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The satires of Persius, translated into English verse. Satire the first. by Aulus Persius Flaccus

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Published by printed by J. Bettenham, and sold by T. Cooper in London .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

SeriesEighteenth century -- reel 1315, no. 44.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination[4],28p.
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16920647M

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