McGuffey's Rhetorical Guide, Or, Fifth Reader of the Eclectic Series: Containing Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry, with Copious Rules and Rhetorical Exercises (Google eBook)

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Contents

Lesson Page 1 Description of a Storm D Israeli
61
Lrsso Paoe 2 Hymn to the Night Wind Wilson
62
The Cataract of Lodore Southcy
63
Industry necessary to form the orator H Ware Jr
66
Romantic Story Anonymous
68
A Highland Feud Anonymous
69
The Chinese Prisoner Percivol
72
To the Dead J G C Brainard IS 9 The Village Blacksmith H W Longfellow
73
The Lone Indian Miss Francis
75
Unwritten Music N P Wilis
76
Song of the Stars W C Bryant
79
Sorrow and Hope Herders Hebrew Poetry
80
A Political Pause Fox
81
Effects of Universal Benevolence Dick
84
Select Paragraphs Johnson Sheridan
85
Select Paragraphs Cowper Addison Cotton
87
Character of Napoleon Bonaparte Phillips
88
Speech before the Virginia Convention PatrickHenry
90
Hamlets Soliloquy Shakspeare
91
The Gouty Merchant and the Stranger Anonymous95
95
Reply to Sir Robert Walpole Pat
97
Character of Mr Pitt Robertson
98
Vanity of Life Herders Hebrew Poetry
99
Poetic Style Pope
101
Burial of Sir John Moore Charles Wolfe
102
The Mariners Dream Dimond
103
Mary the Maid of the Inn Southey
104
S3 Midnight Mass for the Dying Year H W Longfellow
107
The Soldiers Rest Walter Sciitt
108
Jephthahs Daughter N P Willis
109
The Treasures of the Deep Mrs Hemans
110
Pauls Defense before King Agrippa Bible
113
Speech of Henry V to his Troops Shakspeare
116
Rienzis Address to the Romans I Miss Mitford
117
Happiness of Temper Goldsmith
120
La Fayette and Robert Raikes Grimke
122
God is Every Where Hutton
125
Satan Sin and Death Milton
126
Lesson Page 47 Ironical Eulogy on Debt Anonymous
128
The Broken Heart W Irving
130
The Prisoner for Debt Whittier
133
Pulaskis Banner H W Longfellow
137
Downfall of Poland Campbell
139
The Tournament Walter Scott 184
140
Massachusetts and South Carolina Webster
141
Modulation Lloyd
142
Othellos Apology Shakspeare
143
Faithless Nelly Gray Hood
145
Homer and Virgil Blair
146
Influence of Natural Scenery Anonymous
147
View of the Coliseum Dewey
149
The Ruins of Herculaneum Kotzebue
151
The Roman SoldierLast Days of Herculaneum Alhcrslone
152
The Family Meeting Charles Sprague
155
LiKasoN Page 64 rm Pleased and yet Im Sad H K White
156
Elijah Bible
157
Elijah at Mount Horeb Krummacher
158
Discontent An Allegory Addison
159
The Rain Mil
161
Address to Winter Covoj
162
The Knave Unmasked Shakspeare
163
The Star of Bethlehem H K
165
What is Time? Marsd
166
Death and the Drunkard Anonymo
168
Alexanders Feast Drydt
170
Colloquial Powers of Dr Franklin Wirt
171
The Sick Scholar Dickens
172
The Murder of Arthur Shakspea
173
Remorse of King John Shakspeai
174
The Reaper and the Flowers H W Longfellow
176
Spring Mary Howitt
177
The Moon and Stars A Fable Montgomery
178
The Evening Wind W G Bryan
179
The Same lb
180
The Goodness of God Psalm cii
183
76 Summer Evening W C Bryant
184
The SnowFlake Miss Gould
185
Impeachment of Warren Hastings Edinburg Review
186
The Traveler at the Source of the Nile Mrs Heman
187
Speech on the trial of Warren Hastings Burke
188
The Parting of Marmion and Douglas Walter Scott
190
Battle of Bealan Duine Walter Scot
191
Red Jacket the Indian Chief F G Halleck
192
The Quarrel of Brutus and Cassius Shakspearc
193
The Voyage W Irving
194
The Same lb
196
The Storm at Sea Carrington
197
The PearlDiver Mrs Hemans
199
Elegy Written in a Country ChurchYard Gray
200
An Evening Adventure Anonymous
203
Wl Objects of Education Taylor
204
Lochinvar Walter Scott
205
The Ambitious Youth E Burritt
206
Elegy on Madam Blaize Goldsmith
219
On the American War Lord Chatham
220
Supposed Speech of John Adams Webster
222
Death and character of Queen Elizabeth Hume
224
The American Flag J R Drake
225
The Eagle Percival
226
Fall of Cardinal Wolsey Shakspeare
227
Death and Character of Cardinal Wolsey Shakspeare
230
Character of Louis Fourteenth Maeaulay
231
The Three Warnings Mrs Thrale 4
232
A Petition Franklin
233
Address to a Mummy Anonymous
234
A Conversational Pleasantry Franklin
236
Anecdote of the Duke of Newcastle Anonymous
237
A Passage in Human Life Anonymous
240
The Departed Park Benjamin
241
Thanatopsis W C Byrant
242
The ChurchYard Karamisin
244
The Grave W Irving
245
Character of Columbus lb
246
Reception of Columbus in Spain lb
249
The Battle of Ivry Macaulay
251
Lord Ullins Daughter Campbell
253
Surrender of Grenada to the Spaniards Bulwer
254
The Last Sigh of the Moor Miss Jewsbury
258
The Approach of a Devastating Army Bible
259
Character of Blannerhassett Wirt
260
Speech on the Trial of a Murderer Webster
262
The Dream of Clarence Shakspeare
264
Ambition N P Willis
266
Adams Morning Hymn Milton
267
The First of April T Warton
268
The Little Brook and the Star Lit Souvenir
269
The Same Ih
273
Hymn on the Seasons Thomson
277
The Quack Anonymous
279
Eulogy on Candle Light Charles Lambe
281
ISO Utility of Light Kidd
283
Apostrophe to the Sun Pcrcival
285
Darkness Byron
287
Character of the Puritans Edinburg Review
289
Lesson Pack 134 The Memory of Our Fathers Dr Beecher
291
The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers Mrs Hemans
292
Song of Emigration Mrs Hemans
293
Poetry of the Bible Dr Spring
294
Song of Moses after the Passage of the Red Sea Exodus xv
297
The Mysterious Stranger Jane Taylor
298
Crater of Kirauea Ellis
303
Apostrophe to Niagara Mrs Sigourney
305
God the Author of All Things Montgomery
306
The Eagles Nest Wilson
307
The Dead Eagle Lit Souvenir
312
The Monk Sterne
314
The Philosophers Scales Jane Taylor 816
317
Description of a Siege Walter Scott 3l9 151 Invasion of Switzerland Sydney Smith
322
J52 Battle of Talavera Byron
324
The Warriors Wreath Anonymous 825
325
Evils of War Anonymous
327
Edward and Warwick Translated from the French
330
Eulogy on La Fayette Sprague
332
Character of La Fayette Everett
334
The Baptism Wilson
343
Observance of the Sabbath i Dr Spring
347
Folly of Intoxication Shakspeare
350
Choice of Hercules Taller
353
Speech on the Catholic Question Grattan
358
On a Standing Army Pulteney
359
The Twins Wilson
364
The Same lb
368
Shakspeare Hazlitt
378
Bunyans Pilgrims Progress Macaulay 875
380
Advantages of a Welleducated Mind Bigland
381
The Will Anonymous
383
Origin of Property Blackstone
387
North American Indians Sprague
391
Character of Lord Broughams Eloquence Anonymous895
395
British Refugees Patrick Henry
401
The Fourteenth Congress R H Wilde
403
Scale of Animal Existence Spectator
410
Lament for the Dead Ossian
415
A Republic of Prairie Dogs W Irving
416
Princo Henry and Falstaff Shakspeare
418
Combat between a Crusader and a Saracen Walter Scott
421
Life Bishop He ber
427
The Shipwreck Anonymous
428
The Hill of Science Aiken
430
The Discontented Pendulum Jane Taylor
437
Scene from the Poor Gentleman Colman
442
Battle of Marathon Bulwer
448
The Family of Marco Bozzaris Stevens
452
Duties of American Citizens Webster
458
The Last Man Campbell 4
474
Gods Goodness to Such as Fear Him Psalm xxxvii 4
479

