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A87095 The first general epistle of St. John the Apostle, unfolded & applied. The second part, in thirty and seven lectures on the second chapter, from the third to the last verse. Delivered in St. Dionys. Back-Church, by Nath: Hardy minister of the gospel, and preacher to that parish.; First general epistle of St. John the Apostle. Part 2. Hardy, Nathaniel, 1618-1670. 1659 (1659) Wing H723; Thomason E981_1; ESTC R207731 535,986 795

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