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A48963 Logikē latreia the reasonablenesse of divine service : or non-conformity to common-prayer, proved not conformable to common reason : in answer to the contrary pretensions of H. D. in a late discourse concerning the interest of words in prayer and liturgies / by Ireneus Freeman ... Freeman, Ireneus. 1661 (1661) Wing L2841; ESTC R1576 82,822 110

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