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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ar: >AOic dishonour at thee, which no .innocence of heart or integrity of conduct
shall' sCiT-rgfit.'" Jr:9*07 * ;" The fortunes of'th^heus^ sMalHritter— thy character,
which led the way to them, shall bleed on every side of it^-*hy faith questioned ...
and summoning up the man within him, — my dear lad, be comforted, let not all
thy spirits and fortitude for- rake thee at this crisis when thou most wantest them ;~
. — who knows what resources are in store, and .what the power of God may yet
No, kuow thee not ; what art thou? Jaff. Jaffier, thy friend, thy once lov'd, valu'd
friend ! Tho' now deserv'dly scorn'd and us'd most hardly. Pier. Thou Jaffier ! thoa
my once lov'd, valu'd friend! By heav'ns thou ly'st ; the man .so call'd, my friend, ...
I scorn it more, because preserv'd by thee : And as when first my foolish heart
took pity On thy misfortunes, sought thee in thy miseries, Reliev'd thy wants, and
rais'd thee from ihy stale, Of wretchedness, m which thy fate had plung'd thee, ...
Go, get thee from me, Cromwell ; I am a poor fall'n man, unworthy now To be thy
lord and master. Seek the King, (That *un I pray may never set) I've told him 'What
and how true thou art ; he will advaace thee : Some little memory of me will stir ...
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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).