The Speaker: Or, Miscellaneous Pieces, Selected from the Best English Writers, and Disposed Under Proper Heads, with a View to Facilitate the Improvement of Youth in Reading and Speaking. To which is Prefixed An Essay on Elocution. By William Enfield, ...
J. Johnson, 1785 - 405 pages
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againſt appear army beſt breath conſider continued dangerous death earth equal eternal eyes fair fall father fear feel fire firſt fool fortune give Gods hand happineſs happy hath head hear heart heav'n himſelf hold honour hope hour houſe human John juſt kind king laſt laws leave light live look Lord manner means mind moſt muſt myſelf nature never night once pain paſſion peace perſon pleaſe pleaſure poor praiſe preſent reaſon ſaid ſame ſay ſee ſeems ſenſe ſet ſhall ſhe ſhould ſome ſon ſoul ſpeak ſpirit ſtate ſtill ſuch tears tell thee theſe thing thoſe thou thought thouſand thro true truth turn uncle Toby uſe virtue voice whole whoſe wiſe youth
Page 373 - O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers; Thou art the ruins of the noblest man That ever lived in the tide of times. Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood ! Over thy wounds now do I prophesy...
Page 211 - Tis but an hour ago since it was nine, And after one hour more 'twill be eleven ; And so, from hour to hour, we ripe and ripe, And then, from hour to hour, we rot and rot ; And thereby hangs a tale.
Page 325 - How lov'd, how honour'd once, avails thee not, To whom related, or by whom begot ; A heap of dust alone remains of thee, 'Tis all thou art, and all the proud shall be ! Poets themselves must fall, like those they sung, Deaf the prais'd ear, and mute the tuneful tongue.
Page 400 - Flushed with a purple grace He shows his honest face: Now give the hautboys breath; he comes, he comes! Bacchus , ever fair and young , Drinking joys did first ordain : Bacchus...
Page 374 - Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil, that men do, lives after them ; The good is oft interred with their bones ; So let it be with Caesar.
Page 272 - Haste thee, Nymph, and bring with thee Jest, and youthful Jollity, Quips and cranks, and wanton wiles, Nods and becks, and wreathed smiles, Such as hang on Hebe's cheek, And love to live in dimple sleek ; Sport that wrinkled Care derides, And Laughter holding both his sides.
Page 253 - The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow'r, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Await alike th' inevitable hour. The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
Page 376 - O, now you weep; and, I perceive, you feel The dint of pity : these are gracious drops. Kind souls, what ! weep you, when you but behold Our Caesar's vesture wounded ? Look you here, Here is himself, marr'd, as you see, with traitors.