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Contents

The Spring Journey Heber
45
Time Walter Scott
46
The Spanish Champicn Mrs Hemans
47
The Down fal of Poland Campbell
48
Exercises on Determinate Inflexions
49
Scene before the Siege of Corinth Byron
50
Scene after the Siege of Corinth Byron
51
The Arabs Farewell to his Horse Mrs Norton
52
The Lament of the Irish Emigrant Mrs Blackwood
53
Lord William Southey
54
Cur de Lion at the Bier of his Father Mrs Hemans
55
The War of the League Macaulay
56
Atherstone
57
The Bridal of Malahide G Griffin
58
Virginiaa Lay of Ancient Rome Macaulay
59
Mary Queen of Scots H G Bell
60
The Gamblers Wife Coates
61
The Sack of Baltimore T Davis
62
The Christians Hopo
63
To a Seagull
64
The Star of Heaven
65
The Voice and Pen
66
EMPHASIS
67
Gougaune Barra
68
Sir Turlough or the Churchyard Bride
69
The Forging of the Anchor
70
To the Nightingale
71
My Grave
72
The Song of the Shirt Hood
73
PORCE
74
Song of Old Time Eliza Cook
75
The King of the Wind Eliza Cook
76
De Bruce Allan Cunningham
77
The Ruined Cottage Mrs Maclean
78
The Prisoner of Chillon Byron
79
Battle of Flodden Field and Death of Marmion Scott
80
Mary the Maid of the Inn Southey
81
The Paupers Deathbed Mrs Southey
82
Ode to Eloquence Carey
83
Ginevra Rogers
84
The Massacre of Glencoe Scott
85
OConnors Child Campbell
86
Celadon and Amelia Thomson
87
The Legend of Lochbuy Thomas Nimmo
88
Jugurthas Prison Thoughts Wolfe
89
Marriage of Kennedy and Matilda Hogg
90
The Palm Tree Mrs Hemans
91
Secondary MotionThe Retired Arm
92
Love a tale Coleridge
93
The Swordchant of Thorstein Raudi Motherwell
94
Battle of Albuera Byron
95
The Polish Children Miss Pardoe
96
Lucy Wordsworth
97
Saul Byron
98
MISCELLANEOUS READINGS IN POETRY
99
Vision of Belshazzar Byron
100
The Men of Old R M Milnes
101
Childe Harolds Song
105
The Slaves Remonstrance
111
The Passions
117
The Dying Christian to his Soul
123
Lines on Revisiting the Banks of the Wye Wordsworth
130
The Skylark
137
Retreat of the French Army from Moscow Croly
145
The Parish Poorhouse
152
Tomorrow
158
The Leper
165
The ArabMaids Song
172
Furlong
173
G Griffin Callanan D P M Carthy S Ferguson Callanan W Carleton S Ferguson Keats T Davis 173 174
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MISCELLANEOUS READINGS IN PROSE 1 The Operations of Nature Sir H Davy
187
The Planetary and Terrestrial Worlds Addison
188
On the Approach of Evening Hervey 4 Sorrow for the Dead W Irving
190
On Human Grandeur Goldsmith
192
The Pleasures of Science Brougham
193
Death and Funeral of a Pauper C Dickens
207
Insignificance of the World Chalmers
211
The Fate of BurnsImportance of selfdenial T Carlyle 18 The Elders Deathbed Wilson
214
Punishment of a Spy Walter Scott
218
The Effects of Religion Wilberforce
220
2 The Uncertainties of Fortune Bolingbroke
221
Salathiels Account of the Fall of Jerusalem Croly
222
Ogsians Address to the Sun Macpherson
224
Eulogium on Marie Antoinette Queen of France Burke 25 Character of Napoleon Bonaparte Charles Philips
225
Press on Anonymous
228
Character of Pitt Lord Chatham Grattan
229
The Study of Nature Humboldt
230
Dante and Milton Macaulay
231
Connexion of Science and Religion Wiseman
233
The Advantages of Education Doyle 187 188 190 190 191 193 194 195 198 199 200 202 204 206 207 210 212 214 218 220 221 222 224 225 22...
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READINGS IN PULPIT ELOQUENCE 1 The Practice of Patience Jeremy Taylor 2 The Inefficiency of Human Works Melville
236
Without God in the World Robert Hall
238
Consolations of Religion Finlayson
239
The Death of the Wicked Massillon
240
The Crucifixion Bossuet
243
On Death Blair
244
On Autumn Alison
246
The Power of Conscience Horne
247
On Happiness Sterne
249
On the Approaches of Death Logan
251
The most extensive Wealth not productive of Enjoyment Jeremy Taylor
253
Christian Love Whately
255
On the Uncertainty of Life Kirwan
256
The Influence of Satan Chalmers
259
God is Love Watson 18 The Effects of Evil Example OKeefe
261
Human and Divine Justice Sherlock
263
The Majesty of the Redeemer W Archer Butler 236 236 238 239 240 243 244 246 247 248 249
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MISCELLANEOUS EXTRACTS FOR RECITATION 1 Sauls Address Byron 2 The Dying Chief Mrs Maclean
301
The Burial of Sir John Moore Wolfe 4 The Destruction of Sennacherib Byron
302
The Battle of Hohenlinden Campbell
303
Lord Ullins Daughter Campbell
304
The Soldiers Funeral Mrs Maclean 8 Casabianca Mrs Hemans
305
The Dying Soldier Anonymous
306
Crescentius Mrs Maclean
307
The Star of Bethlehem H Kirke White 12 The Soldiers Dream Campbell
308
Bruce to his Army Burns 14 Eliza Darwin
309
Lochinvar Scott
310
The Ghebers Attack Moore
311
The Exile of Erin Campbell
312
Tells Birthplace Coleridge
313
Flight of Xerxes Miss Jewsbury 20 Glenara Campbell
314
Harmosan Anonymous
315
Miriams Song Moore 23 Warsong of the Greeks Barry Cornwall
316
The Fall of DAssas Mrs Hemans 25 The Drum Jerrolds Magazine
317
Death of De Boune Scott
318
The Mother and her Dead Child Moir
319
The African Chief Bryant
320
The Slaves Petition Mrs Norton
321
The Felon Lewis 31 The Sailor Rogers
322
The Orphan Boy Mrs Opie
323
Beth Gelert W L Spencer
324
A Ship Sinking Wilson
325
Gertrude Von Der Wart Mrs Hemans
326
William and Margaret Mallet
327
The Idiot Boy Southey 38 Christian Warfare Charlotte Elizabeth
328
An Epicedium A A Watts
329
The Dying Gladiator Byron 41 The Conviot Ship Hervey 42 The Murdered Traveller Bryant 43 Belsbazzar Croby 301 301 302 302 303 304 305 30...
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DRAMATIC EXTRACTS
394
Richmond encouraging his Soldiers Shakspeare 4 Henry V to bis Soldiers at Hartlour Shakspeare A 394 394
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DIALOGUES
407
Prince Henry and Sir John Falstaff
413
Scene from Venice Preserved
420
Glenalvon Norval and Lord Randolph
427
Sir Edward Mortimer and Wilford
435
An Orators First Speech in Parliament
442
The Three Black Crows
448
The Frenchman and the Rats
454

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Page 302 - THE Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold, And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold; And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea, When the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee.
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Page 419 - Love thyself last: cherish those hearts that hate thee; Corruption wins not more than honesty. Still in thy right hand carry gentle peace To silence envious tongues. Be just, and fear not: Let all the ends thou aim'st at be thy country's, Thy God's, and truth's; then if thou fall'st, O Cromwell, Thou fall'st a blessed martyr!
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