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PROGRESSIVE SERIES.

OSGOOD'S

AMERICAN

SIXTH READER.

FOR

SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES.

BY

LUCIUS OSGO01).

PITTSBURGH:
A. H. ENGLISH, Agt.

98 FOURTH AVENUE.

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In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D. C.

ELECTROTYPED BY
MACKELLAR, SMITHS & JORDAN,

PHILADELPHIA.

SINGERLY PRESS OF LANE S. HART,

HARRISBURG, PENNA.

PREFACE.

This Reader is a book of the same grade as Osgood's PROGRESSIVE FIFTH READER.

The first part contains the PRINCIPLES OF ELOCUTION, compiled from the best authorities in this department of education. It is believed that these PRINCIPLES are so clearly and so practically presented, that no pupil will find the least difficulty in completely mastering them. If he does this, and makes an intelligent application of them in reading the selections of this book, he will acquire a correct and graceful Elocution, and be well prepared to become, by continued practice, a finished Elocutionist.

The second part contains reading-lessons, selected and arranged for the special purpose of illustrating the PRINCIPLES OF ELOCUTION, in the first part. These lessons embrace almost every variety of literary composition, and furnish excellent examples of all kinds of delivery

The first thirty lessons in the second part are marked to

illustrate the RULES FOR EMPHASIS. In the remainder of the

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