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Education Dr Heman Humphrey
44
Liberal Education Legare
45
Indian Names Mes Sigourney
47
Traits of Indian Character Irving
49
The Grave a Place of Rest Mackenzie
53
The Love of Country and of Home Montgomery
54
Herculaneum and Pompeii Kotzebue
55
On Modesty Spectator
57
The White Bear Percival
59
Extent of Country not Dangerous to the Union Madison
60
Decisive Integrity Wirt
62
Green River Beyant
64
2t Wild Horses Flint
66
Charity to Orphans Sterne
68
A Slide in the White Mountains Mrs Hale
69
On Calumny Brown
71
Descent into the Dolgoath Mine Silliman
72
The Alps Willis Gaylord Clark
78
Address of the President to Lafayette J Q A ham 7a 31 Reply to the foregoing Address Lafayette 63
85
Battle of Warsaw Campbell
88
Physical and Moral Greatness of America Phillips
90
Governments of Will and Governments of Law Wayland
94
The Gamester Godwin
96
Broken Friendship Rochester Gem
97
J9 The Indian Summer of New England Freeman
99
Character of the Puritan Fathers of New England Greenwood
100
The Influence of Woman Rochester Gem
103
Duty of Educating the Poor Greenwood
107
Last Days of Herculaneum ScrapBook
110
Peace and War Shelley
111
Advice to the Young Channing
113
Extract from a Speech on the Trial of Aaron Burr Wirt
114
Education in Prussia Rochester Gem
118
To the Susquebannab Mes Sigourney
120
Examples of Decision of Character John Foster
121
Extract from an Oration delivered Boston July 41787 T Dawes
126
The Slanderer Pollok
127
Moral Effects of Intemperance Wayland
128
Death of King Philip Irving
130
Speech of the Scythian Ambassador to Alexander Q Curtius
132
The Genius of Death Croly
135
5fi Account of the Plague in London Gait
136
Washingtons HeadQuarters Gulian C Verplanck
137
The Same Concluded do do do
142
On the Pleasure of Acquiring Knowledge Alison
146
Scene nearly two Centuries ago on the River Hudson Irving
148
Impressions from the Study of History G C Verplanck
151
Night Montgomery
152
On the relative Value of Good Sense and Beauty Lit Gazette
154
Little Things Destroy Character D G Spragde
156
Lesson Pag 65 Mont Blanc in the Gleam of Sunset Gbiscom
159
The Deluge Bowles
160
The Debt due to the Soldiers of the Revolution Peleg Speague
162
The Escape Miss Sedgwick
165
Pursuit of Knowledge Loam
170
To a Cloud Beyant
171
Extract from a Discourse at Schenectady De Witt Clinton
172
Instability of Earthly Things Hervey
174
Intellectual and Moral Education of the People Wayland
175
Proper Selection of Objects of Pursuit Abercrombie
178
Passage of the Potomack through the Blue Ridge Jeffebson
179
Industry of Demosthenes
180
On Seeing a Beautiful Boy at Play N P Willis
182
Advantages of a Taste for the Beauties of Nature Pebcival
184
Courage of a People their Great Strength Robert G Harper
185
Studies of Nature Mudie
187
Colloquial Powers of Dr Franklin Wiet
190
Selfrespect Rochester Gem
191
Admirable Structure of the Mole Paley
192
Address to the Columbian Convention Bolivar
194
Thanatopsis Bryant
195
Emigrants Abode in Ohio Flint
197
Forest Trees Irving
198
The Moral Effects of Intemperance Beecher
201
Right of Free Discussion Webster
202
On the Waste of Life Franklin
203
The Oceanthe Last Day PoUok
205
Extract from his Inaugural Address Jefferson
208
Niagara River and Falls Flint
210
Musick of the Ocean Walshs National Gazette
212
Discontent the Common Lot of all Mankind Rambler
213
Biographical Sketch of Major Andre
216
Chinese Prisoner Percival
219
The Commemoration of the Landing of the Pilgrims Webster
220
Reception of Columbus on his Return to Spain Irving
222
The Power of Musick Pierpont
225
Supply of Water in Constantinople Dr De Kay
226
The Obligations of America to Lafayette Hayne
229
The Elevated Character of Woman Carter
230
The Banian Tree Polehamptons Gallery
232
The true Object of Erecting National Monuments Webster
234
N P Willis
235
The Character of Grotius Gulian C Verplanck
236
On the Death of the Princess Charlotte Robert Hall
239
The Wife Irvinu
241
Description of a Palace in a Valley Dr Johnsons Rasselas
256
The Miser PoUok
259
SelfDelusion a Letter from a Father to his Son A B Johnson
260
The Grave of Komer Mrs Hemtms
262
Preface to an Album Gulian C Verplanck
264
Winter Mrs Sigourney
266
Roscoe Irving
267
I Pity them Badgers N York Messenger
271
The First Emigrants going down the Ohjo J K Paulding
272
Speech before the Senate of the United States R G Harper
275
Lines to a Young Mother Spraoue 27
276
On the Varieties of the Human Race Goods Book of Nature
277
Description of the Speedwell Mine in England Silliman
278
Against the Invasion of Canada Gaston
281
Northern Spring Mrs Hemans
283
The Necessity and Use of Observing Robert Mudie
284
Thunderstorm among the Alps Byron
285
American Ancestry George P Morris
287
Eulogy on the Life and Character of Lafayette J Q Adams
289
Parrhasius N P Willis
293
Moral Sublimity Illustrated Wayland
295
Early Genius William Leooett
298
Graves of the Patriots Percival 300
300
Reflections on the Death of Adams and Jefferson Sergeant
301
Lesson Pag 143 Melancholy Decay of the Indians Cass
304
Extract from an Address to the People of Great Britain John Jay
306
46 Written among the Hudson Highlands G P Morris
308
The Enterprise of Columbus Bancroft
310
Purity of the Bible De Gabdineb Spbino
311
Burns F G Halleck
313
Claims of Greece upon America S E Dwight
317
Horrours of War Chalmers
322
Apologue Samuel Woodworth
324
Influence of Female Character Thacher
