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The latter is intended for classes that are less advanced, and the former for those that are more advanced; and they are both intended to be preceded by some introductory book, such as those now used in Primary Schools, for teaching the elements of reading.

The practical teacher will find in these books an almost inexhaustible fund of grammatical illustration, as well as models of every style of English composition, both prose and verse. They may be used, therefore, not only in teaching reading in the higher department of rhetorical expression, but in teaching composition and grammar; and may be especially useful in making pupils acquainted with the varied resources of the language, a knowledge to be acquired in no other way than by familiarity with the writings of distinguished authors. It is believed, too, that the chronological arrangement of the extracts will enable the teacher, without material difficulty, to communicate important information in regard to the history of English literature. Short biographical and critical notices are, with this view, prefixed to ali the earlier authors, for the benefit of those young persons who may not have the advantage of a living instructor.

94; Affected Gravity, 95; Henry V. to Lord Scroon. 95;

Romeo's Banishment from Juliet, 97; Macbeth meditating

the Murder of Duncan, 99; Clarence's Dream, 100; Wol.

sey's Soliloquy after his downfall, 102; Shylock, 103 Por-

tia's Portrait, 104; Mercy, 105; An Apothecary, 106;

Speech of Henry V. before Harfleur, 106; Lovers by

Moonlight 108; Music, 108; Speech of Marullus, 109;

Dialogue between Brutus and Cassius, 110; Speech of

Brutus on Cæsar's death, 112; Speech of Antony, 114;

Othello's Courtship, 120; Advantages of Adversity, 123;

The World a Stage, 124.

THE DRAMATISTS. — Critical Notice, 125; Ben Jonson,

126; Beaumont and Fletcher, 134; Dekker, 139; Mas-

singer, 140; Ford, 143; Heywood, 145; Shirley, 147.

SIR WALTER RALEIGH.-The Soul's Errand, 151.

COWLEY.-Heaven, 154; The Grasshopper, 155.

WALLER.-Go, Lovely Rose, 157; On a Girdle, 158; Old Age

and Youth, 158.

VAUGHAN.--Early Rising and Prayer, 159.

MILTON.-Critical Notice, 161; Debate in Pandemonium, 165;

Description of Sin and Death, and Satan's Exit from Pan-

demonium, 171; Opening of Hell Gates, and Satan's

passage over Chaos, 174; Address to Light, 177; Para-

dise at a distance-Satan's Soliloquy, 179; External View

of Paradise, 182; Internal View of Paradise, 183; Eve's

Choice, 187; Adam's Account of his Creation, 188; Ad.

am's Account of the Creation of Eve, 191 ; Evening in

Paradise, 194; Eve's Account of her Creation, 196; Eve's

nuptial bower, 198; Evening Devotions of Adam and Eve,

199; Satan discovered in the nuptial bower, 199; Adam's

reproaches to Eve, 201; Repentance of Adam and Eve,

203, Eve's Lament, 204; Milton's Sonnet on his Blind

ness, 205.

BUTLER.-Critical Notice, 206; Expedition of Hudibras, 206 ;

His Character, 207; His Religion, 209; His Dagger, 210.

DRYDEN.-Critical Notice, 211; Argument for Revealed Re

ligion, 212; Character of a Good Parson, 217; Character

of Buckingham, 221 ; Mankind, 222; Milton, 222.

PRIOR.-Critical Notice, 223; Abra's Love for Solomon, 224.

ADDISON.-Ode, 229; Cato's Soliloquy, 230.

SWIFT.-Critical Notice, 232; Verses on his own Death, 232;

Competence, 238.

POPE. — Critical Notice, 239; Moonlight, 240; The Toilet, 241;

Addison, 242; The Dying Christian, 242; Presumption

of condemning Providence for Man's apparent Condition,

243; The duty of Man to be content with his rank in

Creation, 245; Wisdom of Providence displayed in the

Weaknesses of Men, 247; Man not the only being to be

cared for, 247; Man essentially Social, 248; Happiness

dependent on Virtue, 249.

PARNELL.--The Hermit, 254.

GAY.--The Hare and Many Friends, 258.

PHILLIPS.- Winter Scene in Copenhagen, 261.

BERKLEY.- Prospect of planting arts and learning in Ame-

rica, 262.

DR. JOHNSON. — Critical Notice, 263; Charles XII., 265;

Length of Days not always desirable, 266; True source

of Happiness, 268.

WATTS. — Summer Evening, 269; Hundredth Psalm, 270;

The Rose, 270.

DODDRIDGE.—Epigram, 271.

YOUNG. – Critical Notice, 272; Retirement, 272; Man, 273,

Folly of a Worldly Spirit, 274 ; Thoughts on Time, 275;

The Good Man, 277; Procrastination, 279; Conscience,

280; Conversation, 281; Friendship, 282; Disasters com

ing together, 282

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