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PROSE AND POETRY;
NARRATIVE, DESCRIPTIVE, ARGUMENTATIVE, DIDACTIC,
PATHETIC, AND HUMOROUS PIECES;
DIALOGUES, ADDRESSES, ORATIONS, SPEECHES, &:.
TO IMPROVE THE SCHOLAR IN READING AND SPEAKING; AND
OF PIETY AND VIRTUE.
DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS AND ACADEMIES.
BY J. OLNEY, A. M.
AUTHOR OP " A PRACTICAL SYSTEM OF MODERN GEOGRAPHY AND ATLAS."
PUBLISHED BY GOODWIN & CO. AND ROBINSON & PRATT.
STEREOTYPRD BY JAMES CONNBR, NEW-YORK
Francis H. Swan,
DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT, 88. BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the eighth day of August, in the Afty.
fourth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Messrs. Goodwin & Co, of the said District, have deposited in this office the title of a Book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit:
« The National Preceptor, or Selections in Prose and Poetry; consisting of narrative, descriptive, argumentative, didactic, pathetic, and humorous pieces : together with dialogues, addresses, orations, speeches, &c.; calculated to improve the scholar in reading and speaking, and to impress the minds of youth with sentiments of piety and virtue. Designed for the use of schools and academies. By J. Olney, Author of 'A. practical systein of modern Geography and Atlas.'"
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, entitled, “ An act supplementary to an act, entitled, 'An act for the en couragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the au. thors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned,' and extend. ing the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."
CHARLES A. INGERSOLL,
Clerk of the District of Conneciicut. * A true copy of record, examined and sealed by me..
CHARLES A. INGERSOLL, Clerk of the District of Connecticuh