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ADAPTED TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE NEW CODE, 1871.
A FORMER H.M. INSPECTOR OF SCHOOLS.
CHARLES GRIFFIN AND COMPANY,
STATIONERS' HALL COURT.
This book is intended as a higher Reading-book, either for the First Class in the School or for Pupil-teachers.
Selections are given from the best authors in prose and poetry, from Bacon and Chaucer to the present time, arranged in chronological order.
In order to make the book complete, both for children in Standard VI. and for Pupil-teachers, suggestions and helps have been given for Composition, Analysis of Sentences, Letter-Writing, Essay-Writing, Paraphrase, and Punctuation. Lessons are also inserted in a few simple Scientific subjects.
The Section devoted to Arithmetic will be found to contain a complete guide to Proportion, Vulgar Fractions, and Decimals, both as regards Rules and Examples.
REQUIREMENTS OF THE NEW CODE, 1871.
READING.–To read with fluency and expression.
WRITING.—A short theme or letter, or an easy paraphrase.
ARITHMETIC.—Proportion, Vulgar Fractions, and Decimals.
SELECTIONS FROM PROSE WRITERS.
FRANCIS Bacon, Of Studies...
JOHN MILTON, A Speech
EDWARD HYDB, Earl of Clarendon, Adventures of Charles II...
Joan EVELYN, The Fire of London
SAMUEL PEPYS, The Great Plague...
JOHN LOCKE, Practice and Habits...
JONATHAN SWIFT, The Spider and the Bee
RICHARD STEELE, Alexander Selkirk
JOSEPH ADDISON, The Mountain of Miseries
BUFFON, The First Man
LORD CHATHAM, Speech
SAMUEL JOHNSON, Necessity and Luxury...
DAVID HUME, Character of Queen Elizabeth
LAWRENCE STERNE, The Starling
WILLIAM ROBERTSON, Character of Mary, Queen of Scots
GOLDSMITH, A Philosophic Vagabond
GIBBON, Conquest of Jerusalem
RICHARD B. SHERIDAN, Invective against Warren Hastings
EDMUND BURKE, Panegyric on the Eloquence of Sheridan
COBBETT, Rural Rides
SIB WALTER Scott, The Siege, 59; A Highland Mansion
CHARLES LAMB, Moral Courage
JANE AUSTEN, The Voluble Lady
LORD BROUGHAM, Negro Slavery
WASHINGTON IRVING, Westminster Abbey, 73.; Rural Life in England 75
THOMAS DE QUINCEY, The Mail-coach and the Rail
JOHN WILSON, The Snowstorm
JAMES F. COOPER, The Ariel among the Shoals
SIR F. B. HEAD, The Canadian Indians
WILLIAM WHEWELL, The Microscope and Telescope
LORD MACAULAY, Trial of the Seven Bishops, 100; On Bunyan, 105; Origin
of the English Nation
HALLAM, Domestic Comfort in the Fifteenth Century
HARRIET MARTINEAU, The Coast of Norway, 111 ; Willie, the Poor Lost Lad 113
Hugh MILLER, Old Red Sandstone
LORD LYTTON, Vance and Lionel at the Fair, 123; Uncle Jack
WILLIAM M. THACKERAY, The Last Days of Colonel Newcombe
CHARLES DICKENS, Death of Paul Dombey, 130; A Coach-drive, 135; Death
of Eittle Nell
DEAN STANLEY, The Passover, 143; The Last View from Pisgah
Rev. C. KINGSLEY, The Fir Plantation, 145; The Fox-hunt, 147; Scotch Firs 150
JOHN RUSKIN, Grass, 161; Office of the Mountains, 153; Lichen and Mosses,
155; Mysteries of the Clouds
SELECTIONS FROM THE POETS.
EDMUND SPENSER, The Seasons
CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE, The Shepherd to his Love
MICHAEL DRAYTON, Summer's Eve
RICHARD BARNFIELD, An Ode
WILLIAM SHAKSPERE, As you Like it, 161; Hamlet's Soliloquy, 162; Mark
Antony's Oration, 163; Cardinal Wolsey and Cromwell, 166 ; Othello's
JOHN FLETCHER, Song to Pan
FRANCIS BEAUMONT, Melancholy
ROBERT HERRING, To Blossoms
GEORGE HERBERT, Peace
ABRAHAM COWLEY, The Swallow
John Milton, Introduction to “ Paradise Lost,” 174; Adam and Eve's
Morning Hymn, 176; Evening in Paradise, .
JOHN DRYDEN, Song for St. Cecilia's Day
ALEXANDER POPE, The Messiah
EDWARD YOUNG, Past Hours
JAMES THOMSON, Spring Flowers, 186; Rule, Britannia !
WILLIAM SHENSTONE, Hope...
THOMAS GRAY, An Elegy
OLIVER GOLDSMITH, The Deserted Village, 193; The Village Parson 195;
The Schoolmaster ...
WILLIAM COWPER, My Mother's Picture, 197; My Native Land
ROBERT BURNS, A Daisy
SAMUEL ROGERS, Human Life
WILLIAM WOBDSWORTH, A Peasant Youth, 204; Grace Darling
JAMES MONTGOMERY, The Common Eot
ROBERT SOUTHEY, Lodore
SIR W. Scott, Helvellyn, 213; Song, 214; Eochinvar
SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE, From “ The Ancient Mariner"
THOMAS CARLYLE, The Sower's Song
THOMAS CAMPBELL, The Battle of the Baltic
BISHOP HEBER, The Passage of the Red Sea
LORD BYRON, The Night before Waterloo, 221; The Coliseum by Night,
223; Apostrohpe to the Ocean, 224; The Letter H ...
Mrs. SIGOURNEY, Flowers
SHELLEY, To the Skylark
THOMAS HOOD, Past and Present
Mrs. HEMANS, The Voice of Spring
BBYAN WALTER PROCTOR, The Sea
LORD MACAULAY, Defence of the Bridge
ALFRED TENNYSON, The Brook
N.B.-In two or three cases above, where the lives overlap, the order is given
according to the date of death instead of that of birth.
COMPOSITION. Analysis of Sentences
SCIENTIFIC SECTION :—Matter, 264; Forces and Motion, 268; The Me-
chanical Powers, 270; Heat
THE SCHOOL BOARD READERS.
SELECTIONS FROM PROSE WRITERS,
Of Studies.- From his "Essays." STUDIES serve for delight, for ornament, and for ability. Their chief use for delight is in privateness and retiring; for ornament, is in discourse ; and for ability, is in the judgment and disposition of business ; for expert men can execute, and perhaps judge of particulars, one by one; but the general councils, and the plots and marshalling of affairs, come best from those that are learned. To spend too much time in studies is sloth ; to use them too much for ornament is affectation ; to make judgment wholly by their rules is the humour of a scholar ; they perfect nature and .are perfected by experience for natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience. Crafty men contemn studies, simple mer admire them, and wise men use them; for they teach not their own use ; but that is a wisdom without them, and above them, won by observation. Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts; others to be read, but not curiously; and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. Some books also may be read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others; but that would be only in the less important arguments, and the meaner sort of books ; else distilled books are, like common distilled waters, flashy things.