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... instead of assist the reader , by not leaving him at full liberty to follow his own
understanding and feelings . The most common faults respecting emphasis are ,
laying so strong an emphasis on one word as to leave no power of giving a ...
By others faults , wise men correct their own . No man hath a thorough taste of
prosperity , to whom adversity never happened . When our vices leave us , we
flatter ourselves that we leave them . It is as great a point of wisdom to hide
... The solemn temples , the great globe itself , Yea , all which it inherits shall
dissolve ; And , like the baseless fabrick of a vision , Leave not a wreck behind !
we are such stuff As.dreams are made of , and our little life Is rounded with a
... says the Dervise , give me leave to ask your majesty a E question or two . Who
were the persons that lodged BOOK NARRATIVE PIECE6 Page The Dervise
We had got up by this time almost to the bank where Maria was sitting : she was
in a thin white jacket , with her hair , all but two tresses , draws up in a silk net ,
with a few olive leaves twisted a little fantastically on one side - she was beautiful
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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).