Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto the Fourth

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Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto the Fourth

Reading experience
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ukred-15976

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The Brownings' Correspondence

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Accessed on 2019/07/16 17:16:36

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England
Related people
Barrett, Elizabeth
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The Brownings' Correspondence
Related place
England
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indeed ... I do not admire ""Madame de Sevigne"s letters,"" though the French is excellent [...] 
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