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A33149 Cato major, or, The book of old age first written by M.T. Cicero ; and now excellently Englished by William Austin of Lincolns Inne, Esquire ; with annotations upon the names of the men and places.; Cato maior de senectute. English Cicero, Marcus Tullius.; Austin, William, 1587-1634. 1648 (1648) Wing C4288; ESTC R6250 35,701 154

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