The National Reader: A Selection of Exercises in Reading and Speaking, Designed to Fill the Same Place in the Schools of the United States that is Held in Those of Great Britain ... (Google eBook)

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Hilliard, Gray, Little and Wilkins, 1828 - Children's literature - 276 pages
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Contents

Criminality of Intemperance H Ware Jr
27
The Worm Missourian
30
Debt and Credit Trenton Emporium
31
The Indians of North America Cincinnati Nat Republican
33
Story and Speech of Logan Jefferson
35
Grandeur and Interest of American Antiquities T Flint
43
The American Indian as he was and as he is C Sfragui
47
The Grave a Place of Rest Mackenzie
49
Obedience to the Commands of God rewarded Moodie
57
On the Swiftness of Time Johnson
58
Obidahthe Journeyof a Day Id
62
The Vision of Mina Addison
66
The Widow and her Son C Edwards
72
The Little Man in Black W Irving
75
The same concluded Ibid
78
Danger of being a good Singer London Literary Chronicle
82
Lemon Page 41 The Country Clergyman Goldsmith
84
Parody on The Country Clergyman Blackwoods Ed Mag
86
Elegy on Mrs Mary Blaize Goldsmith
88
The Sick Man and the Angel Gay
89
The Voice of the Seasons Alison
90
Anecdote of Richard Jackson London Quarterly Review
91
Description of Niagara Falls Howison
92
Niagara Fallsfrom the Spanish U S Literary Gazette
96
Cataract of Terni Anonymous
98
A West Indian Landscape MalteBrun
101
Devotional Influences of Natural Scenery Blackwoods Ed Mag
102
Passage of the Shenandoah through the Blue Ridge Jefferson
105
The Blind Boy Bloomfield
106
A Thought on Death Mrs Barbavld
107
Sunday Evening Bowring
109
The Star of Bethlehem J G Percival
110
The Funeral of Maria Mackenzie
111
A Leaf from The Life of a LookingGlass Miss J Taylor
113
The silent Expression of Nature Anonymous
117
A Thought Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine
118
Fidelity Wordsworth
119
Industry necessary to Genius V Knox
121
Story of Matilda Goldsmith
123
The Man of Ross Pope
125
Early Recollections New Monthly Magazine
126
On visiting a Scene of Childhood Blackwoods Ed Magazine
129
The little Graves Anonymous
131
Life and Death New Monthly Magazine
133
The Burial of Arnold Willis
134
Cruelty to Animals reproved Mavor
135
Excessive Severity in Punishments censured Goldsmith
137
Address to Liberty Cowper
138
The Hermit Beattie
139
Hymn to the Stars Monthly Repository
141
Religion the Basis of Society Channino
142
Punishment of a Liar Bible
143
Lesson Pae 79 Claims of tbe Jews Notl
146
Happiness of Devotional Habits and Feelings Wellbeloved
147
SI The Seasons Mrs Barbauld
149
March Bryant
151
Song of the Stars Bryant
166
The Bells of St Marys Limerick London Literary Gazette
168
Jerusalem and the surrounding Country Letters from the East Banks
171
OS The same concluded Ibid
176
That ye through his poverty might be rich W Russell
178
Elijah fed by Ravens Grahame
179
Mount Sinai Ibid
180
The Summit of Mount Sinai Montgomery
184
Religious Education necessary Greenwood
185
Importance of Science to a Mechanic G B Emerson
188
Story of Rabbi Akiba From Hurwitzs Hebrew Tales
190
Alice Fell Wordsworth
191
The jEolian Harp European Magazine
193
Burial of Sir John Moore Anonymous
194
War unnatural and unchristian Mellen
195
First Settlement of the Pilgrims in New England abridged and compiled from Robertson and Neat
196
Extract from an Oration delivered at Plymouth E Everett
200
Extract from the same Ibid
201
Claim of the Pilgrims to the Gratitude and Reverence of their Descendants O Dewey
205
Song of the Pilgrims T C Upham
210
Landing of the Pilgrims Mrs Hemans
211
The Pilgrim Fathers Pierpont
212
Character of the Puritan Fathers Greenwood
213
The same concluded Ibid
216
Extract from a Speech on the American Colonies Lord Chatham
219
Extract from a Speech on British Aggressions Patrick Henry
221
Account of the Battles of Lexington and Concord Botta
223
The same concluded Ibid
227
Extract from an Oration delivered at Concord E Everett
229
Gray
231
The Grave of Korner J Mrs Hemans
235
Gods First Temples A Hymn Bryant
236
Hymn of Nature Peabody
239
Lines on revisiting the Country Bryant
241
Account of the Battle of Bunkers Hill Botta
242
The same concluded Ibid
246
Extract from an Address on Bunkers Hill D Webster
250
Extract from the same Ibid
252
Hymn commemorative of the Battle of Bunkers Hill Id
254
Whats hallowed Ground ? Campbell
255
Extract from a Speech on Dinas Island Phillips
257
Nature of True Eloquence Extract from a Discourse in commemoration of Adams and Jefferson D Webster
260
Extract from the same Discourse Ibid
261
Extract from the same Ibid
263
The School Boy Amulet
266
Stanzas addressed to the Greeks Anonymous
267
Spanish Patriots Song Anon
268
14L The Three Warnings s Mrs Thrale
269
The Mariners Dream Dimond
272
Absalom Willis
274
LESSONS IN POETRY
13
Paraphrase of the Nineteenth Psalm Addison 23
23
Morning Meditations Hawkesworth 24
24
Natures Music Anonymous 25
25
Geehale An Indian Lament New York Statesman 36
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Page 144 - Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the LORD his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper.
Page 24 - Soon as the evening shades prevail The moon takes up the wondrous tale, And nightly to the listening earth Repeats the story of her birth. Whilst all the stars that round her burn, And all the planets in their turn, Confirm the tidings as they roll, And spread the truth from pole to pole.
Page 21 - OH THAT I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me; When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness...
Page 144 - So he turned and went away in a rage. 13 And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then when he saith to thee, Wash and be clean?
Page 145 - And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him: and he said, Behold, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel: now therefore, I pray thee, take a blessing of thy servant.
Page 67 - He then led me to the highest pinnacle of the rock, and placing me on the top of it, Cast thy eyes eastward, said he, and tell me what thou seest. I see, said I, a huge valley, and a prodigious tide of water rolling through it.
Page 144 - And it came to pass, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he rent his clothes, and said, Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man doth send unto me to recover a man of his leprosy ? Wherefore consider, I pray you, and see how he seeketh a quarrel against me.
Page 67 - I see a bridge, said I, standing in the midst of the tide. The bridge thou seest, said he, is human life, consider it attentively. Upon a more leisurely survey of it, I found that it consisted of threescore and ten entire arches, with several broken arches, which, added to those that were entire, made up the number about an hundred.
Page 234 - There, at the foot of yonder nodding beech, That wreathes its old fantastic roots so high, His listless length at noontide would he stretch, And pore upon the brook that babbles by.
Page 195 - We thought, as we hollowed his narrow bed, And smoothed down his lonely pillow, That the foe and the stranger would tread o'er his head, And we far away on the billow ! Lightly they'll talk of the spirit that's gone, And o'er his cold ashes upbraid him ; But little hell reck if they let him sleep on In the grave where a Briton has laid him...

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