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Henry St John, Lord Viscount Bolingbroke

Letters on the Study and the Use of History

Editorial note

Note editoriali

Editorial Note - Letter I - Letter II - Letter III - Letter IV - Letter V - Letter VI - Letter VII - Letter VIII

This HTML version has been conducted on The Works of Lord Bolingbroke. With a Life, prepared expressly for this edition, containing additional information relative to his personal and public character, selected from the best authorities. In four volumes, London, Henry G. Bohn, 1844, 4 vols.; vol. II, p. 173-334.

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Table of contents, which doesn't exactly correspond to the real partition of the text, follows the contents page of the 1841 edition.

Greek quotations (Letter III, p.202, note *) have been verified on Suidae Lexicon, graece & latinae, etc., Cantabrigiae, typis Academicis, 1705; the1725 edition, cited by the author, republishes the same text.

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