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... Price 181 The Speech of Brutus on the Death of Cęsar Shakspeare 183
Aloucester's Speech to the Nobles ibid . 184 BOOK VI . DIALOGUES . On
Happiness Harris 186 The same subject ibid . 191 On Criticism Sterne 196 On
Negroes ibid .
PATHETIC PIECES The Story of Le Fevre Sterne 311 Yorick's Death ibid . 321
The Beggar's Petition : 323 Elegy on the Death of an unfortunate Lady Pope 325
Morning Hymn Milton 327 Satan's Soliloquy ibid . 329 Juba and Syphax :
384 Hamlet's Soliloquy on Death ibid . 387 Soliloquy of the King in Hamlet ibid .
388 Ode on St. Cecilia's Day Pope 389 Alexander's Feast Dryden 394 On the
Death of Mrs. Throckmorton's Bulfinch Cowper 398 ESSAY 85 ON ELOCUTION .
... nor been bound in her bonds ; for the yoke thereof is a yoke of iron , and the
bands thereof are bands of brass ; the death thereof is an evil death , My son
blemish not thy good deeds , neither use uncomfor table words , when thou
givest any ...
The sense of death is most in apprehension ; And the poor beetle that we tread
upon , In corporal sufferance feels a pang as great , As when a giant dies . How
far the little candle throws his beams ! So shines a good deed in a naughty world
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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).