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In executing this part of the office of a speaker , it will by no means be sufficient to
attend to the points used in printing ; for these are far from marking all the pauses
which ought to be made in speaking . A mechanical attention to these resting ...
There is a mean in all things . Even virtue itself hath its stated limits ; which not
being strictly observed , it ceases to be virtue . It is wiser to prevent a quarrel
beforehand , than to revenge it afterwards . It is much better to reprove , than to
Shining characters are not always the most agreeable The mild radiance of an
emerald , is by no means less pleasing than the glare of the ruby , To be at once
a rake , and to glory in the character , discovers at the same time a bad
Honour is but a fictitious kind of honesty ; a mean , but a necessary substitute for
it , in societies who have none ; įt is a sort of paper - credit , with which men are
obliged to traide , who are deficient in the sterling cash of true morality and ...
To this end there was a marriage proposed between them , and at length.
concluded : by this means it is that we find Pleasure and Pain are such constant
yoke - fellows , and that they either make their visits together , or are never far
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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).