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OR,

UNION SIXTH READER

EMBRACING A FULL EXPOSITION OK THE

PRINCIPLES OF RHETORICAL READING;

WITH

BUMEROUS SPECIMENS, BOTH IN PROSE AND FOETRY, FROM THE bEal
WRITERS, ENGI.ISH AND AMERICAN,

AS EXERCISES FOR PRACTICE:

AND WITH

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FORMING TOGETHER A BRIEF, THOUGH COMPREHENSIVE COURSE OW
INSTRUCTION IN

ENGLISH LITERATURE.

BY CHARLES WP-SANDERS, A.M.,

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AUTHOR OF "A SERIES OF SCnOOL READERS," "YOUNO LADIES' READER," "SPELLES,
DEPINER, AND ANALYZER," "ELOCUTIONARY CHART," ETO.

IVISON, BLAKEMAN, TAYLOR & CO.,

NEW YOKK AND CHICAGO.

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EDUCATION DEPT.

Entered according to Act of Congress, b the year 1862. by

CHARLES W. SANDERS,

the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York.

PREFACE.

Vie> AD merely in the light of its primary purpose, without reference to collateral aims, the present work is simply a comprehensi re course of reading. But this view is quite inadequate, because superficial. It is like examining a watch without opening the case. The main part is left out of sight.

A bctier view may be gained by a different illustration; for, as in a great garden, representing all the products of the earth,— where art works with nature in promotion of the general design,—where color, form, and variety unite in wooing the sense of beauty,—where every noxious growth is closely watched and carefully excluded,—and where, in addition to all this, a guide is at hand to point out the character of each production, so here, in tbe compass of a single volume, is a collection of specimens from every part of the literary world, all duly arranged and duly explained, and all shedding the selectest moral influence.

IJut, to enable the young reader better to appreciate all this variety of style and subject, pertinent collateral instructions and suggestions are provided throughout. These reach down to the very elements of vocal utterance. They reach up to whatever, in the matter of reading, can either be taught by rules or illustrated by example.

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