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FIFTH READER

EDITED BY
ISABEL MOORE

CHICAGO

EATON & COMPANY
CHICAGO : NEW YORK

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PREFACE

In this Fifth Reader the Author has preserved the same plan followed in the earlier numbers of the series—that of adapting the selections to the develment period of the child.

He now stands upon the threshold of adolescence. It is a time of rapidly forming ideals and extreme susceptibility to suggestion.

Heroic action, noble motives, and deeds of selfsacrifice appeal most strongly to him.

To quicken these noble sentiments, that they may develop into noble ambitions; to cultivate the perception of the ethical in motive and action; to make clear the necessity for and the dignity of honest labor; these have been the controlling ideas in the making of this book and account for the wide range of themes found in it.

The noblest stories of Antiquity and the Middle Ages as well as of Modern Times are used as sources, while the busy life of the world to-day—that life in which each school child is soon to become an active unit—is not neglected.

“As a man reads so will he think; as he thinks so will he live.” It has been the Author's earnest desire in the preparation of THE EATON READERS to make them such as to be a real help to the children of America in their endeavor to become noble men and women, sincere patriots, and worthy citizens of the world at large.

The copyrighted material in this book is used with permission of the publishers, and acknowledgment of the courtesy is hereby made.

THE AUTHOR.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

THE JUDGMENT OF Odin........ A. and E. Keary ..... 7-12

THE DREAM OF BALDUR........ A. and E. Keary ..... 13-18

THE ISLE OF LONG AGO.... .... B. F. Taylor ......... 19-20

THE OAK AND THE Ivy......... Eugene Field......... 21-23

A Child's DREAM OF A Star.. Charles Dickens.......

23-28

THE SCULLION WHO BECAME A

SculptOR .................. Geo. Carey Eggleston... 29-33

FORTY YEARS AGO....

33-35

How THESEUS SLEW THE Mino-

TAUR ...

..... Chas. Kingsley........ 36-45

A NAME IN THE SAND.......... Hannah F. Gould..... 46

STARVED Rock ........... ... Charles Lanman ......

47-51

GIANT DESPAIR ............... John Bunyan......... 51-56

ESCAPE FROM Doubting Castle John Bunyan......... 56-60

THE FRINGED GENTIAN ........ Wm. Cullen Bryant.... 60-61

THE SECOND INAUGURAL ADDRESS Abraham Lincoln ..... 61-64

THE AMERICAN Flag .......... Joseph R. Drake ....... 65-67

THE SONG OF THE Bow........ A. J. Church ......... 68–75

EVANGELINE ........ ..... Henry W. Longfellow.. 76-86

Choice Books, GooD COMPANY.. John Ruskin .......... 87-92

THE PLANTING OF THE APPLE

TREE ....

..... Wm. Cullen Bryant.... 93-96

..... William Collins ...... 96

THE LAST OF THE VOLSUNGS... Katherine F. Boult .... 97-110

THE BATTLE OF BALAKLAVA.... Wm. Howard Russell.. 112-117

CHARGE OF THE Light BRIGADE Alfred Tennyson...... 117-119

THE VISIT OF THE INCA TO Pi-

ZARRO......................

........ W. H. Prescott ...... 120-128

THE KNIGHT AND THE SARACEN Sir Walter Scott....... 128-137

LOCHINVAR ...

Sir Walter Scott....... 138-140

ROLAND ......................

..... G. W. Cox ........... 141-158

0. W. COX ........... 141-150

THE PRISONER OF CHILLON..... Lord Byron .......... 159-166

LIBERTY, OR DEATH ...

Patrick Henry........ 167-171

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E PATRIOTISM ............

THE JOLLY OLD PEDAGOGUE.... George Arnold ........ 171-173

MR. WINKLE ON SKATES........ Charles Dickens ...... 174-178

The Boys .................... Oliver Wendell Holmes. 179-181

. ROBERT BURNS..................................... 182-184

BANNOCKBURN ....

Robert Burns ......... 185-186

WHAT CONSTITUTES A STATE ... Sir William Jones..... 186-187

TRU

...... Sir Walter Scott....... 187-188

For A' THAT, AND A' That.... Robert Burns......... 188-190

A LAD O' Pairts........ .... Ian Maclaren..... 190-207

GRAY'S ELEGY ................ Thomas Gray .... .... 208–214

Victor Hugo ...................... .......... 214-215

THE ESCAPED CARRONADE ..... Victor Hugo ..... .... 216–225

THE EVE BEFORE WATERLOO... Lord Byron .......... 226–229

MARCH ...

William Wordsworth .. 229-230

GettysBURG ADDRESS.......... Abraham Lincoln. ..... 230-231

Sir Walter Scott ............ ..................... 232-235

SUNSET ON THE BORDER .. Sir Walter Scott....... 235-237

THE ASSAULT ...........

Sir Walter Scott....... 237-258

MARMION AND DOUGLAS ....... Sir Walter Scott....... 259-261

THE COMBAT ................. Sir Walter Scott....... 262-271

SURRENDER OF GRENADA ....... Bulwer .............. 271-277

KENTUCKY BELLE......... Constance Fenimore Woolson 278-286

FRANCES E. WILLARD............................... 287-288

OUR WHITE LADYE ........... Robert McIntyre ...... 288-289

WILLIAM A. QUAYLE ................................ 290

THE BOOK OF JOB ............ William A. Quayle .... 291-293

THE BURIAL OF MOSES ........ Mrs. C. F. Alexander.. 294–297

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ............................. 297–299

MARK ANTONY'S ORATION ...... William Shakespeare .. 299-307

Polonius's ADVICE TO His Son William Shakespeare .. 308

ABOU BEN ADHEM ............ Leigh Hunt .......... 309

THE BREADWINNERS' BALLAD... Robert McIntyre ...... 310-313

THE BATTLE OF BUNKER Hill.. Daniel Webster ....... 314-317

THE AFRICAN Chief .......... Wm. Cullen Bryant.... 318-320

High TIDE AT LINCOLNSHIRE

-1571...................... Jean

Jean Ingelow......... 320-327.

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ICHABOD CRANE............... IVashington Irving .... 328–352

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