The Continental First[-fifth] Reader, Volume 5

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Contents

On the Death op Joseph Rodman Drake
57
FiteGreene Halleck XII New York City
58
A Day at Sea N P Willis
64
Autumn
66
The Great Stone Face Nathaniel Hawthorne
68
What Constitutes a State Sir William Jones
73
The Dwarf and the Invisible Cap
74
Paper
79
The Sun
83
Confessions of a Drunkard Charles Lainh
85
The Vagabonds J T Trowbridge
90
God the True Source of Consolation
94
Desolating Effects of Intemperance W Irving
95
On Study Francis Bacon
97
The Battle of Waterloo Lord Byron
98
Gases Worthington Hooker
102
Gold on the Hearth George Eliot
106
Gold on the HearthContinued
109
A Race for Life with a Tide in the Bay of Fundy
113
Farraguts Bay Fight Brownell
115
Mr Winkles Ride Charles Dickens
117
A Rill From the Town Pump N Hawthorne
123
XXXIILThis World is all a Fleeting Show jT Moore
128
The Salmon of the Columbia River
129
The Bridge of Sighs Thomas Hood
132
Thomas Hood James T Fields
136
The American Flag J B Drake
140
Death of Long Tom Coffin J Fenimore Cooper 143 v
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Benjamin WestContinued 151 I V
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Benjamin WestContinued 154
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Monet George Herbert
158
The Catacombs of Rome
160
A Piece of Chalk Professor Huxley
165
The California Grizzly J 8 Hittel
170
A Ship in a Storm
173
XLVIIL The Shipwreck Lord Byron
177
Restraint John Buskin
179
The Battle of Lexington George Bancroft
181
Rip Van Winkle Washington Irving 184
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LIU Rip Van WinkleContinued 193
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The Heritage James Bussell Lowell
198
Napoleon Bonaparte Balph Waldo Emerson
201
The Death of Bonaparte J S C Abbott
206
TnE Submarine Telegraph
208
On the Receipt of My Mothers Picture
211
Mr Pickwicks Dilemma Charles Dickens
214
The Village Preacher Oliver Goldsmith
220
Scenes in Canton Albert Smith
222
LEBSON PAGE LXII The Ice of the Sea Professor Archibald Oeike
226
The Ice of the SeaContinued
229
Action of Climate upon Man A H Ouyot
234
The Planting of the AppleTree W C Bryant
237
The Wonders of Science Sir J W Hersehel
240
The Haunted House Thomas Hood
245
The Diamond From Blaekies Precious Stones
248
Scene at Niagara Falls Charles Tairson
252
Burial of Sm John Moore Charles Wolfe
255
Sir Walter Scott B H Hutton
282
The Butterfly and the Snail John Gay
289
Mountains their Uses T S King
291
What I Live For G Linnams Banks
293
The Natural Affection of Birds
295
David Livingstone
299
The Burial of Livingstone
303
The Shipwreck of Robinson Crusoe
305
Sociability of the Brute Creation Gilbert White
308
The Chariot Race Y
311
LESSON PAGE XCThe Soldiers Rest Sir Walter Scott
323
Choice Books Good Company John Buskin
325
Bunker Hill MonumentWhat Good?
330
Edward Everett
331
On Cultivation of Mind
332
Scene from William Tell J Sheridan Knowles
336
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
343
Thomas Gray XCVI Hamlets Soliloquy William Shakespeare
348
Influence of Athens Thomas B Macaulay
349
The Ride of Jennie McNeal Will Carleton
352
On Conciliation with America Edmund Burke
358
Hymn to Contentment Thomas Parnell
361
Declaration of Irish Rights Henry Orattan
364
CH The RazorSeller John Wolcott
367
Douglas and Marmion Sir Walter Scott
368
Repeal of the Stamp Act Earl of Chatham
371
The Giants Causeway
373
The Engineers Story
377
Charlemagne and the Bridge of Moonbeams
381
John Chinaman Bret Sarte 382
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The Last Hours of Little Paul Dombey
385
Charles Dickens
390
Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers Mrs Hemans
391
The Gulf Stream M F Maury
392
The Triplet Family Charles Beade
400
Man was Made to Mourn Robert Burns
406
The Last Days of Pompeii Sir E Bulwer Lytton
410
The Last Days of PompeiiContinued
413
LESSON PAGE CXVI Silas Dbessbs the Baby George Eliot
417
The Messiah Alexander Pope
422
The Federal Constitution Benjamin Franklin
426
The American Republic Judge Story
428
Traveling in the East
432
Westminster Abbey Canon F W Farrar
436
Westminster AbbeyContinued
440
Westminster Abbey Thomas Miller
443
Bingen on the Rhine Mrs Caroline Norton
446
The Deserted Village Oliver Goldsmith
448
Oliver Goldsmith Thackeray
452
Samuel Johnson Sir Walter Scott
456
America
460
Results op the American War Fox
461
Address to Light John Milton
463
CXXXII The Catskill Mountains Washington Irving
466
A Man Lost J T Headley
470
Quarrel and Reconciliation between Brutus and Cassius William Shakespeare
473

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Page 280 - I remember, I remember I REMEMBER, I remember The house where I was born, The little window where the sun Came peeping in at morn ; He never came a wink too soon, Nor brought too long a day ; But now I often wish the night Had borne my breath away. I remember, I remember...
Page 465 - Thus with the year Seasons return ; but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine ; But cloud instead, and everduring dark Surrounds me...
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Page 344 - How bowed the woods beneath their sturdy stroke! Let not Ambition mock their useful toil, Their homely joys, and destiny obscure; Nor Grandeur hear with a disdainful smile The short and simple annals of the Poor. The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Awaits alike th' inevitable hour: — The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
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Page 98 - Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man. And therefore, if a man write little, he had need have a great memory; if he confer little, he had need have a present wit; and if he read little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not. Histories make men wise; poets witty; the mathematics subtle; natural philosophy deep; moral grave; logic and rhetoric able to contend.
Page 99 - There was a sound of revelry by night, And Belgium's capital had gathered then Her Beauty and her Chivalry, and bright The lamps shone 'o'er fair women and brave men. A thousand hearts beat happily ; and when Music arose with its voluptuous swell, Soft eyes looked love to eyes which spake again, And all went merry as a marriage bell ; But hush!
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