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34. The Vision of Mirza .

. Addison. 66

37. The Widow and her Son.

C. Edwards. 72

38. The Little Man in Black .

W. IRVING. 75

93. The same, concluded .

IBID. 78

40. Danger of being a good Singer London Literary Chronicle. 82

45. The Voice of the Seasons

Alison. 90

46. Anecdote of Richard Jackson London Quarterly Revier. 91

47. Description of Niagara Falls .

Howison. 92

49. Cataract of Terni .

. ANONYMOUS. 98

50. A West-Indian Landscape .

Malte-Brun. 101

61. Devotional Influences of Natural Scenery. Blackwood's Ed. Mag. 102

52. Passage of the Shenandoah through the Blue Ridge . JEFFERSON. 105

58. The Funeral of Maria.

Mackenzie. 111

59. A Leaf from “ The Life of a Looking-Glass” Miss J. Taylor. 113

64. Industry necessary to Genius .

V. Knor. 121

65. Story of Matilda .

Goldsmith. 123

67. Early Recollections

New Monthly Magazine. 126

72. Cruelty to Animals reproved

Mavor. 135

73. Excessive Severity in Punishments censured

Goldsmith. 137

77. Religion the Basis of Society.

CHANNING. 142

78. Punishment of a Liar

Bible. 143

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79. Claims of the Jews .

Noel. 145

80. Happiness of Devotional Habits and Feelings Welbeloved. 147

86. Folly of deferring Religious Duties .

Ibid. 156

87. Religion the best Preparation for Duty in Life. . NORTON, 158

83. The Young of every Rank entitled to Education . . GREENWOOD. 160

93. The Bells of St. Mary's, Limerick . · London Litcrary Gazette. 168

94. Jerusalem and the surrounding Country

Letters from the East, Banks. 177

95. The same, concluded.

Ibid. 176

98. Mount Sirai .

. Ibid. 180

100. Religious Education necessary

GREENWOOD. 185

101. Importance of Science to a Mechanic

G. B. EMERSON. 163

102. Story of Rabbi Akiba .

From Hurwitz's Hebrew Tales. 190

107. Firsi Settlement of the Pilgrims in New England, abridged

and compiled from .

Robertson and Neal. 196

108. Extract from an Oration delivered at Plymouth E. LVERETT. 200

109. Extract from the same .

(BID. 201

110. Claims of the Pilgrims to the Gratitude and Reverence of

their Descendants

0. DEWEY. 205

114. Character of the Puritan Fathers .

GREENWOOD. 213

115. The same, concluded

IBID. 216

116. Extract from a Speech on the American Colonies . Lord Chatham., 219

117. Extract fro:n a Speech on British Aggressions . PATRICK HENRY. 221

118. Account of the Battles of Lexington and Concord . Botta. 223

119. The same, conclueled .

Ibid. 227

120. Extract from an Oration delivered at Concord E. EVERETT. 229

127. Account of the Battle of Bunker's Hill

Botta. 242

123. The same, conclude:l.

Ibid. 246

130. Extract froin an Address on Bunker's Hill .D. WEBSTER. 250

131. Exiract from the same.

IBID. 252

134. Extract froin a Speech on Dinas Island

Phillips. 257

135. Nature of True Eloquence. Exjract from a Discourse in

commemoration of Adams and Jefferson . D. WEBSTER. 260

136. Extract from the same Discourse .

IBID. 261

137. Extract from the same.

IBID. 262

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36. The Better Land

Mrs. Hemans. 71

41. The Country Clergyman

Goldsmith. 84

42. Parody on "The Country Clergyman" Blackwood's Ed. Mag. 86

43. Elegy on Mrs. Mary Blaizen

Goldsmith. 88

44. The Sick Man and ibe Angel

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48. Niagara Falls,-from the Spanish

