The Young Ladies' Class Book: A Selection of Lessons for Reading, in Prose and Verse

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Gould, Kendall and Lincoln, 1841 - Readers - 408 pages
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Contents

Christian Hymn of Triumph Milman
22
Consolations of Religion to the Poor Percival
24
Character of a wise and amiable Woman Freeman
25
Scene of Filial Affection Shakspeare
27
Scenery at the Notch of the White Mountains Dwicht
29
The Fashion of this World passeth away Pierpont
33
The same concluded Ibid
37
Passing Away Miss Jewsbury
40
The Death of the Flowers Bryant
41
The Autumn Evening Peabody
42
Autumn Woods Bryant
43
Instability of Character Alison
45
The same concluded Ibid
47
Stability of Character Ibid
49
The First Wanderer Miss Jewsbury
52
The Village GraveYard Greenwood
53
Consumption Percival
58
The Wife Irving
60
The same concluded Ibid
64
Elysium Mrs Hemans 07
67
Better Moments Willis
70
The Mountain of Miseries Addison
72
The same concluded Ibid
75
The Common Lot Montgomery
79
The Deserted Wife Percival
80
The Last Man Campbell
81
Advantages of a Taste for the Beauties of Nature Percival 77 35 Government of the Temper Mrs Chapone
83
Peevishness Ibid
86
Evening Prayer at a Girls School Mrs Hemans
90
Seasons of Prayer Ware
91
Solitude Byron
93
Obstinacy Ibid 88 41 Art of Pleasing Chesterfield
94
Politeness Miss Talbot
96
Confessions of a bashful Man Anonymous
97
Intemperate Love of Praise Blair
101
Gods First Temples Bryant
104
Morning Hymn Milton 117
107
Description of the Custom of Whitewashing Hopkinson
109
On considering both Sides of a Question Beaumont
113
The Flight of Xerxes Miss Jewsbury
115
Pairing Time anticipated Cowper
116
Influence of Christianity in elevating the Character of Females Carter
118
Letter on Wateringplaces Mrs Barbauld
120
The same concluded Ibid
123
The Tear of Penitence Moore
125
Character and Decay of the North American Indians Story
129
Melancholy Fate of the Indians Sprague
132
Concluding Lines of the Fall of the Indian McLellan
135
DeathSong of Outalissi Campbell
136
Portrait of a worldlyminded Woman Freeman
137
Portrait of a selfish Woman Ibid
140
Fancy and Philosophy contrasted Beattie
142
Extracts from A Fathers Legacy Gregory
146
The same concluded Ibid
148
To a Log of Wood upon the Fire New Monthly Magazine
151
A Family Scene Miss Ferrier 153 66 The same concluded Ibid
156
Local Associations Otis
160
To Seneca Lake Percival 102
162
Lake Superior Goodrich
163
Influence of the Female Character Thacher
164
A Scene in a private MadHouse Lewis
169
On the relative Value of Good Sense and Beauty in the Female Sex Literary Gazette
171
Maternal Affection Mrs Hemans
173
Napoleon at Rest Pierpont
174
The Warrior Anonymous
175
War Porteus
177
The Battle of Blenheim Southey
178
A Solid and a Superficial Education contrasted Ruhnken
180
On Discretion Addison
188
Advantages of a wellcultivated Mind Biglnnd
191
Conversation Cowper ISO 82 The Vulture of the Alps Anonymous
194
Song of the Stars Bryant
196
Domestic Love Croly
197
Candor in estimating the Attainments of others Freeman
198
The Profession of a Woman Miss Beecher
201
Curiosity Sprague
203
The Love of Country and of Home Montgomery
206
Columbus in Chains Miss Jewsbury
207
New England Mrs Child
228
Conclusion of a Discourse in Commemoration of the first Settlement of Salem Mass Story
229
The Death of Moses Taylor
233
Sonnet on the Entrance of the American Woods Gait
235
Lesson Page 104 Reflections of a Belle N E Weekly Review
238
Childhood JV Jltf Magazine
239
The same concluded Ibid
242
Mr and Mrs Bolingbroke Miss Edgeworth
245
The Burning of Moscow Labaume
247
The same concluded Ibid
250
View of Mont Blanc at Sunset Griscom
253
To the Stars Croly
254
Sabbath Morning Grahame
255
The Evening Cloud Wilson
257
Perpetual Adoration Moore
259
Comparison of Watches Miss Edgeworth
260
Female Economy Hannah More
262
Maternal Influence Mrs Sigourney
263
Primitive TeaParties in New York Irving
265
The Recluse Bcattie
267
Farewell to the Dead Mrs Hemans
269
Baneful Effects of Intemperance Sprague
270
Nighta Field of Battle Shelley
273
The Uncalled Avenger London Museum
275
Hymn before Sunrise in the Vale of Chamouny Coleridge
278
The Soldiers Widow Willis
281
Extract from Suggestions on Education Miss Beecher
282
Female Accomplishments Hannah More
284
To the Evening Wind Bryant
286
To the Ursa Major Ware
287
Conclusion of a Discourse in Commemoration of the Lives of Adams and Jefferson Webster
291
Education a Life Business Francis
293
Parrhasius Willis
295
The Souls Defiance Anonymous
298
Lilias Grieve Wilson
299
Tho same concluded Ibid
303
Hopes and Fears of Parents Francis
306
Scene from Hadad Hilluouse
308
Immortality Dana
313
Western Emigration Everett
315
The God of Universal Nature Chalmers
316
Rome Byron
319
Rienzi and Angelo Miss Mitford
320
Dignity and Excellence of the Poetical Art Channing 324 147 Popular Institutions favorable to Intellectual Improve ment Everett
327
After a Tempest Bryant
329
The Rejected Bayley
330
Rhine Song of the German Soldiers Mrs Hemans
332
The Isles of Greece Byron
333
Liberty to Athens Percival
335
The moral Principles of the Bible of universal Applica tion Wayland
336
a Dialogue Anonymous
340
Burial of the Young Mrs Sigourney
342
On the LossSPrajessor Fisher in the Albion Brainard
344
An Incident in the early History of America Scott
345
Trust in GodvY Wordsworth
349
The Patriots Wish Sprague
351
Summer Noon Wilcox
353
Summer Wind Bryant
354
Fashionable Follies Flints Western Review
356
Lochiels Warning Campbell
360
Joan of Arc in Rheims Mrs Hemans
363
Raphaels Account of the Creation Milton
365
Elegy written in a Country ChurchYard Gray
367
Grandeur of Astronomical Science N A Review
373
Escape from a Panther Cooper
376
Onsler and Tell Knowles
381
A Sister pleading for the Life of a Brother Shakspeare
383
The Passions Collins
386
Indolence and Intellectual Dissipation Wirt
389
Darkness Byron
391
The Tigers Cave Edinburgh Literary Journal
393
Tne same concluded Ibid
396
The Sword Miss London
399
Address to the Deity Mrs Barbauld
400
God Bowring
402
Scene from The Vespers of Palermo Mrs Hemans
405
Address to Light Mmii 3k Milton
407

