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3. Questions on the emphases, inflections, quality of voice, &c., required to express the ascertained thought and emotion.

For the purpose of illustrating this, several of the selections, representing different classes of composition, are analyzed at length in the book. The questions in these analyses, although somewhat minute, are yet by no means exhaustive. They are intended to indicate the kind, rather than the extent, of the work which the teacher is to do. A number of other selections are accompanied by briefer lists of suggestive questions. 21as

The selections in the book have been made with great care, and are believed to be well adapted to their purpose. Many of them are marked by high excellence as literary productions; many breathe a spirit of lofty patriotism; many are fitted to charm by their beauty; some are calculated to amuse while they instruct; and all, it is thought, are within the pale of good taste. Some are well known, and are inserted on account of their unwaning merit; many are new, and not at all inferior to the older and better known.

Copious notes are appended, which will be found useful in the explanation of biographical, historical, and other allusions. They have been written with care, and aim to give, in a small compass, as much as possible of what is worth remembering. Where access can be had to reference books, these notes may be extended by the pupil. Or the teacher may impart additional information on the subjects of them,-provided the pupils are required to remember and reproduce what is thus imparted.

The article on the phonic analysis of the language is believed to be more thorough, accurate, and philosophical than articles on that subject usually are. And the compiler takes pleasure in accrediting it to Professor Thomas Metcalf, of the Illinois Normal University, whose assistance in the preparation of that article, and in a careful reading of the proof-sheets, has been of great value in imparting to the book whatever of merit it has.

R. E. Normal, ILL., January 1, 1867.

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1. Trees,...........

........Alfred B. Street,......

Analysis of the Same,

2. The Same Subject Continued,

3. Woodman, Spare That Tree, ........ George P. Morris,:

4. A Visit from Old Neptune,... ........J. S. Sleeper,....

5. Snow-Bound,....... .........John G. Whittier,.

Analysis of the Same,...............

6 The Vindictive Matc,.........

......J. S. Sleeper,........

7. My Mother's Bible,..

........ George P. Morris,....

8. The Turf Shall be My Fragrant Shrine,.. Thomas Moore,.

9. Flowers,.......

........Horace Smith,

10. Repulsive Homes.

S...... ........ Charles Lamb,......

11. The Same Subject Continued, ..............................

12. The Return of the Dead,.............Edna Dean Proctor,..

13. There's but One Pair of Stockings to

Mend To-night,.................. Anonymous, .......... . 105

14. The Miser,........

..... Charles Dickens,..... .. 107

15. The Planting of the Apple Tree,... ... William C. Bryant,..

• 110

16. The Grateful Lawyer, .... .........J. G. Holland,..... . 112

17. When I am Old,...........

.........Caroline A. Briggs,.. .... 114

18. Truth and Truthfulness,......

........J. G. Holland,..... .. 115

19. Abou Ben Adhem,........ ...Leigh Hunt, ....... . 117

20. The Cricket on the Hearth,..

The Uricket on the Hearth,........... Charles Dickens...... 117

21. I'm Growing Old,............ .....John G. Saxe,......

22. The Long Ago, .......

.....B. F. Taylor,........

23. Thinking and Reverie Not the Same,...J. G. Holland,....... 125

24. Address to a Mummy, ............... Horace Smith,...... 127

• Analysis of the Same,.....

129

25. The School-Master,.................John G. Whittier, .... 132

26. The Power of God,.... ........Bible,.......

133

27. Emir Hassan,.....

........ William C. Bryant,....

28. Robinson Crusoe's Manner of Living

and Dress,......

........Daniel De Foe,.......

29. Robinson Crusoe Finds his Man Friday, Daniel De Foe, ........ 139

30. The Human Mind,........ ....... William C. Bryant,.... 145

31. Outward Bound,.

.......Emily C. Judson,...... 146

32. Watch and Pray,

........H. N. Dunning,....... 150

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33, A Flower for the Window,............ Leigh Hunt,.......... 152

34. Nothing Lost in Nature,..............Gail Hamilton, ........ 155

35. Before The Rain........

.T. B. Aldrich,...

36. After The Rain,.....

.T. B. Aldrich,.......

37. Traditions of the Natchez,.......

...T. B. Thorpe,.......

38. The Last Man,.........

. Thomas Campbell,..

39. Mr. Weller's Valentine,...... ..... Charles Dickens,..

40, The Same Subject Continued,...........................

168

171

41. A Modest Wit,.....................Anonymous,.......

42. The Two Weavers,................

....Hannah More,......

173

43. The Snow-Walkers,.................Alantic MOTU

...... Atlantic Monthly..

.. 175

44. The Same Subject Continued, ..............................

. 178

45. The Cricket, ......

.....Anonymous,.......

