Fifth Reader

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E.H. Butler, 1896 - Readers - 528 pages
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Contents

Poetry
xxxiii
Aids to Expression
xxxvii
Table of Prefixes and Suffixes xli
41
PART I
43
LexingtonPoem Oliver Wendell Holmes
48
An Egyptian University M W Ilazen
51
A Narrow Escape Robert Louis Stevenson
53
The Forsaken MermanPoem Matthew Arnold
58
The Character of WashingtonPortraitJames Kirke Paulding
63
Witchcraft in the Seventeenth Century Sir Walter Scott
66
Poetical SelectionsIllustrated
73
Great TruthsA Sonnet Tames Russell Lowell
76
Penns Advice to his Children William Penn
77
True Manhood Josiah Gilbert Holland
80
John ChinamanIllustrated Francis Bret Harte
83
The Sunken CityPoem Wilhelm Miiller
88
The Wanderer Charlotte Bronte
89
Of Property William Paley
94
Poems of Nature John Greenleaf Whitlier
98
A Dream of Summer
101
Evening by Lake Winnipesaukee
102
LESSON AUTHOR 103 The Savages of North America Benjamin Franklin
103
Fashion John Evelyn and William Cowper
104
The Old YearPoem James Thomas Fields
105
Ode to St CeciliaPoem John Dryden
106
Evils of WabIllustrated Robert Hall
107
The Government of the Tudors Thomas Babington Macaulay
108
Pilgrims and PatriotsPoems I Pilgrim Song George Lunt
109
The Consolations of Literature Rufus Choate
110
The Shandon BellsPoem Francis Mahony
111
Hymn of PeacePoem Oliver Wendell Holmes Ill 19 Poetry and Prose Henry Reed
112
Short Extracts from Great Authors I Brief Quotations Francis Bacon
113
ManPoem Algernon Charles Swinburne
114
A Prayer of MosesPsalm XC The Bible
115
The Plague George Eliot
116
Locksley HallPoem Alfred Tennyson
123
PAGE
124
LESSON AUTHOR PAGE 23 Sublimity of Mountain SceneryIllustrated George Croly
126
Buying Books Henry Ward Beecher
128
Atalanta VictoriousPoem William Morris
133
Health and Temperance Horace Mann
135
Selections from ByronPoems I Dreams Lord George Noel Gordon Byron
138
The Orient Lord George Noel Gordon Byron
139
Edinburgh at Night William Black
140
O Mother of a Mighty BacePoem William Cullen Bryant
143
The Last of the Incas William Hickling Prescott
145
The Troubles of WealthIllustrated Daniel De Foe
153
FlowersIllustrated
159
The Man without a Shadow Adelbert von Chamisso
167
The Public Good Algernon Sidney
168
Womans VoicePoem Sir Edwin Arnold
172
Scene from The Critic Richard Brinsley Sheridan
173
Moores Melodies I A Canadian Boat Song Thomas Moore
179
Those Evening Bells Thomas Moore
180
The CockneyPoem John Godfrey Saxe
183
Letters Donald Grant Mitchell
185
Monuments of EgyptIllustrated I The Pyramids Edward Daniel Clarice
187
The Sphinx Alexander William Kinglake
192
Good Society William Makepeace Thackeray
196
The LevelerPoem Bryan Waller Procter
201
Autumn at Concord Nathaniel Hawthorne
202
Poems from Pope I The Future Alexander Pope
205
Happiness depends on Virtue Alexander Pope
207
Natures Melodrama Charles Kingsley
208
Hymn on the NativityPoem John Milton
216
NatureIllustrated Ralph Waldo Emerson
220
Selections from Mrs Browning I The Cry of the Children Elisabeth Barrett Browning
226
Mother and Poet Elisabeth Barrett Browning
228
The Youth of Washington George Bancroft
231
Hamlets Soliloquy on Death William Shakespeare
264
Mercyfrom The Merchant of Venice William Shakespeare
265
Jean Valjean Victor Marie Hugo
267
BirdsIllustrated
271
LESSON AUTHOR PAGE 60 Work Tliomas Carlyle
279
The Moral Force of Public Opinion Daniel Webster
284
Tubal CainPoem Charles Mackay
286
Under the Palms George William Curtis
288
The LoreleiPoem Heinrich Heine
292
Napoleon Bonaparte William EUery Channing
293
The Middle AgesIllustrated Henry Hallam
297
Song op the ArchangelsPoem Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
303
A Deception Oliver Goldsmith
305
The Men of OldPoem Richard Monckton Milnes
314
Contentment Izaak Walton
317
Night in the DesertPoem Robert Southey
321
JerusalemIllustrated Benjamin Disraeli
323
From Lorna Doone Richard Doddridge Blackmore
327
Poems from Coleridge I Kubla Khan Samuel Taylor Coleridge
332
The Good Great Man Samuel Taylor Coleridge
334
Grandmothers Government Harriet Beecher Stowe
336
The Value of Yesterday David Swing
342
DecemberPoem Alice Gary
346
The Chariot RaceIllustrated General Lew Wallace
347
The Wizards CallPoem James Thomson
359
Changes in the Sixteenth Century James Anthony Froude
362
Rare Ben JonsonPoems I A Vision of Beauty Ben Jonson
364
The Noble Nature Ben Jonson
365
Richelieu and DArtagnan Alexandre Dumas
368
The LiePoem Sir Walter Raleigh
374
The SkyIllustrated John Ruskin
377
The Pains of Opium Thomas De Qnincey
381
Lines of TennysonPoems I Tears Alfred Tennyson
385
Ask Me No More Alfred Tennyson
386
Three Great Senators Horace Greeley
388
Mahomet Edward Gibbon
391
Intimations of ImmortalityPoem William Wordsworth
394
Rome Margaret Fuller Ossoli
398
Marius the EpicureanIllustrated Walter Pater
401
Three Contemporary PoetsPoems
405
Homeward BoundIllustrated Nathaniel Parker Willis
406
Alnwick Castle FitzGreene Halleck
408
The West George Pope Morris
409
A Tavern Brawl Stanley John Weyman
411
The FreemanPoem William Cowper
417
MemoryPoem Walter Savage Landor
419
Wit and Humor Sydney Smith
420
Fables and Aphorisms Jonathan Swift
423
The BrickmakerPoem Thomas Buchanan Read
427
A Christmas DinnerIllustrated Charles Dickens
432
Songs of StoddardPoems I Nature Richard Henry Stoddard
439
Gains for All our Losses Richard Henry Stoddard
441
ExcelsiorPoemIllustrated Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
483
ColumbiaPoem Timothy Dmght
485
Lincoln at Gettysburg Abraham Lincoln 48ft 120 The VagabondsPoem John Townsend Trowbridge
487
The BellsPoemIllustrated Edgar Allan Poe
490
Supposed Speech of John Adams Daniel Webster
494
Rime of the Ancient MarinerPoem S T Coleridge
497
The Destruction of SennacheribPoem Lord Byron
505
An Appeal to Arms Patrick Henry
508
IvryPoem Thomas Babington Macaulay
510
The American FlagPoem Joseph Rodman Drake
512
Battle of WaterlooPoemIllustrated Lord Byron
514
National Glory Henry Clay
517
John Gilpins BidePoemIllustrated William Cawper
518
Eienzis Address to the RomansPoem Mary Russell Mitford
522
Biographical Notes to Part II
524
Teachers Notes
527

