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Phillips, Sampson, 1859 - Readers
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Contents

Gladiatorial Combat with a Tiger
94
Government of the Thoughts Hohne
97
Select Pierages in Verse UlyssesDog Feigned Courage Miss Lnmh BeautyGay The Pleasures of Memory Rogers Ambition Byion Defi ance Nogng ...
100
Compression in Speech
102
Turning the Grindstone Franklin
103
The Present in View of the Future Foster
104
an Apologue Swift
108
Happiness Keble Friendship Wordsworth Comfort in Adver sity Sovihey Futurity Dry drn Shortsightedness Trench Independence Thomson The M...
113
Climate of the Catskill Mountains Irving Ill 41 Jchn Pounds the Cobbler
115
The Spring Shower
117
Not to Myself Alone
118
On the Study of Words Part I Trench
119
Part II
122
Part III
123
The Stream Made to Work Kara
125
if A Retrospective Review Hood
127
Address to the Indolent Thomson
128
The Teachings of Nature From the German
130
A Chase on the Ice
131
The Particular Lady
133
The Fathers Return Southey
136
The Carrierpigeon Moore
137
Spirit the Motive Power o Larnner
138
The Lion and tho Spaniel Broore
139
Imprisonment of Bonnivard Dumas
142
On the Abuse of Genius Knowles
147
Astronomy and Immortality Part I 150
151
The Launch of the Ship Longfellow 143
153
Expression in Reading Lloyd
155
The Return of the Dove Mackat
156
The Complaint of a Stomach Chambers
157
The Permanence of Words J Montgomery
160
The Puffers Macaulay
162
1i Hymn of the Hebrew Maid Scott
164
The Brave Man Burger
165
A Pupils Tribute Ac Cottle
167
Selfkilling Chambers
171
Humanity of Robert Bruce Scott
173
First Predictor of an Eclipse Mitchell
174
Select Passages in Verse A Prayer Thomson Providence Inscrutable Addison Essen tial Knowledge attainable by All Wordsworth Knowledge and Wi...
177
Advance MCarthy
179
Inconvenient Ignorance Dumas
181
The Cavern by the Sea
183
Thoughts on Enucation Air and Exercise Quarterly Review Education in tho United StatesWebster Our Common Schools Everett On Pamper ing th...
184
Columbus and his Discovery Everrtt
185
The Discovery of America Rorertson
188
Unity and Progress of Mankind Bancroft
193
On Kindness to Brute Animals Chambers
195
The Resolute Whale
197
A Storm in the Indian Ocean St Pierre
200
Heroism of Grace Darling Wordsworth
201
The Prairies of the West Hall
203
Tho Valley of Mexico Mayea
205
The World of Water Dickens
206
Tho Wind and Rain 208
208
When I am Old Miss Briggs
238
Hymn of the Mountaineers Hemans
239
True Conrage Bo WrING
242
Mary Stuart and her Mourner Lytton
247
llti Conversation Spoilers Cowper
248
The Youth of Washington Everett
249
worth Freedom Bryant Folly of Procrastination Practical Charity Crabbe The Guilty Conscience Byron Prayer Tennyson CoronachScott
254
The Beautiful Burrington 284
260
The Ploughman Holmes
265
Eloquence of Statesmen
266
Elegy in a Country Churchyard Gray
272
Ferdinand and Isabella Irving
281
Lord UUins Daughter Campbell 27li 133 Excelsior Longfellow
285
Apologues in Verse Congrkvb Fratzel Pope
286
Delights of Spring Hnwiu First Warm Day of Spring Horaci
297
War the Child of Barbarism Brewster
303
In Rome Rogers
307
Adam and Orlando Shakspeare
319
The Mind its own Eduoator DeokranDo
323
152 Fultons First Steamboat Story
324
Passage of the Beresina
326
Duelling Dtnonn
330
Benjamin Franklin Foster Wirt Winthrop
331
Progress of Civilization Macaulay
338
Gil Bias and the Archbishop Le Sage
340
Vanity o of Literature Rogers
345
Brutus and Cassius Shakspeare 350
348
lbfi A Paper of Tobacco Karr
353
Complaint of a Pair of Lungs Part I
363
Select Passages Indebtedness to Society Mountford Love of Home Webster Resistance to Ridicule Sydney Smith Of Veracity Way land Perscveranc...
