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CONTENTS.

PAGE

PAGE

Absalom..

6 Nelson, The Death of..

56

Armada, The

40 | Night before the Battle of Agin-
Atlantic Telegraph, The

69
court

34

Nineveh

8

Battle of Flodden

37

Battle of Marathon...

14

Passage of the Red Sea.

4

Battle of Morgarten

28

Pilgrim Fathers, The....

45

Battle of Sempach

30 Poland, On the Downfall of ...... 52

Battle of the Baltic..

54
Puritans, The

43
Battle of the League

42
Belshazzar, Vision of.

9 Queen Elizabeth and the Spanish

Bruce and the Spider...

31 Armada

42

Casabianca

53

Retreat of the French Army in
Charge of the Light Brigade at

Russia...

58

Balaklava

64

Richard II.'s Misgovernment

32

Columbus

35 Richmond Encouraging his Sol-

Columbus on first beholding

diers

35

America

36 Rising of the Vendee.

51

Romans, The Ancient

17

Death of Wolfe.

48

Rome

18

Dying Gladiator, The

18

Runnemede

26

Santa Filomena

George Ill., The Reign of 61

66

Gloucester's Speech to the No-

Sennacherib, The Destruction
bles

7
34

Greece

Sir John Moore, The Burial of.. 57

16

Greeks, The Ancient ...,

Slavery, On the Abolition of..... 63

16

1
Henry IV.'s Soliloquy on Sleep.. 33 The Bard

26
Henry V. to his Soldiers

33

The Boy who could not lie 50
Historic Processions, The......... 10

The Curfew Bell
Horatius

22
12 The Elizabethan Age.....

39

Jerusalem ......

The Highlanders and Havelock, 67

20 The Jews and the Scriptures 19
The Norman Baron

23
King Lion-heart, The Times of, 25 The Reason Why

47
King Witlaf's Drinking-horn ... 21 The Ruined City....

8
To a Mummy

11

Marco Bozzaris

62

True Sister of Mercy....

66

Modern Civilization founded on

the Ancient

21 | Waterloo, The Field of ............ 59

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SECTION II.-DIALOGUES, ORATIONS, NARRATIVE PIECES, ETC.

138

PAGE

PAGE
Adams on the Declaration of Mariners of England.

107
American Independence

86 Mark Antony over Cæsar's body, 72
Alexander Selkirk
121 Marmion, Death of......

105
Alexander's Feast

100
Men of England

118
America to Great Britain

106 Milton and his Prose Writings.. 111
An Englishman's Privileges.....

116 Milton's Sublime Prayer for his
Country

112
Beth-Gelert
Britain, Right Policy of 93 Napoleon's Threatened Invasion
British Freedom
117 of England....

92
Brutus and Cassius.

74 National Characteristics of the
Burial of an Indian Chief 118 English

115

Noble Revenge, The Indian's ... 130
Cassius to Brutus

71
Charade .......

129
Oliver Cromwell

114

Our Language, The Triumphs of, 108
Descent of Hyder Ali on the
Carnatic...
90 Parental Ode..

129
Discovery of the North Cape 97 Patrick Henry, Speech of.. 87

Public Address by the Prince
Erin, The Exile of

122
Consort

99
Freedom of the Press....

91 Roderick Dhu and Fitz-James... 82
Genius and Energy of Youth 141 Shakspeare

111
Hungary and Great Britain...... 94

Tell's Speech

103
The Bells

137
Inchcape Rock..
136 The Passions

102
Influence of Shakspeare over the The Poet's Last Wish

141
Human Mind
110 The Raven....

140
The Red Fisherman

126
King Henry IV., Northumber- The Shipwreck

120
land and Hotspur

77
The Soldier's Dream

119

139
Lay of the Brave Man

The Three Fishermen
132

144
Little Bell.

The Widow of Nain
142

126
Lochiel's Warning

The Wind in a Frolic...

83
Lord Chancellor

Tit for Tat

125
Brougham
against Slavery

86

True Eloquence, The Nature of, 85
Lord Chatham, Speech of, against Universal Emancipation

85
the American War

88
Lord William and Edmund 134 Wellington

98
Macaura, The Grave of..

Well of St. Keyne

123
Marcellus to the Mob

Wolsey and Cromwell

80

... 122

71

SECTION III.

RELIGION, PRACTICAL MORALITY, AND

HUMAN PROGRESS.

PAGE
Above and Below

201
Angels of the Lyre, the Seven ... 162
Ben Adhem

181
Character, a Young Man's 166

PAOL
Children...

198
Children of the Lord's Supper... 169
Christianity, the Essence and
Perpetuity of

156
Constellation of Ursa Major...... 158

CHOICE READING,

IN POETRY AND PROSE.

SECTION I.

HISTORICAL SELECTIONS.

THE AGES.

Look on this beautiful world, and read the truth
In her fair page; see, every season brings
New change, to her, of everlasting youth;
Still the green soil, with joyous living things,
Swarms; the wide air is full of joyous wings;
And myriads still, are happy in the sleep
Of ocean's azure gulfs, and where he flings

The restless surge. Eternal Love doth keep
In his complacent arms, the earth, the air, the deep.

Will, then, the Merciful One,--who stamped our race
With his own image, and who gave them sway
O’er earth, and the glad dwellers on her face,
Now that our swarming nations far away
Are spread, where'er the moist earth drinks the day,
Forget the ancient care that taught and nursed
His latest offspring ? will he quench the ray

Infused by his own forming smile at first,
And leave a work so fair, all blighted and accursed ?

Oh, no! a thousand cheerful omens give
Hope of yet happier days—whose dawn is nigh.
He who has tamed the elements, shall not live
The slave of his own passions; he whose eye
Unwinds the eternal dances of the sky,
And in the abyss of brightness dare to span
The sun's broad circle, rising yet more high,

In God's magnificent works his will shall scan-
And love and peace shall make their paradise with man.

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