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JONATHAN EDWARDS:

PAGE | FRANCIS HOPKINSON:

PAGK

Biographical Sketch....

25 Biographical Sketch.......

59

His Religious Feelings...

25 Specimen of a Collegiate Exantination.. 60

His Resolutions......

26 On White-Washing..........

63

The Freedom of the Will .............. 31 Mistake versus Blunder..........

65

The Permission not tho Production of The Battle of the Kegs......

66

Evil ...........

32

JAMES WILSON:

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN:

Biographical Sketch....

68

William B. Tappan's Lines on........... 33

The Excellence of our Constitution...... 69

Biographical Sketch....

The People the Source of all Power..... 69

First Entrance into Philadelphia..

The Anti-Slavery Character of the Con-

On the Return of Peace...

38

stitution.......

71

The Way to Wealth..

38

The Whistle...........

41 THOMAS JEFFERSON:

A Parable against Persecution........... 42

Biographical Sketch................

Turning the Grindstone................... 43

The Rights of Man..............

Memorial to Congress on Slavery......... 41 Passage of the Potomac through the

Blue Ridge............

75

JOHN WITHERSPOON :

Influence of Slavery.....

76

Biographical Sketch............

45

A Decalogue of Canons for Practical

The Pernicions Example of the Stage.. 46 Life.......

Character of Theatrical Representations 47 Ilis Dying Council..............................

Character of Actors.........

Principles Regulating Money .............. 48 | BENJAMIN RUSH:

Biographical Sketch....

78

GEORGE WASHINGTON:

Female Education.......

79

Biographical Sketch....

49 The Uso of Tobacco.....

81

Valedictory Counsels of Washington.... 50 The Bible as a School-Book...

82

The Brotherhood of Man......

52

Providence ruling the Affairs of Na- LINDLEY MURRAY:

tions.....

52

Biographical Sketch.......

84

Pleasures of Private Life..

53

Moderation in One's Desires......... 85

Slavery.

53

Employment Essential to Health......... 86

Virtue and Happiness...

The Blessings of Affliction.................. 86

Agriculture.....

War.............

55 DAVID RAMSEY:

Biographical Sketch.......

87

JOIN ADAMS:

Washington resigning his Commission 88

Biographical Sketch........

Mrs. Adams's Letter to her Husband JOIIN TRUMBULL:

(note).......

Biographical Sketch.

89

Melitates the Choico of Hercules... 57 The Fop's Decline....

90

The Fourth of July.

58 The Belle.

91

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164

A Farewell to America...

115 Hamilton's Death...

165

Politics and Religion...

167

JOEL BARLOW:

Character of Ilamilton.

168

Biographical Sketch.........

117 Gospel for the Poor.......

169

The Hasty Pudding..

118

To Freedoni....

119 JOSEPH HOPKINSON:

Biographical Sketch..

170

JOHN MARSHALL:

Hail, Columbia..............

Biographical Sketch.......

120

Character of Washington................... 121 CHARLES BROCKDEN BROWN:

Biographical Sketch......

172

ALEXANDER HAMILTON:

The Pestilence of 1798...

172

Biographical Sketch.....

123 Perilous Encounter with a Panther..... 175

..........., 170

220

.... 224

SAMUEL J. SMITH:

PAGE WILLIAM TUDOR:

PAGE

Biographical Sketch....

178 Influence of Females on Society 219

" Peace, be Still”.

179 Character of James Otis......

220

A Morning Hymn..

180 Cause of the American Revolution...... 221

For an Album....

180

FRANCIS S. KEY:

JOSIAH QUINCY:

Biographical Sketch...

Biographical Sketch.

181 The Star-Spangled Banner.................. 2:22

The Limits to Laws..

182 Life....

An Embargo Liberty.

18+ Hynı ..........

224

New England.......

187

John Quincy Adams...........

185 JOSEPH T. BUCKINGHAM:

Biographical Sketch............

225

ARCHIBALD ALEXANDER:

National Feeling-Lafayette............... 2:26

Biographical Sketch.............

......... 186

The Evils of Lotteries........................ 227

The Right Use of Reason in Religion... 187

The Bible

189 WASHINGTON ALLSTON:

The Consolations of the Gospel............ 189 II. T. Tuckerman's Lines on...

228

Biographical Sketch...........

228

WILLIAM WIRT:

The Address of the Sylph of Spring...... 230

Biographical Sketch...

191

America to Great Britain.........

231

John P. Kennedy and his Works (note) 191 Benevolence........

232

The Blind Preacher.....

193

Truth....

............... 233

The Power of Kindness......

196

Humility..............

.............. 233

Common Sense........

196

Burr and Blannerhasset...

197

BENJAMIN SILLIMAN:

Every One the Architect of his own

Biographical Sketch.......

233

Fortune ....

.......... 19)

Nature of Geological Evidence..... 23+

Application of the Evidence-Fossil

ROBERT TREAT PAINE:

Fishes of Mount Bolca ....

236

Biographical Sketch..

201

Adams and Liberty.

202 TIMOTHY FLINT:

Biographical Sketch..

............ 236

WILLIAM SULLIVAN:

Indian Mounds....

237

Biographical Sketch....

203 Fashion and Ruin versus Industry and

The " Federalists".

204

Independence.

238

The Washington Administration......... 206 The Shores of the Ohio......................... 239

The Indian Belle and Beau................. 240

LYMAN BEECHER:

Biographical Sketch.............

206 WILLIAM ELLERY CHANNING:

The Sin of Trafficking in Ardent Spirits 207 James Russell Lowell's Lines on......... 241

Appeal to Young Men.....

