Introduction to the American Common-school Reader and Speaker: Comprising Selections in Prose and Verse : with Elementary Rules and Exercises in Pronunciation (Google eBook)

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C. Tappan, 1845 - Elocution - 288 pages
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Contents

The Blue Bird A Wilson
39
Animated Narratives
41
The Reformed Crows Anon
42
The Travellers Return Southey
43
English Cottages in Pormer Times Anon
44
Summers Eve on an English Parm Kirke White
46
Repeated Words
48
Migration of Birds Anon
49
Sparc the Lives of Birds G B Emerson
51
The Mariners P Benjamin
52
Mariners Hvmn Mrs Southey
53
The Coeoamit Tree Porbes
54
Diving for Pearls Ruschenberger
55
The Ocean Anon
57
The Northern Seas W Howitt
58
The City of Peking Anon
60
Redbird the Winnebagoe Chief Anon
61
The Inquiry Anon
62
An Iceberg Corbet
64
The Swiss Wanderer J Montgomery
65
Perpetual Day Buchan
66
Pieces composed in Varied Style
67
Whaling Anon
68
Hunting the Cougar Audubon
70
The Same Subject concluded Id
71
The Missionary W Howitt
73
The Newsboy Neale
74
The Widow and her Son Mrs Hofland
76
The Same Subject concluded Id
78
The Ploughboys Repose Clare
79
The Sailor Bov Dr Bacon
81
The Same Subject concluded Id
83
The Riches of the Heart Watts
85
Bradys Leap Sillimans Jour
87
Childhood Mrs A B Welby
89
Pathetic Pieces
90
The Seaeagle of Shetland Anon
91
The Same Subject concluded Id
92
The Lords Prayer versified Sturtevant
93
The Game at Cricket Miss Mitford
95
The Same Subject concluded Id
97
The Emigrants Remembrances E Pollock
99
The Deerhunter Audubon
101
Vivid Description
102
The Barnstable Boy J G Palfrey
103
The Song of the Stromkirl P Benjamin
104
Antiquities of St Augustine Anon
105
Amerigo Vespucci Cushinq
107
The Chieftains Grave E Pollock
110
Funeral Pieces
111
Rescue from a Desert Island Anon
112
The Same Subject concluded Id
113
Exercise Pare 59 Wild Trees of Palestine Nevin
116
Davids Lament on Saul and Jonathan C T Bartol
118
Howards Captivity Mrs Fairar
120
The Son of Napoleon Anon
122
Serious and Impressive Narratives
123
Overthrow of Belshazzar Procter
124
Pelagic or Sea Fishes Dr R OoaUs
125
Perils of Floefishing Anon
127
The Village Blacksmith Longfellow
130
Spots on the Sun Dr Dick
131
Scientific Descriptions
133
Great Fire in Hamburgh 1842 Anon
134
An Incident of the Fire in Hamburgh J R Lowell
136
A Fleet in Jeopardy Anon
138
Kosiusco Anon
141
The Battle of Groko Stephens
144
The Same Subject concluded Id
146
To a Sick Child Leigh Hunt
147
Earthquake of Hayti in 1842 Anon
149
The Burning Ship Anon
151
Empassioned Exclamations
153
Creating Wisdom and Power Watts
154
Lafavette Translated from Clocpiet
156
The Indian E Everett
158
Migration of the Creek Indians Anon
160
The Departed Tribes I MLellan Jr
162
The Progress of Art DurfWlIb
175
The Removal Anon
177
The Pursuit of Knowledge E Everett
178
His Captors to Andre J W Miller
179
Poetic Declamation
180
Success of Columbus Anon
181
To the Gallic Eagle B Barton
182
Humanity of William Penn G W Montgomery
184
Funeral of the Osage Warrior Mrs Sigoumeg
185
Profaneness 0 A Skinner
187
The River Merrimack W M Richardson
188
First Interview of Cortes with Montezuma W H Prescott
189
Intemperance W E Channing
192
Universal Freedom H Ware Jr
194
The Men of the American Revolution C Sprague
196
Runaway Pond Anon
197
103 Faith in God Mungo Park
199
The Right of Discovery Weems
200
Obstinacy W Irving
202
Scene from Gustavus Vasa Brooke
204
Adams and Jefferson Story
206
Evfls of Riot
207
Exercise Page 109 Peter the Great Coxe
208
The Pilgrim Fathers J Pierpont
210
Our Ideas of Time Addison
212
Constantine Croly
214
Value of Education H Mann
