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happiness and advantages of a liberal and virtuous education A sermon preach"d in the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, on January the 25th, 1728 at the anniversary meeting of the gentlemen educated at St. Paul"s school by Thomas Hough

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Published by Printed at the University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English


  • Church of England -- Sermons.,
  • Sermons, English.

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StatementBy Thomas Hough.
The Physical Object
Pagination23 p. ;
Number of Pages23
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20766759M

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