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Thanks are due the publishers for permission to use the following selections: An Itinerant Pioneer Preacher, from Maurice Thompson's Stories of Indiana, The American Book Company; The Cabin in the Forest, from Hezekiah Butterworth's In the Days of Audubon, To a Waterfowl, by William Cullen Bryant, D. Appleton and Company; My Mother, from Pierre Loti's The Story of a Child, C. C. Birchard and Company; What makes a Nation, by W. D. Nesbit, A Song and The Name of Old Glory, by James Whitcomb Riley, The Bobbs-Merrill Company; Where do the Birds Sleep, by Dallas Lore Sharp, The Happy Life, from American Contributions to Civilization, by Charles William Eliot, The Century Company; Language that needs a Rest, by Willis B. Hawkins, Louis Klopsch; Paul Revere's Ride, from The Centennial of the Concord Fight, by George William Curtis, Sunday in Central Park, from Vignettes of Manhattan, by Brander Matthews, Harper and Brothers; The Past, by Henry Timrod, B. F. Johnson Publishing Company; Romulus and the Beginning of Rome, by Caroline and Samuel B. Harding, Scott, Foresman and Company; Columbus, from The New Complete Poems of Joaquin Miller, The Whitaker and Ray Company.
The selections from Peabody, Aldrich, Thoreau, Longfellow, Sill, Burroughs, Holmes, Larcom, Warner, Lowell, Muir, and Emerson are reprinted by permission and special arrangement with the publishers, Houghton Mifflin Company. The selections from Helen Hunt Jackson, Alcott, and Parkman are reprinted by permission and special arrangement with Little, Brown, and Company.
249 The Housekeeper .
Victor II ugo
251 The Eve of Waterloo
257 Language that needs a Rest
Willis B. Haukins
259 It is a Beauteous Evening, Calm and Free William Wordsworth
263 Emerson in Yosemite
261 Dead Calm at Sea .
Samuel Taylor Coleridge 269 Paul Revere's Ride
George William Curtis . 270 A Sea Dirge
Ralph Waldo Emerson , 274 Laying the Corner-stone of the Bunker Hill Monument
275 What makes a Nation?.
W. D. Vesbit
279 Old Silver
281 Dying in Harness
John Boyle O'Reilly
292 Franklin Epigrams
294 The Death of King Arthur
295 The Happy Life
Charles William Eliot
300 Spring in Kentucky
John Fox, Jr.
306 The Ogillallah Village
Francis Parkman .
308 God save the Flag
Oliver Wendell Holmes
312 Sunday in Central Park
313 The Tiro Poets of Croisic
317 Going for the Doctor
318 Quiet Work
321 Alfred Tennyson
3:22 The Burning of Moscow
J. T. IIeadley
325 To the Cuckoo
328 To an Oriole.
Edward Rowland Sill
329 Rip Van Winkle
330 The Perfect Tribute
Mary Raymond Shipman
LIST OF AUTHORS
A Day with Sir Roger. From the Sir
227 Alcott, LOUISA MAY Jo's Sacrifice. From Little Women
70 ALDRICH, THOMAS Bailey The Theatre in our Barn. From The Story of a Bad Boy
9 ANDREWS, Mary RAYMOND SHIPMAN
The Perfect Tribute. From The Perfect
347 ARNOLD, MATTHEW Quiet Work
321 BIBLE, THE Jonathan's Friendship
238 BROWNING, ROBERT Incident of the French Camp
7 A Spring Morning. From Pippa Passes 206 The Two Poets of Croisic
317 BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARA Child's Thought of God .
237 BRYANT, Willian CULLEN To a Waterfowl .
18 BUNYAN, JOHN
Doubting Castle and Giant Despair.
41 BURNS, ROBERT Honest Poverty
108 BURROUGHS, JOHN
Winter Neighbors. From Winter Neigh-
126 BUTTERWORTH, HEZEKIAH The Cabin in the Forest. From In the Days of Audubon
114 BYRON, GEORGE NOEL GOR
The Eve of Waterloo. From Childe
257 Washington. From Ode to Napoleon Buona parte
51 CARLYLE, THOMAS To-day