208 Biographical Sketch.....

241

The Duellist Unfit for Oflice...... 209

The Purifying Influence of Poetry....... 243

The East and the West One..

210 Books...

245

The Moral Dignity of the Educational

JAMES K. PAULDING:

Profession.

Biographical Sketch....

211 Milton and Johnson...

246

Murderer's Creek..

212 Christianity the Great Emancipa-

Quarrel of Squire Bull and his Son...... 215

247

Character of the Negro Race............... 248

WILLIAM TUDOR:

Every Man Great........

249

Biographical Sketch.....

217

Account of the “Monthly Anthology"

GULIAN C. VERPLANCK:

(note).........

217 Biographical Sketch.........

250

Account of the “North American Re- John Jay.....

251

view" (note)....

218 The Schoolmaster....

252

tor ......

293

JOHN JAMES AUDU BON :

PAGE | JOHN PIERPONT:

Pass

Biographical Sketch...........

254 Song of the Shepherds.........

The Humming Bird..

255 License-Laws...

294

The Mocking-Bird.

256 Hymn......

295

The Wood-Thrush...

257

My Child..

296

Not on the Battle-Field.

297

DANIEL WEBSTER:

Biographical Sketch,

268 SAMUEL WOODWORTII:

Our Country in 1920....

262 Biographical Sketch..

299

Address to the Surviving Soldiers of the

The Old Oaken Bucket.....

299

Revolution.........

263

England ..............

264 | ANDREWS NORTON:

The Morning...

264 Biographical Sketch...

300

The Love of Ilome........

264 Posthumous Influence of the Wise and

The Nature of True Eloquence............ 265

Good.............

301

Justice....

Reformers....

302

Death the Great Leveller............... 266 Scene after a Summer Shower........... 302

Purpose of Bunker Hill Monument..... 266

Fortitude...

303

Crime Revealed by Conscience............ 267

Massachusetts.......

268

RICHARD HI. DANA:

Liberty and Union........

269 Biographical Sketch..

The Scene of Death....

305

JOSEPII STORY:

The Husband and Wife's Grave....... 306

Biographical Sketch.......

270 The Death of Sin, and the Life of Holi-

The Importance of Classical Learning.. 271

ness

308

Free Schools......

272 The Mother and Son.............

309

The Dangers that threaten our Re-

public.

272 RICHARD HENRY WILDE:

Biographical Sketch..........

312

WASHINGTON IRVING:

John Randolph and Daniel Webster..... 313

James Russell Lowell's Lines on......... 274 My Life is like the Summer Rose......... 314

Biographical Sketch....

274 To the Mocking-Bird...

314

Columbus first discovers Land in the

New World.........

...... 276 JAMES FENIMORE COOPER:

Filial Affection.......

277 Biographical Sketch......

315

The Alhambra by Moonlight.

279 The Capture of a Whale..................... 316

The Grave....

280 The Wreck of the Ariel.....

319

Portrait of a Dutchman..........

281

JAMES A. IIILLHOUSE:

JOSEPH S. BUCKMINSTER:

Fitz-Greene Halleck's Lines on............ 323

Biographical Sketch........

282 Biographical Sketch.........

323

Uses of Sickness.......

284 Scone from Hadad...

324

Temptations of the Young....

281 Hadad's Description of the City of

Active and Inactive Learning....... 285

David...

326

How Paternal Wealth should be Em-

LEVI FRISBIE:

ployed.........

327

Biographical Sketch....

287

The Reciprocal Influence of Morals and WILLIAM JAY:

Literature....

287 Biographical Sketch.......

328

Tacitus-Liry.

289 Patriotism..

329

Moral Taste...

290 John Quincy Adams...

329

A Dream .............

291 The Higher Law......... .............. 331

JOIN PIERPONT:

Biographical Sketch.....

292

Classical and Sacred Themes for Music 293

JARED SPARKS:

Biographical Sketch.......

Anecdote of John Ledyard.................. 333

.. 332

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JARED SPARKS:

PAGE SAMUEL G. GOODRICH :

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The American Revolution.................. 335 The Rural Districts our country's

Strengt3....

371

LYDIA HUNTLEY SIGOURNEY:

Boston in 1824.

372

Biographical Sketch....

336

Philadelphia Publishers and Book-

Widow at her Daughter's Bridal.... 338 sellers (note)...

373

Niagara........

338

A Butterfly on a Child's Grave ........... 339 CARLOS WILCOX:

Death of an Infant....

310

Biographical Sketch.

Alpine Flowers.......

340

September

............. 374

Contentment..........

310 Freedom.........

The Coral Insect.............................

311 Doing Good, True Happiness............... 376

The Gain of Adversity........................ 312

The Privileges of Age... ................. 342 WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT:

Biograpbical Sketch......................... 377

ALEXANDER H. EVERETT:

Thanatopsis......

379

Biographical Sketch..

344 To a Waterfowl.

380

England.........

345

The Conqueror's Grave...

381

Claims of Literature upon America...... 346 The Past.

382

The Young American... .................. 347 The Evening Wind.........

384

The Battle-Field....

.............. 385

GEORGE TICKNOR:

The Antiquity of Freedum .................. 386

Biographical Sketch............

348

Don Quixote......

319 JOHN NEAL:

Biographical Sketch........................... 387

CHARLES SPRAGUE:

Children,- What are They..

................ 388

Biographical Sketch.

Shakspeare Ode.............

353 EDWARD ROBINSON:

The Brothers....

356

Biographical Sketch..

390

The Family Meeting...

357 Plain before Sinai..

391

The Winged Worshippers..

............... 358

The Top of Sivai, (Sufsafeh)...

392

I See Thee Still........

359 The Cedars of Lebanon...

393

.... 352

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