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... and not observing , that whether a speaker shall be heard or not , depends
more upon the distinctness and force with which he utters his words , than upon
the height at which he pitches his voice . But it is an essential qualification of a
Of all the wonders that I yet have heard , It seems to me most strange that men
should fear ; Seeing that death a necessary end , Will come , when it will come .
There is some soul of goodness in things evil , Would men observingly distil it out
Life's but a walking shadow , a poor player , That struts and frets his hour upon
the stage , And then is heard no more ! It is a tale Told by an idiot , full of sound
and fury Signifying nothing . BOOK II . NARRATIVE PIECES . CHAP . I. THE 18 ...
The visier approached the tree , pretending to be very attentive to ' the two owls .
Upon his return to the Sultan , Sir , says he , I have heard part of their converation
, but а dare not tell you what it is . The Sultan 20 NARRATIVE PIECES . Turkish ...
Contentment , in the absence of her sister , gave herself up to the enticements of
Sloth , and was never heard of after : while Labour , who could have no
enjoyment without her daughters , went every where in search of them , till she
was at last ...
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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).