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SELECTIONS IN PROSE: Our National Banner 391, Age of Progress 392, An

Old Hemlock 392, Each and All 393, Lefinite Training 393, Mystery of
Life 394, In the Nursery 394, Truths of the Bible 395, Enduring Influence
395, Beauties of Nature 395, Child and Sea Shell 396, Abraham Lincoln
397, Enthusiasm 397, Success and Failure 398, The Hero 398, Busy Lives
399, Four Outlines 399, When We Plant a Tree 400, Nature and the Chil-
dren 400, Never-Ending Progress 401, The Dream Power 402, Remem-
brance 403, Charm of Voice 404, Immortality 404, Commit to Memory 405,

Lead, Kindly Light 406, Cheiron 407, Of Pure and Holy Motive 408,

SELECTIONS FROM THE Bible: Thirteenth Chapter of First Corinthians-The

Beatitudes—The Ten Commandments-Godliness with Contentment-Re-

member Now Thy Creator-Woe Follows Wickedness—The Holy One-

The Tongue - The Great Commandment--Golden Whatsoevers-of Idle

Words— The Voice in the Wilderness-Be Not Deceived,

133

SUGGESTIVE PARAGRAPHS: Uses of Poetry and Art 215, Milton on His Blind-

ness 216, Books and Reading 216, Wordsworth on Poetry 217, Use and

Worth of Knowledge 218, Memory and the Muses 219, Reflections of Sir

Walter Scott 219, Of Studies 220, The Lord Helpeth Man and Beast 221,

Sensual Delights Lowest 222, Life Before the Flood 222,

215

CHARLES LAMB: Recollections of Childhood 237, In the Churchyard 238, On

Rising with the Lark 239, We Cherish Dreams 240, Death of Coleridge 241,

Brief Sketch 241,

237

War: Horatius at the Bridge 266, Charge of the Light Brigade 268, The Cav-

alry Charge 269, Bivouac of the Dead 270, Burial of Sir John Moore 271,
The Brave at Home 272, Dirge for the Soldier 272, After All 273, The
Church Militant 274, Scourge of War 274,

266

RANDOM VERSES: Winding My Watch 373, The Good Great Man

574,

Forever

574, They Come Not Back Again 575, Isle of Yew 575, Breathes There a

Man 575, How Sleep the Brave 576. Dead Calm at Sea 576, Finis 576. 573

SELECTIONS FROM THE SCRIPTURES,

133

SEMINOLE'S DEFIANCE,

G. W. atten. 287
SHELLS OF OCEAN,

7. W. Cherry. 358

SHEPHERD GIRL OF DOMREMY,

Thomas De Quincey. 264

SHEPHERD OF KING ADMETUS,

7. R. Lowell. 162
SHIP OF STATE,

Wm. P. Lunt. 490

SHIPS AT SEA,

R. B. Coffin. 330

SING A SONG TO ME,

Anonymous. 287
SINGERS, THE,

H. W. Longfellow. 61
SINGING LESSON ,

Jean Ingelow. 570
SKETCHES OF NOBLE AND SORDID LIVES, John G. Whittier. 518
SKYLARK, THE,

