Charlotte quotes many poems, essays, and lectures throughout her six Volumes of the Home Education series. As you read through Volume 1, you can now view some of those sources that Charlotte quotes right here on The Plenary Resources page. 

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Three Years She Grew by William Wordsworth
Intimations of Immortality  by William Wordsworth
Tintern Abbey by William Wordsworth
How Doth the Little Busy Bee by Isaac Watts
She was a Phantom of Delight by William Wordsworth


The Forty Shires – Charlotte’s first Geography book

Charlotte’s Geographical Readers (in order):

1. Elementary GeographyBook 1
2. The British Empire and the Great Divisions of the Globe: Book 2
3. The Counties of England: Book 3
4. The Countries of Europe, Their Scenery and Peoples: Book 4
5. The Old and New World: Asia, Africa, America, Australia: Book 5

Charles Kingsley’s Lecture: The Aristocracy of the Future 

The Purple Jar short story by Maria Edgeworth

Piccola by Celia Thaxter – poem published in Poems for Children (pg 141) and the short story published in The Story Hour (pg 156) 

P.N.E.U. Programme 94 (1922-1923 school year)

Form 1 (Grades 1-3): Programme 94 Form 1
Form 2 (Grades 4-6): Programme 94 Form 2
Form 3 (Grades 7-8): Programme 94 Form 3
Form 4 (Grade 9): Programme 94 Form 4

Pet Marjorie: A Story of Child Life More Than 50 Years Ago by John Brown; Charlotte quotes the lines in this book in which Sir Walter Scott reads parts of Shakespeare’s play King John to little Marjorie


Wild Flowers by Anne Pratt
Madam How and Lady Why by Charles Kingsley
The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley
A Little Brother to the Bear by William J. Long
School of the Woods by William J. Long
Secrets of the Woods by William J. Long
Scouting for Boys (1908 Edition) by Robert Baden-Powell

Books by Arabella Buckley:

Trees and Shrubs
Plant Life in Field and Garden
By Pond and River
Wild Life in Woods and Fields
Birds of the Air
The Fairy-Land of Science – link 
Life and Her Children – link 

The Sciences by Edward Singleton Holden link
Real Things in Nature by Edward Singleton Holden link 
British Birds in Their Haunts by Charles Johns
Seaside and Wayside by Julia MacNair Wright
Childhood, Boyhood, Youth by Tolstoy
The Story of a Child by Margaret Deland
The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
Stories from the History of Rome by Emily Beesly
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Dafoe
The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
A Wonder Book for Boys and Girls by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Heroes of Asgard by Annie Keary
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
Principles of Mental Physiology by William Carpenter

A System of Logic by John Stuart Mill link
Principles of Political Economy by John Stuart Mill
On Liberty by John Stuart Mill

Smollett’s History of England link
Lectures on History by Dr. Joseph Priestley – link

The Life of Wesley by Robert Southey link
Parables from Nature by Margaret Gatty
Lessons for Children by Anna Laetitia Barbauld 
Poems by Anna Laetitia Barbauld
Evenings at Home by Anna Laetitia Barbauld

Cassell’s Eyes and No Eyes Series

Trees and Shrubs by Arabella Buckley
Plant Life in Field and Garden by Arabella Buckley
By Pond and River by Arabella Buckley
Wild Life in Woods and Fields by Arabella Buckley
Birds of the Air by Arabella Buckley
Within the Deep by Cadwallader Smith
On the Seashore by Cadwallader Smith

Stories from the History of Rome by Emily Beesly

A Book of Heroic Verse by Arthur Burrell link
Clear Speaking and Good Reading by Arthur Burrell link

The World at Home by Elizabeth and Mary Kirby link
The Sea and It’s Wonders by Mary Kirby

A New Handwriting for Teachers by Monica Bridges link

The Bible for School and Home (several volumes) by J. Paterson Smyth:

The Book of Genesis
Moses and the Exodus
Joshua and the Judges
The Prophets and Kings
The Book of St. Mark
The Book of St. Matthew

Bypaths of Bible Knowledge by Archibald Henry Sayce link to one Volume
Fresh Light from Ancient Monuments by Archibald Henry Sayce link
The Dwellers on the Nile by E.A. Wallis Budge

The ABC Arithmetic by Adolf Sonnenschein link
Hard Times by Charles Dickens
The Iliad by Homer

Evenings at Home by John Aiken and Laetitia Barbauld
Scientific Dialogues by Jeremiah Joyce link 
Wild Nature Won by Kindness by Eliza Brightwen link 

Murray Handbook for Travellers in Asia Minor by John Murray link
The Personal Life of David Livingstone by William Blaikie link
Tropical World by George Hartwig link
Polar World by George Hartwig link
Unbeaten Tracks in Japan by Isabella Lucy Bird link
A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella Lucy Bird
A Voyage on the Sunbeam by Anna Brassey

Ecclesiastical History of the English People by Bede link
Chronicles of the Kings of England by William of Malmesbury link
History of the Kings of Britain by Geoffrey Monmouth 
The Life of King Alfred by Asser 
Chronicles of the Crusades by Bell & Sons link 
Idylls of the King by Tennyson 
Froissart’s Chronicles by Jean Froissart 
Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans by Plutarch (North Translation) 
Old Stories from British History by Frederick York Powell link
Sketches from British History by Frederick York Powell link
A History of England by Hugh Oakley Arnold-Forster link
The Citizen Reader by Hugh Oakley Arnold-Forster link
The Citizen Reader Updated for the United States by Hugh Oakley Arnold-Forster and Lisa Ripperton
The Laws of Everyday Life by Hugh Oakley Arnold-Forster
Tales from St. Paul’s by Mrs. Frewen Lord 
Julius Caesar by Shakespeare 
A First History of France by L. Creighton 


The Sower by Jean François Millet
The Sower by Jean Francois Millet
The Angelus by Jean François Millet
The Angelus by Jean François Millet
Alexander and Diogenes by Edwin Landseer
Alexander and Diogenes by Edwin Landseer

View the Beowulf illustrations by George Morrow in the book Heroes of Chivalry and Romance by Alfred J. Church


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