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LIPPINCOTT'S POPULAR SERIES.

THE

FIFTH READER

OF THE

POPULAR SERIES.

BY

MARCIUS WILLSON.

WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS.

PHILADELPHIA:

J. B. LIPPINCOTT & CO.,

1881.

Copyright, 1881, by J. B. LIPPINCOTT & Co.

PREFACE.

The general plan of this Reading Series—that of " localizing events around a home centre of attraction” — has been continued in the present number, although the field of observation and study is here greatly extended.

Instead of “ Language Lessons,” in the form contained in the Third and Fourth Readers, a line of instruction closely related thereto is here introduced, in the “ Nature and Uses of Figurative Language,” for the purpose of illustrating a feature that abounds in rzariy all writings, and especially in works of the imaginatica.—(See pages 15–19, etc., and questions at the bottom of pages ) The little on this subject that we could find room for is designed merely as suggestions to the teacher, who, from the hints here received, may carry forward the study throughout the book. It will be found a good exercise for both teacher and pupil.

În the “ Around the World" series of letters, which forms a prominent feature in the present volume, our aim has been to introduce, wherever practicable, such brief characterizations of foreign people and countries, and such historic sketches, scenes, and incidents of travel, and remarks thereon, as will be of permanent value. Although the narrative style might be supposed to prevail here, yet description more abounds, while the interwoven adaptations and selections are exceedingly varied in character. It is believed that the novel features of the letters referred to, in connection with the intermediate chapters, will give all the variety that is needed in a Fifth Reader,—and much more than is found in ordinary Readers of this grade.—(See Table of Contents and the Appendix.)

We have, designedly, made the grading of the series easy throughout, regarding, continually, the great number for whom Readers"

are, in general, intended, rather than the few more advanced pupils whose field of study comprehends, as a rule, literature beyond the mere range of "text-books.” Hence, selections of an abstruse and metaphysical character have been generally omitted, even in the Fifth Reader. Those teachers that desire additional “set” pieces for elocutionary drill, adapted to Fourth and Fifth Reader grades, are referred to the Supplementary number of the series.

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CONTENTS.

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I. Introductory.

II. Selections from One Day's Miscellaneous Readings

I. The Sower. [Bryant.]

II. Figurative Language

III. The Farmer Feedeth Ali. (C. G. Leland.]

IV. The Three Angels. [Temple Bar.]

V. The Retort. (Anon.]

VI. A Lump of Carbon. (Chambers's Journal.]

III. Around the World, No. 3.-From London to St. Petersburg

I. More About England and Scotland.- The Abbey on “St.

Cuthbert's Holy Isle.” [W. Scott.]-Melrose Abbey. [W.

Scott.]

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II. The Pirate Rovers of the Sea.- Count Witikind.' [w.

Scott.]

III. The Inchcape Bell

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IV. Amsterdam.-Holland. [Goldsmith.]

V. The Maelstrom. [Prof. Aytoun.]

VI. The Fate of a Pleasure-Party. (Anon.]

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VII. Onward to St. Petersburg

IV. A Story and its Moral

I. A Ride to the Highlands .

II. Story of Paul and his Mother. [Adapted.]

III. I Shall Miss the Children. [Charles M. Dickinson.]

V. Around the World, No. 4.-In Russia

I. Introductory

II. St. Petersburg

III. Which is King ? [Selected.]

IV. Our Visit to Moscow

V. Napoleon's March to Moscow. [Southey.]

VI. Our Polish Acquaintance

VII. The Story of the Jewel-II unter. [H. 'D. Inglis.

(“Derwent Conway.”) — Adapted.]

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1. My First Visit to Cracow.-2. Early Visions of Wealth.

-3. My Career as a Jewel-Hunter.–4. My Second

Visit to Cracow.-5. Conclusion of the Story

VIII. Our Return to St. Petersburg

VI. After the Reading of the Letter

Ode to God. [From the Russian of Derzhavin.]

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VII. Around the World, No. 5.-From St. Petersburg to Gib-

raltar

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1. To Rotterdam, and up the Rhine. [Coleridge. Byron.] 74

--Bingen en the Rhine. [Mrs. Norton.] .

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II. Paris and its Environs. - Napoleon's Return. [ Miss

Wallace.]--Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington.

Tennyson.]

III. Onward to Gibraltar.-Corunna.-Burial of Sir John 87

Moore. (Rev. Charles Wolfe.]

VIII. Dutch and German Stories

1. Jan Shalken's Three Wishes. '[ The Mirror. Adapted.]

II. A Story of Ingratitude. [Rev. C. T. Brooks. Adapted.] 97

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IX. Our French Acquaintance

I. The Young Soldier, and old age. [Emile' Soucestre.

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II. Father Bardou introduces his Friend Roger. [Sourestre.] 105

X. Around the World, No. 6.-From Gibraltar to Rome 107

I. Gibraltar to Marseilles.-A Leap for Life. [G. P. Mor-

ris.] .

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11. Marseilles, — Genoa, — Florence. (Coleridge.] – Rome:

[Rogers.]

XI. Seventy Years Ago.--Explanatory, by a Sexagenarian

I. The First Narrative.-A Day's Reverses, and Reversals.

[Blackwood. Adapted.]

XII. Around the World, No. 7.-From Rome to Venice

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I. Rome as it was, and as it is. [Byron,-Pope,-Rogers.] 127

II. Naples and its Surroundings.-Drifting. [T. B. Read,

- Goldsmith.]—The Ruins of Pompeii. [Bulwer.)– The

Ruined Amphitheatre. [Anon.]

III. From Naples to Venice. [Virgil, -— Pindar.]

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XIII. The Holiday Season

I. Holiday Customs in England. [ W. Irring.]

II. A Merry Christmas Morning. [W. Irring.].

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III. Christmas Eve. [Anon.]

IV. Christmas Bells. [J. W. Brown.]

V. Glad Tidings to the Shepherds. (Pierpont.]

VI. The Three Kings. [Longfellow.].

VII. Hymn of the Nativity. [Milton.]

XIV. Our French Acquaintance Again

I. A Frequent Visitor

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II. The Diary.—The World a Theatre. [Emile Souvestre.

Adapted.] ·

III. The Pleasures of Music

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IV. The Joy of Incompleteness. [J. Bessemeres.]

XV. Around the World, No. 8.-From Venice to Athens

I. Loiterings in Venice. [Rogers.]

II. The Rich Jeweller of Padua. (Eng. Casquet. Adapted.] 165

III. The Voyage Interrupted.— Ithaca. [Pope.]

XVI. Twenty Miles Below Lake View

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I. Factory Management

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II. After the Address

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XVII. Around the World, No.9.-From Athens to Constantinople 185

I. Grecian Historic Ruins. [Hemans,—Haygarth,Byron, 185

- Blackie,—Simonides,—Dr. Johnson.]

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XVIII, More About Father Bardou.

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I. Looking over an Old Writing-Desk. [Emile Souvestre.

Adapted.] :

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II. My Blind Acquaintance. [Souvestre.]

III. More Thoughts upon Growing Old." [Sourestre

IV. Time's Song. [English Casquet.].

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XIX. Around the World, No. 10.-The Black Sea, and thence to

Damascus

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I. Visit to the Crimea

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II. The Charge of the Light Brigade. [James Barron Hope.] 205

III. To Odessa, and thence to Beyrout

The Dawning. [Gilder.]

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IV. From Beyrout to Damascus

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XX. Reminiscences

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Mr. Needleham's Story. [An Adaptation.]

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