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DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA, ro wro:
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the twenty-sixth day of July, in the thirtieth year of the Indefendence of the United States of America, A. D. 1805, Thomas BRANAGAN, of the said District, hath defiosited in this Office, the Title of a Book, the Right whereof he claims as Author, in the words following, to wit: “.4venia: or, a tragical hoem, on the Offireseion of the “ Human Shecies, and Infringement on the Rights of “AZan. In six books, with notes exfilamatory and mis“ cellaneous. Written in Imitation of Homer’s Iliad. “By Thomas BRANAGAN, author of a Preliminary “ Essay on Slavery.
“Proud Nimrod first the bloody chace began,
In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United . States, intutuled, “..An Act for the Encouragement of Learning oy securing the Cofties of Mafie, Charts, and Bocks, to the Authors and Profirictors of such Cosies during the times therein mentioned” And also to the Act, entitled, “ An Act suffle mentary to an Act, entitled “...An Act for the Encouragement of Lcarning, by stcuring the Cosies of Misé, Charts, and Books, to the -Authors and Profirietors of such Cofies during the times therein mentioned,” and extending the benjits thereof to the Arts of designing, engravingo and etching historical and other Prints.”
D. CALD WELL, Clerk of the
THE dignity, the importance, and the popularity of the subsequent TRAGICAL POEM, as it respects its matter, and not its merits as a PoETICAL composition, encourages the Author to offer it to the Patronage of the Citizens of America. Being convinced that they will not be deficient in their characteristic generosity, when the circumstances of the Publicatio are impartially considered.
The cause of freedom is their own cause, and must attract the notice of every true republican in particular, and the votaries of religion and humanity in general;
fords him, in acknowledging with the most grateful sensations, the generous patronage. afforded his antecedent production, by a judicious public; which far exceeded his most sanguine expectations, and which can only be equalled by the unfeigned thankfulness, and sentiments of respect, with which he subscribes himself, the public's much obliged, and