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Honour thy father with thy whole heart , and forget diot the sorrows of thy . mother
, how canst thou recompense them the things they have done for thee ? There is
notbing so much worth as a mind well instructed . The lips of talkers will be ...
... where I have a cottage , I would take thee to it and shelter thee ; thou shouldst
eat of my own bread and drink of my own cup- I would be kind to thy Sylvio in all
thy weakness and wanderings I would seek after thee , and bring thee back when
Adieu , poor luckless maiden imbibe the oil and wine which the compassion of a
stranger , as he journey . eth on his way , now pours into thy wounds - The Being
who has twice bruised thee can only bind them up for ? ever . STERNE CHAP .
... If well employed , at less expence , Had taught thee honour , virtue , sense ,
And rais'd thee from a coachman's fate , To govern men and guide the state .
WHITEHEAS . CHAP . XIV . SIR BALAAM . WHERE London's column 44
Fear not , ” he said , « Sweet innocence ! thou stranger to offence , « And inward
storm , He , who yon skies involves « La frowns of darkness , ever smiles on thee
“ With kind regard . O'er thee the secret shaft NARRATIVE PIECES .
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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).