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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C.C. Little and J. Brown, 1845 - Readers - 468 pages
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Contents

God Bowring
35
Feeling and Sentiment George S Hillard
38
Same Subject concluded Ibid
41
Mount Auburn Joseph Storv
45
The Unknown Grave Moir
49
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 Sfrague
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 Moodie
87
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
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
The Shipwreck Wilson
118
Lesson Page 38 The Isles of Greece Byron
120
The Puritans Macaulay
123
Importance of Knowledge to the Mechanic G 15 Emerson
126
Effects of the Modern Diffusion of Knowledge Wayland
128
Life on the Prairies Washington Ibving
131
Sunrise on the Hills Longfellow
135
The Spirit of Beauty Dawes
137
The Frosfc H F Gould
138
A Winter Morning Andrews Norton
139
Curiosity Charles Sprague
141
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 Janes 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
Ibid
179
The Cataract and the Steamboat Bernard Barton
180
Advantages of a Cultivated Taste Jlkenside
182
A Bee Hunt Washington Irving
184
Thoughts on Autumn Jllison
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 Bxirns
227
MossSide Wilson
230
Same Subject concluded Ibid
235
Regard paid by the Orator and the Poet to the Perfec tion of Man Edwards Park
240
Extract from Paradise and the Peri Moore
242
To the Ursa Major Henry Ware Jr
247
Art Ibid
277
Progress of Reform E H Chapin
279
On the Nature of ThunderStorms 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 llcmans
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 J J Audubon
298
The Hermit of Niagara Mrs Sigourney
302
The MockingBird Alexander Wilson
306
Ode on the Passions Collins
308
Greece Byron
312
Rome Ibid
314
The Flight of Xerxes Miss Jewsbury
316
The BattleField W C Bryant
317
The Beauties of Nature S G Howe
318
American Scenery Silliman
320
Shakspeares Tomb Washington Irving
322
The Quarrel of Brutus and Cassius Shakspeare
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 Boston Atlas
358
Same Subject concluded Ibid
361
Female Accomplishments Hannah More
367
An Address to the Deity Mrs Barbauld
369
The Three Warnings Mrs Thrale
371
The Burial of Sir John Monre 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 Buckminster
386
Death of Gertrude and the Lament of Outalissi Campbell
390
Reflections of Cardinal Wolsey c Shakspeare
393
ument 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 AH Burke
401
Canning and Brougham Anonymous
404
The Laborer William D Gallagher
408
Passing Away John Pierpont
410
That Silent Moon George W Doane
412
The Midnight Mail Hannah F Gould
414
The Progress of Knowledge S G Goodrich
415
The Study of Natural History T M Brewer
418
George Washington C W Upham
420
Pilgrims Progress Macaulay
423
The Mammy 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 Isaac 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 the Queen of France Ibid
464
Intemperance Dr Beecher
465

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Page 330 - And Brutus is an honorable man. He hath brought many captives home to Rome, Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill; Did this in Caesar seem ambitious? When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept; Ambition should be made of sterner stuff: Yet Brutus says he was ambitious, And Brutus is an honorable man.
Page 331 - If you have tears, prepare to shed them now. You all do know this mantle. I remember The first time ever Caesar put it on ; 'Twas on a summer's evening, in his tent ; That day he overcame the Nervii. Look ! in this place, ran Cassius...
Page 120 - The isles of Greece, the isles of Greece! Where burning Sappho loved and sung, Where grew the arts of war and peace, Where Delos rose, and Phoebus sprung! Eternal summer gilds them yet, But all, except their sun, is set. The Scian and the Teian muse, The hero's harp, the lover's lute, Have found the fame your shores refuse: Their place of birth alone is mute To sounds which echo further west Than your sires
Page 158 - 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 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 396 - Love thyself last : cherish those hearts that hate thee ; Corruption wins not more than honesty. Still in thy right hand carry gentle peace, To silence envious tongues. Be just, and fear not : Let all the ends thou aim'st at be thy country's, Thy God's and truth's ; then if thou fall'st, O Cromwell, Thou fall'st a blessed martyr...
Page 156 - Arve and Arveiron at thy base Rave ceaselessly ; but thou, most awful form ! Risest from forth thy silent sea of pines, How silently ! Around thee and above, Deep is the air and dark, substantial, black, An ebon mass : methinks thou piercest it, As with a wedge ! But when I look again, It is thine own calm home, thy crystal shrine, Thy habitation from eternity ! 0 dread and silent mount ! I gazed upon thee, Till thou, still present to the bodily sense, Didst vanish from my thought : entranced in...
Page 331 - tis his will : Let but the commons hear this testament, (Which, pardon me, I do not mean to read) And they would go and kiss dead Caesar's wounds, And dip their napkins in his sacred blood ; Yea, beg a hair of him for memory, And, dying, mention it within their wills, Bequeathing it, as a rich legacy, Unto their issue.
Page 121 - And where are they? and where art thou, My country? On thy voiceless shore The heroic lay is tuneless now, The heroic bosom beats no more ! And must thy lyre, so long divine, Degenerate into hands like mine?
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?

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