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103 THE CONTENTS . 0000000 ESSAY on Elocution Page 000000 BOOK I.
Select Sentences 1 to 18 BOOK 11 . NARRATIVE PIECE6 . Page The Dervise
Spectator 19 Turkish Tale ibid . 20 Avarice and Luxury ibid . 21 Pleasure and
Pain ibid ...
On the Miseries of Human Life Thomson 116 Reflections on a future State ibid .
118 On Procrastination Young 119 The Pain arising from virtuous Emotions
attended with Pleasure Akenside 121 On Taste ibido 124 The Pleasures arising
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279 Hotspur's description of a Fop ibid . 280 Clarence's Dream ibid . 281 Queen
Mab ibid . 284 The Apothecary ibid . 285 Ode to Evening Collins . ibids Ode to
Spring Domestic Love and Happiness The Pleasures of CONTENTS . vi.
Ode to Spring Domestic Love and Happiness The Pleasures of Retirement
Genius Greatness Novelty Philanthropy The Rose The Poet's New Year's Gift
Ode to Apollo Cartharina The Evening Walk Page . Mrs. Barbaald 287 Thomson
289 ibid ...
... in real life are copied , must have continual variations in the height of the voice
. To acquire the power of changing the key on which you speak at pleasure ,
accustom yourself to pitch your voice in different keys , from the lowest to the
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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).