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Anecdotes, bons-mots, and characteristic traits of the greatest princes, politicians, philosophers, orators, and wits of modern times; such as the Emperor of Germany King of Prussia Peter the Great Henry IV. Empress of Russia Charles XII. Lewis XIV. Sir Isaac Newton M. Lavater Lord Chesterfield Lord Mansfield Dr. Johnson Voltaire Rousseau Sterne Dryden Garrick Linnaeus, &c. Interspersed with some curious particulars, tending to throw new light upon the character of several nations. Calculated to inspire the minds of youth with noble, virtuous, generous, and liberal sentiments. By the Rev. John Adams, A. M.

  • Adams, John, 1750?-1814.
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London : printed for G. Kearsley, No. 46, Fleet-Street, MDCCLXXXIX. [1789]

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xii,359,[1]p. ; 120.

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ESTC N30249


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