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Lesson.

88. Extract from a Speech delivered in Congress on the

Indian Bill....

.. ISAAC C. Bates. 261

89. Fulton's Account of his First Steamboat....JOSEPH STORY. 264

90. Trials of the Pilgrims

EDWARD EVERETT. 267

91. Settlement of New England.

...DANIEL WEBSTER. 271

92. The Coming of the Pilgrims. CHARLES SPRAGUE. 274

93. Art

...IBID. 2777

94. Progress of Reform..

.E. H. CHAPIN. 279

95. On the Nature of Thunder-Storms Edinburgh Review. 281

96. Duties of Ainerican Citizens..

.P. W. CHANDLER. 285

97. On the Death of President Harrison. GEORGE Putnam. 287

98. The Hour of Death...

Mrs. Hemans. 289

99. The Graves of a Household.

.Ibid. 291

100. The Genius of Death...

Croly. 292

101. The Coronation of Winter.

.EDWARD HITCHCOCK. 293

102. A Forest on Fire..

.J. J. Audubon. 298

103. The Hermit of Niagara.

MRS. SIGOURNEY. 302

104. The Mocking-Bird..

. Alexander Wilson. 306

105. Ode on the Passions.

Collins. 308

106. Greece....

Byron. 312

107. Rome...

Ibid. 314

108. The Flight of Xerxes

. Miss Jewsbury. 316

109. The Battle-Field...

W. C. BRYANT. 317

110. The Beauties of Nature.

..S. G. Howe. 318

111. American Scenery.

.SILLIMAN. 320

112. Shakspeare's Tomb.

WASHINGTON IRVING. 322

113. The Quarrel of Brutus and Cassius.. .Shakspeare. 325

114. Antony's Address to the Roman Populace. ...Ibid. 329

115. Cassius instigating Brutus, &c...

.Ibid. 332

116. Othello's Apology.

Ibid. 334

117. Religion the cause of the Settlements of New Eng-

land..

.John Q. ADAMS. 336

118. Conclusion of a Discourse, &c..

.JOSEPH STORY. 338

119. Dr. Bowditch at Home.....

ALEXANDER YOUNG. 342

120. Rienzi's Address to the Romans.

... Miss Mitford. 344

121. Speech of Catiline before the Roman Senate. Croly's Catiline. 346

122. Cato's Soliloquy on the Immortality of the Soul... Addison. 347

123. Edward and Warwick ..

. Franklin's Translation. 348

124. Custom of Whitewashing.

FRANCIS HOPKINSON. 352

125. Same Subject, concluded.

.. IBID. 354

126. Recollections of Hannah More.

Boston Atlas. 358

127. Same Subject, concluded

IBID. 361

128. Female Accomplishments..

Hannah More. 367

129. An Address to the Deity...

Mrs. Barbauld. 369

130. The Three Warnings..

Mrs. Thrale. 371

131. The Burial of Sir John Moore..

Wolfe. 374

132. Extract from a Speech on the British Treaty. FISHER AMEs. 376

133. Character of Leverett Saltonstall... STEPHEN C. Phillips. 380

134. The Blind Preacher....

WIRT. 384

135. The Value of Christian Faith...

BUCKMINSTER. 386

136. Death of Gertrude, and the Lament of Outalissi.. Campbell. 390

137. Reflections of Cardinal Wolsey, &c.... Shakspeare. 393

Lesson.

Page.

138. On laying the Corner-Stone of the Bunker Hill Mon-

ument, 17th of June, 1825... DANIEL WEBSTER. 397

139. On the Completion of Bunker Hill Monument, 17th

of June, 1843....

. IBID. 399

140. Devastation of the Carnatic by Hyder Ali..

Burke. 401

141. Canning and Brougham.

Anonymous. 404

142. The Laborer..

WILLIAM D. GALLAGHER. 408

143. Passing Away.

.John PIERPONT. 410

144. That Silent Moon..

GEORGE W. DOANE. 412

145. The Midnight Mail...

Hannah F. Gould. 414

146. The Progress of Knowledge.

.S. G. GOODRICH. 415

147. The Study of Natural History.

T. M. BREWER. 418

148. George Washington.

C. W. UPHAM. 420

149. Pilgrim's Progress.

. . Macaulay. 423

150. The Mummy.

Horace Smith. 425

151. Hymn to the Flowers.

. Ibid. 428

152. A Song for St. Cecilia's Day.

Dryden. 430

153. The Sailor's Mother....

. Southey. 432

154. Speech upon the Bill for the Relief of the Widow of

General Harrison,

ISAAC C. BATES. 437

155. Power of Conscience...

DANIEL WEBSTER. 438

156. The Broken Heart...

WASHINGTON IRVING. 442

157. Idea of a Perfect Woman..

Burke. 445

158. The Millennium....

Cowper. 447

159. The Idea of a State..

Sir W. Jones. 448

160. The Passage....

Uhland, (translated.) 449

161. Rosamund Gray.

. Lamb. 450

162. The Influence of Poetry..

W. E. CHANNING, 454

163. Evidences of Christianity

IBID. 457

164. Extract from the Life of Jeremiah Smith..J. H. Morison. 460

165. A Paraphrase on Psalm LXXIV..

. Miss Williams. 462

166. Tribute to the enterprising Spirit of the New Eng-

land Colonists...

