The American First-class Book, Or Exercises in Reading and Recitation: Selected Principally from Modern Authors of Great Britain and America, and Designed for the Use of the Highest Class in Public and Private Schools

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J.B.Lippincott, 1855
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Contents

The same concluded Id
46
Lesson Page 14 Inscription Entrance into a Wood Bryant
53
Feelings excited by a Long Voyage W Irving
54
The Young Minstrel Beattie
59
Ponns Treaty with the Indians Edinburgh Review
62
On Early Rising Hurdis
65
A Summer Morning Thomson
66
Pleasures of acquiring Knowledge Alison
68
On tho Uses of Knowledge lb
71
Life useful to Man pleasing to God Hawkesworth
74
Incentives to Devotion H K White
80
Ode to Sickness Anonymous
81
Reply of Red Jacket to a Missionary Philanthropist
84
The Mice Fenehn
91
The Lord and the Judgo Lomonosov
92
Hope triumphant in Doath Campbell
93
Wavorley and Fergus Maclvor W Scott
96
Egyptian Mummies Tombs Ao Ilelzoni
101
Address to a Mummy New Monthly Magazine 10T 34 Green River Bryant
109
Relation between Sleep and Night Palcy Ill 36 Social Worship agreeable to our Nature Mr Barbauld
113
Good Sense and Beauty Literary Gazette
114
Punishment of a Spy W Scott
117
April Day Ammymous
120
The Dead Lamh Ib
122
Tho White Bear Percival
123
Discourse at Plymouth Dec 22 1820 Webster
124
The Land of Dreams Bryant
126
Nature and Poetry favorable to Virtue Beattie
127
Excuses offered for neglecting Religion Buckminster
131
Same subject continued Id
133
Same subject concluded Ib
136
Apostrophe to Mount Parnassus Byron
140
The Last Days of Horoulancum Scrap Book
144
New Mode of Fishing lb
145
Mont lilane before Sunrise Coleridge Ill 52 A Winter Scene Bryant
146
The Seasons Monthly Anthology
148
The Widow and her Son Washington Irving
151
The same concluded Ib
155
Tho American Republic Byron
159
An Evening Sketch Bluckwoods Magazine
160
Autumn Alison
161
Moss Side Wilson
166
The same concluded lb
171
All Things arc of God Moore
176
The Coral Grove J G Perciyal
177
Sonnet writton in a Churehyard Blackwoods Magazine
178
The Baptism Ib
179
Lesson w Page 66 Romautio Story Quarterly Review
186
Anecdotes of Mozart Scrap Book
187
Death and Burial of a Child at Sea Scrap Book
190
Death and Character of Howard Clarke
193
The Moneyed Man New Monthly Magazine
197
Daily Prayer Morning Channlng
199
Daily Prayer Evening Ib
203
Baneful Influence of Sceptical Philoso phy V Campbell
205
Affecting Pioturo of Constancy in L o Crabbe
207
Knickerbockers New England Farmer W Irving
210
77 Moral Sentiment without Active Virtue Alison
212
Infidelity Andrew Thompson
216
The Young Herdsman Wordsworth
235
Tho Shipwreck Widen
237
The Ship at Sea Anonymous
239
The Wonders of the Deep J Pierpont
240
Blessings of Christianity Ephraim Peabody
246
Heroic Selfdenial Literary Gazette
248
Pairing Time anticipated Cowper
250
Death of Carthon Ossians Address to the Sun Ossian
253
Story of Grant and Macpherson Author unknown
255
Fog in the Harbor H W Beecher
258
Apostrophe to tho Sun J G Pkroivai
261
Apostrophe to the Ocean Byron
265
The Use and Abuse of Amusements Alison
266
The Needless Alarm A Tale Cowper
272
Peace on Earth J Pierpont
276
The Religious Cottage D Huntington
279
Forest Trees W Irving
280
Old Mortality Tales of My Landlord
283
The same concluded Ib
288
The Deaf Mans Grave Wordsworth
293
The Sleighride or Two Ways of Tel ling a Story H K Oliver
299
A Mining Scene Blackwoods Magazine
304
A Rhyme for tho Time J C Prince
308
Press On Park Benjamin
312
Nature and Man Strype
314
Meum and Tuum Bentleys Miscellany
315
The same concluded Ib
322
The Child who swept the Crossing Paschal Donaldson
325
The Voices at the Throne T Westwood
328
Milton on the Loss of his Sight Milton
329
The Dumb Child Anonymous
331
The Frogpond Boston Daily Times
333
Snowflakes Hawthorne
336
Honesty W J Linton
342
Flowers Horace Smith
348
The Bells on Sunday Morning Agnes Franz
350
To Dr King at Athens N Y Eve Mirror
351
The Little Boy and his Hapenny Charleston Courier
354
Drunkenness Jeremy Taylor
356
The Orphan Boy Nat Intelligencer
359
The World for Sale R IIoyt
362
The Discontented Pendulum Jane Taylor
364
The Death of the Dominie Thomas Hood
368
The Sulks Blackwoods Magazine
370
Tho Huskers J G Wurmen
372
Song of Death Household Woras ili
376
The Voice of the Pestilence Anonymous
378
Thoughts on Letterwriting Ib
381
Destruction of Goldau Buckminster
385
under Affliction Wordsworth
395
I41 The Rioh Man and the Poor Man Khemnitzer
401
Truth Mrs F S Osgood
402
The same concluded Ib
407
Address of Brutus to the Romans Shakspeare
435
Reply of Rob Roy MaoGregor TV Scott
441
A Geological Excursion Thomas Hood
451
Preface to the First Edition of A Fable for Critios James R Lowell
453
A Preliminary Note to the Second Edi tion Id
455

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Page 225 - TO him who in the love of nature holds Communion with her visible forms, she speaks A various language; for his gayer hours She has a voice of gladness, and a smile And eloquence of beauty, and she glides Into his darker musings, with a mild And healing sympathy, that steals away Their sharpness, ere he is aware.
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Page 38 - Of old hast THOU laid the foundation of the earth : And the heavens are the work of thy hands. They shall perish, but THOU shalt endure : Yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment ; As a vesture shalt THOU change them, and they shall be changed : But THOU art the same, And thy years shall have no end.
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