McGuffey's Rhetorical Guide, Or, Fifth Reader of the Eclectic Series: Containing Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry, with Copious Rules and Rhetorical Exercises

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Winthrop B. Smith & Company, 1844 - Readers - 480 pages

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Contents

SUGGESTIONS TO TEACHERS
60
Lesson PAGE DIsraeli
61
Industry necessary to form the orator H Ware Jr
66
Romantic Story Anonymous
68
A Highland Feud Anonymous
69
The Chinese Prisoner Percival
72
The Lone Indian Miss Francis 15
76
A Political Pause Fox
78
Prospects of the Cherokees Sprague
81
Effects of Universal Benevolence Dick
84
Select Paragraphs Johnson Sheridan
85
Select Paragraphs Cowper Addison Cotton
87
Character of Napoleon Bonaparte Phillips
88
Speech before the Virginia Convention Patrick Henry
92
The Gouty Merchant and the Stranger Anonymous
95
Speech in reproof of Mr Pitt Sir Robert Walpole
96
Reply to Sir Robert Walpole Pitt
97
Character of Mr Pitt Robertson
98
Poetic Style
101
Midnight Mass for the Dying Year H W Longfellow
107
LESSON PAGE
108
Battle in Heaven
113
Pauls Defense before King Agrippa Bible
114
The Fortune Teller Mackenzie
118
Happiness of Temper Goldsmith
120
La Fayette and Robert Raikes Grimke
122
God is Every Where Hutton
125
Ironical Eulogy on Debt Anonymous
128
The Broken Heart
130
W Irving
132
The Prisoner for Debt Whittier
133
The Tournament Walter Scott
134
Pulaskis Banner H W Longfellow
139
South Carolina Hayne
140
Massachusetts and South Carolina Webster
141
Faithless Nelly Gray
145
Homer and Virgil
146
Blair
147
View of the Coliseum Dewey
149
The Ruins of Herculaneum Kotzebue
151
The Roman Soldier Last Days of Herculaneum Atherstone
152
Elijah Bible
157
Elijah at Mount Horeb Krummacher
158
Discontent An Allegory Addison
159
The Knave Unmasked Shakspeare
163
Colloquial Powers of Dr Franklin Wirt
171
The Sick Scholar
172
Dickens
176
The Moon and Stars A Fable Montgomery
178
The Same Ib
180
Impeachment of Warren Hastings Edinburg Review
186
Speech on the trial of Warren Hastings Burke
188
The Voyage
194
W Irving
196
An Evening Adventure Anonymous
203
Objects of Education Taylor
204
The Ambitious Youth E Burritt
206
Incentives to Youthful Devotion Taylor
209
A Bee Hunt
214
W Irving
215
The Mechanical Wonders of a Feather Paley
216
On the American War Lord Chatham
220
Supposed Speech of John Adams Webster
222
Death and character of Queen Elizabeth Hume
224
Fall of Cardinal Wolsey
227
Character of Louis Fourteenth Macaulay
231
A Petition
233
Address to a Mummy
234
Franklin
237
A Passage in Human Life Anonymous
240
Speech on the Trial of a Murderer Webster
262
The Dream of Clarence Shakspeare
264
The Little Brook and the Star Lit Souvenir
269
The Same Ih
273
Hymn on the Seasons Thomson
277
Eulogy on Candle Light Charles Lambe
281
Utility of Light Kidd
283
Apostrophe to the Sun Percival
285
Character of the Puritans Edinburg Review
289
The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers Mrs Hemans
292
Apostrophe to Niagara Mrs Sigourney
305
The Dead Eagle Lit Souvenir
312
Byron
324
Edward and Warwick Translated from the French
330
The Voice of Spring Mrs Hemans
337
The Rain Miller
339
Birds in Autumn Mrs Sigourney
340
Address to Winter Cowper
342
The Baptism
343
The Star of Bethlehem H K White
349
Folly of Intoxication Shakspeare
350
Death and the Drunkard Anonymous
351
Alexanders Feast Dryden
355
Speech on the Catholic Question
358
The Murder of Arthur Shakspeare
361
Remorse of King John Shakspeare
362
The Twins
364
The Widow Edwards
370
My Mothers Picture Cowper
371
The Evening Wind W C Bryant
372
Shakspeare
373
The Goodness of God Psalm ciii
377
God seen in the Phenomena of Nature W G Clark
378
The Natural inferior to the Moral World Grimke
380
The Traveler at the Source of the Nile Mrs Hemans
385
What Constitutes a State Sir William Jones
386
Origin of Property Blackstone
387
Battle of Beal an Duine
392
Character of Lord Broughams Eloquence Anonymous
395
The Quarrel of Brutus and Cassius Shakspeare
398
British Refugees
401
Antonys Oration over the Dead Body of Cesar Shakspeare
406
The Storm at Sea Carrington
408
Scale of Animal Existence Spectator
410
God seen in All Things Moore
413
A Republic of Prairie Dogs W Irving
416
Lochinvar Walter Scott
424
An Invocation Mellen
425
The Coral Grove Percival
426
Life
427
The Victorious March of God Herders Heb Poetry
431
God the Defense of his People Isaiah xliii
433
Apostrophe to Mont Blanc Coleridge
434
ThunderStorm on the Alps Byron
436
The Discontented Pendulum Jane Taylor
437
Address to a Shred of Linen Mrs Sigourney
440
StarLight on Marathon R Montgomery
447
Battle of Marathon Bulwer
448
Song of the Greek Bard Byron
451
Marco Bozzaris
453
F G Halleck
456
223 Duties of American Citizens Webster
458
The American Flag J R Drake
461
The Eagle Percival
462
Rome Byron
464
The Three Warnings Mrs Thrale
467
The Closing Year G D Prentice
472
The Last Man Campbell
474
Gods Goodness to Such as Fear Him Psalm xxxvii
479

