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Round my Room . .

Xavier de Maistre

A Dialogue of the Gods


Washington's Farewell Address

George Washington

Character of Washington

Thomas Jefferson

Wilhelm Begins his Apprenticeship


Wilhelm and the Dramatic Company Goethe

Hermann and his Parents


The Rift in the Lute

Jean Paul Richter

Kubla Khan


Broken Friendship


The Rime of the Ancient Mariner


The Library.

George Crabbe

Burlesques from the Antijacobin.

Canning and Frere

Rogero in the Dungeon

The Needy Knife-grinder


Mrs. Hemans

The Battle of Blenheim

Robert Southey

The Abduction of Amanda

Regina Maria Roche

Pleasures of Hope

Thomas Campbell

Minor Poems

Thomas Campbell

Lochiel's Warning


Battle of the Baltic, 1801.

Hohenlinden, 1800

277 Lord Ullin's Daughter

Ye Mariners of England 278

Rose Aylmer

Walter Savage Landor

Castle Rackrent

Maria Edgeworth

Over the Brink of Treason




The Sharing of the Earth


Adventure with a Panther

Charles Brockden Brown

The Huntsmen


Some Old Scotch Judges

Lord Cockburn

The Elves

Ludwig Tieck

Toussaint L'Ouverture

Wendell Phillips.

Poems of Wordsworth :

Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey


To Toussaint L'Ouverture

Composed upon Westminster Bridge

Thought of a Briton on the Subjugation of Switzerland


The World's Ravages

She was a Phantom of Delight

Ode to Duty.

Intimations of Immortality

The Murder of the Duc d'Enghien

Pierre Lanfrey

Italian Literature

Mme. de Staël

Father William

Robert Southey

Gettysburg Address

Abraham Lincoln

Character of Lincoln

Robert Ingersoll

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(ROBERT BURNS, Scotch poet and song writer, was born January 25, 1759; the son of a struggling farmer, and himself hard-worked. Resolving to emi. grate to Jamaica, he published his poems in 1786 to gain passage money ; but the name they made him drew him to Edinburgh instead, and gained him an entrée into the best circles, where he made a deep impression ; a second edition was issued in 1787. After that he never took money for any of his songs, and lived in voluntary hardship, though their sale would have put him at ease. He was made an exciseman in 1788, and took a farm also. His sympathies with the French Revolution hindered his promotion ; and dissipated habits hastened his death, which occurred July 21, 1796.]


WHEN chapman billies leave the street,
An' drouthy' neebors, neebors meet,
As market days are wearing late,
An' folk begin to tak the gate; 8
While we sit bousing at the nappy,"
An' getting fou and unco happy,
We thinkna on the lang Scots miles,
The mosses, waters, slaps, and styles,
That lie between us and our hame,
Where sits our sulky, sullen dame,
Gathering her brows like gathering storm,
Nursing her wrath to keep it warm.

This truth fand honest Tam o' Shanter,
As he frae Ayr ae night did canter;
(Auld Ayr, wham ne'er a town surpasses
For honest men and bonie lasses).

O Tam! hadst thou but been sae wise
As ta’en thy ain wife Kate's advice !
She tauld thee weel thou wast a skellum,
A blethering, blustering, drunken blellum,'

· Pedlers.


8 Road. 6 Blockhead.

4 Ale. 7 Gabbler.

Fence gaps.

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