Essays, biographical, critical, and historical: illustrative of the Rambler, Adventurer, & Idler, and of the various periodical papers which, in imitation of the writings of Steele and Addison, have been published between the close of the eighth volume of the Spectator, and the commencement of the year 1809, Volume 1
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