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COMPRISING ELOQUENCE AND SENTI-
MENT; PATHOS AND HUMOR ;

DIALECT
AND IMPERSONATIONS, ETC.

EDITED

BY

PHINEAS GARRETT

PHILADELPHIA
THE PENN PUBLISHING COMPANY

1914

HARVARD
UNVORNY
LIBRARY

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1878, by

P. GARRETT & CO.
In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

Copyright 1906 by Phineas Garrett,

100 Choice Selections, No. 16

CONTENTS.

PAGI

1. Clear the Way...

Charles Mackay. 7

2. Jane Conquest

Milne. 8

3. Valley Forge.........

.Henry Armitt Brown. 12

4. Christmas-Night in the Quarters..

... Irwin Russell. 14

5. A Blessing on the Dance...

..Irwin Russell. 16

6. The First Banjo .......

......Irwin Russell. 18

7. Gualberto's Victory.

Eleanor C. Donnelly. 20

8. Mark Twain visits Niagara.....

.....S. L. Clemens. 22

9. The Toast .....

Mary Kyle Dallas. 27

10. The Dukite Snake.....

...J. Boyle O'Reilly. 28

11. Caught in the Maelstrom

Charles A. Wiley. 32

12. The Two Stammerers ......................

33

13. Asleep at the Switch. ............................. George Hoey. 35

14. Before Sedan

. Austin Dobson. 37

15. The Game Knut Played. ............ Thomas Dunn English. 38

16. Burdock's Goat......

40

17. Sentence of Death on the High Seas

Arthur Matthison. 43

18. Baby

..George Macdonald. 46

19. A Strong Temptation.

47

20. The Story of Deacon Brown

49

21. The Last Banquet.

Edward Renaud. 51

22. Song of the Type

54

23. Ben Hazzard's Guests

.Anna P. Marshall. 55

24. Belshazzar Smith's Cure for Somnambulism...

58

25. Rustic Courtship.

58

26. Grandmother Gray.

.Mary Keeley Boutelle. 60

27. An Appeal for Prohibition

.......John B. Gough. 61

28. Miss Edith helps Things Along.

....... Bret Harte. 63

29. The Farmer's Wife

64

30. Hidden Brightness

65

31. The Street Musicians

.George L. Catlin. 66

32. The Champion Snorer ..........

68

33. The Robber...

70

34. Precepts ......

Thomas Randolph. 71

35. Burr and Blennerhassett

William Wirt. 72

36. Two Little Rogues,

Mrs. A. M. Diaz. 75

37. Shadows.

76

38. Karl the Martyr.................

77

39. Prayer.....

.Alfred Tennyson. 80

40. His Time for Fiddling...

.M. Quad. 81

41. Catalogue of Dickens' Works...

82

42. A Legend of Bregenz.....

.....A. A. Procter. 83

43. Charles Sumner ........

....... Carl Schurz. 85

44. Diffidence

87

45. The Lips that Touch Liquor must never Touch Mine..G. W. Young. 88

46. Short Sensational Story....

89

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