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CONTENTS.

*** The names of authors and subjects, alphabetically arranged, will be found
embraced in the Explanatory Index at the end of the volume.

For an explanation of the marks of reference in Part II., see p. 65.

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21. ThougUTS TO DWELI. ON.

Life — Influence of Actiong - Now - Fidelity in Little Things

- Imperceptible Formation of Habits - Kindness its own Reward,

22. The Boastful Scholar, ..........

23. Learning to Write, ...........W. BURTON, ...

25. The Snow of Winter, ..........ZSCHOKKE, .....

26. The Two Roads, ............ RICHTER, .....

29. Gladiatorial Combat with a Tiger, ...

30. Government of the Thoughts, ...... HORNE, ....

32. Compression in Speech, .........

33. Turning the Grindstone, ......... FRANKLIN, ... . . 103

34. The Present in View of the Future,.... Foster, .... . . 104

37. Fall of a Mountain, . . . . . . . . . . DUMAS, · · · ·

106

38. The Spider and Bee : an Apologue, ....Swift, ......

39. Climate of the Catskill Mountains, .... IRVING, ....

41. John Pounds, the Cobbler, ................

44. On the Study of Words (Part I.), .... TRENCH, ... ..119

45. "

" (Part II.), ..... .. . . .

..122

46. " "

66 (Part III.),.....

. . . . . . . 123

47. The Stream Made to Work, ....... KARR, ....... 125

50. The Teachings of Nature, ........ FROM THE GERMAN, . 130

51. A Chase on the Ice, . . . .. .. . . . .. • • • • •

52. The Particular Lady, ....................

56. Spirit the Motive Power, &c., ...... LARDNER, ...... 138

57. The Lion and the Spaniel, ....... BROOKE, ......

58. Imprisonment of Bonnivard, ...... DUMAS, .

61. HISTORICAL CHARACTERS.

Alexander Severus -- Gibbon. Queen Elizabeth - Hume. How-

ard — Burke. Milton - Quarterly Review. Washington-Webster, 144

62. On the Abuse of Genius, ........ KNOWLES, : .....147

64. Astronomy and Immortality (Part I.), ............ 150

65. "

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(Part II.), .. . . . . .. ...

. . 151

69. The Complaint of a Stomach, ...... CHAMBERS, ....

70 The Permanence of Words, .......J. MONTGOMERY, .

71. The Puffers, .............. MACAULAY, .

74. A Pupil's Tribute, &c., ......... COTTLE, ...

75. Self-killing,...

76. Humanity of Robert Bruce, ...... Scott, ........

77. First Predictor of an Eclipse, ...... MITCHELL, .....174

80. Inconvenient Ignorance, ........ DUMAS, ...... 181

81. The Cavern by the Sea, '. .

82. ThoughtS ON EDUCATION.

Air and Exercise - Quarterly Review. Education in the United

States — Webster. Our Common Schools — Everett. On Pamper-

ing the Body at the Soul's Expense — Ib. True Estimate of the

Teacher's Calling — Channing, ..... ......... 184

83. Columbus and his Discovery, ...... EVERETT,. ......

84. The Discovery of America, ....... ROBERTSON, .....

86. Unity and Progress of Mankind, ....

.... BANCROFT, . . . . . 193

87. On Kindness to Brute Anima .... CHAMBERS,...

. . 195

89. The Resolute Whale, ..................

90. A Storm in the Indian Ocean,. ..... ST. PIERRE,....

200

92. The Prairies of the West,

... HALL, .. • • •

.. 203

93 The Valley of Mexico, ......... MAYER, ....... 205

94 The World of Water, ......... DICKENS, .. .. .

. 206

95 The Wind and Rain, ......

97. The Best Kind of Revenge, .... .... CHAMBERS, . .. . 213

98. Labor and Genius, . .......... SYDNEY SMITH,..., 214

99. Permanence of the Useful, .......Qu. Review,.... 216

102. The Two Palaces : an Allegory, .............. 219

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103. The Discontented Miller, . ....... GOLDSMITH, ...... 222

104. The Planets and Heavenly Bodies, ... CHALMERS, ...... 224

105. Thoughts on EARLY RISING.

Habits of Great Men - Anon. The Morning Hour - Webster.

