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A NEW AND ORIGINAL
PLAN FOR READING APPLIED TO THE
WORLD'S BEST LITERATURE

FOR CHILDREN

BY
CHARLES H. SYLVESTER
Author of English and American Literature

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585354

Copyright, 1922
BELLOWS-REEVE COMPANY

CONTENTS

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THE DAFFODILS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . William Wordsworth 1

TO THE FRINGED GENTIAN ........ William Cullen Bryant 4

To a MOUSE .. ................ Robert Burns

TO A MOUNTAIN DAISY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Burns

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THE OLD OAKEN BUCKET ........... Samuel Woodworth 11

BANNOCKBURN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert by

..... Robert Burns 15

Boat SONG ................

... Sir Walter Scott 17

THE GOVERNOR AND THE VOTARY:... .. Washington Irving 20

THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER.... Samuel T. Coleridge 29

THE BLACK HAWK TRAGEDY........... Edwin D. Coe 58

THE PETRIFIED FERN. ............Mary Bolles Branch 77

AN EXCITING CAXOE RACE.......... J. Fenimore Cooper 79

THE BUFFALO .....

... Francis Parkman 96

THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE ...... Alfred Tennyson 147

FOR A' THAT AND A' THAT

::... Robert Burns 149

BREATHES THERE THE MAN .......

.... Sir Walter Scott 151

How SLEEP THE BRAVE .........

. William Collins 151

QUEEN VICTORIA ...........

... Anna McCaleb 152

THE RECESSIONAL . .....

.. Rudyard Kipling 164

THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER .......... Francis Scott Key 167

How's My Boy?.

.............. Sydney Dobell 169

THE SOLDIER'S DREAM · · · · · · · .....

:... Thomas Campbell 170

MAKE WAY FOR LIBERTY : .......... James Montgomery 172

THE OLD CONTINENTALS ........ Guy Humphreys McMaster 175

THE PICKET-GUARD ...... ... Mrs. Ethel Lynn Beers 177

MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME ......... Stephen Colins Foster 179

THE FORSAKEN MERMAN ...

.... Matthew Arnold 180

Tom And MAGGIE TULLIVER ..... ....... George Eliot 186

A GORILLA HUNT .........

.... Paul du Chaillu 247

The Cloud . ...........

:: Percy Bysshe Shelley 257

BRUTE NEIGHBORS ......

. . llenry David Thoreau 260

ODE TO A SKYLARK ............ Percy Bysshe Shelley 275

THE POND IN WINTER ..,

llenry David Thoreau 280

SALMON FISHING ............... Rudyard Kipling 285

WINTER ANIMALS

Henry David Thoreau 293

TREES AND ANTS THAT HELP EACH OTHER..... Thomas Belt 306

THE FAMILY OF MICHAEL AROUT........ Emile Souvestre 314

ON THE RECEIPT OF MY MOTHER'S PICTURE ... William Cowper 331

THOSE EVENING BELLS ...Thomas JOOTE

..... Thomas Moore 340

ANNABEL LEE . :.............

. Edgar Allan Poe 341

THE THREE FISHERS. ............. Charles Kingsley 343

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