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The history of England, from the Norman conquest to the present time; or, a tragi-comic song, in four parts, to the tune of - When Troy town for ten years war, &c. AN Useful, Instructive, and Diverting Lesson for those who have not Time to read Large Books. He that delights in Hist'ry, soon may find Something to please, and edify the Mind. A true Historic Tale, when rightly told, Will please the Young, and can't displease the Old: Such is my Theme, 'tis founded on the Truth, Meant chiefly to persuade vain thoughtless Youth To let the Hist'ry of strange Lands alone, Till they get thorough Masters of their own: This my Advice -- and he that likes to look At what I've done, pays Three-Pence for this Book; And when he's learn'd the Song through ev'ry Part, And can with Ease repeat it all by Heart, If it should chance to enter in his Thought That its too dear, I'll give him back a Groat. To which is added, the multiplication table in a song. By N. Withy, of Hagley, Worcestershire.

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Wolverhampton : printed for the author, by J. Smart, 1785.

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16p. ; 8⁰.

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Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.

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ESTC T121950



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