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HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

GIFT OF
GINN & COMPANY
MARCH 17, 1927

COPYRIGHT, 1978, 1879,
By D. APPLETON AND COMPANY.

COPYRIGHT, 1902.
BY AMERICAN BOOK COMPANY.

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1. The House of Usher.

. Edgar A. Poe.
II. The Haunted Palace.

.Edgar A. Poe.
III. Intelligent Roading..

..... Mark Bailey.
IV. Winter

William Shakespeare.
V. Marmion and Douglas.

. Sir Walter Scott.
VI. Ascent of Mount Ktaadn .Henry D. Thoreau.
VII. Virtue.

...George Herbert.
VIII. Rules of Behavior .

.George Washington.
IX. Morning Sounds

.James Beattie.
X. The Hermit ....

.James Beattie.
XI. The Survivors of the Battle of Bunker Hill

Daniel Webster.
XII. Ode — How sleep the Brave !... William Collins.
XIII. The Death of Le Fevre

Laurence Sterne.
XIV. How to render Matter-of-fact and Earnest Ideas

Mark Bailey.
XV. The Battle of Hastings....

.Charles Dickens.
XVI. An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog.

Oliver Goldsmith.
XVII. The Nightingale

.S. H. Peabody.
XVIII. Dotheboys Hall..

.Charles Dickens.
XIX. An April Day...

Caroline A. B. Southey.
XX. God's Dominion and Man's Dependence.

Psalms XXIV. and XC.
XXI. The Destruction of Sennacherib.;. .Lord Byron.
XXII. How to render Noble Ideas

. Mark. Bailey.
XXIII. Earthquakes and Volcanoes. Edward Hitchcock.
XXIV. Sunday

. George Herbert.

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XXV. The Rescue of a Kitten..

...Henry Fielding. 76

XXVI. Sunset on the Border

..Sir Walter Scott. 78

XXVII. The Coyote... .S. L. Clemens (Mark Twain). 80

XXVIII. For a' that, and a' that.

. Robert Burns. 82

XXIX. How to render Joyous Ideas...... ..Mark Bailey. 84

XXX. Mignon's Song . Goethe ( Thomas Carlyle's translation). 87

XXXI. The Thirteen Colonies...

.T. W. Higginson. 90

XXXII. The Vanity of Human Pride.

William Knox. 92

XXXIII. Frozen Words.....

.Joseph Addison. 95

XXXIV. What constitutes a State ? ...Sir William Jones. 98

XXXV. The Effect of Paul's Preaching at Ephesus.

Acts. xix. 23-41. 100

XXXVI. The Coronach

.Sir Walter Scott. 103

XXXVII. How to render Sad Ideas..

.Mark Bailey. 105

XXXVIII. The Pauper's Deathbed...

...... Caroline A. B. Southey. 107

XXXIX. Mrs. Caudle urging the Need of Spring Clothing.

Douglas W. Jerrold. 109

XL. Under the Greenwood Tree ....William Shakespeare. 113

XLI. Mexico as first seen by the Spaniards.

William H. Prescott. 114

XLII. Thanatopsis ...

William Cullen Bryant. 117

XLIII. Emmet's Vindication.

. Robert Emmet. 120

XLIV. Adieu to my Native Land

...Lord Byron. 124

XLV. The Battle of the Ants..

Henry D. Thoreau. 127

XLVI. The Soldier's Dream

Thomas Campbell. 131

XLVII. Dr. Primrose in Prison...

.Oliver Goldsmith. 133

XLVIII. Dialogue with the Gout.. .Benjamin Franklin. 136

XLIX. Absalom

.N. P. Willis. 139

L. The Blind Preacher

William Wirt. 144

LI. America

.Bishop Berkeley. 147

LII. The Ascent to the Eagle's Nest... ..John Wilson. 148

LIII. The Descent from the Eagle's Nest.....John Wilson. 153

LIV. The Hot Season

Oliver Wendell Holmes. 157

LV. How to render Scornful and Sarcastic Ideas.

Mark Bailey. 159

LVI. Hymn to the Night .

.H. W. Longfellow. 161

LVII. Speech of Brutus

William Shakespeare. 162

LVIII. “We watched her Breathing'

Thomas Hood. 164

LIX. In the Maine Woods..

.Henry D. Thoreau. 165

LX. Marco Bozzaris.

Fitz-Greene Halleck. 169

LXI. Giant Despair .

.John Bunyan. 171

LXII. Escape from Doubting Castle

John Bunyan. 176

LXIII. Mark Antony's Oration .... William Shakespeare. 179

LXIV. Sancho Panza's Government

.M. de Cervantes. 186

LXV. The Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaklava.

Alfred Tennyson. 190

LXVI. The Charge of the Light Brigade .... W. H. Russell. 193

LXVII. Winter ..

.Percy Bysshe Shelley. 195

LXVIII, The Mound Builders.

