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PREFACE,

means the Teacher would be led to follow up my suggestions and deductions, which would render the lesson attractive and morally useful, instead of being a lesson to be learnt by rote, without any signification or end, and then thrown aside. In this, as in every other branch of education, I do think that a little well said, and fully comprehended by the child, is more judicious and useful, than a lengthened lesson repeated without explanation or remark.

I have attempted, and I trust with some little success, to arrange these pieces in a graduated form,beginning with some of the simpler poems and winding up with the more difficult ones, so as to prepare the pupil by progressive lessons to be able in the end to read, and recite the deeper and more magnificent productions of our great Bards.

W. H. CORDEAUX.

CANTERBURY.

INDEX.

PAGE.

Morning Hymn ... ... ...
The Little Star ...
Against Idleness and Mischief
My Mother
The Use of Flowers ... ...
Against Quarrelling and Fighting
Gratitude to God ...
The Daisy ... ... ...
The First Grief ...
An Evening Hymn
It is a Pleasant Day ...
An Enquiry ... ...
A Hymn ...
We are Seven ... ...
The Truth
The Blind Boy's been at play Mother ...
A Child's Evening Prayer ...
Lucy Gray ... ...
The Better Land ...
The Universal Prayer
The Cuckoo ... ...
Those Evening Bells ...
The wandering Boy
Humility ... ... ...

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The Homes of England
Slavery ... ..
Birds of Passage ...
Burial of Sir John Moore
The Patriot ...
Prayer ... ...
The Rainbow ...
Gelert
The Stormy Petrel ...
The Sunbeam ...
The Death of the Flowers ...
The Crucifixion ... ...
The Mariners of England
The Nightingale and Glow-
The Alps at Day-break
The Wood... ...
Hymn to the Brave ...
The Inchcape Bell
The Power of God ..
Birds .. ..
The Chameleon ..
Christmas Hymn ..
To a Skylark .. ..
The Glory of the Creator..
Destruction of the Assyrians
The Wounded Eagle .. ..
The Village Preacher.. .. ..
The Battle of the League

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Cardinal Wolsey's Speech to Cromwell
The Psalm of Life .. .. ..

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MORNING HYMN.

Awake, my soul, and with the sun,

Thy daily stage of duty run;
Shake off dull sloth, and early rise,

To pay thy morning sacrifice.

Redeem thy mis-spent moments past,

And live this day as if the last :
Thy talents to improve take care,

For the great day thyself prepare.

Let all thy converse (1) be sincere,

Thy conscience as the noon-day, clear;
For God's all-seeing eye surveys

Thy secret thoughts, thy works, and ways.

Wake, and lift up thyself, my heart,

And with the angels bear thy part;
Who all night long unwearied (2) sing,

High glory to the Eternal King.

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him all creatures here below;
Praise him above, angelic host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

(1) Converse-Conversation. I (2) Unwearied—Without being weary.

This and the Evening Hymn should be early learnt and frequently repeated by the younger pupils. .

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