The sacred poetry of early religions
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The sacred poetry of early religions two lectures, delivered in St. Paul"s Cathedral Jan. 27 & Feb. 3, 1874. by Richard William Church

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Published by Macmillan in London .
Written in English


  • Bible. -- O.T. -- Psalms.,
  • Vedas.

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Bibliography: p. [vii]-viii.

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