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"Phantoms of my own creating": amity, elegy and the limits of friendship in Lady Mary Chudleigh's works

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"Phantoms of my own creating" : amity, elegy and the limits of friendship in Lady Mary Chudleigh's works. / Price, Bronwen.

In: Literature & History, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2011, p. 75-91.

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Price, Bronwen. / "Phantoms of my own creating" : amity, elegy and the limits of friendship in Lady Mary Chudleigh's works. In: Literature & History. 2011 ; Vol. 20, No. 1. pp. 75-91.

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