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Southern District of New York, ss.

BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the 28th day of May, in the fifty-first year of the Independence of the United States of America, J. G. COOPER, 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:

• Publii Virgilii Maronis Opera : or, the works of Virgil. With copious notes, Mythological, Biographical, Historical, Geographical, Philosophical, Astronomical, Critical, and Explanatory, in English; compiled from the best Commentators, with many that are new. Together with an Ordo of the most intricate parts of the text, upon the same page with the text. Designed for the use of Students in the Colleges, Academies, and other Seminaries, in the United States. Specially calculated to lighten the labour of the Teacher, and to lead the Student into a knowledge of the Poet. To which is added, a Table of Reference. By the Rev. J. G. Cooper, A. M.”

In conformity to the Act of Congress of the United States, entitled, “ An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned.” And also to an Act, entitled, “ An Act supplementary to an Act, entitled, “ an Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the authors and proprietors or such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and otshing historical and other prints.”

JAMES DILL, lerk of the Southern District of New-York.

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NEW-YORK, July 6, 1815. An edition of the Works of Virgil, upon the plan adopted by the Rev. J. G Cooper, I think preferable to those usually put into the hands of boys. His notes and explanations, so far as I have examined them, are both copious and judicious. Believing that classical literature will be promoted thereby, I do cheerfully recommend the work.

WILLIAM HARRIS, D. D.

President of Columbia College.

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In the above opinion expressed by Dr. Harris, we do fully and cordially unite.

JOHN BOWDEN, D. D.

Professor of Rhetoric, &c. &c. Columbia College. Rev. EDMUND D. BARRY,

Principal of the Ep. Academy, New-York. JOHN BORLAND, A. M.

Teacher of a Select Classical School, New-York. TILLOTSON BRUNSON, D. D.

Principal of the Ep. Academy, Cheshire, Connecticut.

BALTIMORE, Oct. 20, 1825. In the above opinion expressed by Dr. Harris, we do fully and cordially unite.

W. E. WYATT, D. D.

Rev. JOHN ALLEN, A. M.
Professor of Math. in the University of Maryland, and avthor of an edition of the

Elements of Euclid, &c. &r.

Associate Min. of St. Paul's Parish.

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New-York, April, 1827.
In the above opinion expressed by Dr. Harris, I do fully and cordially
agree.

JAMES RENWICK,
Professor of Nat. Philosophy and Chemistry in Col. College.

PHILADELPHIA, June, 1827. In the above opinion expressed by Dr. Harris, I do fully and cordially agree.

JAMES ROSS, L. L. D.

Author of a Latin Grammar, &c. &c.

LEXINGTON, Ky. April 1, 1825. Having recently examined the Rev. J. G. Cooper's proposed edition of the Works of Virgil, I have no hesitation in giving my opinion, that the plan which he has pursued is excellent, and the execution highly creditable to his talents and scholarship. Such a work will greatly facilitate the study of the poet, on the part of the youthful learner. It will give him a correct idea of the meaning of the author in the more difficult passages; and by its copious notes upon ancient history, and mythology, will enable him to relish beauties that are now rarely perceived in the early course of classical instruction. I have no doubt but that its appearance will be welcomed by the intelligent and discerning, as a publication admirably adapted to enlist the feelings, and stimulate the application of youth, in the elementary schools

of our country. GEORGE T. CHAPMAN, D. D. Professor of History, &c. &c. in Transylvania University, Ky.

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