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" You'd scarce expect one of my age, To speak in public on the stage ; And if I chance to fall below Demosthenes or Cicero, Don't view me with a critic's eye, But pass my imperfections by. Large streams from little fountains flow; Tall oaks from little... "
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by Maryland State Bar Association - 1901
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The Columbian Orator: Containing a Variety of Original and Selected Pieces ...

Caleb Bingham - Elocution - 1811 - 300 pages
....feelings of the human heart. LINES SPOKEN AT A SCHOOL-EXHIBITION, BY A LITTLE BOY %EVEN YEARS OLD. YOU'D scarce expect one of my age, To speak in public, on the stage; And if I chance to fall below Demosthenes or Cicero, Don't view me with a. critic's eye, But pass my imperfections...
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The District School as it was: By One who Went to it

Warren Burton - Education - 1833 - 156 pages
...this way committed to memory that famous piece of self-puffery beginning with the lines — ' You'd scarce expect one of my age, To speak in public on the stage.' Memorus Wordwell committed to memory and parroted forth that famous speech of Pitt, in which he so...
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New England and Her Institutions

Jacob Abbott - Antislavery movements - 1835 - 393 pages
...this way committed to memory that famous piece of self-puffery, beginning with the lines — ' You'd scarce expect one of my age, To speak in public on the stage.' Memorus Wordwell committed to memory, and parrotted forth, that famous speech of Pitt, in which he...
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The United States Speaker: a Copious Selection of Exercises in Elocution ...

John Epy Lovell - Elocution - 1836 - 504 pages
...more should see, And I'd come and float, dear mother, o'er thee. 3. THE INFANT ORATOR. Everett. You'd scarce expect one of my age, To speak in public on the stage ; And if I chance to fall below Demosthenes or Cicero, Don't view me with a critic's eye, But pass my imperfections...
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The American Miscellany, Issue 1

Popular literature - 1840
...upon a platform, squeaking at the top of thy lungs, and with most triumphant emphasis, — " You'd scarce expect one of my age To speak in public on the stage." I will say nothing of the unseemly and uncomfortable application of the birch, nor of the sonorous...
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The United States Reader: Containing a Variety of Exercises in Reading ...

John D. Post - Readers - 1842 - 304 pages
...this way committed to memory that famous piece of self-puffery, beginning with the lines — " You'd scarce expect one of my age, ,^. To speak in public on the stage." Memorus Wordwell committed to memory and parroted forth that famous speech of Pitt, in which he so...
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The United States Speaker: A Copious Selection of Exercises in Elocution ...

1843
...more should see, And I'd come and float, dear mother, o'er thee. 3. THE INFANT ORATOR. Everett. You'd scarce expect one of my age, To speak in public on the stage ; And if I chance to fall below Demosthenes or Cicero, Don't view me with a critic's eye, But pass my imperfections...
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The New Purchase: Or, Seven and a Half Years in the Far West, Volume 2

Baynard Rush Hall - Bloomington (Ind.) - 1843
...were free from all fear of Mr. Bras;, sen., and all trouble from Mr. Brass, jun. CHAPTER LII. " You'd scarce expect one of my age, To speak in public, on the stage ; And should I chance to fall below Demosthenes, or Cicero, Don't view me with a critic's eye, But pass my...
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Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, Volume 6

American Antiquarian Society - United States - 1890
...of Harvard College, the piece with which thousands of infant orators have made their debut : " You'd scarce expect one of my age To speak in public on the stage." l Everett graduated with a valedictory poem, prophetic of the future glory of his country, prophetic,...
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The United States Speaker: A Copious Selection of Exercises in Elocution ...

John Epy Lovell - Elocution - 1844 - 504 pages
...should see, And I'd come and float, dear mother, o'er thee. 3. THE INFANT ORATOR. — Everett. You'd scarce expect one of my age> To speak in public on the stage ; And if I chance to fall below Demosthenes or Cicero, Don't view me with a critic's eye, But pass my imperfections...
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