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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 chies delight is he cut-
tiration 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 insupporlable to the voluptuous and the indolent, is unknown to those who can cm
pioy themselves by reading." -Telemachus.

« way Columbia always afford more than one Demosthenes, to support the cause of
Freedom; and may more than Ciceroniau cloquence be always ready to plead for ia
jured innocence, and suffering virtue."--Perkins.

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BALTIMORE:
PUBLISHED BY PHEONIX N. WOOD & Co.,
AND SOLD BY JOHN J. HARROD, 172 MARKET ST.-GEO. M'DOWELL & sox.

212 MARKET ST.-PHILADELPHIA-TOWAR & HOGAN, 174 MARKBT
ST.-JOHN GRIGG, 9 X. FOURTH ST.-NEW YORK-COLLINS & HANNA,
PEARL ST.-M'ELRATH & BANGS, CHATHAM ST.-R. LOCKWOOD, BROAD,
WAY.-BOSTON-LINCOLN & EDMONDS.--NORFOLK-C. HALL-
RICHMOND--COLLINS & Co.--J.H. NASH.-WASHINGTON_THOP
HON & HOMANS-SOLD BY BOOKSELLERS GENERALLY.

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DISTRICT OF MARYLAND, As.

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 wlercof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit: * The Academical Reader, comprising Selections 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 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 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 unkuown 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 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 copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned ;" and also to the act cntitled, “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 proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the beneEts thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.”

PHILIP MOORE, · Clerk of the District of Maryland.

STEREOTYPED BY H. SIMMONS & co.

DEDICATION.

TO THE

LABORIOUS, FAITHFUL AND COMPETENT .

INSTRUCTORS OF YOUTH OF BOTE SEXES,

AND

TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS.

WHO KNOW HOW TO APPRECIATE

THE VALUABLE SERVICES OF THOSE

WHO ARE BEST QUALIFIED

TO IMPART

THE PRINCIPLES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

OF A GOOD EDUCATION

TO THE

RIS, NG GENERATION,
THIS VOLUME UP RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED,

By their friend,

THE COMPILER.

WOR 19 FEB'38

BALTIMORE, May 1, 1830.

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