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A39663 The fountain of life opened, or, A display of Christ in his essential and mediatorial glory wherein the impetration of our redemption by Jesus Christ is orderly unfolded as it was begun, carryed on, and finished by his covenant-transaction, mysterious incarnation, solemn call and dedication ... / by John Flavell ... Flavel, John, 1630?-1691. 1673 (1673) Wing F1162; ESTC R20462 564,655 688

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