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And there can be no reason to doubt , that , in passing through that course of
exercise which is necessary in order to attain this end , much assistance may be
derived from instruction . What are rules or lessons for acquiring this or any other
In the application of these rules to practice , in order to acquire a just and graceful
elocution , it will be necessary to go through a regular course of exercises ;
beginning with such as are most easy , and proceeding by slow steps to such as
Well is he that is defended from it , and hath not passed through the venom
thereof ; who hath not drawn the yoke thereof , nor been bound in her bonds ; for
the yoke thereof is a yoke of iron , and the bands thereof are bands of brass ; the
Persons of great delicacy should know the certainty of the following truth : there
are abundance of cases which occasion suspense , in which.whatever they
determine they will repent of the determination ; and this through a propensity of ...
A DERVISE travelling through Tartary , being arrived at the town of Balk , went
into the king's palace by mistake , as thinking it to be a public inn or caravansary .
Having looked about him for some time , he entered into a long gallery , where he
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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).