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1. Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations, trans. G.E.M. Anscombe (New York, 1958).
2. Stanley Cavell, "Leopards in Connecticut," Georgia Review 30 (Summer 1976): 233–62.
3. C. D. Jones, "The Dance," in The Arts in the Twentieth Century, ed. E. F. White (New York, 1972).
4. Thomas Jefferson, Papers of Thomas Jefferson, ed. Julian P. Boyd et al., 17 vols. (Princeton, N.J., 1950), 10:34–35.
5. James Williams, "A Critical Edition of Jack London’s The Star Rover" (Ph.D. diss., Columbia University, 1989).
Second and later references to a previously cited work should be referred to by the author's last name and the title of the work. Do not use op. cit.