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Page 319 - Rome ! my country ! city of the soul! The orphans of the heart must turn to thee, Lone mother of dead empires ! and control In their shut breasts their petty misery. What are our woes and sufferance? Come and see The cypress, hear the owl, and plod your way O'er steps of broken thrones and temples, Ye ! Whose agonies are evils of a day — A world is at our feet as fragile as our clay.
Page 104 - THE groves were God's first temples. Ere man learned To hew the shaft, and lay the architrave, And spread the roof above them — ere he framed The lofty vault, to gather and roll back The sound of anthems ; in the darkling wood, Amid the cool and silence, he knelt down, And offered to the Mightiest solemn thanks And supplication.
Page 222 - What sought they thus afar? Bright jewels of the mine? The wealth of seas, the spoils of war? — They sought a faith's pure shrine. Ay, call it holy ground, — The soil where first they trod! They have left unstained what there they found — Freedom to worship God ! Felicia Hemans.
Page 371 - THE EPITAPH. Here rests his head upon the lap of earth, A youth, to Fortune and to Fame unknown ; Fair Science frowned not on his humble birth, And Melancholy marked him for her own.
Page 42 - Till fell the frost from the clear cold heaven, as falls the plague on men, And the brightness of their smile was gone from upland, glade and glen. And now, when comes the calm, mild day, as still such days will come, To call the squirrel and the bee from out their winter home, 4 When the sound of dropping nuts is heard, though all the trees are still, And twinkle in the smoky light the waters of the rill, The south wind searches for the flowers, whose fragrance late he bore, And sighs to find...
Page 335 - You have the Pyrrhic dance as yet, Where is the Pyrrhic phalanx gone? Of two such lessons, why forget The nobler and the manlier one?
Page 368 - For them no more the blazing hearth shall burn, Or busy housewife ply her evening care: No children run to lisp their sire's return, Or climb his knees the envied kiss to share. Oft did the harvest to their sickle yield, Their furrow oft the stubborn glebe has broke; How jocund did they drive their team afield! How bowed the woods beneath their sturdy stroke!
Page 334 - Must we but blush?— Our fathers bled. Earth! render back from out thy breast A remnant of our Spartan dead! Of the three hundred grant but three, To make a new Thermopylae! What, silent still? and silent all? Ah! no;— the voices of the dead Sound like a distant torrent's fall, And answer, "Let one living head, But one, arise,— we come, we come!
Page 369 - Full many a gem of purest ray serene, The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear: Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air. Some village Hampden, that, with dauntless breast The little tyrant of his fields withstood; Some mute inglorious Milton here may rest, Some Cromwell guiltless of his country's blood. Th...
Page 279 - 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 worshipp'd the Invisible alone. Yet, like some sweet beguiling melody, So sweet, we know not we are listening to it...

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