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The book of virtues : a treasury of great moral stories

Author: William J Bennett
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Well-known works including fables, folklore, fiction, drama, and more, by such authors as Aesop, Dickens, Tolstoy, Shakespeare, and Baldwin, are presented to teach virtues, including compassion, courage, honesty, friendship, and faith.
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Genre/Form: Collected Work
Literature
Fables
Collections
Literary collections
Folklore
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Book of virtues.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1993
(OCoLC)654722045
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William J Bennett
ISBN: 0671683063 9780671683061 9780684835778 0684835770
OCLC Number: 28422971
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 831 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: SELF-DISCIPLINE --
Good and Bad Children / Robert Louis Stevenson --
Please / Alicia Aspinwall --
Rebecca, Who Slammed Doors for Fun and Perished Miserably / Hilaire Belloc --
Godfrey Gordon Gustavus Gore / William Brighty Rands --
The Lovable Child / Emilie Poulsson --
John, Tom, and James --
There Was a Little Girl / Anonymous --
My Own Self / Retold by Joseph Jacobs --
To the Little Girl Who Wriggles / Laura E. Richards --
Jim, Who ran away from his Nurse, and was eaten by a Lion / Hilaire Belloc --
The Duel / Eugene Field --
Let Dogs Delight to Bark and Bite / Isaac Watts --
The King and His Hawk / Retold by James Baldwin --
Anger / Charles and Mary Lamb --
Dirty Jim / Jane Taylor --
Washing --
Table Rules for Little Folks --
The Little Gentleman --
Our Lips and Ears --
Little Fred / Anonymous --
The Story of Augustus, Who Would Not Have Any Soup / Heinrich Hoffmann --
The Vulture / Hilaire Belloc --
The Boy and the Nuts --
The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs --
The Flies and the Honey Pot / Aesop --
Mr. Vinegar and His Fortune / Retold by James Baldwin --
The Frogs and the Well / Aesop --
The Fisherman and His Wife / Retold by Clifton Johnson --
The Magic Thread / Anonymous --
The Golden Touch / Adapted from Nathaniel Hawthorne --
The Fox and the Crow / Aesop --
King Canute on the Seashore / Adapted from James Baldwin --
Ozymandias / Percy Bysshe Shelley --
Phaeton / Adapted from Thomas Bulfinch --
George Washington's Rules of Civility / Anonymous --
Boy Wanted / Frank Crane --
The Cattle of the Sun / Retold by Andrew Lang --
David and Bathsheba / Retold by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut --
Vaulting Ambition, which O'erleaps Itself / William Shakespeare --
How Much Land Does a Man Need? / Leo Tolstoy --
Terence, This Is Stupid Stuff / A.E. Housman --
Plato on Self-Discipline: From the Gorgias / Plato --
Aristotle on Self-Discipline: From the Nicomachean Ethics / Aristotle --
Go Forth to Life / Samuel Longfellow --
For Everything There Is a Season: From Ecclesiastes / Anonymous --
2: COMPASSION --
Kindness to Animals / Anonymous --
The Lion and the Mouse / Aesop --
Little Sunshine / Retold by Etta Austin Blaisdell and Mary Frances Blaisdell --
A Child's Prayer / M. Bentham-Edwards --
Diamonds and Toads / Retold by Charles Perrault --
Old Mr. Rabbit's Thanksgiving Dinner / Carolyn Sherwin Bailey --
Androcles and the Lion / Retold by James Baldwin --
Little Thumbelina / Anonymous --
The Legend of the Dipper / Retold by J. Berg Esenwein and Marietta Stockard --
The Little Match Girl / Hans Christian Andersen --
Beauty and the Beast / Retold by Clifton Johnson --
Beautiful / Anonymous --
As Rich as Croesus / Retold by James Baldwin --
The Sin of Omission / Margaret E. Sangster --
