Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century;: Comprizing Biographical Memoirs of William Boywer, Printer, F.S.A. and Many of His Learned Friends; an Incidental View of the Progress and Advancement of Literature in this Kingdom During the Last Century; and Biographical Anecdotes of a Considerable Number of Eminent Writers and Ingenious Artists; with a Very Copious Index, Volume 2

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