The British Theatre: Or, A Collection of Plays, which are Acted at the Theatres Royal, Drury Lane, Convent Gardin, Haymarket, and Lyceum, Volume 7

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Mrs. Inchbald
Hurst, Robinson, 1824 - English drama
 

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