Moses in the Bulrushes / Retold by J. Berg Esenwein and Marietta Stockard --
The Good Samaritan / Retold by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut --
Song of Life / Charles MacKay --
Grandmother's Table: From the Brothers Grimm / Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm --
The Angel of the Battlefield / Joanna Strong and Tom B. Leonard --
If I can Stop One Heart from Breaking / Emily Dickinson --
The Wisdom of Solomon / Retold by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut --
A Legend of the Northland / Phoebe Cary --
The Quality of Mercy / William Shakespeare --
Echo and Narcissus / Retold by Thomas Bulfinch --
Marley's Ghost / Charles Dickens --
Where Love Is, God Is / Leo Tolstoy --
The Gift of the Magi / O. Henry --
Count That Day Lost / George Eliot --
Aristotle on Pity: From the Rhetoric / Aristotle --
The Ride of Collins Graves / John Boyle O'Reilly --
Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night / Walt Whitman --
Abraham Lincoln Offers Consolation / Abraham Lincoln --
O Captain! My Captain! / Walt Whitman --
The New Colossus / Emma Lazarus --
The Influence of Democracy / Alexis de Torqueville --
The Choir Invisible / George Eliot --
3. RESPONSIBILITY --
Over in the Meadow / Olive A. Wadsworth --
The Three Little Kittens / Eliza Lee Follen --
Little Orphan Annie / James Whitcomb Riley --
Rebecca / Eleanor Piatt --
St. George and the Dragon / Retold by J. Berg Esenwein and Marietta Stockard --
The Boy We Want / Anonymous --
King Alfred and the Cakes --
For Want of a Horseshoe Nail / Adapted from James Baldwin --
Sir Walter Raleigh / Retold by James Baldwin --
Etiquette in a Nutshell --
The Chest of Broken Glass / Anonymous --
Which Loved Best? / Joy Allison --
Cain and Abel / Retold by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut --
The Ten commandments --
If You Were / Anonymous --
The Bell of Atri / Retold by James Baldwin --
Icarus and Daedalus / Anonymous --
The Sword of Damocles / Adapted from James Baldwin --
The Silent Couple --
The Athenian Oath --
The Duties of a Scout / Anonymous --
The American's Creed / William Tyler Page --
Respecting the Flag / Anonymous --
The Charge of the Light Brigade / Alfred Tennyson --
The Bridge Builder / Will Allen Dromgoole --
What a Baby Costs / Edgar Guest --
F. Scott Fitzgerald to His Daughter / F. Scott Fitzgerald --
The Hiltons' Holiday / Sarah Orne Jewett --
The Perfect Dinner Table / Edgar Guest --
The Children's Hour / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
The Funeral Oration of Pericles / Thucydides --
Plato on Responsibility: From the Crito / Plato --
The Declaration of Independence / Thomas Jefferson --
Federalist No. 55 / James Madison --
The Conscience of the Nation Must Be Roused / Frederick Douglass --
Second Message to Congress / Abraham Lincoln --
Letter from Birmingham City Jail / Martin Luther King, Jr. --
Men Without Chests / C.S. Lewis --
4. FRIENDSHIP --
The Pasture / Robert Frost --
The Bear and the Travelers / Aesop --
Cat and Mouse in Partnership: From the Brothers Grimm / Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm --
The Velveteen Rabbit / Margery Williams --
Friendship --
Why Frog and Snake Never Play Together / Anonymous --
Rocking Horse Land / Laurence Housman --
The Selfish Giant / Oscar Wilde --
Ruth and Naomi --
Johathan and David / Retold by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut --
Baucis and Philemon / Retold by Thomas Bulfinch --
The House by the Side of the Road / Sam Walter Foss --
Damon and Pythias / Anonymous --
How Robin Hood Met Little John / Adapted from Henry Gilbert --
A Wayfaring Song / Henry van Dyke --
Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan / Anonymous --
