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... being the standard of accurate pronunciations : We should per- , haps look for
this standard only among those who unite these two characters , and with the 2
correctness and precision of true learning , combine the ease B2 ELOCUTION .
Klccompany the Emotions and Passions which your words express , by
correspondent tones , looks and gestures . THERE is the language of emotions
and passions , as well as of ideas . To express the latter is the peculiar province
of words ...
... and yet men justify him : the poor man slipt and they rebuked him : he spoke
wisely , and could have no place . When a rich man speaketh , every man
holdeth his tongue , and look , what he saith they extol it to the clouds ; but if a
Who builds his hope in th ' air of men's fair looks ; Lives like a drunken sailor on a
mast , Ready with every nodo tumble down Into the fatal bowels of the deep .
Who shall go about To cozen fortune and be honourable Without the stamp of
... which she had helped with an artficial white and red ; and endeavoured to
appear more graceful than ordinary in her mein , by a mixture of affectation in all
her gestures . She had a wonderful confidence and assurance in her looks , and
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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).