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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 PRBFIXED

TWO ESSAYS:
F. ON ELOCUTION. II. ON READING WORKS OF TASTE:

By WILLIAM ENFIELD, LL.D.

EMBELLISED WITH FOUR COPPER-PLATES.

Ocu!os, paulum tellure moratos,
Suftulit ad proceres; expectatoque refolvit
Ora fono; nec abelt facundis gratia dictis.--Ovid'

Ora

LONDON:

Printed by I. Gold, Shoe-Lane;
FOR J. JOHNSON, ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARB,

By whom only the Genuine and Com lese Edition is fublished

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· THE favourable reception with which the public has honoured ThÈ SPEAKER, las induced the Editor to prefix

to the prefem edition THE ESSAY ON ELOCUTION, corrested ; and enlarged, and an ESSAY ON READING WORKS OF

TASTE, in which he has endeavoured to represent to young perjous the value of the study of polite literature, and to furni ha them with a concise view of the funılamental principles of criticijaton 18390.

This edition is also enriched with some extracts from Dr. Darwin's and the Rev. Mr. Hurdis's Poems, and fome original pieces written by W.Cooper, Esq., and is embellished with four coppper-plates.

These additions, as well as other pieces 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, rwithout subjecting the vender to a prosecution ; every other edition must therefore necefjarily be incomplete.

This book being generally put into the bands of young perfons, particular care has been taken, to get the genuine edi. tions accurately printede

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ACADEMY IN WARRINGTON. SIR, This work having been undertaken principally with the design of aslifting 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 eítablished, and iras 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 Litera. ture, 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 the same great object continues to be .. .a

pursued,

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