215
Reception of a Governor W Irving
217
HumorousDescriptions
218
The Quakers Son iV Hawthorne
219
G S HUlard
221
The Same Subject concluded Id
222
The Shower J W Miller
223
A Thunder Storm P Benjamin
225
New England Mrs E T Daniels
226
Home A Lewis
228
The Spells of Home Mrs Hemans
229
The Mother of Jesus J Abbott
230
Hymn of Praise C Wilcox
232
Devotional Blank Verse
233
War an Unchristian Practice N Worcester
234
How they used to Spell W Burton
235
The Same Subject concluded Id
237
The Backwoodsman Ephraim Pcabody
239
Life in the Country H Colman
240
The Warriors of the Revolution Mrs E T Daniels
242
A Melting Story G Kendall
243
Our Mountain Homes Mrs S R A Barnes
245
A True Life H Greeley
246
Christ in the Tempest Mrs Emma C Embury
248
Agriculture J A Dix
249
The Patriarchal Age J G Percival
251
Scene from William Tell J S Knowles
252
The Same Subject concluded Id
255
Thermopylae G W Doane
258
Water as a Beverage R D Mussey
259
Yankee Ships J T Fields
260
Example of Dr Bowditch A Young
261
Devotional Lyrics
262
Lessons in Etiquette J S Knowles
263
The Passion for Dress Dr Freeman
266
The Religion of the Sea N L Frothingham
267
Peace Thomson
268
The Use of Knowledge Elizur Wright
269
The Studv of Astronomy J Q Mams
271
Evening of October 23 1844 L Hamilton
272
1 Water is Best The Presbyterian
273
Maxims Mottoes and Titles
274
Philip of Mount Hope C Sherry
275
The Liberal and Upright Merchant E Everett
276
The Dead Mariner G D Prentice
277
Funnv People Miss C E Beecher
278
M56 My Broken Fishhook A Clark
279
The Effect of an Incident Todd
280
US9 The Same Subject continued Id
283
To the Weathercock on our Steeple A G Greene
285
Familiar Poetry
286
Sunset among the Highlands of Scotland J S Stone
287

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Page 130 - Toiling, rejoicing, sorrowing, Onward through life he goes ; Each morning sees some task begin, Each evening sees it close ; Something attempted, something done, Has earned a night's repose.
Page 130 - It sounds to him like her mother's voice Singing in Paradise : He needs must think of her once more How in the grave she lies, And with his hard rough hand he wipes A tear out of his eyes.
Page 25 - When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, and said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.
Page 26 - But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and received his sight until they called the parents of him that had received his sight : and they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say was born blind? how then doth he now see?
Page 130 - His hair is crisp, and black, and long, His face is like the tan ; His brow is wet with honest sweat, He earns whate'er he can, And looks the whole world in the face, For he owes not any man.
Page 29 - Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.
Page 48 - How dear to this heart are the scenes of my childhood, When fond recollection presents them to view.
Page 28 - Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life : he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this ? She saith unto him, Yea, Lord : I believe that thou art the Christ the Son of God, which should come into the world.
Page 130 - And children coming home from school, Look in at the open door ; They love to see the flaming forge, And hear the bellows roar, And catch the burning sparks that fly Like chaff from a threshing-floor.
Page 29 - Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me : 42 And I knew that thou hearest me always : but because of the people which stand by, I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.

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