How to Rise Early - Anon., ................. 225

107. A Rill from the Town Pump (Part I.), HAWTHORNE, .....231

108. " " " " " (Part II., . " ..... 234

109. Sound and Sense, ... ....... CHAMBERS, ...... 236

112. Is Knowledge Power ?...... .. LYTTON —Anon., . . . 240

114. HistoriCAL CHARACTERS.

Demosthenes — Creasy. Cicero and Demosthenes Compared-Fen-

elon. Alfred the Great — Dickens. Mary, Queen of Scots — Rob.

ertson. Last Moments of Addison - Macaulay. Lord Chatham

in Parliament- Hazlitt. As Secretary of State - Grattan. Ed.

mund Burke -Anon., . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243

.243

117. The Youth of Washington, ....... EVERETT, ....... 249

118. Vesuvius, . . . . . • • • • •

..WM. WARE, .....251

• •

119. The Sword and Press, ......... CARLYLE, ...204

121. Joan of Arc, ............. DE QUINCEY AND OTHERS, 259

122. The Sky, . ... .......... RUSKIN, ....... 263

ELOQUENCE OF STA

Degeneracy of Athens-Demosthenes. Value of Literature - Cicero.

On Taxing the American Colonies — Chatham. Justice – Sher-

idan. Impeachment of Hastings -- Burke. The Impracticable

Undesirable — Ib. American Progress - 1b. The Schoolmaster

Abroad - Brougham. Reply to De Brézé - Mirabeau. Men and

Measures — Canning. Resistance to the British — Henry. The

Union - Webster. Civil War Clay, ............. 266

Archimedes, .............

....... WINTHROP, ...... 275

129. The Free Mind, ............ CHANNING, ..... 277

130. ANECDOTES AND INCIDENTS.

Know before you Speak - True Generosity - Moral and Piysical

Courage — Religion the Cement of Society - Habits of bserva-

tion - Good Advice — Humorous Retaliation, ......... 278

Ferdinand and Isabella, ........ IRVING, ....... 281

Cromwell's Expulsion of the Parliament, . LINGARD, . ...... 283

135. THE REPUBLIC.

Basis of our System - Washington. A Republic Strongest - Jef.

ferson. True Bond of Union Jackson. Religious and Mental

Culture - Wayland. Our Political Experiment - Wirt. Moral

Force of Example - McLean. Fabric of our Government-Webster, 287

136. The Harbor of San Francisco, ................ 290

137. Execution of Madame Roland, ..... LAMARTINE, ....,291

138. What a Common Man may say,.............. 293

142 THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS.

Traits of Character — Flint. Indian Mounds — Ib. Disappear-

ance of Indians from the Ohio — Audubon. Their Retreat West-

ward -- Sprague, ......................299

143. War the Child of Barbarism,...... BREWSTER,......303

144. Adventure in Calabria, ........ COURIER, ....... 305

147, Shakspeare's Power of Expression, ... QU. REVIEW,.....31)

MORAL AND RELIGIOUS ELOQUENCE.

