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103. The Discontented Miller, Goldsmith, 221

104. The Planets and Heavenly Bodies, . . . Chalmers 221

105. Thoughts On Early Rising.

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

How to Rise Early — Anon 225

107. A Rill from tho Town Pump (Part I.), . Hawthorns 231

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

109. Sound and Sense, Chambers, 236

112. Is Knowledge Power 1 Lttton Anon., . . .240

114. Historical Characters.

Demosthenes — Creasy. Cicero and Demosthenes Compared—i'Ya-

tlon. 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

117. The Youth of Washington Everett 249

118. Vesuvins, Wm. Ware, 251

119. The Sword and Press, Carlyle, 2o4

121. Joan of Arc De Quincey And Others,259

122. The Sky, Ruskin 263

125. Eloquence Of Statesmen.

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

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

idan. Impeachment of Hastings — Burke. The Impracticable

Undesirable — lb. American Progress — lb. The Schoolmaster

Abroad — Brongham. Reply to De Breze— Mirabeau. Men and

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

Union — Webster. Civil War— Clay 2Cti

127. Archimedes Winthrop, 275

129. The Free Mind Channing 277

130. Anecdotes And Incidents.

Know before yon Speak — True Generosity — Moral and Physical

Conrage — Religion the Cement of Society — Habits of ybserva-

tion — Good Advice — Humorous Retaliation, 278

131. Ferdinand and Isabella Irving 281

13? Cromwell's Expulsion of the Parliament, . Lingard 283

135. The Republic.

Basis of our System — Washington. A Republio Strongest — Jef-

ferson. True Bond of Union — Jackson. Religions and Mental

Culture—Wayland. Our Political Experiment—Wirt. Moral

Force of Example—McLean. Fabrio of our Government—Webstn, 287

'36. The Harbor of San Francisco' 290

137. Execution of Madame Roland Lahartinb 291

138. What a Common Man may say, 293

142 The Noeth American Indians.

Traits of Character — Flint. Indian Monnds — lb. Disappear-
ance of Indians from the Ohio — Audubon. Their Retreat West-
ward— Sprague 291i

143. War the Child of Barbarism Brewster 303

144. Adventure in Calabria, Courier, 305

147. Shakspeare's Power of Expression, . . . Qu. Review, 311

148. 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— Sonth. Outward and In-

