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PIECES FOR RECITATION, OR SPEAKING.
32. Reply of Red Jacket to the Missionary, at a
council of chiefs, 1805,

Philanthropist. 66
78. The Slave Trade,

WEBSTER. 183
146. Part of the letter of the British Spy,

WIRT. 324
149. Conclusion of a discourse delivered at Plymouth,
Mass. 22d Dec. 1820,

WEBSTER. 331

174. Reply of Rob Roy to Mr. Osbaldistone,

Scott. 399

WIRT. 324

167. The Abuses of Conscience -a sermon,

Sterne, 379

168. The same-continued,

Ibid. 381

171. Character of John Playfair,

Jeffrey. 391

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PART SECOND.

LESSONS IN POETRY.

Page.

Russian Anthology. 93

Corper. 278

Id. 292

Rogers. 343
Russian Anthology. 467

DIDACTIC PIECES.

MORAL AND RELIGIOUS.

3. Select sentences and paragraphs, from various authors,

18
17. Lines to a child on his voyage,

CHRISTIAN DISCIPLE. 52
23. On Early Rising,

Hurdis. 65
30. Incentives to Devotion,

Henry K. White. 82
31. Ode to Sickness,

Anonymous. 84
35. The Lord and the Judge,

Lomonosov. 93
37. Hope triumphant in Death,

Campbell. 94
38. Lines written during a Thunder-storm, Russian Anthology. 96

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PATHETIC PIECES
49. The Dead Lamb,

Anonymous. 122
63. Goudy Blake and Harry Gill,

Wordsworth. 146
96. Death and Burial of a Child at Sea,

Anonymous. 220
108. Affecting picture of Constancy in Love,

Crabbe. 242
113. Death-scene in Gertrude of Wyoming,

Campbell. 253

157. Lament of a Swiss Minstrel over the Ruins of Goldau, NEAL. 351

158. Lycidas,-a monody,

Milton. 353

172. The Winter Night,

Burns. 396

Ibid.

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PIECES FOR RECITATION, OR SPEAKING.

56. Apostrophè to Mount Parnassus,

Byron. 137

57. Mont Blanc,

Coleridge. 138

69. The American Republic,

Byron. 164

115. Hohenlinden,

Campbell. 255

143. Greece, in 1809,

Byron. 319

145. Song of the Greeks, 1822,

Campbell. 323
148. New-England,

J. G. PERCIVAL. 330
185. Speech of Catiline, in reply to Cicero,

Croły. 426
188. Speech of Catiline, on his banishment,

lbid. 430
193. Lines on the entry of the Austrians into Naples, Moore. 440
196. The Passions;—an ode,

Collins. 445
200. Antony's Address to the Roman populace, Shakspeare. 454
207. Battle of Flodden Field; and Death of Marmion, Scott. 471

HUMOROUS PIECES.

41. Address to the Mummy in Belzoni's exhibition,
London,

New Monthly Mag. 105
79. Report of an adjudged case, not to be found in
any of the books,

Corper. 185
177. The Poet and the Alchymist,

New Monthly Mag. 408
184. The fat Actor and the Rustic,

Ibid.

425
197. The Amateurs,

MONTHLY ANTHOLOGY. 447

MISCELLANEOUS PIECES.

THE

AMERICAN FIRST CLASS BOOK.

LESSON 1.

A devotional spirit recommended to the young.-CAPPE.

DEVOTION is a delicate and tender plănt: as much as it is our duty and our interest to be possessed of it, it is not easily acquired, neither can it be carelessly maintained.* It must be long tended, diligently cultivated, and affectionately cherished, before it will have struck its roots so deep as to grow up and flourish in our hearts; and all along, tisl it attains to its perfect vigor and maturity in heaven, it needs to be defended from the adverse influences of things seen and temporal, of a vain imagination and an earthly mind.

The best season for acquiring the spirit of devotion is in early life; it is then attained with the greatest facility, and at that season there are peculiar motives for the cultivation of it.

make sure of giving unto God his right, and of rendering to the great Creator and Governor of the world the glory due unto his name, begin to do it soon; before the glittering vanities of life have dazzled and enslaved your imagination, before the sordid interests of this world have gotten possession of your soul, before the habits of ambition, or of avarice, or of voluptuousness, or of dissipation, have enthralled you ; while your minds are yet free, and

your hearts yet tender, present them unto God. It will be a săcrifice superlatively acceptable unto him, and not less advantageous to yourselves. Beseech him that he will awaken in you every sentiment of piety; beseech him that he will direct and prosper your endeavors to acquire,

* Pron. měn-tåned.

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