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The bashful man

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The Readings Library has three copies of this text:

  • Library item number 90847

  • Library item number 91666

  • Library item number 92912

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Type of text:  story

Publication date:  not known

Author:  MACKENZIE, Henry  (1745-1831)

Main language:  English

Notes:  The credit to Mackenzie as author is from the Pumphrey compilation reading; other sources do not attribute this story. It may be an extract from his novel The man of feeling (1771), and appeared widely in C19th compilations of recitation pieces.
The version in the Barnard compilation is only marked for six slides but otherwise identical to the other versions. 

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