The Human Touch / Spencer Michael Free --
Little Girls Wiser than Men / Leo Tolstoy --
The Enchanted Bluff / Willa Cather --
Keep Friendships in Constant Repair: from The Life of Samuel Johnson / James Boswell --
New Friends and Old Friends / Anonymous --
The Lover Pleads with his Friend for Old Friends / William Butler Yeats --
A Time to Talk / Robert Frost --
Aristotle on Friendship: from the Nicomachean Ethics / Aristotle --
Cicero on Friendship; from Laelius / Cicero --
Thinking on Friendship / William Shakespeare --
Emerson on Friendship: from Friendship / Ralph Waldo Emerson --
Mending Wall / Robert Frost --
Childhood and Poetry / Pablo Neruda --
The Arrow and the Song / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
Thomas Jefferson and James Madison / Thomas Jefferson and James Madison --
A Legacy / John Greenleaf Whittier --
5. WORK --
The Song of the Bee / Marian Douglas --
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod / Eugene Field --
The Little Red Hen / Retold by Penryhn W. Coussens --
Five Little Chickens / Anonymous --
The Ants and the Grasshopper / Aesop --
Work While You Work / Anonymous --
The Sheep and the Pig Who Built a House / Retold by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey --
The Three Little Pigs / Retold by Clifton Johnson --
Hercules and the Wagoner / Aesop --
Alice's Supper / Laura E. Richards --
The Darning Needle / Hans Christian Andersen --
Mr. Meant-To / Anonymous --
The Husband Who Was to Mind the House / Anonymous --
Mother Holly / Retold by Etta Austin Blaisdell and Mary Frances Blaisdell --
The Farmer and His Sons / Aesop --
The Shoemaker and the Elves / Retold by J. Berg Esenwein and Marietta Stockard --
How the Camel Got His Hump / Rudyard Kipling --
Dust Under the Rug / Maud Lindsay --
The Week of Sundays / Anonymous --
What Have We Done Today? / Nixon Waterman --
I Meant to Do My Work Today / Richard Le Gallienne --
The Rebellion Against the Stomach / Anonymous --
The Kingdom of the Bees / William Shakespeare --
The Bundle of Sticks / Aesop --
Results and Roses / Edgar Guest --
Hercules Cleans the Augean Stables / Anonymous --
The Choice of Hercules / Retold by James Baldwin --
True Nobility / Edgar Guest --
The Ballad of John Henry / Anonymous --
Robinson Crusoe Builds a Boat / Daniel Defoe --
The Village Blacksmith / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
Tom Sawyer Gives Up the Brush / Mark Twain --
Abraham Lincoln Denies a Loan / Abraham Lincoln --
Up from Slavery / Booker T. Washington --
Opportunity / John James Ingalls --
"It's Plain Hard Work That Does It" / Charles Edison --
Heaven Is Not Reached in a Single Bound / J.G. Holland --In Praise of the Strenuous Life / Theodore Roosevelt --
Great Men / Ralph Waldo Emerson --
Kill Devil Hill / Henry Combs --
Success / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
Of Studies / Francis Bacon --
Quality / John Galsworthy --
The Noble Nature / Ben Jonson --
Elias / Leo Tolstoy --
A Psalm of Life / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 6. COURAGE --
Chicken Little / Anonymous --
The Wee Wee Woman / Retold by James H. Van Sickle and Wilhelmina Seegmiller --
How the Little Kite Learned to Fly / Anonymous --
David and Goliath / Retold by J. Berg Esenwein and Marietta Stockard --
Jack and the Beanstalk / Adapted from Andrew Long --
Hansel and Gretel / Adapted from the Brothers Grimm --
The Brave Mice / Aesop --
Chanticleer and Partlet / Retold by J. Berg Esenwein and Marietta Stockard --
The Leopard's Revenge / Anonymous --
Our Heroes / Phoebe Cary --
the Minotaur / Adapted from Andrew Lang --
Ulysses and the Cyclops / Retold by Andrew Lang --
Horatius at the Bridge / Retold by James Baldwin --
