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of the more difficult words in the volume, is not offered as a substitute for that indispensable auxiliary in the schoolroom, a Dictionary, but is presented and referred to for the very purpose of developing and stimulating a taste for consulting the Dictionary, and for inquiring into the derivation and pronunciation of doubtful words.

The practice of appending a string of questions to every reading exercise is regarded as superfluous or impertinent by so many judicious teachers, that the feature has been not reluctantly omitted from this work. Some one has truly remarked that teachers of even ordinary skill require no printed set of questions for their guidance; they are able to construct a thousand varied questions out of every lesson that passes through their hands, and they have only to guard against the error of allowing their zeal to carry them away to subjects irrelevant to the lessons before them.

The most scrupulous care has been observed in admitting nothing of a questionable character, in either a moral or literary respect, into this volume. The " Standard Fourth Reader" is submitted with the assurance that should it not be found to meet the wants of teachers, it will not be through the failure on the part of the author of a very thorough inquiry into those wants, or of a patient examination of all the works, throwing light upon his labors, which both the Old World and the New have produced.

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48. Volney Bekner, Part I '. Masson 166

49. Volney Bekner, Part II., Masson, 157

50. The Lesson'.of the Seasons, Compilation 159

61. Anecdote of Sir M. Hale Anon., 162

54. Too Late to Disparage America, North British Review, lf>6

58. The History of Prince Arthur Dickens 176

y 60. Miscellaneous Extracts from Washington's

Writings, 180

64. Life at Sea, Irvins, 185

66. On Pnns Synney Smith, ... 189

67. The Maid of Orleans From the French, . . 190

71. A Pleasant Surprise, From Tne German, . 199

72. Falsehoods of Exaggeration, Chambers, 200

75. The Destiny of Man Massillon, 206

76. Conquering with Kindness, Anon., 207

79. All His Works Praise Him From the German, . . 210

81. Scenery of the Lower Mississippi, Hamilton, 213

82. Remarkable Story of an Albatross, .... Compilation, .... 216

84. The Infinitude of Creation, Dicr, 219

86. The Man in the Bell Blackwood's Mag., . . 224

90. The Consummate Glory of Washington, . . Brougnam 228

92. The Dream of Socrates, Krummacher,^. . . . 230

94. Duties of an American Citizen Werster, 232

95. The Merry Monarch, Dickens, 233

97. The Future of America, Werster, 236

102. Confessions of a Bashful Man, Part I., . . Anon 244

103. Confessions of a Bashful Man, Part II., . . Anon., 246

105. The Falls of Niagara'in Winter Alexander, .... 249

106. The Bell of Safety Osborne, 251

108. Against the American War Chatham, 253

112. Dufavel's Adventure in the Well, Part I., . From the French, . . 258

113. Dufavel's Adventure in the Well, Part II., . From the French, . . 200

114. On Objections to Reform, Synney Smith, . . . 262

115. The Grain of Seed, Krummacher 263

116. Our Obligation to Live, Rousseau, 264

118. The Parts of Speeoh Bossvt, 266

119. The Rothschilds, Anon., 268

121. Words and Acts, Demosthenes, . . . 271

123. Miscellaneous Extracts.

1. Wm. Perm.— 2. Sir W. Temple.—3. Dr. Johnson. —4.

Anon.— 5. Anon. — 6. Baxter. — 7. Curran. — 8. Anon. — 9

Carlyle. — 10. Abernethy. —11. Dr. Brighton.—12. Chambers.

13. Jefferson. — 14. Anon., | i74

124. Lokman Aikin, 277

126. A Genuine Hero, Chambers, 279

128. Importance of Self-Discipline, Werster, 284
EXERC1SK. WOE.

129 War, London Spectator, . . 285

MO. On the Character of Napoleon Bonaparte, . R. W. Emerson, . . 287

133. Interview of Rasselas, his Sister Nekayah,

and Imlao, with the Hermit, Jonnson, 291

134. Value of a Good Character, Lonnon Quar. Rev., 293

136. False Notions in Regard to Genius, .... Dewey, 296

137. Industry Barrow 296

141. The Poor Weep Unheeded, Golnsmitn 303

143. The Two Ways, Krcmmacner, . . .305

144. Miscellaneous Extracts.

1. The Effect of Unbelief — Anon. 2. Youthful Neglect —

Scott. 3. Education — Carlyle. 4. Industry—Zimmerman.

6. Literary Vanity — Edinburgh Review. 6. The Mind is its

own Place — Anon. 7. The French Revolution and the

American—Everett. 8. Duty — Anon. 9. Little Things —

Anon. 10. Veracity a Moral Law— Wayland 306

147. It is Impossible, Williams, 311

150. A Common Marvel, Everett, 315

161. Return of British Fugitives, P. Henry, 316

153. Marius to the Romans, Sallust, 319

DIALOGUES IN PROSE.

8. The Tutor and his Pupils, Aikin, 92

41. Queen Isabella's Resolve, Mme. Vinet, .... 145

42. Tho Return of Columbus, Mme. Vinet, .... 148

56. Seeking and Finding, Osborne, 168

69. Tho Petulant Man Osborne, 194

74. How to Tell Bad News, Anon., 205

80. Peter the Great and the Deserter, Anon., 211

138. Peter the Great and the Deserter, Part II., . Anon., 297

148. Rolla and the Sentinel, Kotzerue, 313

PIECES IN VERSE.

4. The Press, James Montgomery, . 84

5. The Contented Man Miller, 86

10. Trust Not to Appearances, Osborne, 98

14. The Ant and Glow-worm, Anon 107

18. The Old Man's Comforts Southey, 113

22 Rain in Summer, Longfellow, 120

23. The Butterfly's Ball, W. Roscoe, .... 121

26. New Year's Eve, Anon 125

30. The Two Returned Tourists, Grun, 132

33. Where is the Sea? Mrs. Hemans, . . . 136

35. The Place to Die, Durlin Nation, . . .137

36. Snort Poetical Extracts.

1. Love of Country — Scott. 1. The Anoien Heroes of Greeoe

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