The Young Ladies' Elocutionary Reader: Containing a Selection of Reading Lessons

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James Munroe, 1853 - Readers - 480 pages
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Contents

The Clergymans Daughter Mrs Hojiand
65
To a Departed Friend O W B Peabody
66
The Old Elm of Newbury H F Gould
68
The Farmer Anon
71
The Iron Mine of Dannamoura Anon
73
To a Flower Procter
75
The Poet the Oyster and the Sensitive Plant Cowper
76
Fata Morgana Anon
78
The Instructions of Jesus Hannah Adams
79
Hymn of Miriam Milman
81
A Hymn of the Sea Bryant
83
Evening Margaret Davidson
85
The Rhine Anon
86
The Ferrymans Daughter T C Grattan
88
Stanzas R H Wilde
96
The Child Angel Charles Lamb
97
Lucretia Davidson Miss Sedgwick
99
To My Mother Lucretia Davidson
101
The Planet Jupiter Anon
102
Fate of Missolonghi Fabre
104
The Sailors Mother Southey
106
Fair Sufferers Anon
109
The Desert Countess HanHan Ill 34 Falsehood Mrs Opie
112
The Wakefield Family Goldsmith
114
Alpine Scenery Rcade
117
Hymn to Mont Blanc Coleridge
120
The Starry Heavens Young
123
Miss Mitford Miss Sedgwick
124
Autumn Scenery of England Miss Mitford
126
The Victors Crown Mrs Hale
129
Fortitude of the Pilgrims Choate
130
Chorus in the Fall of Jerusalem Milman
132
Memories J G Whittier
135
Conversation and Accomplishments G B Emerson
137
Fashion Mrs Barbauld
139
Same Subject Ibid
142
Use of an Interjection Miss Mitford
144
Death of the Princess Charlotte R Hall
147
Same Subject T Chalmers
149
Passing Away J Pierpont
151
Seasons of Prayer H Ware Jr
153
Niagara J G C Brainard
155
Ferdinand and Isabella Irving
156
Good Society Miss Leslie
158
Twilight Fitz Green Halleck
161
The Spectators Return to Town Steele
162
The Rich and the Poor Mrs Barbauld
166
59 The Death of the Flowers W C Bryant
170
Ex Pago 60 Madame de Stael Anon 1 72
172
To the Ursa Major H Ware Jr
175
Moral Philosophy Prof Frisbie
179
Early Piety Mrs Ellis
180
Mont Blanc H Winslow
182
Lake Leman and the Alps Byron
184
Flowers Jardine
187
Flowers the Gift of Divine Benignity Mrs Uemans
189
Flowers sent Me during Illness iJ H Dana
191
Early Habits Anon
192
The CardPlayer Lamb
194
Uneducated Woman Dr Johnson
195
Nature Gillespie
197
Hymn of Nature Thomson
199
Primitive Poetry Hillard
201
Family Sympathies Irving
203
Mary Dyre Miss Sedgwick
204
Same Subject Ibid
207
Conversation Mrs Farrar
209
The Tear of Penitence Moore
211
Dawn Anon
214
Christian Faith Buckminster
216
To a Child Joanna Baillie
219
Maternal Instruction G B Emerson
221
Fidelity to Duty Mrs Grant
223
The Animal World Mrs Ellis
225
Spring Addison
227
Morning Hymn in Paradise Milton
229
Uses of Suffering Channing
231
Catastrophe of Scilla Craven
234
Morning Anon
236
Fashion in Dress Mrs Farrar
237
Printing Anon
240
Immortality Dana
242
State of the Soul at Death H Winslow
244
Sufferings of the Pilgrims E Everett
245
The Useful and the Ornamental Mrs Farrar
247
Sir Kit and Lady Rackrent Miss Edgeworth
249
The Southern Cross Dr Bacon
252
Baden Anon
254
The TeaRose Mrs H B Stowe
256
Influence of Christianity on Woman Muzzey
258
The Blind Mans Lay Mrs Whitman
278
Unwritten Music JV P Willis
279
A Tongue in every Leaf C Bowles
281
Reading of the Bible J Abbott
282
Ex Page 114 Sunday Evening Anon
285
The Artists Wifes Album Howitt
287
Susquehanna Mrs ElUt
290
Female Courage Lady Stanhope
292
Grace Darling Wordsworth
295
Female Studies Mrs Barbauld
296
Shocking Ignorance Anon
298
Edgeworthstown Mrs S C Hall
300
Mysteries of Life Orville Dewey
303
Scene from Miriam Mrs E P HaU
305
London Anon
310
French Politeness SaintSimon
313
Pilgrims of the Middle Ages Anon
316
Autumnal Musings Anna M Wells
319
The Ocean Greenwood
320
Ode to the Flowers Horace Smith
322
The Besieged Castle Scott
324
Same Subject Ibid
328
Ship by Moonlight Wilson
331
Beauty R W Emerson
334
The FlowerStealers Blanchard
336
Qualities requisite in a Wife Dr Aikin
339
Love for Humanity Mrs Child
341
A Quaker Meeting Lamb
343
Song for August H Martincau
345
Literature and Morals Frisbie
346
Birthplace of Burns Cunningham
349
The Ettrick Shepherds Mother Anon
350
Ladies HeadDresses Addison
352
Domestic Education Mrs Gilman
355
The WaterLily Mrs Hemans
358
Stanzas on the Death of Mrs Hemans Miss Landon
359
The Dying Midshipman Anon
362
The Departed Mary Ann Brown
365
I see Thee still Charles Sprague
366
A Dirge Moir
367
The Guelphs and Ghibelines Da Ponte
369
The Mosque of Santa Sophia Miss Pardoe
372
Scene from As You Like It Shakspeare
375
Sabbath Musings H Martincau
376
A Connecticut FarmHouse Mrs Sigourney
378
Connecticut Id
381
Particular People Anon
382
The Grandam Lamb
385
Cottage Names Miss Mitford
386
The Brides of Venice Rogers
389
Ibid
391
Light Anon
392
To a Little Cloud Montgomery
394
Cultivation of Taste
396
December Howitt 308
398
The Deserted Home Tennyson
401
Ex Page 168 The Mother of Washington Mrs Sigourncy 41 4
404
Female Sentimentalists Mrs Sandfurd
405
The Lovers Echo Anon
407
Moravian Funerals Anon
408
Footsteps of Angels Longfellow
411
Dreams Addison
412
May Fashions Anon
414
Song of the Shirt Hood
418
Frederika Bremer Anon
421
Unlucky Days Frederika Bremer
425
A Daughters Wish Montgomery
429
English Compliments Anon
431
The GraveDiggers Dickens
433
A Lesson to Reformers Mrs Child
436
Twilight Mrs Norton
437
Elysium Mrs Hemans
438
The Existence of God Fevelon
441
Character of Fenelon SaintSimon
443
Gertrudes Retreat Campbell
445
The Family Meeting Sprague
448
The Acropolis and the Parthenon Checvcr
449
Jephthahs Daughter Willis
453
Sublimity of Wordsworth Talfourd
455
Ode on Immortality Wordsworth
456
Portias Wooers Shakspeare
461
Frost at Midnight Coleridge
464
Character of Hannah More Roberts
465
Female Accomplishments Hannah More
467
Dr Johnson Madame DArblay
468
WashingDay Mrs Barbauld
471
Woman in France Anon
473
Anna Maria Porter Anon
475
The Women of France and of England Mirabeau
477
Influence of Poetry on Women Mrs Ellis
479

