The Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, Volumen13

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C. Bathurst, C. Davis, C. Hitch and L. Hawes, J. Hodges, R. and J. Dodsley, and W. Bowyer., 1764

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