"My aunt and Mr. Dick represented the Government or the Opposition (as the case might be), and Traddles, with the assistance of Enfield's Speakers, or a volume of parliamentary orations, thundered astonishing invectives against them."

A reference to the bestselling book, The Speaker (1774) by William Enfield. The Speaker aimed to teach elocution through literary extracts, and it remained in print into the mid-nineteenth century. Enfield also wrote a sequel entitled, Exercises in Elocution (1780).