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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With raw soldiers, an undisciplined army, beaten, vanquished, besieged by the
Gauls the very last summer, an army unknown to their leader, and unacquainted
with him. Or shall I, who was born I might almost say, but certainly brought up, ...
PULTENEY's SPEECH ON THE MOTION FOR REDUCING THE ARMY. SIR, WE
have heard a great deal about parliamentary armies, and about an army
continued from year to year:; -1 have always been Sir, and always shall be,
against a ...
Where was there a braver army than that under Julius Caesar ? Where was there
ever an army that had served their country more faithfully ? That army was
commanded generally by the best citizens of Rome, by men of great fortune and
pens, I am afraid that in place of the parliament's dismissing the army, the army
will dismiss the parliament, as they have done heretofore. Nor does the legality or
illegality of that Parliament,' or of that army, alter the ease ; for with respect to that
We are now come to the Rubicon j our army is now to be reduced, or it never will ;
from his Majesty's own mouth we are as* smred of a profound tranquiity abroad,
we know there is- ene at home ; if this is not a proper time, if these ...
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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).