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234 The Man of Ross Pope 235 The Country Clergyman Goldsmith 236 The
Wish Green 838 Grongar Hill Dyer 241 Hymn to Adversity Gray 246 Ode on A
distant Prospect of Eton College ibid . 247 Elegy written in a Country Church -
Yard ibid ...
Maria , though not tall , was nevertheless of the first order of fine forms affiction
had touched her looks with something that was scarce earthly - stilt she was
feminine and so much was there about her of all that the heart wishes , or the eye
There beauteous EMMA flourish'd fair Beneath a mother's eye , Whose only wish
on earth was now . To see her blest and die .. The softest blush that nature
spreads , Gave colour to her cheek ; Such orient colour smiles thro ' heav'n When
For neither bosom lodg'd a wish Which virtue keeps conceald , What happy hours
of heart - felt bliss . Did love on both bestow ! But bliss too mighty long to last ,
Where fortune proves a . foe . His sister , who like envy formd , Like her in
Twas friendship heightend by the mutual wish . Th ' enchanting hope , and
sympathetic glow , Beam'd from the mutual eye . Devoting alk To love , each was
to each a dearer self ; Supremely happy in th ' awaken'd power Of giving joy .
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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).