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A NEW AND ORIGINAL
PLAN FOR READING APPLIED TO THE
WORLD'S BEST LITERATURE

FOR CHILDREN

BY

CHARLES H. SYLVESTER
Author of English and American Literature

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585353

Copyright, 1922
BELLOWS-REEVE COMPANY

CONTENTS

PAGE

HORATIUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lord Macaulay 1

LORD ULLIN'S DAUGHTER . .... ... Thomas Campbell 23

SIR WALTER SCOTT ........

..: Grace E. Sellon 26

THE TOURNAMENT . ........ ... Sir Walter Scott 38

THE RAINBOW ...........

Thomas Campbell 91

THE LION AND THE MISSIONARY. ...

David Livingstone 93

The Moss Rose .........

Translated from Krummacher 98

FOUR DUCKS ON A Pond ........... W

.... William Allingham 98

RAB AND His FRIENDS ....

... John Brown, M.D. 99

ANNIE LAURIE ......

::.. William Douglas 119

THE BLIND LASSIE .

..... T. C. Latto 120

BOYHOOD ............

.... Washington Allston 122

SWEET AND Low ......

... Alfred Tennyson 122

CHILDHOOD ...........

.Donald G. Mitchell 124

THE BUGLE SONG

:... Alfred Tennyson 133

THE IMITATION OF CHRIST ........... Thomas à Kem pis 134

THE DESTRUCTION OF SENNACHERIB. ...... Lord Byron 141

RUTH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143

THE VISION OF BELSHAZZAR .... ..... Lord Byron 153

SOHRAB AND RUSTEM ........

····.... 157

SOBRAB AND RUSTUM ... · · · · · ·

... Matthew Arnold 173

THE POET AND THE PEASANT.

... Emile Souvestre 206

John HOWARD PAYNE AND Home, Sweet Home .......... 221

AULD LANG SYNE ................ Robert Burns 228

HOME THEY BROUGHT HER WARRIOR DEAD ... Alfred Tennyson 231

CHARLES DICKENS . ...

232

A CHRISTMAS CAROL . .............. Charles Dickens 244

CHRISTMAS IN OLD TIME ............. Sir Walter Scott 356

ELEGY WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCHYARD ..... Thomas Gray 360

THE SHIPWRECK . ............ Robert Louis Stevenson 371

ELEPHANT HUNTING ......... Roualeyn Gordon Cumming 385

SOME CLEVER MONKEYS .............. Thomas Belt 402

POOR RICHARD'S ALMANAC.

:.... Benjamin Franklin 407

GEORGE ROGERS CLARK ...... ............ 422

THE CAPTURE OF VINCENNES ......... George Rogers Clark 428

THREE SUNDAYS IN A WEEK .... .::. Edgar Allan Poe 453

THE MODERN BELLE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stark 463

WIDOW MACHREE ..........

........ Samuel Lover 464

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