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... these must be expressed in : reading , by a very distinct emphasis on each part
of the opposition . The following instances are of this kind : t Anger may glance
into the breast of a wise man ; but rests only in the bolom of fools . An angry man
III . , CUSTOM is the plague of wisč men , and the idol of fools . As to be perfectly
just , is an attribute of the divine pature ; to be so to the utmost of our abilities , is
the glory of man . No man was ever cast down with the injuries of fortune , unless
Some would be thought to do great things , who are but tools and instruments ;
like the fool who fancied he played upon the organ , when he only blew the
bellows . Though a man may become learned by anothers learning ; he never
can be ...
Nature in her whole drama never drew such a part ; she has fometimes made a
fool , but a coxcomb is always of his own making . It is the infirmity of little minds
to be taken with every appearance , and dazzled with every thing that sparkles ...
The heart of fools is in their mouth , but the tongue of the wise is in their heart . -
To labour , and be content with that a man hath , is a sweet life . Be in peace with
many ; nevertheless , hare but one counsellors of a thousandeias e que se Be ...
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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).