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NOTICE

The selections in this book are from Standard Authors. The best thanks of the author are due to those who have generously given permission for the insertion of extracts from their works.

Thanks are also due to Messrs. CASSELL, PETTER, & GALPIN for leave to insert illustrations from some of their special publications.

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HOW WINDS ARE CAUSED

*THE HOMES OF ENGLAND

*SUNDAY

*TO THE CUCKOO

THE BURNING OF MOSCOW

*HONEST POVERTY
*MEN OF ENGLAND

BEES
*BRINGING UP THE GUNS
"THE DESERT OF SAHARA
*THE AFRICAN CHIEF
ABOUT BOOKS, AND HOW TO READ THEM
*THE THREE FISHERS

THE RELIEF OF LUCKNOW
*THE PIPES AT LUCKNOW

ON STUDIES
*THE CHARM OF THE SEASONS

THE SIEGE OF CALAIS
*THE SURRENDER OF CALAIS
*TUBAL CAIN

RE-VISITING THE HOME OF CHILDHOOD
*LOVE THY MOTHER

THE THERMOMETER
*THE OLD COTTAGE CLOCK
EARTHQUAKES AND VOLCANOES
HOW TO SAVE.
SELF-RELIANCE
THE BATTLE OF POICTIERS
*TO A SKYLARK
THE OVERLAND ROUTE
AIR IN BEDROOMS
THE LAST DAYS OF COLONEL NEWCOME
*THE SCRIPTORIUM
*SUNRISE IN LONDON
THE GREAT PLAGUE OF LONDON
BATTLE OF BANNOCKBURN
*BRUCE's ADDRESS

A GREAT ENGLISH SEA VICTORY

*NELSON AT TRAFALGAR

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FIFTH READING BOOK.

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INDUSTRY. ab-so-lute, complete.

prod.i.gal - i-ty, wasteful. con-sumes, wastes ; destroys. dis.charge, here means, to pay. squan-der, spend uselessly. dis-eas-es, sicknesses.

bail-iff, an officer who arrests the taxes, the charges men for debt, who collects made by the State for pay.

fines, &c. ing the cost of government con-sta-ble, an officer who and of the defence of the preserves public order; a country.

policeman. 1. Friends and neighbours, the taxes are indeed very heavy. If those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but we have many others, much harder to bear for some

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2. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three b times as much by Mahalles our pride, and four times as much by our folly : and from tliese

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