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following sentence may be pronounced in four portions, or in ten, without
any injury to the sense of it.

Pitchuponthátcourseof lifewhichisthemostexcellent | andcustom I will
makeitthemostdelightful.

Pitch | uponthái | course of life | whichisthemòst | excellent | andcus.
tom / willmakeit | themóst | delightful.

Some place the bliss | in action some I in ease.

Those | call it | pleasure 1 and contentment | these.
The following extract from the poems of Ossian is inserted as scored
by Dr. Rush:

And is the son of Semo fallen? | Mournful ar? Tura's walls. / Sorrow
dwells at Dunscai. | Thy spouse is left alone in her youth. ' The son of
thy love is alone! | 'He shall come to Bragela, I and ask why she weeps ?

| He shall lift his eyes to the wall, / and see his father's sword. | Whose

sword is that? | he will say. | The soul of his mother is sad. I'Who is

that, I like the hart of the desert, | in the murmur of his course ? | His

eyes look wildly round | in search of his friend. | Conal | son of Colgar, i

where hast thou been 'when the mighty fell? | Did the seas of Cogorma
roll round thee? | Was the wind of the south in thy sails ? | The mighty
have fallen in battle, , and thou wast not there. | Let none tell it in Sel-
ma, | nor in Morven's woody land. | Fingal will be sad, / and the sons
of the desert | mourn.

Percival's Tales. 35

18. The Discontented Pendulum,

Jane Taylor. 36

19. Battle of Lexington,

Wecms. 39

20. Battle of Bunker's Hill,

Chorles Botta. 41

21. Application,

46

22. The Shortness of Life,

47

23. The Faithful Greyhound,

M. Dwight. 48

24. Mortality,

Barbauld. 51

25. Immortality,

Barbauld. 52
Lacon. 314

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26. The End of Perfection,

Mrs. Sigourney 53

27. The Two Bees,

Dodsiey 55

28. Heroism of a Peasant,

56

29. Biographical Sketch of Major Andre,

57

30. The Miracle—a German Parable,

60

31. The Compassionate Judge,

61

32. The Prudent Judge-an Eastern Tale, Mass. Magazine. 62

35. Lion and Dog,

66

38. The Gentleman and his Tenant,

73

39. Dishonesty Punished,

Kane's Hints 74

43. Socrates and Leander,

74

41. Socrates and Demetrius,

76

42. The Dead Horse,

Sterne. 77

43. Biographical Anecdotes,

79

44. The Revenge of a Great Soul,

80

45. Death of Prince William,

Goldsmith. 81

48. Naval Action,

86

49. Damon and Pythias,

90

50. Test of Goodness,

92

51. The Mysterious Stranger,

Jane Taylor. 93

52. Earthquake in Calabria,

Goldsmith. 98

53. The Starling,

Sterne. 100

54. Alcander and Septimius,

Goldsmith. 102

55. Ingratitude-Story of Inkle and Yarico,

104

60. Story of the Siege of Calais,

112

61. Examples of Decision of Character,

John Foster. 116

62. Ortogrul: or, the Vanity of Riches,

Dr. Johnson. 118

63. Schemes of Life often Illusory,

Dr. Johnson. 121

64. The Hill of Science,

Aikin. 123

65. The Vision of Mirza,

Spectator. 126

70. The Voyage of Life,

Dr. Johnson. 137

71. The Journey of a Day--a picture of human life, Dr. Johnson. 140

75. Destruction of Jerusalem,

148

76. Destruction of Jerusalem-concluded,

152

79. Address to the Sun,

Ossian. 160

81. Formation of Character,

J. Hawes, D. D. 162

82. On Happiness of Temper,

Goldsmith. 164

84. A Good Scholar,

May. 168

85. Select Sentences,

170

86. Select Paragraphs,

173

87. Happiness is founded in rectitude of conduct,

Harris. 177

88. Virtue and Piety man's highest interest,

Harris. 178

89. Importance of Virtue,

Price. 179

90. The Folly of Inconsistent Expectations,

Aikin. 180

91. On the Beauties of the Psalms,

Horne. 182

98. On the Irresolution of Youth,

Goldsmith. 190

99. The Hero and the Sage,

193

100. The Blind Preacher,

Wirt. 194

101. Specimen of Welch Preaching, London Jewish Expositor. 196

!02. Happiness,

Lacon. 199

107. The Dervis and the Two Merchants,

108. On the Present and Future State,

Addison. 215

113. The Just Judge,

223

114. On Happiness,

Sterne. 226
Henry Kirke White. 219

115 On Sincerity,

Tillotson. 229
116 Story of Le Fevre,

Slerne. 230
119 Speech of a Scythian Ambassador to Alexander, Q. Curtius. 244
120 Diogenes at the Isthmian Games,

215
125 The Nature of True Eloquence,

D. Webster. 254
126 The Perfect Orator,

Sheridan. 254
127. Rolla's Address to the Peruvians,

Sheridan. 255
132. Character of William Pitt,

267
133. Character of the Puritans,

Edinburgh Review. 268
134. Character of Washington,

Phillips. 271
138. Address to the Patriots of the Revolution,

D. Webster. 275
139. Specimen of the Eloquence of James Otis,

277
140. On Conciliation with America,

Burke. 278
141. Speech on the Question of War with England, Patrick Henry. 280
146. Hannibal to Scipio Africanus,

288
147. Scipio's Reply to Hannibal,

290
149. Brutus Speech on the Death of Cesar,

Shakspeare. 293

Marsden. 220

111. What is Time,

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112. Casabianca,

Mrs. Hemans.

