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So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading."

Nehemiah viii. 8.

CONTENTS

PAGS

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Abou Ben Adhem...........

......................Leigh Hunt. 26
A Defence of Poetry

............ ...... Rev. Charles Wolfe. 198
After the Battle......

346
America's Contributions to the World........... .G. C. Verplanck. 192
American Laborers........

C. C. Naylor. 165
An Appeal for our Country.

...Judge Story. 335
Antony's Address to the Romans.gok..

..... Shakspeare. 151
Apostrophe to Water..

Jno. B. Gough. 111
A Psalm of Life .....mtos

.H. W. Longfellow. 234
Arnold Winkelried................

..James Montgomery. 187
Battle Hymn.........

Theodore Komer. 202
Beautiful Snow........

..James W. Watson. 53
Bernardo Del Carpio.....

.Mrs. F. Hemans. 159
Bill and Joe..........

.0. W. Holmes. 246
Bingen on the Rhine...for

Mrs. Norton. 58
Bright Water...............

E. Johnson. 184
Bring Flowers.

Mrs. Hemans. 76
Brutus on the Death of Cæsar....

.... Shakspeare. 199
Catiline's Defiance......

... Rev. Geo. Croly. 217
Cato's Soliloquy on Immortality

..Addison. 375
Chamouni..........

.8. T. Coleridge. 207
Characteristics of the Age.........

..Judge Story. 397
Charge of the Light Brigade...........

Alfred Tennyson. 22
Charity.

.Bible. 236
Chills and Fever

...Rev. T. De Witt Talmage. 392
Christ in the Tempest.....

Jno. G. Whittier. 77
Count Candespina's Standard...

..........Geo. H. Boker. 29
David's Lament over Absalom....

N. P. Willis. 148
Daniel Webster and Henry Clay

Wm. H. Allen. 176
Death of Little Nell.......

Charles Dickens. 289
Death of Paul Dombey..

352

PAGE

Dies Iræ.........

Thomas De Celano. 253

Dirge.......

Charles G. Eastman. 287

Dirge for a Sailor...

Geo. H. Boker. 345

Drifting...

T. Buchanan Read. 112

Emmett’s Reply ....

.Robert Emmett. 125

E Pluribus Unum ..........

Geo. W. Cutter. 185

Esto Perpetua.........

Geo. W. Young. 369

Eugene Aram's Dream.....

... Thomas Hood. 134

Evangeline.......

..H. W. Longfellow. 263

Evening Prayer at a Girls' School.........

.Mrs. Hemans. 349

Excelsior ......

.H. W. Longfellow. 65

Extract from Sermon on Death of

Abraham Lincoln.

Rev. Fenry Ward Beecher. 145

Extract from Thanatopsis....

W. C. Bryant. 70

Farmer John...........

.......J. T. Trowbridge. 129

Farm-Yard Song.....more

..J. T. Trowbridge. 860

Field Lilies..

363

Fitz James and Roderic Dhu.........

.Sir Walter Scott. 272

God...................

Derzhavin. 259

God Everywhere...................

.. Hugh Hutton. 239

Grandeur of the Trackless Sea.......

182

Green Apples........

..J. T. Trowbridge. 321

Guilt canrot Keep its own Secret....

Daniel Webster. 164

Hagar in the Wilderness......

.N. P. Willis. 230

Hamlet's Instructions to the Players......

... Shakspeare. 161

Hamlet's Soliloquy.

154

He giveth his Beloved Sleep........

.... Robt. Browning. 285

Heroes and Martyrs........

Rev. E. H. Chapin. 278

Horatius at the Bridge..

..Macaulay. 119

How Mother Did It.......

326

How the Money Goes ..

...... John G. Saxe. 172

How they Brought the Good News..

Mrs. Browning. 110

It Snows............

..Mrs. S, J. Hale. 281

Justice to the Whole Country.

Daniel Webster. 373

Keep it Before the People ...

.A. J. H. Duganne. 330

Labor is Worship..........

...F. S. Osgood. 190

Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers........

Mrs. Hiemans. 241

Laus Deo.........

.Jno. G. Whittier. 312

Liberty and Union...

.... Daniel Webster. 124

Lincoln at Springfield..

Miss Anna Bache. 245

Lint..........

833

Little Jim ........

157

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Look Aloft...............

..............J. Lawrence. 215

Loss of the Arctic..........

Rev. Henry Ward Beecher. 39

Marco Bozzaris.....

Fitz-Greene Halleck. 23

Milton on the Loss of his Sight..........

