Poetical Vagaries: Containing An Ode to We, a Hackney'd Critick;Low Ambition; Or, The Life and Death of Mr. Daw; A Reckoning with Time; The Lady of the Wreck; Or, Castle Blarneygig; Two Persons; Or, The Tale of a Shirt. And Vagaries Vindicated; a Poem, Address'd to the Reviewers

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1818 - 217 pagine
 

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