts forth The tender leaves of hope ; to-morrow blossoms, And bears his blushing...
Page 77 - Thy waters wasted them while they were free. And many a tyrant since : their shores obey The stranger, slave, or savage; their decay Has dried up realms to deserts; not so thou, Unchangeable save to thy wild waves
Page 260 - The bell strikes one. We take no note of time, But from its loss. To give it then a tongue Is wise in man. As if an angel spoke, I feel the solemn sound. If heard aright, It is the, knell of my departed hours : Where are they?
Page 170 - Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!
Page 121 - T is something, in the dearth of fame, Though link'd among a fetter'd race, To feel at least a patriot's shame, Even as I sing, suffuse my face; For what is left the poet here? For Greeks a blush for Greece a tear. Must we but weep o'er days more blest? Must we but blush ? Our fathers bled. Earth ! render back from out thy breast A remnant of our Spartan dead! Of the three hundred grant but three, To make a new Thermopylae!
Page 158 - Motionless torrents, silent cataracts, Who made you glorious as the gates of Heaven Beneath the keen full moon? Who bade the sun Clothe you with rainbows? Who, with living flowers Of loveliest blue, spread garlands at your feet? God ! let the torrents, like a shout of nations, Answer ! and let the ice-plains echo, God...
Page 448 - What constitutes a state ? Not high-raised battlement or labored mound, Thick wall or moated gate ; Not cities proud, with spires and turrets crowned ; Not bays and broad-armed ports, Where, laughing at the storm, rich navies ride ; Not starred and spangled courts, Where low-browed baseness wafts perfume to pride. No: MEN, high-minded MEN...
Page 168 - Are we disposed to be of the number of those, who, having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation ? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth ; to know the worst, and to provide for it.

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