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GRAMMAR SCHOOL READER

BOOK FOUR

BY

WILLIAM H. ELSON
AUTHOR ELSON PRIMARY SCHOOL READERS

AND

CHRISTINE KECK
PRINCIPAL OF UNION HIGH SCHOOL, GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.

SCOTT, FORESMAN AND COMPANY

CHICAGO NEW YORK

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REGULUS BEFORE THE ROMAN SENATE..... Epes Sargent.............325

THE RETURN OF REGULUS................. Elijah Kellogg...........

SPARTACUS TO THE GLADIATORS............ Elijah Kellogg ....... .330

MERIT BEFORE BIRTH..................... Sallust ..................333

RIENZI'S ADDRESS TO THE ROMANS......... Mary Russell Mitford... ...334

EMMET'S VINDICATION ...............

336

KING PHILLIP TO THE WHITE SETTLER. .... Edward Everett .....

THE CAPTURE OF QUEBEC.......

... Francis Parkman... 342

ENGLAND AND HER COLONIES............. Edmund Burke........

THE WAY TO WEALTH. ....... ......... Benjamin Franklin......

SPEECH ON A RESOLUTION TO PUT VIRGINIA

INTO A STATE OF DEFENCE.............. Patrick Henry.......... .350

THE MAN WITHOUT A COUNTRY........... Edward Everett Hale... .353

LOVE OF COUNTRY.........

Sir Walter Scott....

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE........

.. Charles Phillips ......

THE TRUE GRANDEUR OF NATIONS.... ..... Charles Sumner...... .358

THE EVILS OF WAR..................... Henry Clay......... .361

PEACE, THE POLICY OF A NATION....... ... John C. Calhoun... 363

THE FIRST SETTLEMENT OF NEW ENGLAND.. Daniel Webster....

SUPPOSED SPEECH OF JOHN ADAMS..... ... Daniel Webster...... .367

SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE UNION .......... Robert Hayne.............370

REPLY TO HAYNE............

... Daniel Webster ........ .371

DEDICATION SPEECH AT GETTYSBURG... ... Abraham Lincoln...... .374

LINCOLN, THE GREAT COMMONER...... .. Edwin Markham....... 375

O CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN....

.... Walt Whitman........ 376

FAREWELL ADDRESS...................... George Washington....... 377

THE MEMORY OF OUR FATHERS....... .... Henry Ward Beecher.... .383

THE AMERICAN FLAG......

.....J. R. Drake ............ 385

WARREN'S ADDRESS AT THE BATTLE OF

BUNKER HILL......

..John Pierpont..........

COLUMBUS ......

.... Joaquin Miller...... ..388

RECESSIONAL-A VICTORIAN ODE...... .... Rudyard Kipling ..........390

A DEFINITION OF A GENTLEMAN....... ...Cardinal Newman....... .391

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