Osgood's Progressive Fifth Reader: Embracing a System of Instruction in the Principles of Elocution, and Selections for Reading and Speaking from the Best English and American Authors : Designed for the Use of Academies and the Highest Classes in Public and Private Schools

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A.H. English & Company, 1858 - 480 pages
 

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Contents

Character of Mr Pitt
72
The Passing of the Rubicon Sheridan Knowles
79
Gods Might Compared with Mans Weakness Bible
83
Look Aloft J Lawrence Jr
85
A Political Pause Charles James Foz
86
Noras Vow Walter Scott
87
The Moral Nature Constitutes the Man H Giles
88
Excelsior H W Longfellow
89
Thanatopsis W C Bryant
90
The Rich Man and the Poor Man Khemnitzer
92
The Elders DeathBed Professor Wilson
94
The Village Preacher Oliver Goldsmith
97
The Village Schoolmaster Oliver Goldsmith
99
Ossians Address to the Sun and Moon J Macpherson
100
The PalmTree Mrs Hemans
101
31 The Songs of Fingal and Colma J Macpherson
102
The Paupers DeathBed Mrs Southey
104
Adventures of Gil Blas Le Sage
105
The Man that Wantud but One Thing The Man that Wanted
108
The Last Minstrel Walter Scott
109
Salathiel to Titus George Croly
111
The Fall of Poland Thomas Campbell 113
113
Rob Roy to Mr Osbaldiston Walter Scott
114
Katydid Oliver Wendell Holmes
116
Pauls Defence before King Agrippa Bible
117
The Prisoner for Debt John G Whittier
119
The Broken Heart Washington Irving
121
To the Eagle James G Percival
124
The Gladiator Anonymous
126
Jones
128
The North American Indians C Sprague
130
Hymn of the Cherokee Indian J McLellan
131
Extract from the BunkerHill Monument Oration Daniel Webster
133
The Landing of the Pilgrims Felicia Hemans
135
To the Survivors of the American Revolution Daniel Webster
136
The Departed Park Benjamin
138
The Notary of Perigueux H W Longfellow
143
Eulogy on La Fayette Charles Sprague
144
The Barons Last Banquet Albert G Greene
146
The Present Age Channing
148
Old Ironsides Oliver Wendell Holmes
150
Extract from a Lecture on the Moral Spirit of Byrons Genius Henry Giles
151
Bingen on the Rhine Mrs Norton
152
Ireland Henry Giles
155
The Song of the Shirt Thomas Hood
157
The Vulture and the Captive Infant Anonymous
160
Manners in New York in Early Times Washington Irving
161
CourdeLion at the Bier of his Father Mrs Flemans
164
Extract from a Speech on the Trial of a Murderer Daniel Webster
166
The Isles of Greece Lord Byron
169
Thoughts in a Cemetery H W Longfellow
171
Greenwood Cemetery W William Wallace
172
Press On Anonymous
174
Aspirations of Youth
175
Where Should the Scholar Live ? H W Longfellow
176
Hymn before Sunrise in the Vale of Chamouny Samuel T Coleridge
177
The Trials of the Pilgrims Edward Everett
180
The Pilgrim Fathers J Pierpont
182
The Duties of American Citizens Daniel Webster
183
Marseilles Hymn De Lisle
185
The Nobility of Labor Orville Dewey
186
Labor Mrs F S Osgood
189
Irish Courtesy Sedley
190
The Modern Belle Stark
192
Hannibal to his Soldiers
193
The BattleHymn Theodore Körner
195
Labor and Genius Sydney Smith
196
Clear the Way Charles Mackay
199
Schemes of Life often Illusory Samuel Johnson
200
The Quarrel of Brutus and Cassius Shakspeare
202
Apostrophe to the Sabbath Stevens
206
Dirge for the Beautiful D Ellen Goodman
207
American History G C Verplanck
208
The Churchyard Karamsin
210
A Worthy Ambition Henry Clay
211
The Demon Ship Thomas Moure
212
National Glory Henry Clay
215
A Visit from St Nicholas Clement C Moore
216
Scene with a Panther Charles B Brown
218
King Henry to his Troops Shakspeare
221
Jupiters Proclamation Joseph Addison
222
The Seminoles Defiance G W Patten
243
Utility of Flowers E H Chapin
244
Ode to the Passions William Collins
246
Every Thing and The Man that Wanted Nothing J K Paulding
248
The Gamblers Wife Coates
252
Advice to the Young E H Chapin
253
111 My Mothers Bible George P Morris
254
The Old Bachelors Sale Miss Davidson
255
The Miller of Mansfield
256
Maclaines Child Charles Mackay
259
Speech against Paines Age of Reason Thomas Erskine
262
Hamlets Soliloquy Shakspeare
265
Directions to a FireCompany Anonymous
267
Sleep Elizabeth B Browning
269
The Widow and Her Son W Irving
270
The same concluded W Irving
273
Cardinal Wolsey and Cromwell Shakspeare
276
Cicero against Verres
279
Hymn at the Consecration of Pulaskis Banner H W Longfellow
281
Speech of M Kossuth
282
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard Thomas Gray
285
The Inventive Genius of Labor Elihu Burritt
288
The Raven Edgar A Poe
291
Speech on the American War Lord Chatham
294
The Philanthropical Society Thomas Hood
297
Gil Blas and the Archbishop Le Sage
301
Hymn of Adam and Eve Milton
304
Extract from the Bible
305
Hymn on the Seasons James Thomson
306
Supposed Speech of John Adams Daniel Webster
308
Darkness Lord Byron
311
Demosthenes to the Athenians
313
The Maniac Lewis
315
Old Age Theodore Parker
317
Lochiels Warning Thomas Campbell
319
A Rill from the Town Pump Nathaniel Hawthorne
321
The same concluded Nathaniel Hawthorne
324
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327
King John Tempting Hubert to Murder Prince Arthur Shakspeare
330
Huberts Interview with Prince Arthur Shakspeare
331
Remorse of King John Shakspeare
335
The Irish Disturbance Bill Daniel OConnell
337
The Old Clock on the Stairs H W Longfellow
338
Emmets Vindication 340 152 The same concluded
340
Robert Burns Prof Wilson
349
To a Mountain Daisy on Turning it Down with a Plow R Burns
351
Ancient and Modern Productions C Sumner
352
Bernardo Del Carpio Mrs Hemans
354
Pedants Seeking Patronage Anonymous
356
A Shower J W Miller
361
Macbriars Address to the Scotch Covenanters Walter Scott
362
TubalCain Charles Mackay
363
The Destiny of America G S Millard
365
The American Flag Rodman Drake 260
368
Parting of Marmion and Douglas Walter Scott
369
Speech of Sergeant Buzfuz in the Case of Bardell vs Pick wick Charles Dickens
371
Rienzi to the Romans Mary Russell Mitford
375
Adams and Jefferson Edward Everett
376
On the Receipt of his Mothers Picture William Cowper
377
Drack Hawks Address to General Street
379
Indian Names Lydia H Sigourney
380
Red Jackets Reply to the Missionary
381
Wupposed Speech of an Indian Chief Edward Everett
383
The Cotters Saturday Night Robert Burns
384
Show us the Father Mrs L H Sigourney
391
Wind and Sea Bayard Taylor
392
Pullic Faith Fisher Ames
393
Affection Conquers Anonymous
394
Necessity of Military Posts to Protect the Frontiers Fisher Ames
399
Willirm Tells Address to the Mountains J S Knowles
401
The Patriots Courage H Clay
402
The Heritage James Russell Lowell
403
MossSide Prof Wilson
405
The sane concluded Prof Wilson
409
The Proud Miss Mac Bride J G Saxe
413
A Monuinent to Washington R C Winthrop
416
Rums Maniac Dr Nott
417
Extract from a Speech made at Washington Daniel Webster
420
The Leper N P Willis
421
The Influerce of Woman J G Carter
425
The Madman Anonymous
426

