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accordance additions aforesaid allow amount annual annuities apply assign attempt authorize become bequeath called cause charge city of Philadelphia codicil thereto collecting common Company of Philadelphia completed comply contained convenient dated death derived desire devises direct direct my executor eighteen hundred erect executor expenses expressed fall fund further future give given Granting greater ground heirs held HENRY hereafter hereby HUNTER income increase intellect J. S. FARMER JAMES RUSH JOHN H keep leave legacies legitimate library building Library Company managers manner means ment monument named necessary never objects paid permit Philadelphia Library Company placed presence Private bequest public library purchase real and personal Register remainder remove residuary estate respect Ridgway Branch Second Signed successors sufficient testament therein thereof Third tions transfer trust unto whole wish witness
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 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.