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Theories of Life and Education, by J. L. Spalding, A. C. McClurg and Company

The selections from Emerson, Lowell, and Muir are reprinted by permission and special arrangement with Houghton Mifflin Company.,

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LIST OF AUTHORS

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Harvey and Dan on the We're Here . Rudyard Kipling . .

Fair Play . . .

. George William Curtis. . 9

The Schoolmaster .

. Oliver Goldsmith . . . 11

For Love of a Man .

. Jack London . . . . 12

The Eagle . .

. Alfred, Lord Tennyson . . 18

The Fight with the Windmills

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

The Root of Courage . . . . Hamilton W. Mabie

Billows . . . .

William Gilmore Simms

The Tent Scene . .

William Shakespeare .

How Beecher Conquered His Audience. Henry Ward Beecher .

Abraham Lincoln

Theodore Roosevelt .

The Typical American

Henry Woodfin Grady.

The Postman . .

William Cowper ..

The Homes of the People .

Henry Woodfin Grady.

A Day with Sir Roger.

Joseph Addison . .

The Thrilling Moment . .

Henry van Dyke . .

Waterloo . . .

Victor Marie Hugo .

The Eve of Waterloo. .. . Lord Byron . .

The Hippo Hunt . . . ..

Richard Harding Davis . .

The Song of the Chattahoochee. Sidney Lanier . .

An Old-Time Virginia Mansion . George W. Bagby . . . 83

The Old South . .

Thomas Nelson Page . . 87

Spring in Kentucky . . . . John Fox, Jr. . . . 96

The Weather Spirit .

George Edward Woodberry

Sunday in Central Park

Brander Matthews . . .

The Ancient Mariner.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Labor. . . .

Thomas Carlyle . .. 108

Contentment on the Farm .

Horace Greeley . . .

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The Heart of the Tree .

H. C. Bunner . .

111

The Journey Southward

Fridtjof Nansen . . 113

The Jolly-Boat's Last Trip . . . Robert Louis Stevenson . . 119

Robin Hood and Allin a Dale . . . . . . . . 127

Laying the Corner-stone of the Bunker

Hill Monument . .

Daniel Webster . . . 132

The Memory of the Heart . . . Daniel Webster . . . 135

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What Makes a Nation . . . . Wilbur Dick Nesbit . . 136

The Morning Drum-Call

. Robert Louis Stevenson . . 137

The Capture of a Trout

Richard D. Blackmore. . 138

Ulysses . . . .

. Alfred, Lord Tennyson . . 145

The Happy Life . . .

. Charles William Eliot. 148

On Disagreeable People . . . William Hazlitt . 152

The School that Built a Town

Walter Hines Page . . 154

The Cloud . . . . . . Percy Bysshe Shelley . . 158

George the Third ,

William Makepeace Thackeray 162

The Great Winter .

Richard D. Blackmore. . 165

Who Bides His Time . . .

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James Whitcomb Riley . . 175

Of Studies . . . .

Francis Bacon . . . 176

Geraint Wins His Bride .

Alfred, Lord Tennyson .. 178

What Books Will Do for Us. . . J. L. Spalding . . . 189

The Bells . . . .

. . Edgar Allan Poe . . 192

Right Training for Excellence . . Plato . . . . 197

The Finer Vibrations . . . . Helen Keller . . . . 199

Monsieur Melancholy Finds Orlando in

Love . . .

· William Shakespeare .

Let Us Have Peace . . . . H. C. Bunner . . 209

Damascus . . . . · . · Henry van Dyke .

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Work . . . .

Henry van Dyke . .

In Such a Night . .

William Shakespeare

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The World's Best Company .

John Ruskin .

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How to Begin the Day . . . . Marcus Aurelius . . 223

Hervé Riel . . . .

· Robert Browning . . 224

Emerson . . .

William Dean Howells. 233

The Debt that Every One Must Pay. Ralph Waldo Emerson . . 234

The Rhodora . .

Ralph Waldo Emerson . 238

Emerson in Yosemite . .

John Muir . . .

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The Escape of the Frigate . . . James Fenimore Cooper. 244

To the Dandelion

James Russell Lowell . 263

A Piece of Red Calico . .

Frank R. Stockton . 265

Life

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The Rivals.

. . Richard Brinsley Sheridan . 274

The School for Scandal . . . Richard Brinsley Sheridan . 279

NOTES. . . . .

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VOCABULARY. . . . . . . . . . . . 295

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LIST OF AUTHORS

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NAME

SELECTION ADDISON, JOSEPH

A Day with Sir Roger. From The Sir

Roger de Coverley Papers ..... 53 AURELIUS, MARCUS

How to Begin the Day. From The Med

itations of Marcus Aurelius ... 223 Bacon, FRANCIS

Of Studies. From Of Studies ... 176 BagBY, GEORGE W.

An Old-Time Virginia Mansion. From

The Old Virginia Gentleman ... BEECHER, HENRY Ward How Beecher Conquered His Audience.

From Patriotic Addresses ....
BLACKMORE, RICHARD D. The Capture of a Trout. From Alice

Lorraine . . . . . . . . . .
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The Great Winter. From Lorna Doone 165 BROWNING, ROBERT

Hervé Riel .......224 BUNNER, H. C.

The Heart of the Tree ...... 111

Let Us Have Peace ....... 209 BYRON, GEORGE NOEL GORDON, LORD

The Eve of Waterloo. From Childe

Harold .......... 75 CARLYLE, THOMAS

Labor. From Past and Present ... 108 CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, MiGUEL DE

The Fight with the Windmills. From

Don Quixote . . . . . . . . . 19 COLERIDGE, SAMUEL Taylor The Ancient Mariner. From The An

cient Mariner ........ 103 - COOPER, JAMES FENIVORE The Escape of the Frigate. From The

Pilot . . . . . . . . . . . 244 COWPER, WILLIAM

The Postman. From The Task ... 49 CURTIS, GEORGE WILLIAM Fair Play. From The Public Duty of Ed

ucated Men . . . . . . . . . 9

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The Hippo Hunt. From The Congo and

Coasts of Africa ....... 77
The Happy Life. From American Con-

tributions to Civilization ..... 148
The Debt that Every One Must Pay

From Compensation . . . . . . 234
The Rhodora ......... 238

Spring in Kentucky. From Crittenden.

The Schoolmaster. From The Deserted

Village . . . . . . . . . .

The Typical American ......

The Homes of the People ..... 50

Contentment on the Farm . . . . 109

On Disagreeable People ...... 152

Emerson. From Literary Friends and

Acquaintances . . . . . . . . 233

Waterloo. From Les Miserables .. 69

The Finer Vibrations. From The World

I Live In ............

Harvey and Dan on the We're Here.

From Captains Courageous . ... 1
The Song of the Chattahoochee ... 81
For Love of a Man. From The Call

of the Wild . . . . . . . . . 12

To the Dandelion ........ 263

The Root of Courage. From The Life

of the Spirit .. ...... . 26
Sunday in Central Park. From Vign-

ettes of Manhattan ...... 99
Emerson in Yosemite. From Our Na-

tional Parks ......... 239
The Journey Southward. From Far-

thest North . . . . . . . . . 113
What Makes a Nation ...... 136
The Old South. From The Old South. 87

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