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Much study and pains are necessary in acquiring the habit of just and forcible
pronunciation ; and it can only be the effect of close attention and long practice ,
to be able , with a mere glance of the eye , to read any piece with good emphasis
And by taking off his eye from the book , it in párt , relieves him from the influence
of the school - boy habit of reading in the different key and tone from that of
conversation ; and gives him greater liberty to attempt the expression of the ...
... who have so much to compose , and are so often called upon to speak in
public ; it is however extremely desirable that they should make themselves so
well acquainted with their discourse , as to be able , with a single glance of the
eye , to ...
The pleasure wlich affects the human mind with the most lively and transporting
touches , is the sense that we act in the eye of infinite wisdom , power and
goodness , that will crown our virtuous endeavours here with a happiness
The eye of a critic is often like a microscope , made so very fine and nice that it
discovers the atoms , grains , and miputest'articles , without ever comprehending
the whole , comparing the parts , or seeing all at once the harmony . Men's zeal
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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).