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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From teftt to tent the impatient warrior flies, Fear in his heart, and frenzy in his
eyes ; Eliza's name along the camp In: dalls, Eliza echoes through the canvas
walls ; Quick through the murmuring gloom his footsteps tread, O'er groaning
... and if a man have it not, it is most likely he wirl be discovered to want it, and
then all his labour to seem to have it is lost. There is something UH- natural in
painting, which a skilful eye will easily discern from native beauty and
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 ...
Brutus, I do observe you now of late; I have not from your eyes that gentleness
And show of love as 1 vas wont to have; You bear too stubborn and too strange a
hand Over your friend that lotes you. Bru. Cassius, Be not deceived : if I have ...
So many greedy looks of young and old Through casements darted their desiring
eyes , Upon his visage ; and that all the walla. With painted imag'ry had said at
once, Jesu preserve thee ! welcome Bolingbroke ! Whilst he, from one side to the
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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).