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SI. Thoughts To Dwell Oh.

Life — InflueDce of Actions—Now — Fidelity in Little Things

— Imperceptible Formation of Habits — Kindness its own Reward, 84

22. The Boastful Scholar, 86

23. Learning to Write W. Burton, .... 87

25. The Snow of Winter Zschohke, 90

26. The Two Roads Richter, 92

29. Gladiatorial Combat with a Tiger, 94

30. Government of the Thoughts HoRNI, 97

32. Compression in Speech, 102

33. Turning the Grindstone Franrlin, 103

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

37. Full of a Mountain, Dumas, 106

38. The Spider and Bee : an Apologue, .... Swift 108

39. Climate of the Catskill Mountains, .... Irving, Ill

41. John Puuuds, the Cobbler 115

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

45." " " (Part II.)," 122

46." " " (Part III.)" 123

47. The Stream Made to Work, Karh 125

50. The Teachings of Nature From The German, . 130

51. A Chase on the Ice, 131

62. The Particular Lady , 133

56. Spirit the Motive Power, Ac., Lardner, 138

57. The Lion and the Spaniel Brooke 139

68. Imprisonment of Bonnivard, Dumas, 142

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. " " " (Part II.), f 151

69. The Complaint of a Stomach, Chambers, 157

70 The Permanence of Words J. Montgomery, . .160

71. The Puffers Macaulay, .... 162

74. A Pupil's Tribute, Ac., Cottle, 167

75. Self-killing, Chambers, 171

76. Humanity of Robert Bruce Scott 173

77. First Predictor of an Eclipse, Mituhell, 174

80. Inconvenient Ignorance, Dumas, 181

81. The Cavern by the Sea .183

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 — lb. True Estimate of the

Teacher's Calling—Channing, 184

83. Columbus and his Discovery Everett 187

84. The Discovery of America Robertson 188

86. Unity and Progress of Mankind Bancroft 193

87. On Kindness to Brute Animals, Chambers 195

89. The Resolute Whale, 197.

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, « 208

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

98. Labor and Genius, Sydney Smitn, .... 214

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

102. The Two Palaces: an Allegory , 119

103. The Discontented Miller Goldsmith 221

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

105. Thoughts On Early Rising.

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

How to Rise Early Anon. 225

107. A Hill from the Town Pump (Part I.), . Hawthorne, 231

108. '« " (Part II.), ." 234

109. Sound and Sense, Chambers, 236

112. Is Knowledge Power 1 LyttoxAnon., . . .240

114. Historical Characters.

DemosthenesCreasy. Cicero and Demosthenes Compared—Fen-

don. Alfred the Great — Dickens. Mary, Queen of Scots—Rub-

ertson. Last Moments of Addison — Macaulay. Lord Chatham

in Parliament—HazlUt. As Secretary of State—Oratian. Ed-

mund Burke — Anon 243

117. The Youth of Washington, Everrty, 249

118. Vesuvius, Wm. Ware, 251

119. The Sword and Press, Carlyle, 254

121. JuanofAro, De Quincey And Others,259

122. The Sky Euskin 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—76. The Schoolmaster

Abroad—Brougham. Reply to De Brcze— Mirabeau. Men and

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

Union — Webster. Civil War— Clay, 266

127. Archimedes, Winthrop, 275

129. The Free Mind, Ohanninq, 277

130. Anecdotes And Incidents.

Know before you Speak — True Generosity — Moral and T .ysical

Courage — Religion the Cement of Society — Habits of 7bserva-

tion — Good Advice — Humorous Retaliation, 278

131. Ferdinand and Isabella, Irving, 281

132. 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 — lb. 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, . . . Qo. 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— South. Outward and In-

ward Riches — Talfourd, Effects of Infidelity — Hall. Knowl-

edge an Assurance of Immortality — Wilson. Demoralization of

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

istry of the Beautiful ,— Chalmers. The most Precious Possession

Davy. Reflections in Westminster Abbey -"Addison Efficacy

of Prayer—Lammenais. Death— Dewey, 31

151. The Mind its own Educator Deoerabdo, . . . 321

152. Fulton's First Steamboat, • . Story, 324

153. Passage of the Beresina, 326

154. Duelling Dykond 330

155. Benjamin Franklin, Fosteu, Wirt, Winthrop, 331

1»i0 Progress uf Civilization, Macaulay, .... 338

163. Vanity, Ac., of Literature, Rogehs 345

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 — Mnnntford. Love of Il'irne— Webster.

