Results 1-5 of 75
I know of nothing that such a speaker can so properly be compared to , as an
alarum - bell , which , when once set a going , clatters on till the weight that
moves it is run down . Without pauses , the sense must always appear confused
If you have one friend , think yourself happy . When once you profess yourself a
friend , endeavour to be always such . He can never have any true friends , that
will be often changing them . Prosperity gains friends , and adrersity tries them .
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
The eye of a critic is often like a microscope , made so very fine and nice that it
discovers the atoms , grains , and miputest'articles , without ever comprehending
the whole , comparing the parts , or seeing all at once the harmony . Men's zeal
Cowards die many times before their deaths ; The valiant never taste of death but
once . Of all the wonders that I yet have heard , It seems to me most strange that
men should fear ; Seeing that death a necessary end , Will come , when it will ...
What people are saying - Write a review
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).