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Lake English Classics

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General Editor
LINDSAY TODD DAMON, A.B.

Professor of
English Literature and Rhetoric in Brown University

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ADDISON—The Sir Roger De Coverley Papers-ABBOTT......

30c ADDISON AND STEELE-Selections from The Tatler and The Spectator-ABBOTT.......

35c BROWNING-Selected Poems - REYNOLDS.

40c BUNYAN-The Pilgrim's Progress LATHAM

30c BURKE-Speech on Conciliation with America DENNEY.

25C CARLYLE-Essay on Burns-AITON...

25c CHAUCER-SelectionsGREENLAW.

40c COLERIDGE-The Ancient Mariner

I vol.-MOODY..

25c LOWELL-Vision of Sir Launfal COOPER-The Last of the Mohicans-LEWIS...

40c COOPER-The Spu-DANON

40c DANA-Two Years Before the MastWESTCOTT.

..40c DEFOE-Robinson CrusoeHASTINGS....

40c DE QUINCEY-Joan of Arc and Selections - MOODY.

25c DE QUINCEY-The Flight of a Tartar Tribe- FRENCH

25c DICKENS-A Christmas Carol, etc.-BROADUS...

30c DICKENS-A Tale of Two Cities—BALDWIN.

40c DICKENS—Dauid Copperfield-BALDWIN.....

60c DRYDEN- Palamon and Arcite--COOK..

25c EMERSON-Essays and Addresses-HEYDRICK.

35c English Poems-From Gray, Goldsmith, Pope, Byron, Macaulay, Arnold, etc, SCUDDER.

40c Famillar Letters—GREENLAW

40c FRANKLIN-Autobiography-GRIFTIN.

30c GASKELL (Mrs.)-Cranford-HANCOCK..

35c GEORGE ELIOT-Silas Marner — HANCOCK..

30c GOLDSMITH-The Vicar of Watefield MORTON..

30c HAWTHORNE-The House of the Seven Gables-HERRICK.

35c HAWTHORNE-Twice-Toid Tales-HERRICK AND BRUERE.

40c HUGHES-Tom Brown's School Days-DE MILLE.

35c IRVING-Lifeos Goldsmith-KRAPP

40c IRVING-The Sketch Book- KRAPP.

40c IRVING-Tales of a Traveller-and parts of The Stetch Book KRAPP 400 LAMB-Assays of mia-BENEDICT....

35c

The Lake English Classics-continued

LONGFELLOW-Narratioe Poems-POWELL...

40c LOWELL-Vision of Sir LaunfahSee Coleridge. MACAULAY-Essays on Addison and Johnson-NEWCOMER........

30c MACAULAY-Essays on Clive and Hastings--NEWCOMER.....

35c MACAULAY-Goldsmith, Frederic The Great, Madame D'Arblay-NEWCOMER........

300 MACAULAY-Essays on Mllion and Addison-NEWCOMER.......

30c MILTON-L'Allegro, Il Penseroso, Comus, and Lucidas-NEILSON.... 25c MILTON-Paradise Lost, Books I and II-FARLEY...

25c Old Testament Narratives-RHODES......

40c PALGRAVE-Golden Treasury-NEWCOMER.

40c PARKMAN–The Oregon Trail-MACDONALD..

40c POE-Poems and Tales, Selected-NEWCOMER...

30c POPE-Homer's Iliad. Books I.VI, XXII, XXIV-CRESSY AND MOODY 25c RUSKIN-Sesame and Lilies LINN......

25c SCOTT—Ivanhoe- SIMONDS........

45c SCOTT-Quentin Durward—SIMONDS.

45c SCOTT—Lady of the Late MOODY..

30c SCOTT–Lay of the Last Minstrel—MOODY AND WILLARD............ 25c SCOTT-Marmion MOODY AND WILLARD.....

30c SHAKSPERE-The Netlson Edition-Edited by W. A. NEILSON, each..25c

As You Like It
Hamlet
Henry V
Julius Caesar

Macbeth
Midsummer-Night's Dream
Romeo and Juliet

The Tempest
Twelfth Night

SHAKSPERE-Merchant of Venice-LOVETT......

25c

STEVENSON-Inland Voyage and Travels with a Donkey-LEONARD. 35c STEVENSON-Kidnapped-LEONARD.

35c STEVENSON-Treasure Island BROADUS..

25c TENNYSON-Selected PoemsREYNOLDS...

35c TENNYSON-The Princess-COPELAND.

25c THACKERAY-Henry Esmond-PHELPS..

50c THACKERAY-English Humorists—CUNLIFFE AND WATT.

30c Three American Poems—The Raven, Snow-Bound, Mlles StandishGREEVER......

25c Types of the Short Story-HEYDRICK

35c Washington, Webster, Lincoln-DENNEY.

25c

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The Lake English Classics

OLD TESTAMENT

NARRATIVES

SELECTED AND EDITED

WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND NOTES

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CHARLES ELBERT RHODES, A.M.
Head of the Department of English, Lafayette High School

Buffalo, N. Y.

SCOTT, FORESMAN AND COMPANY
CHICAGO

NEW YORK

COPYRIGHT, 1915

BY

SCOTT, FORESMAN AND COMPANY

G475
Prot E M. Scott
12-75-28

2-4-29 Me RS

PREFACE

The selections given in this edition of the Old Testament narratives center around the principal characters and events of Hebrew history from the Creation to the return from the Babylonian captivity and the rebuilding of the city of Jerusalem and the Temple. Many events are necessarily omitted, but great care has been exercised to give the unbroken story of a remarkable people passing through all stages of development from the simplest life to that of a complex nation. In the evolution of the nation the growing self-consciousness of the people, and the equally significant growth in their consciousness of the God who was leading them, should be noted. The frequent lapses of the people into idolatry are also to be specially considered, since these lapses furnished the leaders the opportunities for their great work.

The text used is that of the American Revision. It has seemed best to omit the numbers of the chapters and verses and to add quotation marks, so as to designate more clearly the various speakers. Wherever there is a break in the connection between two selections, due to omissions in the text, a brief summary of intervening events has been inserted in smaller type. These “ necting links” serve two purposes: first, they enable the

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