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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 ...
How slow its pace ! and then its hue .6 Whoever saw so fine a blue ? " « Hold
there ; " the other quick replies , « ' Tis green , I saw it with these eyes , a " Aslate
with open mouth it lay , 56 And NARRATIVE PIECES . The Camelion Merrick.
"Round his chill babes he wrap'd his crimson vest , And clasp'd them sobbing to
his aching breast . DARWIN 0010000 CHAP . XXI . THE MORALIZER
CORRECTED A TALE . A Hermit ( or if'chance you hold That title now too trite
and old ) A ...
I SHALL not ask Jean Jacques Rousseau , If birds confabulate or no ; Tis clear
that they were always able To hold discourse , at least , in fable- ; And e'en the
child , who knows no better , Than to interpret by the letter , A story of a cock and
Dæmons produce them doubtless , brazen claw'd And fang'd with brass the
dæmons are abroad ; I hold it , therefore , wisest and most fit , That , life to save ,
we leap into the pit . Him answer'd then his loving mate and true , But more
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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).