The Seymour family

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Houghton Mifflin, 1914 - 386 pages
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Page 173 - I called at noon at Mrs. Masham's, who desired me not to let the Prophecy be published, for fear of angering the queen about the duchess of Somerset ; so I writ to the printer to stop them. They have been printed and given about, but not sold.
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