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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IT was some time in the summer of that year in which Dendermond was taken by
the allies, which was about seven years before my father came into the country,
— and about as many after the time, (hat my uncle Toby and Trim had privau* 'y ...
... know not for their souls, which way in the world to turn themselves — That
notwithstanding my uncle Toby was warmly engaged at that time in carry'mgon
the siege of Dendermond, parallel with the allies, who pressed theirs on so
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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).