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THE

CLASSICAL SPEAKER.

BY

CHARLES K. DILLAWAY, A. M.

INSTRUCTER IN THE PUBLIC LATIN SCHOOL, BOSTON.

Boston:

PUBLISHED BY LINCOLN & EDMANDS.

Sold also by Carter & Hendee, Boston; D. F. Robinson & Co. Hartford; Roe Lockwood,

New-York; Thomas T. Ash, Philadelphia; and Cushing & Sons, Baltimore.

1830.

DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, to uit :

District Clerk's Office. BE IT REMEŅBERED, That on the twenty-fourth day of July, A. D. 1830, iš the fifty-fifth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Lincoln & Edmands, of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a Book, the right whereof they claim as Proprietors, in the words following, to wit:

“ The Classical Speaker. By Charles K. Dillaway, A. M. Instructer in the Public Latin School, Boston."

In Conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, “ An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned;" and also to an Act entitled “ An Act supplementary to an Act, entitled An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts, and Books to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies during the times therein mentioned: and extending the Benefits thereof to the Arts of Designing, Engraving and Etching Historical, and other Prints.”

JNO. W. DAVIS,
Clerk of the District of Massachusetts.

PREFACE.

The dialogues which form the characteristic feature of the volume now offered to the public, have been selected to supply a marked deficiency in the school books for declamation. They are believed to be adapted to the various tastes and capacities of boys in our high schools, and have been chiefly extracted from authors of acknowledged merit, but not usually found upon the shelves of a private library. The editor has endeavoured to give as much freshness as possible to the collection by admitting those pieces only which have never appeared in similar publications. He now submits it to the public under the hope that its merits may entitle it to a favourable reception.

BOSTON, JULY 10, 1830.

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