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... for she took a strange delight in tears ; and often when the virgins of the hamlet
were assembled at their evening sports , she would steal in amongst them , and
captivate their hearts by her tales full of a charming sadness . She wore on her ...
... whether it was the same -when observing a little rust which it bad . contracted
near the point , he brought it near his eye , and bending his head down over it - I
think I saw a tear fall upon the place : I could not be deceived by what followed .
I looked in Maria's eyes , and saw she was thinking more of her father than of her
lover or her little goat ; for as she uttered them , the tears trickled down her
cheeks . I sat down close by her ; and Maria let me wipe them away as they fell ,
And bath'd with many a tear ; First falling o'er the primrose pale So morning dews
appear . But oh ! his sister's jealous care ( A cruel sister she ! ) Forbade what
EMMA came to says : My EDWIN , live for me . Now homeward as she hopeless ...
TIS listening fear and dumb amazement all , When to the siartled tear the sudden
glance Appears fär south , eruptive thro ' the cloud ; And following slower , in
explosion vast , The thunder raises his tremendous voice.At first heard solemn o'
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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).