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Page 369 - life from destruction; Who crowneth thee with loving-kindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; So that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's. 2. The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment For all that are oppressed. He made known his ways unto Moses, His acts unto the children of Israel.
Page 102 - 1. Not a drum | was heard\ || not a funeral note', As his corse || to the rampart we hurried*; Not a soldier | discharged || his farewell | shot' O'er the grave || where our hero was buried*. 2. We buried him | darkly, || at dead | of night\ The sods' || with our bayonets | turning'; By the struggling moonbeam
Page 45 - was his bounty', and his soul sincere^; Heaven did a recompense as largely send\ He gave to misery all he had'a tear % ; He gained from Heaven', ('twas all he wished',) a friend\ No further seek his merits to disclose', Or draw his frailties from their last abode', (There, they, alike', in trembling hope
Page 102 - we wound him; But he lay like a warrior || taking his rest', With his martial cloak || around him. 4. Few and short' || were the prayers* we said, And we spoke || not a word of sorrow*; But we steadfastly gazed || on the face of the dead', And we bitterly thought || of the morrow\ 6.
Page 202 - of their way. 20. Yet e'en these bones, from insult to protect, Some frail memorial still, erected nigh, With uncouth rhymes and shapeless sculpture deck'd, Implores the passing tribute of a sigh. 21. Their names, their years, spell'd by the unletter'd muse, The place of fame and elegy supply; And many a holy text around she strews,
Page 28 - 3. Emphatic repetition. And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept; and as he went, thus he said ; O my son Absalom'! my son', my son Absalom^! would to God I had died for thee, O Absalom', my son', my son
Page 400 - And bid them speak for me. But were I Brutus, Show you sweet Cesar's wounds, poor, poor, dumb mouths, And Brutus Antony, there were an Antony Would ruffle up your spirits, and put a tongue In every wound of Cesar, that should move The stones of Rome to rise and mutiny.
Page 417 - mong Graemes of the Netherby clan ; Forsters, Fenwicks, and Musgraves, they rode and they ran; There was racing, and chasing, on Cannobie Lee, But the lost bride of Netherby ne'er did they see. So daring in love and so dauntless in war, Have ye e'er heard of gallant like young Lochinvar
Page 103 - random gun' That the foe || was sullenly firing*. 8 Slowly and sadly || we laid him down*, From the field of his fame || fresh and gory* ; We carved not a line*, || and we raised not a stone'; But left him || alone with his glory*. . ^^ LESSON
Page 288 - THE LANDING OF THE PILGRIM FATHERS. 1. The breaking waves dashed high On a stern and rock-bound coast, And the woods against a stormy sky, Their giant branches tossed ; 2. And the heavy night hung dark, The hills and waters o'er, When a band of exiles moored their bark On the wild New England shore. 4. Not as the

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