Female wits.

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Published by William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California in Los Angeles .

Written in English

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  • Manley, -- Mrs. -- 1663-1724.,
  • Cockburn, Catherine (Trotter) -- 1679-1749,
  • Pix, Mary, -- 1666-1720.

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StatementIntrod. by Lucyle Hook.
SeriesAugustan Reprint Society / Publication no. 124, Publication (Augustan Reprint Society) -- no. 124
ContributionsHook, Lucyle, M., W., W. M.
LC ClassificationsPR3291 M3 F4 1967
The Physical Object
Number of Pages67
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18157396M

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