The Brave Three Hundred / Adapted from James Baldwin --
Compensation / Theodosia Garrison --
A Laconic Answer / Anonymous --
If / Rudyard Kipling --
Crossing the Rubicon / Adapted from James Baldwin --
Doors of Daring / Henry van Dyke --
William Tell / Retold by James Baldwin --
Dolley Madison Saves the National Pride / Dorothea Payne Madison --
An Appeal from the Alamo / William Barret Travis --
Susan B. Anthony / Joanna Strong and Tom B. Leonard --
The Things That Haven't Been Done Before / Edgar Guest --
Rosa Parks / Kai Friese --
It Can Be Done / Anonymous --
Men Wanted for Hazardous Journey / Ernest Shackleton --
The End of the Scott Expedition / Robert Falcon Scott --
The Iron Horse / Bob Considine --
A Smile / Anonymous --
The Moses of Her People / Sarah Bradford --
Instant Hero: from the Washington Post / Blaine Harden --
Courage / John Galsworthy --
Plato on Fear: from the Gorgias / Plato --
Henry's Speech at Agincourt / William Shakespeare --
Prisoner of War / James Bond Stockdale --
Liberty or Death / Patrick Henry --
The Rainy Day / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
Self-Reliance / Ralph Waldo Emerson --
The Road Not Taken / Robert Frost --
7. PERSEVERANCE --
Persevere / Anonymous --
The Tortoise and the Hare / Aesop --
The Little Steam Engine --
Try, Try Again / Anonymous --
The Crow and the Pitcher / Aesop --
The Little Hero of Holland / Adapted from Etta Austin Blaisdell and Mary Frances Blaisdell --
You Mustn't Quit / Anonymous --
The Steadfast Tin Soldier / Hans Christian Andersen --
Carry On! / Robert Service --
The Stars in the Sky / Adapted from Carolyn Sherwin Bailey, Kate Douglas Wiggin, and Nora Archibald Smith --
The Story of Scarface / Retold by Amy Cruse --
Solitude / Ella Wheeler Wilcox --
Bruce and the Spider / Bernard Barton --
The Long, Hard Way Through the Wilderness / Retold by Walter Russell Bowie --
Go Down, Moses / Anonymous --
Eureka! / Retold by James Baldwin --
Perseverance / Johann Wolfgang von Goethe --
Sail on! Sail on! / Joaquin Miller --
Can't / Edgar Guest --
The Getysburg Address / Abraham Lincoln --
We Shall Fight in the Fields and in the Streets / Winston Churchill --
I Have a Dream / Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. --
The Donner Party / Eliza P. Donner Houghton --
In Memory of L.H.W. / Dorothy Canfield Fisher --
Will / Ella Wheeler Wilcox --
I Decline to Accept the End of Man / William Faulkner --
8. HONESTY --
The Boy who Never Told a Lie / Anonymous --
The Boy Who Cried "Wolf" / Aesop --
The Honest Woodman / Adapted from Emilie Poulsson --
Someone Sees You / Anonymous --
George Washington and the Cherry Tree / Adapted from J. Berg Esenwein and Marietta Stockard --
Matilda, Who Told Lies, and Was Burned to Death / Hilaire Belloc --
Rebecca's Afterthought / Elizabeth Turner --
Pinocchio / Carlo Lorenzini --
The Indian Cinderella / Retold by Cyrus Macmillan --
Truth is Mighty and Will Prevail / Retold by Ella Lyman Cabot --
The Story of Regulus / Retold by James Baldwin --
The Character of a Happy Life / Henry Wotton --
Honest Abe / Retold by Horatio Alger --
The Frog Prince / Adapted from the Brothers Grimm --
The Pied Piper of Hamelin / Adapted from Joseph Jacobs --
The Emperor's New Clothes / Hans Christian Andersen --
The Boy Who Went to the Sky / Retold by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey --
Truth and Falsehood --
Truth, Falsehood, Fire, and Water / Anonymous --
Lady Clare / Alfred Tennyson --
Truth / Ben Johnson --
The Woman Caught in Adultery / from the Gospel according to John --
The Question / Anonymous --
The Good Bishop / Adapted from Victor Hugo --
Insincere Honesty --
The Injustice of Mere Suspicion / Retold by Warren Horton Stuart --
