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Chrough Bookland

A NEW AND ORIGINAL
PLAN FOR READING APPLIED TO THE
WORLD'S BEST LITERATURE

FOR CHILDREN

BY
CHARLES H. SYLVESTER
Author of English and American Literature

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CONTENTS

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BETTER THAN GOLD ................ Father Ryan 1

MY HEART LEAPS UP ............ William Wordsworth 2

THE BAREFOOT Boy ........... John Greenleaf Whittier 3

RAIN ON THE ROOF. ............... Coates Kinney 7

CID CAMPEADOR . .......................

ELEGY ON THE DEATH OF A Mad Dog ...... Oliver Goldsmith 57

MOTHER'S WAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . rainer nyan

::.. Father Ryan 58

SONG OF THE BROOK : ............. Alfred Tennyson

HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW : ........ Grace E. Sellon

FOOTSTEPS OF ANGELS ........ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 82

To H. W. L ............... James Russell Lowell 84

THE VILLAGE BLACKSMITH ...... Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 86

THE WRECK OF THE HESPERUS ... llenry Wadsworth Longfellow 89

A Dog OF FLANDERS . ............ Louise de la Ramee 93

ALICE AND PHOEBE CARY. ............ Anna McCaleb 116

NEARER HOME ...........

........ Phoebe Cary 126

PICTURES OF MEMORY ....... ...... Alice Cary 127

THE ESCAPE FROM PRISON ......... Sir Samuel W. Baker 130

STORIES OF THE CREATION ................... 159

THE DEFINITION OF A GENTLEMAN ....... Cardinal Newman 170

THE UNIVERSAL PRAYER ............. Alexander Pope 172

INCIDENT OF THE FRENCH CAMP ......... Robert Browning 174

NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE ............. Grace E. Sellon 180

THE PINE-TREE SHILLINGS ......... Nathaniel Hawthorne 192

LANDING OF THE PILGRIM FATHERS IN NEW ENGLAND

.................. Felicia Browne Hemans 197

THE SUNKEN TREASURE .......... Nathaniel Hawthorne 199

THE HUTCHINSON MOB ...........Nathaniel Hawthorne 208

The Boston MASSACRE .... .... Nathaniel Hawthorne 217

SHERIDAN'S RIDE ............ Thomas Buchan

..... Thomas Buchanan Read 223

Joan OF ARC.......

......... Thomas de Quincey 226

PANCRATIUS ....... ......... Cardinal Wiseman 245

ALFRED THE GREAT .....

........... Charles Dickens 260

THE BURIAL OF Moses . .. .... Cecil Frances Alexander 266

BERNARDO DEL Carpio . ..... ::.... Felicia Hemans 270

.............pi

..... 274

CHEVY-CHASE. .....::::::

.... Richard Sheale 312

c hioie 312

THE ATTACK ON THE CASTLE ..... .......Sir Walter Scott 322

THE DEATH OF HECTOR. ........... From Homer's Iliad 364

THE WOODEN HORSE ........... From Vergil's Æneid 383

ULYSSES ...

.... Adapted from the Odyssey 398

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