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1. Knowledge Better than Wealth,

Mrs. Barbauld, 45

2. Prairie Dogs,

W. Irving, 46

3. A Mother's Advice to her Son,

Madam Campan, 49

4. The Light of Home,

Mrs. Hale, 51

5. My Father's at the Helm,

Anon., 63

6. The Honest Young Lawyer and his Client, Rev. John Todd, 64

7 Sources of Success in Business, Rev. John Angell James, 56

8 All can do Good,

Catharine Talbot, 58

9 Who is my Neighbor ?

Anon., 59

10 The Blind Boy,

Rev. F. L. Hawks, 60

11. The Teacher's Fable,

Mrs. Emily C. Judson, 62

12 The two Roads, .

Jean Paul Richter, 66

13. The Youthful Voyager,

J. T. Headley, 68

14. Let Virtue be your Aim,

C. Jillson, 70

15. The Voice of Nature,

Krummacher, 71

16. Theory and Practice,

Jane Taylor, 72

17. To-morrow,

Anon., 76

18. Procrastination,

Charles Mackay, 77

19. Injudicious Haste in Study,

John Locke, 78

20. Benefits of Reading,

Anon., 80

21. The True Test of a Book,

Southey, 81

22. The Value of a Gift,

0. G. Warren, 83

23. The Blasted Pine,

H. W. Heywood, 84

24. The True Test of Integrity, Rev. W. H. Van Doren, 85

25. The Three Heavy Stones,

Anon., 86

26. The Cure of Envy,

Sir George Mackenzie, 89

27. The Crocus' Soliloquy,

H. F. Gould, 90

28. Youthful Amusements,

N. P. Willis, 91

29. The Bobolink,

Washington Irving, 93

30. The Bobolink, -continued,

do. 95

31. A Dinner of Tongues,

Anon., 97

32. Never Despair,

Wm. C. Richards, 99

33. Advice to a Young Man,

Ben Jonson, 100

34. Verner-Albert Tell,

Knowles, 101

35. The Prodigal Son,

Bible, 103

36. The Ant and the Butterfly,

Anon., 106

37. The Silver Bird's Nest,

H. F. Gould, 108

38. Rules for Improvement by Conversation, . Dr. Watts, 109

39 The Spider and the Bee,

Dean Swift, 111

40 Onward, Onward,

Linnæus Banks, 115

41 Human Progress,

J. Ilagan, 116

42. A Psalm of Life,

Longfellow, 117

43. Ilazael and his Teacher,

Krummacher, 119

44. The Fire-Waters,

S. W. Seton, 120

45. Value of Character,

Rev. John Todd, 122

46. The Clock and the Dial,

Anon., 124

47. The King and the Rustic,

öldham's ilumorous Speaker, 125

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48. The Bird-Catcher and his Canary, Pratt's Gleanings, 127

49. The Bird-Catcher and his Canary,-continued, do. 130

60. The Cynic,

Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, 133

61 The Crop of Acorns,

L. H. Sigourney, 135

52 The Hour-Glass,

John Quincy Adams, 136

63. Practice Makes Perfect,

John Locke, 137

54 Industry and Frugality lead to Wealth, Dr. Franklin, 139

55 Industry and Frugality lead to Wealth,

do.

