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A36373 Observations concerning the present state of religion in the Romish Church, with some reflections upon them made in a journey through some provinces of Germany, in the year 1698 : as also an account of what seemed most remarkable in those countries / by Theophilus Dorrington ... Dorrington, Theophilus, d. 1715. 1699 (1699) Wing D1944; ESTC R8762 234,976 442

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