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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The Story of Le Fevre Sterne Yorick's Death ibid. The Beggar's Petition Elegy on
the Death of aa unfortunate ..-- - Lady Morning Hymn Satan's Sofiloquy Juba and
Syphax Cato's Soliloquy Southampton -and Essex Jaffier and Pierre Edward ...
... so he went up stairs with the toast; — I warrant you, my dear, said I, as I opened
the kitchen-door, your father will be well again Mr. Yorick'a curate was smoaking
a pipe by the kitchen fire, but said not a word good or bad to comfort the youth.
Nature instantly ebb'd again, the film returned to its place the pulse flutter'd stopp'
d went on throbb'd stopp'd again-: iriov'd stopp'd — shall I go on ? No. STERN £.
CHAP. II. . ' YORICK's DEATH. A FEW hours before Yorick breathed his last, ...
Yorick laid his hand upon his heart, and gently shook his head ; for my part,
continued Eugenius, crying bitterly as he uttered the words, 1 declare I know not,
Yorick, how to part with thee, and would gladly flatter my hopes, added Eugenius,
Ten times a day has Yorick's ghost the consolation to hear his monumental
inscription read over with such a variety of plaintive tones, as denote a general
pity and esteem for him : — a footway crossing the church-yard close by his grave
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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).