A Catalogue of the Collection of Autographs Formed by Ferdinand Julius Dreer, Volume 2

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private distribution, 1893 - Autographs

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Page 135 - I think a most reasonable objection in \ him against giving me the price I thought my work deserved. You need not be told by me how much authors are inclined to over-rate their productions: — for my own part, I hope I am an exception; for if I could find out by any arcanum, the precise value of mine, I declare Mr.
Page 131 - BOY : Our correspondence has been for some time suspended, by the hurry and dissipation of this place, which left me no time to write ; and it will soon cease entirely by my return to England, which will be, I believe, in about a fortnight. I own I am impatient to see the great progress which I am persuaded you have made, both in your learning and behaviour, during my six months
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