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The character of the selections, aside from their elocutionary value, has also been duly considered. It will be found, upon examination, that they present the same instructive merit and healthful moral tone which gave the preceding edition its high reputation.

Two new features of the REVISED Sixth deserve especial attention—the explanatory notes, and the biographical notices of authors. The first, in the absence of a large number of books of reference, are absolutely necessary, in some cases, for the intelligent reading of the piece; and it is believed that in all cases they will add largely to the interest and usefulness of the lessons.

The biographical notices, if properly used, are hardly of less value than the lessons themselves. They have been carefully prepared, and are intended not only to add to the interest of the pieces, but to supply information usually obtained only by the separate study of English and American literature.

The illustrations of the REVISED Sixth READER are presented as specimens of fine art. They are the work of the best artists and engravers that could be secured for the purpose in this country. The names of these gentlemen may be found on page ten.

The publishers would here repeat their acknowledgments to the numerous friends and critics who have kindly assisted in the work of revision, and would mention particularly President Edwin C. HEWETT, of the State Normal University, Normal, Illinois, and the Hon. THOMAS W. HARVEY, of Painesville, Ohio, who have had the revision of the Sixth READER under their direct advice.

Especial acknowledgment is due to Messrs. Houghton, Osgood & Co., for their permission to make liberal selections from their copyright editions of many of the foremost American authors whose works they publish.

January, 1880.

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13. Death of Little Nell

Charles Dickens. 96

14. Vanity of Life

Johann Gottfried von Herder. 100

15. A Political Pause

Charles James Fox. 102

16. My Experience in Elocution

John Neal. 104

17. Elegy in a Country Churchyard

Thomas Gray. 108

18. Tact and Talent .

113

19. Speech before the Virginia Convention Patrick Henry. 115

20. The American Flag

Joseph Rodman Drake. 119

21. Ironical Eulogy on Debt

121

22. The Three Warnings

Hester Lynch Thrale. 124

23. The Memory of Our Fathers

Lyman Beecher. 128

24. Short Selections in Prose:

I. Dryden and Pope

Samuel Johnson. 130

II. Las Casas Dissuading from Battle R. B. Sheridan. 130

III. Action and Repose

John Ruskin. 131

IV. Time and Change

Sir Humphry Davy. 131

V. The Poet

William Ellery Channing. 132

VI. Mountains

William Howitt. 132

25. The Jolly Old Pedagogue

George Arnold. 133

26. The Teacher and Sick Scholar .

Charles Dickens. 135

27. The Snow Shower

William Cullen Bryant. 141

28. Character of Napoleon Bonaparte

Charles Phillips. 143

29. Napoleon at Rest.

John Pierpont. 146

30. War

Charles Sumner. 148

31. Speech of Walpole in Reproof of Mr. Pitt. Sir R. Walpole. 151

32. Pitt's Reply to Sir Robert Walpole .

William Pitt. 152

33. Character of Mr. Pitt

Henry Grattan. 154

34. The Soldier's Rest

Sir Walter Scott. 156

35. Henry V. to his Troops

William Shakespeare. 158

36. Speech of Paul on Mars' Hill

Bible. 160

37. God is Everywhere

Joseph Hutton. 161

38. Lafayette and Pobert Raikes . Thomas S. Grimké. 163

39. Fall of Cardinal Wolsey

William Shakespeare. 167

40. The Philosopher .

John P. Kennedy. 171

41. Marmion and Douglas

Sir Walter Scott. 176

42. The Present .

Adelaide Anne Procter. 178

43. The Baptism

John Wilson. 180

44. Sparrows

Adeline D. Train Whitney. 185

45. Observance of the Sabbath

Gardiner Spring. 186

46. God's Goodness to Such as Fear Him

Bible. 189

47. Character of Columbus

Washington Irving. 192

48. “He Giveth His Beloved Sleep.” Elizabeth B. Browning. 195

49. Description of a Siege

Sir Walter Scott. 197

50. Marco Bozzaris

Fitz-Greene Halleck. 202

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51. Song of the Greek Bard Lord George Gordon Byron. 205

52. North American Indians

Charles Sprague. 209

53. Lochiel's Warning

Thomas Campbell. 211

54. On Happiness of Temper

Oliver Goldsmith. 215

05. The Fortune Teller

Henry Mackenzie. 218

56. Rienzi's Address to the Romans Mary Russell Mitford. 221

57. The Puritan Fathers of New England F.W. P. Greenwood. 223

58. Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers . Felicia Dorothea Hemans. 226

