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A46813 Beaufrons, or, A new-discovery of treason under the fair-face and mask of religion, and of liberty and conscience : in an answer to the Protestant reconciler ... / by one of His Majestie's chaplains. Jenner, David, d. 1691. 1683 (1683) Wing J657; ESTC R32980 46,367 116

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