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CHAPTER XVII.

SUBJECTS FOR PUPILS OF VARIOUS AGES.

1. An Ant City (from observation).

2. A Basket of Apples (history from the blossom to the ripened fruit; a story about).

3. A Boy's Adventure (real).

4. A Coil of Rope (see Longfellow's “The Rope Walk').

5. A Cucumber Vine, and What Came of it.
6. A Day at the River side (nearest stream).
7. A Wood and Coal Yard.
8. A Farm of My Own.

9. A Fence Corner (blackberry bushes, bird's nest, scoke, stump, moss, lichens, ground squirrel, field mouse, etc.)..

10. A few Insects mentioned by the Poets-. Butterflies, June Beetle (Gray's “ Elegy "), Gray Fly (Milton's “Lycidas "), Bee, Ant, Mosquito (Bryant), etc.

II. A Great Flood.
12. A Grain of Wheat.

13. A Hornet's, or a Wasp's Nest, with Drauing.

14. A Hundred Years Old (man, house, hat, pitcher, coin, tea-pot, watch, etc.).

15. An Hour in a Country Railway Station. 16. An Ideal School-room.

17. A Jelly-fish in a Tumbler. A Sea An. emone.

18. Aladdin's Lamp—if I had it.
19. Aladdin's Unfinished Window.

20. A Loaf of Bread-all the work that goes to make it.

21. An Old First Reader (a) A Review ; (6) See Longfellow's “ The Rope-walk," etc.

22. An Old Hedge and What I Saw There. 23. Au Old Photograph Album.

24. An Old Blue Pitcher (see "Kéramos,” by Longfellow).

25. An Original Fable. The Hen and the Canary Bird.

26. A Piece of Machinery, What it Does, How it Moves, How it Looks; with drawings.

27. A Prehistoric Island.
28. A Ride in the Rain.
29. A Stormy Day Without, or Within.
30. A Study of the Cat. Of Cats.

31. A Stalk of Corn-root and all (see Sidney Lanier's poem “Corn").

32. A Shop of My Own.
33. At a Country Store.
34. At the Back Door.
35. A Voice From My Desk.

36. A Week's Journal—in vacation ; in termtime.

37. A Wild Garden (see Emerson's “ My Garden ").

38. A Wren's, or Sparrow's, or Quail's Nest. 39. Back Windows.

40. Beetles of My Garden (Ground Beetles, Rose Weevil, “ Lady Bird,” Cucumber Beetle, June Beetle, Spring Beetle, Colorado Potato Beetle, Striped Potato Beetle, etc.).

41. Bird Life (Maurice Thompson's, John Burroughs's, and Thoreau's writings, Autobiography of Audubon ; but first, real bird life. Lowell's “My Garden Acquaintance ").

42. Bird Poems (Wordsworth, Keats, Shelley, Lanier's “Mocking Bird," Bryant, Robert Browning's “ Home Thoughts From Abroad "). 43. Birds of My Acquaintance. 44. Book People of My Acquaintance.

45. Burrs. (See Gray's Botany, Harper's Magazine, Vol. LXIII., page 645 and ff.)

46. Cats of Story. (See “ Bleak House,” Whittington's Cat, “ The White Cat," etc.)

47. Cedric, the Saxon. (See page 95.) 48. Comparisons. (See page 59.)

49. Curious Family Names (See City Directory); their origin.

50. Curious Seeds (Burdock, Thistle, and Salsify, “Beggar Burr," Burr Clover, Elm, Ash, Clematis, Maple, etc.).

51. Description of a Friend Whom I Like Very Much.

52. Dogs of Story. (See “Princess of Thule," “ Hypatia," “ Leatherstocking Tales,” “Rab and His Friends,” “ The Talisman,” “The Lady of the Lake," and Dr. John Brown's “ Spare Hours.")

53. Dreams. (Shakespeare's “Midsummer Night's Dream,” “Richard III.,” Campbell's “ Last Man," Addison's “Vision of Mirza," Dimond’s “ The Sailor Boy's Dream,” etc.)

54. Eyes of Animals, (With illustrations from life : goat, cat, horse, chicken, fish, owl, dog, sheep, frog, crayfish or crab, spider, dragon-fly, harmless snake, venomous snake, singing-bird, fly and butterfly.)

55. Fence Lichens and Mosses (Gray). 56. Fence Literature. 57. From the School-house Windows. 58. Glimpses From the Streets into Homes. 59. Good Health and How to Keep it. 60. Good Manners. 61. Grasses of the Roadside. 62. Hale's “ 10 x 1=10." (Its Motto.) 63. How Insects Emigrate (Colorado Potato Beetle, Cabbage Butterfly, Wheat Midge, Codling Moth, Plexippus Butterfly, “Camberwell Beauty," Cockroach).

64. How Plants Emigrate (Jamestown Weed, Poa Annua, apple-tree, elm, oak, etc.).

65. How Plants Sow Seeds (Gray).

66. Horses of History and Story. (See Alexander the Great, Caligula, “ John Brent,” by Winthrop, Hale's “In His Name," Browning's “How we carried the Good News from Ghent to Aix,” Read's “Sheridan's Ride," Longfellow's “ Bell of Atri,” “Sigurd the Volsung," by Morris.)

67. If I could have met Mr. Longfellow68. Isaac of York. (See page 59.)

69. Jews of Fiction. (See “ Ivanhoe,” “Our Mutual Friend,” Ware's “ Zenobia,” Eliot's “ Daniel Deronda,” Lessing's “ Nathan the Wise.")

70. Johnny Appleseed (see Vol. XLIII., page 830, Harper's Magazine).

71. Mary's Little Garden.
72. Mending a torn Dress.
73. Misfortunes of a Helpless fine Lady.
74. Monday Morning at the Rush's.
75. Monday Morning at the Slack's.
76. Monday Morning at the Thrifty's.

77. Modes of Progression in Animals (Feet, wings, scales, fins, bristles (as in earthworms), serpentine curves (see Ruskin's “Deucalion, Vol. II.-I), flippers in seal, suckers of leech, “thousand-legs," stretching of amaba), with drawings.

78. Mrs. Robin's Picnic.
79. Mr. Slacktwist's Farm.
80. My Doll's Education.
81. My Favorite Books.

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