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A man may have a thousand intimate acquaintances , and not a friend among
them all . If you have one friend , think yourself happy . When once you profess
yourself a friend , endeavour to be always such . He can never have any true
When Darius offered Alexander ten thousand talents to divide Asia equally with
him , he answered , the earth cannot bear two suns , nor Asia two kings .
Parmenio , a friend of Alexander's , hearing the great offers Darius had made ,
said , were ...
But say , what strains , what language can express The thousand pangs , which
tore the lover's breast ? Upon her breathless corse himself he threw , And to her
clay - cold lips , with trembling haste , Ten thousand kisses gave . He strove to ...
He that can only be useful in great occasions , may die without exerting his
abilities , and stand a helpless spectator of a thousand vexations which fret away
happiness , and which nothing is required to remove but a little dexterity of ...
MANY by Numbers judge a Poet's song ; And smooth or rough , with them , is
right or wrong : In the bright Muse thoʻ thousand charms conspire , Her voice is
all these tuneful fools admire ; Who haunt Parnassus but to please their ear , Not
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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).