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THE

AMERICAN

COMMON-SCHOOL READER

AND

SPEAKER:

BEING A

SELECTION OF PIECES IN PROSE AND VERSE,

WITH

RULES FOR READING AND SPEAKING.

BY

JOHN GOLDSBURY, A.M.,

COMPILER OF THE COMMON SCHOOL GRAMMAR,' AND 'SEQUEL,' AND TEACHER OF
THE HIGH SCHOOL, CAMBRIDGEPORT, MASS.,

AND

WILLIAM RUSSELL,

AUTHOR OF LESSONS IN ENUNCIATION,'
''THE AMERICAN BLOCUTIONIST, PRIMARY
READER, ETC., AND TEACHER OF ELOCUTION IN THE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY,

AND PHILLIPS AND ABBOT ACADEMIES, ANDOVER, MASS., AND AT
THE THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE, EAST WINDSOR, CONN.

Thirty-second Thousand.

BOSTON:

TAPPAN, WHITTEMORE AND MASON,
114 WASHINGTON STREET.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1844, BY JOHN GOLDSBURY,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.

TO

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS,

894 G-62 1844

This Work

IS,

WITH HIS PERMISSION,

RESPECTFULLY

DEDICATED.

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The names of American authors, are distinguished by small Capitals; those of Foreign authors by
Italics. By this arrangement, the necessity of a separate list of writers, is obviated.

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