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  1. The Holy Bible, King James Version
  2. Anatomy of the Human Body by Henry Gray
  3. The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
  4. The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr.
  5. The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot
  6. The Complete Poems by Emily Dickinson
  7. The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot
  8. Familiar Quotations compiled by John Bartlett
  9. Invictus by William Ernest Henley
  10. Ode to a Nightingale by John Keats
  11. O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman
  12. The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant
  13. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  14. The Tiger by William Blake
  15. Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats
  16. Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville
  17. Inaugural Address by John F. Kennedy
  18. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
  19. Trees by Joyce Kilmer
  20. Ode on Intimations of Immortality by William Wordsworth
  21. Selected Poetry by Robert Frost
  22. Second Inaugural Address by Abraham Lincoln
  23. Relativity by Albert Einstein
  24. She walks in Beauty by Lord Byron
  25. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
  26. The Cambridge History of English and American Literature
  27. Invitations, Acceptances and Regrets from Etiquette by Emily Post
  28. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft
  29. First Inaugural Address by Thomas Jefferson
  30. Roget’s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
  31. La Belle Dame Sans Merci by John Keats
  32. Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages
  33. The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois
  34. How the Other Half Lives by Jacob A. Riis
  35. First Inaugural Address by Abraham Lincoln
  36. Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving
  37. Death be not proud by John Donne
  38. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill
  39. Stories from the Thousand and One Nights
  40. Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey by William Wordsworth
  41. Tradition and the Individual Talent by T.S. Eliot
  42. Gunga Din by Rudyard Kipling
  43. Walt Whitman (Song of Myself) by Walt Whitman
  44. Respectfully Quoted
  45. Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw
  46. I wandered lonely as a cloud by William Wordsworth
  47. Preface to Lyrical Ballads by William Wordsworth
  48. The Oxford Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
  49. God’s Grandeur by Gerard Manley Hopkins
  50. Fables by Aesop
  51. Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters
  52. The Passionate Shepherd to His Love by Christopher Marlowe
  53. I Sing the Body Electric by Walt Whitman
  54. The Solitary Reaper by William Wordsworth
  55. The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book by Fannie Farmer
  56. I Have a Rendezvous with Death by Alan Seeger
  57. Oedipus the King by Sophocles
  58. The Age of Fable, or Beauties of Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch
  59. First Inaugural Address by George Washington
  60. When Lilacs Last in the Door-yard Bloom’d by Walt Whitman
  61. The Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke
  62. Pied Beauty by Gerard Manley Hopkins
  63. To an Athlete Dying Young by A. E. Housman
  64. Common Sense by Thomas Paine
  65. Ode to the West Wind by Percy Bysshe Shelley
  66. The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  67. The Lake Isle of Innisfree by William Butler Yeats
  68. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  69. Richard Corey by Edwin Arlington Robinson
  70. Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations
  71. Song of the Open Road by Walt Whitman
  72. The King’s English by H.W. Fowler
  73. Crossing Brooklyn Ferry by Walt Whitman
  74. When You are Old by William Butler Yeats
  75. Christmas Trees by Robert Frost
  76. In a Station of the Metro by Ezra Pound
  77. Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein
  78. First Inaugural Address by Franklin D. Roosevelt
  79. Up from Slavery: An Autobiography by Booker T. Washington
  80. Portrait of a Lady by T.S. Eliot
  81. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  82. The Windhover by Gerard Manley Hopkins
  83. Fog by Carl Sandburg
  84. My heart leaps up when I behold by William Wordsworth
  85. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare
  86. A Word for Autumn by A. A. Milne
  87. Porphyria’s Lover by Robert Browning
  88. The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion by Sir James George Frazer
  89. Lincoln’s Letter to Mrs. Bixby
  90. The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Other Principal Saints by Rev. Alban Butler
  91. A Defence of Poetry by Percy Bysshe Shelley
  92. Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
  93. Substitution by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  94. Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryant
  95. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  96. The Prelude by William Wordsworth
  97. To the Virgins, to make much of Time by Robert Herrick
  98. Poems by Oscar Wilde
  99. On His Blindness by John Milton
  100. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
  101. Remember by Christina Georgina Rossetti
  102. Gerontion by T.S. Eliot
  103. To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell
  104. The Outcasts of Poker Flat by Francis Bret Harte
  105. Hamlet and His Problems by T.S. Eliot
  106. Mending Wall by Robert Frost
  107. Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
  108. Robert’s Rules of Order
  109. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells
  110. When I have Fears that I may cease to be by John Keats
  111. The “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” Speech by Patrick Henry
  112. The Wild Swans at Coole by William Butler Yeats
  113. Selected Works by Sigmund Freud
  114. The Village Blacksmith by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  115. Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley
  116. Preface to Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
  117. Personal Memoirs by Ulysses S. Grant
  118. The American Language by H.L. Mencken
  119. The Ballad of East and West by Rudyard Kipling
  120. Birches by Robert Frost
  121. The Rough Riders by Theodore Roosevelt
  122. The world is too much with us by William Wordsworth
  123. Because I could not stop for Death by Emily Dickinson
  124. The Creation by James Weldon Johnson
  125. A Midsummer-Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
  126. Batter my heart, three person’d God by John Donne
  127. When the Frost is on the Punkin by James Whitcomb Riley
  128. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
  129. Ode by Arthur O’Shaughnessy
  130. Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters
  131. Renascence by Edna St. Vincent Millay
  132. His Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin
  133. A Psalm of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  134. Some Thoughts Concerning Education by John Locke
  135. The World’s Famous Orations by William Jennings Bryan
  136. Political Debates between Lincoln and Douglas
  137. The Defense of Poesy by Sir Philip Sidney
  138. Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  139. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  140. The Lotos-Eaters by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  141. I cannot live with you by Emily Dickinson
  142. The Playboy of the Western World by J.M. Synge
  143. The Cry for Justice by edited by Upton Sinclair
  144. Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations
  145. The Soldier by Rupert Brooke
  146. Hope is the thing with feathers by Emily Dickinson
  147. A Dictionary of Similes
  148. The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe
  149. On the Art of Writing by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
  150. Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
 
 
 
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