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DE LA SALLE SERIES

FIFTH READER

[Illustration: WILLIAM McKINLEY PRESIDENT 1897 1901]

(REVISED EDITION, 1922)

BY THE BROTHERS OF THE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS, ST. JOSEPH'S NORMAL INSTITUTE, POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. LA SALLE INSTITUTE, GLENCOE, MO.

CONTENTS

2 PREFACE

3 INTRODUCTION

4 SUGGESTIONS

5 GUIDE TO PRONUNCIATION

6 DEFINITIONS

7 HYMN TO ST. LA SALLE. Mercedes

8 COLUMBUS AT THE CONVENT. J.T. Trowbridge

9 THE LITTLE FERN. Mara L. Pratt

10 HELPING MOTHER.

11 A CONTENTED WORKMAN.

12 TWO LABORERS. Thomas Carlyle

13 THE GRUMBLING PUSS.

14 THE BROOK SONG. James Whitcomb Riley

15 THE STORY OF THE SEED DOWN. Rydingsvard

16 THE USE OF FLOWERS. Mary Howitt

17 PIERRE'S LITTLE SONG.

18 SEPTEMBER. Helen Hunt Jackson

19 "MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME." Mrs. T.A. Sherrard

20 THE FIRST MIRACLE OF JESUS.

21 MY BEADS. Father Ryan

22 THE HARP THAT ONCE THROUGH TARA'S HALLS. Thomas Moore

23 A LITTLE LADY. Louisa M. Alcott

24 WHAT HOUSE TO LIKE. Anon.

25 A SONG OF DUTY. Denis A. McCarthy

26 AN EVENING WITH THE ANGELS.

27 MY GUARDIAN ANGEL. Cardinal Newman

28 LITTLE BELL. Thomas Westwood

29 A MODEST WIT. Selleck Osborne

30 WOODMAN, SPARE THAT TREE. George P. Morris

31 THE BOSTON TEA PARTY.

32 THE OLD OAKEN BUCKET. Samuel Woodworth

33 THE BOY AND THE CRICKETS. Pierre J. Hetzel

34 OUR HEROES. Phoebe Cary

35 THE MINNOWS WITH SILVER TAILS. Jean Ingelow

36 THE BROOK. Tennyson

37 LEARNING TO THINK.

38 ONE BY ONE. Adelaide A. Procter

39 THE BIRCH CANOE. Longfellow

40 PETER OF CORTONA.

41 To MY DOG BLANCO. J.G. Holland

42 A STORY OF A MONK.

43 THE SERMON OF ST. FRANCIS. Longfellow

44 GLORIA IN EXCELSIS. Father Ryan

45 THE FIRST CHRISTMAS TREE. Eugene Field

46 THE HOLY CITY.

47 THE FEAST OF TONGUES. Aesop

48 THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE GLOWWORM. William Cowper

49 JACK FROST. Hannah F. Gould

50 "GOING! GOING! GONE!" Helen Hunt Jackson

51 SEVEN TIMES TWO. Jean Ingelow

52 MY MOTHER'S GRAVE.

53 THE OLD ARM CHAIR. Eliza Cook

54 BREAK, BREAK, BREAK! Tennyson

55 GOD IS OUR FATHER.

56 HAPPY OLD AGE. Robert Southey

57 KIND WORDS. Father Faber

58 KINDNESS IS THE WORD. John Boyle O'Reilly

59 DAFFODILS. William Wordsworth

60 THE STORY OF TARCISIUS. Cardinal Wiseman

61 LEGEND OF THE WAXEN CIBORIUM. Eleanor C. Donnelly

62 LITTLE DAFFY DOWN DILLY. Nathaniel Hawthorne

63 IN SCHOOL DAYS Whittier

64 THE SUN'S FAMILY

65 WILL AND I Paul H. Hayne

66 CHRISTMAS DINNER AT THE CRATCHITS'. Charles Dickens

67 WHICH SHALL IT BE? Anon

68 ST. DOROTHY, MARTYR.

69 TO A BUTTERFLY. William Wordsworth

70 THE PEN AND THE INKSTAND. Hans Christian Andersen

71 THE WIND AND THE MOON. George MacDonald

72 ST. PHILIP NERI AND THE YOUTH.

73 THE WATER LILY. Jean Ingelow

74 A BUILDER'S LESSON. John Boyle O'Reilly

75 WASHINGTON AND HIS MOTHER.

76 WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY. Margaret E. Sangster

77 THE SWORD OF BUNKER HILL. William R. Wallace

78 THE MARTYR'S BOY. Cardinal Wiseman

79 THE ANGEL'S STORY. Adelaide A. Procter

80 GLUCK'S VISITOR. John Ruskin

81 A VISIT FROM ST. NICHOLAS. Clement C. Moore

82 COMMODORE JOHN BARRY.

83 THE BOY OF THE HOUSE. Jean Blewett

84 BIOGRAPHIES

(Transcriber's Note: Although "ABOU BEN ADHEM AND THE ANGEL. Leigh Hunt " and "A SIMPLE RECIPE. James Whitcomb Riley " were originally shown in the list above, neither work appears in the text.)

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PREFACE

The object of the Christian Brothers in issuing a new series of Readers is to place in the hands of the teachers and pupils of our Catholic schools a set of books embodying the matter and methods best suited to their needs. The matter has been written or chosen with a view to interest and instruct, to cultivate a taste for the best literature, to build up a strong moral character and to imbue our children with an intelligent love of Faith and Country... Continue reading book >>




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