142

56 The Needle,

Samuel Woodworth, 146

57. Nature's Nobleman,

M. Farquhar Tupper, 148

58 The False Position,

Knickerbocker Mag., 149

69. Enemies of the Whale,

H. T. Cheever, 151

60. My Native Bay,

Anon., 153

61. Judge Not,

Anon., 155

62 The Ambitious Youth,

Elihu Burritt, 156

63 The Yankee Boy,

Rev. John Pierpont, 161

64. My Country,

Rev. Geo. W. Bethune, 163

65 Attachment of Dogs to their Masters, Chambers' Mis., 164

66. Precepts,

Sir Matthew Hale, 167

67. Revenge of Injuries,

Elizabeth Carew, 169

68 Forgiveness,

Bishop Ileber, 170

69. The Earth before the Creation of Man, Bridgewater Treatises, 171

70. Moral Dignity of Labor,

Rev. Stephen H. Tyng, 172

71. Tribute to Genius and Labor,

Epes Sargent, 174

72. True Nobility,

Charles Swain, 176

73. Selections from the Proverbs of Solomon,

Bible, 177

74. The Wine Cup,

Rev. Samuel W. Fisher, 179

75. The Cold Water Man,

John G. Saxe, 181

76. Fifty Years Ago,

W. D. Gallagher, 183

77. Society of Animals,

Smellie, 185

78. The Lark,

Wilson, 187

79. Ode to the Lark,

James Hogg, 189

80. Importance of Early Rising,

Catharine Talbot, 190

81. Danger of Riches,

Rev. Orville Dewey, 192

82. Real and Apparent Happiness,

Jeremy Taylor, 193

83. Emptiness of Riches,

Edward Young, 195

84. The Miser,

Robert Pollok, 196

85. Reflections on early Death,

Alexander Pope, 197

86. The Being and Attributes of God,

Maxcy, 199

87. The Daisy,

J. M. Good, 203

88. God is Everywhere,

Hugh Hutton, 203

89 How to meet Adversity, Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, 205

90 Character of Charles Twelfth,

Oliver Goldsmith, 207

91 Results of Ambition,

Johnson, 209

92. Influence of Good Deeds and Words,

Charles Mackay, 210

93. Language of a Man of Education,

Coleridge, 212

94. Rivers,

Brande, 213

95. Lines on receiving his Mother's Picture,

Cowper, 216

96. The World for Sale,

Rev. Ralph Hoyt, 217

97. The Mississippi Scheme,

Rev. W. H. Van Doren, 219

98. Address to Young Students,

Knox, 222

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99. How to make a Scholar,

Daniel Webster, 221

100. The Light-House,

Thomas Moore, 225

101. A Modest Wit,

Anon., 226

102. Classical Studies,

Joseph Story, 228

103. Enduring Monuments,

Edinburgh Review, 230

104. The Owl in the Ruin

J. H. 1. Bone, 231

105. Steadfastness,

Horace Rubles, 233

106 Speech of an Indian Chiet,

234

107. Precepts,

Sir Matthew Hale, 236

108. My Birth-Day,

Thomas Moore, 238

109 Labor,

Frances Osgood, 240

110. Law,

Richard Hooker, 242

Sequel to the same,

Tappan, 243

111. Reproof to an Affected Speaker,

La Bruyère, 244

112. A Fond Sister's Love,

Shakspeare, 245

113. Brother Jonathan's Ships,

George Grenville, 248

114. The Newspaper,

Rev. William Adams, 249

115. Superiority of Wisdom,

Robert Hall, 252

116. Working Man's Song,

Charles Mackay, 254

117. Jupiter dividing the Earth,

From the German of Schiller, by W. H. Woodbury, 255

118. Every Man the Architect of his own Fortune, Macdiarmid, 257

119. Our Miseries often our Fault,

Blair, 259

120. True Patriotism,

Sir William Jones, 262

121. The German's Fatherland, . From the German of Arndt, 263

122. Active Benevolence of the Gospel,

Chalmers, 264

123. Reflections on Napoleon and the Murder of the

Duke d’Enghien,

Lamartine, 266

124. Death of Napoleon,

Isaac M'Lellan, 268

125. Man was made to Mourn,

Robert Burns, 269

126. DEBATE.—“Which is preferable, City or Country Life P

From McElligott's American Debater.

First Speaker,

272

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Second Speaker,

274

128.

Third Speaker,

276

129.

Fourth Speaker,

278

130.

Fifth Speaker,

281

131.

Sixth Speaker,

284

132.

Speech of the President,

288

133. Advice to a Young Critio,

Alexander Pope, 291

134. The Fretful Man,

William Cowper, 293

135. The Cultivation of the Mind,

Humphrey, 294

136. Self-Reliance,

R. Waldo Emerson, 297

137. The Way to meet Adversity,

Horace by Cowper, 299

138. As thy Days, so shall thy Strength be, L. H. Sigourney, 300

139. Agricultural Pursuits,

Horace Greeley, 301

140. Parting Address to La Fayette, John Quincy Adams, 304

141. The Might with the Right,

W. E. Hickson, 306

142. Falls of the Mohawk,

Thomas Moore, 307

143. Publio Virtue,

Henry Clay, 308

144. Death of Henry Clay.

Reo. C. M. Butler, D.D., 810

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145. Henry Clay,

George D. Prentice, 313

146. The Sun an Exhibition of Omnipotence, Thomas Dick, 314

147. An Appeal on behalf of Temperance and Virtue, Hor. Mann, 316

148. The Accusing Bell,

From the German of Langbein, by J. N. N Elligott, 320

149. Sound, as a principle of Mental Association, John Kidd, 324

150. Charity,

Bible, 325

151. Pleasures of Hope,

Thomas Campbell, 327

152. “God Bless our Stars forever, Benjamin F. Taylor, 328

153 South Carolina during the Revolution, Hon. Mr. Ilayne, 330

151 South Carolina and Massachusetts, Daniel Webster, 332

155 Daniel Webster as an Orator, William H. Seward, 334

156. The Tear,

Byron, 337

157. Lord Byron,

Robert Pollok, 338

158. Dialogue with the Gout, Adapted from Benjamin Franklin, 342

159. Moral Cosmetics,

Horace Smith, 346

160. Bunker Hill Monument,

Louis Kossuth, 347

161. Speak Boldly,

W. Oland Bourne, 351

162. Marco Bozzaris,

Fitz-Greene Ilalleck, 352

163. Taxes. Taxes,

Sydney Smith, 354

164. Instruction of Deaf Mutes,

Rev. William Adams, 356

165. Test of True Friendship,

William Cowper, 359

166. Order of Creation,

Alexander Pope, 361

167. Character of Washington,

Phillips, 363

168. David's Lament for his Son, Absalom, N. P. Willis, 365

169. Miscellaneous Paragraphs,

Various Authors, 366

170. Athenian Patriotism,

Demosthenes, 370

171. Morning Hymn,

Milton, 373

172. The Bible and the Iliad,

Francis Wayland, 375

173. The Thunder Storm,

George D. Prentice, 377

174. Human Knowledge,

Edward Everett, 380

175. Never Say Fail,

Glaser, 383

176. J Love the West,

'c. w. Sanders, 884

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