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used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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giving a speech to an audience
  • Gravesend Academy was founded in 1781 by the Rev. Emery Hurd, a follower of the original Wheelwright's original beliefs, a childless Puritan with an ability—according to Wall—for "Oration on the advantages of Learning and its happy Tendency to promote Virtue and Piety."
    p. 29.7

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