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That all the wood with magic dims?
While still, while still,

Among the trees whose shadows grope

By permission of the author, and publishers, G. P. Putnam's Sons, N. Y.

'Mid ferns and flow'rs the dew-drops ope,-
Lost in faint deeps of heliotrope
Above the clover-scented slope,—
Retreats, despairing past all hope,

The whippoorwill, the whippoorwill.



I wish I wuz in de land ob cotton,
Ole times dar am not forgotten;

Look away! look away! look away!
Dixie land.

In Dixie land whar I wuz born in,
Early on one frosty mornin';

Look away! look away! look away!
Dixie land.


Den I wish I were in Dixie, hooray! hooray! In Dixie land

I'll took my stand

To lib and die in Dixie,

Away, away, away down south in Dixie,
Away, away, away down south in Dixie.


Dar's buckwheat cakes and Ingen batter,
Makes you fat or a little fatter;

Den hoe it down and scratch your grabble,
To Dixie land I'm bound to trabble.

The following is a list of other authors and works that would have been included in the body of the book if space had allowed. It is with great regret that only this mention of them can be made. See "List of Southern Writers for fuller notice.


Allan, William: Army of Northern Virginia.
Asbury, Francis: Journals.

Blair, James: State of His Majesty's Colony in Virginia. Bledsoe, Albert Taylor: A Theodicy, Is Davis a Traitor? Brock, R. A.: Southern Historical Society Papers.

Burnett, Mrs. Frances Hodgson: That Lass o' Lowrie's. Cable, George Washington: Bonaventure Bonaventure (Acadian

sketches in Louisiana).

Caruthers, William A.: Knights of the Golden Horseshoe (tale of Bacon's Rebellion).

Dabney, Virginius: Don Miff.

Davis, Mrs. Varina Jefferson: Jefferson Davis.

Dinwiddie Papers.

Elliott, Sarah Barnwell: John Paget.

Goulding, Francis Robert: Young Marooners.

Hearn, Lafcadio: Youma.

Hooper, Johnson Jones: Captain Suggs' Adventures. Ingraham, Joseph Holt: Prince of the House of David. Jones, John Beauchamp: Rebel War Clerk's Diary, Wild Western Scenes.

Kouns, Nathan Chapman: Arius the Libyan. Le Conte, Joseph: Geology, Science and the Bible. Loughborough, Mrs. Mary Webster: My Cave Life in Vicksburg (in prison during the war).

McCabe, James Dabney, Jr.: Gray-Jackets.

McGuire, Mrs. Judith Walker: Diary of a Southern Refugee; (said to be a most faithful and pathetic picture of the terrible times in 1861-5. It was a private journal kept during the war, and Mrs. McGuire was afterwards induced to publish it).

Mason, Emily Virginia: Popular Life of R. E. Lee. Maury, Dabney Herndon: Recollections of a Virginian. Meade, William: Old Churches, Ministers, and Families of Virginia.

Parker, William Harwar : Recollections of a Naval Offi


Piatt, Mrs. Sarah Morgan Bryan: Poems.
Randolph, Innis: Good Old Rebel, Back-Log.

Randolph, Sarah Nicholas: Domestic Life of Jefferson. Semmes, Raphael: Service Afloat, Cruise of the Alabama.

Semple, Robert Baylor: History of Virginia Baptists. Sims, James Marion: Story of My Life.

Smedes, Mrs. Susan Dabney: A Southern Planter; (a biography of Mrs. Smedes' father. Of this work, Hon. W. E. Gladstone says in a letter to the author: "I am very desirous that the Old World should have the benefit of this work. I ask your permission to publish it in England. Allow me to thank you, dear Madam, for

the good the book must do.").

Smith, Francis Hopkinson: Colonel Carter of Cartersville.

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Spotswood, Alexander: Letters, 1710-22.

Stith, William: History of Virginia (before 1755).
Strother, David Hunter: Virginia Illustrated.
Taylor, Richard: Destruction and Reconstruction.
Wiley, Edwin Fuller: Angel in the Cloud.


These questions are not recommended as essential, but merely as suggestive and perhaps useful to teachers who prefer the Socratic method. They might also serve to call the attention of students to some point which they would otherwise overlook.

The general questions and those in ordinary type may be answered from the text itself; the answers to those in italics are to be found in other parts of the book, in a history of the United States, or in a cyclopedia. The questions in italics may, of course, like all the rest, be omitted at the discretion of the teacher. The research required to answer such questions, however, will be of great value to the students, if they have the time for it. See also the suggestions given in the Preface.


These questions apply to all the authors, and hence will not be repeated under each name.

1. Give the date of birth, and the date of death of those not living. 2. Where was the author born? 3. Where did he pass his life? 4. What was his education? 5. What was his profession and what positions, if any, did he fill? 6. Describe his character. 7. His style of writing. 8. Give the names of his Works. 9. Title and contents of the extracts given. 10. Learn the short extracts and poems by heart. 11. Find on the map all the places mentioned. (This is of prime importance, and I beg that this question may never be omitted).

FIRST PERIOD, 1579-1750.

JOHN SMITH.-1. Why did Captain Smith fight against the Turks? 2. When did he come to America? 3. How did he spend his time after 1609? 4. What other settlement was in America at this time besides Jamestown? 5. By whom and when made?

WILLIAM STRACHEY.-1. What is the special fame of this description of a storm? 2. Give some features of it. 3. Who was ruler of England at this time?

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