...E. Lloyd. 227
Mount Vernon.....

...... ....Joel B. Sutherland. 181
Mrs. Caudle's Lectures...

· Douglas Jerrold.
“ On having been Made a Mason

887
“On having Lent Five Pounds to a Friend”

885
« On Shirt Buttons".
"......

889
* Urging the Need of Spring Clothing.

890

My Mother's Bible.........

Geo. P Morris. 295

Napoleon Bonaparte......

.Charles Phillips. 68

New England's Dead ......

Isaac McLellan. 80

Nobility of Labor.......

Rev. Orville Dewey. 189

Oh! why should the Spirit of Mortal be Proud.ope... Wm. Knox. 49

Old.........

.Ralph Hoyt. 249

Old Ironsides...

O. W. Holmes. 58

Old Tubal Cain ...

.Charles Mackay. 229

Omnipotence of Jehovah .......

...... Bible. 238

Oration against Catiline........

Cicero. 202

Our Defenders.........

T. Buchanan Read. 32

Our Duty to our Country....

... Judge Story. 193

Our Heroes shall Live.......

Rev. Henry Ward Beecher. 311

Outward Bound .......

.Mrs. Emily C. Judson. 305

Over the River.......

Miss Priest. 158

Parson Turell's Legacy

O. W. Holmes. 381

Passing under the Rod.............

..Mrs. S. B. Dana. 265

Praise ye the Lord........

Bible. 237

Putting up Stoves

337

Rienzi's Address......

.... Miss Mitford. 95

Ring Out, Wild Bells........

Alfred Tennyson. 248

Robespierre's Last Speech.........

...Robespierre. 204

Robert Bruce and the Spider....

.Bernard Barton. 150

Scenes of Childhood..

293

Shamus O'Brien..

........ Le Fanu. 96

Sheridan's Ride.

.T. Buchanan Read. 47

Shylock to Antoniol.

... Shakspeare. 267

Sorrow for the Dead...col.

Washington Irving. 288

South Carolina and Massachusetts.......

Daniel Webster. 168

Spartacus to the Gladiators at Capua....

.E. Kellogg. 101

Spartacus to the Roman Envoys in Etruria.......

142

Speech in Defence of America......

.Lord Chatham. 205

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Speech of Patrick Henry...

........... Patrick Henry. 121
Speech of Sergeant Buzfuz.....

.... Charles Dickens. 73
St. Pierre to Ferrardo ...

James S. Knowles. 379
Strive, Wait, and Pray

..John Mason Neule. 314
Stuart Holland........

Wallace. 88
Supposed Speech of John Adams........ ...Daniel Webster. 178
Tell among the Mountains.....

..James S. Knowles. 162
Thanksgiving Day...

.Mrs. L. H. Sigourney. 173
The American Flag.com

......J. Rodman Drake. 19
The Angels of Buena Vista ....X

..Jno. G. Whittier. 131
The Banner of the Cross....

344
The Baron's Last Banquet,

d.

.......A. G. Greene. 147
The Battle..........

Trunslation from Schiller. 277
The Battle of Ivry ....

Macaulay. 90
The Battle of Waterloo.

..Lord Byron. 155
The Bells................

Edgar A. Poe. 357
The Bell at Greenwood..oppure

.Arthur Morrell. 299
The Bell of Liberty ...

242
The Bell of the Atlantic.....

Mrs. L. II. Sigourney. 284
The Best Sewing Machine....

170
The Boy and his Angel ......

Caroline M. Sawyer. 831
The Boys........

Ethel Lynn. 268
The Bridge of Sighs

Thomas Hood. 44
The Bright Side...

M. A. Kidder. 21

...Alfred Tennyson. 225
The Burial of Moses...

.Mrs. C. F. Alexander. 255
The Celestial Country..

.John Mason Neale. 314
The Charge at Valley Maloy..

377
The Charge at Waterloo.....

Sir Walter Scott. 303
The Charnel Ship.....

Mrs. Dinnies. 115
The Children .......

Charles M. Dickinson. 300
The Common Lot......

..James Montgomery. 194
The Curse of Cain....

.Knox, 374
The Curse of Regulus........

104
The Drowned Child

Caroline A. Southey. 351
The Death of Virginia .......

Macaulay. 376
The Drunkard's Daughter.......

86
The Dying Christian to his Soul..

· Alexander Pope. 163
The Famine........

Henry W. Longfellow. 60
The Fireman.....

Robert T. Conrad. 71
The Gambler's Wife...

Coates. 107

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The Bugle Song X

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