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The country-wife a comedy acted at the Theatre-Royal by William Wycherley

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Published by Printed for Samuel Briscoe in Russel-Street Covent-Garden, and Daniel Dring at the Harrow in Fleet-Street in London .
Written in English

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Other titlesEarly English Playbooks, 1594-1799 (Boston Public Library)
Statementwritten by Mr. Wycherley
ContributionsBriscoe, Samuel, active 1691-1727, bookseller, Dring, Daniel, active 1695, bookseller, Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899, former owner, Jenks, D. former owner
The Physical Object
Pagination[4], 63, [1] p. ;
Number of Pages63
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26416502M

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