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Page 26 - Where are the flowers, the fair young flowers, that lately sprang and stood In brighter light, and softer airs, a beauteous sisterhood? Alas! they all are in their graves, the gentle race of flowers Are lying in their lowly beds, with the fair and good of ours. The rain is falling where they lie, but the cold November rain Calls not from out the gloomy earth the lovely ones again.
Page 121 - Risest from forth thy silent sea of pines, How silently ! Around thee and above Deep is the air, and dark, substantial, black, An ebon mass : methinks thou piercest it, As with a wedge! But when I look again, It is thine own calm home, thy crystal shrine, Thy habitation from eternity ! O 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.
Page 325 - 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 play.
Page 426 - Work — work — work ! In the dull December light, And work — work — work! When the weather is warm and bright — While underneath the eaves The brooding swallows cling, As if to show me their sunny backs And twit me with the Spring.
Page 171 - THE melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year, Of wailing winds, and naked woods, and meadows brown and sere. Heaped in the hollows of the grove, the autumn leaves lie dead ; They rustle to the eddying gust, and to the rabbit's tread ; The robin and the wren are flown, and from the shrubs the jay, And from the wood-top calls the crow through all the gloomy day.
Page 467 - What though the radiance which was once so bright Be now for ever taken from my sight, Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower; We will grieve not, rather find Strength in what remains behind; In the primal sympathy Which having been must ever be; In the soothing thoughts that spring Out of human suffering; In the faith that looks through death, In years that bring the philosophic mind.
Page 122 - Ye ice-falls! ye that from the mountain's brow Adown enormous ravines slope amain — Torrents, methinks, that heard a mighty voice, And stopped at once amid their maddest plunge!
Page 462 - THERE was a time when meadow, grove, and stream, The earth, and every common sight, To me did seem Apparelled in celestial light, The glory and the freshness of a dream.
Page 465 - Thou little Child, yet glorious in the might Of heaven-born freedom on thy being's height, Why with such earnest pains dost thou provoke The years to bring the inevitable yoke, Thus blindly with thy blessedness at strife? Full soon thy Soul shall have her earthly freight, And custom lie upon thee with a weight, Heavy as frost, and deep almost as life!
Page 200 - Ye forests, bend ; ye harvests, wave to Him • Breathe your still song into the reaper's heart, As home he goes beneath the joyous moon. Ye that keep watch in heaven, as earth asleep Unconscious lies, effuse your mildest beams, Ye constellations, while your angels strike, 476 THOMSON.

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