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The Rule and Exercises of Holy Living, Together with Prayers: Containing the Whole Duty of a Christian and the Parts of Devotion Fitten to All Occasions and Furnished for all Necessities by Jeremy Taylor
The art of English poetry Containing, I. Rules for making verses. II. A collection of the most natural, agreeable and sublime thoughts, ... in the best English poets. III. A dictionary of rhymes by Edward Bysshe
Observations on a variety of subjects, literary, moral and religious in a series of original letters, written by a gentleman of foreign extraction, who resided some time in Philadelphia. Revised by a friend, to whose hands the manuscript was committed for publication by Jacob Duche
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About meWilliam Prentis Sr. (1701-65) opened the store on Duke of Gloucester Street in Williamsburg that was the basis for the family's commercial success. The business was dissolved in 1779 because of restrictions placed upoon it by the Non-Importation Agreement. William's son Joseph Prentis, Sr. (1754-1809) practiced law as did his son, Joseph Jr. (1783-1851).
About my libraryThe Prentis Family Library documents the library belonging to four generations of a wealthy merchant family whose love of books and education was shared by male and female members alike. Most of the 17th and 18th century titles in the library belonged to Joseph Sr. and Joseph Jr. These titles along with 19th century additions made by Webb descendants of Joseph Prentis, Jr. are the reason the library is known as the Webb-Prentis Collection. In 1978 the collection was donated to and divided between the Alderman Library at the University of Virginia and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Research Library. A small number of titles remain in private hands.
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