The North American Review, 61. köide

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Jared Sparks, James Russell Lowell, Edward Everett, Henry Cabot Lodge
O. Everett, 1845
Vols. 227-230, no. 2 include: Stuff and nonsense, v. 5-6, no. 8, Jan. 1929-Aug. 1930.

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