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Admonish a friend ; for many times it is a slander ; and believe not every tale .
There is one that slippeth in his speech , but not from his heart ; and who is he
that hath not offended with his tongue ? Whoso discovereth ' secrets loseth his
What stronger breast - plate than a heart untainted ? Thrice is he arm'd that hath
his quarrel just : And be but naked ( tho'lock'd up in steel ) . Whose conscience
with injustice is corrupted , Taucot CHAP . IX . OH , world , thy slippery turns !
The aim of each of them was no less than universal monarchy over the hearts of
mankind . Luxury had many generals under him , who did him great service , as
Pleasure , Mirth , Pomp , and Fashion . Avarice was likewise very strong in his ...
Luxury got possession of one heart , and Avarice of another . The father of a
family would often range himself under the banners of Avarice , and the son
under those of Luxury . The wife and husband would often declare themselves on
the two ...
For this reason we now find Luxury and Avarice taking possession of the same
heart , and dividing the same person between them . To which I shall only add ,
that since the discarding of the counsellors above mentioned , Avarice supplies ...
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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).