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Compiled from ample Materials scattered in a Va-

riety of Books, and especially from the MS.
Notes of the late ingenious Mr. CoxetBR and
others, collected for this Design,

By Mr. CIB B E R.
In FOUR VOLUME S.

VOL. I.

LONDON:
Printed for R. GRIFFITHS, at the Dunciad in

St. Paul's Church-Yard,

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