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Page 369 - life from destruction; Who crowneth thee with loving-kindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; So that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's. 2. The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment For all that are oppressed. He made known his ways unto Moses, His acts unto the children of Israel.
Page 102 - 1. Not a drum | was heard\ || not a funeral note', As his corse || to the rampart we hurried*; Not a soldier | discharged || his farewell | shot' O'er the grave || where our hero was buried*. 2. We buried him | darkly, || at dead | of night\ The sods' || with our bayonets | turning'; By the struggling moonbeam
Page 45 - was his bounty', and his soul sincere^; Heaven did a recompense as largely send\ He gave to misery all he had'—a tear % ; He gained from Heaven', ('twas all he wished',) a friend\ No further seek his merits to disclose', Or draw his frailties from their last abode', (There, they, alike', in trembling hope
Page 102 - we wound him; But he lay like a warrior || taking his rest', With his martial cloak || around him. 4. Few and short' || were the prayers* we said, And we spoke || not a word of sorrow*; But we steadfastly gazed || on the face of the dead', And we bitterly thought || of the morrow\ 6.
Page 202 - of their way. 20. Yet e'en these bones, from insult to protect, Some frail memorial still, erected nigh, With uncouth rhymes and shapeless sculpture deck'd, Implores the passing tribute of a sigh. 21. Their names, their years, spell'd by the unletter'd muse, The place of fame and elegy supply; And many a holy text around she strews,
Page 28 - 3. Emphatic repetition. And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept; and as he went, thus he said ; O my son Absalom'! my son', my son Absalom^! would to God I had died for thee, O Absalom', my son', my son
Page 400 - And bid them speak for me. But were I Brutus, Show you sweet Cesar's wounds, poor, poor, dumb mouths, And Brutus Antony, there were an Antony Would ruffle up your spirits, and put a tongue In every wound of Cesar, that should move The stones of Rome to rise and mutiny.
Page 417 - mong Graemes of the Netherby clan ; Forsters, Fenwicks, and Musgraves, they rode and they ran; There was racing, and chasing, on Cannobie Lee, But the lost bride of Netherby ne'er did they see. So daring in love and so dauntless in war, Have ye e'er heard of gallant like young Lochinvar
Page 103 - random gun' That the foe || was sullenly firing*. 8 Slowly and sadly || we laid him down*, From the field of his fame || fresh and gory* ; We carved not a line*, || and we raised not a stone'; But left him || alone with his glory*. ™. ^^ LESSON
Page 288 - THE LANDING OF THE PILGRIM FATHERS. 1. The breaking waves dashed high On a stern and rock-bound coast, And the woods against a stormy sky, Their giant branches tossed ; 2. And the heavy night hung dark, The hills and waters o'er, When a band of exiles moored their bark On the wild New England shore. 4. Not as the

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