The Young Ladies' Reader: Containing Rules, Observations, and Exercises and Articulation, Pauses, Inflections, and Emphasis: Also Exercises in Reading, in Prose and Poetry

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Thomas, Cowperthwait, 1851 - 428 pages
 

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Contents

Lesso n 1 Figurative Language
65
Select Sentences and Paragraphs
70
Effects of Art in Changing the Form and Features of the Human Body Chambers
73
Nursery Education Dr Caldwell
76
Early Training of Children Saturday Magazine
80
A Grandsires Tale Bernard Barton
82
The Dead Son JOHN PIERPONT
86
Playthings Amusements and Employ ments for Children MRS CHILD
88
Duties of Brothers and Sisters Belfrage
92
On Female Education Mrs Sandford
94
On Female Acquirements Idem
97
The Greenwood Shrift Blackwoods Magazine
99
The Hebrew Mother Mrs Hemans
103
The Canadian Indians Backwoods of Canada
106
Canadian Indian Encampment Idem
111
The Chase of Konno ANONYMOUS
115
The Indian Exile IDEM
118
The Fair Traveller F W P GREENWOOD
119
The Wife WASHINGTON IRVING
123
The Same concluded IDEM
127
Evening Prayer at a Girls School Mrs Hemans 22 Not to Myself alone ANONYMOUS
132
The Churchyard Stile Eliza Cook 24 Last Wishes of a Child JAMES T FIELDS
136
Never waste Bread Chamberss Ed Journal
137
The Law of Kindness Idem
141
The First Settlement of New England JOSEPH STORY
144
A Day in Newfoundland Frazers Magazine
148
The Ocean Bryan W Procter
153
The Song of the SeaShell Mrs Abdy
155
The Prairies BRYANT
156
What thy God has given impart Amulet
159
The Moon and Stars J Montgomery
161
The Same concluded 1 Idem
165
An Evening Scene Mrs Southey
170
The NightBlowing Stock Idem
175
The Mother Charles Swain
178
Let us love one another Idem
179
The Ancient Man Henry Alford
180
The Aged Oak
182
Thought and Deed
196
Idem ory 161
207

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Page 58 - NOW, my co-mates, and brothers in exile, Hath not old custom made this life more sweet Than that of painted pomp ? Are not these woods More free from peril than the envious court ? Here feel we but the penalty of Adam, The seasons...
Page 66 - Thou preparedst room before it, And didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land. The hills were covered with the shadow of it, And the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars. She sent out her boughs unto the sea, And her branches unto the river.
Page 242 - In happy homes he saw the light Of household fires gleam warm and bright; Above, the spectral glaciers shone, And from his lips escaped a groan, Excelsior! "Try not the Pass!
Page 44 - That, changed through all, and yet in all the same; Great in the earth, as in th' ethereal frame; Warms in the sun, refreshes in the breeze, Glows in the stars, and blossoms in the trees, Lives through all life, extends through all extent, Spreads undivided, operates unspent...
Page 61 - Out of the bowels of the harmless earth, Which many a good tall fellow had destroy'd So cowardly ; and but for these vile guns He would himself have been a soldier.
Page 60 - My liege, I did deny no prisoners. But, I remember, when the fight was done, When I was dry with rage, and extreme toil, Breathless and faint, leaning upon my sword, Came there a certain lord, neat, trimly...
Page 33 - With charm of earliest birds ; pleasant the sun, When first on this delightful land he spreads His orient beams, on herb, tree, fruit, and flower, Glistering with dew ; fragrant the fertile earth After soft showers ; and sweet the coming on Of grateful evening mild ; then silent night, With this her solemn bird, and this fair moon, And these the gems of heaven, her starry train...
Page 62 - Seems, madam ! nay, it is ; I know not ' seems.' 'Tis not alone my inky cloak, good mother, Nor customary suits of solemn black, Nor windy suspiration of forced breath, No, nor the fruitful river in the eye, Nor the dejected haviour of the visage, Together with all forms, moods, shapes of grief, That can denote me truly : these indeed seem, For they are actions that a man might play : But I have that within which passeth show ; These but the trappings and the suits of woe.
Page 38 - Gul in her bloom ; Where the citron and olive are fairest of fruit, And the voice of the nightingale never is mute ; Where the tints of the earth, and the hues of the sky, In colour though varied, in beauty may vie...
Page 330 - mid cloisters dim, And saw nought lovely but the sky and stars. But thou, my babe ! shalt wander like a breeze By lakes and sandy shores, beneath the crags Of ancient mountain, and beneath the clouds, Which image in their bulk both lakes and shores And mountain crags : so shalt thou see and hear The lovely shapes and sounds intelligible Of that eternal language, which thy God Utters, who from eternity doth teach Himself in all, and all things in himself.

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