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Page 516 - And there was mounting in hot haste : the steed, The mustering squadron, and the clattering car, Went pouring forward with impetuous speed, And swiftly forming in the ranks of war...
Page 451 - FROM harmony, from heavenly harmony This universal frame began; When Nature underneath a heap Of jarring atoms lay, And could not heave her head, The tuneful voice was heard from high, Arise, ye more than dead.
Page 333 - By woman wailing for her demon-lover! And from this chasm, with ceaseless turmoil seething, As if this earth in fast thick pants were breathing, A mighty fountain momently was forced...
Page 262 - By the o'ergrowth of some complexion, Oft breaking down the pales and forts of reason, Or by some habit that too much o'er-leavens The form of plausive manners...
Page 139 - KNOW ye the land where the cypress and myrtle Are emblems of deeds that are done in their clime, Where the rage of the vulture, the love of the turtle, Now melt into sorrow, now madden to crime...
Page 124 - For I dipt into the future, far as human eye could see, Saw the vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be; Saw the heavens fill with commerce, argosies of magic sails, Pilots of the purple twilight, dropping down with costly bales; Heard the heavens fill with shouting, and there rained a ghastly dew From the nations...
Page 483 - EXCELSIOR. THE shades of night were falling fast, As through an Alpine village passed A youth, who bore, 'mid snow and ice, A banner with the strange device, Excelsior ! His brow was sad ; his eye beneath, Flashed like a falchion from its sheath, And like a silver clarion rung The accents of that unknown tongue, Excelsior...
Page 492 - Oh, from out the sounding cells, What a gush of euphony voluminously wells ! How it swells ! How it dwells On the Future ! — how it tells Of the rapture that impels To the swinging and the ringing Of the bells, bells, bells— Of the bells, bells, bells, bells, Bells, bells, bells— To the rhyming and the chiming of the bells ! in Hear the loud alarum bells — Brazen bells!
Page 397 - What though the radiance which was once so bright Be now for ever taken from my sight, Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower...
Page 395 - The rainbow comes and goes, And lovely is the rose; The moon doth with delight Look round her when the heavens are bare; Waters on a starry night Are beautiful and fair; The sunshine is a glorious birth; But yet I know, where'er I go, That there hath past away a glory from the earth.

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