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LESSONS IN PROSE.

The names of American writers are in small capitals.

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1. Future Prospects of the American Continent,

Encyclopædia Britannica. 55

2 Human Progress,

CHAPIN. 57

3. Damon and Pythias,

Brooke. 59

4. On the Abuse of Genius, with reference to the Works of Lord

Byron,

Knoules. 62

8. Against the American War,

Lord Chatham. 68

9. Reply to the Duke of Grafton,

Lord Thurlow. 71

10. Speech in Favour of the War of the Revolution, PATRICK HENRY. 72

11. Supposed Specch of John Adams in favour of signing the De-

claration of Independence,

D. WEBSTER. 74

12. Character of Napoleon Bonaparte,

CHANNING. 77

13. Character of Washington,

Lord Brougham. 79

17. Eloquence and Logic. From an Eulogy on H. S. Legare, of

South Carolina,

W.C. PRESTON. 84

21. A Christian viewing Death,

DEWEY. 91

22. In favour of acknowledging the Independence of Greece,

HENRY CLAY. 92

24. In favour of the American Revolution, Josiah Quincy. 96

25. Dignity of Human Nature.

DEWEY. 98

26. An Exhortation to the Study of Eloquence,

Cicero. 99

29. The Lumberer's Story-A Forest on Fire,

J. J. AUDUBON. 102

30. The Heavenly Bodies,

Chalmers. 105

31. The Same Subject continued,

Chalmers. 108

32. The true Source of Reform,

CHAPIN. 110

34. Employment of Winter Evenings by the Young, PRENTICE. 112

37. Character of Pitt,

Grattan. 116

38. Apostrophe to the Queen of France,

Burke. 118

39. Story of the Siege of Calais,

Brooke. 119

40. The same Story continued,

Brooke. 121

42. America and Ireland,

C. Phillips. 127

43. Tribute to Washington,

C. Phillips. 129

44. Defence of the Puritans,

T. B. Macaulay. 131

46. The Seen and the Unseen,

EPHRAIM PEABODY. 134

48. Danger of Prematurely Tasking the Mental Powers of the

Young,

A. BRIGHAM. 139

49. Early History of Kentucky,

N. A. REVIEW. 142

50. The Fall of Napoleon,

C. Phillips. 144

54. Byron and his Poetry,

T.B. Macaulay. 150

55. Origin of the French Revolution,

CHANNING, 153

59. Our Obligations as American Citizens,

D. WEBSTER. 158

60. In Favour of Permitting the Return of the British

Refugees,

PATRICK HENRY, 160

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62. Eulogistic of Adams and Jefferson, EDWARD EVERETT 163

63. In Commemoration of the Completion of the Bunker-Hill

Monument,

D. WEBSTER. 164

66. Fulton and His Invention,

MR. JUSTICE STORY. 170

67. On being Installed Rector of the University of Glas-

gow;

Lord Brougham. 171

70. Commemorative the First Settlement

New Eng.

