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The discretion of a man deferreth his anger , and it is bis glory to pass over a
transgression . Money , like manure , does no good till it is spread . There is no
real use for riches , except in the distriburion ; the rest is all conceit . A wise man
The wise man applauds him whom he thinks most virtuous , the rest of the world
him who is most wealthy , The temperate man's pleasures are durable , because
they are regular ; and all his life is calm and serene , because it is innocent , A ...
The simplicity of his grief drew numbers about him , and La Fleur among the rest ,
while the horses were getting ready ; as I continued sitting in the post chaise , I
could see and hear over their heads . He said he had come last from Spain ...
Dick heard , and tweedling , ogling , bridling , Turning short round , strutting and
fideling , Attested , glad , his approbation Of an immediate conjugation , Their
sentiments so well express'd , Influenced mightily the rest , All pair'd and each
... clang All Kilwick * and all Dingle - derry * rang , Sheep grazed the field ; some
with soft bosom press'd The herb as soft , while nibbling stray'd the rest ; Nor
noise was heard but of the hasty brook , Struggling , detaind in many a pretty
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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).