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SPEAKER:

OR,

MISCELLANEOUS PIECES,

Selected from the

BEST ENGLISII WRITERS,

And disposed under proper Heads, with a view to facilitate

THE IMPROVEMENT OF YOUTH

IN

READING AND SPEAKING.

A new Edition, corrected and enlarged.

TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED

TWO ESSAYS:

T. ON ELOCUTION. II. ON READING WORKS OF TASTE.

By WILLIAM ENFIELD, LL.D.

EMBELLISHED WITH FOUR COPPER-PLATES.

Oculos, paulum tellure moratos,
Sustulit ad proceres; expectatoque refolvit
Ora fono; nec abelt facundis gratia didis. OVID

LONDON:

Printed by 1. Gold, Shoe-Lane;
FOR 3. JOHNSON, ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD)

by whom mly the Genuine and Com; lese Edition is subbeda

1805, u

ADVERTISEMENT.

THE favourable reception with which the public has honoured I HỆ SPEAKER, has induced the Editor to prefix to the prefene edition The ESSAY ON ELOCUTION, corre&ted and romlarged, and an essay on Reading works of

TASTE, in which he has endeavoured to represent to young perjoys the value of the fiudy of polite literature, and to furnila them with a concise view of the fundamental principles of criticajano

78390 This edition is also enriched wito some extracts from Dr. Darwin's and the Rev. Mr. Hurdis's Poems, and some original pieces written by W.COOPER, E/7., and is embellished with four coppper-plates.

These additions, as well as other pieees which have appeared in former editions, cannot be inserted in any editions of this work, but fuch as are printed by the original Publisher,

J. JOHNSON, IN ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD,

without subjecting the vender to a prosecution ; every other edition must therefore necesarily be incomplete,

This book being generally put into the hands of yoxng perfons, particular care has been taken, to get the genuine edi. tions accurately printed Repair Mer 344

544/2

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TO

JOHN CARILL WORSLEY, Esq.

LATE PRESIDENT OF THE

ACADEMY IN WARRINGTON,

SIR,

This work having been undertaken principally with the design of alliiting the Students at WARRINGTON in acquiring a just and graceful Elocution, I feel a peculiar propriety in addressing it to you, as a public acknowledgment of the steady support which you have given to this institution, and the important services which you have rendered it.

In this Seminary, which was at first established, and has been uniformly conducted, on the extensive plan of providing a proper course of Instruction for young inen in the most useful branches of Science and Litera. ture, you have seen many respectable characters formed, who are now filling up their stations in society with reputation to themfelves, and advantage to the Public. And while the same great object continues to be

a.

pursued,

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