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A04194 A treatise of the divine essence and attributes. By Thomas Iackson Doctor in Divinitie, chaplaine to his Majestie in ordinary, and vicar of S. Nicolas Church in the towne of Newcastle upon Tyne. The first part; Commentaries upon the Apostles Creed. Book 6 Jackson, Thomas, 1579-1640. 1629 (1629) STC 14318; ESTC S107492 378,415 670

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