Religion essential to Morality - Washington. Indebtedness to
Christianity -- Park. This Life's Experiences point to Another -
Wilson. Joys of a Good Conscience - South. Outward and In-
ward Riches - Talfourd. Effects of Infidelity — Hall. Knowl-
edge an Assurance of Immortality – Wilson. Demoralization of
Irreligion - Channing. Study of God's Works - Linnæus. Min-
istry of the Beautiful — Chalmers. The most Precious Possession
- Davy. Reflections in Westminster Abbey – Addison Efficacy
of Prayer - Lammenais. Death - Dewey, .... .... 3]

131.
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15). The Mind its own Educator, ....... DEGERANDO, ...329

132. Fulton's First Steamboat, . ....... STORY, .......324

153. Passage of the Beresina, ..................326

154. Duelling, ...............

.... DYMOND, ...... 330

155. Benjamin Franklin, ....... FOSTER, WIRT, WINTHROP, 331

160 Progress of Civilization, ......... MACAULAY, ....338

163. Vanity, &c., of Literature,........R

166. A Paper of Tobacco, .......... KARR, ....... 353

169. Complaint of a pair of Lungs (Part I.), ............360

170.

" " " (Part II.), ............ 363

171. SELECT PASSAGES.

Indebtedness to Society - Mountford. Love of Home - Webster.

Resistance to Ridicule - Sydney Smith. Of Veracity – Way-

land. Perseverance under Failure - Niebuhr. Abuse of the

Imagination - Jane Taylor. Idleness – Chambers. A Habit of

Jesting - Ib. Local Associations --Johnson, ..........367

174. Telegraphs, ............... SCHUBERT, .....

376

176. Luchiel's Warning, ........... CAMPBELL, ..... 379

177. The Declaration of Independence, .... SERGEANT, .....381

178. The Indians among Themselves, ..... Irving, ...... 382

180. The American War, . . . . . . . . . . . VIATHAN• • •

.. CHATHAM, ..... 386

181. Literature of the Hebrews, ....... RUSSELL, ..... 389

183 Napoleon, ............... LAMARTINE, .... 393

184 Napoleon as a Student, ................. .396

185. Thoughts on Books.

Obligations to Literature - Hood. The Worth of Books — Chan-

ning. Moral Influence of a Literary Taste -- Hillard. Desira-

bleness of a Taste for Reading — Herschel The Habit may be

Abused, :::::::

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397

186. Capture of a Whale, ....

nje::::::::::: BROWNE, ......400

188. THE ELOQUENCE OF SCIENCE.

Extent of the Universe. The Atmosphere — Qu. Review. The

The Steam-engine — Jeffrey. Ignorance of Great Physical Truths

- Life. - Light - Liebig. Wonders of the Created Universe -

Herschell On the Vastness of the Universe - Whewell, ..... 404

189. Common Errors, ............. CHAMBERS, ..... 408

136. Pizarro in Peru, ............ PRESCOTT, .....417

197. Human Science at Fault, ..

. . 419

200. Peculiarities of our Liberty, ....... WEBSTER, ..... 424

202. What Labor has Done, ......... Cass, ....... 427

203. Gil Blas and the Parasite, ........!

... . LE SAGE, ....

. . 429

204. False and True Energy,...

v,. . . . . . . . WIRT,. . . . . . . 431

208. Advice to an Affected Speaker, ...... LA BRUYERE, ..

203. Lament over Lost Opportunities, ..

. 438

210. The Good Goddess of Poverty, ..

439

211, Pleasures of Science, .......... BROUGHAM,.... 441

212. Proverbs of Solomon, . . . . .

POETRY.

2. Another Day,.............. KEBLE, .......
6. Complaints of the Poor, ..... ... SOUTHEY,. ..... 63
8. The Lighthouse, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

10. The Daifodils, .......... ..... WORDS WORTH, ...

11. Resignation to God's Will, ....

SARAH F. ADAMS, .

14. The Turf shall be, &c., . ...

.. .MOORE, . . . . . .

15. The Spartan Boy, ......

. Miss LAMB, ...

19, The Seasons, . . . . . . . .

. . SCHOTTEL, . . . . .

20. Thought and Deed, ..... . . . .. .. . . . . . . .
24. The Life-boat, ....... . . .. .

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27. The Present Time, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

28. The Blind Street-fiddler, ........ WORDSWORTH, ..

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8 Select FASSAGES IN VERSE.

