Ellesmere's plan for a new essay. On the miseries of human life. Life not so miserable. On pleasantness. Conversation upon pleasantness. Lover's quarrels. Rowing down the river Moselle. On government. Despotism. The farm-yard. Chiefly showing the need for tolerance
J. Munroe, 1860
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