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Galgacus the General of the Calidonii to his Army to incite them to Action a .
gainst the Romans Tacitus . 155 The Earl of Arundel's Speech , proposing an
Accommodation between Henry II . and Stephen Lord Lyttleton 158 Mr.
... or when conquests were to be made to gratify the ambi-tion and avarice of
Tarquin , be then only cowards , when they are to deliver themselves from slavery
? Some of you are perhaps intimidated by the army which Tarquin now
With raw soldiers , an undisciplined army , beaten , vanquished , besieged by the
Gauls the very last summer , an army unknown to their leader , and unacquainted
with him . Or shall I , who was born I might almost say , but certainly brought up ...
If you will cross the Tanais , you may travel over Scythia , and observe how
extensive a territory we inhabit . But to con . quer us is quite another business :
Your army is loaded with the cumbrous spoils of many nations . You will find the
VÌ : GALGACUS THE GENERAL OF THE CALEDONII : TO HIS ARMY , TO
INCITE THEM TO ACTION AGAINST THE ROMANS . WHEN I reflect on the
causes of the war , and the circumstances of our situation , I feel a strong
persuasion that ...
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This reader was initially published as a British reader, and then imported to America. According to Henry W. Simon, it was first published in America in Philadelphia in 1799. He was unaware of this second American printing. There is also another printing -- from New York in 1812 -- of which he too was unaware. Thus far, these are the only three American printings of which I am aware. In a visit to the Harvard archives, I noticed in their records that the Institute of 1770, an early literary society there, often read aloud from Enfield in their meetings in the 1770s and 1780s (though this would have been a British version of the text, not the American one depicted here).