New National Fifth Reader

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American Book Company, 1884 - Children - 480 pages
 

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Contents

ftBenjamin West I Nathaniel Hawthorne
60
Benjamin West II
64
The Old FarmHouse
69
Mother Natures Fairies Mary W Allen
71
Beethovens Moonlight Sonata
77
The Frost Spirit John O Whittier
82
Elephant Hunting in Africa I Sir S W Baker
84
Elephant Hunting in Africa II
89
Gradatim J O Holland
94
Bamboo I A R Wallace
96
Bamboo II
100
Song of the American Eagle
104
An Iceberg R H Dana Jr
106
The Emperors New Clothes Hans C Andersen
109
The Sunbeam Mrs Remans
114
Paper
115
The Soldiers Reprieve Mrs R D C Robbins
120
Bee Hunters A R Wallace
128
Kentucky Belle Constance F Woolson
135
Land and SeaBreezes M F Maury
140
8I The Brave at Home T Buchanan Read
151
The Sagacity of the Spider Oliver Goldsmith
152
A Good Investment Freeman Hunt
158
84Driving Home the Cows Kate P Osgood
164
Mrs Caudles Umbrella Lecture Douglas Jerrold
166
The Bison Track Bayard Taylor
173
The Hurricane John J Audubon
175
Audubon John J
180
Legend of the Canon Jeremiah Malwney
184
41Stanleys Search for Livingstone Edward King
187
Typhoons and WaterSpouts Philip H Goose
193
An Order for a Picture Alice Cary
197
44Aladdins Cave Benjamin F Taylor
201
Curfew Must not Ring ToNight Rosa H Thorpe
209
Nicholas Nickleby Leaving School Charles Dickens
212
Mark Twains Watch S L Clemens
219
Custers Last Charge Frederick Whittaker
224
An Incident in the Life of Sir Walter Baleigh I
232
52True Heroism
237
Scenes in the Yellowstone Country W F Phelps
239
The Death of the Old Year Alfred Tennyson
248
The Burning of Moscow I J T Headley
251
A Thanksgiving Lucy Larcom
259
The Ariel among the Shoals I J F Cooper
261
The Face against the Pane
299
Mabel J S Dams H W Miller
300
Generous Revenge
302
The Onset of the Iroquois Francis Parkman
307
The Vane on the Spire B F Taylor
313
Tropical Vegetation in South America
317
Charles Kingsley
321
The Widow of Glencoe William E Aytoun
328
Widow of Glencoe George White W MoUier
330
7Jf The Sky John Ruskiu
331
A Dinner Party in Ancient Thebes Mrs J D Steele
335
Virginius T B Macaiday
339
Virginius W St J Harper H Velten
340
The Discovery of America 1 Washington Irving
342
The Discovery of America II 348
348
The Cavalry Charge B F Taylor
354
Lost on the Floes I Klislm K Kane
356
Lost on the Floes M J Burns Wm McCracker
365
The Bivouac of the Dead Theodore O Hara
367
Beneath the Falls of Niagara John Timdall
370
84The Coliseum at Rome Charlotte M Yonge
376
A Roman Legend Henry W Longfellow
380
The Golden Temple of Peru W H PreseoU
383
Capture and Escape of General Wadsworth
387
S A Drake
391
88SnowBound Selection John O Whittier
392
The Rubber Trees of the Amazon Herlvrt H Smith
396
Anecdote of Sir Matthew Hale
401
The American Flag Joseph Rodman Drake
405
SilkWorms John Henry Gray
408
Latour dAuvergne
413
Latouk DAuvehgne Paul Frenzeny Samuel Davis
417
The Dead Grenadier B F Taylor
419
Scene from Kino John Shakspeare
422
Capture of Quebec Warburton
428
Elegy Written in a Country ChurchYaud Gray
435
The Battle of Thermopylae I CM Yonge
440
The Battle of Thermopyl II
446
Thermopyl George White
448
The Raven Edgar A Foe
454
Baker Sir S W 84 89
459
Goldsmith Oliver 152
465
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Page 439 - No farther seek his merits to disclose, Or draw his frailties from their dread abode (There they alike in trembling hope repose), The bosom of his Father and his God.
Page 27 - Brutus' love to Caesar was no less than his. If then that friend demand, why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is my answer,— Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.
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Page 58 - I live for those who love me, For those who know me true, For the heaven that smiles above me, And awaits my spirit too ; For the cause that lacks assistance, For the wrong that needs resistance, For the future in the distance, And the good that I can do.

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