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... even treble ; these must be expressed in : reading , by a very distinct emphasis
on each part of the opposition . The following instances are of this kind : t Anger
may glance into the breast of a wise man ; but rests only in the bolom of fools .
... your powers of elocution with caution and modesty ; remembering , that though
it be desirable to be admired as an eminent Orator , it is of much more importance
to be respected , as a wise Statesman , an able Lawyer , or a useful Preacher .
The discretion of a man deferreth his anger , and it is bis glory to pass over a
transgression . Money , like manure , does no good till it is spread . There is no
real use for riches , except in the distriburion ; the rest is all conceit . A wise man
A wise man will desire no more than what he may get justly , use soberly ,
distribute cheerfully , and live upon contentedly . A contented mind , and a good
conscience , will make a man happy in all conditions . He knows not how to fear ,
By others faults , wise men correct their own . No man hath a thorough taste of
prosperity , to whom adversity ... III . , CUSTOM is the plague of wisč men , and
the idol of fools . As to be perfectly just , is an attribute of the divine pature ; to be
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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).