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... perhaps , from a few , unlucky specimens of modern eloquence , have
concluded that this is the only law which ought to be prescribed ; that all artificial
rules are useless ; and that good sense , and a cultivated taste , are the only
requisites to ...
no foundation in the construction of the English language , or in the laws of
harmony . In aceenting words , the general custom and a good ear are the best
guides i only it may be observis ed that accent should be regulated , not by any ...
Philosophy is then only valuable , when it serves for the law of life , and not for
the ostentation of science . Oooo CHAP . II . WITHOUT a friend the world is but a
wilderness . A man may have a thousand intimate acquaintances , and not a
... taking an occasion en the states were assembled at Rennes , the Marquis ,
attended with his two sons , entered the court ; and having pleaded a right of an
ans cient law of the duchy , which , though seldom claimed , he said , was no less
Yet sprightly Gaul ; yet Belgium , Saturn's reign Yet Greece , of old the seat of
every Muse , Of freedom , courage ; yet Ausonia's clime His steps explor'd ,
where painting , music's strains , Where arts , where laws , ( philosophy's best
child ) With ...
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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).