The Piece of String / Guy de Maupassant --
Nobility / Alice Cary --
Truth in Advertising / P.T. Barnum --
Plato on Justice: from The Republic / Plato --
Francis Bacon on Truth: from Of Truth / Francis Bacon --
Truth Never Dies / Anonymous --
9. LOYALTY --
Little Boy Blue / Eugene Field --
The Cap That Mother Made / Adapted from Carolyn Sherwin Bailey --
The Story of Cincinnatus / Retold by James Baldwin --
The Devoted Friend / Oscar Wilde --
Yudisthira at Heaven's Gate: from the Mahabharata / Anonymous --
Thunder Falls / Retold by Allan Macfarlan --
How Queen Esther Saved Her People / Retold by Walter Russell Bowie --
Judas and Peter --
Castor and Pollux / Anonymous --
Penelope's Web / Adapted from James Baldwin --
Loyalty to a Brother / Walter MacPeek --
Only a Dad / Edgar Guest --
Home Sweet Home / John Howard Payne --
Paul Revere's Ride / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
Concord Hymn / Ralph Waldo Emerson --
Nathan Hale: from American Heritage magazine / Anonymous --
Washington Rejects a Crown / George Washington --
America / Samuel Smith --
Barbara Frietchie / John Greenleaf Whittier --
America the Beautiful / Katharine Lee Bates --
In Flanders Fields / John McCrae --
Flag Day / Anonymous --
Ethical Loyalty / Richard A. Gabriel --
The Last Lesson / Alphonse Daudet --
Knute Rockne / Francis Wallace --
The Thousandth Man / Rudyard Kipling --
10. FAITH --
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep --
Sleep, My Babe --
A Child's Prayer / Anonymous --
Noah and the Ark / Retold by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut --
All Things Beautiful / Cecil Alexander --
Job / Retold by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut --
I Never Saw a Moor / Emily Dickinson --
The Fiery Furnace --
Daniel in the Lion's Den / Retold by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut --
The 23rd Psalm / Anonymous --
The Healing of the Paralytic / Retold by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut --
The Captain's Daughter / James T. Fields --
The Sermon to the Birds / Retold by James Baldwin --
The Honest Disciple --
St. Nicholas and the Golden Bars --
Hanukkah Hymn / Anonymous --
A Child's Dream of a Star / Charles Dickens --
Nearer Home / Phoebe Cary --
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God / Martin Luther --
Amazing Grace / John Newton --
Faith of Our Fathers, Living Still / Frederick W. Faber --
We Understand So Little / Anonymous --
Deucalion and Pyrrha / Retold by Thomas Bulfinch --
A Name in the Sand / Hannah Flagg Gould --
The Kids Can't Take It If We Don't Give It / George Herman "Babe" Ruth --
Our Lady's Juggler / Anatole France --
Mary Wollstonecraft on Faith: From A Vindication of the Rights of Woman / Mary Wollstonecraft --
L'Envoi / Rudyard Kipling --
Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers / Felicia Hemans --
Jefferson Urges an Examination of Faith / Thomas Jefferson --
The Farewell Address / George Washington --
Second Inaugural Address / Abraham Lincoln --
Battle Hymn of the Republic / Julia Ward Howe --
Going to Church / Theodore Roosevelt --
The Lamb and The Tyger / William Blake --
The Loom of Time / Anonymous --
The Volunteer at Auschwitz / Chuck Colson --
Death, Be Not Proud / John Donne --
The Dying Christian to His Soul / Alexander Pope --
The Path of Virtue: From the Dhammapada / Buddha --
Man's Nature Is Good / Mancius --
The Way to Tao / Chuang-tzu --Crossing the Bar / Alfred Tennyson --
Last Lines / Emily Bronte. Self-discipline --
Compassion --
Responsibility --
Friendship --
Work --
Courage --
Perseverance --
Honesty --
Loyalty --
Faith.
Responsibility: edited, with commentary by William J. Bennett.
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