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SERIES OF READING BOOKS

FOR

PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.

EDITED BY

JOHN G. CROMWELL, M.A.

PRINCIPAL OF ST MARK'S COLLEGE, CHELSEA.

FOURTH BOOK.

LONDON:
GEORGE PHILIP & SON, 32 FLEET STREET ;
LIVERPOOL: CAXTON BUILDINGS, SOUTH JOHN STREET, AND

49 & 51 SOUTH CASTLE STREET.

1874.

ADVERTISEMENT.

TAE Editor is anxious to express his obligations to the following Authors for their kindness in allowing extracts to be made from their works for this little book :-Miss Dora Greenwell, Miss Ingelow, Miss Smedley, Miss Coleridge, Miss Yonge, Dr Acland, Mr R. Browning, Sir Arthur Helps, Canon Kingsley, Mr F. T. Palgrave, Dr Yeats, Mr S. Smiles, and the Editors of “All the Year Round.”

Also to the following Publishers: - Messrs Chambers, Messrs Chapman & Hall, Messrs Cassell, Petter, & Galpin; Messrs Knight, Messrs Longman, Messrs Macmillan, Mr Murray, Messrs Nelson, and Messrs Strahan, for permission to make extracts from works published by them.

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PAGE

32. The Gorilla

92

33. Autumn (P. B. Shelley)

95

34. The Good Man of Ballengiech

97

35. The Asses

101

36. A Book (Hannah More)

102

37. Upon Westminster Bridge (W. Wordsworth)

103

38. Regulus

104

39. Genoa

107

40. The Fox and the Cat (J. Cunningham)

110

41. The Fairies' Gifts

111

42. The Tea Plant

112

43. A Farewell (Charles Kingsley)

116

44. Milton on his Blindness (John Milton)

116

45. The Noble Nature (Ben Jonson)

117

46. The Battle of Crecy

118

47. Columbus and the Egg

124

48. The Clock and the Dial (De la Motte

)

125

49. Preservation of Meat

127

50. Adventure with a Lion

129

61. To a Dying Christian (Charles Wesley)

133

52. Eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79

133

53. A Walk in a Churchyard (Archbishop Trench)

137

54. The Eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 1872 (Adapted from

Times." newspaper)

140

55. Benjamin Franklin's Precepts

144

56. Nature and Heaven (Bishop Heber)

145

57. The Vulture

146

58. The Battle of Trafalgar

148

59. The Death of Nelson

152

60. How they brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix

(R. Browning)

156

61. British Fisheries

159

62. Travelling in Russia

162

63. Pigwiggen's Armour (Michael Drayton's" Nymphidia”) 166

64. The Ostrich

167

65. Josiah Wedgewood

172

66. Midnight (Thomas Sackville)

176

67. An Adventure of Richard Coeur-de-Leon

177

68. The Taming of Bucephalus

178

69. Waste of Fuel

181

70. The Housekeeper (Charles Lamb)

182

71. Guidance of the Tongue

183

72. Mercy to Animals .

183

73. Migration of Birds

183

74. The Crab-tree

75. The Reverie of Poor Susan (W. Wordsworth)

188

76. The Surrender of Calais to the King of England

189

77. The Two Dogs

194

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