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BALTIMORE, Oct. 20, 1825.

The edition of the Works of Virgil proposed to be published by the Rev. J G. Cooper, appears to me, as far as a very partial examination of it has enabled me to judge, to be a work of merit, both as to the plan and execution. And I am persuaded, that its adoption into our Colleges and Seminaries of learning will greatly facilitate the acquisition of a correct knowledge of that elegant and distinguished poet.

So far as I have had opportunity to examine the manuscript of the Rev. J. G. Cooper for a new edition of the Works of Virgil, I highly approve of the plan, and think it well calculated to facilitate the study of the poet. It appears to be a leading object with Mr. Cooper, to lighten the burden of the student, by elucidating the difficult passages of the author, and by leading the youthful mind into a relish of his beauties and excellencies.

November 6, 1823.


Bishop of the Prot. Epis. Church in the state of Maryland.

The substitution of an Ordo of the most intricate passages in the room of a general interpretation of the text, I consider a material advantage. While it removes the difficulties in the collocation of the words, it leads the student more directly to the text, and tends to fix his attention more closely upon the language of the poet. On the whole, I consider the work deserving of public patronage: and I wish him every encouragement in his endeavours to promote the interests of classical literature.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. December 20, 1823.

Having been favoured with the perusal of notes upon the Works of Virgil, compiled by the Rev. J. G. Cooper, together with an Ordo of the more intri cate parts of the text, I am fully persuaded they are well calculated to assist the younger classical students to read and understand the poet, especially in the more difficult passages; to enlarge the mind in the Geography of the country, and to explain the mythology of the age in which he wrote.

The criticisms on the text are generally correct, and display an intimate acquaintance with the syntax of the Latin language: and I do not hesitate to say, that in my opinion, the work would be very useful in the Academies ar Seminaries of the United States.


CAMBRIDGE, MASS. May 10, 1815.

An edition of the Works of Virgil, upon the plan adopted by the Rev. J. G Cooper, will. I am persuaded, be found useful in instruction It provides for a portion of that assistance in the interpretation of the poet, for which resort is frequently and injudiciously had to translations; while it is, at the same time, exempt from any of the disadvantages attending such a mode of studying this author.

President of Harvard University.

HINGHAM, MASS. May 8, 1815.

From a partial examination of the manuscript copy of the Works of Virgil, with English notes, &c. by the Rev. J. G. Cooper, it appears to have been prepared with much labour and care. I have no doubt that a work of this kind would be of essential advantage to classical students, especially to those who

have not made considerable progress in the Latin language, previous to their commencing the study of the poet.

Principal of Derby Academy.

1 fully assent to the opinion expressed above by Mr. Kimball, as to the value and usefulness of an edition of Virgil, upon the plan proposed by the Rev. Mr. Cooper. HENRY WARE, D. D. Professor of Divinity in Harv. University.

THE edition of the Works of Virgil, prepared by the Rev. J. G. Cooper, appears to be well calculated to facilitate a knowledge of the poet. To those who may wish to study the poet, without the aid of an instructor; and to instructors themselves, who have not enjoyed a correctly classical education, it will be eminently useful.


BOSTON, May, 1815..

At the request of the Rev. J. G. Cooper, I have cursorily examined a printed specimen of his proposed edition of the Works of Virgil; and am of opinion, that, if the whole should be executed in the manner of this sample, it will be deserving of patronage.


Professor of the Latin Language.

YALE COLLEGE, April 14, 1827.

ELLWOOD SEMINARY, (near Philadelphia,) Dec. 9, 1826. I have perused the specimen of your proposed edition of the Works of Virgil, which, I think, will deserve a reception into every classical Academy.


Rev. J. G. COOPER.

From a specimen of the proposed edition of the Works of Virgil, by the Rev. J. G. Cooper, I am induced to believe the publication will be an aid to the cause of our literature, by going into use among the younger students.


Professor of ancient Languages, Washington College.

Rev. J. G. COOPER.

HARTFORD, April 14, 1827.

I highly approve of the plan adopted by the editor, having for many years believed such an edition of Virgil a great desideratum in our schools.

THOMAS DUGDALE, jr. Teacher of Latin and Greek, in Friends' Academy, Philadelphia.


Sir-I am highly pleased with your edition of Virgil. I think the English notes will be of infinite advantage to the scholar, and very interesting to the teacher. I am anxious to have a sufficient number of copies to supply my school, as I am determined to use no other for the future.

Yours respectfully,


BOSTON, May 9th, 1815.

SIR-So far as I can judge of the plan on which you propose to publish an edition of Virgil, from the few pages of manuscript submitted to my inspection, I think it calculated to facilitate the progress of the learner; and peculiarly

adapted to the younger class of pupils, who are with difficulty made to understand the notes in the original, when hurried, as they frequently are, into this author.

Principal of the public Grammar School.

I cheerfully concur in approving the plan of Mr. Cooper's proposed edition of the Works of Virgil.

FRANCIS FELLOWS, Associate Principal of the Mount Pleasant Classical Institution, (near Amherst,) Mass.

APRIL, 1827.

We, the subscribers, de approve of the plan adopted by the Rev J. G Cooper for a new edition of the Works of Virgil: and, when published, we de hereby recommend his work to those classical students, who may attend our respective Seminaries


Principal of St. John's College, Maryland. EDWARD SPARKS, M. D. Professor of Languages in St. John's College, Md Rev. SAM'L. K. JENNINGS, M. D. Principal of the Asbury College, Baltimore.


Professor of Languages, Asbury College Baltimore. Rev. TIMOTHY CLOWES, L. L. D. Principal of Washington College, Maryland. Rev. HENRY L DAVIS, D. D.

Principal of Wilmington College, Delaware. Rev. FREDERIC BEASELY, D. D. Provost of the University of Pennsylvania. J. G. THOMSON, A. M.

Professor of Languages of the University of Penn.


Principal of the Literary, Scientific and Military Lyceum, Germantown, Penn


Professor of Classical Literature in the Collegiate School, New-York.
Rev. E. D. BARRY, D. D.

Principal of a Classical Academy, New-York. A. PARTRIDGE,

Superintendant of the American Literary, Scientific and Military Academy, Middletown, Conn
Professor of the Greek and Latin languages in the A. L. S. and Military Academy, Middletown, Conn

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We, the subscribers, do approve of the plan adopted by the Rev. J. G. Cooper for a new edition of the Works of Virgil; and, when published, we do hereby recommend his work to those classical students, who may attend our respective Seminaries.


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