But he appears to have been more of an improviser than a reciter.
Neither of these is mentioned in A, the reciter of which was an Aberdeen woman.
The reciter evidently could remember only this point in the stanza.
Introduce me as a reciter of plays, and I will make my own way unnoticed and unsuspected.
He looked up, and the reciter stopped, and it was all quiet.
Thus before dinner I was a lawyer, and after dinner I was artist, poet, and reciter.
It was probably introduced by a reciter from the description of a ferry-boat in some other poem.
How could they have got it fixed into their heads that she was a reciter?
This latter, known as Bana, is usually accompanied by a word for word translation made by the reciter or an assistant.
Maspero writes not as a mere chronicler or reciter of events, but as a philosophical historian.