James Hogg. 178
SMALL BEGINNINGS,

Charles Mackay. 122
SNOW-BIRD'S SONG,

F. C. Woodworth. 285
SOFTLY NOW THE LIGHT OF DAY,

G. W. Doane. 319
SOLDIER'S DREAM,

Thomas Campbell. 193
SOLDIER'S REPRIEVE,

Anonymous. 508

SOLITUDE,

John Keats. 179

SOMEWHERE,

Alfred C. Shaw. 352

SON OF GOD GOES FORTH TO WAR, THE,

H. S. Cutler. 274
SONG FROM THE ARCADIA,

Philip Sidney. 179

SONG OF ELAINE,

Alfred Tennyson. 410

SONG OF THE BROOK,

Alfred Tennyson. 412

SONG OF THE CAMP,

Bayard Taylor. 501

SONG OF THE MAIDEN,

Alfred Tennyson. 409
SONG OF VIVIEN,

Alfred Tennyson. 411
SORROW FOR THE DEAD,

Washington Irving. 289

Soul SCULPTURE,

Anonymous. 120

SOWING,

A. A. Procter. 50

SOWING AND REAPING,

Anonymous. 383

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Joseph Addison. 315

Elijah Kellogg. 70

Epes Sargent. 439

W. V. Wallace. 349
Joseph Addison. 123
1. B. Woodbury. 351

7. R. Lowell. 168
Mary Howitt. 487

Mary Howitt. 138

Francis Scott Key. y

Anonymous. 139

Harriet B. Stowe. 319

Reginald Heber. 233

A. A. Procter. 35

Anonymous. 37

Sydney Smith. 103

Anonymous. 398

John K’eble. 312

Daniel Webster, 123

Alfred Tennyson. 410

0. R. Barrows. 357

Wm. Wordsworth. 341

Jean Ingelow. 182

John G. Whittier. 209

Lord Brougham. 192

W. H. Venable. 262

7. S. Knowles. III

W. C. Bryant. 294

F. R. Havergal. 529

Charles Kingsley. 489

C. F. Alexander. 313

Lord Lytton. 326

7. G. Holland. 416

Anonymous. 575
W.C. Bryant. 208
E. C. Hozarth. 229

Anonymous. 280

E. E. Higbee. 320

Wm. Wordsworth. 339

Mrs. Albert Smith. 556

P. B. Shelley. 435

W.C. Bryant. 207
Gerald Massey. 34

Thomas Hughes. 503

Anonymous. 320

Wm. Shakspeare. 257
Benj. Franklin. 333

7. R. Lowell. 248

W. C. Bryant. 246

H. W. Longfellow. 57

Wm. Allingham. 115

Anonymous. 254

Sidney Lanier. 255

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TRIAL SCENE, THE,

Wm. Shakspeare. 530
TRIBUTE TO WASHINGTON,

W. H. Harrison. 98
TRISTRAM'S SONG,

Alfred Tennyson. 413
TRUE MANLINESS,

D. C. Eddy. 428
TRUE SCIENCE AND RELIGION,

Edward Hitchcock. 225
TWENTY YEARS AGO,

Anonymous. 437
ULYSSES, .

Alfred Tennyson. 365
UNBELIEVER, THE,

Thomas Chalmers. 305
UNCLE Tom's TESTAMENT,

H. B. Stowe. 446
UNDER THE SHADE OF THE TREES,

Margaret 7. Preston. 370
UNIVERSAL PRAYER, THE,

Alexander Pope. 171
USE OF FLOWERS, THE,

Mary Howitt. 256
USES OF POETRY AND ART,

John Stuart Mill. 215
VICTIM, THE,

Anonymous. 258
VILLAGE PREACHER, THE,

Oliver Goldsmith. 131
VIRGINIA, FATE OF,

T.B. Macaulay. 361
VIRTUE: SWEET DAY, So Cool, So CALM, .

George Herbert. 175
VISION OF SIR LAUNFAL,

James R. Lowell. 372
VOICE OF SPRING,

Felicia Hemans. 251
WAGES,

Alfred Tennyson. 179
WAITING FOR THE MAY,

Anonymous. 253
WAITING TO GROW,

Anonymous. 255
WAR INEVITABLE,

Patrick Henry. 29
WASHINGTON,

Charles Phillips. 462
WATCH ON THE RHINE,

Carl Wilhelm. 357
WATER IN LANDSCAPE,

D. G. Mitchell. 467
WAY TO HEAVEN, THE,

7. G. Holland. 373
WE CHERISH DREAMS,

Charles Lamb. 240
We SHALL MEET AND REST,

Horatius Bonar. 100
WESTMINSTER BRIDGE,

Wm. Wordsworth. 176
WHAT BOOTS THE QUEST?

Wm. Wordsworth. 174
WHAT CONSTITUTES A STATE,

William Jones. 366
WHEN ALL THE WORLD IS YOUNG,

Charles Kingsley. 353
WHEN SHALL WE MEET AGAIN,

Anonymous. 351
WHEN THE Mists HAVE ROLLED AWAY, Annie Herbert. 350
WHEN THE SWALLOWS HOMEWARD FLY, John H Gordon. 356
WHEN WE PLANT A TREE,

0, W. h'olmes. 400
WHICH SHALL IT BE?

