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A44148 The true reformation of manners, or, The nature and qualifications of true zeal in a sermon preach'd in the parish church of Bridgewater : occasion'd by a more than ordinary concourse of dissenters there, upon that pretence / by Matth. Hole ... Hole, Matthew, 1639 or 40-1730. 1699 (1699) Wing H2414; ESTC R8060 15,367 34

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