59. Necessity of Education

• Lyman Beecher. 228

60. Riding on a Snowplow

Benjamin Franklin Taylor. 231

61. The Quarrel of Brutus and Cassius . William Shakespeare. 234

62. The Quack

John Tobin. 238

63. Rip Van Winkle

Washington Irving. 242

64. Bill and Joe.

Oliver Wendell Holmes. 246

65. Sorrow for the Dead

Washington Irving. 249

66. The Eagle

James Gates Percival. 251

67. Political Toleration

Thomas Jefferson. 253

68. What Constitutes a State ?

Sir William Jones. 255

69. The Brave at Home

Thomas Buchanan Read. 256

70. South Carolina

Robert Young Hayne. 257

71. Massachusetts and South Carolina

Daniel Webster. 259

72. The Church Scene from Evangeline. H. W. Longfellow. 262

73. Song of the Shirt

Thomas Hood. 266

74. Diamond cut Diamond. Édouard René Lefebvre-Laboulaye. 269

75. Thanatopsis :

William Cullen Bryant. 275

76. Indian Jugglers

William Hazlitt. 278

77. AI ny over Cæsar's Dead Body William Shakespeare. 281

78. The English Character William Hickling Prescott. 286

79. The Song of the Potter. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 290

80. A Hot Day in New York.

William Dean Howells. 292

81. Discontent.-An Allegory .

Joseph Addison. 295

82. Jupiter and Ten.

James T. Fields. 301

83. Scene from “The Poor Gentleman

George Colman. 303

84. My Mother's Picture

William Cowper. 310

85. Death of Samson

John Milton. 312

86. An Evening Adventure

315

87. The Barefoot Boy

John Greenleaf Whittier. 317

88. The Glove and the Lions James Henry Leigh Hunt. 321

89. The Folly of Intoxication .

William Shakespeare. 322

90. Starved Rock

Francis Parkman. 325

91. Prince Henry and Falstaff.

William Shakespeare. 327

92. Studies.

Sir Francis Bacon. 332

93. Surrender of Granada . Sir Edward George Bulwer-Lytton. 334

94. Hamlet's Soliloquy

William Shakespeare. 339

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95. Ginevra

Samuel Rogers. 340

96. Inventions and Discoveries John Caldwell Calhoun. 344

97. Enoch Arden at the Window .

Alfred Tennyson. 347

98. Lochinvar

Sir Walter Scott. 350

99. Speech on the Trial of a Murderer Daniel Webster. 352

100. The Closing Year

George Denison Prentice. 355

101. A New City in Colorado

Helen Hunt Jackson. 358

102. Importance of the Union

Daniel Webster. 362

103. The Influences of the Sun

John Tyndall. 364

104. Colloquial Powers of Franklin

William Wirt. 366

105. The Dream of Clarence

William Shakespeare. 368

106. Homeward Bound

Richard H. Dana, Jr. 371

107. Impeachment of Warren Hastings T. B. Macaulay. 375

108. Destruction of the Carnatic

Edmund Burke. 379

109. The Raven .

Edgar Allan Poe. 382

110. A View of the Colosseum

Orville Dewey. 389

111. The Bridge .

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 392

112. Objects and Limits of Science Robert Charles Winthrop. 394

113. The Downfall of Poland

Thomas Campbell. 396

114. Labor

Horace Greeley. 398

115. The Last Days of Herculaneum Edwin Atherstone. 401

116. How Men Reason

Oliver Wendell Holmes. 405

117. Thunderstorm on the Alps

Lord Byron. 408

118. Origin of Property

Sir William Blackstone. 410

119. Battle of Waterloo

Lord Byron. 415

120. “With Brains, Sir"

. John Brown. 417

121. The New England Pastor

Timothy Dwight. 419

122. Death of Absalom

Bible. 420

123. Abraham Davenport .

John Greenleaf Whittier. 424

124. The Falls of the Yosemite

Thomas Starr King. 426

125. A Psalm of Life

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 429

126. Franklin's Entry into Philadeiphia. Benjamin Franklin. 431

127. Lines to a Waterfowl

William Cullen Bryant. 434

128. Goldsmith and Addison . William Makepeace Thackeray. 435

129. Immortality of the Soul

Joseph Addison. 438

130. Character of Washington .

Jared Sparks. 440

131. Eulogy on Washington

Henry Lee. 444

132. The Solitary Reaper .

William Wordsworth. 446

133. Value of the Present

Ralph Waldo Emerson. 447

134. Happiness

Alexander Pope. 451

135. Marion.

William Gilmore Simms. 453

136. A Common Thought

Henry Timrod. 456

137. A Definite Aim in Reading

Noah Porter. 457

138. Ode to Mt. Blanc

Samuel Taylor Coleridge. 462

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