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The beggar"s opera and companion pieces

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Published by H. Davidson in Arlington Heights, Ill .
Written in English



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  • Brigands and robbers -- England -- Drama.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 111-112.

StatementJohn Gay ; edited by C.F. Burgess.
SeriesCrofts classics
ContributionsBurgess, C. F., Gay, John, 1685-1732.
LC ClassificationsPR3473 .A4 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 112 p. :
Number of Pages112
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2708869M
ISBN 100882950371
LC Control Number86001462

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