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THE

AfJABEMICALi READER,

COMPRISING SELECTIONS FROM THE

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DESIGKED TO PBOMOTE THE lOTE 01

VIRTUE, FXET7, AND PATRIOTISM:

TO ASSIST THE STUDENT TO BEAD 'WITH PBOPBIETT, C0NVEI1SE WITH.

FLUENCY AND EASE, AND TO SPEAK IN PUBLIC WITH

DIGNITY AND EFFECT.

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** Happy are they whose amusement is kpowledgr, and whose chief delight is 'he cnV
tivation of the mind! Wherever they shall be driven by the persecution of Fortune, th«
means of employment are still with them; and that weary HstlesMicss, which render*
life insupportable to the voluptuous and the indolent, is unknown to those who can cm-
piuv thetnselm by reading.*'—Telemuckus.

"..lay Columbia always afford more than oivz Demosthenes, to support the cauK tst
Freedom; and may more than Cireroniau eloquence be always ready to plead for ia
hired innocence, aud suffering virtue,"—Perkins.

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DISTRICT OF MARYLAND, ss.

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 Selections from the most Admired Authors, designed 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 dignity 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 the shall be driven by the persecution of Fortune, the means of employment are still wit

> 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.-4 May Columbia always afford more than one Demosthenes, to support the cause of Freedom; and may more than Ciceronian eloquence be always ready to plead for injured innocence, and suffering virtue."—Perkins.”

In conformity to the act of Congress of the United States, entitled, “An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the o of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned;” and also to the act entitled, “An act supplementary to the act, entitled, an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and É...? of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the bene

ts thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.”

PHILIP MooRE, ... Clerk of the District of Maryland.

stEREotyped by H. GIMMONs & Co.

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INSTRUCTORS OF YOUTH OF BOTH SExES,
AND
TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS
WHO KNOW HOW TO APPRECIATE

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