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CONTENTS.

SECTION I.

Ljistarical and Geographical.

Con per

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Page

Page 1. The Burial of Sir John Moore 1 24. Loch-na-garr

Byron

39 Rev. C. Wolfe 25. Lines on the departure of Emi2. Boadicea, an Ode

3 grants for New South Wales 3. The Battle of Hohenlinden 5

Campbell 41 Campbell 26. Battle of the Baltic . Campbell 4. Thermopylæ G. W. Doane 6 27. Field of Waterloo

Byron 47 5. King Canute Bernard Barton 7 2. Ancient Greece

Byron 50 6. The Curfew-Song of England

929. The Plain of Marathon

Byron 51 Mrs. Hemans 30. America to Great Britain

52 7. Inscription for a Column at

W. Allston
Runnemede

Akenside 11 31. To Brother Jonathan Tupper 54 8. The Battle of Blenheim Southey 12 32. Song of the Greek Bard Byron 57 9. The Pilgrim Fathers Pierpont 14 33. The Death of Napoleon

60 10. The Grave of the Indian Chief 15

Mc Leilan
Percival 34. Patriotic Effusion to Britain

62 11. Indian Names L. H. Sigourney 17

Montgomery 12. Casabianca. Mrs. Hemans 18 35. Stanzas on the threatened Inva13. Hellvellyn. Sir W. Scott 19

sion

Campbell 63 14. Verses on Alexander Selkirk 21 36. Nelson

Scott 64 Corper 37. Sir Patrick Spence Anonymous 65 15. The Laplander Conder 23 38. The Battle of Killiecrankie

66 16. A Voyage to India Milton 24

Aytoun 17. Address to the Mummy in Bel- 39. English Rivers

Milton 70 zoni's Exhibition Horace Smith 24 | 40. The Excommunication of the Cid 70 18. The Battle of the League

27

Lockhart Macaulay 41. The Warden of the Cinque Ports 72 19. The Armada Macaulay 28

Longfellow 20. A Voyage round the World 31 42. The Fall of Wolsey Shaksphcare 74 Montgomery 43, He Never Smiled Again .

75 21. The Northern Seas Anonymous 35

Mrs. Iemans 22. The Downfall of Poland

36 44. Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers 77 Campbeli

Mrs. Hemans 23. The Dying Gladiator Byron 38

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1. The Homes of England

Mrs. Hemans 2. Love of England Cowper 3. The Name of England

79 6. Bruce to his Army. Burns

7. The Cliffs of Dover Mrs. Hemans 80 8. Men of England Campbell 82 9. Great men have been among us

Wordsworth 83 10. England's Oak Bernard Barton 85 11. Home Joys

Mrs. Hemans 4. England's Dead Mrs. Hemans 5. Love of Country Sir Walter Scott

Bowring

89 90 91

DE MORGAN, AUGUSTUS, Esq., A.M., Professor of Mathematics, London

University. *Dodd, GEORGE, Esq.

Ellis, WILLIAM, Esq. *FRANKLAND, Dr., Professor of Chemistry in Owen's College, Manchester. GLAISHER, James, Esq., F.R.S., Superintendent of the Meteorological

Department, Royal Observatory, Greenwich. *HALL, L., Esq., F.S.B.A. Hill, Rev. JAMES, AM., F.R.A.S., Head Master of the Royal Naval Upper

School, Greenwich Hospital. *HUGHES, EDWARD, Esq., F.R.A.S. Hunt, Robert, Esq., F.R.S., Keeper of Mining Records, Museum of

Practical Geology, Jermyn Street. JAMESON, Mrs. *JONES, OWEN, Esq., F.S.B.A. *JUKES, J. BEETE, Esq., F.R.S., Director of the Geological Survey, Ordnance

Department, Ireland. * LANKESTER, Dr., F.R.S. Professor of Natural History, New College, St.

John's Wood. *LATHAM, Dr. ROBERT GORDON, F.R.S, *LEGREW, JAMES, Esq.

MACADAM, J., Esq., Secretary of the Royal Flax Society, Belfast. *MAIN, Rev. ROBERT, M.A., F.R.A.S., First Assistant in the Royal Observa

tory, Greenwich. *MANN, Dr. JAMES, F.R.A.S. *Mitchell, Rev. M., A.M., one of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools. *PATTERSON, ROBERT, Esq., President of the Natural History Society, Belfast." *PLAYFAIR, Dr. LYON, C.B., Secretary to the “ Department of Science and

Art," Board of Trade. *PURCELL, EDWARD, Esq., A.B. *Rein, Hugo, Esq., RIDDLE, JOHN, Esq., F.R.A.S., Head Master of the Nautical School,

Greenwich Hospital. *ROBINSON, J. C., Esq., Curator of the Museum, Marlborough House, Pall

Mall, *SHAW, GEORGE, Esq., F.G.S., Professor of Chemistry, Queen's College,

Birmingham. *SMYTH, WARINGTON, Esq., F.R.S., Professor of Mineralogy, Museum of Prac

tical Geology, Jermyn Street. *STOCQUELER, J. H., Esq., Professor of Military Engineering.

SUTHERLAND, Dr., Board of Health. *TYNDALL, Dr John, F.R.S., Professor of Natural Philosophy, Royal Insti

tution, Albemarle Street. WALKER, Captain, R.N. *WALKER, CHARLES V., Electric Engineer, South Eastern Railway. *WALSH, R. H., Esq., LL.D... Professor of Political Economy, Trinity College,

Dublin. *WHITE, JAMES SEWELL, Esq. *WORNUM, R. N., Esq., Keeper and Secretary, National Gallery. *Wyatt, M. DIGBY, Esq., R.A.

The names of the Contributors are a sufficient guarantee that the matter of the books will be of the highest class; and the Editor's experience enables him to promise that the form in which the various articles are presented shall be suitable for general instruction.

London; Longman, Brown, GREEN, and LONGMANS.

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English Parim

WITH

PROSE INTRODUCTIONS, NOTES, AND QUESTIONS:

TO WHICH IS ADDED,

AN ETYMOLOGICAL APPENDIX OF GREEK, LATIN,

AND SAXON ROOTS.

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EDWARD HUGHES,

F.R.A.S., F.R.G.S.,
ASSOCIATE OF THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS,
HEAD MASTER OP TIE ROYAL NAVAL LOWER SCHOOL, GREENWICH 110SPITAL.

"The very essence of Poetry is, that it exalts and ennobles us, and pits
us into a bigher state of mind than that which we are commonly living in."

DR. ARNOLD.

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ADVERTISEMENT

THE Poems that are inserted in this volume are, for the most part, selections and not extracts. Of the educational value of extracts from the larger works of our great poets, the Editor has no mean opinion; but for bringing out the feeling of admiration and the love of the beautiful-which he conceives to be the main purpose of Poetry—he has always found that entire pieces were more efficient than detached extracts.

The leading peculiarity of this volume is the plan of introducing every poem with a prose piece. It is hardly to be expected that in selecting introductions for two or three hundred pieces the Editor has in all cases chosen the most appropriate; but still he indulges the hope that in a majority of instances he shall be found to have done so.

To a considerable number of the poems there are questions subjoined, principally with the view of directing the attention of the student to the more diffi

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