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Vol. Page,
Literary Pursuits and Active Business.

....A. II. Ererett. vi. 37
• Lord Dundreary at Bonton...

vii. 113
Life's Battle-in Oration.

vii. 101

Mark Twain's Account of "Jim Smiley".

....S. ( Clemens. V. 3.3

Vr. Caudle having lent Five Pounds to a friend... Douglas Jerrold. Y. 65

Mouse-Ilunting.

.B. P. Shulalar. V.

101

Mrs. Caudle has taken Cold...

..Douglas Jerrold. vi. 93

Mark Twain on Juvenile Pugilists...

.....S. C. Clemens. vi. 118

Miss Malony on the Chinese Question..

vi. 126

Mal Engineer, The......

vii. 80

Mr. Stiver's llorse...

..James J. Builey. vii. 103

Mark Twain Edits an Agricultural Paper................S. C. Clemens. vii. 118

Air. Perkins Helps to Move a Stove.............. ....James H. Baily, viii. 19

Molting Moments.....

viii. 46

Model Love-Letter, A.......

viii. 101

Mr. Perkins Buys a Dog....

..James J. Bailey. viii. 1:24

Mark Twain tells an Anecdote of A. Ward.

.S. C. Clems. viii. 111

Man of Lxpedients, The....

..........S. Gilman. viii. 156

Nolle Rerenge, The....

vi.
Night with a Ventriloquist, A..

Henry Cuciiton. vi. 133
National Banner, The...

Eduard Enrell. vi. 178

Noble Revenge..

Thomas De Quincey. vii. 171

Old Yankee Farmer, The........

V. 103
One Niche the Highest.....

Elihu Burritt. vii. 22
Oratory and the Press...

Daniel Doughertyy. viii. 107
Power of Habit, The...

....J. B. Gough.

82

Putting Up Stores........

Y.

Publie Virtue...

Henry Clry. V. 149

Tatriotism...

.T. F. Varer. vi.

Post Nummos Virtus....

Archbishop Spriililing. vii. 84

Political Corruption.......

George McDanic. vii. 110

Patrick O'Rouke and the Frogs............. George W. Lunyay. viii. 69

Railroad Car Scene, A......

V. 25

Rome and Carthage...

T'ictor Ilago.

vi. 49

Recollections of my Christmas Tree......

.Charles Dickens. viii. 52

Rolla's Address to the Peruvians.....

R. B. Sheridan, viii. $1

lip Van Winkle.

Washington Irring. viii. 118

Slicht Misunderstanding, The.

V.

Shepherd of the People, The..

..Rrr. Phillips Brooks. v. 56

Sorrow for the Dead......

Washington Irving.

115

Sketch of the "Old Coaching Days," A.

..John Pooie.
Sny of Age, The ........

vi. 84
Struggle with a Stove-l'ipe, A....

James J. Bailey. vii. 31

Socks for John Randall

Mrs. P. II. Phelps. vii. 119

Speech by Obadiah Partington Swipes..

vii. 100
Simon Shorts Son Samuel..

viii.

Speech of Vindication......

Robert Emnil. viii. 109

Strong Drink .......

.....J.A. Siss, viii. 177
Tomb of Washington, Thc........

....J. W. Surege.

V. 137

Thrilling Sketch..

... Saluthiel. viii. 1:46

True Sorce of Reform, The.

Edvin II. Chapin, viii. 161

Union linked with Liberty.

Anvircic Jacon. vii. 121

Value of Reputation.....

......Churles Phillips. V 775

Voices of the Dead...

Rcr. John Cumming.

vi. 16

Visit to Thompkinsville University, A....

vii. 78

Torth on I'loquence, The..

8

To woull be a Boy Again?

vii.

93
What might have been?.

viii. 125

vi.

26

Part Fifth.

100

CHOICE SELECTIONS

No. 5.

PRESS ON.-PARK BENJAMIN.

PRESS ON ! there's no such word as fail ;

Press nobly on! the goal is near, —
Ascend the mountain ! breast the gale!

Look upward, onward, -never fear!
Why should'st thou faint? Heaven smiles above

Though storm and vapor intervene;
That Sun shines on, whose name is Love,

Serenely o'er life's shadowed scene.
Press on ! surmount the rocky steeps,

Climb boldly o'er the torrents' arch;
He fails alone who feebly creeps;

He wins who dares the hero's march.
Be thou a hero ! let thy might

Tramp on eternal snows its way,
And through the ebon walls of night,

Hew down a passage unto day.
Press on! if once, and twice thy feet

Slip back and stumble, harder try;
From him who never dreads to meet

Danger and death, they're sure to fly.
To coward ranks the bullet speeds;

While on their breasts who never quail,
Gleams, guardian of chivalric deeds,

Bright courage, like a coat of mail.

Press on! if fortune play thee false

To-day, to-morrow she'll be true;
Whom now she sinks, she now exalts,

Taking old gifts and granting new.
The wisdom of the present hour

Makes up for follies past and gone;
To weakness strength succeeds, and power

From frailty springs ;-Press on! PRESS ON !
Press on! what though upon the ground

Thy love has been poured out like rain ?
That happiness is always found

The sweetest that is born of pain.
Oft 'mid the forest's deepest glooms,

A bird sings from some blighted tree;
And in the dreariest desert, blooms

A never dying rose for thee.
Therefore, press on! and reach the goai,

And gain the prize, and wear the crown;
Faint not ! for to the steadfast soul,

Come wealth and honor and renown.
To thine own self be true, and keep

Thy mind from sloth, thy heart from soil ;
Press on! and thou shalt surely reap
A heavenly harvest for thy toil.

THE WORTH OF ELOQUENCE.

LET us not, gentlemen, undervalue the art of the orator. Of all the efforts of the human mind, it is the most astonishing in its nature, and the most transcendent in its immediate triumphs. The wisdom of the philosopher, the eloquence of the historian, the sagacity of the statesman, the capacity of the general, may produce more lasting effects upon human affairs; but they are incômparably less rapid in their influence, and less intoxicating from the ascendency they confer. In the solitude of his library, the sage meditates on the truths which are to influence the thoughts and direct the conduct of men in future times; amid the strife of faction the legislator discerns the measures calculated, after a long course of years, to alleviate existing evils, or produce happiness yet unborn; during long and wearisome campaigns the

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