Exercises in Reading and Speaking (Google eBook)

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Sanborn & Carter, 1847 - Readers - 408 pages
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Contents

Westminster Abbey Lester
116
Same Subject continued 118
118
Life in Sweden Longfellow
121
Same Subject concluded 123
123
Labor Judson
126
Mental Discipline Todd
128
Exalted Character of Poetry Charming
132
The Fine Arts Dewey
134
Physical Education Humphrey
136
Ad van I ages of Temperance Hitchcock
137
Astronomy Wirt
140
Unwritten Music Willis 115
145
The Falls of Niagara Beecher
150
The Sea Greenwood
154
Same Subject concluded 156
156
Wiers Gave in Virginia
160
Natural Bridge in Virginia
162
Sacking of Prague Campbell
167
Siege of Calais Brooke
170
Same Subject concluded 172
172
Rural Life in England Irving
175
Home
179
The Wife Irving
180
Eulogy onWashington Olis
184
Greenoughs Washington Tuckennan
188
Death or Napoleon McLlellan
189
Our own Country
190
Same Suhject concluded
194
Our Country Pabodie
197
Union Lilierty
198
Lakes and the Ocean Mellen
200
Scene from Pizarro Kotzehue
201
Spirit of Beauty Dawes
203
Cultivation of Taste for Beauty Channing
205
Virtue Akenside
209
The Bereaved Sister Anon
211
The Burijil
215
Sorrow for the Dead Irving
217
The Closing of the Year Prentice
219
Integrity
222
Hafeds Dream Todd
224
Same Sulject concluded 227
227
Escape fromi Panther Cooper
230
Song of the Stars Bryant
234
To a Star Miss Davidson
236
A Ghost Story Whittlesey
237
Imaginary Dedication c Ware
240
Description of a Herd of Bisons Cooper
244
Song of the Pilgrims Upliam
248
Western Emigration Humphreys
249
The Indian as he was c Sprague
250
The Captive Chief
252
Mammoth Cave in Kentucky Anon
253
Same Subject concluded 256
256
St Peters Church at Rome Dewey
259
Ode to Art Spragve
263
The Blind Preacher Wirt
286
Christian Consolation Anon
289
Beoiivolence of God Chalmers
290
Gustavus Vasa i ri a Brooke
293
Duties of Youth Channing
297
Female Accomplishments Hannah More
301
Female Education Story
302
Female Piety Anon_
304
The Roman Soldier Atherslone
305
Influence of Superior Minds Sprague
309
Duty of Literary Men to their Country Grimke
310
The Object of Astronomy Dick
312
Number and Magnitude of the Stars 314
314
Hymn to the Stars
316
A Summer Shower Norton
317
Considerations for the Young Hawcs
318
The Loss of National Character Maxcy
321
Our Obligations as Citizens Knowles
322
The Just Judge Anon_ 303
323
Character of Mr Brougham
327
Genius Waking
328
Burial of Sir John Moore Wolfe
330
SelfInstruction Clark
331
Washingtons Resignation Ramsey
333
One Century after Washington
337
Sougof the Modern Greeks Campbell
338
Lochiels Warning 340
340
Exordium of a Speech Webster
343
Eulogy on Hamilton Mason
345
Lafayettes Last Visit to this Country Headley
346
Lament for Lafayette
350
Eloquence
351
Ames Speech on the British Treaty
354
Keeping up Appearances 336
356
Formation of Character Mrs Tuthill
359
Melancholy
362
To a Sister on the Death of an Only Son
363
Scotland Flagg
364
The Character of Greene Headley
366
Contribution of the New World to the Old Webster
370
Thanatopsis Bryant
372
Intellectual Qualities of Milton Channing
375
Col Walsingham Shee
377
Lines to a Child on his Voyage to France 332
382
Extract from President Jeffersons Inaugural Address
384
Reflections on the Death of Adams and Jefferson Webster
386
Hamlets Soliloquy on Life and Death Shakspeare
390
Extract from Emmets Speech
391
In favor of the Greek Revolution Clay
394
Speech of the Earl of Chatham
395
On Time White
397
Tribute to Washington
399
Speech on the Question of War with England Patrick Henry
400
Industry necessary to form the Orator Ware
403
Catos Speech over his Dead Son Addison
406
Improvement of Time Bonhole
407

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Page 373 - Nor in the embrace of ocean shall exist Thy image. Earth, that nourished thee, shall claim Thy growth, to be resolved to earth again...
Page 45 - There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats ; For I am armed so strong in honesty That they pass by me as the idle wind, Which I respect not.
Page 401 - I ask gentlemen, sir, What means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can gentlemen assign any other possible motive for it? Has Great Britain any enemy, in this quarter of the world, to call for all this accumulation of navies and armies?
Page 48 - He hath disgraced me, and hindered me of half a million; laughed at my losses, mocked at my gains, scorned my nation, thwarted my bargains, cooled my friends, heated my enemies; and what's his reason .' I am a jew : Hath not a jew eyes...
Page 373 - She has a voice of gladness, and a smile And eloquence of beauty; and she glides Into his darker musings with a mild And healing sympathy, that steals away Their sharpness ere he is aware. When thoughts Of the last bitter hour come like a blight Over thy spirit, and sad images Of the stern agony, and shroud, and pall, And breathless darkness, and the narrow house...
Page 374 - Or lose thyself in the continuous woods Where rolls the Oregon, and hears no sound Save his own dashings yet the dead are there; And millions in those solitudes, since first The flight of years began, have laid them down In their last sleep the dead there reign alone.
Page 385 - If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this Union, or to change its republican form, let them stand, undisturbed, as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated, where reason is left free to combat it.
Page 373 - The hills Rock-ribbed and ancient as the sun, - the vales Stretching in pensive quietness between; The venerable woods - rivers that move In majesty, and the complaining brooks That make the meadows green; and, poured round all, Old Ocean's gray and melancholy waste, Are but the solemn decorations all Of the great tomb of man.
Page 385 - And let us reflect, that, having banished from our land that religious intolerance under which mankind so long bled and suffered, we have yet gained little, if we countenance a political intolerance as despotic, as wicked, and capable of as bitter and bloody persecutions. During the throes and convulsions of the ancient world ; during the agonizing spasms of infuriated man, seeking, through blood and slaughter, his long-lost liberty...
Page 74 - Muse, that on the secret top Of Oreb, or of Sinai, didst inspire That shepherd...

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