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PREFACE,

3 A persecuting Spirit Reproved, 77
Rules for Reading,

4 Sisterly Unity and Love, ib
Of Pauses or Points,

5 Ibrahim the Hermit and a Youth, 79
Table of the two Slides,
6 The Poor Old Man,

81
Theory

ib | The Victim,
Initial Sounds,

ib Albertus and his Daughter,
A Cruel Boy,

17 Filial Sensibility,
The Silly Girl,

18 The Noble Basket Maker,
The Brother and Sister, ib Lagan, a Mingo Chief,

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Amelia and her Canary Bird, 19 The Compassionate Judge,

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The little Girl and the Lamb, 22 The Generous Negro,

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The little Boy and his Father, 24 The faithful American Dog, .

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Alexis and Amanda,

25 Disrespect to Parents,
The Boy and Swallow's Nest, 27 Noble Behaviour of Scipio, 93
LittleJunius and the fruitful Vine, 29 The grateful Scholars,

95
Emily and Edwin,

31 The Merchant and his Dog, 96
The story of Bertrand, 33 | Indian Magnanimity,

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The Gardener,
36 Virtue in Humble Life,

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The journey to Market, 37 General Putnam and the Wolf, 100
Young People's wishes exposed, 41 Matilda and her Son,

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The four little Girls,
42 The aged Prisoner,

104
Old Age made Happy, 45 Androcles and the Lion, 106
We destroy Pleasure by pur- Pocahontas,

108
suing it too eagerly, 48 Parental Affection,

110
Disinterested Humanity,

49 The Venetian and Turk, 111
The Farmer and his two Sons, ib A Generous Mind,

118
Erskine and Freeport,

50 Insolent Deportment Reproved, 119
The Young Recruit,
51 Monition to Parents,

120
Lucretia and Virginia, • 52 Arachne and Melissa,

121
Negligence,
53 To Parents,

122
The Improvement of Time, ib Youth, the proper season for
Idleness and Irresolution, 54 gaining Knowledge, 123
Obedience to Parents,
55 Execution of Cranmer,

126
Ingratitude,

ib The Spaniard and Peruvian, 127
Filial Affection,
ib The Snow Storm,

134
The Female Choice,

57 The Widow and her Son, 143
The Father redeemed from

From a Preceptor to his Pupils, 146
Slavery by his Son, 58 Description of Mount Etna, 149
Incle and Yarico,

60 Eruption of Mount Vesuvius, 151
Demetrius and the Athenians, 62 Niagara River and Falls,

153
Alcander and Septimius, 63 The Bay of Naples,

154
Joseph and his Brethren, 65 Filial Piety, .

156
The Pious Sons,
69 Benevolence,

ib
Respect due to Tutors, ib Speculation and Practice, 157
Ingenuity and industry rewarded, 70 Ingratitude, highly culpable, ib
Brethren should dwell together in The Four Seasons,

158
love and harmony,
72 Charity,

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Omar and Hassan,
74 Health,

160
The Supreme Ruler of the World, 76 Gratitude,

ib
Abraham and Lot,
ib | Mortality,

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181 | Gratitude to the Supreme Being, 227 Hearen, 162 Friendship,

228 The Folly of Pride,

163 Compassion and Forgiveness, it The Swiftness of Time, 165 Tenderness of Mind, :

229 Slander and Slanderers, 167 Early Rising,

ib The Ungrateful Guest, • 169 | The Goldfinches,

230 A true Friend, 170 Elegy to Pity,

231 True Pleasure, 171 The Sluggard,

232 The Wisdom of Providence, 172 Remember the Poor,

ib Comforts of Religion, 173 Rural Charms,

233 Filial Piety and Obedience, 174 Unhappy close of Life, 234 Education of Youth, 177 To-morrow,

ib Learning our own Language, 178 A kind and gentle Temper, 235 Female Education,

180 The Progress of Improvement, ib Monition to Children, 181 Cheerfulness,

236 Parental Example,

183 Mirth, Vision of Mirza, 184 Raillery,

237 The Earl of Strafford, 187 Joy,

ib Founder of Christianity, 188 Love,

238 The Balance of Happiness, 189 | Pity,

ib Improvement of Time, 191 Hope,

239 The Hill of Science, 192 Hatred,

ab Fourth of July, 194 Anger,

ib Monition to America, 195 Revenge,

240 National Industry, 196 Reproach,

ib Docility the Basis of Education, 198 Fear and Terrour,

ib Eulogy on Washington, 199 Sorrow,

241 Death of Washington, 200 Remorse,

242 Minot's Oration on Washington, 203 Despair,

ab Death of Hamilton, 206 Surprise and Astonislıment,

243 Pitt's Speech in Parliament, 208 Pride,

ib Part of Hannibal's Speech, 209 Courage and Boasting,

244 Brutus on the Death of Cæsar, 210 Perplexity,

ib Part of Cicero's Oration, 211 Vexation,

ib Speech to Alexander, 212 Peevishnese,

245 Publius Scipio's Speech, 213 Malice,

ih Cauute and his Courtiers, 215 Jealousy,

ib The two Robbers, ib Columbia,

246 A Family Conversation, 216 Wasbington and Liberty, , 247 Democritus and Heraclitus, 219Premonition to Teachers, &c. 248 Dionysius, Pythias, and Damon, 220 Declaration of Independence, 249 Rules for Reading Verse, 222 Articles of Confederation, 252 On Scanning,

223 Constitution of the U. States, 259

Washington's Farewell Address, 271 PIECES IN POETRY

Gen. Washington's Resignation, 282 The Doves, 224 Answer of Congress,

ib Heavenly Wisdom,

225 Character of Washington, 283 A Morning in Spring,

ib Tomb of Washington, An Evening Hymn,

226 Extract from Washington's The Winter's Day,

26 Acknowledgement of Divine Epitaph on Washington Favours, 227 | Principles of Law,

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