The Speaker, or, Miscellaneous pieces: selected from the best English writers, and disposed under proper heads, for the improvement of youth in reading and speaking : to which is prefixed, an essay on elocution
John Bioren & Thomas DeSilver, 1808 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 400 pages
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Of that quick spirit that is in Antony; Let me not hinder, Cassius, your desires; , - I'll
leave you. Cas. Brutus, I do observe you now of late; I have not from your eyes
that gentleness And show of love as 1 vas wont to have; You bear too stubborn ...
The troubled Tybe.r chasing with his shores, Caesar says to me, Dai'st thou,
Cassius now Leap in with me into this angry flood, And swim to yonder point ?
Upon the word, Accoutred as I was, I plunged in, And bid him follow ; so indeed
THE QUARREL OF BRUTUS AND CASSIUS. CAS. THAT you have -wrong'd me
doth appear in this, You have condemn'd and noted Lucius Pella, For taking
bribes here of the Sardians; Wherein my letter (praying on his side, Because I
There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats ; For I am arm'd so strong in honesty,
That they pass by me, as the idle wind, Which I respect not. I did send to you For
certain sums of gold, which you deny'd me ; For 1 can raise no money by vile ...
Revenge yourselves alone on Cassius For Cassius is a weary of the world j
Hated by one he loves ; brav'd by his brother ; Check'd by a bondman ; all his
faults observ'd : . Set in a note- book, learn'd, and conn'd by rote, To cast into my
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This reader was initially published as a British reader, and then imported to America. According to Henry W. Simon, it was first published in America in Philadelphia in 1799. He was unaware of this second American printing. There is also another printing -- from New York in 1812 -- of which he too was unaware. Thus far, these are the only three American printings of which I am aware. In a visit to the Harvard archives, I noticed in their records that the Institute of 1770, an early literary society there, often read aloud from Enfield in their meetings in the 1770s and 1780s (though this would have been a British version of the text, not the American one depicted here).