.. 181

46. Three Words of Strength,............Schiller,.........

. 182

47. Rain and Sunshine,.............

...C. C. Felton,......

48. Abraham and the Fire-worshiper.. ....Benjamin Franklin,.. 186

49. Abraham and the Fire-worshiper,. .....Leigh Hunt,......... 187

50. The Arsenal at Springfield,...... ...H.°w. Longfellow,... 190

51. Drafted, .....

...Mrs. H. L. Bostwick,... 192

52. A Soldier's Funeral,...... ...A. H. Quint, ........ 194

53. After The Battle,........

...Anonymous, ....... 196

54. Reminiscences of John Brown... ...A. H. Quint,....... 199

55. The Patriot Spy,.........

... Francis M. Finch... 202

56. How to Conquer a Bully,.............

.J. G. Holland,.....

57. Character of Abraham Lincoln,... ..J. G. Holland, ......

58. The End of the Great Rebellion,.......Oliver W. Holmes,...

59. Keep it Before the People,............A. J. H. Duganne..

60. A Legend of The Red, White, and Blue,. John G. Whittier,... 214

61. Charles V. and Martin Luther,........

62. Napoleon at Rest,...

...John Pierpont,.......

220

63. My Property,....

......Henry W. Beecher,.... .. 221

64. The Highland Light-house, ....H. D. Thoreau,....

65. The Psalm of Life,....... .....H. W. Longfellow,.... 226

Analysis of the Same,......

227

66. The Blind Preacher,.........

***. William Wirt,.......

229

67. The Hour of Death,........

.Felicia Hemans,........

232

68. The Puritans,...................

.....T. B. Macaulay...... 233

69. New England's Dead,................Isaac McLellan,..... 236

70. Rainy Days,......

......A. H. Quint,...

237

71. There is Work for All,

.....Anonymous, ..........

239

72. Beautiful Sights at Sea,.............. James R. Lowell,......

73. The Snow-shower, ................... William C. Bryant,...

74. Peculiarities of Lord Byron,..........T. B. Macaulay,....... 244

75. Death of Lord Chatham,..............T. B. Macaulay,....... 248

76. Paul Revere's Ride,.................

...H, W. Longfellow,..... 251

77. Alexander and The Robber,........... John Aiken,.......... 255

78. On the Shores of The Tennessee,...,. E. L. Beers,......... 256

79. The Battle of Blenheim,.............Robert Southey,........

259

80. Field Lilies,.......................

...Anonymous, .........

261

81. A Parable,......................... James R. Lowell,. .

..James R. Lowell,...... 262

82. Something Left Undone,.............H. W. Longfellow,..... 264

264

83. Infinity of The Universe, ..............Ormsby M. Mitchel,..

84. Under The Violets,........ ..........Oliver W. Holmes,...... 266

86. The Poet and the Alchemist,.......... Anonymous, ..........

86. The Discontented Pendulum,.. .....Jane Taylor, .......

224

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87. The Song of Rebecca, The Jewess,... Scott,....

272

88. Elijah's Interview,..... ..... Thomas Campbell,..... 273

89. Roads and Bridges of the Ancient

Peruvians,....................... William H. Prescott,...

90. The Mountains of Life,.. ......James G. Clark,....... 277

91. All We Love Must Die,..............J. W. Hanson,........

92. Good Nature,......

......Henry W. Beecher,..... 281

93. The Uses of Suffering,..... ... Cora Cornwall,........ 283

94. Close of the Holidays,...... ...A. K. H. Boyd........ 284

95. Work and Play,....... ......A. K. H. Boyd. ...

96. The Same Subject Continued,...

292

97. The Way to Heaven,...., ...J. G. Holland.......

Analysis of the Same,.....

296

98. He Giveth His Beloved Sleep,........ Elizabeth B. Browning. 297

Analysis of the Same,......

298

99. The Fall of Wolsey,....

.Shakspeare .... 299

100. Our Country's Call,....... .. William C. Bryant .... 303

Analysis of the Same,.....

304

101. A Rill from the Town Pump,.........Nathaniel Hawthorne... 305

102. The Same Subject Continued,...

309

103. Children. What are They?..........John Neal..... 312

104. The Brave at Home,................

Thomas B. Read.......

105. Army Hymn,...

...... Oliver W. Holmes...... 315

106. The Will of Isabella the Catholic,..... William H. Prescott ... 315

Analysis of the Same,.......

318

107. The Death and Character of Isabella the

Catholic, ........................ William H. Prescott .... 319

108. The Latest War News................ Anonymous ......... 323

109. Lint,..............:

.............. Anonymous... .........

324

Analysis of the Same,..........

326

110. Scene from King John,............... Shakspeare .........

327

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