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PORTUGUESE AND ENGLISH
COMPILED FROM THOSE OF
LOBATO, DURHAM, SANE AND VIEYRA,
AND SIMPLIFIED FOR THE USE OF
By a Professor of the Spanish and Portuguese Languages,
IN ST. MARY'S COLLEGE.
NO. 138, MARKET-STREET.
DISTRICT OF MARYLAND, 88.
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on this twenty-first day of JanuH est ary, in the forty-third year of the Independence of the United SEAL.
States of America, P. Babad, D. D. of the said District, hath
deposited in this office the Title of a Book, the right where******** of he claims as Proprietor, in the words and figures following, to wit:
" A Portuguese and English Grammar, compiled from those of Lobato, Durham, Sané and Vieyra, and simplified for the use of Students. By a professor of the Spanish and Portuguese languages, in St. Mary's Col. lege.”
În conformity to an act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, "An act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing lile copies of Maps. Charts and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned,” and also the act tntitled, "An act supplementary to the act entitled, 'An act for the encouragement of Learnins, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies uriig the times therein mentioned,' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of Designing, Engraving and Etching, historical and other prints.”
To his excellency, Don Jose Correa de Serra, Counsellor of
H. M. F. M. the king of the united kingdoms of Portugal and Brazil, minister plenipotentiary near the United States of America, member of the supreme counsel of the treasury of the kingdom, commander of the order of Con
ception, knight of the order of Christ, góc góc. SIR,
Your kindness in encouraging the project I communicated to you, some time ago, of composing a short Portuguese and English Grammar, in order to facilitate to the young students of this country and to the public at large, the acquisition of the beautiful language of Camoens, Vieyra, Theodora de Almeyda, &c.; your generous condescension in guiding my trembling steps in this intricate and arduous undertaking; your constant benevolence in resolving all my doubts and difficulties, have strongly induced me to hope that you will not blame me for the liberty I take in placing under your patronage this little work, the existence, publication and general utility of which, are to be principally attributed to you.
When I first hinted to you my intention of paying you this small tribute of iny respect and gratitude, your modesty declined it and disappointed me. But now I must claim an extension of your benevolence, and beg of you to permit me, not so much to pay a debt of justice, as to secure the beneficial diffusion of a work which owes you its existence; for being as I am, unknown to the literary world, I cannot indulge the expectation of any success, but under the patronage of a name so illustrious among the literati, and of a character so exalted as yours is, which has reflected an additional lustre on that of the distinguished nation, which you so ably represent.
I have the honour to be,