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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You must know then, said the visier, -that one of these owls has a son, and the
other a daughter, between whom theyare now upon a treaty ofanafria.ge. The
father of the son said to the father of the daughter, in my hearing, brother, I
consent to ...
LABOUR, the offspring of Want, and the mother off Health, aud Contentment,
lived with her two daughters in a little cottage by the side of a hill, at a great
distance from Town. They were totally unacquainted with: the great, and kept no
MOST potent, grave, and reverend Seigniors, My very noble and appiov'd good
masters, That I have ta'en away this old man's daughter, It is most true ; true, I
have married her ; The very head and front of my offending Hath (his extent : no ...
There, Romany, turn your eyes to that sad spectacle — the daughter of Lucrtuufj
Collating's wife — she died by her own hand. See there a noble lady, whom the
lust of a Tarquin reduced to the necessity of being her own executioner, to attest ...
Well ! but my dear Colonel, if you have no regard for me, shew some little regard
for your daughter. Riv. I shew the greatest regard for my daughter, by giving her
to a man of honour : and I must not be insulted with any farther repetition of your ...
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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).