McGuffey's First-[sixth] Eclectic Reader

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5537. McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader I879 Edition by William Holmes McGuffey (read 28 Feb 2018) I read this cover to cover. It contains a lot of boring or cloying stuff which I can imagine kids who ... Read full review

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Here I note that this is not a later reproduction. This is the actual "McGuffey's Newly Revised Rhetorical Guide; or Fifth Reader of The Eclectic Series" from 1853. As I note in the comments field for ... Read full review

Contents

The Good Reader
39
The Bluebell
43
The Gentle Hand T S Arthur
44
The Grandfather C G Eastman
49
A Boy on a Farm CD Warner
50
The Singing Lesson Jean Ingelow
52
Do not Meddle
54
Work Eliza Cook
59
The Maniac
60
Robin Redbreast W Allingham
62
The Fish I Did nt Catch Whittier
63
The Fish I Did nt Catch H F Farny
65
It Snows Mrs S J Hale
67
Respect for the Sabbath Rewarded
69
The Sands o Dee Charles Kingsley
71
Select Paragraphs Bible
72
The Battle of Blenheim Southey
82
Pity Them
85
The Corn Song Whittier
74
The Venomous Worm John Russell
77
The Festival Board
78
How to Tell Bad News
81
Pity Them W L Sheppard
86
An Elegy on Madam Blaize Goldsmith
87
King Charles II and William Penn Mason L Weems
88
What I Live For
91
The Righteous Never Forsaken
92
Abdu Ben Adhem Leigh Hunt
96
The Reaper and the Flowers Longfellow
101
The Town Pump Hawthorne
103
Good Night Peter Parley
108
An Oldfashioned Girl Louisa M Alcott
110
My Mothers Hands
113
The Discontented Pendulum Jane Taylor
114
The Death of the Flowers Bryant
117
The Thunderstorm Irving
119
April Day Mrs C A Southey
121
The Tea Rose
123
The Tea Rose C S Reinhart
124
The Cataract of Lodore Southey
128
The Bobolink Irving
132
Robert of Lincoln Bryant
135
Rebellion in Massachusetts State Prison J T Buckingham
138
Faithless Nelly Gray Hood
143
The Generous Russian Peasant Nikolai Karamzin
146
Forty Years Ago
148
Forty Years Ago H Fenn
149
Mrs Caudles Lecture Douglas Jerrold
151
The Village Blacksmith Longfellow
154
The Relief of Lucknow London Times
159
Behind Time
161
About Quail W P Hawes
180
About Quail Alexander Pope
181
The Blue and the Gray F M Finch
183
The Machinists Return Washington Capital
186
Make Way for Liberty James Montgomery
189
The English Skylark Elihu Burritt
193
How Sleep the Brave William Collins
195
Supposed Speech of John Adams Daniel Webster
196
The Rising T B Read
200
Control your Temper Dr John Todd
204
William Tell Sheridan Knowles
207
William Tell Sheridan Knowles
216
The Crazy Engineer
221
The Crazy Engineer H F Farny
222
The Heritage Lowell
228
No Excellence without Labor William Wirt
230
The Old House Clock
232
The Examination D P Thompson
234
The Isle of Long Ago B F Taylor
239
The Boston Massacre Bancroft
241
Death of the Beautiful Mrs E L Follen
245
Snow Falling J J Piatt
246
Squeerss Method Dickens
247
Squeerss Method Howard Pyle
249
The Gift of Empty Hands Mrs S M B Piatt
252
Capturing the Wild Horse Irving
253
Sowing and Reaping Adelaide Anne Procter
258
Taking Comfort Whittier
259
Calling the Roll Shepherd
262
Turtle Soup C F Briggs
263
Turtle Soup W L Sheppard
264
The Best Kind of Revenge
266
The Soldier of the Rhine Mrs C E S Norton 259
271
The Peevish Wife Maria Edgeworth
273
The Rainy Day Longfellow
276
Break Break Break Tennyson
277
Transportation and Planting of Seeds H D Thoreau
278
Spring Again Mrs Celia Thaxter
282
Religion the only Basis of Society William E Channing
284
Rock Me to Sleep Mrs E A Allen
286
Man and the Inferior Animals Jane Taylor
288
The Blind Men and the Elephant J G Saxe
290
A Home Scene D G Mitchell 2 12
295
Burial of Sir John Moore Charles Wolfe 801
301
Little Victories Harriet Martineau 802
308
The Art of Discouragement Arthur Helps 301
309
The Mariners Dream William Dimond
312
The Passenger Pigeon Audubon 816
315
The Country Life R H Stoddard 819
321
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