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Better to reign in Hell , than serve in heaven . · He rail'd a mortal to the skies ; She
brought an angel down . Emphasis likewise serves to express some particular
meaning not immediately , arising from the words , but depending upon the ...
It is wiser to prevent a quarrel beforehand , than to revenge it afterwards . It is
much better to reprove , than to be angry secretly . No revenge is more heroic ,
than that which torments envy , by doing good . The discretion of a man deferreth
Shall not the dew assuage the heat ; so is a word better than a gift . Lo , is not a
word better than a gift ? but both are with a gracious man . Blame not before thou
hast examined the truth ; understand first , and then rebuke . D If thou wouldst get
Young men are subtle arguers ' ; the cloak of honour .covers all their faults , as
that of passion , all their fellies . Economy is no disgrace ; it is better living on a
little , than out - living a great deal . Next to the satisfaction I receive in the
They were totally unacquainted with the great , and kept no better company than
the neighbouring villagers ; but having a desire of seeing the world , they forsook
their companions and habitation , and determined to travel . Labour went ...
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This reader was initially published as a British reader, and then imported to America. According to Henry W. Simon, it was first published in America in Philadelphia in 1799. He was unaware of this second American printing. There is also another printing -- from New York in 1812 -- of which he too was unaware. Thus far, these are the only three American printings of which I am aware. In a visit to the Harvard archives, I noticed in their records that the Institute of 1770, an early literary society there, often read aloud from Enfield in their meetings in the 1770s and 1780s (though this would have been a British version of the text, not the American one depicted here).