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UNION FIFTH READER:

EMBRACING A FULL EXPOSITION OF THE

PRINCIPLES OF RHETORICAL READING;

WITH

NUMEROUS EXERCISES FOR PRACTICE, BOTH IN PROSE AND POETRY,
FROM THE BEST WRITERS; AND WITH LITERARY AND

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES.

FOR TE

HIGHER CLASSES IN SCHOOLS, ACADEMIES, ETC.

BY CHARLES W. SANDERS, A.M.,

ALTHOR OF A SERIES OF SCHOOL-READERS, YOUNG LADIES' READER, SPEAKER, UNION

SPELLER, ANALYSIS OF ENGLISH WORDS, ELOCUTIONARY CHART, ETC.

PHILADELPHIA :
J. B. LIPPINCOTT & CO.

1870.

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8ANDERS' PRIMARY SPELLER...
SANDERS PICTORIAL PRIMER. Bound (Green Covers).
SANDERS' NEW SPELLER, DEFINER, AND ANALYZER...
SANDERS NEW FIRST READER..
SANDERS' NEW SECOND READER..
SANDERS' NEW THIRD READER..
SANDERS' NEW FOURTE READER..
SANDERS NEW FIFTH READER. (Revised).
SANDERS' HIGH SCHOOL READER..
SANDERS' YOUNG LADIES' READER.
SANDERS' SOHOOL SPEAKER..........
SANDERS' ANALYSIS OF ENGLISH WORDS...
SANDERS' ELOCUTIONARY CHART....
SANDERS' PRIMARY HAND CARDS, Six in a Set..
SANDERS' PRIMARY SCHOOL CHARTS. Large Type, for Teaching

Primary Schools in Concert. 8 Nos. on 4 Cards......

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SANDERS' UNION SERIES OF READERS.

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JUST PUBLISHED.
SANDERS' UNION SPELLER,
SANDERS' UNION PRIMER..
SANDERS' UNION READER, NUMBER ONE..
SANDERS' UNION READER, NUMBER TWO...
SANDERS' UNION READER, NUMBER THREE
SANDERS' UNION READER, NUMBER FOUR.
SANDERS' UNION READER, NUMBER FIVE.....
SANDERS UNION SPEAKER.

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Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1867, by

OHARLES W. SANDERS,
In the Clork's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern

District of New York.

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HARVARD
UNIVERSITY

LIBRARY
1046 * 172

PREFACE.

The demand for a greater variety of reading exercises suitable for the more advanced classes in our public schools and academies, has led to the preparation of the present volume, THE UNION Fifth READER; and the title of the previously socalled Union Fifth Reader has been changed, and that book will hereafter be styled The UNION SIXTH, OR RHETORICAL READER.

In the preparation of the present volume, a wide range of selections has been made in order to present every variety of style, and the best examples for the exercise of Rhetorical reading, and such as are peculiarly adapted to the expression of every tone and modulation of the human voice, whether grave or gay, humorous or pathetic, simple or declamatory.

Of these exercises, both of prose and poetry, a large portion has been selected from speeches and writings of recent date, and which, of course, have never been used in any

other reading-book. These lessons breathe forth the sentiments of loyalty, and tend to inspire the spirit of patriotism, and a deeper devotion to the cause of our republican institutions, and to the welfare of our whole country.

The principles of Elocution, which have been explained and illustrated by examples in the fore part of the Union Fourth and Sixth Readers, and which have been tested by actual experiment in the schoolroom by thousands of experienced teachers, have been adopted in the present work. These principles should be thoroughly studied and understood by the pupil in

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