ward Riches — Talfonrd. Effects of Infidelity — Halt. Knowl-

edge an Assurance of Immortality— Wilson. Demoralization of

Irreligion — Chanmng. Study of God's Works — Linnaens. Min-

istry of the Beautiful— Chalmers. The most Precions Possession

Davy. Reflections in Westminster Abbey — - Addison Efficacy

of Prayer—Lammenais. Death— Dewey, 31

151. The Mind its own Eduoator, Deokrando, . . .323

15*2. Fulton's First Steamboat, Story 324

153. Passage of the Beresina, 326

154. Duelling Dtnonn 330

155. Benjamin Franklin Foster, Wirt, Winthrop, 331

160 Progress of Civilization Macaulay, . . . .338

163. Vanity, &o., of Literature Rogers, 345

lbfi. A Paper of Tobacco, Karr 353

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

170. « "" « (Partll.), 363

171. Select Passages.

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

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

land. Perscveranco under F'ailure — Niebnkr. Abuse of the

Imagination — Jane Taylor. Idleness — Chambers. A Habit of

Jesting — lb. Local Associations—Johuson 367

174. Telegraphs Schubert, 376

176. Loobiel'a Warning, Campbell, 379

177. The Declaration of Indopendenoe Sergeant, 381

178. The Indians among Themselves, Irving 382

180. The American War, Chatham, 386

181. Literature of the Hebrews Russell, 3S9

183 Napoleon, Lamartine, .... 393

184 Napoleon as a Student, 396

185. Thoughts On Roors.

Obligatious to Literaturo — Hood. Tho Worth of Books — Chan-

ning. Moral Inlluence of a Literary Tasto— Hillard. Desira-

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

Abused 397

186. Capture of a Whale Browne, 400

188. The Eloquence Ok 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 —

Herschdl On the Vastncss of the Universe— Whewell, 404

189. Common Errors, Chambers, 408

196. Pizarro in Pern, Prescott, 417

197. Human .Science at Fault 419

200. Peculiarities of our Liberty, Webstea, 424

202. What. Labor has Done Cass 427

203. Gil Bias and tho Parasite Le Sage 429

204. False and True Energy, Wirt, 431

208. Advice to an Affected Speaker La Bruyere, .... 437

209. Lament over Lost Opportunities, 438

210. The Good Goddess of Poverty, Sann, 439

211. Pleasures of Scienoe, Brougham, 411

212. Proverbs of Solomon, • 443

POETRY.

Z. Another Day Kkule 58

6. Complaints of tho Poor, Southey 63

8. Tho Lighthouse 67

10. The Dail'odils, Wornswortn, ... 70

11. Resignation to God's Will, Sarah F. Anams, . . 70

14. The Turf shall be, Ao Moore, 76

15. The Spartan Boy, Miss Lamb, ... 77

19. The Seasons , . . Schottel S3

20. Thought and Deed, 84

24. The Life-boat, 89

27. The Present Timo 93

28. The Blind Strcet-fiddlor, Wornsworth, . . 93
9 Select Pierages In Verse.

Ulysses'Dog. Feigned Courage — Miss Lnmh. Beauty—Gay.

The Pleasures of Memory — Rogers. Ambition — Byion. Defi-

ance— Nogng. AUeetionate lie membra nee—Wordsworth, . . .100

35 Hymn, Addison, 105

36. Graves of a Honsehold, Hem An s, 105

40. Select Passages In Verse.

Happiness— Keble. Friendship— Wordsworth. Comfort in Adver-

sity — Sovihey. Futurity— Dry drn. Short-sightedness — Trench.

Independence — Thomson. The Moral Law—Wordsworth. The

Ruined City, 113

42 The Spring Shower, 117

43. Not to Myself Alone, 118

if!. A Retrospective Review, Hood, ....... 127

49. Address to the Indolent, Thomson, 128

53 The Father's Return, Southey, 130

54 The Carrier-pigeon, "moore, 137

55. Ode to Peace, Cowper, ...... 137

50. The Launch of the Ship, Longfellow, .... 143

60. Affectation, * Cumberland, .... 144

63. Creation, Addison, 149

66. God, Derzhayin, .... 153

67. Expression in Reading, Lloyd, 155

68. The Return of the Dove, Mackat, 156

1i. Hymn of the Hebrew Maid, Scott, 164

73. 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 Yonng

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

Gloom—Whittier. Night — Sonthey. Love duo to the Creator

Griffin, 177

79. Advance, M'carthy, 179

85. First Voyage of Columbus, Joanna Baillie, . . litl

88. Reciprocal Kindness, Cowper, 197

91. Heroism of Grace Darling, Wordsworth, . . .201

92. The Prairies, Bryant, 205

96. The Hurricane, Bryant, .... .211

IilO. To the Flying-fish, Moore, 217

101.- The Village Preacher, Goldsmith, 218

166. The Ship, Wilson, 228

119 When I am Old, Miss Briggs, . . , .238

111. Hymn of the Mountaineers, Hemans, 239

113. True Conrage, Bo WrING, . ... 242

115. Mary Stuart and her Mourner, Lytton, 247

llti. Conversation Spoilers, Cowper, 248

120. Selrct Passages In Verse.

Trust in God— Yonng. 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, 25G

123. The Beautiful, Burrington, .... 284

124. The Ploughman, Holmes, 265

120. Elegy in a Country Church-yard, Gray, 272

128. Lord UUin's Daughter, Campbell, 27li

133. Excelsior, Longfellow, .... 285

134. Apologues in Verse, Congrkvb, Fratzel, Pope, 286

139. Strong Drink maketh Fools, Heywood, 291

U0 The Lutiat and Nightingale, Ford, 29*
141. Portry Of The Seasons. Past I.

