Provisions of the Last Will and Testament of Dr. James Rush, Relating to the Library Company of Philadelphia.

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Stran 29 - Signed, sealed, published, declared, and delivered by the said Samuel Johnson, as, and for a Codicil to his last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who, in his presence, and at his request, and also in the presence of each other, have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses. " JOHN COPLEY. "WILLIAM GIBSON.
Stran 3 - Robinson, executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others by me heretofore made.
Stran 13 - I do not wish that any work should be excluded from the library on account of its difference from the ordinary or conventional opinions on the subjects of science, government, theology, morals, or medicine, provided it contains neither ribaldry nor indecency.
Stran 27 - Let the library not keep cushioned seats for time-wasting and lounging readers, nor places for every-day novels, mindtainting reviews, controversial politics, scribblings of poetry and prose, biographies of unknown names, nor for those teachers of disjointed thinking, the daily newspapers.
Stran 28 - ... for time-wasting and lounging readers, nor places for every-day novels, mind-tainting reviews, controversial politics, scribblings of poetry and prose, biographies of unknown names, nor for those teachers of disjointed thinking, the daily newspapers, except, perhaps, for reference to support, since such an authority could never prove, the authentic date of an event.
Stran 13 - I" be encumbered with the ephemeral biographies, novels, and works ol fiction or amusement, newspapers or periodicals, which form so large a part of the current literature of the day. The great object of a public library is to bring within the reach of the reader and student works which private collections do not and cannot contain, and which in no other way could be accessible to the public. Its excellence will depend not upon the number of its volumes, but upon their intrinsic value, and I wish...
Stran 13 - Library to be encumbered with the ephemeral biographies, novels, and works of fiction or amusement, newspapers or periodicals, which form so large a part of the current literature of the day.
Stran 4 - All the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, real and personal, whatsoever and wheresoever found.
Stran 9 - ... the purchaser or purchasers to see to, or be responsible for, the application of the purchase money.
Stran 24 - ... any demand which may be made for any or either of them, at a price not exceeding the cost of publication. I leave additions and corrections in the printer's copies, preparatory to a subsequent edition which I imperatively require to be published exactly as they are left. The original parts of them have been written without assistance, and I wish to be alone responsible for all the faults of thought, division, definition, and style, and of my corrected orthography, as I consider it.

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