A compendium of English literature: chronologically arranged, from Sir John Mandeville to William Cowper : consisting of biographical sketches of the authors, selections from their works, with notes, explanatory, illustrative, and directing to the best editions and to various criticisms : designed as a text-book for the higher classes in schools and for junior classes in colleges, as well as for private reading
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