The Tardy Spring — WUttier. The Blue-bird's Song — Stria

Delights of Spring — Hnwiu. First Warm Day of Spring — Horaci

Smith. Welcome to Spring — Simms. The Birds of Spring —

Divine Bounty Manifest — Thomson 297

145. In Rome Rogers 307

146. Select Passages in Verse.

Pleasures of Hope Campbell. Fame — Pope. Death — Young.

Kosciusko — Campbell. The Captive's Droams — Hemans. On

Ancient Greece—Byron. The Banyan-tree — Moore. Gayety —

Cowper, 309

156. A Storm on the Mountains, Byron, 333

157. A Wished-for Retreat, Winchelska, .... 334

158. Jchn Littlejchn Mackay, ...... 336

159. Portry Of The Seasons. Part II.

Sunrise in Summer ~r Thomson. Welcome of the Birds — Holmes.

To the Flowers — Horace Smith. Summer Wind — Bryant, . . .337

164. From Milton's " Paradise Lost," 348

168. Miscellaneous Poems.

On the Death of a Friend — Halleck. Woman's Mission — Elliott.

The Lee-shore — Hood. The Rhine. — From the German. Beauty and

the Dawn — Arndt, 358

173 Portry Of The Seasons. Part III.

A Beautiful Day in Autumn — Southey. An Amerioan Autumnal

Scone —November— Bryant. Hope Amid Decay, 374

175. The Electric Telegraph, 378

179. Dramatic Extracts.

Effects of Oratory on a Multitude — Croly. Soliloquy of Van

Artoveldo — Taylor. Innooence — Titus before Jerusalem — Mil-

man. The Duke Aranza to Juliana—Tobin .383

180. The Colosseum by Moonlight Byron 388

182. Passages from Shakspeare 391

187. The Passions : an Ode, Collins, 402

190. Select Passages In Verse.

True Glory — Milton. Consolation for a Friend's Death — lb.

Truth — Camper. Harmony of Expression — Pope. The Hope of

an Hereafter — Campbell, 410

191. The Meeting of the Waters, T. Moore, 412

192 The Chameleon, Merrick 413

193. Affectation in the Pulpit, Cowper, 414

194. To the Sky-lark Shelley, 415

195. Ode on Cecilia's Day Drynen, 416

199. The Treasures by the Wayside, ..... . Lytton 423

201. The Souls of Books, "425

205. Portry Of The Seasons. Part TV.

A Winter's Sabbath Scene — Grahame. The Snow-storm — Em-
erson. A Weloome to Winter— Thomson. The New Year—Willis, 433

206. Epistle to Arbuthnot, Pope, 435

207. The Chariot Race, Sophocles, 436

DIALOGUES.

149. Adam and Orlando Shakspeare,. . . .319

150. Isabella and Angelo, ".... 320

161. Gil Bias and the Archbishop Le Sage, 340

162. The Trade of War, Schiller 343

166. Brutus and Cassius Shakspeare, .... 350

167. Franklin and the Gout, Franklin, 355

172. From Hamlet Shakspeare, .... 371

199. Wolsey and Cromwell, ".... 421

PART III. Explanatory Innex, 445

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#* The Lessons of this Part contain much that the memory should be repeatedly refreshed with J and they have been constructed and arranged to senie us Reading Exercises, tither after some of the simpler Exercises of Part II., or before, according to the capacity of pupils

1. The ability to read aloud in an easy and agreeable manner ought to rank first among the physical and intellectual accomplishments of the young. Apart from the service it may enable us to render to others, is the benefit to health which the habit of exercising the voice, under proper restrictions, may afford. "Reading aloud, and recitation," says Dr. Combe, " are more useful and invigorating muscular exercises than is generally imagined."

2. To attain a good elocutionary delivery, the articulation must be firm and complete, the pronunciation correct, the modulation or management of the voice appropriate, and the expression animated and sympathetic . In proportion as these conditions are complied with, the delivery will be distinct, significant, and impressive. AudiblenesS" depends less on a loud voice than on a clear and faithful articulation.

3. It will thus be seen that there are three stages of advancement for the pupil. In the first, his attention is confined to the mechanical effort of uttering letters, syllables and words, with precision and ease ; in the eeoond, which presupposes the first, he utters sentences according to their

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS.

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