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COMPRISING SELECTIONS FROM THE
Most Admired Authors,
DESIGNED TO PROMOTE THE LOVE OP
VIRTUE, PIETY, AND PATRIOTISM:
TO ASSIST THE STUDENT TO READ WITH PROPRIETY, CONVERSE WITH
FLUENCY AND EASE, AND TO SPEAK IN PUBLIC WITH
DIGNITY AND EFFECT.
JOHN J. HARROD.
* Happy are they whose amusement is knowledge, and whose chief delight is the cut
way Columbia always afford more than one Demosthenes, to support the cause of
DISTRICT OF MARYLAND, . BE IT REMEMBERED, That on this first day of May, in the fifty-fourth year of ********* the independence of the United States of America, JOHN J. HARROD,
L. S. of the said District, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the ********* right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit: * The Academical Reader, comprising Selcctions from the most Admired Authors, de
signed to promote the love of Virtue, Piety, and Patriotism ; to assist the student to read with propriety, converse with fluency and ease, and to speak in public with dig. nity and effect. Compiled by John J. Harrod. Happy are they whose amusement is knowledge, and whose chief delight is the cultivation of the mind! Wherever they shall be driven by the persecution of Fortune, the means of employment are still with them; and that weary listlessness, which renders life insupportable to the voluptuous and the indolent, is unknown to those who can employ themselves by reading. -Telemachus:-May Columbia always afford more than one Demosthenes, to support the cause of Freedom; and may more than Ciceronian eloquence be always ready to pleasi for injured innocence, and suffering virtue.'- Perkins."
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PHILIP MOORE, Clerk of the District of Maryland.
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