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Shall not the dew assuage the heat ; so is a word better than a gift . Lo , is not a
word better than a gift ? but both are with a gracious man . Blame not before thou
hast examined the truth ; understand first , and then rebuke . D If thou wouldst get
Thou hast one comfort , friend , said Igat least , in the loss of thy poor beast ; I am
sure thou hast been a merciful master to him - Alas ! said the mourner , I thought
so , when he was alive but now he is dead I think otherwise - I fear the weight of ...
... many recruits which will list under him from a sense of common danger ; ' tis no
extravagant arithmetic to say , that for every ten jokes , thou hast got an hundred
enemies ; and , till thou hast gone on , and raised'a swarm of wasps about thine ...
Fie on thee ! I can tell what thou would'st do . Jag . What for a counter , would I do
but good ? Duhe . Most mischievous foul sin , in chiding sin ; For thou thyself hast
been a libertine , And all th ' embossed sores and headed evils , That thou with ...
Age , thon art sham'd ; Rome , thou hast lost the breed of noble bloods . When
went there by an'age , since the great flood , But it was fam'd with more than with
one man ? When could they say , till now , that talk'd of Rome , That her wide
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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).