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82. My Neighbor at School.

83. Natural History of the Horse, Sheep, Cat, Dog, and other domestic animals, from observation and reading.

84. Natural History of the Gray Squirrel, or any other wild animal or bird, from observation.

85. Native Nut-bearing Trees. 86. “Open Sesame” (see “ Forty Thieves ").

87. One of Karl's Wishes (that he could change himself into whatever he chose), and what came of it.

88. Plan for a Day's Work—at home; at school.

89. Plants that Climb and Creep.
go. Ponce de Leon's Fountain.
91. Pottery, illustrated by specimens.
92. “ Portia."
93. Rat-Emigration.
94. “ Rebecca, the Jewess.”
95. Roads (Historic).

96. Sand Houses—sand bee, myrmelion, etc., spiders.

97. “ Shylock.” 98. Street Cries. 99. Study of a Toad in Our Garden. 100. The Boys Who Used to Sit at Our Desks.

101. The Boys Who Will Sit at Our Desks Ten Years from Now.

102. The Boy who always Forgot.
103. The Butterfly's Birthday (see page 43).

104. The Circle.
105. The Colors of the Ground.

106. The Crowning of Gardyn (see Hogg's “Queen's Wake,” III., 5).

107. The Dragon Fly-Its History. 108. The Geography of our Town. 109. “ “ “ Farm (with map). 110. The History of some Curious Words. III. The House Beautiful. 112. The History of the Horse, in America. 113. The House of Cedric the Saxon. 114. Through a Cornfield. 115. The Lion in my Way. 116. The Pleasantest Day of my School Life.

117. The Shapes of Leaves (with illustrations. See Sir John Lubbock's “ Leaves '').

118. The Songs of the People. 119. The Square. 120. The Straight Line. 121. The Story of “Mary, Mary, Quite Con

trary.”

122. The Story of Sir Launfal. 123. The Story of a Pot of Jam.

124. The Sky (clouds and their shapes, color, height, etc.).

125. Ten Years from now in the Life of a Tree, of a Boy, of a Girl.

126. The Triangle.

127. The Treasures of the Hills (a) above ground; (6) beneath.

128. The Weeds in our Streets.
129. Under a Hedge.
130. Up in a Tree.

131. Water Notes (Rain drops on a roof, window-pane, etc., on pools, on leaves, on hard ground; brook, cascades, waves, breakers, under ice).

132. What I found under a stone ; under a log. 133. What They Did in the Ark. 134. What I see from my Window. 135. Wamba, the Jester (see page 59). 136. Whisky and What it Does. 137. Why Idleness is a Disgrace. 138. Wood, what it is, etc. 139. Work and Working People. 140. What a Flying Bird Can See. 141. You Ought. 142. You Ought Not. 143. Youth's Best Wisdom-Obedience.

CHAPTER XVIII.

SELECTIONS TO BE USED AS SUBJECTS AND SUG

GESTIONS FOR COMPOSITIONS.

A man he was of cheerful Yesterdays
And confident To-morrows.

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH.

2.

And passing rich on forty pounds a year.

OLIVER GOLDSMITH.

3.
As is your sort of mind, so is your sort of search.

ROBERT BROWNING.

4.

A single raindrop prints the eocene
While crowbars fail on lias.

BAYARD TAYLOR.

5.
A pastor such as Chaucer's verse portrays,
Such as the heaven-taught skill of Herbert drew
And tender Goldsmith crowned with deathless praise.

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH.

And for my wisdom-glad to know
Where the sweetest beech-nuts grow,
And to track out the spicy root,

Or peel the musky core of the wild berry shoot ;
And how the russet ground-bird bold
With both slim feet at once will lightly rake the mould ;
And why moon-shadows from the swaying limb
Here are sharp and here are dim ;
And how the ant his zigzag way can hold
Through the grass that is a grove to him.

E. R. Sill.

All natural forms conform more or less closely to geometrical ideals ; sufficiently near to suggest these ideals to men fitted to receive the suggestion.

THOMAS Hill.

A single beech-tree grew
Within this grove of firs; and on the fork
Of that one beech appeared a thrush's nest.

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH.

9.
Announced by all the trumpets of the sky,
Arrives the snow; and, driving o'er the fields,
Seems nowhere to alight; the whited air
Hides hills and woods, the river and the heaven,
And veils the farmhouse at the garden's end.
The sled and traveler stopped, the courier's feet
Delayed, all friends shut out, the housemates sit
In a tumultuous privacy of storm.

R. W. EMERSON.

10.

Be not amazed at life; 'tis still

The mode of God with his elect,
Their hopes exactly to fulfill
In times and ways they least expect.

COVENTRY PATMORE.

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