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' BY WILLIAM ENFIELD, LL, D.
Late Lecturer on the Belles Lettres in the Academy at Warrington.

-Oculos, paulum tellure moratos,
Sustulit ad proceres; expectatoque refolvit
Ora sono ;. nec abeit facundis gratia dictis.-OviD.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR J, JOHNSON, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-XARD.

MDCCXCII.

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JOHN CARILL WORSLEY, Efq;

LATE PRESIDENT OF THE ACADEMY IN WARRINGTON.

SIR,

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This work having been undertaken principally with the design of assisting the

Students at WARRINGTON in acquiring a g

just and graceful Elocution, I feel a peculiar propriety in addrefling it to you, as a y public acknowledgment of the steady support which

have given to this Institution, and the important services which you have rendered it.

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In this Seminary, which was at first established, and has been uniformly conducted, on the extensive plan of providing a proper course of Instruction for in the most useful branches of Science and Literature, you have seen many respectable characters formed, who are now filling up their stations in society with reputation to

young men

themselves, and advantage to the Public.

And,

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And, while the same great object continues
to be pursued, by faithful endeavours to
cultivate the understandings of youth, and
by a steady attention to discipline, it is hoped,
that
you

will have the fatisfaction to observe
the same effects produced, and that the scene
will be realized, which Our POETESS has
so beautifully described:

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When this, this little group their country calls
From academic shades and learned halls,
To fix her laws, her spirit to sustain,
And light up glory thro' her wide domain;
Their various tastes in different arts display'd,
Like temper'd harmony of light and shade,
With friendly union in one mass shall blend,
And this adorn the state, and that defend.

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I am,

With sincere Respect and Gratitude,

DEAR SIR,
Your much obliged,

and most obedient Servant,

WILLIAM ENFIELD.

Warrington Academy,

Etober 1, 1774.

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THE favourable Reception with which the Public has honoured THE SPEAKER, has induced the Editor to prefix to the present Edition, The Essay on ElocuTION, corrected and enlarged; and an ESSAY ON READING WORKS OF Taste, in which he has endeavoured to represent to young Persons the Palue of the Study of Polite Literature, and to furnish them with a concise View of the fundamental Principles of Criticism. The Subječt of the latter Esay he hopes for some future Occafoon of discusing more at large.

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