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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So, faint resemblance ! on the marble tomb, The well dissembled mourner
stooping stands, For ever silent, and for ever sad. THOMSON5. CHAP. XVII.
JUNIO AND THEANA. SOON as young 'reason dawnM in Junio's breast, His
father sent ...
And shall not .Hymen light his brightest torch For this delighted pair ? Ah, Junio
knew His sire detested his Theana's house '! — Thus duty, reverence, gratitude,
conspir'd Te check their happy union. He resolv'ij (And many a sigh that
Soon Theana's porch Receiv'd him : at his sight, the ancient slaves Affrighted
shriek, and to the chamber point : — Confounded, yet not knowing what they
meant, He enter'd hasty Ah ! what a sight for one who lov'd so well ! All pale and
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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).