.T. W. Higginson. 196

LXIX. The Deserted Village.

Oliver Goldsmith. 200

LXX. The Valley of Humiliation.

.John Bunyan. 204

LXXI. The Village Preacher.....

Oliver Goldsmith. 207

LXXII. How to render Humorous Ideas. ..Mark Bailey. 209

LXXIII. The Grave......

.James Montgomery. 212

LXXIV. The Murderer can not keep his Secret. . Daniel Webster. 216

LXXV. The Shipwreck.....

.Lord Byron. 219

LXXVI. Hidden Beauties of Classic Authors...... .N. P. Willis. 221

LXXVII. The Launch of the Ship.

.H. W. Longfellow. 222

LXXVIII. Building the House...

.Henry D. Thoreau. 224

LXXIX. Break, break, break.

..Alfred Tennyson. 227

LXXX. Walden Pond...

.Henry D. Thoreau. 228

LXXXI. Lochinvar .

. Sir Walter Scott. 232

LXXXII. How to render Impassioned Ideas.. .Mark Bailey. 234

LXXXIII. How I learned to write Prose.... .Benjamin Franklin. 237

LXXXIV. Translation of the Twenty-third Psalm..Joseph Addison. 241

LXXXV. A Rill from the Town Pump .... Nathaniel Hawthorne. 243

LXXXVI. The Eve before Waterloo.

Lord Byron. 249

LXXXVII. The Battle of Waterloo.

Victor Hugo. 252

LXXXVIII. The Defeat at Waterloo

Victor Hugo. 257

LXXXIX. The Sublimity of God...

Psalm CIV. 263

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XC. Poetic Reading. I.......

Mark Bailey. 266
XCI. Man's Physical and Mental Superiority.... Daniel Webster. 274
XCII. Each and All ......

.R. W. Emerson. 275
XCIII. Rip Van Winkle's Sleep..

Washington Irving. 278
XCIV. Rip Van Winkle's Return

Washington Irving. 283
XCV. Rip Van Winkle's Recognition Washington Irving. 287
XCVI. Bannockburn.....

Robert Burns. 291
XCVII. The Liberty of the Press.

.John Milton. 293
XCVIII. Poetic Reading. II.

Mark Bailey. 295
XCIX. Puck and the Fairy..

William Shakespeare. 300
C. The Wonders of Astronomy .

Edward Everett. 302
CI. Poetic Reading. III.

.Mark Bailey. 306
CII. Coral Grove...

.James G. Percival. 313
CIII. The Glory of God.

.Psalm XIX. 315
CIV. The Happy Valley

.Samuel Johnson. 317
CV. The Dream of Clarence.

William Shakespeare. 320
CVI. The Time for Moral and Intellectual Culture.

Thomas De Quincey. 324
CVII. The Cataract of Lodore..

.Robert Southey. 327
CVIII. My Oratorical Experience.

.Nathaniel Hawthorne. 332
CIX. Confessions of a Bashful Man.

. Anonymous. 335
CX. Curran's Reply to Threats of Violence.

John Philpot Curran. 339
CXI. Bugle Song

Alfred Tennyson. 341
CXII. The Mock Turtle's Story

.Lewis Carroll. 342
CXIII. Evening ...

...Oliver Wendell Holmes. 345
CXIV. Benefits of Inventions and Discoveries ..John C. Calhoun. 348
CXV. The Bivouac of the Dead...

Theodore O'Hara. 351
CXVI. Influence of the Translation of the Bible upon Litera-
ture..

William Hazlitt. 354
CXVII. Song of the Silent Land.

J. G. von Salis (Longfellow's translation). 356
CXVIII. Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata.

Anonymous. 357
CXIX. Darkness-a Dream

.Lord Byron. 362
CXX. God's Mightiness and Tenderness...Psalms CII. and CIII. 365

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