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BEST ENGLISII WRITERS,
And difpofed under proper Heads, with a View to facilitate
THE IMPROVEMENT OF YOUTH
READING AND SPEAKING.
A new Edition, corrected and enlarged.
TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED
1. ON ELOCUTION. II. ON READING WORKS OF TASTE
BY WILLIAM ENFIELD, LL.D.
EMBELLISHED WITH FOUR COPPER-PLATES.
· Oculos, paulum tellure moratos,
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Printed by I. Gold, Shoe-Lane;
FOR J. JOHNSON, ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD,
THE favourable reception with which the public has honoured THE SPEAKER, has induced the Editor to prefix to the prefent edition THE ESSAY ON ELOCUTION, corrected and enlarged, and an ESSAY ON READING WORKS OF TASTE, in which he has endeavoured to reprefent to young persons the value of the fludy of polite literature, and to furnish them with a concife view of the fundamental principles of criticijan
This edition is alfo enriched with some extracts from Dr. DARWIN'S and the Rev. Mr. HURDIS's Poems, and fome original pieces written by W.COOPER, Efq., and is embellished with four coppper-plates.
Thefe additions, as well as other pieces which have appeared in former editions, cannot be inferted in any editions of this work, but fuch as are printed by the original Publisher,
J. JOHNSON, IN ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD, without fubjecting the vender to a profecution; every other edition must therefore neceffarily be incomplete.
This book being generally put into the hands of young perfons, particular care has been taken, to get the genuine editions accurately printed.
Repair Ne 344
JOHN CARILL WORSLEY, Esq.
LATE PRESIDENT OF THE
ACADEMY IN WARRINGTON.
THIS work having been undertaken principally with the defign of aflifting the Students at WARRINGTON in acquiring a juft and graceful Elocution, I feel a peculiar propriety in addreffing it to you, as a public acknowledgment of the fteady fupport which you have given to this inftitution, and the important fervices which you have rendered it.
In this Seminary, which was at first eftablished, and has been uniformly conducted, on the extenfive plan of providing a proper courfe of Inftruction for young men in the moft ufeful branches of Science and Literature, you have feen many refpectable characters formed, who are now filling up their stations in fociety with reputation to themfelves, and advantage to the Public. And while the fame great object continues to be purfued,