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A17947 Cardanus comforte translated into Englishe. And published by commaundement of the right honourable the Earle of Oxenford; De consolatione. English Cardano, Girolamo, 1501-1576.; Bedingfield, Thomas, d. 1613. 1573 (1573) STC 4607; ESTC S104794 116,012 228

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