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UNION FIFTH READER:
EMBRACING A FULL EXPOSITION OF THE
PRINCIPLES OF RHETORICAL READING;
NUMEROUS EXERCISES FOR PRACTICE, BOTH IN PROSE AND POETRY,
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.
8ANDERS' PRIMARY SPELLER...
Primary Schools in Concert. 8 Nos. on 4 Cards......
SANDERS' UNION SERIES OF READERS.
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1867, by
OHARLES W. SANDERS,
District of New York.
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