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Entered, according to Act of the Parliament of Canada, in the year 1909, in the office of the Minister of Agriculture by the Minister of Education for Ontario

Toronto: The T. EATON Co Limited '14 1


The Minister of Education is indebted to Goldwin Smith, Rudyard Kipling, Henry Newbolt, The Earl of Dunraven, Sir W. F. Butler, Frank T. Bullen, Charles G. D. Roberts, W. Wilfred Campbell, Frederick George Scott, Agnes Maule Machar, Agnes C. Laut, Marjorie L. C. Pickthall, and S. T. Wood, for special permission to reproduce, in this Reader, selections from their writings.

He is indebted to Lord Tennyson for special permission to reproduce the poems from the works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson; to Lloyd Osbourne for permission to reproduce the extract from Robert Louis Stevenson's "Kidnapped"; and to C. Egerton Ryerson for permission to reproduce the extract from Egerton Ryerson's "The Loyalists of America and their Times."

He is also indebted to Macmillan & Co., Limited, for special permission to reproduce selected poems from the works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Rudyard Kipling, Sir F. H. Doyle, Cecil Frances Alexander; to Longmans, Green & Co., for the selections from Froude's "Short Studies on Great Subjects" and from his "History of England"; to Smith, Elder & Co., for the extract from F. T. Bullen's "The Cruise of the Cachalot"; to Elkin Mathews for Henry Newbolt's poem from "The Island Race"; to Thomas Nelson & Sons for the extract from W. F. Collier's "History of the British Empire"; to The Copp Clark Co., Limited, for selected poems from the works of Charles G. D. Roberts, and of Agnes Maule Machar; to the Hunter Rose Company for the extract from Canniff Haight's "Country Life in Canada"; to Morang & Company for selected poems from the works of Archibald Lampman, and for the extract from Roberts' "History of Canada"; and to Houghton Mifflin Company for the article from " The Atlantic Monthly " on "British Colonial and Naval Power."

The Minister is grateful to these authors and publishers and to others, not mentioned here, through whose courtesy he has been able to include in this Reader so many copyright selections.

Toronto, May, 1909.


The Children's Song Rudyard Kipling Our Country Alfred, Lord Tennyson Tom Tulliver at School George Eliot Ingratitude William Shakespeare The Giant Charles Mackay The Discovery of America William Robertson The First Spring Day Christina G. Rossetti The Battle of the Pipes Robert Louis Stevenson Bega Marjorie L. C. Pickthall A Musical Instrument Elizabeth Barrett Browning Wolfe and Montcalm Francis Parkman Canada Charles G. D. Roberts Scrooge's Christmas Charles Dickens Hands All Round Alfred, Lord Tennyson Judah's Supplication to Joseph Bible Miriam's Song Thomas Moore The Destruction of Sennacherib George Gordon, Lord Byron The Lark at the Diggings Charles Reade The Ancient Mariner Samuel Taylor Coleridge At the Close of the French Period in Canada Charles G. D. Roberts A Hymn of Empire Frederick George Scott Story of Absalom Bible The Burial of Moses Cecil Frances Alexander The Crusader and the Saracen Sir Walter Scott Mercy William Shakespeare From "An August Reverie" William Wilfred Campbell Work and Wages John Ruskin Untrodden Ways Agnes Maule Machar The First Ploughing Charles G... Continue reading book >>

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