Ethel Lynn Beers. 458
WHILE SHEPHERDS WATCHED THEIR FLOCKS, Nahum Tate. 414
WHO STOLE THE BIRD'S NEST? .

Lydia Maria Child. 390
WINDING MY WATCH,

Anonymous. 573
WISDOM OF THE AGES: OUR CALL TO DUTY,
WINSTANLEY,

Jean Ingelow. 154
WOODMAN, SPARE THAT TREE,

Geo. P. Morris. 252
WORLD IS Too Much WITH Us, THE,

Wm. Wordsworth. 180
WORDS,

A. L. Barbauld. 181
WORDSWORTH,

John G. Whittier. 515
WORDSWORTH ON POETRY,

217
WORK,

Thomas Carlyle, 152
WORK, FOR THE NIGHT IS COMING,

Sidney Dyer. 314
WRECK OF THE HESPERUS,

H. W. Lengfellow. 563
WORTH OF KNOWLEDGE,

Francis Bacon. 218
YOUNG SCHOLAR, THE,

C. D. Warner. 554

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1.—THE MARTYR AND THE CONQUEROR.

HENRY WARD BEECHER. There is no historic figure more noble than that of the Jewish lawgiver. After so many thousand years, the figure of Moses is not diminished, but stands up against the background of early days distinct and individual as if he had lived but yesterday. There is scarcely another event in history more touching than his death. Again a great leader of the people has passed through toil, sorrow, battle, and war, and come near to the promised land of peace, into which he might not pass over. Who shall recount our martyr's sufferings for this people. Since the November of 1860, his horizon has been black with storms. By day and by night he trod a way of danger and darkness. On his shoulders rested a government dearer to him than his own life. At its integrity millions of men at home were striking ; upon it foreign eyes lowered. It stood like a lone island in a sea full of storms; and every tide and wave seemed eager to devour it. Upon thousands of hearts great sorrows and anxieties have rested, but not on one such, and in such measure, as upon that simple, truthful, noble soul, our faithful and sainted Lincoln. Never rising to the enthus iasm of more impassioned natures in hours of hope, and never sinking with the mercurial in hours of defeat to the depth of despondency, he held on with unmovable patience and fortitude, putting caution against hope that it might not be premature, and hope against caution that it might not yield to d.ead and danger. He wrestled ceaselessly, through four black and dreadful purgatorial years, wherein God was cleansing the sins of his people as by fire.

To us

At last the watcher beheld the gray dawn for the country. The mountains began to give forth their forms from out of the darkness; and the East came rushing toward us with arms full of joy for all our sorrows. Then it was for him to be glad exceedingly that had sorrowed immeasurably. Peace could bring to no other heart such joy, such rest, such honor, such trust, such gratitude. But he looked upon it as Moses looked upon the Promised Land. Then the wail of a nation proclaimed that he had gone from among us. .. Not thine the sorrow, but ours, sainted soul! Thou hast indeed entered into the promised land, while we are yet on the march. remain the rocking of the deep, the storm upon the land, days of duty and nights of watching ; but thou art sphered high above all darkness and fear, beyond all sorrow and weariness. Rest, oh, weary heart !

Dead, he speaks to men who now willingly hear what before they refused to listen to. Men will receive a new impulse of patriotism for his sake, and will guard with zeal the whole country which he loved so well: I swear you on the altar of his memory to be more faithful to the country for which he has perished. Men will, as they follow his hearse, swear a new hatred to that slavery against which he warred, and which in vanquishing him has made him a martyr and a conqueror : I swear you by the memory of this martyr to hate slavery with an unappeasable hatred. Men will imitate and admire his unmoved firmness, his inflexible conscience for the right; and yet his gentleness, as tender as a woman's, his moderation of spirit, which not all the heat of party could inflame, nor all the jars and disturbances of this country shake out of its place: I swear you to an emulation of his justice, his moderation, and his mercy.

2.-DOING FOR OTHERS.
Hear then my counsel ; hear the word divine :
To every man give that which most he needs;
Do that which he can never do for

you.
Thus live you like the spring that gives you water,
And like the grape that sheds for you its blood,
And like the rose that perfume sheds for you,
And like the bread that satisfies your need,
And like the clouds that pour their rain for you,
And like the sun that shines so gladly for you,
And like the earth that bears you on her bosom,
And like the dead who left their care for you.

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