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Some people will never learn any thing , for this reason , because they
understand every thing too soon . There is nothing wanting to make all rational
and disinterested people in the world of one religion , but that they should talk
... that each of them should 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 ...
... by their presence . They were inseparable companions , and their growing
attachment was favoured by Jupiter , who had decreed that a lasting union
should be lemnized between them so soon as they were arrived at maturer years
... was soon my Lady's word ; And lo ! two puddings smoak'd upon the board .
Asleep and naked as an Indian lay , An honest factor stole a gem away : He
pledg'd it to the knight ; the knight had wit , So kept the Daimond , and the rogue
was bit ...
SOON as young " reason dawn'd ' in Junio's breast , His father sent him from
these geniai isles ; To where old Thames with ... Each classic beauty he soon
made his own ; And soon fam'd ' Isis saw him woo the nine , On her inspiring
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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).