Burke. 463

167. Apostrophe to the Queen of France.

Ibid. 464

168. Intemperance...

DR. BEECHER. 465

INDEX OF AUTHORS.

Lesson.

Lesson.
ADAMS, John Q..

117. DOANE, GEORGE W.. . 144.
Addison, Joseph.
122. Dryden, John.....

.152.
Akenside, Mark.

.63.
Alison, Archibald..

65. EMERSON, GEORGE B.. 40.
AMES, FISHER.

132. EVERETT, ALEXANDER H. ..55.
Anonymous..
.141. EVERETT, EDWARD.

.90.
ATLAS, Boston

.126, 127.
Audubon, J. J..

102. Franklin, (translation)......123.
Barbauld, Mrs...

. 129. Gallagher, William D.. ..142.
Barton, Bernard..

..62. GOODRICH, S. G... ...146.
BATES, Isaac C.... .88, 154. Gould, Hannah F. .45, 145.
Beattie, James...
78. Grahame, James..

4, 29.
BEECHER, EDWARD .168. GREENWOOD, F. W. P.........8.
Bigland, John

7.
Bonhote,..
.6. Hall, Basil...

35, 36.
Bowring, John..
.4, 9. HALLECK, F. G....

..23.
BREWER, T. M..
.147. Hemans, Mrs.....

98, 99.
BRYANT, W. C....14, 54, 68, 109. HENRY, PATRICK...

.56.
BUCKINGHAM, J. T.. ..66. HILLARD, GEORGE S..2, 10, 11, 20.
BUCKMINSTER, J. S.. ..135. HitCHCOCK, EDWARD... ..101.
Burke, Edmund.140, 157,166, 167. HOPKINSON, FRANCIS....124, 125.
Burns, Robert

.79. HOWE, SAMUEL G........ ..110.
Byron, George Gordon...22, 24,
38, 106, 107.

Irving, WASHINGTON..17, 18, 42,

64, 112, 156.
Campbell, Thomas... 25, 72, 136.
CHANDLER, P. W. ..96. JARVIS, EDWARD...

.74.
CHANNING, W. E.. ..162, 163. Jewsbury, Miss....

108.
CHAPIN, E. H..
94. Johnson, Samuel.

.5.
Coleridge, S. T.
.51. | Jones, Sir William

159.
Collins, William..

. 105.
Congreve, William
..72. KENDALL, GEORGE W....

..33, 34.
Cowper, William.. .67, 72, 158. Knowles, Sheridan.. ...86
Crabbe, George.

.....4, 71.
Croly, George. ..100, 121. Lamb, Charles..

..161.

LONGFELLOW, H. W...43, 60, 61.
Dawes, RUFUS
.44. | LOTHROP, S. K...

..57.

Lesson.

Lesson.
Macaulay,

...39, 149. SIGOURNEY, MRS... 49, 103.
MAGAZINE, N. E........3, 15, 30. Silliman,

.111.
Magazine, Dublin University..48. Smith, Horace. .150, 151.
Milton, John...
.72. Smith, Sidney

..50.
Mitford, Miss.
.120. Southey, Robert...

.153.
Moir,..

13. SPRAGUE, CHARLES...21, 47, 92,
Moodie,

. 26, 27.

93.
Moore, Thomas.

.4, 83. Story, JOSEPH...12, 19, 89, 118.
More, Hannah.

128.
Morison, J. H.

..164.
Thomson, James..

72.
Thrale, Mrs......

..130.
Norton, ANDREWS.

.46.
PAGE, D. P......

73. Uhland, (translated)..... .160.
PARK, EDWARDS..

82. Upham, CHARLES W. ......148.
Paulding, James K..

53.
PEABODY, W.B. O... 52. WARE, HENRY, JR. ...75, 77, 84.
PERCIVAL, J. G.....
59. WAYLAND, FRANCIS

41.
Phillips, STEPHEN C... 133. WEBSTER, DANIEL.......58, 91,
PIERPONT, John.

. 143. 138, 139, 155.
Pope, Alexander..... ..70., Williams, Miss

. 165.
PRENTICE, GEORGE D.. ..16. Willis, N. P.....

...69.
Putnam, GEORGE... .97. Wilson, John ......4, 37, 80, 81.

Wilson, Alexander

.104.
Review, Edinburgh .95. Wirt, WILLIAM

.. 134.
Rogers, Samuel..
.4. Wolfe,..

76, 131.

Wordsworth, William.....31, 32.
Scott, Sir Walter..

72.
Shakspeare, William.72, 85, 113, Young, ALEXANDER...1, 28, 119.
114, 115, 116, 137.

Young, Edward..

..87.

THE

DISTRICT SCHOOL

SCHOOL READER.

ARTICULATION.

A distinct articulation forms the basis of good reading. It should, therefore, receive our first attention. The organs of speech are as susceptible of improvement, and as much strengthened by proper exercise, as the limbs of the body; and if we would secure a perfect enunciation, the voice should be frequently exercised upon the elementary sounds of the language, both simple and combined, and classes of words, containing sounds liable to perversion or suppression, should be forcibly and accurately pronounced.

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The Faculty of Speech. ALEXANDER Young.

The faculty of speech is one of the noblest and most valuable gifts which a bountiful providence has bestowed on us. It is the appropriate endowment of man— that which, more than any other, distinguishes him from the rest of

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