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SPEAKER:

Or,

MISCELLANEOUS PIECES,

Selected from the

BEST ENGLISH WRITERS,

And disposed under proper Heads, with a View to facilitate

THE IMPROVEMENT O^OUTH
READING AND SPEAKING.

A new Edition, corrected and enlarged.

TO WHICH AUK nUIOil y

TWO ESSAYS:

J. ON ELOCUTION. II. ON READING WORKS OF TASTEJ
By WILLIAM EN FIELD, LL.D.

EMBEI.LISIItD WITH FOUr COTPK r-P I. ATE S.

- Ocu'os, paulum tellure moratos,

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ADVERTISEMENT.

THE savourable reception with which the pullic has honoured THfc .speaker, has induced the Editor to prefix to.fhe prefenttftfipn The Essay On Elocution, corrected endstjsiafgid'^'-a/td an Essay On Reading Works Of TASTEj1j in mubfcli "he has endeavoured to represent to young .perjotfs'sjsiiva^ie os the Jludy ospolite literature, and to surrn/h them vii//*;'&/concise view os the sundamental principles

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This edition is also enriched <wim some extracts srom Dr. Darwin's and the Rev. Mr. Hurdis's Poems, and some original pieces •written by W.Cooi'ER, £sj-i and is emhclhflied with sour coppper-plates.

These additions, as ivell as other pieees which have appeared in sormer editions, cannot be inserted in any editions of this work, bait such as are printed by the original Publisher,

J. JOHNSON, IN ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD,

•without subjecting the vender to a prosecution; every other edition mujl theresore necessarily be incomplete.

This booh being generally put into the hands os young persons, particular care has been taken, to get the genuine edi' t'wns accurately printed.

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TO

JOHN CARILL WORSLEY, Esq.

LATE PRESIDENT OF THE
ACADEMY IN WARRINGTON.

SIR,

This work having been undertaken principally with the design of assisting the Students at Warrington in acquiring a just and graceful Elocution, I feel a peculiar -propriety in addressing it to yo\a, as a public acknowledgment of the steady support which you have given to this institution, and the important services which you have rendered it.

In this Seminary, which was at sirst established, and has been uniformly conducted, on the extensive plan of providing a proper course of Instruction for young men in the most useful branches of Science and Literature, you have seen many respeciable characters formed, who are now rilling up their stations in society with reputation to themselves, and advantage to the Public. And while the fame great object continues to be a 1 pursued,

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