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Expression háth indeed been so little studied in public speaking , that we seem
almost to have forgotten the language of nature , and are ready to consider every
attempt to recover it as the laboured and affected effort of art . But Nature is ...
A young man who has been accustomed to perform frequent exercises in this art
in private , cannot easily persuade himself , when he appears before the public ,
to consider the business he has to perform in any other light , than as a See ...
... accused of pride , merely because their accusers would be proud themselves if
they were in their places . People frequently use this expression , I am inclined 10
think so and so , no considering that they are then speakin the most ...
Jupiter considering that this species , commonly called man , was too virtuous to
be miserable , and too vicious to be happy ; that he might make a distinction
betiveen the good and E ? the bad , ordered the two youngest of the above ...
WHEN Hercules was in that part of his youth , in which it was natural for him to
consider what course of life he ought to pursue , he one day retired to a desert ,
where the silence and solitude of the place very much favoured his meditations .
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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).