A First Class Reader: Consisting of Extracts, in Prose and Verse, with Biographical and Critical Notices of the Authors : for the Use of Advanced Classes in Public and Private Schools

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Swan, Brewer and Tileston, 1861 - Readers (Secondary) - 552 pages
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Contents

Cowpers Tame Hares Cowper
41
The Parrot Campbell
45
The Gold and Silver Shield Beaumont
46
Envy and Emulation Mrs Barbauld
48
Seneca Lake Percival
51
The Hill of Science Mrs Barbatdd
56
The Discontented Pendulum Jane Taylor
58
The SchweinGeneral Sir F B Head
62
The Coral Grove J G Percival
68
The Twins John Wilson
69
The same subject concluded
73
The Forging of the Anchor S Ferguson
78
A Flower for the Window Leigh Hunt
81
The Voice of Spring Mrs Hemans
86
Summer Mitchell
88
Autumn Miss Cooper
92
The Death of the Flowers Bryant
96
A November Walk Miss Cooper
98
The Evening Wind Bryant
101
The Old Oaken Bucket Woodworth
102
A Frigate among Ike Shoals Cooper
104
The same subjectjoncluded
108
The Wreck of the Hesperus Longfellow
112
Grace Darling Chamberss Miscellany
116
Sentimental Geography Household Words
120
A Chase Miss Cooper
122
Afar in the Desert Pringle
125
Lsssoir Paov 37 The Three Sons Moultrie
129
Combat between the Knight of the Leopard and Saladin W Scott
131
The Last Days of Sir Walter Scott Lockhart
139
New Monthly Magazine
145
The Soldiers Dream Campbell
147
The Loss of the Royal George Cowper
148
Damascus Warburton
149
How the Hoopoes came to have Crowns Curzon
154
Anecdotes of the Greek Revolution Warburton
158
Extracts from Thomas Moore
160
Hindas Appeal Lament of a Peri
164
Mike Fink the last of the Boatmen Western Souvenir
165
The same subject concluded
168
Passages in the Life of Daniel Boone J M Peck
173
The same subject concluded
176
Select Passages in Verse
181
The Prairies Anonymous
185
Wit and Humor Sydney Smith
190
Tact and Talent London Atlas
193
Washing Day Mrs Barbauld
195
The Well of St Keyne Southey
197
Sunrise from Mount iEtna Brydone
200
Ascent of Mount Vesuvius Basil Hall
203
Helvellyn Sir Walter Scott
209
Mistaken Views of Happiness Buckminster
211
Happiness dependent on the Habits Paley
215
The Parting of Marmion and Douglass Sir Walter Scott
217
The Love of Display Follen
220
Extract from the Deserted Village Goldsmith
223
True Honesty Follen
226
The Atmosphere Quarterly Review
230
The Ferry Uhland 23ii
233
The Ship of Heaven Southey
234
The Falls of Niagara Howison
237
The Destruction of Pompeii Illustrated Magazine of Art
243
The Kitten and Falling Leaves Wordsworth
247
The Play at Venice Anonymous
250
The Dean of Badajos Anonymous
257
Extract from the Prisoner of Chillon Byron
264
Death and Burial of Little Nell Dickens
270
First Impressions of a Young Sailor tR Dana Jr
275
The Battle of Hastings Dickens
278
Select Passages in Verse
282
Select Passages in Prose
286
Character of Columbus Ticknor
293
Reception of Columbus Frescott
296
IJSIOK PiOB S3 The Lamentation for Celin Spanish Ballad
300
Death of Alonzo de Aguilar Prescott
306
Character of Charles James Fox Sir James Mackintosh
341
True Regard for Ancestry Webster
344
An Indian Fight Sir Walter Scott
347
rhe Indians Charles Sprague
351
Western Emigration Everett
354
Death of General Wolfe Parkman
356
Character of Franklin Lord Brougham
361
The Antiquity of Freedom Bryant
365
Washington at Mount Vernon Irving
367
America in 1774 Burke
372
The Retirement of Washington Guizot
375
Character of Washington London Courier
380
Destruction of the Tea in Boston Harbor Bancroft
383
The Launching of the Ship Longfellow
386
Speech of Ulysses Shakspeare
389
The Worth of the Bunker Hill Monument Everett
390
Autumn Lessons Greenwood
392
The Blind Preacher Kosegarten
395
The Roman Empire a Preparation for Christianity Wayland
397
The Duty of Labor i Dewey
399
The World is bright before thee Halleck
401
The Gathering of the Fairies Drake
402
Burkes Knowledge of India Macaulay
404
117 Select Passages in Verse
406
The Trial of Warren Hastings Macaulay
411
The Lord of Burleigh Tennyson
416
Dialogue between Don Quixote and Sancho Panza Cervantes
420
The Sea Shore Crabbe
424
Burning of Moscow Alison
427
Canning and Brougham Anonymous
431
Pictures from Shelley
435
Labor and Poverty Carlyle
439
A Shipwreck Story household Words
441
The Falling Leaf Montgomery
443
Grecian Mythology Wordsworth
444
Noble Revenge De Quincey
446
10v Txa 130 Distinction between Mind and Material Forms Charming
449
Mount Auburn Story
452
Hymn at the Consecration of a Cemetery Newell
456
The Conquerors Grave Bryant
458
The Old Manse at Concord Hawthorne
460
Italian Bear Dancers MacFarlane
465
Account of two Tame Ravens Dickens
468
Gathering of the Fallen Angels Milton
470
On Discretion Addison
472
Storm in the Wilderness Milton
475
The Folly of Extravagant Wishes Johnson
477
Ode to Leven Water Smollett
479
Indian Death Song Mrs Hunter
480
The Seasons Bennett
481
To Lilies Mrs Hemans 48a 145 Exhortation to Prayer Anonymous
482
The Duty and Influence of Mothers Webster
484
The Departure of Leather Stocking Brainard
486
Old Ironsides Holmes
487
April WhiUier
488
The Study of Natural History Sogers
489
On Inconsistent Expectations Mrs Barbauld
492
Paul Flemmings Resolve Longfellow
495
The Children of the Poor Lamb
497
Hymn before Sunrise in the Valley of Chamouni Switzerland Coleridge
498
Passages from Bacon
501
Passages from Jeremy Taylor 603
503
The Responsibility of American Citizens Story
504
The Isles of Greece Byron
508
Song of the Greeks Campbell 612
512
Eternity of God Greenwood 613
513
Alaric the Visigoth Everett 618
520
Address to the Mummy in Belzonis Exhibition London New Monthly Mag
522
Lochiels Warning Campbell 625
525
Adams and Jefferson Sprague 628
528
A Parental Ode to my Infant Son Hood 632
532
The Song of the Shirt Hood
534
Mossside Wilson
537
The same subject concluded 644
544
The Aldermans Funeral Southey
548

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