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THE READER THE FOCUS OF LANGUAGE TRAINING

SWINTON'S

FIFTH READER

AND

SPEAKER

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY

NEW YORK CINCINNATI :: CHICAGO

AMERICAN BOOK COMPANY

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LIERARY OF THE LELAND STANFORD JR. UNIVERSITY. TO SCHOOL OFFICERS. a. 38126.c

The attention of School Officers is invited to the following leading features of this Fifth Reader and Speaker.

Its Twofold Purpose. — It will be noted that this book is at once a Fifth Reader and a school Speaker, — two thirds of the matter being included under the former head, and one third under the latter. The prose and poetic selections in the Speaker section comprise many of the finest gems of oratory and poesy, and form a “golden treasury” from which the choicest pieces may be drawn for “declamation afternoons." At the same time the pieces in this section are an integral part of the Fifth Reader, and afford lessons which from time to time should be intercalated as specially fitted by their inspiriting tone and rhetorical excellence for class-room reading.

Matter. - In the tone of thought and feeling embodied in the selections will be found a well-considered advance on that of the Fourth Reader, but care has been taken to avoid the common mistake of making the transition too violent. The presence of a series of lessons under the generic title “Glimpses of Science” will be observed; and it will be noted that these selections are not “dry bones,” but science expressed in the forms of literary art.

Preparatory Notes. — In the paragraphs under this head are given brief characterizations of the authors, and such explanation of allusions and references as is necessary to the understanding of the pieces. As it is futile to assume that the literary apparatus requisite for the elucidation of such references and allusions is within the reach of scholars, it has been thought judicious to explain whatever needed explanation, to the end of good reading.

Language Study and Composition. — Under the head of “Language Study” will be found etymological, grammatical, and rhetorical questions and requirements, arranged under three subdivisions : I. The writing of the analysis of a few derivative words, fully exhibited in the Appendix; II. Hints and queries on salient points of practical grammar and sentential analysis; and III. Easy exercises in thoughtanalysis, literary expression, and the most useful figures of speech. The guiding principle has been to “make the exercises such as are fairly within the scholar's powers, and at the same time such as shall call these powers into fruitful activity.”

As in the Third and Fourth Readers, syllabuses for composition are appended to each lesson specially fitted for such reproduction.

M. P. 5

Copyright, 1883. by Tvison. Blakeman, Taylor, & Co.

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30. GLIMPSES OF SCIENCE :

The Three Lives of Insects

T. W. Harris .

156

31. THE BUILDERS .

Longfellow .

101

33. A TRAGEDY OF THE SEA

Hugo .

103

33. NEW ENGLAND WEATHER

Mark Twain

106

34. A PICTURE AND A HOPE .

Whittier .

170

35. A BRILLIANT GEOGRAPHICAL CONTRAST. Ruskin

173

36. THE PROFESSOR IN SHAFTS

Kellogg

176

37. DEATHBED OF WASHINGTON

Irving

38. GLIMPSES OF SCIENCE:

Marvels of Ancient Life

Arthur Nicol

186

33. THE PLANTING OF THE APPLE TREE Bryant

191

45. BELSHAZZAR'S FEAST

Old Testament

195

41. VISION OF BELSHAZZAR

Byron

199

42. THE WISDOM OF SOLOMON

Old Testament

203

43. "THE BLUE AND THE GRAY

Finch.

• 206

41. AN ECONOMICAL PROJECT

Franklin

210

45. GLIMPSES OF SCIENCE:

Sunbeams and their Work

Buckley.

214

46. ‘THE RIVER PATH.

Whittier

218

4). THE COUNTRY SCHOOL .

Lowell

. 220

43. ABRAM AND ZIMRI

Clarence Cook .

223

49. GOING UP IN A BALLOON

Household Words" 227

50. MR. WINKLE ON SKATES

Dickens.

232

51. PROGRESS.

The Quiver

238

52. GLIMPSES OF SCIENCE :

The Gulf Stream

Maury

240

53. PÅSSING AWAY.

Pierpont.

244

54. A DUTCH GOVERNOR. (Part I.)

Irving

247

55. “A Dutch GOVERNOR. (Part II.)

251

58. CONTENTMENT

Holmes

255

57. THE STAGECOACH

Dickens

258

58. THE STRANGER ON THE SILL

T. B. Read .

263

59. GLIMPSES OF SCIENCE :

My First Geological Excursion Geikie

265

60. THE ROUND OF LIFE

" Chambers's Journal270

61. THE FOOTBALL MATCH

H. C. Adams

272

62. THE MEAN SIDE OF NAPOLEON'S CHAR-

ACTER

Emerson.

278

63. 'GOLDEN THOUGHTS

281

67. 'GLIMPSES OF SCIENCE:

The Winds: .

Kingsley.

283

65. THE BELLS OF SHANDON

Mahony

288

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