A Treatise of Civil Power
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A Treatise of Civil Power by Geoffrey Hill

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Published by Yale University Press .
Written in English


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  • Poetry / General,
  • Poetry

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10319562M
ISBN 100300126174
ISBN 109780300126174

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