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 guards let him kiJ'ow, in a very angry manner, that the house he was in was
not a caravansary, but the king's palace. It happened that the king himself passed
through the gal- Itry during this debate, and smiling at the mistake of the Dervise ...
While, with each other blest,, creative love * Still bade eternal Eden smile around.
Heavy )|ith instant fate her bosom heav'd Unwonted sighs ; and stealing oft a look
Tow'rds the big gloom, on Celadon her eye Fell tearful, wetting her disordered ...
... And due repose, he loiters to behold The sunshine gleaming as thro' amber
clouds, O'er all the western sky ? Full soon, I ween, His rude expression and
untutor'd airs, Beyond the pow'r of language, will unfold The form of beauty
smiling at ...
Here fi/el we but the penalty of Adam, The season's difference ; as the icy phang,
And churlish chiding of the winter's wind ; Which, when it bites and blows upon
my body, Even till I shrink with cold, I smile, and say, This is no flattery; these are
Where Science smiles, the Muses join the train : ,,, And gentlest arts and purest
manners reign. Ye generous youth who love this studied shade, How rich a field
is to your hopes display'd ! Knowledge to you unlocks the classic page ; 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).