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To labour , and be content with that a man hath , is a sweet life . Be in peace with
many ; nevertheless , hare but one counsellors of a thousandeias e que se Be
not confident in a plain way . " Let reason go before every enterprize , and council
... immediately dismiss his privy counsellor . When things were thus far adjusted
towards a peace , all other differences were soon accommodated , insomuch that
for . the future they resolved to live as good friends and 22 NARRATIVE PIECES :
The affairs of either war or peace shall have no power to disturb you . Your whole
employment shall be to make your life easy , and to entertain every sense with its
proper gratifications . Sumptuous tables , beds of roses , clouds of perfumes ...
In short , if you would be eminent in war or peace , you must become master of all
the Qualifications that would make you so . These are the only terms and
conditions upon which I can propose happiness . The Goddess of Pleasure here
EDWARD AND EMMA : FAR in the windings of a valeg , Fast by a sheltering
wood , The safe retreat of health and peace , A humble cottage stood . There
beauteous EMMA flourish'd fair Beneath a mother's eye , Whose only wish on
earth was ...
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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).