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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IAGO. But for a satisfaction of my thougktt No farther harm. OTH. Why of thy
thought, Iago ? IAGO. I did not think he'd been acquainted with it. OTH. Oh, yes,
and went between us very oft. IAGO. Indeed ! OTH. Indeed ! ay, indeed. Discern'st
IAGO. For Michael Cassio, 1 dare be sworn, I think, that he is honest. OTH. I think
so too. iago. Men should be what they seem ; Or, those that be not, would they
might seem knaves, OTH. Certain ! men should be what they seem. IAGO. Why ...
I '1L know thy thoughts — iago. You cannot, if my heart were in your hand ; Nor
shall not/whilst 'tis in. my custody. OTH. Ha ! IAGO. . Ohj beware my Lord, of
jealousy : It is a green-ey'd monster, which doth mock The meat it feeds on.
No, Iago, I'll see, before I doubt ; when I doubt, prove ; And, on the proof, there is
no more but this, Away at once with love or jealousy. IAGO. I'm glad of this ; for
now I shall have reason To shew the love and duly that I bear you With franker ...
IAGO. Long live she so ! and long live you to think sol OTH. And yet how nature's
erring,. from itself IAGO. Ay there's the point ! — as (to be bold with you) Not to
affect many proposed matches Of her own clime, complexion, and degree, ...
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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).