367
From Hamlet Shakspeare
371
Telegraphs Schubert
376
Loobiela Warning Campbell
379
The Declaration of Indopendenoe Sergeant
381
The Indians among Themselves Irving
382
The American War Chatham
386
Literature of the Hebrews Russell
391
Napoleon Lamartine 393
396
Thoughts on Roors Obligatious to Literaturo Hood Tho Worth of Books Chan ning Moral Inlluence of a Literary Tasto Hillard Desira bleness of a ...
397
Capture of a Whale Browne
400
The Eloquence ok Science Extent of the Universe The Atmosphere Qu Review The The Steamengine Jeffrey Ignorance of Great Physical Truths Li...
404
Common Errors Chambers
408
Pizarro in Pern Prescott
417
Human Science at Fault
419
Wolsey and Cromwell
421
Peculiarities of our Liberty Webstea 424
427
Gil Bias and tho Parasite Le Sage
429
False and True Energy Wirt
431
Advice to an Affected Speaker La Bruyere
437
Lament over Lost Opportunities
438
The Good Goddess of Poverty Sann
441
Pleasures of Scienoe Brougham 411
443
Explanatory Innex
445
POETRY
447
The Dailodils Wornswortn 70
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Page 343 - Julius bleed for justice' sake? What villain touch'd his body, that did stab, And not for justice? What, shall one of us, That struck the foremost man of all this world, But for supporting robbers ; shall we now Contaminate our fingers with base bribes ? And sell the mighty space of our large honors, For so much trash, as may be grasped thus? — I had rather be a dog, and bay the moon, Than such a Roman.
Page 366 - I have of late — but wherefore I know not — lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exercises; and indeed it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory, this most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire, why, it appears no other thing to me than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours.
Page 368 - Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of me ! You would play upon me ; you would seem to know my stops ; you would pluck out the heart of my mystery ; you would sound me from my lowest note to the top of my compass : and there is much music, excellent voice, in this little organ ; yet cannot you make it speak. 'Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe ? Call me what instrument you will, though you can fret me, you cannot play upon me.
Page 343 - All this? ay, more: Fret till your proud heart break; Go, show your slaves how choleric you are, And make your bondmen tremble.
Page 265 - The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Await alike the inevitable hour: The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
Page 411 - This many summers in a sea of glory, But far beyond my depth: my high-blown pride At length broke under me and now has left me, Weary and old with service, to the mercy Of a rude stream, that must forever hide me. Vain pomp and glory of this world, I hate ye: I feel my heart new opened. O, how wretched Is that poor man that hangs on princes
Page 315 - Alas! alas! Why, all the souls that were, were forfeit once ; And He that might the vantage best have took, Found out the remedy : How would you be, If he, which is the top of judgment, should But judge you as you are? O, think on that; And mercy then will breathe within your lips, Like man new made 4.
Page 396 - tis said, when all were fired, Filled with fury, rapt, inspired, From the supporting myrtles round They snatched her instruments of sound ; And, as they oft had heard apart Sweet lessons of her forceful art, Each (for Madness ruled the hour) Would prove his own expressive power.
Page 313 - When service should in. my old limbs lie lame, And unregarded age in corners thrown. Take that : and He that doth the ravens feed, Yea, providently caters for the sparrow, Be comfort to my age ! Here is the gold ; All this I give you.
Page 311 - When I look upon the tombs of the great, every emotion of envy dies in me ; when I read the epitaphs of the beautiful, every inordinate desire goes out; when I meet with the grief of parents upon a tombstone, my heart melts with compassion ; when I see the tomb of the parents themselves, I consider the vanity of grieving for those whom we must quickly follow...

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