New National First[ -fifth] Reader, Book 5

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Contents

The Old Farmhouse
69
Mother Natures Fairies Mary W Allen
71
Beethovens Moonlight Sonata
77
iS THe Frost Spirit John O Whittier
82
14Elephant Hunting in Africa I Sir S W Baker
84
Elephant Hunting in Africa II
89
Gradatim J G Holland
95
Bamboo I A R Wallace
96
Bamboo II
100
Song of the American Eagle
104
An Iceberg R H Dana Jr
106
The Emperors New Clothes Hans C Andersen
109
The Sunbeam Mrs Hemans
114
Paper
115
The Soldiers Keprieve Mrs R D G Robbins
120
Our Country W J Parbodie
126
LESSON PAGE 26 Bee Hunters A R Wallace
128
The Coast op Norway Harriet Martineau
132
Kentucky Belle Constance F Woolson
135
Land and Sea Breezes M F Maury
140
The First Night at School Thomas Hughes
144
SI The Brave at Home T Buchanan Read
151
The Sagacity op the Spider Oliver Goldsmith
152
A Good Investment Freeman Hunt
158
34Driving Home the Cows Kate P Osgood
164
Mrs Caudles Umbrella Lecture Douglas Jerrold
166
The American Flag Henry Ward Beecher
170
The Bison Track Bayard Taylor
173
The Hurricane John J Audubon
175
Is a Turtle a Fish? Alexander Hunter
180
Legend of the Canon Jeremiah Mahoney
184
41Stanleys Search for Livingstone Edward King
187
A2 Typhoons and Waterspouts Philip H Gosse
193
An Order for a Picture Alice Gary
197
44Aladdins Cave Benjamin F Taylor
201
An Exploit op Sir William Wallace Sir W Scott
205
Curfew Must not Ring Tonight Rosa H Thorpe
209
Nicholas Nickleby Leaving School Charles Dickens
212
Mark Twains Watch S L Clemens
219
Custers Last Charge Frederick Whittaker
224
An Incident in the Life of Sir Walter Ealeigh I
227
Sir Walter Scott
232
True Heroism
237
S3 Scenes in the Yellowstone Country W F Phelps
239
54The Discovery of Phosphorus Rodney Welch
243
LESSON PAGE 63 My First Day in the Quarry Hugh Miller
282
Midsummer J T Trowbridge
287
An Heroic Deed Freeman Hunt
289
On Conversation Sir Matthew Hale
294
LESSON PAOB 67 The Face against the Pane
299
Generous Revenge
302
The Onset of the Iroquois Francis Parkman
307
The Vane on the Spire B F Taylor
313
Tropical Vegetation in South America
317
Charles Kingsley
321
The Widow of Glencoe William E Aytoun
328
The Sky John Ruskin
331
A Dinner Party in Ancient Thebes Mrs J D Steele
335
Virginids T B Macaulay
339
VlRGINIUS W St J Harper H Velten
340
The Discovery op America I Washington Irving
342
The Discovery op America II 348
348
The Cavalry Charge B F Taylor
354
Lost on the Floes I Elisha K Kane
356
Lost on the Floes II 362
362
Lost on the Floes M J Burns Wm McCracken
365
The Bivouac of the Dead Theodore OHara
367
Beneath the Falls of Niagara John Tyndall
370
The Coliseum at Eome Charlotte M Yonge
376
A Roman Legend Henry W Longfellow
380
The Golden Temple op Peru W H Prescott
383
Capture and Escape of General Wads worth S A Drake
391
SnowBound Selection John G Whittier
392
The Kubber Trees of the Amazon Herbert H Smith
396
Anecdote of Sir Matthew Hale
401
The American Flag Joseph Rodman Drake
405
Silkworms John Henry Gray
408
Latour dAuvergne
413
Latour DAuvergne Paul Frenzeny Samuel Davis
417
The Dead Grenadier B F Taylor
419
Scene from King John Shakepeare
422
Capture of Quebec Warburton
428
Capture of Quebec T De Thulstrup E C Held
434
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard Gray
435
The Battle of Thermopylae I CM Yonge
440
The Battle of Thermopyie II
446
Thermopylae George White
448
The Raven Edgar A Poe
454
Baker Sir S W 84 89
459
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Page 405 - WHEN Freedom from her mountain height Unfurled her standard to the air, She tore the azure robe of night. And set the stars of glory there. She mingled with its gorgeous dyes The milky baldric of the skies, And striped its pure celestial white With streakings of the morning light; Then from his mansion in the sun She called her eagle bearer down, And gave into his mighty hand The symbol of her chosen land.
Page 406 - Sweeps darkly round the bellied sail, And frighted waves rush wildly back Before the broadside's reeling rack, Each dying wanderer of the sea Shall look at once to heaven and thee, And smile to see thy splendors fly In triumph o'er his closing eye. Flag of the free heart's hope and home ! By angel hands to valor given ; Thy stars have lit the welkin dome, And all thy hues were born in heaven.
Page 435 - THE curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd winds slowly o'er the lea, The plowman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me. Now fades the glimmering landscape on the sight, And all the air a solemn stillness holds, Save where the beetle wheels his droning flight, And drowsy tinklings lull the distant folds...
Page 454 - ONCE upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, — While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. '"Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door: Only this and nothing more.
Page 394 - So all night long the storm roared on: The morning broke without a sun; In tiny spherule traced with lines Of Nature's geometric signs, In starry flake, and pellicle All day the hoary meteor fell; And, when the second morning shone, We looked upon a world unknown, On nothing we could call our own. Around the glistening wonder bent The blue walls of the firmament, No cloud above, no earth below, — A universe of sky and snow!
Page 380 - And through his side the last drops, ebbing slow From the red gash, fall heavy, one by one, Like the first of a thunder-shower; and now The arena swims around him, — he is gone, Ere ceased the inhuman shout which hailed the wretch who won. He heard it, but he heeded not, — his eyes Were with his heart, and that was far away.
Page 454 - Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door, Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door: This it is and nothing more.
Page 437 - Perhaps in this neglected spot is laid Some heart once pregnant with celestial fire ; Hands that the rod of empire might have swayed, Or waked to ecstasy the living lyre. But knowledge to their eyes her ample page Rich with the spoils of time did ne'er unroll ; Chill Penury repressed their noble rage, And froze the genial current of the soul.
Page 456 - But the raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour. Nothing further then he uttered - not a feather then he fluttered Till I scarcely more than muttered, 'Other friends have flown before On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before.
Page 58 - I live for those who love me, For those who know me true, For the heaven that smiles above me, And awaits my spirit too ; For the cause that lacks assistance, For the wrong that needs resistance, For the future in the distance, And the good that I can do.

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