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IN FOUR CAXTOS.
BY JONATHAN M. SCOTT, ESO
This is the foul fiend, that begins at Caries,
Southern District of New York, ss.
Be it remembered, that on the sixteenth day of August, in the forty-second year of the
Independence of the United States of America, (L. S.) Charles N. Baldwin of the said district, hath
deposited in this office the title of a book the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the
words following, to wit: “The Sorceress, or Salem Delivered, a Poem, in four Cantos. By Jonathan M. Scott, Esq.
This is the foul fiend, that begins at Curfew, and walks till the first cock; he gives the web and the pin, squints the eye, and makes the hare-lip; mildews the white wheat, and hurts the poor creature of earth.
King Lear. Nec dæmon intersit nisi dignus dæmone, nodus, Incideret.
Horace. In conformity to the Act of the 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 time therein mentioned." And also to an 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 time therein mentioned,' and extending the benefits- thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.”
THERON RUDD, Clerk of the Southern District of New-York.