McGuffey's Sixth Eclectic Reader eBook

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ECLECTIC EDUCATIONAL SERIES.1
JOHN WILEY & SONS.  INC.1
Preface (3)2
CONTENTS (5)3
SELECTIONS FOR READING. (5)3
ALPHABETICAL LIST OF AUTHORS. (9)7
INTRODUCTION. (11)8
I. ARTICULATION. (11)9
ELEMENTARY SOUNDS. (12)9
VOCALS. (12)9
TABLE OF VOCALS. (13)9
SUBVOCALS AND ASPIRATES (13)10
TABLE OF SUBVOCALS AND ASPIRATES. (14)10
ASPIRATE.10
SUBSTITUTES. (14)10
FAULTS TO BE REMEDIED. (15)11
CORRECT INCORRECT11
CORRECT INCORRECT11
EXERCISES. (16)11
EXAMPLE (16)11
EXERCISE12
EXAMPLES12
II.  INFLECTION. (18)12
EXAMPLES. (19)13
EXERCISES. (20)13
FALLING INFLECTION. (21)13
EXAMPLES. (21)13
EXAMPLES. (21)14
EXAMPLES. (22)14
EXAMPLE. (22)14
EXAMPLES. (22)14
RISING INFLECTION. (23)14
EXAMPLES. (23)15
EXAMPLES. (23)15
EXAMPLES. (24)15
EXAMPLES. (24)15
EXAMPLE. (24)15
EXAMPLES. (25)16
EXAMPLES. (25)16
EXAMPLES. (25)16
EXAMPLES. (25)16
RISING AND FALLING INFLECTIONS. (26)16
EXAMPLES. (26)16
EXAMPLES. (27)17
EXAMPLES. (27)17
EXAMPLES. (27)17
OF SERIES. (28)17
EXAMPLE. (28)17
EXAMPLE. (28)18
EXAMPLES. (28)18
EXAMPLES. (29)18
EXAMPLES. (29)18
EXAMPLES (30)19
EXAMPLES. (30)19
PARENTHESIS. (30)19
EXAMPLES. (30)19
CIRCUMFLEX. (31)19
EXAMPLES. (31)20
MONOTONE. (32)20
EXAMPLES. (32)20
III.  ACCENT AND EMPHASIS. (33)20
EXAMPLES. (33)20
EXAMPLES. (33)21
SECONDARY ACCENT. (34)21
EMPHASIS. (34)21
ABSOLUTE EMPHASIS. (35)21
EXAMPLES. (35)21
RELATIVE EMPHASIS. (35)21
EXAMPLES. (35)22
EMPHASIS AND ACCENT. (37)22
EXAMPLES. (37)22
EMPHASIS AND INFLECTION. (37)22
EXAMPLES. (37)23
EMPHATIC PHRASE. (38)23
EXAMPLES. (38)23
EMPHATIC PAUSE. (39)23
EXAMPLES. (39)23
IV.  INSTRUCTIONS FOR READING VERSE. (39)24
EXERCISES IN INFLECTION. (40)24
ACCENT AND EMPHASIS. (41)24
EXAMPLE. (41)25
EXAMPLES. (42)25
POETIC PAUSES. (43)26
EXAMPLES. (44)26
SIMILE. (44)26
EXAMPLES. (45)27
V. THE VOICE. (46)27
EXAMPLES IN PITCH (46)28
Low Pitch. (48)28
QUANTITY AND QUALITY. (49)29
LONG QUANTITY. (49)30
MEDIUM QUANTITY. (50)30
SHORT QUANTITY. (51)30
MOVEMENT. (51)31
SLOW MOVEMENT. (52)31
MODERATE MOVEMENT. (52)31
QUICK MOVEMENT. (53)32
EXAMPLES. (54)32
Plaintive32
Fierce Anger33
VI.  GESTURE. (55)33
ELOCUTION AND READING. (57)34
ON MODULATION. (59)36
MCGUFFEY’S SIXTH READER. (61)36
SELECTIONS FOR READING.36
II.  THE NEEDLE. (67)39
III.  DAWN. (68)39
IV.  DESCRIPTION OF A STORM. (70)41
V. AFTER THE THUNDERSTORM. (72)42
VI.  HOUSE CLEANING. (73)43
VII.  SCHEMES OF LIFE OFTEN ILLUSORY. (78)46
VIII.  THE BRAVE OLD OAK. (81)48
IX.  THE ARTIST SURPRISED. (82)48
X. PICTURES OF MEMORY. (88)52
XI.  THE MORNING ORATORIO. (90)53
XII.  SHORT SELECTIONS IN POETRY. (94)56
