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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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585356

Copyright, 1922
BELLOWS-REEVE COMPANY

CONTENTS

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76

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ASCENT OF THE JUNGFRAU ............ John Tyndall 1

ABOU BEN ADHEM . ................ Leigh Hunt 11

FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE ............. Anna McCaleb 13

IMPEACHMENT OF WARREN HASTINGS. Thomas Babington Macaulay 32

A DISSERTATION UPON Roast Pig ......... Charles Lamb 56

THE PRAISE OF CHIMNEY SWEEPERS ........ Charles Lamb 66

MR. PICKWICK AND SAM WALLER ......... Charles Dickens 76

THE DEATH OF CAESAR

... Plutarch 126

THE DEATH OF CAESAR ....

....... Shakespeare 143

JULIUS CAESAR .......

.. James Anthony Froude 155

THE BATTLE OF CRESSY ...

...... Jean Froissart 161

ARATOGA .

GEOFFREY CHAUCER...................... 201

THE TRAVELS OF SIR John MANDEVILLE : .. ......... 207

THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON (Selections)..... James Boswell 216

OwiS ...................... Gilbert White 229

THE GOLD-BUG ................ Edgar Allan Poe 232

THE VISION OF MIRZA .............. Joseph Addison 285

Pippa PASSES ........... Adapted from Robert Browning 293

THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS:

Abraham Lincoln 321

ABRAHAM LINCOLN .....

....... Theodore Roosevelt 324

THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS..

....... E. S. Creasy 330

SIR ROGER DE COVERLEY...

...... Joseph Addison 371

SIR FRANCIS BACON .....

............. 395

OF EXPENSE ........

... Sir Francis Bacon 397

OF STUDIES . ........

.... Sir Francis Bacon 400

MODESTINE : ........

. . Robert Louis Stevenson 403

ROBERT OF LINCOLN ....

William Cullen Bryant 444

THE CHAMBERED NAUTILUS

... Oliver Wendell Holmes 454

JOHN KEATS ........

· · · · ·......... 457

ODE ON A GRECIAN URN:............... John Keats 462

TAE FATE OF THE INDIANS ..

NS . . . . . . . . .

.. Charles Sprague 466

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A CALL TO ARMS .... . . . . . . . . . . . rarik Tenry

:: Patrick Henry 475

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