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THE

SILVER-BURDETT READERS

Fifth Book

BY

ELLA M. POWERS

AND

THOMAS M. BALLIET

DEAN OF THE SCHOOL OF PEDAGOGY, NEW YORK
UNIVERSITY, FORMERLY SUPERINTENDENT OF

SCHOOLS, SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS

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THE SILVER-BURDETT READERS

FIRST BOOK. 144 pages.

Simple, carefully graded, and of intrinsic interest to
children.

SECOND BOOK. 175 pages.

A text-book in reading, well graded as to vocabulary

and subject matter.
THIRD BOOK. 240 pages.

Made up of selections from the best literature suit-
able for children.

FOURTH BOOK. 288 pages.

Distinctive for literary quality, and representative of

our diversified national literature.
FIFTH BOOK. 384 pages.

A real introduction to literature, English and Ameri-
can, through selections within the interest and com-
prehension of the pupils.

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COPYRIGHT, 1902, 1906, BY
ELLA M. POWERS AND THOMAS M. BALLIET.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

PREFACE.

In the preparation of this Fifth Book of the series, the chief aim has been to introduce the pupil to English literature, both American and British, by selecting such portions of it as are within the comprehension of pupils of the upper grammar grades in public schools. Much space has been given to American writers, with special care to select those who are representative of different parts of the country. The extracts have been made of sufficient length to develop a sustained interest, and to arouse a desire to read some of the entire works of which they form a part. The short selections, although by different authors, are so grouped, wherever possible, as to form an integral part of the thought or sentiment of the longer ones which they immediately follow.

It is believed that the portraits of the authors and brief sketches of their lives, given in connection with each of the longer selections, will materially add to the value of the book and will serve to arouse a deeper interest in these authors and their writings.

This book, like the Fourth Book, is the result of the examination of fully a thousand volumes and the reading of hundreds of pages. The transcription has been made

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from the author's own works, and in adapting the material to the purposes of this book care has been exercised not to change the language of the original; omissions within the text are indicated in the usual way.

The copyright selections from the works of Lowell, Hawthorne, Emerson, Longfellow, Holmes, Whittier, Burroughs, Miss Proctor, and Bret Harte are published by permission of Houghton, Mifflin and Company, the authorized publishers of these works.

Song of the Chattahoochee,” by Lanier, is taken from his “ Poems,” copyright 1884; and “ A Summer Day,” by Mitchell, from “Dream-Life,” copyright 1893; both of which are published by Charles Scribner's Sons.

The thanks of the editors are extended to Dodd, Mead and Company; T. Y. Crowell and Company; G. P. Putnam’s Sons; D. Appleton and Company; The Century Company; Longmans, Green and Company; Little, Brown and Company; The Bobbs-Merrill Company; Charles Scribner's Sons; Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Company; David McKay; and The John C. Winston Company, for the use of extracts from their publications.

The editors desire also to make grateful acknowledgment of their indebtedness to President Theodore Roosevelt, Charles W. Eliot, George Cary Eggleston, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Henry van Dyke, Ainsworth R. Spofford, and John Burroughs, for permission to use extracts from their published works.

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Act of Declaration, The

Richard S. Storrs

Action

John Pendleton Kennedy

Adams and Jefferson

William Wirt

Address at Gettysburg, The . Abraham Lincoln

Address to the Army

George Washington

Adventure with Grizzly Bears, An John S. C. Abbott
American Iudian, The .

Thomas Jefferson
Ascent of the Jungfrau.

John Tyndall
Attack of a Wild Boar, The . Alfred J. Church
Autumn in the Glacier Meadows John Muir
Bedtime in Midwinter .

John Greenleaf Whittier

Bivouac of the Dead, The

Theodore O'Hara

Blade of Grass, A .

John Ruskin

Boyhood of Horace Greeley. : James Parton

Boys' Visit to the Doocot Caves,

The.

Hugh Miller

Capturing a Condor

Mayne Reid
Chambered Nautilus, The

Oliver Wendell Holmes
Character

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Character of Garfield, The William McKinley

Character of Queen Elizabeth David Hume

Christmas

George Eliot"

Christmas Day in Georgia, A Henry Wood fin Grady

Christmas Revels in England Washington Irving

Coliseum, The

Charles Dickens

Coming of Freedom, The

James Russell Lowell

Coriolanus

Livy
Dandelions, The

Helen Gray Cone
Death of Paul Dombey, The. Charles Dickens
Departure of Summer, The . Thomas Hood
Deserted Village, The .

Oliver Goldsmith .

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