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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I look'd only at the stop-watch, my lord. Excellent observer ! And what of this new
book the whole world makes such a rout about ? Oh ! 'tis out of all plumb,my lord,
quite an irregular thing ! not one of the angles at the four corners was a right ...
With true contrition, my lord, I coirfeespart of your sarcasm to be just. Pleasure
was the object of my pursuit ; and pleasure I obtained, at: the expense, both of
health, and fortune : but yet, my lord, I broke not in upon the peace of others ; the
The same, my Lord, and your poor servant ever. Ham. Sir, my goodfriend; I'll
change that name with you : And -what makes you from Whittenburg, Horatio ?
HoR. A truant disposition, good, my Lord. Ham. I would not hear your enemy say
My Lord, upon the platform where we watchM. Ham. Did you not speak to it ? Hor.
My Lord, I did ; But answer made it none. Yet once ... As I do live, my honour'd
Lord, 'tis true ; And we did think it writ down in our duty To let you know of it. Ham.
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. CHAP. XXVII. OTHELLO AND IAOO. 1AGO. MY noble Lord, OTH.
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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).