022

121. Diversity in the Human Character,

Pope. 247

122. On the Pursuits of Mankind,

Pope. 249

123. The Road to Happiness open to all Men,

Pope. 251

124. Providence Vindicated in the Present State of Man, Pupe. 252

128. The Hermit,

Beattie, 256

129. The Marriner's Dream,

Dimond. 258

130. Alexander Selkirk,

Cowper. 259

131. The Hermit,

Parnell. 261

135. Stanzas addressed to the Greeks,

272

136. Song of the Greeks, 1822,

Campbell. 273

137. Warren's Address to the American Soldiers, Pierpont. 275

142. On the Existence of a Deity,

Young. 283

143. To-morrow,

Cotton. 284

144. Vanity of Power and Misery of Kings, Shakspeare. 285

145. Darkness,

Byron. 286

148. Cassius instigating Brutus, Tragedy of Julius Česar. 291

150. Antony's Speech over the Body of Cesar, Shakspeare. 294

151. Othello's Apology for his Marriage, Tragedy of Othello. 296

152. Soliloquy of Hamlet on Death,

Tragedy of Hamlet. 298

153. Cato's Soliloquy on the Immortality of the Soul, Trag. of Cato. 299

154. Speech of Catiline before the Roman Senate, Croly's Catiline. 300

155. The Rich Man and the Poor Man,

Khemnitzer. 301

156. Address to the Ocean,

Byron. 302

157. Wisdom,

Pollok. 304

158. The Inhumanity of Slavery,

Cowper. 305

159. The Cuckoo,

Logan. 306

160. The Star of Bethlehem,

J. G. Percival. 307

161. The Last Man,

Campbell. 308

162. Picture of a Good Man,

Young. 310

163. Hymn on a Review of the Seasons,

Thomson. 311

164. Questions and Answers,

Montgomery. 313

165. On the death of Mrs. Mason,

Mason. 314

166. Ode from the 19th Psalm,

Addison. 315

167. Rest in Heaven,

316

168. The Star of Bethlehein,

H. K. White. 316

169. Address to Time,

Lord Byron. 317

170. Absalom,

Willis. 319

171. The Miami Mounds,

S. L. Fairfield. 322

172. On Time,

H K. White. 323

173. Jugurtha in Prison,

Rev. C. Wolfe. 325

174. Rienzi's Address to the Romans,

Miss Mitford. 328

175. Battle of Waterloo,

Lord Byron. 330

176. Power of Eloquence,

Caru. 331

177. Death of Marco Bozzaris,

Halleck. 333

178. Dream of Clarence,

Shakspeare. 335

13

NATIONAL PRECEPTOR.

66

LESSON 1.1

My Dog and my Shadow. 1. In a solitary excursion through the woods, Major Halden fell in with a man whose singular appearance attracted his attention. He was sitting on the ground at the foot of a beech tree, eating a crust of bread, which he shared bit by bit with his dog

2. His dress betrayed the utmost poverty, but his countenance exhibited every symptom of cheerfulness. The Major saluted him as he rode past, and the man pulled off his hat. “Do you see ?said he to his dog, laughing. 66 What could the dog see?” asked the Major, whose curiosity was much excited by the man's happy looks.

3. The stranger laughed. Aye,” said the man, in a humorous tone, “I wish to inake the dog take notice of your civility; it is so uncommon for a well-dressed person on horseback, to lift his hat or cap to a tattered foot passenger like me.” “Who are you then ?" said the Major to the man, looking at him attentively. “A child of fortune."

4. “A child of fortune! You mistake, without doubt; for your coat seems to speak otherwise.” “My coat is in the right, sir. But as I can joke in this coat,—the only one I have,-it is of as much value to me as a new one, even if it had a star* upon it.” “If what you say does not proceed from a disordered mind, you are in the right, countryman."

5. " A disordered mind, or a light mind, is sometimes the gift of God, at least for children of fortune of my case.- -My fate once hung heavy on my mind like lead; but care now passes through it as the wind does through my coat, and if that be a fault, it makes up for a great deal of misfortune.” “But,” says the Major, “ whence did you come, and whither are vou going?”

* Star, a badge of rank.

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