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THE

SPEAKEE:

OR,

MISCELLANEOUS PIECES SELECTED FROM THE BEST
ENGLISH WRITERS,

WITH A VIEW TO FACILITATE THE IMPROVEMENT OF YOUTH IN

READING AND SPEAKING.

TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED,

TWO ESSAYS:

I. ON ELOCUTION.—II. ON BEADING WORKS OP TASTE.

Br WILLIAM ENFIELD, LL.D.

Oculos, paulum tellure moratos,

Sustulit ad proceres; expectatoque resolvit

Ora sono; nee abest facundis gratia dictis . .. Ovid.

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EDITED, WITH IB ADDITION OF
POPULAR PIECES FROM MODERN AUTHORS,

SELECTED RY

THE REV. JAMES PYCROFT, B.A.

PERPETUAL CURATE OF ST. MARY MAGDALEN, RARNSTAPLE;

AUTHOR OF THE "RE COL LECTION 9 OF COLLEGE DAYS," "COURSE OF ENGLISH READING,"

ETC,, ETC.

LONDON:

IONGMAN AND CO.; HAMILTON AND CO.; 1. M. RICHARDSON J SIMPKIN,
MARSHALL, AND CO. J WIIITTAKER AND CO.; HOULSTON AND CO. |
F. AND J. KIVINGTON; SMITH, ELDER, AND CO.; 1. HUGHES;
E. P. WILLIAMS; C. H. LAW; TEGG AND CO.; GRIFFIN AND CO."; AND
C. n. PALMER.

1851.

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