Ulysses' Dog. Feigned Courage – Miss Lamb. Beauty - Gay.
The Pleasures of Memory Rogers. Ambition - Byron. Defi-

ance - Young. Affectionate Remembrance — Wordsworth, ...100

35 lymn, ................. ADDISON, ...... 105

36. Graves of a Household, ......... HEMANS, ......105

40. Select PASSAGES IN VERSE.

Ilappiness — keble. Friendship - Wordsworth. Comfort in Adver.

sity - Southey. Futurity - Dryden. Short-sightedness - Trench.

Independence --- Thomson. The Moral Law - Wordsworth. The

Ruined City, ........................113

42 The Spring Shower, .....................117

43. Not to Myself Alone, ..

..118

48. A Retrospective Review, ....

Hood, ...

..127

49. Address to the Indolent, . . . . . . . . . THOMSON, . .

. . 128

53 The Father's Return, .....

. . SOUTHEY, . ...

. . 136

64 The Carrier-pigeon, .......

..MOORE, ...

. . 137

55. Ode to Peace,

. . COWPER, .... .. 137

59. The Launch of the Ship, ..... . . LONGFELLOW,.. .143

60. Affectation, ..........

. . CUMBERLAND, ..

.. 144

63. Creation,...........

.. ADDISON,......149

66. God,..........

. . DERZHAVIN, . ..153

07. Expression in Reading, .....

.. LLOYD, ....

..155

68. The Return of the Dove, .

. . MACKAY,...

..156

72. Hymn of the Hebrew Maid,..... . . Scott, .......161

733. The Brave Man, ............ BURGER, ......165

78. SELECT PASSAGES IN VERSE.

A Prayer - Thomson. Providence Inscrutable — Addison. Essen-

tial Knowledge attainable by All — Wordsworth. Knowledge and

Wisdom Cowper. To Duty — Wordsworth. Death of the Young

and Fair— Conscientious Discharge of Duty — Bryant. Hope and

Gloom - Whittier. Night — Southey. Love due to the Creator

- Grifin, . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

79. Advance, ...::::

Auvance, ................M’CARTHY, ..... 179

85. First Voyage of Columbus, ........JOANNA BAILLIE, . .191

88. Reciprocal Kindness, ...... ... CO WPER,...... 197

91. Heroism of Grace Darling, .... .. WORDS WORTI, ... 201

92. The Prairies, ..........

. . BRYANT, ...

96. The Hurricane, ... ••••

. . BRYANT, . . . . 211

100. To the Flying-fish, .....

.MOORE, ....
101: The Village Preacher, .....

. . GOLDSMITH,. . .

218

106. The Ship, . : • . .•

.. WILSON, ...

.

.. 228

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110 When I am Old,...... ..

Miss BRIGGS, .

..238

lll. Hymn of the Mountaineers, ...

..HEMANS, . . . .. 239

113. True Courage, .............. BOWRING, . .. 242

115. Mary Stuart and he

.. 247

116. Conversation Spoilers, .......... Cowper, ...... 248

120. SELECT PASSAGES IN VERSE.

Trust in God — Young. He lives long who lives well — Randolph.
Retirement - Goldsmith. The Old Man by the Brook - Words-
. worth. Freedom Bryant. Folly of Procrastination — Practical
Charity - Crabbe. The Guilty Conscience - Byron. Prayer –

Tennyson. Coronach -- Scott, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256

123. The Beautiful, ............. BURRINGTON,.... 264

124. The Ploughman, ............HOLMES, ......253

126. Elegy in a Country Church-yard, .. ..GRAY, ....... 272

128. Lord Ullin's Daughter, ......

.. CAMPBELL, ..... 275

133. Excelsior, .............

... LONGFELLOW,.... 285

134. Apologues in Verse, ........ CONGREVE, FRATZEL, POPE, 286

139. Strong Drink maketh Fools, ....... HEYWOOD, .....251

140 The Lutist and Nightingale, .... . . Ford, ....... 297

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