McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader eBook

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SELECTIONS IN PROSE AND POETRY.1
INTRODUCTION.3
SUBVOCALS AND ASPIRATES.4
ASPIRATES4
FAULTS TO BE REMEDIED.5
EXAMPLES.6
EXERCISES IN ARTICULATION.6
FALLING INFLECTIONS.7
EXAMPLES8
STRONG EMPHASIS.8
SERIES OF WORDS OR MEMBERS.8
RISING INFLECTION.10
RISING AND FALLING INFLECTIONS.11
CIRCUMFLEX.11
MONOTONE.12
IV.  ACCENT.12
V. EMPHASIS.13
ABSOLUTE EMPHASIS.14
RELATIVE EMPHASIS.14
EMPHATIC PHRASE.14
VI.  MODULATION.15
QUANTITY AND QUALITY.16
Fierce Anger16
VII.  POETIC PAUSES.17
EXERCISES.17
II.  BONAPARTE.18
III.  HAMLET ON SEEING THE SKULL OF YORICK.18
IV.  DESCRIPTION OF A BATTLE.18
V. LORD ULLIN’S DAUGHTER.18
ALPHABETICAL LIST OF AUTHORS.19
II.  THE BLUEBELL.22
III.  THE GENTLE HAND.23
IV.  THE GRANDFATHER.26
V. A BOY ON A FARM.26
VI.  THE SINGING LESSON.27
VII.  DO NOT MEDDLE.29
VIII.  WORK.32
IX.  THE MANIAC.32
X. ROBIN REDBREAST.34
XI.  THE FISH I DID N’T CATCH.34
XII.  IT SNOWS.36
XIII.  RESPECT FOR THE SABBATH REWARDED.37
XIV.  THE SANDS O’ DEE.38
XV.  SELECT PARAGRAPHS.39
XVI.  THE CORN SONG.40
XVII.  THE VENOMOUS WORM.41
XVIII.  THE FESTAL BOARD.42
XIX.  HOW TO TELL BAD NEWS.44
XX.  THE BATTLE OF BLENHEIM.44
XXI.  “I PITY THEM.”45
XXII.  AN ELEGY ON MADAM BLAIZE.46
XXIII.  KING CHARLES II AND WILLIAM PENN.47
XXIV.  WHAT I LIVE FOR.49
XXV.  THE RIGHTEOUS NEVER FORSAKEN.49
XXVI.  ABOU BEN ADHEM.51
XXVII.  LUCY FORESTER.52
XXVIII.  THE REAPER AND THE FLOWERS.55
XXIX.  THE TOWN PUMP.56
XXX.  GOOD NIGHT.59
XXXI.  AN OLD-FASHIONED GIRL.59
XXXII.  MY MOTHER’S HANDS.61
XXXIII.  THE DISCONTENTED PENDULUM.62
XXXIV.  THE DEATH OF THE FLOWERS.63
XXXV.  THE THUNDERSTORM.65
XXXVI.  APRIL DAY.66
XXXVII.  THE TEA ROSE.67
XXXVIII.  THE CATARACT OF LODORE.69
XXXIX.  THE BOBOLINK.71
XL.  ROBERT OF LINCOLN.73
XLI.  REBELLION IN MASSACHUSETTS STATE PRISON.74
XLII.  FAITHLESS NELLY GRAY.78
XLIII.  THE GENEROUS RUSSIAN PEASANT.79
XLIV.  FORTY YEARS AGO.81
XLV.  MRS. CAUDLE’S LECTURE.81
XLVI.  THE VILLAGE BLACKSMITH.83
XLVII.  THE RELIEF OF LUCKNOW.84
XLVIII.  THE SNOWSTORM.86
XLIX.  BEHIND TIME.87
L. THE OLD SAMPLER.89
LI.  THE GOODNESS OF GOD.90
LII.  MY MOTHER.92
LIII.  THE HOUR OF PRAYER.92
LIV.  THE WILL.92
LV.  THE NOSE AND THE EYES.95
LVI.  AN ICEBERG.96
LVII.  ABOUT QUAIL.98
LVIII.  THE BLUE AND THE GRAY.99
LIX.  THE MACHINIST’S RETURN.100
LX.  MAKE WAY FOR LIBERTY.103
LXI.  THE ENGLISH SKYLARK.105
LXII.  HOW SLEEP THE BRAVE.106
LXIII.  THE RAINBOW.106
LXIV.  SUPPOSED SPEECH OF JOHN ADAMS.106
LXV.  THE RISING.109
LXVI.  CONTROL YOUR TEMPER.111
LXVII.  WILLIAM TELL.113
LXVIII.  WILLIAM TELL. (Concluded.)118
LXIX.  THE CRAZY ENGINEER.121
LXX.  THE HERITAGE.125
LXXI.  NO EXCELLENCE WITHOUT LABOR.126
LXXII.  THE OLD HOUSE CLOCK.128
LXXIII.  THE EXAMINATION128
LXXIV.  THE ISLE OF LONG AGO.131
LXXV.  THE BOSTON MASSACRE.132
LXXVI.  DEATH OF THE BEAUTIFUL.135
LXXVII.  SNOW FALLING.136
LXXVIII.  SQUEERS’S METHOD.136
LXXIX.  THE GIFT OF EMPTY HANDS.139
LXXX.  CAPTURING THE WILD HORSE.139
LXXXI.  SOWING AND REAPING.142
LXXXII.  TAKING COMFORT.143
LXXXIII.  CALLING THE ROLL.145
LXXXIV.  TURTLE SOUP.145
LXXXV.  THE BEST KIND OF REVENGE.147
LXXXVI.  THE SOLDIER OF THE RHINE.149
LXXXVII.  THE WINGED WORSHIPERS.150
LXXXVIII.  THE PEEVISH WIFE.151
LXXXIX.  THE RAINY DAY.153
XC.  BREAK, BREAK, BREAK.153
XCI.  TRANSPORTATION AND PLANTING OF SEEDS.153
XCII.  SPRING AGAIN.156
XCIII.  RELIGION THE ONLY BASIS OF SOCIETY.157
XCIV.  ROCK ME TO SLEEP.159
XCV.  MAN AND THE INFERIOR ANIMALS.160
XCVI.  THE BLIND MEN AND THE ELEPHANT.161
XCVII.  A HOME SCENE.162
XCVIII.  THE LIGHT OF OTHER DAYS.164
XCIX.  A CHASE IN THE ENGLISH CHANNEL.164
C. BURIAL OF SIR JOHN MOORE.168
CI.  LITTLE VICTORIES.169
CII.  THE CHARACTER OF A HAPPY LIFE.172
CIII.  THE ART OF DISCOURAGEMENT.172
CIV.  THE MARINER’S DREAM.174
CV.  THE PASSENGER PIGEON.176
CVI.  THE COUNTRY LIFE.179
CVII.  THE VIRGINIANS.180
CVIII.  MINOT’S LEDGE.183
CIX.  HAMLET.184
CX.  DISSERTATION ON ROAST PIG.187
CXI.  A PEN PICTURE.190
CXII.  THE GREAT VOICES.192
CXIII.  A PICTURE OF HUMAN LIFE.193
CXIV.  A SUMMER LONGING.196
CXV.  FATE.197
CXVI.  THE BIBLE THE BEST OF CLASSICS.197
CXVII.  MY MOTHER’S BIBLE.198
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