Du Bartas' Legacy in England and Scotland

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Du Bartas' Legacy in England and Scotland. / Auger, Peter.

Oxford University Press, 2019. 288 p. (Oxford English Monographs).

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Auger P. Du Bartas' Legacy in England and Scotland. Oxford University Press, 2019. 288 p. (Oxford English Monographs). https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198827818.001.0001

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Auger, Peter. / Du Bartas' Legacy in England and Scotland. Oxford University Press, 2019. 288 p. (Oxford English Monographs).

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