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Entered according to act of off. in the Year 1848, by GeoRGE ALEx ANDER OTIs, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.
This fourth edition of “Otis's Botta,” is dedicated, in token of acknowledgment for the distinction conferred upon the Translator, on the appearance of the first edition.
This honor was not the less flattering for having been imparted early, and in 1821, before the public voice had been declared upon the merit of the work. “Gloria est consentienslaus bonorum, incurrupta vox bene judicantium de excellenti virtute.” The writer has not been unmindful of his obligations as a member of this Society, whose objects are the most noble that man can have in view; but has now in manuscript, a careful translation of Cicero's Offices, Old Age and Friendship, comprising the best system of moral Phi-. losophy, by common consent of the wiser part of mankind, for two thousand years, that the world has ever seen; and of which there has never been an American edition by any other author
Boston, January 9, 1834.