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All endeavours therefore to make men Orators by describing to then in words the
manner in which their voice , countenance , and hands are to be employed , in
expréssing the passions , must in my apprehension , be weak and ineffectual .
It is always near at hand , and sits upon our lips , and is ready to drop out before
we are a . ware : whereas a lie is troublesome , and sets a man's invention upon
the rack ; and one trick needs a great many more to make it good . The pleasure ...
To which are Prefixed Two Essays William Enfield. How many then should cover
that stand bare ! How many be commanded , that command ! Oh , who can hold a
fire in his hand , By thinking on the frosty Caucasus ? Or cloy the hungry edge ...
... their companions and habitation , and determined to travel . Labour went
soberly along the road with Health on the right hand , who by the sprightliness of
her conversation , and songs of cheerfulness and joy , softened the toils of the
You never heard the most delicious music , which is the praise of one's self ; nor
saw the most beautiful object , which is the work of one's own hands . Your
votaries pass away their youth in a dream of mistaken pleasures , while they are
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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).