The Sixth Reader

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Cowperthwait & Company, 1872 - Readers - 408 pages
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Contents

The Finding of the Lyre James R Lowell
69
Treatment of the American Colonies Lord Chatham
70
The Heroine of Nancy Part First
74
The Heroine of Nancy Part Second
76
Handsome is that Handsome
85
The Three Black Crows John Byrom
87
The Glories of Morning Edward Everett
89
G H Lewes
91
Nauhaught the Deacon J O Whittier
93
The Cheerful Locksmith Charles Dickens
96
Lochinvar Sir Walter Scott
101
In a Hundred Years
104
William Ware
107
J Brown M D
110
The Brook Alfred Tennyson
113
The Battle of Bunker Hill Part First A H Everett
117
Part Second A If Everett
120
The Rich Man and the Poor Man Khemnilzer
123
Arraignment of Catiline Cicero
125
A Greyport Legend 1797 F Bret Harte
126
The Forging of the Anchor S Ferguson
129
TroutFishing
133
Goody Blake and Harry Gill Wordsworth
139
One of Mr Crowfields Moods Mrs H B Stowe
140
The Battle of Naseby Lord Macaulay
143
The Return of the Birds John Burrouglts
145
Evening Bells Thomas Moore
149
Patient Continuance in Well doing Mrs L M Child The Unknown Wreck Wash Irving Sympathy with the Greeks Henry Clay
150
Abou Ben Adhem Leigh Hunt
151
Union and Liberty O W Holmes
154
Midsummer j T Trowbridge
157
Character of Charles the First Lord Macaulay
158
Fall of the Indian Heroes Joaquin Miller
159
Ruins of Jamestown Settle
161
ment William Wirt
163
Learning by Heart V Lushington
165
The Song of the Rain Spectator
168
The Love of Nature Beallie
171
The Glory of God in Creation Moore
173
The True Use of Wealth John Ruskin
174
Bugle Song Tennyson
178
Supposed Speech of John Adams Daniel Webster
179
Joan of Arcs Farewell to Home Schiller
182
National Bankruptcy Mirabeau
211
The Bridal of Malahide Gerald Griffin
212
The Lark in the GoldFields Part First Charles Reade
214
Part Second Charles Reade
217
The Grkat Bell Roland Theodore Tilton
220
Taxation of the Colonies Edmund Burke
222
Each and All R W Emerson
225
Inventive Genius and Labor Elihu Burritt
227
The Witchs Daughter J G Whittier
229
An Alpine Stream Rev H McMillan
234
The Old Clock H W Longfellow
238
Beautiful Sights at Sea James R Lowell
240
Death of Samson Milton
243
Traces of Ocean Hugh Miller
245
The Mountain Wanderers
246
Englands War with France and America Chat James Fox
249
Charge of the Light Brigade A Tennyson
250
Hearty Reading Sydney Smith
253
A Ride in the Androscoggin
257
Valley T Starr King
260
The Problem of Creation O M Mitchel
262
Cheerfulness J H FrisweU
265
Elizabeths Anger at Leices ters Marriage Waller Scott
272
Appeal for Starving Ireland S S Prentiss
278
Indolence J H FrisweU
283
Visit to a Highland School J Brown M D
287
SelfIgnorance John Caird
292
A Pebble Leigh Hunt
295
British Rule in India Lord Erskine
301
Toussaints Last Struggles
307
Hayti Wendell Phillips
311
Tom Browns Last Visit to Rugby Part First T Hughes
313
Rugby Part Second T Hughes
316
Await the Issue T Carlyle
325
Science and Poetry Br Lardner
329
Youthful Friendship and Nat ural Scenery John Wilson
339
Worth of Human Nature O Dewey 315
353
Among the Shoals J F Cooper
356
Revolution of the Universe Rev H McMillan
361
First H W Longfellow
363
The Power of Poetry in Bat
371
tle F W Robertson
372
Episode from a New England
387

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Page 250 - Then they rode back, but not, Not the six hundred. Cannon to right of them, Cannon to left of them, Cannon behind them...
Page 98 - So stately his form, and so lovely her face, That never a hall such a galliard did grace ; While her mother did fret, and her father did fume, And the bridegroom stood dangling his bonnet and plume, And the bridemaidens whispered, " 'Twere better, by far, To have matched our fair cousin with young Lochinvar.
Page 253 - All this? ay, more: Fret till your proud heart break; Go, show your slaves how choleric you are, And make your bondmen tremble.
Page 98 - I long wooed your daughter, my suit you denied ; — Love swells like the Solway, but ebbs like its tide — And now am I come, with this lost love of mine, To lead but one measure, drink one cup of wine : There are maidens in Scotland more lovely by far, That would gladly be bride to the young Lochinvar.
Page 111 - I chatter over stony ways, In little sharps and trebles, I bubble into eddying bays, I babble on the pebbles. With many a curve my banks I fret By many a field and fallow, And many a fairy foreland set With willow-weed and mallow.
Page 358 - Thy waters wasted them while they were free, And many a tyrant since; their shores obey The stranger, slave or savage; their decay Has dried up realms to deserts — not so thou Unchangeable, save to thy wild waves
Page 341 - When rocked to rest on their mother's breast, As she dances about the sun. I wield the flail of the lashing hail, And whiten the green plains under, And then again I dissolve it in rain, And laugh as I pass in thunder. I sift the snow on the mountains below, And their great pines groan aghast ; And all the night 'tis my pillow white, While I sleep in the arms of the blast.
Page 342 - The volcanoes are dim, and the stars reel and swim, When the whirlwinds my banner unfurl.
Page 176 - The splendor falls on castle walls And snowy summits old in story: The long light shakes across the lakes, And the wild cataract leaps in glory, Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes flying, Blow, bugle; answer, echoes, dying, dying, dying.
Page 381 - Thy habitation from eternity! 0 dread and silent Mount! I gazed upon thee, Till thou, still present to the bodily sense, Didst vanish from my thought : entranced in prayer 1 worshipped the Invisible alone.

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