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BY ISABELLA OLIVER,
ALL hail, ye mighty masters of the lay,
Whose song, sublimely sweet, serenely gay,
District of Pennsplvania, TO WIT:
** BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the twelfth day SEAL. of June, in the Twenty-ninth Year of the Independ.
****** ence of the United States of America, A. D. 1805. Isabella Oliver, of the said District, hath deposited in this Office, the Title of a Book, the Right whereof she claims as Author, in the Words following, to wit :
“ Poems, on Various Subjects. By Isabella Oliver, of “ Cumberland County, Pennsylvania."
In Conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, intituled, “ 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 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 Benefits thereof to the Arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other Prints."
D. CALDWELL, Clerk of the
District of Pennsylvania.
TO THE EDITOR.
AS you are about soon to publish a volume of Miss Oliver's Poems, I have thought it proper to communicate some particulars respecting the Poetess and her performance, which you may give to the public in any way you judge best. She is the daughter of James Oliver, Esq. long an inhabitant of Cumberland county,-a worthy citizen,an eminent mathematician,--of whom she was deprived, when about fourteen years of age. She never received any thing more than a common english education. She very early discovered a fondness for iłynie, and took pleasure in clothing her iriendly and" pious sentiments in a poetic dress. And what is very