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Published by Smpkin & Marsi.). and the other truprieters erlen

THE

S P E A K E R :

OR,

MISCELLANEOUS PIECES SELECTED FROM THE BEST

ENGLISH WRITERS,

WITH A VIEW TO FACILITATE THE IMPROVEMENT OP YOUTIL IN

READING AND SPEAKING.

TO WHICA ARE PREFIXED,

TWO ESSAYS:

I. ON ELOCUTION.-II. ON READING WORKS OF TASTE.

BY WILLIAM ENFIELD, LL.D.

..Oculos, paulum tellure moratos,
Sustulit ad proceres; expectatoque resolvit
Ora sono ; nec abest facundis gratia dictis ... Ovid.

Genuine Edition.

EDITED, WITH THE ADDITION OF

POPULAR PIECES FROM MODERN AUTHORS,

SELECTED BY

THE REV. JAMES PYCROFT, B.A.

99

PERPETUAL CURATE OF ST. MARY MAGDALEN, BARNSTAPLE;
AUTHOR OF THE “RECOLLECTIONS OF COLLEGE DAYS," " COURSE OF ENGLISH READING,"

ETC., ETC.

LONDON:
LONGMAN AND CO.; HAMILTON AND CO.; J. M. RICHARDSON ; SIMPKIN,
MARSHALL, AND CO. ; WHITTAKER AND CO.; HOULSTON AND

co. ;
F.
AND J.
RIVINGTON ; SMITH, ELDER, AND

co. ;

J. HUGHES ;
E. P. WILLIAMS ; C. H. LAW; TEGG AND CO.; GRIFFIN AND co.'; AND
C. H. PALMER.

1851.

270. C, 102,

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LONDON : PRINTED BY W. CLOWES AND SONS, STAMFORD STREET.

to TO

JOHN CARILL WORSLEY, ESQ.,

LATE PRESIDENT OF THE

ACADEMY IN WARRINGTON.

SIR,

This work having been undertaken principally with the design of assisting 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 men in the most useful branches of Science and Literature, you have seen many respectable characters formed, who are now filling up their stations in society with reputation to themselves and advantage to the public. And while

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