land,

D. WEBSTER. 178

71. In Behalf of Catholic Emancipation, Rev. Sidney Smith. 180

72. The Reward of Monarchs,

E. EVERETT. 182

73. Reflections in Westminster Abbey,

Addison. 184

78. Character of Schiller,

Thomas Carlyle. 190

79. Law,

Stevens. 192

80. Contributions of the New World to the Old, D. WEBSTER. 194

81. Peroration to the Invective against Warren Hastings, Sheridan, 196

82. Panegyric on the Eloquence of Sheridan,

Burke. 197

93. Rolla to the Peruvians,

Sheridan. 215

96. On the Bill to refund to Gen. Jackson the Fine imposed upon

him at New Orleans, 1815,

W. C. PRESTON. 218

97. On Arming for War with England, 1811,

H. CLAY. 221

102. Rainy Weather,

W.H. SIMMONS. 227

103, Hannibal to his Soldiers,

Livy. 228

109. Character of Columbus,

W. IRVING. 239

110. A Ship under Full Sail,

R. H. DANA, JR. 241

111. From his Inaugural Address on Entering upon the Presidency

of the United States,

JEFFERSON. 242

112. Repudiation of the Charge of French Influence during the

War of 1812,

H. CLAY. 245

113. Indifference to Popular Elections,

G. McDUFFIE, 247

114. Brutus on the Death of Cæsar,

Shakspeare. 249

116. On Increasing the Army, preparatory to the War of

1812,

J. C. CALIIOUN. 252

121. Exhortation against Subjection to Foreign Influence,

GEO. WASHINGTON. 259

122. Adams and Jefferson,

W. WIRT. 260

123. Anecdote of Napoleon,

Duchess d'Abrantes. 262

124. Reply to Sir Robert Walpole,

Lord Chatham. 264

125. Scene from “ Pizarro,'

Sheridan. 265

130. The Jubilee of the Constitution,

J. Q. ADAMS. 275

131. A Literary Dinner,

IRVING. 277

137. Edmund Burke,

Blackwood's Magazine. 287

138. Character of Lord Bacon,

T. B. Macaulay. 289

142. On Legal Reform,

G. C. VERPLANCK. 296

143. Capabilities of Humanity,

S. S. RANDALL. 298

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N.C. Brooks. 202

85. Not on the Battle Field,

J. PIERPONT. 204

*85. Hours of Idleness,

Wordsworth. 206

86. Fame,

Joanna Baillie. 207

87. The Pauper's Death-bed,

Mrs. Southey. 208

88. Last Scene of the Tragedy of “ Brutus,” J. H. PAINE. 209

89 On the Being of a God,

Young. 211

90. Henry V. to his Soldiers,

Shakspeare. 213

91. Marcellus's Speech to the Mob,

Ibid. 213

92. Henry V.'s ech before the Battle of Agincourt, Ibid. 214

94. Cato's Soliloquy on the Immortality of the Soul, Addison. 216

95. The Coral Grove,

J. G. PERCIVAL. 217

98. Love,

Southey. 222

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99. America to Great Britain,

WASHINGTON ALLSTON. 223

100. Cardinal Wolsey's Speech to Cromwell, Skakspeare. 224

101. The Mariner's Dream,

Dimond. 225

104. Marco Bozzaris,

HALLECK. 229

105, Hymn to the Stars,

Anonymous. 231

108. The Passions,

Collins, 232

107. Van Den Bosh persuades Philip Van Artevelde to accept

the command of Ghent,

Henry Taylor. 235

108. Van Artevelde's Defence of his Rebellion,

Ibid. 237

113. Mark Antony's Cration,

Shakspeare. 250

117. The Antiquity of Freedom,

BRYANT. 234

118. Charade on the Name of the Poet Campbell, w. M. Praed 256

119. Confidence in God,

Addison. 237

120. To One in Affliction.

j.

Montgomery. 258

126. Van Artevelde's Address to the Men of Ghent, Henry Taylor. 208

127. Consumption,

PERCIVAL 270

128. Heaven in Prospect,

H. Vaughan. 273

129. Address to the Ocean,

Byron. 274

132 Melancholy Fate of the Indians,

C. SPRAGUE. 250

133. The Future Lile,

BRYANT. 292

131. Satan's Reproof of Beelzebub,

Milton. 253

135. The Pilgrim Fathers,

JOHN PIERPONT. 281

136. Order of Nature,

Pope. 285

139. On the Downt'all of Poland,

Campbell. 291

140. Saturday Evening,

Bulwer. 292

141. God,

Bowring. 293

144. The Poet of Solitude,

Shelley. 299

*144. Quarrel Scene from Douglas,

Rev. John Home. 301

145. The Child of Earth,

Caroline Norton. 304

146. The Soul's Glimpses of Immortality, Jane Taylor. 305

i 47 Rienzi's Address to the Men of Rome, Miss Mitford. 306

143. The Missing Ship,

EPES SARGENT. 307

149. Napoleon and the British Sailor,

Campbell. 309

130. From the Tragedy of “ Velasco,”

Epes SARGENT. 311

151. Christ Walking on the Water,

Mrs. Hemans. 315

132. Wallenstein's Reflections on hearing of the Death of

young Piccolomini,

Schiller, 316

153. Farewell to Life,

Korner, 316

154. Tallien’s Denunciation of Robespierre,

Coleridge. 317

155. The Song of the Forge,

Anon. 318

156. Scene from “ Virginius,”

J. S. Knowles. 320

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