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The characters of the age; or the modern Englishman. A satire

The characters of the age; or the modern Englishman. A satire

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Published in [London .
Written in English


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SeriesEighteenth century -- reel 1009, no. 41.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination[2],18p.
Number of Pages18
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16861539M

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