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Honour thy father with thy whole heart , and forget diot the sorrows of thy . mother
, how canst thou recompense them the things they have done for thee ? There is
notbing so much worth as a mind well instructed . The lips of talkers will be ...
question or two . Who were the persons that lodged in this house when it was first
buiit ? The king replied his ancestors . · And who , says the Dervise , was the last
person that lodged here ? The king replied , His father . And who is it , says the ...
The father of the son said to the father of the dålighter , in my hearing , brother , I
consent to this marriage , provided you will settle upon your daughter fifty ruined
villages for her portion . To which the father of the daughter replied , instead of ...
The father of a family would often range himself under the banners of Avarice ,
and the son under those of Luxury . The wife and husband would often declare
themselves on the two different parties ; : nay , the same person would very often
The father , upon this rebuke , took down his boy from the ass , and mounted
himself . Do you see ( says a third ) how the lazy old knave rides along upon his
beast ; while his poor little boy is almost crippled with walking ? The old man no ...
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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).