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speakers often suffer their words to drop from their lips with such a faint and
feeble utterance , that they appear neither to understand or feel what they say
themselves , nor to have any desire that it should be understood or felt by their
And even when we speak without any of the more violent emotions , some kind of
feeling usually accompanies our words , and this , whatever it be , hath its proper
exterpál expression . Expression háth indeed been so little studied in public ...
The sense of death is most in apprehension ; And the poor beetle that we tread
upon , In corporal sufferance feels a pang as great , As when a giant dies . How
far the little candle throws his beams ! So shines a good deed in a naughty world
Oh , no ! the apprehension of the good , Gives but the greater feeling to the worse
; Fell sorrow's tooth doth never rankle more , Than when it bites , but lanceth not
the sore . " Tis slander ; Whose edge is sharper than the sword ; whose tongue ...
WHEN states and empires have their periods of de clension , and feel in their
turns what distress and poverty ism I stop not to tell the causes which gradually
brought the house d ' E **** in Britany into decay . The Marquis d ' E **** had
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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).