325
Monument to the Mother of Washington Mrs Sigourney 32
329
Patriotick Speech of Robert Emmet
331
Mount Etna London Encyclopedia
337
To Seneca Lake Percival
340
True Pride of Ancestry Webster
341
August Bryant
343
Discourse before the Legislature of Vermont Dr Wilbur Fisk
345
Goodness of Providence J K Pauloing
348
Danger of Bad Habits Priestley
350
The Bible William Leqgett
351
Extract from an Oration at Washington 1812 Richard Rush
353
Human Life Dr Heman Humphrey
357
Change is not Reform Randolph
358
The Burial of Sir John Moore Wolfe
360
Ascent of Mount Washington Theodore Dwight Jr
361
Character of the Rev John Wesley Dr Nathan Bangb
364
Weehawken F G Halleck
366
Extractfrom an Oration delivered July 41828 E Wheaton
367
A Scene in the Catskill Mountains G Mellen
369
Temperance Appeal to Youth Austin Dickinson
371
Stanzas I am not what I have been Miss C Embury
372
Forest Worship W Gilmore Simms
373
On the Death of Washington Dr J M Mason
376
The National Character Hayne
379
The Bucket Samuel Woodworth
380
General Abercrombies Expedition Wm L Stone
381
Of the Three Kingdoms of Nature Bingley
390
Poetry and Mustek James W Simmons
394
Autumn Mrs Sigourney
397
American Bible Society Dr E I Griffin
398
History of Nature Stephen Elliott
399
The Effects of a Dissolution of the Federal Union Hamilton
401
Vanity Robert Hall
404
Pride of Profession Theodore S Fay
406
Commendation Serviceable A B Johnson
407
Necessity of Education Judge Cooper
409
On Corruption McDuffie
410
Eulogy on Livingston and Robert Fulton De Witt Clinton
412
My Country J K Paulding
414
Advantages of Rhyme Thomas S Grimke
416
Neglect of German Literature Professor Henry
420
Appeal in Behalf of Greece Henry Clay
421
The Patriotism of Truth W Gilmore Simms
423
The Idle Schoolboy John Inman
425
The Same Concluded do do
427
Of the Eloquence and Writings of Robt Hall S D Langtree
432
Greek Literature Legare
434
Alexander the Great and a Robber Dr Aiken
435
Eddystone Lighthouse Gulian C Verplanck
438
Claims of the Indians Col Drayton
441
Government Stephen Elliott
443
Speech in the Legislature of Virginia Patrick Henry
444
Speech in the Senate of the U States Martin Van Buren
446
Life of Wyttenbach Professor Nott
447
On the Declaration of Independence Legare
449
The Declaration of Independence
450
The Constitution of the United States
455
Political Definitions Edward D Mansfield
471
APPENDIX
483
Variable Orthography Concise Principles of Pronunciation c 433
500

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Side 222 - 10. Still one thing more, fellow-citizens ; a wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another ; shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement; and shall not take from the mouth of labour the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government; and this
Side 474 - law, or in the heads of departments. „ 3. The President shall have power to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate, by granting commissions which shall expire at the end of their next session. SECTION III. 1. He shall, from time to time, give
Side 220 - Let us restore to social intercourse that harmony and affection, without which liberty, and even life itself, are but dreary things ; and let us reflect, that, having banished from our land that religious intolerance under which mankind so long bled and suffered, we have yet gained little, if we countenance a political intolerance, as
Side 260 - enterprise, is gone ! It is gone, that sensibility of principle, that chastity of honour, which felt a stain like a wound, which inspired courage, while it mitigated ferocity, which ennobled whatever it touched, and under which vice itself lost half its evil, by losing all its grossness. LESSON
Side 158 - If, therefore, to use the often-quoted, and deservedly often-quoted language of Johnson, " that man is little to be envied whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plains of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of Iona
Side 479 - equal suffrage in the Senate. ARTICLE VI. Miscellaneous. 1. All debts contracted, and engagements entered into, before the adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution as under the Confederation. 2. This Constitution, and the laws of
Side 208 - Shalt thou retire alone ; nor couldst thou wish Couch more magnificent. Thou shalt lie down With patriarchs of the infant world, with kings, The powerful of the earth; the wise, the good, Fair forms, and hoary seers of ages past, All in one mighty sepulchre.
Side 209 - The youth in life's green spring, and he who goes In the full strength of years, matron, and maid, And the sweet babe, and the gray-headed man, Shall one by one be gathered to thy side, By those, who in their turn shall follow them.
Side 209 - summons comes to join The innumerable caravan, that moves To that mysterious realm, where each shall take His chamber in the silent halls of death, Thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night, Scourged to his dungeon, but,
Side 220 - All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that, though the will of the majority is, in all cases, to prevail, that will, to be rightful, must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal laws must protect, and to violate which would be oppression. Let us then, fellowcitizens, unite with one heart and one mind.

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