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chief object is to furnish useful and appropriate exercises for reading aloud. To this end, a great variety

. of prose and poetry, of varied rhetorical style, embodying the different emotions to which the human heart is susceptible, is essential.

Fully aware of the urgent demand for fresh selections, the compiler has introduced many that are new, and, she believes, not found in other Readers. With a genuine friendship, however, for some of the standard pieces, which are familiar to all and dear to many, she cannot willingly cast them aside.

The Introduction is merely suggestive of different styles found in the Reader.

The Selections marked for Expression are rather a summary of principles noted and illustrated in detail in the “Manual,” and suggest the plan of studying each piece before reading, with special regard to one or more of the principles necessary to a correct and impressive rendering.

The compiler cannot but wish for the Reading Selections the same cordial reception which has greeted the Manual.

PHILADELPHIA, August ist, 1878.

CONTENTS.

INTRODUCTION

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SELECTIONS IN PROSE.
AMERICAN PATRIOTISM

T. M. Eddy. 218
APOSTROPHE TO WATER

Paul Denton. 56
ART OF BEING HAPPY

Beecher. 61
A YOUNG LADY'S MEDITATIONS IN CHURCH

332
BENNIE AND BLOSSOM

“N. Y. Observer." 144
BLACK HORSE AND HIS RIDER

Charles Sheppard. 131
BOOKS

W. E. Channing. 308
BUREAU-DRAWER

7. M. Bailey. 355
CÆSAR'S PAUSE UPON THE RUBICON

7. S. Knowles. 92
CHARITY DINNER

Litchfield Mosely. 255
COLUMBUS AT BARCELONA

Irving. 311
CULTURE OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Henry Reed. 307
CULTURE, THE RESULT OF LABOR

William Wirt. 292
Easter

“N. Y. Tribune." 185
ENTHUSIASM OF THE HUNTRESS

Dion Boucicault. 389
EXECUTION OF JOAN OF ARC .

De Quincey. 377
FALL OF THE PEMBERTON MILL

Elizabeth S. Phelps. 223
FOREST LEAVES

Boston Transcript.127
French COOK .

210
“Good Night, PAPA

American Messenger.157
Good READING THE GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT John S. Hart. 267
GRANDFATHER'S CLOCK

Rev. T. De Witt Talmage. 367
INFLUENCE OF THE CHARACTER OF WASHINGTON

Webster. 75
IRISHWOMAN'S LETTER

Judy O'Halligan. 387
JOHN MAYNARD

7..B. Gough. 95
LAST INAUGURAL OF LINCOLN

163
MARK TWAIN ON THE WEATHER

S. L. Clemens. 347
“ MAYFLOWER AND THE PILGRIMS

E. Everett. 193
MONSTER CANNON

Victor Hugo, 150

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MORAL Quarrries of VEGETABLES Charles D. Warner. 334
MR. BUMBLE AND MRS. CORNEY

Dickens. 400
MRS. SIDDONS

Mrs. Jameson. 85
NINETEENTH CENTURY

Victor Hugo. 33
NOBILITY OF LABOR

Orville Dewey. 180
ONE NICHE THE HIGHEST

Elihu Burritt. 108
OUR COUNTRY TO-DAY

. Wm. M. Evarts. 337
POMPEII

Chambers' Miscellany.275
QUEEN OF FRANCE AND THE SPIRIT OF CHIVALRY E. Burke. 222
RELIEF OF LUCKNOW

50
RIP VAN WINKLE

Irving. 40
SCENE FROM THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

Shakespeare. 140
SCIENCE AND THE BIBLE .

Rev. E. G. Brooks. 321
TRAIN TO MAURO

S. A. Frost, 293
WANT OF CONFIDENCE

• 365
WOMANHOOD AND SHAKESPEARE

Wallace Bruce. 385
WRECK

Dickens. 97
WRECK OF THE HURON

Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage. 326
YOSEMITE VALLEY

Samuel Bowles. 120

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SELECTIONS IN VERSE.
A BATTLE-SONG OF FREEDOM

G. Hamilton. 406
A NATIONAL HYMN.

Holmes. 376
ADVERTISEMENT OF A Lost DAY Mrs. L. H. Sigourney. 251
AMERICA'S THANKSGIVING HYMN

S. 7. Hale. 195
AN APPEAL TO THE “SEXTANT" FOR AIR

• 300
AN ORDER FOR A PICTURE

Alice Cary. 102
APPLE-DUMPLINGS AND GEORGE THE THIRD

Wolcott. 243
ARNOLD WINKELRIED

James Montgomery. 78
A WOMAN'S CONCLUSIONS

Phæbe Cary. 253
BALLAD OF BABIE BELL

T. B. Aldrich. 360
BATTLE-HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC

Julia Ward Howe. 162
BATTLE OF FLODDEN.

William E. Aytoun, 175
BLACK REGIMENT

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G. H. Boker. 308
BUILDERS

Longfellow. 233
CENTENNIAL HYMN

Whittier. 407
CHARCOAL MAN.

7. T. Trowbridge. 106
CHICAGO

Whittier. 288
CHILDREN

Dickens. 159
CHURCH OF BROU

Matthew Arnold. 68

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COLISEUM BY MOONLIGHT

Byron. 189
CORAL Grove

7. G. Percival. 39
CURFEW.BELL

202
DANIEL GRAY

7. G. Holland. 398
DEATH OF MARMION

Scott. 206
DEATH OF THE FLOWERS

Bryant. 241
DJINNS

Victor Hugo. 46
DRUMMER-BOY

302
DYING CHRISTIAN TO HIS SOUL
EARL BORTHORICK'S DECREE

171
EMPTY NEST

Jean Ingelow. 384
FOUND DEAD

Albert Leighton. 316
GOODY BLAKE AND HARRY GILL

Wordsworth. 262
GRANDMOTHER TENTERDEN

Bret Harte. 244
GRAY FOREST EAGLE.

A. B. Street. 279
GRENADIERS

Heine 57
GROWING OLD GRACEFULLY

From “Christian Globe." 320
GUILTY OR NOT GUILTY

236
HESPERUS

• 374
HOME AND COUNTRY

7. Montgomery. 93
HORATIUS AT THE BRIDGE.

Macaulay. 393
HORSEBACK RIDE

Grace Greenwood. 148
How THE CHURCH OF ST. MICHAEL'S WAS SAVED

81
How's My Boy?

Sydney Dobell. 44
HYMN IN THE VALE OF CHAMOUNI AT SUNRISE.S. T. Coleridge. 341
HYMN TO THE FLOWERS

Horace Smith. 239
INCHCAPE ROCK .

Robert Southey. 229
I WAS WITH GRANT

Bret Harte. 305
JESSIE BROWN

Whittier. 53
JOHN BURNS OF GETTYSBURG

Bret Harte. 350
KING LEAR DIVIDING HIS KINGDOM

Shakespeare. 182
LAST HYMN

Marianne Farningham. 345
LEAK IN THE DIKE

Phæbe Cary. 165
LIFE-Boat

287
LITTLE FOXES
LONG AGO

· 405
LORE-LEI

Heine. 88
Loss OF THE ROYAL GEORGE

Cowper. 363
MABEL MARTIN

Whittier. 134
MAIDEN MARTYR

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Main-TRUCK, OR A LEAP FOR LIFE

G. P. Morris. 112

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