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Walton ..

..James Russell Lowell 74

The Life of Mr. George Herbert...

. Izaak Walton 80

I'll never love thee more. ..James Graham, Marquis of Montrose 88

Thomas the Rhymer..

89

The Destruction of Sennacherib

Lord Byron

92

Song on May Morning ..

.John Milton 93

Cupid and Campaspe .

.John Lyly

94

Ode on a Grecian Urn

.John Keats 94

The Solitary Reaper..

William Wordsworth 96

Boswell's Life of Johnson

Thomas Carlyle 97

Lichfield and Uttoxeter

Nathaniel Hawthorne 119

On the Death of Robert Levett

Samuel Johnson 126

Ode to Himself ....

Ben Jonson 128

Song, from “ Patient Grissill”

Thomas Dekker 129

To Althea — from Prison..

Richard Lovelace 130

Tell me where is fancy bred..

William Shakespeare 131

The World of Light ..

Henry Vaughan 132

A slumber did my spirit seal

William Wordsworth 133

Ulysses ...

· Alfred, Lord Tennyson 134

On a Bust of General Grant

.James Russell Lowell 136

Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington

Alfred, Lord Tennyson 138

The Trial of Warren Hastings..

Lord Macaulay 141

The Impeachment of Warren Hastings

Edmund Burke 154

Pack clouds away, and welcome day.

Thomas Heywood 158

The Manly Heart

... George Wither 159

To Lucasta, on going to the Wars..

Richard Lovelace 160

An Ode, The merchant to secure his treasure . Matthew Prior 161

Το Music, when soft voices die..... Percy Bysshe Shelley 162

There's nae luck about the house.

William Julius Mickle 162

Jock of Hazeldean...

. Sir Walter Scott 164

The Mariners of England.

Thomas Campbell 166

The Sands of Dee...

Charles Kingsley 167

The sun upon the lake is low

Sir Walter Scott 168

Young Lochinvar..

Sir Walter Scott 169

Rose Aylmer...

Walter Savage Landor 171

Rich and Poor

.John Ruskin 172

Burns...

Thomas Carlyle 179

Ye banks and braes o' bonnie Doon

Robert Burns 202

Of a' the airts the wind can blaw.

Robert Burns 203

Sir Walter Scott....

Thomas Carlyle 204

To Sir Walter Scott

Alfred, Lord Tennyson 231

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Easy to match what others do.

Ralph Waldo Emerson 231

Valediction, forbidding Mourning.

.John Donne 232

The Lost Leader

Robert Browning 233

Emerson ...

Matthew Arnold 234

My heart leaps up when I behold

William Wordsworth 239

The Custom House

Nathaniel Hawthorne 240

I strove with none ...

Walter Savage Landor 266

O friend ! I know not which way I must look.. William Wordsworth 266

Longfellow

. George William Curtis 267

On a Distant Prospect of Eton College.

Thomas Gray 268

On a Picture of Peel Castle in a Storm. William Wordsworth 272

The Grasshopper ..

. Richard Lovelace 274

Much have I travelled in the realms of gold.

..John Keats 276

Geneva and the Rhone.

..John Ruskin 277

Geist's Grave.....

Matthew Arnold 285

The poetry of earth is never dead.

John Keats 288

The Cloud....

Percy Bysshe Shelley 289

To One word is too often profaned Percy Bysshe Shelley 292

The Raven.

Edgar Allan Poe 293

Since there's no help, come let us kiss and part ... Michael Drayton 298

Let me not to the marriage of truė minds..... William Shakespeare 298

Man...

. George Herbert 299

Lycidas

.John Milton 301

Thyrsis

. Matthew Arnold 308

Lament for James, Earl of Glencairn

. Robert Burns 316

Shakspeare...

Thomas Carlyle 317

Washington's Character

. Edward Everett 521

Farewell Address.

. George Washington 324

Ode to Duty.

William Wordsworth 327

Say not, the struggle nought availeth · Arthur Hugh Clough 329

Self-Dependence..

Matthew Arnold 330

Abraham Lincoln

The London Spectator 331

Abraham Lincoln

Tom Taylor 338

Duty's Leaden Casket

.James Russell Lowell 341

O Captain ! My Captain !.

Walt Whitman 342

Address at the Dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery

Abraham Lincolur 343

Second Inaugural Address

... Abraham Lincoln 344

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HEART OF OAK BOOKS.

SIXTH BOOK.

GOOD BOOKS.

From SESAME AND LILIES.

John Ruskin.

LIFE being very short, and the quiet hours of it few, we ought to waste none of them in reading valueless books; and valuable books should, in a civilized country, be within the reach of every one, printed in excellent form, for a just price; but not in any vile, vulgar, or, by reason of smallness of type, physically injurious form, at a vile price. For we none of us need many books, and those which we need ought to be clearly printed, on the best paper, and strongly bound. ... And I would urge upon every young man, as the beginning of his due and wise provision for his household, to obtain as soon as he can, by the severest economy, a restricted, serviceable, and steadily — however slowly -- increasing, series of books for use through life; making his little library, of all the furniture in his room, the most studied and decorative piece; every volume having its assigned place, like a little statue in its niche.

Nearly all our associations are determined by chance, or necessity; and restricted within a narrow circle. We cannot

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