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A NEW AND ORIGINAL

PLAN FOR READING APPLIED TO THE

WORLDS BEST LITERATURE

FOR CHILDREN

BY
CHARLES H. SYLVESTER

Author of English and American Literature

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CONTENTS

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Better Than Gold Father Ryan 1

My Heart Leaps Up William Wordsworth 2

The Barefoot Boy John Greenleaf Whittier 3

Rain On The Roof Coates Kinney 7

Cid Campeador 9

Elegy On The Death Of A Mad Dog Oliver Goldsmith 57

Mother's Way Father Ryan 58

Song Of The Brook llfred Tennyson 60

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Grace E. Sellon 62

Footsteps Of Angels Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 82

To H. W. L James Russell Lowell 84

The Village Blacksmith Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 86

The Wreck Of The Hesperus .... Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 89

A Dog Of Flanders Louise de la Ramee 93

Alice And Phoebe Cary Anna McCaleb 116

Nearer Home Phoebe Cary 126

Pictures Of Memory Alice Cary 127

The Escape From Prison Sir Samuel W. Baker 130

Stories Of The Creation 159

The Definition Of A Gentleman Cardinal Newman 170

The Universal Prayer Alexander Pope 172

Incident Of The French Camp Robert Browning 174

Nathaniel Hawthorne Grace E. Sellon 180

The Pine-tree Shillings Nathaniel Hawthorne 192

Landing Of The Pilgrim Fathers In New Knoland

Felicia Browne Hemans 197

The Sunken Treasure Nathaniel Hawthorne 199

The Hutchinson Mod Nathaniel Hawthorne 208

The Boston Massacre Nathaniel Hawthorne 217

Sheridan's Ride Thomas Buchanan Read 223

Joan Of Arc Thomas de Quincey 226

Pancratius Cardinal Wiseman 245

Alfred The Great Charles Dickens 260

The Burial Of Moses Cecil Frances Alexander 266

Bernardo Del Carpio Felicia Hemans 270

David 274

Chevy-chase Richard Sheale 312

The Attack On The Castle Sir Walter Scott 322

The Death Of Hector From Homer's Iliad 364

The Wooden Horse From Vergil's Mneid 383

Ulysses Adapted from the Odyssey 398
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