The American First Class Book, Or, Exercises in Reading and Recitation: Selected Principally from Modern Authors of Great Britain and America, and Designed for the Use of the Highest Class in Publick and Private Schools

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PIECES FOR RECITATION OR SPEAKING 56 Apostrophe to Mount Parnassus Byron 137
38
Eternity of God Greenwood
39
The same concluded Ibid
48
Inscription for the Entrance into a Wood Bryant
53
Visit to the Falls of Missouri Ibid
63
S? A Summer Morning Thomson
66
Importance of literature a DialogueCadmus
68
On the pleasure of acquiring Knowledge Alison
72
On the Uses of Knowledge Ibid
73
No life pleasing to God that is not useful
76
PIECES FOR RECITATION OR SPEAKING
86
A fable Fenelon
91
The mutual relation between Sleep and Night Paley
109
Social Worship agreeable to the best impulses of our nature Mrs Barbauld
110
A Morning in the Highlands of Scotland Rob Roy
118
Nature and Poetry favourable to Virtue Humility recommended in judging of Providence IScaltie
127
4C On the relative value of good Sense and Beauty in the Female Sex Lond Lit Gazette 116 51 The Miseries of War Robert Hall 121
129
Subject continued Ibid
131
Subject concluded Ibid
134
Maternal Affection Scrap Book
140
Part of the letter of the British Spy Wirt 324
149
Fortitude of the Indian character Adair
156
The American Republick Byron
164
The Seasons Monthly Anthology 144 71 Autumn Mison
166
Slavery Camper
181
The same ibject Montgomery
182
Hohenlinden Campbell 255
185
On the reasonableness of Christian Faith Buckminster
187
On the importance of Christian Faith Ibid
190
Song of Rebecca the Jewess Ivanhoc 185
194
4 The Coral Grove J G Percival
195
Night from the Lay Preacher Deknie
196
Spring Dennie
202
The Dungeon Lyrical Ballads
207
The Grave Stones Gray 178
208
Persecution of the Scottish
209
The Baptism Wilson
211
Romantick story Quarterly Review
217
Extract from a criticism on Ossian Blair 204 97 Character of Mr James Watt Jeffrey
222
The Highlander GdUfnie
230
The Harvest Moon Millar
231
Daily Prayer Morning Channing
234
J07 Baneful influence of skeptical philosophy Campbell
240
On the Waste of Life Franklin
274
The Young Minstrel Bcattic
275
Ossians Address to the Sun Ussian
283
On the Use and Abuse of Amusements Alison
287
Forest Treos V Irving
295
Old Mortality Tales of My Landlord J98
298
The Discontented Poudulum Jane Taylor
314
A beliefin the Superintendence of Providence the only adequate Support under Affliction Wordsworth
317
Letter from the British Spy in Virginia Wirt
324
its
333
Apostrophe to the Ocean Byron 286 144 The Greek Emigrants Song J G Percival iJSl 148 NewEngland I
330
An Evening in the Graveyard American Watchman 335
331
Burial places near Constantinople jinastisius
337
Destruction ofGoldauand other villages Ccckminstkk
345
Affecting picture of Constancy in Love Crabbc 242
351
Lycidasa monody Milton
353
A Thunderstorm among the Highlands of Scotland Wilson
357
Thanksgiving Craets 329
362
The Aldermans Funeral Southey 308
370
The Churchyard first and second voices Karumsin
377
The Waterfall from the Russian Anthology Derzhamn dbti 106 The Rich man and the Poor man Ibid Khemnitzer
378
The Abuses of Conscience a sermon Sterne
381
Dirge of Alaric the Visigoth E Everett
388
Lines on the NewHaven Buryinggronnd Christian Disciple
390
Character of John Playfair Jeffrey
391
The American Eagle Neal
398
Lochiels Warning Campbell
406
Extract from a dialogue between a satirick poet and his friend Pope
410
Prince Edward and his keeper Miss Bail lie
412
The Blind Preachr Wirt
415
Arthur Hubert and attendants Shaksjieare
418
Battle Hymn of the Berlin Landstrum KOrner 47
427
Extract from Heaven and Eartha Mystery Byron
428
Hamlet and Horatio Shakspeare
431
Extract from the Essay on Criticism Pope
433
Gil Bias and the Archbishop from he Sage
436
Alexander the Groat and a Robber Dr Aikin
438
Lines on the entry of the Austrians into Naples Anonymous
440
Soliloquy of Macbeth Sltaksptare
441
Malcolm Macduff and Eosse Ibid
442
Address of the Bard to the Inhabitants of the Cas tle of Indolence Thomson
464
On the moral uses of the phenomena of the material universe Alison
478

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