II.  MY MIND.56
III.  A GOOD NAME. (95)56
IV.  SUNRISE.56
V. OLD AGE AND DEATH. (95)56
VI.  MILTON. (96)57
XIII.  DEATH OF LITTLE NELL. (96)57
XIV.  VANITY OF LIFE. (100)60
XV.  A POLITICAL PAUSE. (102)61
XVI.  MY EXPERIENCE IN ELOCUTION. (104)62
XVII.  ELEGY IN A COUNTRY CHURCHYARD. (108)64
XVIII.  TACT AND TALENT. (113)67
XIX.  SPEECH BEFORE THE VIRGINIA CONVENTION. (115)68
XX:  THE AMERICAN FLAG. (119)71
XXI.  IRONICAL EULOGY ON DEBT. (121)72
XXII.  THE THREE WARNINGS. (124)74
XXIII.  THE MEMORY OF OUR FATHERS. (128)75
XXIV.  SHORT SELECTIONS IN PROSE. (130)77
II.  LAS CASAS DISSUADING FROM BATTLE. (130)77
III.  ACTION AND REPOSE. (131)78
IV.  TIME AND CHANGE. (131)78
V. THE POET. (132)78
VI.  MOUNTAINS. (132)79
XXV.  THE JOLLY OLD PEDAGOGUE. (133)79
XXVI.  THE TEACHER AND SICK SCHOLAR. (135)80
XXVII.  THE SNOW SHOWER. (141)83
XXVIII.  CHARACTER OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE. (143)85
XXIX.  NAPOLEON AT REST. (146)87
XXX.  WAR. (148)87
XXXI.  SPEECH OF WALPOLE IN REPROOF OF MR. PITT. (151)90
XXXII.  PITT’S REPLY TO SIR ROBERT WALPOLE. (152)91
XXXIII.  CHARACTER OF MR. PITT. (154)92
XXXIV.  THE SOLDIER’S REST. (156)93
XXXV.  HENRY V. TO HIS TROOPS. (158)94
XXXVI.  SPEECH OF PAUL ON MARS HILL. (160)95
XXXVII.  GOD IS EVERYWHERE. (161)96
XXXIX.  FALL OF CARDINAL WOLSEY. (167)100
XL.  THE PHILOSOPHER. (171)102
XLI.  MARMION AND DOUGLAS. (176)105
XLII.  THE PRESENT. (178)107
XLIII.  THE BAPTISM. (180)107
XLIV.  SPARROWS. (185)111
XLV.  OBSERVANCE OF THE SABBATH. (186)112
XLVI.  GOD’S GOODNESS TO SUCH AS FEAR HIM. (189)114
XLVII.  CHARACTER OF COLUMBUS. (192)115
XLVIII.  “HE GIVETH HIS BELOVED SLEEP.” (195)117
XLIX.  DESCRIPTION OF A SIEGE. (197)119
L. MARCO BOZZARIS. (202)122
LI.  SONG OF THE GREEK BARD. (205)123
LII.  NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS. (209)125
LIII.  LOCHIEL’S WARNING. (211)127
LIV.  ON HAPPINESS OF TEMPER. (215)129
LV.  THE FORTUNE TELLER. (218)131
LVI.  RIENZI’S ADDRESS TO THE ROMANS. (221)133
LVll.  CHARACTER OF THE PURITAN FATHERS OF NEW ENGLAND. (223)134
LVIII.  LANDING OF THE PILGRIM FATHERS. (226)136
LIX.  NECESSITY OF EDUCATION. (228)137
LX.  RIDING ON A SNOWPLOW. (231)139
LXI.  THE QUARREL OF BRUTUS AND CASSIUS. (234)141
LXII.  THE QUACK. (238)144
LXIII.  RIP VAN WINKLE. (242)146
LXIV.  BILL AND JOE. (246)148
LXV.  SORROW FOR THE DEAD. (249)149
LXVI.  THE EAGLE. (251)151
LXVII.  POLITICAL TOLERATION. (253)152
LXVIII.  WHAT CONSTITUTES A STATE? (255)153
LXIX.  THE BRAVE AT HOME. (256)154
LXX.  SOUTH CAROLINA. (257)154
LXXI.  MASSACHUSETTS AND SOUTH CAROLINA. (259)156