T. T. Payne. 96

63. The Blind Boy

Bloomfield. 106

54. A Thought on Death .

Mrs. Barbauld. 107

55. The Old Man's Funeral

BRYANT. 107

56. Sunday Evening :

Bouring. 109

57. The Star of Bethlehem

J. G. PERCIVAL. 110

50. The silent Expression of Nature

Anonyinous. 117

61. A Thought

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine. 118

62. Fidelity

Wordsworth. 119

63. Solitude

Henry K. White. 121

66. The Man of Ross

Pope. 125

68. On visiting a Scene of Childhood Blacłowood's Ed. Magazine. 129

69. The little Graves

Anonymous. 131

70. Life and Death

Nou Monthly Magazine. 133

71. The Burial of Arnold

Willis. 134

74. Address to Liberty

Cowper. 138

75. The Hermit

Bealtic. 139

76. Hymn to the Stars

Monthly Repository. 141

81. The Seasons

Mrs. Bürbauld. 149

82. March

BRYAXT. 151

83. April.

LoxgFellow. 152

84. May

J. G. PERCIVAL. 153

85. The Voice of Spring .

Mrs. Hemans. 153

89. Childhood and Manhood. An Apologue

Crabbe. 162

90. The Skies.

BRYANT. 164

91. Address to the Stars

New Monthly Magazine. 165

92. Song of the Stars

BRYANT. 166

96. "That ye, through his porerty, might be rich W. Russell, 178

97. Elijah fed by Ravens.

Grahame. 179

99. The Suminii of Mount Sinai

Montgomery. 184

103. Alice Fell.

Wordsworth., 191

104. The Æolian Harp

European Magazine. 193

105. Burial of Sir John Moore .

Charles Wolfe. 194

106. War unnatural and unchristian

MELLEN. 195

111, Soug ot the Pilgrims

T.C. UPHAM. 210

112. Landing of the Pilgrims

Mrs. Hemans. 211

113. The Pilgrim Fathers .

. PIERPONT. 212

121. Elegy, in a Country-Churchyard

Gray. 231

122. The Grave of Körner .

Mrs. Hemans. 235

123. God's First Temples. A Hymn

BRYANT. 236

124. Hymn of Nature:

PEABODY. 239

125. Lines on revisiting the Country

BRYANT. 241

126. Lines on a Beehive.

Monthly Repository. 242

129. Warren's Address before the Battle of Bunker's Hill . PIERPONT. 250

132. Hynın, commemorative of the Battle of Bunker's Hill . ID. 254

133. “What's hallowed Ground ?

Campbell

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138. The School-Boy

Amulet. 266

139. Slanzas addressed to the Greeks

Anonymous. 267

140. Spanish Patriot's Song

non. 268

141. The Three Warnings.

Mrs. Thrale. 269

142. The Mariner's Dream

. Dimond. 272

143. Absalom

WILLIS. 274

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Lessons

Lessons
Addison.
6, 8, 34. Knox, Vicesimus.

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Alison

29, 45.
Amulet
138. Longfellow, H. W.

83.
Anonymous 10, 31, 32, 35, 49, 60,
69, 139, 140.

Mackenzie

23, 58.

Magazine, New Monthly 67,70,91.
Banks

94, 95, 98.

Blackwood's Edin. 24,
Barbauld, Mrs. L.

54, 81.

42, 51, 61, 68.
Barton, Bernard

26.
European

104,
Beattie
75. Malte-Brun.

50.
Berquin
4. Mavor

72,
Bible
6, 78. May

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Bloomfield
53. Meilen

106.
Bolta

118, 119, 127, 128. Milonov, translated by Bowring. 27.
Bowring
27, 56. Montgomery

99.
Bryant 19, 55, 82, 90, 92, 123, 125. Moodie .

11, 28.
Campbell

133. Neal and Robertson (abridged). 107.
Channing, W. E.
. 77. Noel.

79.
Chatham, Lord, -W. Pitt 116. Norton, A.

87
Chesterfield

5.
Chronicle, London Literary .. 40. Payne, T. T.

48.
Cowper
. 74. Peabody, W.O. B.

124.
Crabbe
. 89. Percival, J. G.

57, 84.
Phillips

134.
Dewey, Orville.

110. Pierpont, J.

113, 129, 132.
Dimond.

142. Pope .
Edwards, Charles
37. Rabbinical Tales

- 7, 102.
Emerson, G. B.

101. Repository, Monthly. 76, 126..
Emporium, (Trenton)

14. Republican, Nat. (Cincinnati)
Everett, Edward . 108, 109, 120. Review, London Quarterly

Robertson, (abridged).

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Flint, T.

20.

and Neal (abridged). 107.
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Gazette, London Literary . 93. Statesman, New-York .
Goldsmith

17, 18.
41, 43, 65, 73.
Grahame
97. Taylor, Miss Jane.

59,
Gray
121. Thrale, Mrs.

141
Greenwood, F". W.P. 88,100,114, 115.

Upham, T.C..
Hawkesworth

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Hemans, Mrs. F.
36, 85, 112, 122. Ware, H. Jr.

12.
Henry, Patrick

117. Webster, D. . 130, 131, 135, 136, 137.
Howison.
47. Wellbeloved

. 80, 86.
Irving, Washington:

White, Henry K.

25. 63.
38, 39. Willis

71, 143,
Wolfe, Charles

. 105,
Jefferson, Thomas .
16, 52: Wordsworth

62, 103.
Johnson, Dr. Samuel 30 33.

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NATIONAL READER.

LESSON I.

Discovery of America.-Abridged from ROBERTSON.

On Friday, the third day of August, in the year one thou. sand four hundred and ninety-two, Columbus set sail from Palos, in Spain, a little before sunrise, in presence of a vast crowd of spectators, who sent up their supplications to Heaven for the prosperous issue of the voyage; which they wished, rather than expected.

His squadron, if it merit that name, consisted of no more than three small vessels,—the Santa Maria, the Pinta, and the Nigna, --having on board ninety men, mostly sailors, together with a few adventurers, who followed the fortune of Columbus, and some gentlemen of the Spanish court, whom the queen appointed to accompany him.

He steered directly for the Cănāry Islands; from which, after refitting his ships, and supplying himself with fresh provisions, he took his departure on the sixth day of September. Here the voyage of discovery may properly be said to have begun; for Columbus, holding his course due west, left immediately the usual track of navigation, and stretched into unfrequent’ed and unknown seas.

The first day, as it was very calm, he made but little way; but, on the second, he lost sight of the Canaries; and many of the sailors, already dejected and dismayed, when they contemplated the boldness of the undertaking, began to beat their breasts, and to shed tears, as if they were never more to behold land. Columbus comforted them with assurances of success, and the prospect of vast wealth in those opulent regions, whither he was conducting them.

This early discovery of the spirit of his followers taught Columbus that he must prepare to struggle, not only with

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