Narrative and Miscellaneous Papers: System of the heavens as revealed by Lord Rosse's telescopes. Modern superstition. Coleridge and opium-eating. Temperance movement. On war. The last days of Immanuel Kant

Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1853
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