Resistance to Ridicule — Sydney Smith. Of Venwuy— K ay-

land. Perseverance under Failure — Niebuhr. Abuse of the

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

Jesting—lb. Local Associations—Johtwm, 367

174. Telegraphs Schubert 376

176. Lochiel's Warning, Ca;ipbeli 379

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

178. The Indians among Themselves, Irving 382

180. The American War, Chatham, 386

181. Literature of the Hebrews Russell, 389

183 Napoleon, Lamartine 393

184 Napoleon as a Student, 396

185. Thoughts On Roohs.

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

mng. Mural 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 Browne, 400

188. The Eloquence Op 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

196. Pi7.arrb 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 Bias and the 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, Sand 439

211. Pleasures of Scicnco, Brougham 441

212. Proverbs of Solomon 443

POETRY.

5. Another Day, Keble, 58

6. Complaints of the Poor, Southey, 63

8. The Lighthouse, 67

10. The Daffodils Wordswortn, ... 70

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

14. The Turf shall be, Ac Moore 76

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

19. The Seasons Schottel 83

20. Thought and Deed 84

24. The Life-boat 89

27. The Present Time 93

28. The Blind Street-fiddler, Wordsworth, . . 93
SI Belect Passages In Verse.

Ulysses' Dog. Feigned Courage — Jkjm Lamb. Bearty — Gay.

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

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

35 Hymn Addison, ...... 105

36. Graves of a Household Hemans 105

40. Select Passages In Verse.

Happiness — 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, Hoon, 127

49. Address to the Indolent, Thomson 128

63. The Father's Return, Soothey 136

54. The Carrier-pigeon, . - Moore, 137

65. Ode to Peace Cowper, 137

59. The Launch of the Ship LoNGrellOW 143

60. Affectation, Cumberlann, .... 144

—63. Creation Addison, 149

66. God Derzhavin, .... 153

67. Expression in Reading, Lluvd 155

68. The Return of the Dove, Mackat 156

72. Hymn of the Hebrew Maid, Scott 164

73. The Brave Man Bcrgeb, 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

Griffin, 177

79. Advance, M'carthy, 179

85. First Voyage of Columbus Joanna Baillie, . . 191

88. Reciprocal Kindness Cowper, ...... 197

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

92. The Prairies Bryany, 205

96. The Hurricane, Brya'ny, 211

100. To the Flying-fish, Moore, 217

101. The Village Preacher, Goldsmith 218

106. The Ship, Wilson, 228

110 When I am Old, Miss Brigss 238

111. Hymn of the Mountaineers, Hemans, 239

113. True Courage Bowrino 242

115. Mary Stuart and her Mourner, Lvtton, 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 — Praotioal

Charity — Crabbe. The Guilty Conscience — Byron. Prayer —

Tennyson. Coronaoh — Scott, 256

123. The Beautiful Burrington, .... 264

124. The Ploughman Holmes, 265

126. Elegy in a Country Church-yard, Gray, 27J

128. Lord Ullin's Daughter, Campbell, 276

133. Excelsior, Longfellow, .... 285

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

139. Strong Drink maketh Fools, Heywoon, 294

140. The Lutist and Nightingale, Fobd, 295
141. POeTRY OF THe SeASONS. PARt I.

The Tardy Spring — Whittier. The Blue-bird's Song — Strut

Delights of Spring — Howitt. First Warm Day of Spring — Horaet

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

Divine Bounty Manifest — Thomson, 297

145. In Rome, Rogers, £07

146. Select Passages In Verse.

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

Kosciusko — Campbell. The Captive's Dreams — 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 Winchelsea, .... 334

158. John Littlejohn, Macray, 336

159. Portry Op The Seasons. Part II.

Sunrise in Summer — 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 Rhino. — From the German. Beauty and

the Dawn — Arndt, 358

173 Portry Of The Seasons. Part III.

A Beautiful Day in Autumn — Southey. An American Autumnal

Scene—November—Bryant. Hope Amid Decay, ..374

175. The Electric Telegraph, 378

179. Dramatic Extracts.

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

Artevelde—Taylor. Innocence—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 — Cowper. Harmony of Expression — Pope. Thj3 Hope of

an Hereafter — Campbell, 410

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

192. The Chameleon Merricr, 413

193. Affectation in the Pulpit, Cowper, 414

194. To the Sky-lark, .' Shelley, 415

195. Ode on Cecilia's Day, Dryden, 416

199. The Treasures by the Wayside, Lytton, 423

201. The Souls of Books, "425

205. Poetry Of The Seasons. Part IV.

A Winter's Sabbath Scene—Grahame. The Snow-storm — Em-

erson. A Welcome 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 Angclo, ". . . . 320

161. Gil Bias and the Archbishop Le Sage, 340

162. The Trade of War, Schiller, 343

165. Brutus and Cassius, Shakspeare, .... 350

167. Franklin and the Gout Franrlin 355

172. From Hamlet, Shahspeare, .... 371

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

PART III. Explanatory Index, 445

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