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CÆSAR. 31, 32.
HOMER, by Pope. 37–39.

POPE, CONGREVE, ADDISON, and others. 40, 41. CICERO'S ORATIONS, OFFICES, and Treatises on OLD

AGE and FRIENDSHIP. 42–44.
LIVY. 46–52.

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