Essays: on the Nature and Immutability of Truth, in Opposition to Sophistry and Scepticism: On Poetry and Musick, as They Affect the Mind; on Laughter, and Ludicrous Composition; on the Utility of Classical Learning, 6 tomas

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Hopkins & Earle, 1809
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