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A85769 The throne of David, or An exposition of the second of Samuell wherein is set downe the pattern of a pious and prudent Prince, and a clear type of of [sic] the Prince of Princes Christ Iesus the sonne of David and his spirituall kingdome by William Guild D.D. and minister of Gods word at King-Edward in Scotland. Guild, William, 1586-1657. 1659 (1659) Wing G2212; Thomason E984_8; ESTC R207805 271,425 357

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