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present state of wit

John Gay

present state of wit

by John Gay

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Published by Augustan Reprint Society in [Los Angeles] .
Written in English

  • English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.,
  • Conduct of life.,
  • Characters and characteristics.

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    Other titlesThe English Theophrastus.
    Statement[by] John Gay (1711), with an introd. by Donald F. Bond and a bibliographical note; and excerpts from The English Theophrastus; or, The manners of the age (1702), with an introd. by W. Earl Britton.
    SeriesAugustan Reprint Society. [Publication, no. 7] Ser. 1: Essays on wit, no. 3
    ContributionsBoyer, Abel, 1667-1729.
    LC ClassificationsPR448.P4 G3 1947
    The Physical Object
    Pagination5, 7, 5 p., facsims.: 27, 282-285 p.
    Number of Pages285
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL195081M
    LC Control Numbera 49004138

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