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WITH THE

BEST AMERICAN AUTHORS.

SELECTED AND ARRANGED BY

CHARLES MORRIS.

VOL. IV.

PHILADELPHIA:

J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY.

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CONTENTS.

SUBJECT.

AUTHOR.

PAGE

The Yosemite Valley ......... FITZHUGH LUDLOW......

The Parisian “ Pension" ....... Joan SANDERSON ......

The Fate of Major André. ...... ALEXANDER HAMILTON . .

A Gale off Cape Horn .........R. H. DANA ......

Washington ............. THEODORE PARKER ..

Poems of Thought and Sympathy ... VARIOUS . .....

Thought. ............. Helen Hunt JACKSON . .

Thought. ............. C. P. CRANCH ......

A King ..... . . .

..... EDGAR FAWCETT .....

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Released ....

. . Mrs. A. D. T. WHITNEY .

Anywhere .....

... M. E. CLARKE ....

Two Good-Nights ... .... ANONYMOUS . .....

Lines for an Album ........ ANONYMOUS . .....

Outgrown .............JULIA C. R. DORR .....
Higher Tenants .......... JOHN J. PIATT ......
Tribute to Joseph Rodman Drake . . Fitz-GREENE HALLECK .

The Disappointed ......... ELLA WHEELER Wilcox . ..

The Theory of Land-Taxation ..... HENRY GEORGE .....

The Crest of the Alleghanies ..... EDWARD STRAHAN. ....

The Good Old Times ......... CHARLES HEBER CLARK ...

In the Autumn Woodlands ...... Susan WARNER . ...

Absalom .............. N. P. WILLIS . ....

The Sabbath in New England .....C. M. SEDGWICK . ....

The Revision of the Constitution ....John RANDOLPH . .....

Discovery of the Mississippi by Marquette GEORGE Bancroft .... ., 105

River Drift-Wood .......... SARAH ORNE JEWETT .. .. 110

Patriotic Songs ........... VARIOUS ..........

Hail Columbia ........... Joseph HOPKINSON ....
The Star-Spangled Banner ..... FRANCIS S. Key ......
Battle-Hymn of the Republic . ... Julia WARD HOWE.....

America. ............. SAMUEL F. SMITH ......

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Ode to the American Flag ...... JOSEPH RoduAN DRAKE ...

Sheridan's Ride ...... ....T. BUCHANAN READ .... 128

The Blue and the Gray ... .... Francis M. Finch .....

Burning of a Lake Steamer . . .... Robert DALE OWEN . ..

Words of Wisdom ..... ...JAMES A. GARFIELD ...

Paradise Plantation .... . . L. S. HOUGHTON. ......

Centennial Oration .....

.... HENRY Armitt Brown ... . 170

The Singer's Hills ..... .... Helen Hunt JACKSON . ...

When the House is Alone ... .... MARY KYLE Dallas ....

Daisy Miller . ............ Henry JAMES ...

The Ocklawaha in May. ....... SIDNEY LANIER : ... 190

Twelve Hundred Miles through the Air . John Wise . ...... 202

Importance of Literary Style ..... William Mathews .

213

The Songs of the Troubadours . ..., Harriet W. PRESTON . . 224

The Death of the Whale ........ H. MelvilLE. ..... 230

German Ideas about America .....J. Ross BROWNE ..... 236

The Famine ............. HENRY W. LONGFELLOW .. 243

Incidents of Arctic Travel ....., E. K. KANE ......

The Total Depravity of Inanimate Things. Mrs. E. A. Walker... 254

The Man in the Reservoir . ...... C. F. HOFFMAN. ... 262

The Mound-Builders ......... ANONYMOUS . .....

272

Unwritten Musio . ......
.....N. P. Willis . ...

284

Life at Threescore and Ten'. . .... ALBERT BARNES. ..

No Use being in a Hurry ... ....J. K. PAULDING. ... 293

A Tiger-Hunt in India .... ....W. T. HORNADAY .... 304

Poems of Humor . ...... ..... Various . ........

314

Old Grimes .......

.... ALBERT G. GREENE .. 314

Mary's Bee............ JAMES NACK ........ 316

Little Breoches .......... John Har ......

The Philosopher Toad . ....... Mrs. R. S. NICHOLS.

319

Vesta . .............. EDGAR FAWCETT ...

320

Plain Language from Truthful James. BRET HARTE ...... 321

A Babylonish Ditty ........F. S. Cozzens . .... 323

Nothing to Wear . ......... WILLIAM A. BUTLER... 326

Labor in the Middle Ages . ...... Charles J. STILLÉ ... 329

The Theory of Evolution ....... MONCURE D. Conway ... 337

Spelling down the Master ....... EDWARD EGGLESTON . .... 345

A Newport Romance ......... Bret HARTE ........ 358

The Debt of Religion to Science. ... Minor J. Savage ...... 361

The Faun and the Nymph. ...... NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE. .. 371

The Lessons of American History . . . Gulian C. VERPLANCK . ....

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