By Bob Blaisdell
Compact, reasonably cheap anthology beneficial properties contributions from Jonathan Edwards, Anne Bradstreet, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman, and so on. comprises introductory notes and recommendations for extra interpreting.
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