LXXII.  THE CHURCH SCENE FROM EVANGELINE. (262)158
LXXIII.  SONG OF THE SHIRT. (266)160
LXXIV.  DIAMOND CUT DIAMOND. (269)161
LXXV.  THANATOPSIS. (275)165
LXXVI.  INDIAN JUGGLERS. (278)166
LXXVII.  ANTONY OVER CAESAR’S DEAD BODY. (281)169
LXXVIII.  THE ENGLISH CHARACTER. (286)172
LXXIX.  THE SONG OF THE POTTER. (290)174
LXXX.  A HOT DAY IN NEW YORK. (292)175
LXXXI.  DISCONTENT.—­AN ALLEGORY. (295)177
LXXXII.  JUPITER AND TEN. (301)181
LXXXIII.  SCENE FROM “THE POOR GENTLEMAN.”182
LXXXIV.  MY MOTHER’S PICTURE. (310)186
LXXXV.  DEATH OF SAMSON. (312)187
LXXXVI.  AN EVENING ADVENTURE. (315)188
LXXXVII.  THE BAREFOOT BOY. (317)190
LXXXVIII.  THE GLOVE AND THE LIONS. (321)192
LXXXIX.  THE FOLLY OF INTOXICATION. (322)193
XC.  STARVED ROCK. (325)194
XCI.  PRINCE HENRY AND FALSTAFF. (327)196
XCII.  STUDIES. (332)199
XCIII.  SURRENDER OF GRANADA. (334)200
XCIV.  HAMLET’S SOLILOQUY. (339)203
XCV.  GINEVRA. (340)204
XCVI.  INVENTIONS AND DISCOVERIES. (344)206
XCVII.  ENOCH ARDEN AT THE WINDOW. (347)208
XCVIII.  LOCHINVAR. (350)209
XCIX.  SPEECH ON THE TRIAL OF A MURDERER. (352)210
C. THE CLOSING YEAR. (355)213
CI.  A NEW CITY IN COLORADO. (358)214
CII.  IMPORTANCE OF THE UNION. (362)217
CIII.  THE INFLUENCES OF THE SUN. (364)218
CIV.  COLLOQUIAL POWERS OF FRANKLIN. (366)219
CV.  THE DREAM OF CLARENCE. (368)221
CVI.  HOMEWARD BOUND. (371)222
CVII.  IMPEACHMENT OF WARREN HASTINGS. (375)225
CVIII.  DESTRUCTION OF THE CARNATIC.228
CIX.  THE RAVEN.230
CX.  A VIEW OF THE COLOSSEUM. (389)233
CXI.  THE BRIDGE. (392)235
CXII.  OBJECTS AND LIMITS OF SCIENCE. (394)236
CXIII.  THE DOWNFALL OF POLAND. (396)237
CXIV.  LABOR. (398)238
CXV.  THE LAST DAYS OF HERCULANEUM. (401)240
CXVI.  HOW MEN REASON. (405)242
CXVII.  THUNDERSTORM ON THE ALPS. (408)244
CXVIII.  ORIGIN OF PROPERTY. (410)245
CXIX.  BATTLE OF WATERLOO. (415)248
CXX.  “WITH BRAINS, SIR.” (417)249
CXXI.  THE NEW ENGLAND PASTOR. (419)250
CXXII.  DEATH OF ABSALOM. (420)251
CXXIII.  ABRAHAM DAVENPORT. (424)253
CXXIV.  THE FALLS OF THE YOSEMITE. (426)254
CXXV.  A PSALM OF LIFE. (429)256
CXXVI.  FRANKLIN’S ENTRY INTO PHILADELPHIA. (431)257
CXXVII.  LINES TO A WATERFOWL. (434)259
II.  ADDISON. (436)261
CXXIX.  IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL. (438)262
CXXX.  CHARACTER OF WASHINGTON. (440)263
CXXXI.  EULOGY ON WASHINGTON. (444)265
CXXXII.  THE SOLITARY REAPER. (446)267
CXXXIII.  VALUE OF THE PRESENT. (447)268
CXXXIV.  HAPPINESS. (451)270
CXXXV.  MARION. (453)272
CXXXVI.  A COMMON THOUGHT. (456)274
CXXXVII.  A DEFINITE AIM IN READING. (457)275
CXXXVIII.  ODE TO MT.  BLANC. (462)278
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