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HARVARD
UNIVERSITY
LIBRARY
047 * 1972

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1854, by

JOHN PIERPONT

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

Stereotyped by

HOBART & ROBBINS,
New England Type and 8tereotype Foundery

BOSTON

CONTENTS.

LESSONS IN PROSE.

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The names of American authors are printed in small capitals.

Lesson

Pago

1. Reading Aloud, .

Chambers' Journal,

2. The Chinese Prisoner,

Percival,

19

3. A Taste for Natural History,

Wood, .

5. Pleasures of Imagination,

Dugald Stewart,

25

6. The Happiness of Animals a Proof of.

the Divine Benevolence, .

Paley, .

27

9. Eternity of God,

GREENWOOD,

35

10. Same subject, concluded,

ID.,

37

11. The Son,

Dana, •

40

12. The same, concluded,

ID.,

46

15. Feelings excited by a Long Voyage, W. IRVING,

54

17. Penn's Treaty with the Indians, Edinburgh Review, 62

20. Pleasures of acquiring Knowledge, Alison,

68

21. On the Uses of Knowledge, .

Ib.,

71

22. Life useful to Man, pleasing to God, Hawkes worth,

74

25. Reply of Red Jacket to a Missionary, PHILANTHROPIST,

84

27. The Mice,

Fenelon,

91

31. Waverley and Fergus MacIvor, W. Scott,

96

32. Egyptian Muinmies, Tombs, &o., Belzoni,

101

35. Relation between Sleep and Night, Paley, :

36. Social Worship agreeable to our Nature, Mrs. Barbauld,

113

37. Good Sense and Beauty,

Literary Gazette, 114

38. Punishment of a Spy,

W. Scott,

41. The White Bear,

Percival,

42. Discourse at Plymouth, Dec. 22, 1820, . WEBSTER,

45. Excuses offered for neglecting Religion, BUCKMINSTER,

131

46. Same subject, continued,

IB.,

133

47. Same subject concluded,

IB.,

136

50. The Last Days of Herculaneum, Scrap Book,

144

51. New Mode of Fishing,

Ib.,

53. The Seasons,

MONTHLY ANTHOLOGY, 148

54. The Widow and her Son,

WASHINGTON Irving,

151

55. The same, concluded,

IB.,

155

58. Autumn,

Alison,

161

59. Moss Side,

J. Wilson,

166

60. The same, concluded,

Ib.,

171

65. The Baptism,

Ib.,

179

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Lesson

Page

66. Romantic Story,

Quarterly Review, 186

67. Anecdotes of Mozart,

Scrap Book,

69. Death and Character of Howard, Clarke,

193

71. The Moneyed Man,

New Monthly Magazine, 197

72. Daily Prayer. Morning,

CHANNING,

199

73. Daily Prayer. · Evening,

IB.,

203

76. Knickerbocker's New England Farmer, W. IRVING,

210

77. Moral Sentiment without Active Virtue, Alison,

212

78. Infidelity, .

Andrew Thompson,

216

79. Same subject, concluded,

1b.,

218

34. Charity to Orphans,

Sterne,

228

85. The Headstone,

J. Wilson,

229

90. The Wonders of the Deep,

J. PIERPONT,

240

91. Blessings of Christianity,

EPHRAIM PEABODY, 246

92. Heroic Self-denial,

Literary Gazette, 248

94. Death of Carthon-Ossian's Address to

the Sun,

Ossian,

253

95. Story of Grant and Macpherson, Author unknown,

255

96. Fog in the Harbor,

H. W. BEECHER, 258

99. The Use and Abuse of Amusements, Alison,

266

103. Forest Trees,

W. IRVING,

280

104. Old Mortality,

Tales of My Landlord, . 283

105. The same, concluded,

Ib.,

288

108. The Sleigh-ride ; or, Two Ways of Tel-

ling a Story,

H. K. OLIVER,

299

109. A Mining Scene,

Blackwood's Magazine, . 304

113. Meum and Tuum,

Bentley's Miscellany, 315

114. The same, concluded,

Ib.,

322

115. The Child who swept the Crossing, PASCHAL DONALDSON, . 325

119. The Frog-pond,

Boston DAILY TIMES, 333

120. Snow-flakes,

HAWTHORNE,

336

121. Honesty,

W. J. Linton,

125. The Little Boy and his Ha'penny, CHARLESTON COURIER, .354

126. Drunkenness,

Jeremy Taylor,

127. The Orphan Boy,

NAT. INTELLIGENCER,

359

129. The Discontented Pendulum,

Jane Taylor,

130. The Death of the Dominie,

Thomas Hood,

131. The Sulks, .

Blackwood's Magazine, . 370

135. Thoughts on Letter-writing,

Ib.,

381

136. Destruction of Goldau,

BUCKMINSTER,

385

142. Truth,

MRS. F. S. OsGQOD,

143. The same, concluded,

IB., .

