The Fourth Reader

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Alexander Selkirk William Cowper
Suspense of Voice Mark Bailey
Lilliputian Tailors and Cooks Dean Swift
Country Scenes in Old Times J Fletcher
Perseverance of a Spider Oliver Goldsmith
The Old Clock on the Stairs Henry W Longfellow
Gulliver among the Giants Dean Swift
The Compound Slides Mark Bailey
Summer Wind William Cullen Bryant
Daniel Boone S G Goodrich
LXI Afternoon in February Henry W Longfellow
The Soldiers Reprieve Mrs Robbins Mark Bailey
The Talents Matthew Chapter XXV
Soldier rest Sir Walter Scott
Benjamin Franklin Thomas Wentworth Higginson
The Three Black Crows John Byrom
The Birthday of Washington
Rufus Choate Mark Bailey
The Brook Alfred Tennyson
The Sermon on the Mount Matthew Chapter V
The Sermon on the Mount Continued Matthew Chap VI
The Fight of Paso del Mar Bayard Taylor
Robert Bruce and the Spider Sir Walter Scott
The Swiftest Runners Hans Christian Andersen Mark Bailey
Oft in the Stilly Night Thomas Moore
Harvey Birch James Fenimore Cooper
Burial of Sir John Moore Charles Wolfe
The Castle by the Sea Uhland translated by H W Longfellow Mark Bailey
Hohenlinden Thomas Campbell
Over the River Nancy Priest Wakefield
A Letter of Dr Franklin Benjamin Franklin
Little Hal Colton Mark Bailey
Goody Blake and Harry Gill William Wordsworth
Two Views of Christmas Charles Dickens Mark Bailey
The Three Fishers Charles Kingsley
Julius Cćsar Shakespeare Mark Bailey
Robin Hood Sir Walter Scott
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard Thomas Gray
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Page 186 - Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness : for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Page 187 - And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee : for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
Page 235 - One morn I missed him on the customed hill, Along the heath and near his favorite tree; Another came; nor yet beside the rill, Nor up the lawn, nor at the wood was he; "The next with dirges due in sad array Slow through the churchway path we saw him borne. Approach and read (for thou canst read) the lay, Graved on the stone beneath yon aged thorn.
Page 145 - WHEN the hours of Day are numbered, And the voices of the Night Wake the better soul, that slumbered, To a holy, calm delight; Ere the evening lamps are lighted, And, like phantoms grim and tall, Shadows from the fitful fire-light Dance upon the parlor wall; Then the forms of the departed Enter at the open door; The beloved, the true-hearted, Come to visit me once more...
Page 128 - Thanks, thanks to thee, my worthy friend, For the lesson thou hast taught! Thus at the flaming forge of life Our fortunes must be wrought; Thus on its sounding anvil shaped Each burning deed and thought.
Page 108 - In the cold moist earth we laid her, when the forest cast the leaf, And we wept that one so lovely should have a life so brief: Yet not unmeet it was that one like that young friend of ours, So gentle and so beautiful, should perish with the flowers.
Page 174 - And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.
Page 187 - Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in dang-er of the judgment: But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause, shall be in danger of the judgment...
Page 18 - But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet...
Page 200 - When I remember all The friends so linked together, I've seen around me fall Like leaves in wintry weather; I feel like one Who treads alone Some banquet-hall deserted, Whose lights are fled, Whose garlands dead, And all but he departed...