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nation. Many of the selections in this volume bave stood the practical test of use in a large grammar school, in which some attention was given to elocution; and its preparation originated in a desire to meet a want felt and expressed by many common school teachers.

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec., 1866.

CLASSIFIED INDEX.

PROSE.-PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL

Duties of American Citizens....
Elements of the American Government.
The Constitution and the Union..
The Fourth of July...
Bunker Hill Monument..
The Union .....
The Constitution.....
Our Duties to our Country
Character of Washington.
Supposed Speech of John Adams.
Purpose of the Monument...
Our Duty to Our Country.
The Future of America...
Character of True Eloquence.
Our Country's Origin.....
Public Schools the Life of the Nation..
New England and the Union..
Liberty of the Press
Our Country..
Freedom
Liberty and Slavery.
Spirit of the Nation...
How to Crush the Rebellion.
We Must Fight...
Progress of Freedom.
Our Nationality.
Our Union.
Wickedness of the Rebellion..
Burial of Baker....
Life of Abraham Lincoln..

PAGR Webster. 15

30 21 56 58 64 97 110 149 153 174 106 188 187

203 Anon. 124 S. S. Prentiss. 87 E. D. Baker. 17

22 40 57 66 65 75

96 T. Starr King. 211

42 44

74 George Bancroft. 31

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God in History...
Growth of the American Republic.
Palmerston and Lincoln..
Speech at Gettysburg...
Dead on the field of Honor..
Farewell Address to the Army.
The Honored Dead..
Our Flag
American Industry..
Loyalty ....
President Lincoln's Last Inaugural.
Character of Washington..
Slavery the Corner-Stone..
Danger of Exasperating the Rebels..
Love of Country....
Our Flag.....
National Greatness.

Gcorgc Bancroft. 111

78

107
. Abraham Lincoln. 33
.E. H. Chapin. 43

U. S. Grant. 41
.H. W. Beecher. 77
. Rev. A. L. Stone 88

151
Horace Bushnell 89
Abraham Lincoln. 90

.Philligs. 150
4. H. Stephens. 154
A. A. Sargent. 161
Newton Booth. 189
.J. W. Winans. 212
..John Bright. 76

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POETRY.-PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL.
Eve of Election....

Whittier. 17
Barbara Frietchie..

27
Laus Deo.....

155
Death of Slavery..

. Bryant. 157
Not Yet...

16
Wounded.

26
Never or Now..

Holmes. 61
The Union...

123
Paul Revere's Ride......

.Longfellow. 98
On the War-Biglow Papers..

. Lowell. 37
The Issues

158
The Little Drummer.

Stoddard. 62
Sheridan's Ride...

.Read. 46
The Old Continentals..

McMasters. 25
Charge of the Light Brigade.

Tennyson. 83
Crimean Camp Song.

Bayard Taylor. 95
Dirgo for a Soldier..

Boker. 36
The American Flag..

. Drake. 59
The Nation's Dead..

.d non. 39
Company K.....

93

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INDEX.

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The Soldier's Return.
After the War.....
John Burns at Gettysburg.
The Reveille...

PAGE
..Anon. 92

47
.F. B. Harte. 33

23

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PROSE.--MISCELLANEOUS.
California.

7. Starr King. 19
Free Schools..

. Horace Mann. 109
Defense of Common Schools..

.John Conness. 109
Common School Education.

Horace Bushnell. 123
Growth of California..

.F. P. Tracy. 152
Story of John Maynard.

.John B. Gough. 175
The Normans..

.F. P. Tracy. 160
Labor....

Orville Dewey. 205
Hard Work.

Wm. Ellery Channing. 204
Our Common Schools.

. Daniel Webster. 210
Moral Rectitude....

Newton Bateman. 173

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POETRY.-MISCELLANEOUS.
Resignation...

.Longfellow. 139
The Day is Done..

128
Children...

130
Maud Muller..

Whittier. 103
The Ranger..

120
Thomas Starr King..

75
The Winds...

. Bryant. 192
California.

Bayard Taylor. 20
Progress.

.Frank Soulé. 142
Poor and Rich..

Lowell. 166
The Bells...

. Poe. 126
The Enchanted Isle..

.B. F. Tuylor. 168
Babie Bell.....

T. B. Aldrich. 202
The Main Truck.

. Morris. 220
A Will and a Way..

. Saxe. 180
The Family Meeting..

. Sprague. 186
The Fight of Paso del Mar.

Bayard. Taylor. 199
She Prays for Her Boy.

Anna M. Bates, 198
Battle of Waterloo...

.Byron. 183
A postrophe to the Ocean..

190

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Mazeppa.....
Worth of Woman.
Bugle Song....
Hymn to the Flowers
The Dying Year ..
The Death Bed...
Our State..
True Nobility
Hour of Death..
Voice of Spring..
To-Day and To-Morrow.
Hymn of Nature
Story of School....
The Battle ...
Man's Mission..
Thanksgiving
Once I was Pure
Souls, not Stations..
Katy Lee and Willie Gray.
What I Live for ..
In the Mines...
The World Would be the Better for it...
Dirge for the Beautiful
Our Baby
Kitty
Evening.
What Might be Done.
The Fatherland..
The Children.
Two ....
Up the Hill.......
Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation..
The Miner..

PAGR
. Pyron. 222
Schiller. 193

· Tennyson. 222
Horace Smith. 218
Tennyson. 207
Hood. 22

201
Swain. 195
Felicia Hemans. 100

146
Gerald Massey. 78
Peabody. 101

208
115
117
206
137
141
143
181

185
Cobb. 182

197
225
226
218
229
229
119

226
. Luella Clark. 227

91
228

PROSE.-HUMOROUS.

Mrs. Caudle's Curtain Lecture on Tobacco..

• Shopping..
16 Umbrellas...

16 Shirt Buttons.
Brimstone Morning at Dotheboys Hall..

Douglas Jerrold. 214

179
133

71
.Dickens. 131

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