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founded by Henry Southern (1799–1835), its first editor, as a ‘Review of past literature’. Extracts from poetry, drama, and prose, chiefly from the 16th and 17th cents, included the work of Sir T. Browne, F. Bacon, G. Herbert, Vaughan, Jonson, G. Chapman, and others.

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