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A NEW AND VARIOUS SELECTION
PROSE AND POETRY,
FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS IN THE UNITED STATES
TO WHICH 15 PREFIXED AN
- ARTS UR READING AND SPEAKING:
BY RODOLPHUS DICKINSON, Esq.
Book-Stores, and by most of the Book-
THE NEW YORK
ASTOP, LENDA AB
DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, TO WIT:
BE IT REMEMBERED that on the twenty-second pan> day of May, in the thirty-ninth year of the Independence L. S. :s of the United States of America, R. P. & C. Williams, of
the said district lave deposited in this office the title of . a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit: “The Columbian Reader, comprising a new and various selection of elegant extracts in ppose and poetry, for the use of schools in the United States, to which is prefixed an Introduction on the Arts of Reading and Speaking: By RODOLPuus Dickinson, Esq. Author of Geographical Publications, &c.”
In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled “ An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by secur. ing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned,” and also to an act, entitled “An Act supplementary to an Act, entitled an Act for the encourageinent of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the tinies thercin mentioned, and extending the benents thereof to the arts of Designing, Engraying, and Etching, Historical and other prints."
WİLLIAM S. SHAW,
Boston, October 15, 1815. THE Compiler has attempted, in this work, to present the American public, with an assemblage of the most brilliant beauties of com : | position. The introduction is derived from de an elegant and comprehensive course of Lecof tures on Rhetoric, by a late distinguished cit1. izen of Philadelphia. In the selection of ew the other part, reference has been had, as far can as practicable, to subjects that were deemed L. most interesting to the American reader. It
will be perceived that native productions have r. been extensively used; and all will feel a just
pride in the very honorable testimony they exEt, hibit, of the literary taste and genius of our
country, Responsibility for the correctness of d the religious and moral tendency of the work, - has been felt in its full force : and it is con
fidently believed, that not a sentiment will be s. found, unfavorable to virtue. The Compiler
indulges the hope that the publication will be, comparatively, adapted to the professed object; and aside from that consideration, that even the admirers of fine writing, will not regard him as having performed a thanklesş office.
Conny belt. 2-3 May 1923