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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... their hesitating to appoint him General in the Expedition against Jugurtha,
merely:- on Account of liis Extraction Sallttst 147 Calisthenes's Reproof of Cleon's
Flattery to Alexander Quintus Cur tilts 150 The Scythian Ambassadors to
V. THE SCYTHIAN AMBASSADORS TO ALEXANDER. fF your person were as
gigantic as your desires, the world would not contain you. Your right hand would
touch the east, and your left the west^ at the same time. You grasp at more than ...
It will, therefore, be your wisdom to take care how you venture beyond your reach
. Besides, what have you to do with the Scythians, or the Scythians with you? We
have never invaded Macedon ; why should you attack Scythia ? We inhabit vast ...
If you will cross the Tanan, you may travel over Scythia, and observe how
extensive a territory we inhabit. ... You will find the poverty of the Scythians, at
one time, too nimble for your pursuit; and at another time, when you think we are
You see how little you are likely to gain by attempting the conquest of Scythia. On
the other hand, you may, if you please, have ia us a valuable alliance. We
command the borders of both Europe and Asia. — There is nothing between us
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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).