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... 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
The maids and shepherds of the neighbouring plains gathered round , and called
her Pity . A redbreast was observed to build in the cabin where she was born ;
and while she was yet an infant , a dove pursued by a hawk flew into her bosom .
She had since that , she told me , strayed as far as Rome , and walked round St.
Peter's once and returned back that she found her way alone across the
Appennines - had travelled over all Lombardy without money and through the
flinty roads ...
OFT it has been my lot to mark A proud , conceited , talking spark , With eyes that
hardly served at most To guard their master ' gainst a post : Yet round the world
the blade has been To see whatever could be seen . Returning from his finish'd ...
The frighted flying crew Their colours strike ; when dauntless Junio , fir'd With
noble indignation , kill'd the chief , Who on the bloody deck dealt slaughter round
. The Gauls retreat ; the Britons loud huzza ; And touch'd with shame , with ...
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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).