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Page 429 - As a sick girl. Ye gods, it doth amaze me A man of such a feeble temper should So get the start of the majestic world And bear the palm alone.
Page 285 - The struggling pangs of conscious truth to hide, To quench the blushes of ingenuous shame, Or heap the shrine of Luxury and Pride With incense kindled at the Muse's flame. Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife, Their sober wishes never learn'd to stray ; Along the cool sequester'd vale of life They kept the noiseless tenor of their way.
Page 285 - Muse, The place of fame and elegy supply: And many a holy text around she strews That teach the rustic moralist to die. For who, to dumb forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing anxious being e'er resign'd, Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, Nor cast one longing lingering look behind?
Page 51 - Almighty's form Glasses itself in tempests; in all time, Calm or convulsed in breeze or gale or storm, Icing the pole, or in the torrid clime Dark heaving, boundless, endless, and sublime The image of eternity the throne Of the Invisible ; even from out thy slime The monsters of the deep are made ; each zone Obeys thee ; thou goest forth, dread fathomless alone.
Page 95 - Near yonder copse, where once the garden smiled, And still where many a garden -flower grows wild; There, where a few torn shrubs the place disclose, The village preacher's modest mansion rose. A man he was to all the country dear, And passing rich with forty pounds a year ; Remote from towns he ran his godly race, Nor e'er had changed, nor wished to change, his place...
Page 61 - Be not too tame, neither, but let your own discretion be your tutor; suit the action to the word, the word to the action; with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature; for anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was and is to hold, as 'twere, the mirror up to nature; to show virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time his form and pressure.
Page 90 - Or lose thyself in the continuous woods Where rolls the Oregon, and hears no sound Save his own dashings yet the dead are there ! And millions in those solitudes, since first The flight of years began, have laid them down In their last sleep the dead reign there alone.
Page 117 - Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come; that Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should show light unto the people and to the Gentiles.
Page 89 - She has a voice of gladness, and a smile And eloquence of beauty; and she glides Into his darker musings, with a mild And healing sympathy, that steals away Their sharpness ere he is aware. When thoughts Of the last bitter hour come like a blight Over thy spirit, and sad images Of the stern agony, and shroud, and pall, And breathless darkness, and the narrow house, Make thee to shudder and grow sick at heart...
Page 283 - For them no more the blazing hearth shall burn. Or busy housewife ply her evening care; No children run to lisp their sire's return, Or climb his knees the envied kiss to share.

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