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- Elson Grammer School Literature, Book Four. - 1/98 -


ELSON

GRAMMAR SCHOOL LITERATURE

BOOK FOUR

BY

WILLIAM H. ELSON

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS, CLEVELAND, OHIO

AND

CHRISTINE KECK

PRINCIPAL OF SIGSBEE SCHOOL, GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.

1912

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART I--Famous Rides, Selections from Shakespeare and other Poets, and Studies in Rhythm.

FAMOUS RIDES:

PAUL REVERE'S RIDE, Henry W. Longfellow THE LEAP OF ROUSHAN BEG, Henry W. Longfellow THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE AT BALAKLAVA, Alfred, Lord Tennyson THE DIVERTING HISTORY OF JOHN GILPIN, William Cowper HOW THEY BROUGHT THE GOOD NEWS FROM GHENT TO AIX, Robert Browning INCIDENT OF THE FRENCH CAMP, Robert Browning HERVÉ RIEL, Robert Browning

STUDIES IN RHYTHM:

THE BUGLE SONG, Alfred, Lord Tennyson THE BROOK, Alfred, Lord Tennyson SONG OF THE CHATTAHOOCHEE, Sidney Lanier THE CATARACT OF LODORE, Robert Southey THE BELLS, Edgar Allan Poe ANNABEL LEE, Edgar Allan Poe OPPORTUNITY, Edward Rowland Sill

NATURE:

TO A WATERFOWL, William Cullen Bryant THE SKYLARK, James Hogg TO A SKYLARK, Percy Bysshe Shelley THE CLOUD, Percy Bysshe Shelley APOSTROPHE TO THE OCEAN, Lord Byron

STORIES:

THE DESTRUCTION OF SENNACHERIB, Lord Byron THE EVE BEFORE WATERLOO, Lord Byron SONG OF THE GREEK BARD, Lord Byron MARCO BOZZARIS, Fitz-Greene Halleck THE BURIAL OF SIR JOHN MOORE, Charles Wolfe ABSALOM, Nathaniel Parker Wills LOCHINVAR, Sir Walter Scott PARTING OF MARMION AND DOUGLAS, Sir Walter Scott FOR A' THAT AND A' THAT, Robert Burns

SELECTIONS FROM SHAKESPEARE:

MERCY, The Merchant of Venice THE SEVEN AGES OF MAN, As You Like It POLONIUS'S ADVICE, Hamlet MAN, Hamlet HAMLET'S SOLILOQUY, Hamlet REPUTATION, Othello WOLSEY AND CROMWELL, King Henry VIII CASSIO AND IAGO, Othello

PART II--Great American Authors

WASHINGTON IRVING RIP VAN WINKLE THE VOYAGE

NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE THE GREAT STONE FACE MY VISIT TO NIAGARA

EDGAR ALLAN POE A DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTRÖM THE RAVEN

HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW EVANGELINE: A TALE OF ACADIE THE BUILDING OF THE SHIP

JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER SNOW-BOUND THE SHIP BUILDERS

OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES THE CHAMBERED NAUTILUS THE DEACON'S MASTERPIECE; OR THE WONDERFUL "ONE-HOSS SHAY" OLD IRONSIDES THE BOYS THE LAST LEAF

JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL THE VISION OF SIR LAUNFAL YUSSOUF

SIDNEY LANIER THE MARSHES OF GLYNN

PART III--Patriotic Selections

REGULUS BEFORE THE ROMAN SENATE, Epes Sargent THE RETURN OF REGULUS, Elijah Kellogg SPARTACUS TO THE GLADIATORS, Elijah Kellogg MERIT BEFORE BIRTH, Sallust RIENZI'S ADDRESS TO THE ROMANS, Mary Russell Mitford EMMET'S VINDICATION Robert Emmet KING PHILLIP TO THE WHITE SETTLER, Edward Everett THE CAPTURE OF QUEBEC, Francis Parkman ENGLAND AND HER COLONIES, Edmund Burke THE WAY TO WEALTH, Benjamin Franklin SPEECH ON A RESOLUTION TO PUT VIRGINIA INTO A STATE OF DEFENCE, Patrick Henry THE MAN WITHOUT A COUNTRY, Edward Everett Hale LOVE OF COUNTRY, Sir Walter Scott NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, Charles Phillips THE TRUE GRANDEUR OF NATIONS, Charles Sumner THE EVILS OF WAR, Henry Clay PEACE, THE POLICY OF A NATION, John C. Calhoun THE FIRST SETTLEMENT OF NEW ENGLAND, Daniel Webster SUPPOSED SPEECH OF JOHN ADAMS, Daniel Webster SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE UNION, Robert Hayne REPLY TO HAYNE, Daniel Webster DEDICATION SPEECH AT GETTYSBURG, Abraham Lincoln LINCOLN, THE GREAT COMMONER, Edwin Markham O CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN, Walt Whitman FAREWELL ADDRESS, George Washington THE MEMORY OF OUR FATHERS, Henry Ward Beecher THE AMERICAN FLAG, J. R. Drake WARREN'S ADDRESS AT THE BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL, John Pierpont COLUMBUS, Joaquin Miller RECESSIONAL--A VICTORIAN, Rudyard Kipling A DEFINITION OF A GENTLEMAN, Cardinal Newman

COURSE OF READING

In the ELSON READERS selections are grouped according to theme or authorship. This arrangement, however, is not intended to fix an order for reading in class; its purpose is to emphasise classification, facilitate comparison, and enable pupils to appreciate similarities and contrasts in the treatment of like themes by different authors.

To give variety, to meet the interests at different seasons and festivals, and to go from prose to poetry and from long to short selections, a carefully planned order of reading should be followed. Such an order of reading calls for a full consideration of all the factors mentioned above. The Course here offered meets these ends but may easily be varied to fit local conditions.

FIRST HALF-YEAR

BIOGRAPHY OF HAWTHORNE THE GREAT STONE FACE MY VISIT TO NIAGARA THE DIVERTING HISTORY OF JOHN GILPIN HOW THEY BROUGHT THE GOOD NEWS INCIDENT OF THE FRENCH CAMP HERVÉ RIEL COLUMBUS (COLUMBUS'S BIRTHDAY, OCT. 12) SUPPOSED SPEECH OF JOHN ADAMS SPEECH OF RESOLUTION TO PUT VIRGINIA INTO A STATE OF DEFENCE THE EVE BEFORE WATERLOO THE BUGLE SONG BIOGRAPHY OF HOLMES THE CHAMBERED NAUTILUS THE DEACON'S MASTERPIECE OLD IRONSIDES THE BOYS THE LAST LEAF MERIT BEFORE BIRTH WEBSTER-HAYNE DEBATE THE BROOK THE SONG OF THE CHATTAHOOCHEE THE CATARACT OF LODORE BIOGRAPHY OF POE A DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTRÖM


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