Harper's First-[fourth] Reader

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American book Company, 1888
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Contents

A Sailors Song of the Sea Barry Cornwall
31
Riding a Camel Thomas W Knox
32
The First Discovery of America P H Mallet
35
The Magic Mill A Fairy Tale
39
The New Life
41
Freaks of the Frost Hannah F Gould
46
The Man who Believed that the Earth is Round I C C Coffin 47 16 The Man who Believed that the Earth is Round II
53
The Nests of Birds
57
Little Jerry the Miller John G Saxe
62
An Arab Schoolboy
64
The First Voyage of Columbus C C Coffin
67
The Miser A Russian Fable Ivan Krllof
71
Why the Water of the Sea is Salty
74
A Wish Rose Terry
77
Selfishness A Story of Germany
78
The Last Voyages of Columbus ft ft Coffin
82
Forty Years Ago
85
The Scullion who Became a Sculptor Geo Cary Eggleston
87
How the Pacific Ocean was Discovered ft ft Coffin
91
John Maynard the Pilot J B Gongh
96
The Gorilla P B Du Chaillu
98
The Old Oaken Bucket Samuel Woodworth
101
Captain John Smith I John Eaten Cooke
103
Captain John Smith II 106
106
About the Sun
110
Birds in Summer Felicia Hemans
114
LESSON ADAPTED PROM PAQI 37 A Visit to the Sultan of Borneo Lieut E W Sturdy
116
More about Captain John Smith I John Esten Cooke
120
More about Captain John Smith II 123
123
The Planets
127
The Voice of Spring Felicia Hemans
130
A Brave Little Rebel I Mary Densel
131
A Brave Little Rebel II 133
133
A Brave Little Rebel Ill 137
137
Song of Marions Men W C Bryant
139
Bread and Yeast
141
The Lighthouse of Inverkaldy
144
Sponges
148
My First Day in Philadelphia Benjamin Franklin
150
The Eagle and the Swan J J Audubon
152
The Fairies of Caldon Low Mary Howitt
154
The Lost Child A Story of Australia I Henry Kingsley 157 53 The Lost Child A Story of Australia II 161 54 What was in the Teakettle 1
164
What was in the Teakettle II
166
The Pilgrims I C C Coffin
170
The Pilgrims II 174
174
The Landing of the Pilgrims Felicia Hemans
177
A Bridge of Monkeys Mayne Reid
179
Pieces to be Memorized 182192
182
PART SECOND 1 The Bargaining Peasant I Hans C Andersen
193
The Schoolmaster and the Sick Scholar II
225
The Child Musician Andrew Lang
228
The Captives C C Coffin
229
The Better Land Felicia Hemans
233
Mount Vesuvius Charles Kingsley
234
Washington in the Wilderness I John Esten Cooke
239
LT SBOH ADAPTED FBOIf Pint 17 Washington in the Wilderness II John Esten Cooke
242
How Thor Went to the Land of Jotunheim A Norse Myth
246
The Slaughter of the Birds W 0 Gannett
250
The Feast of Cherries
252
A Strange Animal A Buckley
255
Thor and Skrymer A Norse Myth
258
The Reaper and the Flowers H W Longfellow
262
The Wolf
263
The Boston Teaparty George Bancroft
266
The Work of the Waves and Tides
270
How Thors Boasting Came to Naught A Norse Myth
273
Four Sunbeams
278
DoAnimals Think? Worthington Hooker
280
The Story of a Brave Girl I John Esten Cooke
284
The Story of a Brave Girl II 288
288
The Power of the Sunbeams A Buckley
291
Little Gretehen From the German
295
Life on the Plains I
299
Life on the Plains II
302
Peter the Great
306
The Mariners Dream William Dimond
309
Marco Polo
311
What the Waves were Always Saying Charles Dickens
315
Seven Times Two Jean Ingelow
320
Crocodiles and Alligators
322
A Legend of Bregenz Adelaide Procter
325
The King of the Golden River I John Ruskin
330
The King of the Golden River II 333
333
The King of the Golden River Ill 338
338
From Shore to Shore
342
The Chieftainess and the Volcano CM Yonge
344
The Three Hundred Spartans 1
347
The Three Hundred Spartans II
350
The Brook Alfred Tennyson
352
The Oasis 1
354
The Oasis II
358
Books John Ruskin
361
Pieces to be Memorized 365372
365
For Reference and Study Principles of Good Reading
373
Notes for the Use of Teachers and Pupils
377
Words Used in the Fourth Reader
387
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Page 353 - go, But I go on forever. 10. I steal by lawns and grassy plots, I slide by hazel covers; I move the sweet forget-me-nots That grow for happy lovers; 11. I slip, I slide, I gloom, I glance, Among my skimming swallows ; I make the netted sunbeam dance Against my sandy shallows;
Page 354 - murmur under moon and stars In brambly wildernesses; I linger by my shingly bars, I loiter round my cresses ; 13. And out again I curve and flow To join the brimming river; For men may come, and men may go, But I go on forever. ALFRED
Page 183 - j Despite those titles, power, and pelf, The wretch, concentred all in self, Living, shall forfeit fair renown, And, doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonor'd, and unsung. WALTER SCOTT.
Page 263 - They shall all bloom in the fields of light, Transplanted by my care, And saints, upon their garments white, These sacred blossoms wear." 6. And the mother gave, in tears and pain, The flowers she most did love; She knew she could find them all again In the fields of light above.
Page 371 - Is bound in shallows and in miseries: On such a full sea are we now afloat; And we must take the current when it serves, Or lose our ventures. NOBLE DEEDS. I count this thing to be grandly true : That a noble deed is a step towards God— Lifting the soul from the common clod To a purer air and a broader
Page 372 - DUTY. So nigh is grandeur to our dust, JG HOLLAND. So near is God to man, When Duty whispers low, " Thou must," The youth replies, " I can." A FAEEWELL. My fairest child, I have no song to give you;
Page 31 - i. The sea! the sea! the open sea! The blue, the fresh, the ever free! Without a mark, without a bound, It runs the earth's wide regions round; It plays with the clouds; it mocks the skies, Or like a cradled creature lies.
Page 130 - have looked o'er the hills of the stormy North, And the larch has hung all his tassels forth ; The fisher is out on the sunny sea, And the reindeer bounds o'er the pastures free, And the pine has a fringe of softer green, And the moss looks bright, where my step has been
Page 233 - LESSON XIV. THE BETTER LAND. 1. "I hear thee speak of a better land, Thou callest its children a happy band. O, mother! oh, where is that radia>nt shore ? Shall we not seek it, and weep no more ? Is it where the flower of the orange blows, And the fireflies dance through the myrtle boughs?"
Page 234 - Dreams cannot picture a world so fair; Sorrow and death may not enter there; Time doth not breathe on its fadeless bloom; Far beyond the clouds and beyond the tomb, It is there, it is there, my child."

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