407

152. Address of Brutus to the Romans, Shakspeare,

435

155. Reply of Rob Roy MacGregor,

W. Scott,

444

158. A Geological Excursion,

Thomas Hood,

451

159. Preface to the First Edition of “A

Fable for Critics,'*

JAMES R. LOWELL, 453

160. A Preliminary Note to the Second Edi-

ID.,

455

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4. Select Paragraphs,

Various authors, .

22
8. Ine Rainbow,

Baldwin's Lond. Magaz., 33
13. Lines tv a Child on a Voyage to France, HENRY WARE, JR., . 51

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Lesson

Page

14. Inscription -- Entrance into a Wood,. BRYANT,

53

16. The Young Minstrel,

Beattie,

59

18. On Early Rising,

Hurdis,

65

19. A Summer Morning,

Thomson,

66

23. Incentives to Devotion,

H. K. White,

80

24. Ode to Sickness,

Anonymous,

81

28. The Lord and the Judge,

Lomonosov,

92

29. Hope triumphant in Death,

Campbell,

93

30. Lines written during a Thunder-storm, Dimitriev,

95

33. Address to a Mummy,

New Monthly Magazine, 107

34. Green River,

BRYANT,

109

39. April Day,

Anonymous,

120

40. The Dead Lamh,

Ib.,

43. The Land of Dreams,

BRYANT,

126

44. Nature and Poetry favorable to Virtue, Beattie,

127

48. Apostrophe to Mount Parnassus, Byron,

140

49. Mont Blanc, before Sunrise, .

Coleridge,

52. A Winter Scene, .

BRYANT,

116

56. The American Republic,

Byron,

159

57. An Evening Sketch,

Blackwood's Magazine, 160

61. All Things are of God,

Moore, .

62. The Coral Grove, .

J. G. PERCIVAL,

177

63. Sonnet written in a Church-yard, Blackwood's Magazine, 178

64. The Dungeon,

Lyrical Ballads,

178

68. Death and Burial of a Child at Sea, Scrap Book,

190

74. Baneful Influence of Sceptical Philoso-

phy,

Campbell,

205

75. Affecting Picture of Constancy in L 10, Crabbe,

207

80. Death-scene in Gertrude of Wyoming, Campbell,

221

81. To a Waterfowl,

BRYANT,

223

82. Hohenlinden,

Campbell,

83. Thanatopsis,

BRYANT,

225

86. Lines written in a Highland Glen,

J. Wilson,

231

87. The Young Herdsman,

Wordsworth,

235

88. The Shipwreck,

J. Wilson,

237

89. The Ship at Sea,

Anonymous,

239

93. Pairing Time anticipated,

Cowper,

250

97. Apostrophe to the Sun,

J. G. PERCIVAL,

98. Apostrophe to the Ocean,

Byron,

265

100. The Needless Alarm ; - A Tale,

Cowper,

272

101. Peace on Earth,

J. PIERPONT,

276

102. The Religious Cottage, :

D. HUNTINGTON,

106 The Deaf Man's Grave,

Wordsworth,

293

110. A Rhyme for the Time,

J. C. Prince,

111. “ Press On,'

PARK BENJAMIN,

112. Nature and Man,

Strype,

314

116. The Voices at the Throne,

T. Westwood,

328

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

118. The Dumb Child,

Anonymous,

122. Flowers,

Horace Smith,

. 348

123. The Bells on Sunday Morning,

Agnes Franz,

350

124. To Dr. King, at Athens,

N. Y. EVE. MIRROR,

128. The World for Sale,

R. Hoyt,

362

132. The Huskers,

J. G. WHITTIER,

133. Song of Death, .

Household Words,

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